Full of colors and contrasts, with Inca’s reminiscences and adobe houses that seem to be an extension of the earth, the Northwest is considered one of the most complete attractions of Argentina. Right at the border with Chile and Bolivia, the provinces of Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán are blessed with an immense variety of landscapes: the arid Puna with its Llamas and the Salt fields (Salinas Grandes); Cachi with its Cactus; Quebrada de Humahuaca with the indigenous communities and the magnificent Hill of Seven Colors; the Valles Calchaquíes with Cafayate, and many other hidden pearls that enrich the souls of those who visit them.
This is where a country was born. Its cities were Argentina’s first colonial settlements, and it’s here where independence was claimed. There’s much to discover: period architecture, national parks aplenty, and century-old, high-altitude vineyards producing some of Argentina’s finest wine.
As one of the least visited areas of Argentina, the northwest, up against the dry Andes Range, is one of the true favourites for those that keep coming back to Argentina over the years.Below we have run through a few of the main areas to take a look at.
Roughly speaking, most who come to this area will base themselves in the endearing city of Salta and then look to loop to the south or loop to the north, taking in the towns of Cafayate, Tilcara, Jujuy and Purmamarca. Argentina is known worldwide for its European influence, but there’s an Andean feel in the northwest. This is thanks to the creativity and endurance of indigenous communities who continue to make handicrafts, tend llamas and stir nourishing stews. Descendants of long-gone empires, they are people of the puna (Andean highlands), which stretch into Chile and Bolivia
A country of extremes , landlocked Bolivia is the highest and most isolated country in South America.
It has the largest proportion of indigenous people, who make up around two-thirds of the population.Bolivia is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest and west by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. Bolivia shares Lake Titicaca, the second largest lake in South America (after Lake Maracaibo), with Peru.
Salar de Uyuni
BIggest in the world
La Paz Highest Capital of the world
With an Altitude of 3,640m
Sucre 2nd Capital
Boliva has 2 Capitals, both highest than any other in the world