One the best tour to take when you visit Argentina is a great week in the Argentine northwest including Iguazu waterfalls and Salta with Jujuy.
It is a province internationally known for hosting the Iguazu National Park (World Heritage Site), where the famous Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s most important water flows.
The whole province is a suitable destination for adventure activities and its national park is without doubt a privileged place for safaris and whale watching. Among the diversity of species that inhabit the region include multicolor toucans and parrots Mount, pumas, jaguars and a great diversity of birds. In addition, tours that take place on the tourist train or in the form of guided walks during the day or in the light of the full moon is. Misiones also hosts the cultural heritage of the Jesuit Missions Guarani and its impressive archaeological ruins on display. Route of Yerba Mate is another great attraction circuit. The main herbalists establishments are concentrated in this part of the country and open their doors to count the manufacturing processes and the secrets and stories that allow us to understand the cultural importance of this typical drink Argentina. In addition, as a result of continued migration, you can find a cultural and ethnic kaleidoscope of incomparable plurality, which contains about 29 different ethnicities and celebrating this particularity in the Immigrant’s Festival that takes place every year in the city of Oberá. Other districts on the banks of rivers or a visit to an underground mine semiprecious stones are some more ideas to plan a perfect trip.
National Route No. 9 or plane is reached mostly by land to its capital city, a distance of 1,605 Km. of Buenos Aires.
In this province, adventure finds an oasis to challenge any expectation: trekking, horseback riding in the valleys, zipline, rappel or bungee-jumping on the Dique Cabra Corral, whitewater rafting and paragliding at the Cuesta del Obispo, are just a few options offer.
From the charm of La Puna with villages like Tolar Grande valuable cultural heritage, or San Antonio de los Cobres, where time seems to stand still until it passes the Train to the Clouds, can be exchanged smiles with the people, people that fits the inclemency of a dry and cold climate more than 4,000 m. high. Salta is a beautiful active city of colonial style well preserved, home Folkloric Peñas, the High Mountain Museum (chronicling the expedition where the famous Inca children mummified in the volcano Llulliallaco were found) and new gastronomic special circuits for lovers Creole and Andean cuisine. The culture of Salta gaucho, stays, its national parks of great beauty and the area of the Calchaquíes Valleys are other unmissable tours: Cachi, Molinos, Seclantás, Cafayate, a town concerning the Wine Route, which falls between streams of forms mysterious and colors perpetrated in the infinite. It recognizes the region defined by the character of their wines take shape high and among the highest vineyards in the world (1,700 to 3,000 meters above sea level). The wineries, Andean gastronomy, boutique hotels and wine therapy are clear grounds to not miss a visit to the province of Salta.
On a hilly terrain in a stunning natural setting where wild spaces, ways to live the adventure on foot, on horseback, by mule and / or 4×4 abound.
With different nuances and travel times in the Quebrada de Humahuaca -a horseback riding horse or mule loin are outstanding as starting point (though not exclusive) to the town of Tilcara. Here, short walks in time and distance, almost no demand, combined with intense proposals of several days duration only suitable for experienced riders. Meanwhile, for hiking it is not required of a given circuit. Any way around the village and between the hills is apt to take the foot to walk among ancient landscapes that invite adventure, with the guidance of birdsong high.
-Ride Between strengths and unique landscapes.
Tilcara around among the hills, they can discover a dozen fortified constructions of pre-Columbian times. In the village center, the mountain guides offer guided horseback tours. Another alternative is to start from the village of Humahuaca for the winding trek through the foothills of Hornocal where they can discover landscapes of incomparable chromatic beauty.
-The Devil’s throat
Located 6 km upstream, Tilcara, it is a deep incision made by the water on the rocks on top of the bed of the river Huasamayo. To reach the Garganta del Diablo is recommended, always consult a licensed guide. Next to this you can reach the place walking -2 hours trekking along the road of horseshoe, to -only horse riders or 4×4 experienced- family-friendly plan. In the latter case the journey takes half an hour and is done by mountain road.
-Other Sites ideal for hiking interest
Laguna de Cerro Chico: 3 km from the center of Tilcara, offers a colorful view of the villas in the area.
-Caravana With flames Maimará, Salinas Grandes or Tilcara.
A proposal for cultural trip half day or several days, in the latter case sleeping in tents, caravans imitating the nomadic native peoples of the area.
-Ride Heading to Las Yungas
Very interesting tour of 4 days duration that allows to know the intense green of the jungle of the Yungas. Among ancient paths, once engaged in trade between tribes, horses move through the height between the farming terraces and valley in for, among cloud forests, crossing villages lost in the mountains and time, and thus advance along the path of ledge where the red earth announces the proximity of the forest.
The practice of this exciting sport can be developed in the town of Abra Pampa about 100 km from Humahuaca, there intrepid tourists can drop from about 200 meters above the warm white sands of the Hill “The Huancar”.
Land of multiple colors, is composed of four regions with unique attractions, unmissable landscapes and a variety of activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. The Puna, houses desolate and spectacular scenery including the famous and huge salt flats; Quebrada de Humahuaca (Heritage) contains villages such as Tilcara, Purmamarca and Humahuaca, where the past is preserved almost intact and pre-Columbian art is present in its entirety; The Valleys, lush vegetation and crystalline rivers with multiple backwaters; and finally the Yungas, jungle tall offering different activities for adventure. Numerous festivals as the Carnivals, Pachamama, Inti Raymi festival Casabindo, exquisite typically Andean regional dishes and fabrics made with very fine wool llama, are other attractions to keep in mind when considering this province between options tourism.