CRADLE OF TRADITIONS AND PRE-COLUMBIAN ARTS
Deep gorges raising to the Puna, crossed by picturesque routes leading to remote villages and Inca ruins, framed by colorful hills under a pure and blue sky.
Villages that keep alive their ancestors traditions, the love for “Pachamama”, the “Mother Earth”, where the best Argentinian woolen crafts are woven, land of the “Poncho Salteño”, the “Carnavalito” dance and the “empanadas” (Argentinian pasties), “locro” (meat and vegetable stew) and the “humita” (sweet corn tamale).
Salta “La Linda” (“The Beautiful”) offers a wide variety of landscapes and attractions, the Tren a las nubes (Train to the clouds), the wineries in Cafayate, the capital city of Salta with its Colonial architecture, the Cathedral and the High Mountain Archaeological Museum, unique in South America, a not to be missed tour of the Calchaquí Valleys.
The ruins of indigenous villages in Quilmes, in the province of Tucumán, the Quebrada de Humahuaca, the possibility of discovering Inca ruins in the “pucarás” (forts), the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colors Hill), the “lunar” landscape of the “Salinas Grandes” (Big salt flats) in Jujuy province, and finally the province of Catamarca, cradle of the famous “poncho”, and the “Ruta de los Seismiles“ (“The Six thousands’ Route”) a tour of 14 summits of over 6,000 metre high, where mountain climbing is practised, and the Aconquija hill.
The mythical National Route 40, the longest in the country, travelling 5,200 km from Vírgenes Cape in Santa Cruz (Patagonia) to La Quiaca in Jujuy, will lead us to most of these places, enjoying the colours of its landscapes and the warmth and hospitality of its people.
- Quebrada De Humahuaca
- San Antonio De Los Cobres
- Salinas Grandes
- Train to the Clouds
- Tour around the Calchaqui Valleys
- Iruya Valley with Trekking