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Salt water pool on the Salinas Grandes salt flats in Jujuy province, northern Argentina

Northwest Argentina

This region is characterised by dramatic expanses of coarse ochre deserts, studded with cacti and cut with steep ravines, and interlaced with ancient ruins of civilisations past.

Once regarded as an inaccessible and rocky outpost, particularly when compared to the flourishing regions of the south, the northwest of Argentina has metamorphosed in to a sought-after travel destination

Salar de Antofalla, NW Argentina
Salta, Argentina

Deserts & Gauchos of North-West Argentina

Embark on an extraordinary desert adventure by 4×4 in the company of a private guide, travelling deep into the heart of north-west Argentina on an off-piste and mostly unpaved road journey through epic and remote landscapes.

12 days

from $5,034 pp

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Purmamarca, Jujuy, Northwest, Argentina
Jujuy, Argentina

Drive Classic North-West Argentina

Pack up a hire car and set off through some of Argentina’s most varied and remote north-western landscapes on this classic self-drive journey.

11 days

from $5,208 pp

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Salar de Antofalla, NW Argentina
Salta, Argentina

A little more about Northwest Argentina

An area of dramatic visual contradictions, the northwest of Argentina blends striking mountains, arrid terrain and green foliage with traditional colonial towns, pre-Inca ruins and the occassional ancient fortress.

Visitors to the region will find that the harshness of the landscape is only counteracted by the charming hospitality of the welcoming locals who make their homes in this remote wilderness.

Rock Formation, El Cafayate, Argentina
Cafayate, Argentina

Our specialists' 'must do'

Marvel at the esteemed rainbow-coloured rock and hill formations of Quebrada de Humahuaca, a narrow mountain valley in the province of Jujuy, and discover the spellbinding salt plains of Salinas Grandes in the high puna.

Additionally, head to the serene town of Cafayate, celebrated for its red rock formations, to visit its remote and flourishing vineyards and sample the aromatic white wine named Torrontés.


Discover some of our suggested activities to include on your Argentina holiday.

Board the “Train to the Clouds”

Board the Tren de las Nubes for an exhilarating journey that clambers through tunnels and over floating tracks to reach a 4,475-metre-high destination.

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4×4 Adventure

Hop in a 4×4 and navigate through the expansive region, stopping to explore the small traditional villages and white-washed churches.

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Sip High Altitude Wines

Savour the local wines produced from the high altitude grapes when visiting the vineyards near Molinos and Cachi in the Calchaquies Valley.

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Visit the Salt Flats

Drive on an epic road journey to Salta’s dazzling white salt flats, a massive high altitude plateau that is the third largest of its kind worldwide.

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Visit Tucuman

Explore the subtropical province of Tucuman, home to a thriving sugar industry and considered to be the nation’s birthplace.

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Bird

Paul has visited Argentina several times, taking in everything from the mighty Iguazu Falls to the dazzling Perito Merino Glacier. According to him, any country that boasts one of Earth’s most dramatic waterfalls, magnificent salt flats, exquisite wines and a vibrant capital is more than worth a visit.

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Paul did everything from making dinner reservations in Buenos Aires to booking specific rooms in the Lake District that he knew would give us the best view.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

Paul listened carefully to what we wanted from our travels in Argentina and put together a really special itinerary that was perfectly tailored to us.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

Thanks to James for planning this trip of a lifetime through Argentina, a place we have always wanted to see. We were able to visit everywhere from Patagonia in the south to the Iguazu Falls in the north, and all with very little effort on our part.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: James

What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well! Who could have foreseen electric storms and the civil unrest in Chile. You couldn’t have looked after us better if you had been on the spot! We had an AWESOME adventure – your advice and suggestions were bang on the nail every time. Each hotel was better than the next and the cruise was FANTASTIC.

Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

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