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Tourism in Argentina: 5 must-see places to visit in Salta

Tourism in Argentina: 5 must-see places to visit in Salta

The province of Salta It is internationally recognized for its natural beauty, its beautiful colorful landscapes, its hills, but also for its regional gastronomy and its high altitude wine production.

If you are thinking of doing tourism in Saltawrite these down 5 must-see places. Each one offers a unique experience in terms of landscapes, activities and culture, which makes them recommended destinations to explore the diversity of Salta.

Cafayate

Known for its impressive landscapes of mountains, valleys and vineyards, Cafayate stands out for its wine production, especially Torrontés. Visitors can do tastings at local wineries, explore the Quebrada de las Conchas with its colorful rock formations, and enjoy the colonial architecture of the city.

For go to Cafayate from Salta capital You have to take National Route 68 for 190 kilometers. The road goes through beautiful towns and landscapes such as La Merced, El Carril, Coronel Moldes, Germany, and the wonderful Quebrada de las Conchas. On the route is the place where the iconic scene from the movie Wild Tales was filmed.

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The Quebrada de las Conchas, on the way to Cafayate from Salta. Obligatory stop.

Great Salt Flats

The Salinas Grandes are an immense salt flat located in the puna of salteña. The white vastness of the salt flat contrasts with the blue sky and surrounding mountains, creating a surreal landscape. You can walk through the salt flat, take unique photographs and appreciate the immensity of the place. There are excursions with local guides who explain the historical and industrial uses, beyond tourism, that the Salinas Grandes have.

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Salinas Grandes is ideal for those looking for unusual experiences.

Salinas Grandes is ideal for those looking for unusual experiences.

Train to the Clouds

It is an emblematic attraction that runs through impressive mountain landscapes, reaching significant altitudes. The tour offers panoramic views of mountains, valleys and bridges. The railway experience is unique and culturally enriching.

The tourist tour connects San Antonio de los Cobres with the La Polvorilla viaducton the Andes Mountains, more than 4220 above sea level.

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The Tren de las Nubes has different rates for Argentine or foreign tourists.

The Tren de las Nubes has different rates for Argentine or foreign tourists.

Cachi

Cachi is a charmer colonial town with cobblestone streets and a century-old church. Surrounded by mountains, it offers a quiet and traditional atmosphere.

Located at 3,000 meters above sea level within the Calchaquí Valleysin Cachi you can visit the Archaeological Museumexplore the historic architecture known for its adobe houses and white colonial buildings, and enjoy the local cuisine.

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Cachi is one of the most beautiful towns in the province of Salta.

Cachi is one of the most beautiful towns in the province of Salta.

Quebrada del Toro

The Quebrada del Toro It is a stunning gorge that offers spectacular views of the Andes. This geographical feature located between the town of Campo Quijano and Puerta Tastil is crossed by the famous National Route 40 and by the Train of the Clouds tracks.

Excursions and hikes can be taken to explore the natural beauty of the region. The main attraction is the stunning Toro Viaductwhich allows you to walk on the train tracks.

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Very close to Salta capital, the Quebrada and the Viaducto del Toro are unmissable sites.

Very close to Salta capital, the Quebrada and the Viaducto del Toro are unmissable sites.

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