Discover why Salta is called 'La Linda' (the beautiful) on this 5-day tour of northwest Argentina. After arriving in Buenos Aires, you'll fly here and explore one of the best preserved colonial cities in South America. Then hit the road with an experienced guide and visit the giant salt flats and Humahuaca Gorge, as well as traditional Andean towns known for pre-Colombian history in the Jujuy Province.
Best of Salta & the Northwest
The region of Salta and the Northwest of Argentina is where history, culture, and natural landscapes merge to create a unique experience. Salta, the region's heart, is renowned for its well-preserved colonial architecture, vibrant plazas, and historic churches, like the iconic Cathedral of Salta and the San Francisco Church. The city's charming streets are lined with museums, cafés, and peñas, traditional venues where you can enjoy live folk music and dance.
Venture beyond Salta to explore the diverse landscapes of the Northwest. The Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-visit with its multicolored hills and ancient pre-Columbian ruins. The town of Purmamarca, at the base of the famed Hill of Seven Colors, offers a picturesque setting and a glimpse into traditional Andean life.
The region's natural wonders continue with the Salinas Grandes, vast salt flats that create an otherworldly landscape, and the Calchaquí Valleys, known for their scenic beauty and excellent wineries. Activities like trekking in the Cardones National Park, with its striking cacti landscapes, or exploring the pre-Incan fortifications at Pucará de Tilcara, offer ways to experience the region's natural and historical richness.
The Northwest is also a hub for exploring the local culture and traditions. Visit the vibrant markets and artisan workshops in towns like Cachi and Cafayate, where you can find handcrafted textiles, pottery, and silverwork and learn about the indigenous communities' way of life.
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If you're looking to do a deep-dive into northwestern Argentina, this trek gives you access to a gorgeous region of towering mountains and deep valleys, and the chance to immerse yourself in high-altitude communities that can only be reached on foot. With no one major site to work up to but rather a full ten days of extraordinary places, on this trip, the journey really is the destination.
Immerse yourself in Argentina's rich culture and beautiful landscapes in this quick six-day itinerary. Begin by exploring the metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires. Next, visit the colonial city of Salta, your jumping off point for the rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north. Top it all off with a visit to San Antonio de Areco, a traditional cowboy town where you'll stay on a working estancia.
From the multicolored gorges of Cafayate to the Yunga cloud forest, and on to the salt flats of Jujuy, northern Argentina is an immensely diverse destination. This off-the-beaten-path region is great for hikers and bikers to get out and explore easygoing villages and gorgeous natural wonders while taking in some gaucho culture and enjoying superb local wines.
This 5-day itinerary explores a special area of northwest Argentina starting in Salta—one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America (circa 16th century). From here, you’ll enjoy a scenic road-trip to the towns of Cachi and Cafayate, admiring colorful gorges, vineyards, and mountain villages with an experienced guide. Return to Salta for one more night to soak in the local culture before heading home.
Northern Argentina is an almost otherworldly region abounding with painted mountains, vast salt flats, and rich indigenous culture. You'll discover all this on a 12-day adventure that will take you from the streets of Buenos Aires and Salta to historic adobe villages and ancient archeological sites. Along the way, you'll enjoy horseback rides and wine tours in Cafayate.
Come discover the arid plateaus, geologic wonders, and painted mountains of northern Argentina. With almost two weeks, you'll enjoy city life in Buenos Aires before flying to Salta to visit nearby salt flats, gorges, and underground caves. You'll also take a wine tour in the Calchaquí Valley and visit the archeological ruins of one of the earliest settlements in Argentina.
This off-the-beaten-path luxury tour begins with gourmet dining and city tours of Buenos Aires—plus a quick hop over to Uruguay and the cobbled streets of Colonia de Sacramento. Then it's time to explore Argentina's famed northern deserts—"glamping" in the glittering salt flats of Jujuy, exploring the colonial city of Salta from a historic ranch and spa hotel, and striking out on a scenic road trip to the canyons and wine country around Cafayate.
Northern Argentina is filled with beautiful desert landscapes and historic colonial cities. Over 14 adventure-filled days, you'll discover this region's myriad charms when you arrive in Salta from Buenos Aires. You'll then hit the road and explore, from the giant salt flats of the Salinas Grades to ancient archeological settlements to the wine region around Cafayate.
Northern Argentina is home to attractions that range from painted mountains and vast salt flats to colonial cities and rich Indigenous culture. You'll experience all of it over 15 days, during which you'll support local communities as you participate in culinary workshops, visit rural villages, and tour ancient ruins. Tango shows in Buenos Aires and a traditional gaucho barbecue in the Pampas countryside complement this cultural exploration.
One of the least explored—yet most rewarding—areas of the country, this 8-day itinerary covers the highlights of Northern Argentina. After a day in the capital, you’ll visit hundreds of waterfalls on the Brazilian border teeming with unique flora and fauna, explore a colonial city known for architecture, and take day-trips to epic gorges, salt flats, and wineries at the foot of the Andes.
Immerse yourself in the sights, tastes, and rhythm of Argentina on this ten-day adventure. Begin by exploring the culture of Buenos Aires on a city tour. Then, enjoy a tango lesson in the city where the dance was born. Next, venture to Medoza and indulge your senses while taking part in informative and delicious wine tours of the region. Finally, visit the colonial city of Salta, which is your jumping off point for the rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north.
Immerse yourself in Argentina's rich culture and beautiful landscapes in this 1-week itinerary. Begin by exploring the metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires, and learn all about the city's culture and history on a full-day bike tour. Next, visit the colonial city of Salta, your jumping off point for the rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north. Top it all off with a visit to San Antonio de Areco, a traditional cowboy town where you'll stay on a working estancia.
Immerse yourself in Argentina's rich culture over seven adventure-filled days. Begin by exploring the capital of Buenos Aires on a bike tour. Next, visit the colonial city of Salta, your jumping-off point to the rugged gorges, expansive salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north. Top it off with a visit to San Antonio de Areco, a traditional gaucho (cowboy) town where you'll stay on a working ranch.
Discover northern Argentina over seven exciting days. After touring Buenos Aires, you’ll head north to Puerto Iguazú and visit the largest waterfall system in the Americas. You'll then venture west to the historic city of Salta, which is known for colonial architecture and folkloric music, and take day-trips to vast gorges, expansive salt flats, and wineries nestled at the foot of the Andes.
See the best of Northern Argentina and Chile on this two-week adventure. Start in Chile, where you'll tour Santiago, Valparaíso, and Viña del Mar, then explore the rock formations and lagoons of the Atacama Desert. Move on to Salta in Argentina to visit a winery, see local villages and churches, and go whitewater rafting. Finish with a tango show, food tour, and walking tour of Buenos Aires, then explore the Paraná Delta by boat.
Discover one of the most beautiful areas of Argentina: the Salta region. After a self-guided tour of Buenos Aires you'll fly to the far north and hike along the edge of one of the largest waterfall systems in the world, Iguazú Falls. Then you'll travel east to the colonial city of Salta where you'll explore nearby salt flats and enjoy a wine tour of the Calchaquí Valley, one of Argentina's most productive viticulture regions.
On this nine-day vacation, you'll embark on exciting day trips from two of Argentina's most beautiful cities: Buenos Aires and Salta. The adventure begins in the capital where you'll enjoy city tours plus a visit to a country cattle ranch for horse shows and a traditional BBQ. You'll then head north to the colonial city of Salta and discover its painted hills and expansive salt flats on 4x4 tours of the region.
Explore the many sights and tastes of Argentina during this 7-day excursion. Begin your journey in the city of Mendoza and sip on the local Malbec while soaking in the surrounding area. Visit the nearby town of Luján de Cuyo, where you'll do a winery bike tour and tasting, then horseback ride around the precordillera region of the Andes Mountains. Spend the rest of your trip in Salta, where you'll pick fresh ingredients from the market to make a local dish, and take a day trip to the village of Cafayate, which includes views of mountain landscapes and rock formations.
Discover Argentina during its low season from April to September. In this tour of the country's northwest region, you'll explore lively Buenos Aires, then you'll be treated to breathtaking scenery, winetasting, amazing waterfalls, and ancient indigenous culture. Valleys, canyons, salt flats, forests and high country entice you to experience nature, tradition, and history.
From the multicolored gorges of Cafayate to the salt flats of Jujuy, northern Argentina is one of the country's major highlights. It's an off-the-beaten-path region where intrepid travelers can explore til their heart's content. Over 11 days you'll do just that as you visit throwback villages and natural wonders while taking in some gaucho culture and enjoying superb local wines.
Experience the best of Argentina's north and south over two action-packed weeks. The first half takes place in Patagonia, where you'll marvel at the expansive glaciers around El Calafate and visit the azure lakes of Bariloche. The latter half takes you north to Spanish-colonial Salta, your base for a self-guided road trip through rugged gorges, vast salt flats, and painted desert mountains.
This two-week adventure celebrates northern Argentina, a lesser-visited but no less stunning region of the country. After touring the highlights of Buenos Aires you'll fly north to colonial Salta, which will be your base for road trips to highlights like the Quebrada de Humahuaca and Puna de Atacama. Rounding out the journey are visits to historic villages, wine tours at Cafayate, visits to national parks, and more.
This 10-day trip highlights one of the least explored—yet most rewarding—areas of Argentina. After touring Buenos Aires with a local, you’ll head north to visit hundreds of waterfalls along the Brazilian border, explore a colonial city known for architecture, and take day-trips to gorges, salt flats, and wineries at the foot of the Andes.
Independent-minded travelers will love this extensive itinerary that includes Argentina's capital, an unforgettable adventure in Patagonia, and a road trip and through the northern deserts. Start with cultural experiences in Buenos Aires before seeing glaciers and lakes in Patagonia. Then, end your trip with a self-drive tour of the far north and visit the painted mountains and indigenous ruins around Purmamarca and Salta.
This thirteen-day itinerary focuses on discovering the stunning landscapes of northern Argentina. Start off with a few days in Buenos Aires and visit a tango show in San Telmo, the heart of Buenos Aires' tango scene. Then, head to Salta to see the rugged rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas and visit several small charming villages. Then it's time to travel to Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall complex in the world. Finally, end your trip on a relaxing note by spending a couple of days on an ecolodge in the Iberá Wetlands.
Nature & Culture in Northern Argentina: Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazú, Salta, Cafayate & Purmamarca - 15 Days
From thundering waterfalls to multicolored mountains, the geography of northern Argentina is as impressive as it gets. With this 15-day itinerary, witness unforgettable sights like Iguazú Falls in Misiones and the Cerro de los Siete Colores in Jujuy. At the same time, learn about the history and culture of northern Argentina, from the Inca who called the region home to the Argentine revolutionaries that won independence from Spain.
Travelers with an independent streak and an itch for the open road will enjoy this jaunt around Argentina's grand glaciers and painted deserts. The trip begins with tango and culture in Buenos Aires, after which you'll fly south for hiking in the Lake District and glacier tours in Patagonia. The final adventure is a memorable self-drive excursion around the gorges, valleys, and colonial towns in the Salta deserts.
Go off the tourist trail with a journey to the north of Argentina, an area filled with painted mountains and gorgeous desert scenery. You'll begin in Buenos Aires with a tour of the city plus a boat trip up the Río de la Plata estuary. Then you'll travel north to witness the majesty of Iguazú Falls and then veer east to Salta, where you'll explore the nearby salt flats and enjoy wine tours in Cafayate.
Immerse yourself in Argentina's sights, tastes, and rhythms on this 10-day adventure. Begin by exploring the culture of Buenos Aires with a guided tour and tango lesson. Next, venture to high-altitude Mendoza and take part in several wine tastings (especially Malbec). Finish in the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and painted deserts in the country's far north.
For travelers who want an immersive experience in Argentina, this 17-day itinerary allows you to experience vibrant urban culture along with some of the country's top natural sites. Start your trip with tango and art in Buenos Aires before heading to see glaciers in Patagonia. Then, you'll transfer to the Lake District where you'll embark on hiking excursions and lake tours before ending your trip in the far north with an unforgettable desert road trip where you'll see painted mountains, indigenous ruins, and colonial towns.
Experience the best of Argentina's culture, wine, cuisine, and Andean scenery on this 12-day tour. Begin by exploring the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and then fly to high-altitude Mendoza for Malbec tastings. Next, head to the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and more vineyards in the country's far north before returning to the capital for horseback riding with gauchos.
The desert landscapes of northern Argentina are some of the most beautiful in South America. Before visiting them, however, you'll begin this 12-day adventure with city tours of Buenos Aires plus excursions to a river town and working cattle ranch. Then you'll fly to Iguazú Falls followed by Salta, and from this historic colonial city you'll travel to immense salt flats, painted mountains, and a desert winery.
From red-rock desert paintings to waterfalls that span two countries and the pulse of tango, this 15-day Argentine adventure will show you the country's diverse landscape and rich cultural heritage. Travel from Buenos Aires to Argentina's northwest by air and on the open road, with plenty of time to sip the country's famous malbec wines along the way.
Experience the vast marvels of Argentina on this adventure that will take you from vibrant Buenos Aires to majestic Patagonia and the desert plains. In Patagonia, you'll visit some of the largest glaciers in the region. You'll hike through the majestic beauty of the Lake District and then you'll travel to the far north and the colonial city of Salta. From there, you'll set off for a desert road trip, where you'll visit colonial towns and world-famous wine-producing regions.
This exciting itinerary includes the best natural attractions in Argentina's north and south. After taking in the sights in Buenos Aires, you'll head to Patagonia, where you'll experience spectacular glaciers in El Calafate and lakes in Bariloche. Then, from the colonial city of Salta, you'll begin a road trip through rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and colorful deserts in the country's far north.
While many itineraries through the vast country of Argentina focus on highlights of the north or south, this exciting 14-day adventure takes you to both! You'll start with sightseeing in the capital city of Buenos Aires, then catch a flight to Puerto Iguazú for a full day of hiking around the magnificent Iguazú Falls. Transfer to the famous wine region of Mendoza next, where you'll tour wineries and take a cooking class. Spend a few days exploring the indigenous history and otherworldly landscapes around Salta and Jujuy before heading south to Patagonia for glacier treks and unforgettable mountain hikes around El Calafate and El Chaltén.
Experience the best of Argentina's culture, wine, cuisine, and Andean scenery on this 13-day tour. Begin by exploring the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and then fly to high-altitude Medoza for wine tastings and kayaking. Next, head to the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, salt flats, and more vineyards in the country's far north before returning to the capital for horseback riding with gauchos.
This kid-friendly yet adventurous itinerary is your family's perfect introduction to the natural and cultural highlights of Argentina. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll mix urban experiences with a day trip to a ranch for a taste of gaucho life. From there, explore the thrilling Iguazú Falls—and surrounding wildlife parks—before finishing your holiday amid the towering alpine scenery and salt-crusted plains of the Salta region.
Spend 13 days discovering the natural wonders of northern Argentina, from mammoth Iguazú Falls to the painted mountains of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. First, though, you'll enjoy a tango show in Buenos Aires plus a day trip to a working cowboy ranch. Then you'll head north to visit the thundering falls at Iguazú, and afterward you'll tour the salt flats and gorges around the colonial city of Salta.
Enjoy the fruits of Argentina and Chile's wine regions while also embarking on outdoor adventures in some of South America's most remarkable natural landscapes. Immerse yourself in Buenos Aires with city tours and tango shows before heading north to explore northern Argentina's wine regions and high-altitude deserts. Continue to mighty Iguazú Falls, then circle back down to Mendoza and hit the grape trail once again, finishing the journey in the mountains and vineyards of Chile.
With two weeks you can tour the beautiful desert landscapes of Argentina's north plus spend a few days enjoying Buenos Aires, too. In the capital, you'll get to know the culture by witnessing a live tango performance, dining in a local steakhouse, and enjoying a traditional BBQ at a working ranch. You'll then travel to Iguazú Fall before finishing in Salta with wine tours of Cafayate and excursions to salt flats.
From world-class wineries to spectacular waterfalls and a dance performance in the birthplace of tango, this 14-day journey around Argentina is filled with unforgettable adventures. Begin in Buenos Aires, exploring the capital and riding horses at a traditional ranch, then fly to Mendoza for a cooking class and wine tastings with views of the Andes. Continue to the colorful cliffs of northwest Argentina, then finish with a few days of hiking around Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfalls on the globe.
Immerse yourself in Argentina's vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes on this 14-day tour. Begin in Buenos Aires, where you'll cycle around the city and catch a live tango show, then head to the Lake District for hiking and kayaking in Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Continue to Mendoza to taste locally-produced wines before exploring the salt flats and painted deserts of Salta in the country's northwest. Finish with a day and night on a traditional ranch near the country town of San Antonio de Areco.
This itinerary is perfect for wine lovers who also plan on touring some of the best cultural and scenic spots in Argentina. In Buenos Aires, you have a day to explore the city before departing for Mendoza where you will have a few days to explore the wine region and its abundance of wineries nestled among the Andes mountain range. You will then travel north to Salta which amazes travelers with its colorful jagged mountain profiles, local markets, historic architecture, as well as the delicious flavors, colors, and aromas of the region's cuisine and wine.
This 11-day Argentina adventure begins in Buenos Aires with a tango lesson followed by a trip south to the famous Lake District for excursions into Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Then you'll travel north to Medoza and indulge your senses on a wine tour and cooking class. Finally, you'll head to the colonial city of Salta, your jumping-off point to explore the rugged gorges, salt flats, and painted deserts of Argentina's far north.
On this 15-day Andean adventure, experience the most prominent sites and cities in Argentina and Peru. The trip starts in Buenos Aires before heading to the iconic Iguazú Falls—which you’ll experience from both Argentina and Brazil. Then, you’ll explore the mountain towns of Salta and Tilcara. The last leg of the trip lands in Lima, the capital city of Peru, then ventures to Cusco and Aguas Calientes, where you’ll end with a visit to the famed Machu Picchu.
Over 12 days you'll visit four different regions of Argentina that are known as much for their incredible cities as they are for their gorgeous countryside. In Buenos Aires, you'll not only tour the city but visit a working cattle ranch in the Pampas. You'll also travel to Patagonia, then Mendoza for a wine tasting followed by a trip to northern Salta where you'll visit expansive salt flats and vast gorges.
First-timers in Argentina will cover a lot of ground with this 13-day itinerary. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Bariloche for a series of outdoor activities that capitalize on the views. Then, venture to Medoza's famous Malbec vineyards for wine tastings. Next is the colonial city of Salta—jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and colorful deserts in the country's far north. Spend your last night in a historic estancia and live the life of a real gaucho.
This adventure wraps some of the most famous excursions in South America into one wildly romantic package. You'll begin in Argentina's wine region. Here you'll visit the vineyards and sample world-class wines. Next, head to Salta to tour the rugged countryside, and see a number of natural wonders, including the painted hills of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Then it's off to the east of the country and Iguazú Falls, the largest network of waterfalls in the world. Afterward, you'll travel north into Brazil, where you'll enjoy a romantic, relaxing time exploring the beaches, music, and cuisine of Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis, and Paraty.
Travel around Argentina's top half to discover its natural wonders, which range from jungles and waterfalls to deserts and wine regions. After kicking things off with urban adventures in Buenos Aires, you'll fly north to Iguazú and marvel at the largest waterfall in the Western Hemisphere. Continue to Salta for trips across vast salt flats and to painted deserts, then explore the vineyards and ranches of Mendoza. Finish the journey back in Buenos Aires for more city culture and a speakeasy tour.