Few venture to the wild Northwest of Argentina, but those that do are welcomed by rich Argentinian culture, striking mountain terrain, and moon-like landscapes all to themselves, as well as discovering quaint towns with fine food, great wine and quaint architecture.
Catamarca is the gateway to El Norte, where the spectacular Calchaquí Valleys begin their journey, winding through Tucumán, Cafayete and Salta. Horseback ride through the picturesque Tafí del Valle and don your hiking boots to take in the impressive rock formations of Quebrada de las Conchas near Cafayete and sweeping views of Quebrada de Humahuaca; a narrow mountain valley in the province of Jujuy.
It's in Argentina’s wild Northwest that you’ll find, not only its famously impeccable wilderness of astonishing contradictions but some of the highest vineyards in the world and award-winning wine. A few nights in a bodega near Cafayete or Salta is a must-do on your luxury Argentina holiday.
Speaking of “must-do,” those seeking solitude and a breath-taking expanse must head Northwest of Salta into the Argentine Andes. Here you’ll find La Puna; an intense, rich landscape with Inca ruins emerging from volcanic craters, immense, sparkling sand dunes, other-worldly pumice fields, glasslike lakes with flutters of flamingos, and sweeping salt flats.