Cathedral in Salta, Argentina

Photo by: Stefan Rohrbach, Creative Commons

Salta, Argentina is a perfect place for both adventure and learning as it features historical locations as well as natural tourist destinations for more daring escapades.

Salta is where the Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montaña is located, which is the museum that showcases the “Llullaillaco Children” the three Incas found frozen on Mount Llullaillaco. The Museo Antropologico, on the other hand, has an extensive collection of items that explain the very interesting indigenous cultures in Argentina that have flourished over the centuries.

For a more personal interaction with the culture, art and history of the country, please include a visit to Pajcha on your itinerary when you plan a trip to Salta. This marvelous museum showcases a wide collection of traditional Argentinean art, including jewelry, icons and even textiles, which have been collected from South and Central America by the museum owners themselves over the years. For an additional fee, you will get a personalized tour of the museum guided by the owner herself. You will surely be impressed by the information that the tour guide will impart on you and overwhelmed by the amount of details that you will gather.

If you want to experience something that is not only relaxing but also daring at some point, then you will definitely enjoy a ride on the Tren a las Nubes, or Train to the clouds. Based on its name, expect to be taken high up in the sky to witness a breathtaking view of the city while enjoying a rush of excitement with every turn. Food is available inside the train, but they are a little expensive, so you might want to bring your own food for snacks.

Still hungry for more adventure? Try the Mystical Cachi when you visit Salta, Argentina. This is a tour of the mountain jungles that pass through mountain paths and other exotic spots. The trail begins at the Lerma Valley, then goes through the Los Luarels jungle all the way to the Escoipe Gorge and La Cuesta del Obispo or the Bishop’s Slope. You will then be taken to Piedra del Molino before you finally reach Los Cardones National Park. Here you will stop to take pictures and enjoy the site. The ultimate destination on this adventurous trip is, of course, the scenic town of Cachi. This is where you may visit the Archaeological Museum and the beautiful church.

Salta, Argentina is definitely one stop that you must make when touring the country of Argentina. The places to visit, sights to see and adventures to experience are all worth it.

One response to “Salta”

  1. Bob says:

    what is a famous landmark in Salta? 🙂

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