The city of Salta boasts some of the best preserved Spanish colonial architecture in Argentina. The countryside warrants a side trip to its scenic villages, high altitude vineyards, and the rugged canyons of Cafayate.
Jujuy is the most Northern state in Argentina, on the border with Chile and Bolivia. The Quebrada de Humahuaca (whose small villages have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO), offer a wide variety of outdoor activities, (hiking, mountain biking, condor watching, white water rafting, photographic safaris, etc) beautiful landscapes (salt plains, high altitude deserts, fertile tobacco and tea valleys and lakes) and the possibility to experience and enjoy the culture and heritage of the local populations, whose ancestors the Incas reached these parts of Argentina at the height of their expansion from Peru to the south. The highlights of Jujuy are the small towns of the Quebrada de Humahuaca: Purmamarca, Tilcara and Iruya.