Excursions in Salta

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Best places to visit in Salta

Located in the northwestern part of Argentina, Salta boasts a myriad of breathtaking landscapes, colonial architecture, and vibrant culture. With its unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance, there’s no shortage of attractions to explore. For those planning an unforgettable journey, here are some of the must-visit spots in Salta that promise to leave you awe-struck.

Catedral Basílica de Salta

Salta's central square, Plaza 9 de Julio, is home to the magnificent Catedral Basílica de Salta. This pink-and-yellow neoclassical cathedral is not just an architectural gem but also an important part of the city's religious heritage. Its stunning interior, intricate paintings, and religious artifacts make it a must-visit spot for culture enthusiasts and photographers alike.

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Tren a las Nubes

Perhaps one of the most exhilarating experiences in Salta is a journey on the Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds). This engineering marvel scales the Andes nearly 4,220 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest railways in the world. The trip offers panoramic views of the stunning mountain ranges and deep valleys. The feat of construction is acclaimed worldwide and provides a link to learn more about this marvel on Wikipedia.

Quebrada de Humahuaca

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Quebrada de Humahuaca, is a narrow mountain valley located to the north of Salta. Known for its jaw-dropping landscapes where colors shift with the sunlight, the valley has been used as a cultural route between high Andean lands and the plains for over 10,000 years. For an immersive experience, Happytripz offers excursions that take you through the heart of this valley, revealing its hidden wonders and deep cultural roots.

  • Hill of Seven Colors - Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder, which exhibits seven distinct colors due to its mineralogical composition.

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  • Pucará de Tilcara - Explore the ruins of this ancient fortification that tells tales of the region’s pre-Incan past.
  • Garganta del Diablo - Not to be confused with the Iguazu Fall's viewpoint of the same name, this is a dramatic canyon that offers stunning views and photo opportunities.


The tiny town of Cafayate is not just another stop on the map—it's a getaway for wine lovers. Cafayate is renowned for its local vineyards and wineries, where the signature Torrontés grape thrives in the high-altitude terroir, producing some of Argentina's most distinctive wines. Indulge in wine tastings and tours to learn about the winemaking process in this quaint town.

Embracing the true spirit of Salta and making the most out of your visit, our company, Happytripz, provides expert-guided excursions to the region’s most picturesque and historically significant sites. Travel with us, and you'll not only witness the beauty of Salta but do so in safe, comfortable, and enlightening company. The profound knowledge of our local guides ensures that you uncover the hidden narratives interwoven into the fabric of Salta's stunning destinations.

In conclusion, Salta is a region that is replete with diverse attractions, from the historic and cultural heft of its colonial buildings to the sheer, natural splendor of its landscapes. Whether you're a lover of history, an outdoor enthusiast, or an epicurean at heart, Salta has something special for you. When you decide to embark on this journey, remember that Happytripz is here to make your experience as rich and pleasurable as possible. Bienvenidos a Salta, where adventure and wonder await at every corner!

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Yareli Tyler

The excursion to the salt flats near Salta was a breathtaking journey. The guide was knowledgeable about the area's geological formations and history, which added depth to the experience. The landscape was otherworldly, and the photo opportunities were endless. Highly recommended for anyone traveling to this region!

Jose Olson

A day trip to Cafayate from Salta provided not only stunning scenery but also the chance to taste some of Argentina's best wines. The tour guide was pleasant and made sure everyone was comfortable throughout the trip. The wineries selected for tastings were excellent, with a variety of wines to suit all palates.

Devin Rocha

Our adventure to the Quebrada de Humahuaca was an unforgettable one. The vibrant colors of the hills and the cultural richness of the small towns we visited made for a perfect day out. The guide's explanations on the indigenous history gave us a greater appreciation of the region's heritage.

Jaylen Blackwell

The excursion to the Calchaquí Valleys exceeded expectations. The landscapes were simply magnificent, and the itinerary was perfectly paced. We really enjoyed the stops at the artisanal markets where we could interact with the local craftspeople. A wonderful way to explore the natural beauty of Salta.

Kyree Chen

Trekking through the striking landscapes of the Salta region was a highlight of our trip. The guide was very supportive, ensuring everyone in the group was comfortable with the pace. The views from the top of our hike were absolutely worth the effort, offering panoramic views that I will cherish forever.

Anika Farrell

The night we spent stargazing in the Salta province's desert was truly magical. Without any light pollution, the sky was a blanket of stars. Our astronomy guide was passionate and informative, making the experience both educational and enchanting.

Giovanni Malone

Our journey through the lush cloud forests of Salta's highlands revealed a side of Argentina that is too often overlooked. The rich biodiversity and beautiful scenery were matched by our guide's expertise on the local flora and fauna. It was a nature lover's dream excursion.

Rene Park

The excursion by 4x4 to the Puna highlands was a day full of adventure and stunning landscapes. The diversity of the terrain was amazing, from salt flats and high desert to volcanic formations. Our guides were great companions, adding humor and insight throughout the day.

Jazmin Potter

Salta's train to the clouds offered an engineering marvel paired with striking landscapes. The journey through multiple climate zones and the trip across the viaduct were particularly memorable. The guides made the long day enjoyable with their commentary and attention to detail.

Princess Cameron

Venturing out to the vineyards of Salta was an indulgent and delightful experience. As we learned about the high-altitude winemaking unique to this region, our sommelier guide helped us understand the nuances of each wine we tasted. It's a must-do activity for any wine enthusiast visiting the area, truly an enriching aspect of our travel experiences.