Argentine Northwest


The Argentine Northwest (Noroeste Argentino) is a region of Argentina composed by the provinces of Catamarca, Jujuy, La Rioja, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán.

The Argentine Northwest is visited not only by Argentines but by people from all over the world, specially Europeans. The most common destination are Quebrada de Humahuaca and the Cerro de los Siete Colores, Cafayate and the Valles Calchaquíes, Tafí del Valle, and the capital cities of the provinces: San Miguel de Tucumán, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Salta and San Salvador de Jujuy.

The national parks of the region are: Baritú National Park, Calilegua National Park, El Rey National Park, Los Cardones National Park and Campo de los Alisos National Park.

Cultural tourism
Besides the geography of the area, its culture is of great interest. It is strongly influenced by Quechua and Aymara cultures, and the region widely differentiates to the more European Buenos Aires.

This influence can be seen in the music, clothing and customs of the people.