Argentina Northwest

Argentina Northwest

Pre-columbian heritage, colourful rock hills and eternal sunshine View on Google maps

Cultural riches, unforgettable landscapes, omnipresent indigenous traditions, unique gastronomy and enchanting accommodation. Enjoy this land of contrasts, from the imposing snowy peaks of the Andes to vast plains and their salt flats, from extreme dryness to subtropical jungles, from busy towns to villages stopped in time. Easily cross over to the Chilean Atacama Desert and don’t miss a fresh Torrontés wine in the stunning Calchaquíes Valleys.

 

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Patios de Cafayate
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Amidst the vineyards of the winery El Esteco and with the breathtaking Calchaquí Valleys in the background, the estate's farmstead, is today the soul of this unique hotel that boasts thick walls, corridors with glazed domes, Spanish roof tiles, wrought iron gates, murmuring fountains, colonial water wells and a vast collection of vintage furniture and pictures. A unique and exclusive wine experience in Cafayate to enjoy the surrounding landscape, the history and the art of the region, as well as the incredibly welcoming and warm local people.
La Merced del Alto
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At the foot of the Cachi mountain, this hotel stands out in the picturesque valley surrounded by mountains, rivers and streams. The double and triple rooms are spacious and bright, with a mix of iron and wooden furniture. Six rooms overlook the mountains, and six overlook the colonial courtyard. A detail to keep in mind: the hotel has two floors but there is no elevator. There are no televisions either, but there is Wi-Fi in the common areas. It has a bar, an a la carte restaurant that serves regional gourmet cuisine, a spa that offers monotherapy and massage sessions, an outdoor pool and a cellar with wine tasting service.
House of Jasmins
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At the foot of the Andes Mountains and only ten kilometers away from the city of Salta, this hotel of unique and romantic atmosphere combines the Northern tradition with the comfort of the best boutique hotels. An avenue of mature eucalyptus set to the music of the Arenales River welcomes guests to House of Jasmines Estancia de Charme, a fully restored mansion with 247 acres of parks and gardens, a spa with body treatments and heated outdoor swimming pool. It has exclusive suites with private access, living room and private terrace with a view of the Andes, junior suites located in an independent residence, a superior room and standard rooms. The restaurant La Table recreates the style of the local cuisine and offers traditional meats like lamb, cabrito (kid) or the renowned Argentine asado, accompanied by vegetables, herbs and produce specifically cultivated in the House of Jasmines orchard.
Finca Santa Ana
This beautiful guest house is situated in the Valley of Cachi, 170km from the city of Salta. It is spread over 10 rolling hectares of centenary trees meandering the Las Arcas River. The house is surrounded by contemporary indigenous art, neutral color and furniture. The hotel provides amazing views of the Andes and the wonderful varieties of cactus. The culinary experience provides home made hams, marmalades, organic products and local wine.