Salta and Jujuy & Tucumán
This region is remarkable for its stunning natural beauty, Native American, colonial, and independence period history, archeological discoveries, and welcoming people. It is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The region has several geographic zones that are quite distinct from one another. Sub-Andean humid foothills, lush green valleys, arid rock canyons, high mountains, and Andean Puna or Altiplano, which is the highest plateau on earth outside of Tibet.
•Quebrada de Humahuaca – seven-colored mountain pass (World Heritage Site)
•Pucará de Tilcara- landmark archeological discovery of indigenous village
•Yungas- dense sub-tropical jungles (World Heritage Site)
•Cafayate- wine region, famous for the cultivation of the Torrontés grape
•Calchaquí Valleys – lush hills and river valleys of the indigenous people
•Talampaya National Park- tremendous, unusual rock formations and largest known collection of fossils from the Triassic Period (World Heritage Site)
•City of Salta- beautiful colonial city crowned by two magnificent cathedrals
Possible activities include:
Visits to archeological museums, colonial towns, traditional restaurants, communities of artisans, working estancias, and beautiful hotels.
Photography, horse-back riding, hiking, swimming, wine-tasting, mountain-climbing, rafting, nature walks, relaxing, and spa-going.