Calchaqui Valley

Salta is the starting point for a magnificent tour through the fascinating landscape of the Calchaqui valley. Visit lovely colonial towns, such as Salta, Cafayate and Cachi, where colonial architecture and baroque structures peacefully coexist with indigenous traditions and original adobe constructions. The striking landscape ranges from high mountain plateaus to cactus-clad hillsides, meandering rivers and lush vineyards. Natural highlights of the Calchaqui valley include the Cafayate and Humahuaca river gorges, spectacular rock formations carved out by the power of water and wind, with impressive stones in a dazzling array of colors.

Calilegua National Park Extension

Visit Calilegua National Park, one of the most bio-diverse regions in Argentina. Spend 2 days exploring the rivers, canyons and mountain slopes of the park. With luck, visitors may spot some of the large mammals, including jaguars and tapirs, that make their home here. Enjoy some fishing, hiking, birdwatching, a round of golf or a soothing soak in the hot springs, while staying at a comfortable lodge.

Along the Humahuaca Gorge

 Visit the extreme northwestern corner of Argentina, towards the border with Chile and Bolivia. This pristine and rugged landscape features stunning mountain scenery with uniquely colored rocks, sweeping vistas, the spectacular Humahuaca gorge, hot springs, barren salt plains, rustic mountain villages and historic towns, such as Jujuy.

Estancia El Bordo de las lanzas

The region around Salta is blessed with impressive natural wonders and small towns that seem frozen in time; visit the Humahuaca Gorge, a deep canyon carved out by the river, admire the uniquely colored rock formations and hills that dot the landscape. Stroll through charming mountain villages and small towns with friendly squares, beautiful handicrafts and 17th century churches. Spend a few days relaxing on a traditional Argentine ranch and learn more about the Inca Culture of the high Andes with a visit to the state-of-the-art archeology museum in Salta.

Food and wine of Salta

Explore the rugged natural beauty of Northwestern Argentina, savoring outstanding wines and enjoying fine foods and gourmet meals. Visit the historic city of Salta with its lovely architecture and pleasant streets, set in a landscape of giant cactus and multi-hued mountains. Then travel south, across winding mountain passes to the vineyards of Cafayate and spend a few days at the colonial ranch of Estancia El Bordo de las Lanzas.  This working ranch offers plenty of activities, including horseback riding, hiking, bike rides, cooking lesson and, bird-watching and winery tours.