The Northwest Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northwest - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Salta 13

Cafayate 12

San Salvador de Jujuy 9

La Rioja 4

San Miguel de Tucuman 4

Humahuaca 4

Tilcara 4

Purmamarca 4

Chilecito 2

Parque Nacional Talampaya and Parque Provincial Ischigualasto 2

Amaicha 2

Tafi del Valle 1

Molinos 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 9

Scenic Drive/ Tour 2

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Piattelli Vineyards

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

The first winery in Cafayate to be constructed with tourism in mind, Piattelli caused a bit of a flurry with locals when it opened in...

Plaza 9 de Julio

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The heart of Salta is quintessential Latin America: a leafy central plaza named after the date of independence. Arcaded buildings line...

Plaza General Belgrano

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Orange trees and vendors populate the central square, which is surrounded by colonial buildings—including the imposing government palace.

Pucará de Tilcara

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Set on a hill above the left bank of the Río Grande, this fortified, pre-Inca pucará (settlement) is the best-preserved of several...

Quebrada de Humahuaca

  • Geological Site

About 60 km (37 miles) north of San Salvador de Jujuy, the inimitable Ruta 9 runs into the Quebrada de Humahuaca—a craggy, riotously...

Quebrada de las Conchas

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The first 50 km (30 miles) of the direct road to Salta (or the last stretch if you don't come via Cachi and Molinos) is known as the...

Salinas Grandes

  • Geological Site

West of Purmamarca you can ogle one of the area’s most eye-popping sights: the Salinas Grandes, more than 200 square km (80 square...

San Pedro de Yacochuya

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Head 8 km (5 miles) northwest of town toward the hills to find Arnaldo Etchart's boutique winery. He established it in 1988, collaborating...

Teleférico a Cerro San Bernardo

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

The Cerro San Bernardo rises east of downtown Salta, a cool 268 meters (880 feet) higher than the city center. This cable car takes you...

Vasija Secreta

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Occupying a grand 1850s building on the northern edge of town, Vasija Secreta has a small museum displaying imported oak barrels and...


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