Meetings in the Northern Region
It is the land of the gauchos and traditions deeply rooted to its cultural beliefs and geography:mounts with dense vegetation, valleys, stunning national parks, rivers full of fishes and spring waters.
This province features varied and rich ecosystems.At the Baritú, El Rey and Los Cardones parks, truly exponents of this northern region, you will be able to admire the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest and the great variations in altitude that exceed 5,000 meters (16,404 ft) above sea level.
The fauna of this extensive protected area includes the Andean condor, that glides over the Andes range, toucans, yungueros, tangarás, woodpeckers and the slender-tailed woodstar (only seven centimeters high), as well as many others exotic species, which are a delight for bird enthusiasts. Animals such as rheas, camels, vicugnas, guanacos and several felids live in the Andean high plateau.Pink flamingos, ducks and dotterels, as well as tapirs, jaguars (yaguareté) and other endangered species abound in the lakes.
Saltainvites you to adventure, with its different landscapes and its vast and almost virgin lands.High mountains, lost valleys, abrupt ravines, dense rainforests, agitated rivers, wide lakes and far deserts are irresistible for those who enjoy sports and nature.
The wide range of activities include: ecotourism, fishing at Tunal and Río del Valle, and rural, health and religious tourism.Tourists can visit the estancias dedicated to stockbreeding and production of leguminous plants and forage crops, where horse rides and guided tours to dairy farms and other agricultural centers are organized.
Salta, the capital city of the province, was founded in 1582 and still reflects the Hispanic heritage that distinguishes it from the rest of the Argentine capitals. The historical city center is an ideal place to admire the architectural heritage. Travelers can enjoy the Paseo Peatonal at the main square, with cobblestone pavement dating from the colonial times.
The city features a natural balcony, the San Bernardo hill, with an amazing panoramic view. It can be accessed through a cable car or a picturesque path.
Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Salta
Phone: +54387- 4310950/640/716