Northwest Region Vacation Packages
The Northwestern Region is a historical area that shares borders with Chile and Bolivia. Much of the vast terrain consists of red rock canyons and deserts, but the varied landscape also includes tropical jungles and salt flats.
Trek through the valleys of the Quebrada de Humahuaca in the outskirts of the charming city of Humahuaca in Jujuy province. Inspect the Heroes of the Independence Monument in the center of the settlement and learn about the region’s role in establishing the autonomy of Argentina. A little to the south is the town of Purmamarca, which has trails leading to the mesmerizing Hill of Seven Colors.
Travel through Salta province a little to the south for the city of Cafayate in the Calchaquí Valleys. See the Cafayate Church on the western flank of the Plaza de Cafayate. Embark on a trip through the cactus-filled desert plains and colorful mountains of the valley.
Arrive at the city of Salta for its many cultural landmarks, such as the Historical Museum of the North, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the pink-hued Salta Cathedral. Ride the Train to the Clouds to charming settlements in the mountains.
Further south is the province of Tucumán and its Reserva Arqueologica Los Menhires, which contains tall sculptures dating back thousands of years. Learn about dinosaurs at the Talampaya National Park in La Rioja province.
Due to the vastness of the region, the climate varies dramatically in the tropical jungles, mountains, red rock canyons and lush valleys. Expect many types of micro-climates reflecting the terrain of the area, although the prevailing climate is hot and dry. Learn about the strong influences of the Quechua and Aymara peoples that make the region stand out from the European touches of the nation’s capital.
Fly from Buenos Aires to one of the many domestic airports in the cities of the region or take a long-haul bus. The region covers the northwestern part of the country and covers the provinces of Tucumán, Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja, Santiago del Estero and Catamarca.
The Northwest Region is a generally arid area of red rock canyons and strong indigenous traditions.