Explore the beautiful scenery of Northwestern Argentina during this 16 day itinerary, taking in the city sights as well as the rural landmarks of this beautifully unspoiled region.
The Northwestern Argentine area is rich in both beautiful landscapes and historical towns. Over the centuries it has also been strongly influenced by Quechua and Aymara cultures; these influences are evident everywhere in the music, clothing and cultures of the local people.
Begin in the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires with its diverse districts and riotous colours, before moving on to explore some of its riverside settlements and the traditional town of Tigre. Continue on to Tafi del Valle, a subtropical colonial region of lush forests and historic artefacts, before meandering into the red-rocked Calchaquíes Valley and its capital town Cafayate with its cornice roads, endless greenish views and the continuous murmur of the Los Sosa River. You will be able to take in the snow-capped mountains and far reaching valley views of Cachi, situated at the base of the mighty Nevado de Cachi range. Explore in and around the ancient city of Salta and experience a true Argentinian estancia there, whilst also taking in the colours and stripes of Tilcara's Humahuaca Canyon and the Salinas Grande, before returning to Buenos Aires.