For nightlife, the Balcarce is the place to head for traditional music peñas (live folk music): you can sit and enjoy dinner as different musicians take the stage.
There are many delightful spots near the city which you can easily visit yourselves or combine with one of our tailor-made excursions.
La Caldera: visit the imposing 18 metre high statue of Christ, visible for miles around: and explore the picturesque church in this tranquil 19th century town.
From La Caldera, you can take the verdant green, sub-tropical mountain road with its breathtaking hairpin bends to San Salvador de Jujuy and up into the Quebrada de Humahuaca and Chile or Bolivia.
combine with FOOTSTEPS OF THE CONQUISTADORES
San Lorenzo: go walking in the Quebrada, have lunch by the river and marvel at the sumptuous properties in this well-heeled commuter village just 10 minutes from Salta city centre. This is also a great spot for mountain biking.
Campo Quijano: the gateway to the Andes: this town grew up in the 1920's because of the railway (the Train to the Clouds passes through here): it also houses the memorial to the train line's creator, the US engineer Richard Maury. We can organise rock climbing expeditions around here.
Santa Rosa de Tastil: travel through the rugged landscape of the Quebrada del Toro to these pre-Inca ruins which were once home to a community of thousands of people.
combine with WINE & MOUNTAINS
Chicoana: A peaceful little town at the gateway to the Valles Calchaquies, this is a great spot for horseriding through the tobacco fields.
Cabra Corral: an excellent place for rafting and zip-lining... and sampling the river fish of the region: sabalo and pejerrey.
Cafayate: travel through the breath-taking ochre landscape of the Quebrada de las Conchas up into the highest altitude wine region in the world.
combine with CLASSIC WINE ROUTE