is in the Andean Northwest
region of Argentina
- Calilegua National Park (Parque Nacional Calilegua). It represents the beautiful samples of the Southern Andean Yungas biodiversity.
- Reserva Natural Aldea Luna near San Salvador de Jujuy. Just 20km outside Jujuy is an incredible nature Reserva tucked away in the mountains, and wonderful place to learn about organic farming and to explore the natural surroundings.
- Quebrada de Humahuaca It is a narrow mountain valley. The name has two meanings, Huma means head and Huaca means treasure. The most favorite places in the gorge are Purmamarca with the Cerro de los Siete Colores, Tilcara and Humahuaca. Cerro de los Siete Colores is Hill of Seven Colors. Another wonder Mountain of 14 Colors (Serranía de Hornocal) is at Humahauca. Pucará de Tilcara is a pre-Inca fortification or pukara located on a hill of the small town Tilcara.
Sansalvador de Jujuy is a perfect jump off point for exploring some of the most desolate and wonderful scenes in the world. At the moment not many non-Latin Americans around at all and the tourism is mainly Argentinians, Bolivians and Brazillians.
Most people you will incounter in the Jujuy region will speak only Spanish. There are however large numbers of people from Bolivia and Peru who speak Quechua.
The nearby international airports in Argentina:
- Jujuy Airport (Gobernador Horacio Guzman International Airport), . Airport Code – JUJ. Airline(s): Aerolineas Argentinas, Andes Líneas, Austral, Flybondi. Nearby cities are Ciudad Perico (5 km), Jujuy (32 km), San Pedro de Jujuy (33 km). edit
- Salta Airport (El Aybal Airport), . IATA Code – SLA. It is located around 9 km southwest of the city. Andes Airlines, LATAM Argentina and national carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas have regular flights to the airport. Airport offers shuttle buses and public buses for transport. Note that public bus doesn’t stop directly at the airport. SLA airport is a common choice for travelers to cities of Purmamarca, Jujuy and Tilcara. edit
From Salta its only a two hour bus journey for 300 (Flecha or Balut, May 2019) or share a remis and grab a empanada while your waiting some of the best meat empanadas are sold just across the road from the bus station where the remise leaves from. The bus station is a fifteen minute slow walk to the centre of town and a taxi should cost no more than three pesos. When you arrive, walk the length of the makeshift market where you can buy food clothes and coca. The street food near the bus stop is excellent and cheap (4 empanadas for 1 peso). Cross the bridge and just keep walking. The main street is Belgrano.
- Laguna de Pozuelos. It admires its visitors with a unique fauna in the world at more than 3,400 meters high.
- Laguna Guayatayoc. It is is a body of salt water almost linked to the Salinas Grandes, where it is possible observe large populations of different varieties of flamingos: the parina chica, the large parina and the southern flamingo.
- Salinas Grandes a small salar or salt desert located on the high plateaus. It is an expanse of salt in the form of a hard crust of 30 centimetres thick.
- Ruta 40. The province is crossed by mythical Ruta 40. The highway takes beginning from the far north to the southernmost tip of Argentina and goes through the desert plains and lush vineyards, passes by the crystal lakes, glaciers and the peaks of the Andes Mountains. The 5224 kilometer route connects La Quiaca in northern Argentina with the southern town of Rio Gallegos. The road trip goes through 11 provinces, 20 national parks, 18 major rivers, 27 passes on the Andes.
- Biking. Great choice of different routes.
- Termas de Reyes. The area to relax in natural hot springs surrounded by mountains and lush landscapes
- Treking the 5 hours through spectacular surroundings to arrive in Paseo Colorado a beautiful tiny town and another 10 hours trek through valle grande to San Francisco where you'll find natural thermal baths and los yungas. It is only a two or three hour trek away but beware of the altitude on your return trek this two hour trek could take up to five hours on return.
- Wine tasting. The Jujuy wine region sits almost entirely within the eastern half of the Andes, having most of its vineyards at a very high altitude. This condition brings more intensity and duration of sunlight to the grapes, which results in having an intense color, a rich concentration and high acidity.
There are so many different price ranges to choose from and one of the most upscale is miralejos sitting facing the Plaza Belgrano, not only is the food the best in Argentina so is the wine and the coversation. If you want to try some of the sweetest desserts go to casa bindo. You might never finish your dessert but its worth it for the sugar high at least.
Try some llama meat while you’re in Jujuy! It is an authentic regional specialty.