Salta and Jujuy are the most visited provinces of the Argentine North, both by national and international tourists. Since locals are faithful to tradition, both provinces are of great cultural interest, apart from having majestic landscapes, conserving its beautiful colonial architecture and exhibiting an amazing native legacy.
Salta “La Linda” (“The Beautiful”), capital of the homonym province, was founded in 1582. On its cobble-paved streets with narrow sidewalks, the present and the past coexist in perfect harmony.
The Tren a las Nubes (The Train to the Clouds) —a magnificent engineering work on which tourist can enjoy a zigzagging tour up to reach 4220 m above sea level— is one of its most important attractions. Adventure tourism is also practiced in Salta: at the Dique Cabral Corral (Cabral Corral Dike), horseback rides, off-roading tours, bungee jumping, rafting, kayak rides, etc. are organized. Iruya and Cafayate are not-to-be-missed tourism destinations on your travel itinerary.
Founded in 1593, San Salvador de Jujuy is perfect for organizing outdoors activities, going on photograph safaris and taking tours to admire the city’s beauty. Traditional festivities and craft fairs are held very frequently in Jujuy’s capital city.
The Quebrada de Humahuaca (the Humahuaca Gorge) is one of the biggest tourism attractions in the Argentine North: an archeological site declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. Among the most visited towns in Jujuy, we find: Tilcara, La Quiaca (on the border between Argentina and Bolivia) and Purmamarca, where the polychromatic Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors) is located.
Salta and Jujuy offer all services for tourism as well as a wide range of hotels, hostels, inns, cottages, apartments for rent, campsites and restaurants to make your travel experience to the Argentine North unforgettable.