Although Patagonia steals the spotlight as travelers’ favourite destination in Argentina, the North is a hidden gem that is slowly emerging from the shadows. The marvelous diversity of landscapes will never cease to stun you, from misty cloud forests, dry deserts and ceaseless plains, your journey through this enchanting land will be unforgettable. Moreover, the North of Argentina is not only a biodiverse region, it also boasts an impressive cultural diversity.
One of the best ways to visit the North of Argentina is by car, you have the freedom to stop along the road and explore wherever you wish. However, there are many comfortable buses that cover the short distances between several cities. Whichever method of transportation you choose, we believe that Tilcara is strategically the best place to base your trip if you visit the very North and Cafayate & Cachi if you are a little more South, as both are very well-connected to spectacular landscapes and enchanting provincial towns. Tilcara also offers some brilliant horseback riding tours and fantastic biking excursions through wineries and ranches.
Another highly recommended visit is the Sayta ranch, only 1 hour away from Salta, for an authentic taste of the Gaucho life, as you gallop through spectacular scenery in the Argentine countryside.
New low-cost airlines are slowly working to connect the northern cities of Cordoba, Iguazu & Mendoza. Andes airlines, for example, has begun offering cheaper flights than the larger airline companies such as Aerolineas Argentinas.