A hidden treasure of Argentina
High peaks, extinct snow covered volcanoes and verdant forests contrast with the desert country in a long trip full of traces of colonial times. The small villages and their pre-Hispanic ruins let the seasons pass by only interrupted by the carnivals, the Indian markets and the worship of the Pachamama or Mother Earth.
From Salta, the city with the most colonial architecture in Argentina, you can embark on a stirring 500 kilometre circuit and tour the Calchaquies Valleys, passing through colonial villages and discovering archaeological clues, beneath the clear sky that is a hallmark of the region. Famous is the "Torrontes" white wine from Cafayate. Unforgettable, the "Tren a las Nubes" journey.
Jujuy province treasures one of the most peculiar natural formations in the north west: The "Cerro de los Siete Colores" (seven coloured mountain), sheltered at its feet Purmamarca is one of the main attractions.
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