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Salta, which in quechua language means “The Very Beautiful” offers the tourist innumerable options for visiting its landscapes, the vivid colors of its arid soils, extended salt pans, jungles with exuberant vegetation and the legacy of its native inhabitants.

It may be reached mostly by land - taking National Road N° 9 - or by air. Its capital city having the same name, is 1,605 Kms far from Buenos Aires. In this province, adventure finds an oasis to challenge any expectation: trekking, horse riding, tyrolean crossing, rappel or bungee-jumping over the Cabra Corral Dam, rafting, paragliding at the Cuesta del Obispo, are just a few of the many available options. At the enchanting Puna with villages like Tolar Grande with a valuable cultural heritage, or San Antonio de los Cobres where the time seems to have stopped until the Train to the Clouds passes by, visitors may exchange smiles with local inhabitants, people that adapted themselves to the inclemency of a dry and cold weather, at an altitude of more than 4.000 mts. Salta is a beautiful active city, of a well preserved colonial style, hosting folk parties, the High Mountain Museum (where tourists are told about the famous expedition that found the mummified Inca children at Llulliallaco volcano) and the new gastronomic circuits for those loving the Creole and Andean cuisine. Visitors should not miss either the culture of the Salta's Gaucho, its estancias (cattle farms), its extremely beautiful national parks or the Calchaquíes Valleys (Cachi, Molinos, Seclantás or Cafayate, the latter being the local reference for the Wine Route) framed by gorges of mysterious shapes and colors perpetrated in the infinite. This region is acknowledged by the defined characteristics of their highland wines, born among the highest vineyards in the world (1.700 to 3.000 meters above sea level). Wineries, Andean gastronomy, boutique lodging and wine therapy are good reasons for not missing a trip to Salta. Web Site: www.turismosalta.gov.ar

Ministerio de Turismo y Cultura: http://turismosalta.gov.ar

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