Highlights & Activities



San Miguel de Tucumán

San Miguel de Tucuman Northwest Sierras Argentina

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The city where the independence of Argentina was signed in 1816. A quieter city usually off the beaten path of tourism, its quaint colonial center and museums give an interesting historical perspective.

Valles Calchaquíes

Valles Calchaquies Northwest Sierras Argentina

A low chain of mountains and picturesque valleys forms the road between San Miguel de Tucumán and Salta. Several villages and towns along the way offer archeological ruins, vistas, and wine – while Mendoza is the Argentinean capital of red wine, Cafayate is considered that of white wine.


Salta Argentina

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Considered the most beautiful city of the north, its wide plazas and colorful architecture have a particular charm. There are many villages around the city with salt flats, handicrafts, gauchos, and beautiful scenery.

La Quebrada de Humahuaca

Quebrada de Humahuaca Northwest Sierras Argentina

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At the very north of Argentina, the Quebrada de Humahuaca is a break along a mountain range with unique geological wonders. Among the rainbow-colored rocks, you’ll find several villages on the main road and others to the side, like Iruya, each with a distinct character, an exceptional attraction from the Pucara ruins of Tilcara to the Cerro de los Siete Colores of Purmamarca, each worth a visit.


Each of the three large cities of the northwest has interesting museums, and Salta in particular shows very interesting exhibits that hold much information about the local area. Also, make sure you stop by Cafayate for some wine tasting – it’s a favorite stop in the area!

Salta RaftingThe northwest also holds a variety of options for adventure tourism. Salta in particular has learned to make the most of its natural resources and offers many exciting possibilities. Kayaking, canoeing, rafting and climbing are all very popular and fairly easy to come by.

Parasailing is also more and more available, and can be done in both Tucumán and Salta. Where you find trekking you’ll also find mountainbiking, and horseback riding is also available around the large cities. Discovering the region by doing these activities is a way to gain a unique perspective on its natural beauties.

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