Northern Region

Enjoy a Warm and Cosy Land

Tourism in the Argentinian Northwest: Travel and Learn all about the Region

Let yourself be surprised with the colours, flavours, and traditions of a place that feels like home at first sight. Feel the magic that sets its provinces apart and the charm that connects them: landscapes with their own life, captivating traditions, and welcoming people that are ready to share their customs with you. Visit a warm region.



About the North Region

What to do in the Argentinian North? Explore valleys and high plateaus, jungles and mountains, the Yungas and the Puna, coloured hills and the volcanoes of the Andes Mountains, the Quebrada de Humahuaca and the ancient Inca trail called Qhapaq Ñan. Are you into ancestral celebrations? Enjoy the Chaku ritual. Do you prefer adventure sports? Practice paragliding and sand yachting. Everything is possible in this region!


Must-see Attractions

Quebrada de Humahuaca

On foot, in a 4x4 vehicle, on horse, or on the back of a mule, explore this dreamy place declared a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

Purmamarca and Its Thousand Colours

In the heart of Quebrada de Humahuaca, you will fall in love with this charming village home to none other than the impressive hill Cerro de los Siete Colores.

Salinas Grandes

Experience walking on a sea of salt at more than 3,400 metres above sea level, one of the largest salt flats on Earth.

Trekking in Cuevas del Wayra

Explore narrow trails through unspoiled nature up to the Wayra Cave and the Aguirre Cave, in an unparalleled deep natural crack formed by erosion.

The Steep Cuesta del Obispo Slope

By car or bicycle, set off for this winding section surrounded by cliffs, snow-capped peaks, cacti, nature, and amazing landscapes until you reach Cachi, the magical village in Salta.

In the Yungas area, the climate is mountainous subtropical with abundant rainfall. In the rest of the territory, the climate is arid, dry, and colder. The rainy season in the summer is hot and humid.

The provinces that make up the Argentinian North region are Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, and Santiago del Estero.

Amid the magical landscapes of north Argentina, wild flora stands out: myrtles, palo santo or Bursera graveolens, willow-leaf red quebracho, laurels, horco molle, Podocarpus parlatorei, lemonwood, and jacarandas.

As for the native fauna, you can find the majestic king vulture, vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, crab-eating foxes, pumas, flamingos, anteaters, Andean mountain cats, chinchillas, spectacled bears.

Tamales, humita, grilled tortilla, charquisillo stew, guaschalocro, rosquetes, the most delicious empanadas in the country and the best high-altitude wines. The typical foods of such a unique region are amazing, and once you try them, you will want more.

The rainy and stormy season occurs during the summer, between the end of December and March.