This off-the-beaten-track adventure in the Northwest of Argentina will take you to the high Andean plateau known as the ‘puna’. Visit during the dry season (April to October) when the days are bright, sunny and warm (and the nights are crisp and cold). The circuit starts and ends in beautiful Salta, making it ideal for self-drive enthusiasts. Alternatively, a driver and guide make this a more laid-back experience.
From Salta, you will travel north to the pretty adobe town of Purmamarca, famous for the impressive Seven Coloured Hill. After a day to explore valleys to the north, you will head west, ascending into the foothills of the Andes. Visit the immense salt plains of Salinas Grandes and high mountain lagoons studded with flamingos. Finally, return to the Lerma Valley and the temperate climes of Salta.
Why not combine this with our Colonial Northwest suggested tour for the ultimate exploration of this stunning region?