Welcome to Argentina’s Northwest
To visit Northwest Argentina is to visit a wild and rarely explored land of soaring volcanoes, blindingly white saline lakes, tropical forest reserves and fertile valleys dotted with dusty pre-Hispanic and colonial settlements. Then, there is the area’s ancient cultural past to be discovered, wildlife walks and boutique vineyards perched on picturesque hillsides, producing some of the best wine in Argentina! For all of this, the bewilderingly beautiful geology, traditional ranch lifestyle and more besides, a Wanderlust tour of Northwest Argentina is the answer.
Explore Northwest Argentina
One of the real off-the-beaten-track destinations in Argentina, the Northwest is home to many hidden treasures and stunning sights, national parks and cultural gems. From the wineries of Cafayate to rafting the stunning Juramento River near Salta; mountain biking to iconic train rides and road trips through the High Andean Plateau; colonial towns and their museums to the ever-endearing gaucho culture; the highlights of Northwest Argentina is a long list indeed.
16th century Salta is one of the oldest cities to be established in Argentina by the Spanish conquistadors, making for a fascinating walking tour around its colonial churches, squares and convents.
No visit to Northwest Argentina would be complete without a wine tasting tour, with the delicious Torrontés grape variety being a particular favourite in this region. A number of boutique vineyards are set in the most spectacular locations too!
Saddle-up and get ready to experience life on the estancia, as Northwest Argentina is well-known for its traditional horse ranches that are a joy to visit for anyone who loves the great outdoors.
At over 3,000 miles long, crossing no less than 20 national parks and 18 major rivers from Patagonia to northern Argentina, driving Route 40 and witnessing its many stops is almost legendary.
Of the many varied landscapes to be found across Northwest Argentina, it is the striking Salinas Grandes Salt Flats that provide some of the most memorable photographs.
Without doubt one of the most scenic and dramatic hiking routes in Argentina, the towering hills of Iruya and the Silent Valley will take your breath away.