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 Museum of the High Mountains, are all on the main square, while the 17th century San Francisco church is just a block away.

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

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TESTIMONIALS

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

Australia

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

France

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

Austria

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

Maggie Christensen

USA