A brief note
Argentina is bordered by the Andes in the west and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, neighbouring countries are Chile to the west, Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, and Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast. We offer a North West Argentina Geology and Geography Tour that will take you into the heart of our breathtaking region to explore some of nature’s finest landscapes.
In terms of area, Argentina is the second largest country of South America after Brazil, and the 8th largest country in the world. Its total area is approximately 2.7 million km²
The Argentine Northwest is comprised of very distinct geographical and climatic regions. These consist of The Altiplano or “Puna”, the High Mountains of the Andes, Spectacular Canyons and fertile valleys as well as the subtropical cloud forest or “Yungas”.
To the east of the Salta region lays the “impenetrable” Chaco known as such due to its endless stretches of thorny trees and bushes that continue all the way to the border with Paraguay.
Besides the Yungas jungle on the eastern fringe of the region, the only fertile lands are those near the river basins, which have been irrigated extensively. Across millennia the erosive forces of these rivers has gradually created a multitude of canyons that contain some of the most impressive rock structures in the world.
West of these valleys the peaks of the Andes reach heights of over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft.) above sea level.
The variety and scenery of this region is just breath taking and we can’t wait to show you the very best it has to offer.
Enquire now about our North West Argentina Geology and Geography Tour.
Gareth picked us up and off we went…up into the mountains: Quebrada de Humahuaca, overnighting in Tilcara. It was great having a personal English speaking guide who ensured we did the sorts of things that interested us. Day 2 the awesomeness continued, visiting Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca …before the drive back to Salta airport in plenty of time for our flight! Thankyou !
We did both of our tours with Gareth, who was a total legend. He really went above and beyond to give us the best trip ever, and we felt we left having gained a friend.
“The pace of the trip was perfect and Gareth was an excellent guide- informative, knowledgeable and friendly. We have some fantastic memories (and photos) of the trip. Thanks again for making our time so memorable”.
“Our guide was Gareth, originally from England, a very special boy for his sympathy connected to a great kindness and attention to the needs of tourists.
For us, the main feature was the fact of providing us with important information of the places visited, always willing to accommodate our requests, also leaving space to visit alone.
Carmen e Stefano
“Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable time in the Quebrada de Humahuaca last week. We had a great time and will certainly pass on your contact details to our grinds when we get back to Melbourne. Many thanks also for your hospitality”.
“James and I can not thank you enough for making our trip so incredibly special. You are a wonderful travel companion and your knowledge of Argentina is impressive.
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Jane and I have had such a wonderful 3 days visiting such varied and unique landscapes and with the only person we would ever trust to drive us up and down those hairy roads and through enormous deserts. Your love of this country really came across. What a trip!!! 5 stars all round. Thanks a million.