Salta boasts a rich winemaking tradition dating back to the 18th century. This stunning region is filled with breathtaking landscapes and a wealth of natural, historical and cultural beauty, and the Altitude Wine Route crosses farms, vineyards and wineries.
A visit to Salta will be an unforgettable one filled with first-class wineries offering fantastic guided tours and wine tastings, luxurious accommodation and top-quality regional gastronomy. In Cafayate you will find 70% of the vineyards housed between the picturesque mountains and roadsides. Many of them can be visited by bike through the famous Route N° 40 and offers not only guided tours and wine tasting, but also wine spas and delicious local food.
Salta is fantastic all year round, but the best time to visit is from March to November to avoid the hot summer months. There is lots do and see here so a three or four night stay is recommended.
Valle de Lerma - Admire broad, fertile valley scented with wild herbs which decorate the colonial houses, the beautifully crafted arts and crafts and the luscious hills and rivers.
Valles Calchaquies -Behind the amazing rock formations of multi-coloured hills and ravines lie historical villages. This circular loop can be accessed by National Route 68 or Provincial Route 33. The "Return to the Valley" is an unforgettable journey through a region shaped by the pre-Inca and colonial history and stunning landscapes carved by wind and sun.
North Andean - The beautiful colours of the landscape, the warm aromas of herbs and the friendly locals make this an idyllic setting. The silence is broken only by the bells of the church, children playing or the sigh of the vastness of the mountains framed by a deep blue sky.
Puna - Immense salt flats, volcanoes, shrub steppes, clear sky, the warm sun and inviting blue lagoons are just some of the wonders that Puna has to offer.
When coming to Salta you can choose from so much, but a visit to Cafayate City and one its farms and wineries is a must, especially by bike.
Travel into the clouds on a train which rises 4200 metres high, and walk through Salinas Grandes, one of the greatest depressions in the province with an exposed surface of over 12,000 hectares of real and very white salt.
Take photos at Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca Ravine), awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in the category Cultural Landscape and buy handmade crafts in the colourful markets.
Learn how to cook delicious traditional pastries and enjoy wine tastings under the red sunset in boutique wineries.
Festivals & most important celebrations in the province