Have you ever wondered what it’s like on Mars? If you have, you’ll love Salta and Jujuy. Experience the serene high desert and the amazing salt flats. You can experience Argentine culture as influenced by indigenous communities, search for fossils, and explore the blend of tropical forest and mountain desert. This is also home to the best white wines in the country!
Salta and Jujuy are two provinces spring and fall run from 75º – 55º, summer is warm between 90º – 60º and winter runs between 65º – 35º. Along with Patagonia, the North of Argentina is relatively dry and arid.
This is the land of humitas, empanadas, tamales and llama! The heart of Argentina’s indigenous traditions, Salta and Jujuy are known for hearty, flavorful dishes and empanadas with spicy sauce on the side.
How To Get There
Salta’s main airport is a 2 hr flight from the Buenos Aires domestic airport and has direct flights to Mendoza, Córdoba, Iguazu and Lima, Perú.
Sparkle on the Salt Flats
Step into a different world where an ancient river has transformed into a spectacular white salt flat landscape stretching as far as the eye can see. Play with perspective and reflections, float in the salt baths, and don’t forget your sunglasses!
Small Historic Villages
Explore Argentina’s indigenous heritage in tiny towns nestled into stunning geological formations. Check out the ruins of Tastil just one hour from Salta’s capital city.
High-altitude Wines in Cafayate
Cafayate is home to the best high altitude wines not only in Argentina, but the world. Try the region’s famous Torrontes white grape that will send your senses into high gear.
Hiking & Biking through Ruins Calchaquí Valley
Feel the earth under your feet as you hike and bike through inspiring landscapes ranging from subtropical forest to mountain desert. Check out the ruins of the Quilmes tribe where lucky travelers might find arrow tips, stone and ceramic axes.