The People and the Land
Explore Northern Argentina, connect with the spirit of Earth and the soul of its people. Wander the Humahuaca Gorge, ride to big salt flats and discover archeological treasures.
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Buenos Aires - Salta - Jujuy - Iguazú Falls - Iberá Wetlands
Salta - Jujuy
Buenos Aires - North of Argentina - Mendoza
Salta - Humahuaca Gorge - Purmamarca - Salt Flats
Buenos Aires - Northern of Argentina - Santiago de Chile - Atacama Desert - Uyuni Salt Flats
Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Ushuaia - Salta - Iguazú Falls
Buenos Aires - Salta - Jujuy - Iguazú
Salta - Calchaquí Valleys - Cafayate
Salt Flats, Jujuy, Northern Argentina, Glamping
North Argentina - Atacama Desert - Uyuni Salt Flats
There is a lot of thermal amplitude, so the days can be hot and the nights can be cold. We recommend bringing clothes for all climates and dressing in layers. Also, you will be at a high altitude, so both the cold and the heat will be felt. The climate is dry and the rains are usually in summer.
It is best to stay at least 3 nights, of course, the longer you stay the more you will be able to see, but it is not recommended less than 3 nights.
You can take a long-distance bus or a plane to the city of Salta or Jujuy.
The Quebrada de Humahuaca and its beautiful towns full of culture and beautiful landscapes and salt flats is a must if you visit the north of the country. If you like wine you must visit the Calchaqui valleys to know the area of Cafayate and Cachi.
Salta, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Cafayate and Cachi. Apart from the beautiful landscapes, there is a wide variety of hotels and restaurants.
It is an excellent destination for a self drive trip. You can pick up your car at the airport and from there you can drive north or south, or both!
The northwest part of Argentina includes the provinces of Salta, Jujuy and Tucumán. It is called “the north” by argentinians. Like yin and yang, Salta and Jujuy are the two most popular tourist attractions of the region, not only because of their stunning scenery (multicolored mountains and sparkling salt flats), but also because of their long-standing customs and mystical culture. Salta was established in 1582. This city is a good place to start exploring northern Argentina. Travelers go from this city to the breathtaking Calchaquies Valley and the city of Cafayate, known for being the birthplace of the Torrontés wine. The province of Jujuy is home to the Humahuaca Gorge (designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site), as well as the Great Flats, a white heaven nobody should miss! Both Salta and Jujuy, served as an essential route between the viceroyalty of Perú and Buenos Aires, and numerous wars were fought here to secure Argentina’s independence.
On the western shore of Río de la Plata, you’ll find Buenos Aires. From the capital city of Argentina, it only takes an hour to cross to Uruguay, on the opposite coast! The majority of flights and airports in Argentina depart from this city: there is an international airport (known as “Ezeiza”) and a domestic airport (known as “Aeroparque”) from which you can travel to nearly every region of the country. Outdoor cafés, wonderful shopping, resto-bars, wine, steak, and so on; you should stay at least 5 days to explore the streets and find all of these perks, as well as the amazing combination of Latin American and European architecture.
Another marvelous destination that you can combine with a tour to the North of Argentina is Mendoza. Mendoza was once a desert, but the hands of hardworking immigrants, as well as the blessings of water and climate, have transformed it into a green fruitful region. The best Argentine wines are made in this region, and numerous vineyards may be visited for a wine tasting! Mendoza’s greatest wine-growing region is located 4,000 feet above sea level in the Andes, making it one of the world’s highest-altitude wine districts. Insects are hardly an issue in Argentine vineyards due to the high altitude and little humidity. In contrast to other parts of the world, wines in Mendoza are grown with little or no pesticides, allowing organic wines to be easily produced.
“Iguazú” means big water in Guaraní language. These breathtaking falls have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984 and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World since 2011. Argentina’s most known attraction is split between Brazil and Argentina. Both countries offer national parks that can be visited in a single day. However, the Argentinian park is larger and has more trails to explore. Take advantage of the tropical rainforest atmosphere and encounters native species.
The Esteros de Iberá (Iberá Wetlands) is the world’s second-largest wetlands and one of the continent’s major freshwater reservoirs. This natural reserve, located south of Iguazú Falls, encompasses about 5000 acres of marsh with over 60 lakes. For nature enthusiasts, this is the best place to visit in Argentina. Caimans, capybaras, swamp deer, pampas deer, gigantic otters, anacondas, larger rheas, and over 350 bird species may all be seen.
For action seekers, a visit to this relaxed town nestled around an oasis in the world’s driest desert provides the ideal adventures amongst volcanoes, sand dunes, and lagoons. At night, enjoy the beautiful stars; the Atacama Desert is one of the greatest places on Earth for stargazing and learning about astronomy. In this age-old village with dirt roads and adobe buildings, ancient civilizations and tourists from all over the world coexist.
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I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated your efforts in making our trip quite memorable. Memories come back every day. Ushuaia warmed my heart by the empanadas from Martinica Bar De Lomos. They were the best empanadas we’d eaten on the trip and the owner is very kind and fun. I would suggest that for anyone going to the end of the world. I also think our hotel may have been a bit too far from restaurants, 3.5kms, but overall, I did warm to the place! I feel like I’m going backwards on our trip starting with Ushuaia! The tours we did there were all very interesting and fun except we could have done without the Beagle Channel boat ride. Having the morning off would have been great but we could have cancelled as well. We loved the atmospheres of Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas. The former had a cool, hippy vibe. Punta Arenas was interesting except it was Sunday. Still, we wandered the streets to see all the architecture and ended up at Wake Up, a very cool breakfast and lunch place which I highly recommend as well. A bit limited for dinner on a Sunday but whatever. Hotel room was clean, breakfast was uneventful. Our time in Torres del Paine was amazing. The hostels were fantastic and the hiking and touring were crazy! The weather cooperated with us as well. Transportation was easy and we were confident with everyone getting us, and our luggage, to where we wanted to go. The funny thing was, when I was reading about staying in a hostel I didn’t think much about it because we normally stay with our kids in the hostels so, when I found out that we’d be with strangers the first thing that crossed my mind was, I better get some pajamas!! Turned out to be so great. We had great conversations with whoever we met and the hiking was beautiful. Very impressed with anyone who finished the ‘W’. El Chalten was strangely a really cool place. It makes everyone feel young again! We hiked up to Mt FitzRoy and then to Laguna Torre the next day. So beautiful. That La Lenga scent was encouraging us on! The hotel in El Chalten was just right. El Calfate was cool and we did our best shopping there except for Zoe’s sweater which we found in La Boca with Florencia. It reminded us of a similar town in Alberta, Canada. By the way, all the glaciers we saw were super and mind blowing and sad of course because they are melting so quickly. The refugio was perfect. Our time in the north was wonderful although maybe a bit too much driving. At the same time, that can’t be helped. Salt Flats were neat and I recommend taking the extra time to take the tour. In hindsight, we would have loved to have stayed in Purmamarca for another night. We really enjoyed ourselves in one restaurant where there were three boys playing their guitars and drums for us and singing, what I think were, folk songs. The hotel in Purmamarca was exactly what Jack and I love because it was beautiful and had a separate sitting area. We just might go back for some hiking in the area and then stay there so that we could cook our own meals. If we had done the trip backwards, we would have spent more time there. Gerardo did a fantastic job guiding and driving us safely around. It’s a lot of driving for him too but all very interesting. Lastly, we fell in love with Buenos Aires. Florencia gave us a wonderful tour and we really learned a lot about the city. The following day, we felt quite comfortable getting around and Florencia’s recommendations, the Hyatt for lunch for example, were bang on. Thank you so much for helping us with our trip. We have already recommended you to a friend although he is arriving on Saturday so little time, but you never know. Our many friends on facebook and instagram couldn’t believe what we saw so we will be recommending you to all of our friends. Gracias
Laura at Say Hueque put up a fantastic vacation based on our proposed itinerary, which included visits to Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta, Cachi, and Cafayate. All of the preparations were excellent. Guillermo took us on a terrific walking tour of central BA's north side. What a pleasant and informative tour guide. Mendoza provided an excellent opportunity for wine tasting. Salta was a great laid-back city. We had a fantastic road journey from Salta to Cachi and then on to Cafayate, where we sampled even more fantastic wines.
We visited: Salta, Catchi, Cafayete, Salt -Flat, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Iguazú falls ,Buenos Aires. The whole trip was 100 % organized by Say Hueque . Everything was perfect, the hotels, guides, scenery, the whole itinerary. I would recomend this agency for self drive trips!
Our trip: Buenos Aires, Igauzu Falls, Salta, Huhuamaca Canyon/Valley, Purmamarca, Salt Flats. You will not find a better way to see these cities and sites, or any other place in Argentina than Say Hueque. Talk about worry-free, accomodating, flexible. Thay are simply the best. Highly recommend Say Huque!
Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for a fantastic holiday in Argentina! We loved the country and the people. The highlights for us was Salta, the wine tour & the little hotel in Mendoza and the Glacier trekking. The Glacier was amazing!!! All flights were on time and your guides were always there to meet and great. Please pass on a special thank you to Carla who looked after us in BA and kept in touch all through our travels. Thanks again to Lujan, who did a fantastic job putting it all together and we will recommend you and your company to all our friends & family.
We had a 14 day private tour organized by Say Hueque, visiting Salta, Calafate, Train to the Clouds, Salinas Grande, Purmamarca, IguazuFalls (both countries), Estancia Ombu and BA sites and Tango. All the transits, tours, guides, drivers and accommodations were excellent. We had to use the emergency number once and that to was well handled in off hours by customer service. The scenery, the cities /towns, the wine and the people were beyond our expectations. We recommend Say Hueque!
We had a great time in Argentina. We toured Buenos Aries, Salta and Iguazú. The hotels were very good centrally located in Buenos Aries and in Iguazú. The hotel house of jasmine in Salta was on outskirts of the town, but was a fantastic hotel in a peaceful setting. Say Hueque had perfect booking process, Karen Rosa was our contact for booking and she did a very good job, always available if we called. All the guides were great and Agostina was friendly and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Say Hueque for travel in Argentina.
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