The northwestern provinces of Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca and Tucumán combine magnificent and attractive natural wonders, a rich history and distinctive culture.

Ruins of fortresses and abandoned cities testify the time space from earliest cultures to the Inca Expansion, the Spaniard Conquest and the Argentine fight for Independence.

At the same time, the blending of deep seated indigenous roots with European culture crystalizes and comes alive in the local lifestyle, music, art, ceremonies, colorful handicraft markets and exquisite cuisine.


Salta is located in the fertile Lerma Valley at 1200 meters above sea level and is the main gateway to the Argentine northwest.

Flower-bedded and tree lined squares, magnificent buildings, charming patios, year-round fine climate and the friendliness of its people have earned it its nickname: “Salta la Linda” – beautiful Salta.

The architectural style of numerous historical buildings highlights the city’s colonial heritage, while museums and monuments recall Martín Miguel de Güemes, independence hero and leader of the gaucho army.


This UNESCO World Heritage Site runs in a north-south direction for about 150 kilometers, flanked by the dry Puna to the west and the humid Yungas forest to the east.

The ravine has been an important commercial, social and cultural causeway for over 10,000 years, linking the high plateau and the low valleys, and is still an important commercial route joining the Atlantic, the Pacific and the mountain region.

Picturesque adobe houses and colonial churches nestle in the multi-colored mountain landscape. The towns in the Quebrada are well known for their rich cultural lifestyle, where the cult of Pachamama (Mother Earth), the folklore music, get-togethers (peñas) and a tasty culinary traditionare highlights. These features, along with the colorful arts-and-crafts markets make Quebrada de Humahuaca the main attraction of Northwest Argentina.


This immense high plateau extends from southern Peru across the Bolivian Altiplano into northern Argentina and Chile with an average altitude between 3000 and 4500 meters above sea level.

A chain of massif volcanoes, many of them still active, forms the backbone of the Andes mountain range with Ojos del Salado and Mount Pissis competing to be the highest in the world.

For millions of years, volcanic activity has covered extensive regions with lava and ashes which, when eroded by the wind, gave way to the fantastic formations and shapes we admire today.

Small lagoons and immense salt flats receive the summer rains along with flamencos, vicuñas, guanacos, pumas and numerous other birds and mammals.

This vast and remote region is dominated by the wind, the sun and the lack of water and is extremely hostile for human life. Its inhabitants are mainly descendants of the aboriginal cultures who have adapted to these extreme conditions. They have maintained their traditions and respect for the Pachamama (Mother Earth) and contribute to the harmony of the area.


Beautifully set between the pre-Andean mountain range, the spectacular Calchaquíes Valleys feature some of the most imposing natural and cultural treasures of the Northwest.

They are reached from the fertile lowlands through picturesque gorges with breathtaking geological formations, multi-colored hills and mountain passes spotted with giant cacti.

Its peaceful villages and picturesque agricultural communities present cobble-stoned streets, adobe houses and cactus-wood roofed churches.

Benefitted by a year-round mild climate, fine soil and mostly sunny days, wine production has greatly developed in these valleys and expanded into high mountain areas, with vineyards considered to be among the highest in the world.