Welcome to Salta

Salta is a city located in the northwest of Argentina, and one of the most populated cities in the region. It is located near the Andes and has a pleasant climate all-year-round, what makes this charming colonial town one of the favorite for the tourists. Salta was founded in 1582, so it's possible to see the Spanish architecture while experiencing the culture of a mostly indigenous influences in the local folk.

Top 7 Things To Do In Salta

1. Visit Plaza 9 de Julio

Start your wandering around Salta in the city’s main square, Plaza 9 de Julio, where you’ll find Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and cafes along the edge of the palm tree-lined plaza. You’ll see the magnificent neoclassical Catedral Basílica de Salta which is possibly the most recognizable sight in the city.

2. Visit the Alta Montana Archaeological Museum (MAAM)

If you only hit one museum in the city, this should be it for sure. Dedicated to anthropology and preserving Andean culture, the biggest draw of the MAAM are the mummified Inca children discovered by scientists in 1999 at the Llullaillaco Volcano.

3. Admire the views at the Cerro San Bernardo

You’ve got to get to the top of this hill for fabulous panoramic views of the city. It’s a great place to have a picnic on a sunny day or watch the sunset in the evenings.

4. Shop at the Artisan Markets

Here you can buy lots of Andean-style products like ponchos, sweaters, hats, and scarves made from llama or alpaca wool, as well as silver, ironwork, weavings, and mate gourds. All the typical stuff.

5. Visit the Wine Town of Cafayate

Get to the heart of the second-largest wine producing region in the country, the Calchaquíes Valley, you’ll find lots of bodegas where the white wine of the Torrontés grape rules. Cafayate is a lovely and peaceful country town.

6. Visit Las Salinas Grandes

See where salt is mined from a dried lake while you take those obligatory perspective photos on gleaming, high-altitude flats.

7. Eat Empanadas

Salta claims to be the birthplace of empanadas in Argentina, or at the very least, it’s rumored to have the best ones!

Top Tours & Activities in Salta

Full-Day Excursion To The Great Salt Flats Departing From Salta

Our Tour will allow you to discover the imposing landscape of Salinas Grandes, located between the provinces of Salta and Jujuy. Let yourself be surprised by this scenery that stretches over 200 km2, visit typical villages of the region, visit the famous National Route 40 and more!

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Half-Day Salta Guided City Tour

This city tour will take you exploring the most interesting points of interest during your visit to Salta. On board an air-conditioned bus and accompanied by professional guides, this 3-hour excursion will allow you to visit the most important places of the city.

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Full-Day Excursion To Cafayate With Wine Tasting Departing From Salta

The excursion to Cafayate is a full day trip in this incredible wine region, located in the middle of the Calchaquies valleys. To get there, we will cross incredible mountain scenery, which surprises with the curious rock formations found there. The tour includes a visit to a wine farm and wine tasting.

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Full-Day Excursion To Cachi Departing From Salta

The tour to Cachi of Salta offers the possibility to meet this wonderful people, located at the foot of the Nevado de Cachi Hill, one of the highest in the region. Accompanied by local guides, you will visit areas of great interest, such as the Encantado Valley, the Los Cardones National Park, the city of Cachi, among others.

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Excursion To The Argentine Wine Route Departing From Salta

Discover the wine route around Salta and its history. At each winery, we will visit the facilities and wineries to learn about the winemaking process. In addition, enjoy your best wines in a tasting performed by professional sommeliers.

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Full-Day Excursion To Quebrada De Humahuaca Departing From Salta

An incredible trip through Quebrada de Humahuaca! A World Heritage, this area where the landscape and the colors of the hills mix with the equally colorful cultures, is an ideal destination for those who want to know more about the past and heritage of Argentina. It is a journey of social contact with an ancestral culture.

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Full-Day Trip To San Antonio De Los Cobres From Salta

The trip to San Antonio de los Cobres will take you exploring one of the most important cities of Salta. Crossing a mountain path that follows the Quebrada del Toro, we can enjoy incredible landscapes, appreciate the native fauna and flora and discover the millenarian culture of the region. Do not miss it!

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Good To Know

Language
Spanish
Currency
Peso argentino (ARS)
Time Zone
UTC-3
Country Phone Code
+54
Best Time To Visit
We consider Argentina springtime (October to mid-December) and autumn (April to mid-June) to be the best times to visit Argentina, avoiding the tourist crowds and peak season prices.