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Why Visit Salta in Argentina?

"The remote North West of Argentina is an area of staggering beauty with traditional indigenous towns, cactus studded landscapes and few other tourists."

Salta refers both to the colonial city located in the Lerma Valley and the wider province of the same name in the North Western corner of Argentina. A lesser visited area, this remote region is full of blood red gorges, arid desert landscapes, alien rock formations, ethereal salt flats, high altitude vineyards, old mining settlements and wide open roads. The city of Salta itself is a charming colonial town originally founded by Hernando de Lerma, the Spanish conquistador, in 1582. A fantastic area for self drive and getting off the beaten track!

Map of Salta in Argentina

When is the Best Time to Visit Salta in Argentina?

Salta & the North West can be visited all year round but the hottest time of year is the summer which is December until February. This is a popular time to go as it is high season for the rest of Argentina, but it is actually the rainy season in Salta at this time of year. We consider the best months to go March and April or September to November when temperatures are a little cooler and there is less rain. In the spring (October/November) the landscape is a little greener than usual. The winter months of July – August are the coldest but have the least rain.
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What are the Highlights of Salta, Argentina?

Salta and the North West offers many opportunities for adventure and its a great place for self drive. Here are our top highlights in the region.
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Remote Towns
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Gaucho Culture
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Salta Cathedral
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Rugged Roads
★ Enjoy the plaza side cafés and sophisticated museums of Salta

★ Go to Cachi for cobblestone plazas, adobe houses and dramatic scenery

★ Taste the world class torrontes wine in Cafayate

★ Witness the striking, multicoloured Humahuaca gorge

★ Travel to remote Tolar Grande and into The Puna for real adventure

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Check out our selection of breathtaking destinations in Argentina from the magnificent waterfalls of Iguazu to the vast Patagonian steppe. Browse these guides for inspiration, then get in touch to speak to an expert about planning your trip.
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