Which are the most beautiful landscapes to see in Salta? How can I get there? Thanks!!
I am going to be in Salta, Cafayate and Tilcara in late December. Do you think I need to bring hiking boots or just hiking shoes without ankle support. We are going to be doing some hikes but not sure how rocky it is and how much rain there will be. Any advice much appreciated.
I am spending a couple of days in Cafayate and have some questions as to which routes are better done on foot and which on a bike. I don't have a great condition so I have to take into consideration the difficulty of the track. Also indication of timeframe for each track would be appreciated.
I am taking in consideration:
- bike to Rio Colorado waterfalls with stops in a couple of Bodegas on the way
- bike/walk to Dunas
- walk up the Cerro San Isidro - where is the best place to start the hike and how do i get there?
- any other suggestions?
The other question is related to Quebrada. Can we take bikes from Cafayate on the bus to Quebrada and than cycle back to Cafayate? It's supposed to be about 80 km. Is it doable in one day for someone with a rather poor condition?
Thanks in advance for help withthos.
What does it cost for a bus from Tucuman to Cafayate?
I would like to attend a spanish course in Salta. Can someone recommend a good spanish school?
Hello! We'll be visiting Argentina next week. We've been to Buenos Aires in the past, and this time we're going to Salta. In Buenos Aires we found a place to exchange our American dollars for Pesos at a great rate (~7%). Can anyone recommend a place in Salta? We'll be arriving in BA early Sunday morning and our usual place won't be open before we fly on to Salta.
Can foreigners rent cars at the salta airport
Are internal flights expensive ?
What is the best method of car hire in Argentina and can you access Bolivia with an hire car ..?
Is bus or train the best option ?
Is there a bakery that makes custom cakes for birthdays, etc. in salta ?
I am planning a trip in the north of Argentina in October. I have about 2.5 weeks to leave BA and go to Iquazu, and from there go to Salta and onto Mendoza. I would like to see as much terrain as possible when going from one place to the next, however I simply won't have time to do all the legs by bus I don't think. Does anyone have an opinion/advice on the following:
Which is the best bus trip:
- Iguazu to Salta, or
- Salta to Mendoza, or
- Mendoza to Santiago, or
- Mendoza to BA?
Any feedback much appreciated. Adios!
looking for bus service from Calafate to Los antiguos - time table, price' and how many hours it takes.
Hi, I'm looking into possible locations for a December vacation of maximum 13 days. I'm hoping to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls for sure. I also wanted to see the salt flats in Uyuni, the Tatio Geyser, Moon Valley and around Salta, but I know it'll just be ridiculous to try and fit all this stuff into a 13 day trip. So, I'm wondering if I can see similar types of landscape in and around Salta and maybe stay there for 5 days instead.
In my quick research on VT and Google, I see that there is the Salinas Grandes which looked kind of cool. Can someone let me know if it is indeed a similar type of salt flats to those in Uyuni, but maybe smaller? Are there geysers in the area? I see that many people rented their own cars to visit. My friend and I only know how to drive automatic, so we'll probably have to do tours. Do you know of any good tour companies that do day or overnight trips to these areas?
I know I'll need to do a bit more research in the area but if you have any recommendations to steer me in the right path, please let me know.
I understand that there are direct flights from Buenos Aires -> Salta -> Iguazu -> Buenos Aires offered by Aerolineas Argentina. Will it be cheaper to book these in Argentina or is it pretty much the same price (quoted865) if I just book on their website? Is Aerolineas an acceptable airline?
Thanks very much in advance.
Hi! My Mom and I will be in Salta for 6 days. We would like to move around and possibly get a tour guide for a few days. Can anyone recommend a reliable, English speaking tour guide?
Also, what are your "must see" in Salta?
Cheers, from New York, USA
Hi - We are travelling north Argentina from Salta and hope to get via bus to Calama, Chile. We aim to keep travelling north to Peru.
Does anyone know the best way to travel by road this way? We hope to travel via bus, but happy to look at other options as well.
I am not a poor shoestring backpacker (any more). I am an avid photo enthusiast who likes to chronicle my travels.
Usually I travel with the wife and we can share costs and a private car is within our means but this time I am solo.
I could take public buses but I'd go crazy not being able to stop and take a photo of a wonderful scene. I could take an organized tour where you can often ask the driver to stop for a quick photo. But often these tours only stop for a few hours in many village/towns that I think I'd like to spend an evening in i.e. Tilcara, Purmamarca, Iruya, ect. Furthermore these tours tend to leave too late in the morning or arrive too late to capture the best light (early morning/late evening) for photography.
So I am thinking hiring a taxi for intercity trips MAY be the best of my options. I am just wondering what the costs and availability would be. I’d hire the car for a half day morning trip and have to pay for the driver to drive back home in the afternoon. I’d stay in my new town and then hire another local to get me to the next place a few days later. This worked well for me when I toured Rajasthan, India and Mali.
The question remains....how MUCH money would a taxi driver expect per day?
I will be in Salta for 4 nights, would like to have some suggestion on what to visits.
I'd like to visit some wineries around Cafayate and the Valles Calchaquies... but I'd love some help with a few questions I have...!
- How easy/difficult is to get around on public transportation?
- Besides wineries, what else would you suggest me to see?
Hi there, does anybody know the price of the cable car up to Cerro San Bernado? Is it worth the trip, and what is there to see/do at the top? I will have only a little time in Salta and would like to know if this will be a 'must do'! Thanks in advance
Does anybody know the driving time between cachi and salta via N.P. Los Cordones?
We will be there at the end of November.
I am planing to visit salta and then go back to Mendoza by bus. is there any bus company that make that trip and how many hours does it take?
My wife and I are considering spending a week in the Salta. We wpild appreciate any information on things to do, where to stay, towns to visit in the area etc.
I plan going to Salta by joining a local bus tour from Iguaza to Salta via Tucuman and vice versa. Is the road transport between these two places safe? Grateful for your advice.
Hello. I was considering visiting Salta in the next few months and I don't know much about it except the photos that I have seen. I was interested in seeing the salt flats and some of the gorges. I heard it is generally better to book your trips when you arrive. I was wondering what should one definitely see when I am there. I want to go and see the salt flats and the mountains. I am guessing you can get tours when you arrive. I was wondering how much it would cost and is it possible to do the salt flats and surrounding areas in 1-2 days. Thanks
Me and two friends of mine have 6 days to get from salta to buenos aires. We were wondering if anybody had any suggestions to how we could do it(car,bus?) and which places would be good to visit on the trip? Which places to go and cool things to do?
Thank you for you replies:)
I am flying into Salta from Bs.As. in a couple weeks and I need to take a bus from Salta capital to a small town in the north of Salta province. I did this several years ago but I don't remember much of anything about the process...
I land in Salta at 2:00 in the afternoon and would like to go to the terminal right away if possible. I feel like a dunce asking all this, but hopefully someone can help me out:
1. Grabbing a taxi from the airport, are they just outside the terminal? Is there a specific company I want to look for? I know in Bs.As. I always use the Manuel Leon, as advised by others, but I don't know what the deal is in Salta.
2. What's the name of the terminal/where do I tell the driver I need to go?
I've checked the schedule on La Veloz website so I should be able to get a bus that afternoon and be on my way.
Thanks for your help and if you see any glaring holes in my plan, or know of any important information I should know that concerns this, please let me know. I'd really appreciate it!
Who knows some nice and more or less affordable (till about 200 pesos per day) accommodation in:
If possible with a website.
Is there any way to travel from Salta to Iguazu by plane, without having to stop in Buenos Aires? I was hoping to fly direct, but cannot seem to find anything. Perhaps there are charter flights available through a local travel agency in Salta? Any suggestions?
Since last week, with new wagons,locomotives and rails, it is running 3 times a week (it may change with season). It costs 140 dollars for foreigners, 100 dollars for argentinians and 70 dollars for the people of Salta. it includes breakfast and lunch.
Too expensive for the argentinians. It is an example of the bad face of the foreign tourism on us, the locals.
We are a french couple who want to visit the province of Salta by ourselves (no tourism agencies, no autocars). One of the best way to be independant and see the most beautiful landscapes is to rent a car. But many beautiful places and roads are only accessible by 4x4, or safer by 4x4, especially in this season (rain...)
The rent of a 4x4 is very expensive for us, so we would like to find 2 other people who are interested, and who like camping and trekking in the nature.
Our approximative dates : from 12/02/08 to 19/02/08
We start from Salta.