The Province of Salta is situated in the Northwest of Argentina and it borders three countries: Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay, and six Argentinean provinces: Jujuy, Formosa, Chaco, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán and Catamarca.
Salta stands out for its geographic and climatic heterogeneity, from the desert coldness of the Andes and the Puna to the subtropical heat of the jungle, with cool fertile valleys, mountains and rivers in between.
Salta's traditional hospitality and provincial cordiality blend with its great cultural richness. Its heritage is vast and varied: ancient Diaguita-Calchaqui and Inca vestiges, the more recent Spanish colonial legacy and its active involvement in the independence wars. These features are still alive in the architecture of its villages, towns and in the city of Salta itself.
The first people to live in this area were aware of its outstanding natural beauty and called it “SAGTA”, which in the Aymara language means “very beautiful one”. Even today Salta is known as “the pretty one”..
How to get there
-Domestic flight time from Buenos Aires to Salta:
-Distance from Salta to Buenos Aires: 1.605 Km
Located in the extreme northern part of the North-eastern Region of Argentina, with altitudes ranging from 1259 m.a.s.l. to above 6000 m.a.s.l. it has a population of over 604 thousand people.
Its varied landscapes allows the traveler to practice different types of adventure tourism, while at the same time enjoying an immense landscape filled with colours, silences and sounds, amongst valleys and gorges, amongst mountains and water courses, and, all coupled to the simplicity and culture of its people.
Jujuy shares its 312 kilometers long northern frontier with Bolivia and in the west 139 kilometers with Chile. In the east and south it borders the Argentinean Province of Salta.
Throughout the Region, the houses seem to grow from the earth itself: made of adobe, clay and straw bricks, catching the attention of most tourists that visit the area, whether by car, biking, and hiking or by horseback.
Thus, Jujuy has become the Province of northern Argentina most visited by tourists. Its capital city of San Salvador de Jujuy, located 1660 kilometers from Buenos Aires, its rich history, its excellent roads, a modern airport, its multiple tourist circuits that include landscapes crowned by valleys and peaks, where one can practice all types of adventure tourism, coupled to its excellent network of services, makes this area a place to visit during any time of the year.
Hoe to get there
-Domestic flight time from Buenos Aires to Jujuy:
-Distance from Jujuy to Buenos Aires: 1,643 Km
The province of Tucumán is between 26º and 28º parallels of south latitude and 64º 30¹ and 66º 30¹ meridians.
In a straight line, it is 335 miles (540 km) away from the Pacific coast, 652 miles (1,050 km) away from the mouth of the Plata River and 870 miles (1,400 km) away from the Atlantic Ocean.
It is bounded in the north by Salta, in the south and the west by Catamarca and in the east by Santiago del Estero.
The province of Tucumán encompasses a total surface of 8,696 sq. mi. (22,524 km2).
It is the smallest province in the country (it occupies a 0.8 per cent of the Argentine surface).
Its population is 1,142,247 inhabitants according to the last national census carried out in 1991. The demographic density is 131,35 inhabitants per square mile (50,71 per km2), the highest in the country.
Its capital is San Miguel de Tucumán.
Tucumán, the smallest province of our country, is located in the Northern Argentina. It shares the region with Salta, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero and Catamarca. It’s located in the heart of the region of the Argentine North.
Well-known as the “Garden of the Republic” due to its abundant and varied flora, it is the smallest province and more densely populated with the country (more than 50 inhabitants by km2).
Its territory is divided into 17 departments, where among those that stand out like Concepción, Banda del Río Salí, Yerba Buena, Tafí Viejo, Aguilares, Monteros, Juan Bautista Alberdi, Lules y Famaillá.
How to get there
-Domestic flight time from Buenos Aires to San Miguel de Tucuman: 1 HR 50 MINS
-Distance from San Miguel de Tucumán to Buenos Aires: 1.310 kms