Overview

  • Awe-inspiring Geology and Geography Tour
  • The Altiplano or “Puna” high planes.
  • The snow-capped peaks of the Andes.
  • Spectacular canyons and rock structures.
  • The Cloud forest or “Yungas”.
  • The Cacti scattered dessert landscapes.

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.

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