Argentina Argentina

The provinces included in this area are Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Chaco and Formosa. This corridor displays the wide diversity enveloping the North of Argentina: rainforests, yunga forests, valleys, ravines and the mythical high plateau or puna, with the intermingled pre-Columbian cultures characteristic of the area.

Worldwide known due to its magnificent natural sceneries and the settlements where time seems to have stopped, this area gives travelers the possibility to travel back to the times of hispanic colonization. Buildings from those days can still be seen in cities like Salta or San Miguel de Tucuman.

Excursions such as the Train to the Clouds present the Puna with a strong contrast against the eternal snow on the Andes Mountain Range. The Humahuaca Ravine, surrounded by multicolored mounts and slopes covered in cardons, offers tourists unforgettable moments of beholding.

Tapestries, textiles made with fine threads, sheep, llama or alpaca wool ponchos, gold and silver works and baskets of vegetal fiber are some of the typical crafts tourists can purchase in the area.

Another attraction of singular beauty and color are the popular festivals, during which pagan rituals honoring Pacha Mama -"mother earth" with delicious regional dishes are held.