Attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Angastaco

Angastaco Natural Monument

Just south of Angastaco, the rutted earthen highway that is RN 40 weaves through surrealist rock formations that are unofficially called the Angastaco Natural Monument. The views are stunning. Expect jagged mineral-…
Top Choice Mountain in Humahuaca

Serranía de Hornocal

Located 25km east of Humahuaca, this jagged row of rock 'teeth' offers utterly spectacular colors. Tours run here but it's drivable in a normal car with care. It's prettiest from 4pm onward, when the western sun bri…
Top Choice Gallery in Valles Calchaquíes

James Turrell Museum

Colomé Bodega boasts this stunning museum designed by artist James Turrell that features a permanent exhibition of six of his works. These are utterly memorable installations involving light and the strange frontier…
Top Choice Museum in Salta

Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña

One of northern Argentina's premier museums, MAAM has a serious and informative exhibition focusing on Inca culture and, in particular, the child sacrifices left on some of the Andes’ most imposing peaks. The center…
Top Choice National Park in Valles Calchaquíes

Parque Nacional Los Cardones

Flanking the winding RP 33 from Salta to Cachi across the Cuesta del Obispo, this park takes its name from the cardón (candelabra cactus), the park’s dominant plant species. Most picturesque is the Valle Encantado, …
Top Choice Winery in Cafayate

Finca las Nubes

Located 5km southwest of Cafayate along the road to Río Colorado (it’s signposted ‘Mounier’), this small, organic and friendly winery has a fabulous position at the foot of jagged hills. Tours depart hourly from 10a…
Top Choice National Park in Parque Nacional Calilegua

Parque Nacional Calilegua

Accessible by one of the region's scenic drives, and protected since 1979, this beautiful national park stretches over 76 hectares and rambles up thousands of meters in elevation. Its biodiversity is rich, with 123 …
Top Choice Gallery in Jujuy

Culturarte

An attractive modern space, Culturarte showcases exhibitions by a collective of 26 well-established Argentine contemporary artists. There's often work of excellent quality here, and it makes a fun place to check out…
Top Choice Church in Quebrada de Humahuaca

Iglesia de Susques

Susques is well worth a stop for its terrific village church. Dating from 1598, it has a thatched roof, cactus-wood ceiling and beaten-earth floor, as well as charismatic, naïve paintings of saints on the whitewashe…
Top Choice Church in Yavi

Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís

Built by the local marquis in the late 17th century, Yavi’s intriguing church – one of northern Argentina's most fascinating – preserves stunning altarpieces in sober baroque style, covered in gold leaf and adorned …