Around Salta

Category: Tours
Salta is one of the best preserved colonial cities in South America- with excellent museums, bars, restaurants and nightlife.

The main square, 9 de Julio, is an excellent place to start: sip a coffee, a glass of Argentina's classic red Malbec wine, or a bottle of Salta beer, and watch the well-dressed city folk rub shoulders with campesinos, gauchos and even the odd tourist. The Cathedral, town hall and MAAM High Altitude Mountain Museum are all on the main square, while the 17th century San Francisco church is just a block away.

For nightlife, Balcarce street is the place to enjoy a traditional folkloric music peña: you can sit and enjoy dinner as different musicians take the stage.

There are many delightful and fascinating spots in northwest Argentina which you can visit yourselves or combine with one of our tailor-made excursions.

La Caldera: see 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.

San Lorenzo: go walking or mountain biking in the Quebrada de San Lorenzo, have lunch by the river and marvel at the sumptuous properties in this well-heeled commuter village just 10 minutes from Salta city centre. 

Campo Quijano: the gateway to the Andes, Campo Quijano grew up in the 1920's as home to railway workers constructing the Tren a las Nubes or Train to the Clouds: it also houses the memorial to the train line's creator, the US engineer Richard Maury. 

Santa Rosa de Tastil: travel through the rugged landscape of the Quebrada del Toro, following the same route as the Tren a las Nubes to the pre-Inca ruins at Tastil, once home to a mountain-top community of thousands of people, before and during the time of the Inca. One of the highlights of north west Argentina.
combine with WINE & MOUNTAINS

Chicoana: A peaceful little town at the gateway to the Valles Calchaquies, Chicoana is is a great spot for horseriding through the tobacco fields.

Cabra Corral: an excellent place for sailing, 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.

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If you want to get a little bit off the beaten track around the Salta/Jujuy area this is definitely the way to go... the highlight of our 18 day trip to Argentina.

Piet Weemaes


Si vous détestez être conduits par paquets de 20 de boutiques de souvenirs en restaurants spécialisé "groupes", si vous voulez découvrir la région à votre rythme, mais ne pas passer à côté de superbes sites hors sentiers battus, alors un conseil, prenez contact avec Nick.

Bénédicte & Jean-Yves Plumet


Die Touren, die Nick für uns zusammengestellt hat, waren sensationell und beeindruckend. Wir lernten Land und Leute kennen und kamen auch in Gebiete abseits der großen Touren.

Maria Fruhmann


Nick was a pleasure to be around, and Salta is one of the most beautiful places I have been!

Maggie Christensen