Salta is the selected jumping-off point for travelers seeking to explore the North of Argentina. From here, you can visit the most outstanding natural wonders of the area: the Humahuaca Gorge, and the Seven Colors Hill located in Jujuy, a bordering province which is also famous worldwide.
Salta has it all: the geographical diversity (red, green and brown-tinted mountains) and the vast history—it is in these time-honored lands that men fought for the freedom of Argentina. The colonial architecture, the lively cafés in the main plaza (great people-watching spot) and the vibrant and authentic peñas, which are places where locals grab a table to watch their favorite folkloric singers, and after a glass of wine (or two) everyone joins in for dancing.
Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel. Take the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Bear in mind that this is a stress-free hub: la siesta (mid-day nap) is kind of a religious ritual for locals, which means that between 1 pm and 5 pm shops are usually closed.
Say Hueque Tips
Go ahead and discover the best insider tips to visit the city: the best restaurants in town (you must try the tamales!), the most important historic buildings, and popular peñas– “¿Bailamos?” (Shall we dance?): it’s all you need to say to start the party! Read it all in our Salta Travel Guide.