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The '''Andean Northwest''' is a region in the northwest of [[Argentina]] bordered in the north by [[Bolivia]], in the east by the [[Chaco (Argentina)|Chaco]] region, in the southeast by the [[Pampas (Argentina)|Pampas]] region, in the south by the [[Cuyo]] region, and in the west by [[Chile]].
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The '''Andean Northwest''' is a region in the northwest of [[Argentina]] bordered in the north by [[Bolivia]], in the east by the [[Chaco (Argentina)|Chaco]] region, in the southeast by the [[Pampas]] region, in the south by the [[Cuyo]] region, and in the west by [[Chile]].
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[[Image:SaltaLamas.jpg|thumb|Lamas]]
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==Provinces==
  
==Regions==
 
 
The following provinces are considered part of the Andean Northwest:
 
The following provinces are considered part of the Andean Northwest:
 
*[[Catamarca]]
 
*[[Catamarca]]
 
*[[Jujuy]]
 
*[[Jujuy]]
*[[La Rioja (Argentina)|La Rioja]]
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*[[La Rioja (province, Argentina)|La Rioja]]
*[[Salta]] (western portion)
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*[[Salta (province)|Salta]] (western portion)
 
*[[Santiago del Estero]] (western portion)
 
*[[Santiago del Estero]] (western portion)
 
*[[Tucuman]]
 
*[[Tucuman]]
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===Large cities===
 
===Large cities===
  
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*[[San Miguel de Tucuman]]
 
*[[Salta]]
 
*[[Salta]]
*[[San Salvador de Jujuy]]
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*[[San Salvador de Jujuy|Jujuy]]
  
 
===Towns===
 
===Towns===
  
*[[Humahuca]]
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*[[Humahuaca]]
*[[Tafi del valle]]
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*[[Tafi del Valle]]
 
*[[Santa Maria (Catamarca)|Santa Maria]]
 
*[[Santa Maria (Catamarca)|Santa Maria]]
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*[[Cafayate]]
  
 
===Pueblos===
 
===Pueblos===
  
*[[Pumamarca]]
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*[[Purmamarca]]
 
*[[Tilcara]]
 
*[[Tilcara]]
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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*[[Quebrada de Humahuaca]]
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*[[Valles Calchaquíes]]
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*[[Quilmes]]
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*[[Salinas Grandes]]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
If you start your Argentine tour in Buenos Aires and think the rest of the country is either similar or uninhabited, you're in for a surprise. The northwestern provinces of Argentina, including Salta and Jujuy, are more like parts of Argentina's Andean neighbors Peru and Bolivia in terms of terrain, culture, and way of life. There tends to be more internal than external tourism to this part of Argentina. Due to this you may find many unexpected amenities (as well as transplanted porteños looking for renewal) in the small pueblos along the quebrada, or mountain chain, which is said to have "siete colores", which describes the stratified layers of minerals in the mountains which appear to be red, orange, pink, green, etc. The winters are dry, warm during the day and cool during the evening.  
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If you start your Argentine tour in Buenos Aires and think the rest of the country is either similar or uninhabited, you're in for a surprise. The northwestern provinces of Argentina, including Salta and Jujuy, are more like parts of Argentina's Andean neighbors Peru and Bolivia in terms of terrain, culture, and way of life. There tends to be more domestic than foreign tourism to this part of Argentina. Due to this you may find many unexpected amenities (as well as transplanted porteños looking for renewal) in the small pueblos along the quebrada, or mountain chain, which is said to have "siete colores", which describes the stratified layers of minerals in the mountains which appear to be red, orange, pink, green, etc. The winters are dry, warm during the day and cool during the evening.
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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Salta, Tucuman and Jujuy have airports with connections to [[Buenos Aires]] and [[Cordoba (city, Argentina)|Cordoba]].
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There are excellent connections on long-distance buses with the rest of the country.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==Do==
 
==Do==
  
* Pet a llama
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* Pet a llama.
* Stay in a small mountain pueblo
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* Stay in a small mountain pueblo.
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* Take a private tour with an english-speaking guide.  Poncho Tours offers tailor-made trips to suit you and your interests while exploring this beautiful area.  http://www.ponchotours.com/
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
 
* Be sure to try ''empanadas salteñas''.
 
* Be sure to try ''empanadas salteñas''.
* Also try ''locro'', a corn, pumpkin and pork meat stew.
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* Also try ''locro''. This is a corn, pumpkin and pork meat stew.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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All the activities classified as Active Tourism or Alternative Tourism within the province of Salta are strictly regulated and controlled by the Secretary of Tourism of the Province and by ADOPTAS (“Asociación de Operadores y Prestadores de Turismo Alternativo de Salta” – Association of Alternative Tourism Operators and Agencies of Salta). Some may require a previous medical examination or physical training. Before engaging any of these services you should ask a responsible operator about the physical requirements and see your doctor in order to carry out the correspondent examination.  If you wish to perform any of these activities, ask about the equipment or clothing needed for such activity.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
==External links==
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:50, 1 March 2012

The Andean Northwest is a region in the northwest of Argentina bordered in the north by Bolivia, in the east by the Chaco region, in the southeast by the Pampas region, in the south by the Cuyo region, and in the west by Chile.

Lamas

Provinces[edit]

The following provinces are considered part of the Andean Northwest:

Cities[edit]

Large cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Pueblos[edit]

Other destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

If you start your Argentine tour in Buenos Aires and think the rest of the country is either similar or uninhabited, you're in for a surprise. The northwestern provinces of Argentina, including Salta and Jujuy, are more like parts of Argentina's Andean neighbors Peru and Bolivia in terms of terrain, culture, and way of life. There tends to be more domestic than foreign tourism to this part of Argentina. Due to this you may find many unexpected amenities (as well as transplanted porteños looking for renewal) in the small pueblos along the quebrada, or mountain chain, which is said to have "siete colores", which describes the stratified layers of minerals in the mountains which appear to be red, orange, pink, green, etc. The winters are dry, warm during the day and cool during the evening.

Talk[edit]

Get in[edit]

Salta, Tucuman and Jujuy have airports with connections to Buenos Aires and Cordoba.

There are excellent connections on long-distance buses with the rest of the country.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the great view of the starry sky behind the silhouettes of the cactus.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Pet a llama.
  • Stay in a small mountain pueblo.
  • Take a private tour with an english-speaking guide. Poncho Tours offers tailor-made trips to suit you and your interests while exploring this beautiful area. http://www.ponchotours.com/

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Be sure to try empanadas salteñas.
  • Also try locro. This is a corn, pumpkin and pork meat stew.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Stay safe[edit]

All the activities classified as Active Tourism or Alternative Tourism within the province of Salta are strictly regulated and controlled by the Secretary of Tourism of the Province and by ADOPTAS (“Asociación de Operadores y Prestadores de Turismo Alternativo de Salta” – Association of Alternative Tourism Operators and Agencies of Salta). Some may require a previous medical examination or physical training. Before engaging any of these services you should ask a responsible operator about the physical requirements and see your doctor in order to carry out the correspondent examination. If you wish to perform any of these activities, ask about the equipment or clothing needed for such activity.

Get out[edit]


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