Tips & Advice

Tips & Advice

When to go

The climate allows people to visit Salta and Jujuy throughout the year. Therefore, any time is a good time to visit it. From December to March, the average temperature is 20ºC. June and July are the coldest months of the year with an average of 13º; the rest of the months the temperature averages 18ºC. During the summer months there is usually more rainfall than during the rest of the year. However, it is very nice to visit this area in January and February due to the carnival celebrations.

How to get

Flight:  You can fly to Salta from Buenos Aires, there are daily flights at different times. You can also connect Salta by plane to Puerto Iguazu and Mendoza (several weekly flights). 

Bus: The bus terminal in Salta is very important and buses from different parts of the country arrive and leave from there, like the buses that connect Salta with San Pedro de  Atacama, Chile.

Train: The train is the cheapest option (apart from the bus) to reach Jujuy and Slata via Tucumán. The train leaves from Retiro Train station and takes about 38 hours.

Self-drive: You can rent a car in Salta and drive north to the Quebrada de Humahuaca or south to the Calchaquies valleys. If you like to travel independently this is a great option for your trip!

Can I find ATMs in Salta and Jujuy?

In Salta city there are several ATMs located in banks. Please note that each bank has a different fee that will charge you to use their system, plus your bank fee. We recommend bringing a couple of US dollars and exchanging them, so you have some cash to move around and then pay with Credit cards or use an ATM whenever you run out of money.  

In the small towns of Salta and Jujuy it is posssible that the ATMs do not work or have no money, so we recommend having cash with you.

What is the proper tipping?

In restaurants it’s customary to tip about 10% of the bill. Note that tips can’t be added to credit-card bills, so carry cash for this purpose.

Estimate around USD 10/15 per person for the guide, for a full day tour and half of it for the driver.

Tip hotel porters for handling bags. Calculate an amount of currency equal to about $1.00 for every two bags. Same amount is calculated for drivers if they help you with your suitcases.  If you are happy with the housekeeping you may want to consider tipping the maid between US$0.50 – $1.00 per night. You might also tip the concierge staff if you have used them to arrange dinner reservations, transportation or leisure activities.

In Argentina we don’t regularly tip taxi drivers.

How much money can I spend per day in Salta and Jujuy?

We estimate around USD 50/100 per day, per person for daily expenses like eating, shopping and transportation, depending on how much money you want to spend on these.

Must-try food on your trip to Salta

Locro, empanadas, humita and tamale, and the dessert Quesillo with membrillo

What to include in your luggage

During the months of March to September, the daytime temperature is pleasant but at night it is necessary to bundle up as temperatures drop considerably. During the summer months, it is usually cool at night, so it is advisable to include a light coat in your luggage. Anyway, and in general terms, it is always recommended to dress “in layers.” That is to say, muscular, T-shirt, sweater and jacket; since the temperatures are quite contrasting during the day. Do not forget to include sunglasses and sunscreen, especially when hiking.

 

Tickets to Museums and archaeological sites

Remember that tickets are paid in pesos Argentines and are not included in the tours. Since credit cards are not accepted, we recommend always carrying change in local currency.

Where to go for a run?

Parque Bicentenario (Salta): The Bicentennial Park is a fairly large area dedicated to sports and recreation. You can go jogging, biking, walking, and more. It has an 11-hectare lagoon that makes the walk much more picturesque.

Parque San Martín (Salta): The San Martín Park has a large grove and a beautiful lake, which invite you to a pleasant and delicious walk. In addition, while you run, you can admire monuments of various characters. A statue in honor of the country’s greatest hero, José de San Martín, the work of Roberto Carrier Belleuse, inaugurated on May 24, 1913. Another of them is in homage to Facundo de Zuviría, the author of this wonderful work is Lola Mora .

Where to meditate?

San Lorenzo (Salta) 

Villa San Lorenzo, where green becomes jungle, is only 10 minutes from Salta Capital and is the perfect place to connect with yourself and with nature in Salta. It is nestled in the jungle of the Yungas and its landscape is an invitation to enjoy nature, tranquility and outdoor activities.

At the top you reach the Quebrada de San Lorenzo, the San Lorenzo River with its crystal clear waters, the even more jungle vegetation, ferns, vines and orchids are a must see.

Where to watch the sunset?

Cerro San Bernardo (Salta)

From the Cerro San Bernardo, a hill that is located in the city of Salta, you can get an incredible view of the sunset over the city. This is because Salta can be seen from about 883 feet high. Super recommended for fans of sunsets.

Travel insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase insurance. Travel insurance helps protect against unforeseen emergencies which can occur at any time. It also helps protect you against other circumstances like travel delay, lost or stolen baggage and personal items, missed connections and so much more.

When to go

The climate allows people to visit Salta and Jujuy throughout the year. Therefore, any time is a good time to visit it. From December to March, the average temperature is 20ºC. June and July are the coldest months of the year with an average of 13º; the rest of the months the temperature averages 18ºC. During the summer months there is usually more rainfall than during the rest of the year. However, it is very nice to visit this area in January and February due to the carnival celebrations.

Can I find ATMs in Salta and Jujuy?

In Salta city there are several ATMs located in banks. Please note that each bank has a different fee that will charge you to use their system, plus your bank fee. We recommend bringing a couple of US dollars and exchanging them, so you have some cash to move around and then pay with Credit cards or use an ATM whenever you run out of money.  

In the small towns of Salta and Jujuy it is posssible that the ATMs do not work or have no money, so we recommend having cash with you.

How much money can I spend per day in Salta and Jujuy?

We estimate around USD 50/100 per day, per person for daily expenses like eating, shopping and transportation, depending on how much money you want to spend on these.

What to include in your luggage

During the months of March to September, the daytime temperature is pleasant but at night it is necessary to bundle up as temperatures drop considerably. During the summer months, it is usually cool at night, so it is advisable to include a light coat in your luggage. Anyway, and in general terms, it is always recommended to dress “in layers.” That is to say, muscular, T-shirt, sweater and jacket; since the temperatures are quite contrasting during the day. Do not forget to include sunglasses and sunscreen, especially when hiking.

 

Where to go for a run?

Parque Bicentenario (Salta): The Bicentennial Park is a fairly large area dedicated to sports and recreation. You can go jogging, biking, walking, and more. It has an 11-hectare lagoon that makes the walk much more picturesque.

Parque San Martín (Salta): The San Martín Park has a large grove and a beautiful lake, which invite you to a pleasant and delicious walk. In addition, while you run, you can admire monuments of various characters. A statue in honor of the country’s greatest hero, José de San Martín, the work of Roberto Carrier Belleuse, inaugurated on May 24, 1913. Another of them is in homage to Facundo de Zuviría, the author of this wonderful work is Lola Mora .

Where to watch the sunset?

Cerro San Bernardo (Salta)

From the Cerro San Bernardo, a hill that is located in the city of Salta, you can get an incredible view of the sunset over the city. This is because Salta can be seen from about 883 feet high. Super recommended for fans of sunsets.

How to get

Flight:  You can fly to Salta from Buenos Aires, there are daily flights at different times. You can also connect Salta by plane to Puerto Iguazu and Mendoza (several weekly flights). 

Bus: The bus terminal in Salta is very important and buses from different parts of the country arrive and leave from there, like the buses that connect Salta with San Pedro de  Atacama, Chile.

Train: The train is the cheapest option (apart from the bus) to reach Jujuy and Slata via Tucumán. The train leaves from Retiro Train station and takes about 38 hours.

Self-drive: You can rent a car in Salta and drive north to the Quebrada de Humahuaca or south to the Calchaquies valleys. If you like to travel independently this is a great option for your trip!

What is the proper tipping?

In restaurants it’s customary to tip about 10% of the bill. Note that tips can’t be added to credit-card bills, so carry cash for this purpose.

Estimate around USD 10/15 per person for the guide, for a full day tour and half of it for the driver.

Tip hotel porters for handling bags. Calculate an amount of currency equal to about $1.00 for every two bags. Same amount is calculated for drivers if they help you with your suitcases.  If you are happy with the housekeeping you may want to consider tipping the maid between US$0.50 – $1.00 per night. You might also tip the concierge staff if you have used them to arrange dinner reservations, transportation or leisure activities.

In Argentina we don’t regularly tip taxi drivers.

Must-try food on your trip to Salta

Locro, empanadas, humita and tamale, and the dessert Quesillo with membrillo

Tickets to Museums and archaeological sites

Remember that tickets are paid in pesos Argentines and are not included in the tours. Since credit cards are not accepted, we recommend always carrying change in local currency.

Where to meditate?

San Lorenzo (Salta) 

Villa San Lorenzo, where green becomes jungle, is only 10 minutes from Salta Capital and is the perfect place to connect with yourself and with nature in Salta. It is nestled in the jungle of the Yungas and its landscape is an invitation to enjoy nature, tranquility and outdoor activities.

At the top you reach the Quebrada de San Lorenzo, the San Lorenzo River with its crystal clear waters, the even more jungle vegetation, ferns, vines and orchids are a must see.

Travel insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase insurance. Travel insurance helps protect against unforeseen emergencies which can occur at any time. It also helps protect you against other circumstances like travel delay, lost or stolen baggage and personal items, missed connections and so much more.