Hill of Seven Colours, Salta, NW Argentina

Salta Province & The Northwest

Brimming with amazing desert landscapes, stunning scenery, indigenous cultures and fantastic wineries, the area of Salta and Argentina’s northwest is one of the most fascinating regions you will ever encounter.

GOOD TIME TO VISIT: all year

Before setting off to explore the region, discover the bustling colonial city of Salta. It’s full of beautiful churches, plazas, shops and ideal for people watching in one its many terrace bars whilst sipping the local maté tea.
Then it’s time to venture out and explore the countryside on exciting day trips that will take you off the beaten track, from vast salt plains, dramatic gorges and quaint villages, to wineries, Inca desert ruins and towering volcanic peaks. With so much on offer, you can discover the Northwest by overnighting in several destinations along the way, like the winelands of Cafayate or at the Mountain of Seven Colours in Purmamarca.

Unlike the rest of Argentina, which is primarily of European origin, the people of Salta maintain their indigenous ethnicity and their cultural ties to their Inca heritage. The landscapes will mesmerize you, whilst the people will enchant. All this and some of the best food and wine in the country combine for an unforgettable experience.

House of Jasmines, Estancia de Charme is located at the foot of the Andes, in the spellbinding town of Salta (meaning ''Beauty'' in Quechua)

House of Jasmines, Estancia de Charme is located at the foot of the Andes, in the spellbinding town of Salta (meaning ”Beauty” in Quechua)

 

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Argentina Profile

Size
50 times Ireland
Population
36 million
Capital
Buenos Aires (13 million)
Other Main Cities
Mendoza, Rosario, Cordoba
Currency
Argentine Peso
Climate
NORTHWEST: Subtropical PAMPAS: Temperate SOUTH: Sub-Antartic
Language
Spanish
Time Difference
GMT -3
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau