Noroeste Argentino (NOA)
Thousands of miles away from the European influence visible in Buenos Aires, the visitor will discover this region still bathed in the Quechua and Aymara cultures, where semi-desert canyons and quebradas will gradually lead him from the foothills of the Andes to the Puna higher up.
This 500 km loop passes by semi-desert quebradas, the town of Cafayate and its vineyard, and huge cactuses called cardones. A strong resemblance to the deserts of the American West!
Once passed Jujuy, you will discover the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the colorful village of Purmamarca. It is the starting point of Route 52 which will take you to Chile though Salinas Grandes, the largest salt flat in Argentina. Quite exciting!