will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you’d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

Travel Answers

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • Iguazu, both sides in 12 hours

      Puerto Iguazú Feb 10, 2017 at 1:08 PM

      Hi all,
      We will arrive in Puerto Iguazu in the morning(around 11 am) and leave from brazilian side (IGU) next day at noon.

      1. How can we see both argentinian and brasilian side in this time frame? Any advice is more than welcomed.
      2. Where to sleep? Argentina or Brasil?
      3. Any recommendation for a boat trip?

      Many thanks

    • Car hire or organised tour?

      by micknor51 Online Now Sep 27, 2016 at 11:26 PM

      We (fit older couple) will stay 3 days in Salta March/April 2017 then wish to visit Cafayate, Cachi and Tilura over 7 more days. Would it be better to hire a car or join a tour group to visit these places?

      5 Answers Oct 24, 2016 at 10:18 AM
    • Road trip around Salta!

      by Ionathan Online Now May 30, 2016 at 10:44 AM

      Hi all! We intend to visit Salta for 5 days, from 23 (noon) to 28 (morning) August 2016. We definitely want to make a road trip to all surrounding areas within this period, staying overnight at different places. Based on some rough calculations drawn over a map, we think it would be nice visiting (and sleeping at) Purmamarca (quick visit to Humahuaca included), Cachi, Cafayate, and then back to Salta.
      We would so much appreciate your contribution into planning a wonderful round trip, by suggesting either alternative must-see places along this route (e.g. stopover at Jujui) or a different route to involve additional cities like, maybe, San Miguel de Tucuman (?). How's the weather by that period? Please help... Greetings from Greece!

    • Quia to Salta

      by Lala1119 Online Now Mar 3, 2014 at 12:02 AM

      What bus do I need to take?

      3 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 11:08 AM
    • massot's Profile Photo

      From SALTA to UYUNI

      by massot Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 3:21 AM

      Next month, February, 26th or 2th, we wont to move as tourists between these two cities.
      I think that is possible by train and bus and...?
      please, have you some experience or advise about the best/ comfortable/ good price./ better views, . system to do this trip..
      Thanks! VT people is fantastic!

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM
    • Accommodation

      by jive888 Online Now Jan 18, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      I am looking for safe and clean hotel tips in Salta. Up to 50USD/DBL, private bathroom, breakfast incl., centrally location.

      1 Answer Jan 18, 2014 at 2:42 AM
    • massot's Profile Photo

      Visiting Salta region

      by massot Online Now Jan 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM

      I / we will stay 3 full days in Salta area (24-26 february). I will travel by bus from BsAs to Salta. My questions are:
      1. is it worth to stop and spend one day in Cordoba, or is better to enjoy all the time in Salta area.
      2.Which hotel, medium price (3stars...) do you advice in the city (better downtown)
      3 Which agency or tour is the best to organize the trips in this province
      4.The more beautiful places to visit, according your experience..
      Well, many questions, but probably a kind VT traveler may write to me.
      I give him/her many thanks!!
      Roma Massot

      6 Answers Jan 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM
    • Salta Landscapes

      by ACGJRB Online Now Dec 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      Which are the most beautiful landscapes to see in Salta? How can I get there? Thanks!!

      2 Answers Jan 15, 2014 at 6:20 AM
    • chrystal9111's Profile Photo

      Hiking boots

      by chrystal9111 Online Now Nov 23, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Nov 24, 2013 at 3:19 AM
    • Spanish school Salta

      by Searchspanishschool Online Now Aug 20, 2013 at 10:56 AM


      I would like to attend a spanish course in Salta. Can someone recommend a good spanish school?

    • mercurycat's Profile Photo

      Exchanging money

      by mercurycat Online Now Aug 11, 2013 at 7:01 AM

      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.

      Thanks bunches!

      3 Answers Aug 11, 2013 at 9:21 AM
    • car rental

      by ripro Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      Can foreigners rent cars at the salta airport

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM
    • best travel option from B.A to Salta

      by jiverboy Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 3:57 AM

      Are internal flights expensive ?
      What is the best method of car hire in Argentina and can you access Bolivia with an hire car ..?

      3 Answers Jul 24, 2013 at 8:11 AM
    • best travel option from B.A to Salta

      by jiverboy Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 3:54 AM

      Is bus or train the best option ?

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2013 at 7:55 AM
    • Custom cakes

      by TONYCHIR Online Now Jul 8, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      Is there a bakery that makes custom cakes for birthdays, etc. in salta ?

      1 Answer Jul 9, 2013 at 5:11 PM
    • Which is the better bus journey: Iguazu to Salta or Salta to Mendoza?

      by babblingbeck Online Now Jun 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      Hi There,
      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!

      5 Answers Jun 16, 2013 at 7:28 AM
    • milliturtle's Profile Photo

      Alternatives near Salta

      by milliturtle Online Now Aug 11, 2012 at 3:09 PM

      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.

      11 Answers Dec 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM
    • DancinTraveler's Profile Photo

      English speaking tour guide

      by DancinTraveler Online Now Jul 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      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

      5 Answers Aug 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    • Travel from Salta to Calama or North Chile

      by alfienimmo Online Now Feb 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      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.

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    • Looseebee's Profile Photo

      Cerro San Bernado Cable Car

      by Looseebee Online Now Sep 27, 2010 at 4:51 PM

      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

      2 Answers Sep 28, 2010 at 8:20 AM
    • bus from Salta to mendoza

      by josemoura7 Online Now Jun 21, 2010 at 7:35 AM

      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?

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2010 at 9:52 AM
    • rjberb's Profile Photo

      A week in Salta

      by rjberb Online Now Jan 26, 2010 at 4:43 PM

      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.

      Thank you

      5 Answers Apr 9, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    • From Iguaza to Salta

      by joyce.tse Online Now Nov 22, 2009 at 5:40 AM


      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.

      Many thanks.


      2 Answers Nov 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    • conorworld's Profile Photo

      Salta Trip Advice

      by conorworld Online Now Apr 11, 2009 at 8:11 PM

      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

      4 Answers Apr 13, 2009 at 6:26 AM
    • Bussing from Salta

      by Hearnest Online Now Dec 26, 2008 at 3:37 PM

      Hello all,

      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!


      5 Answers Dec 30, 2008 at 7:41 AM
    • vtveen's Profile Photo

      Accommodation Salta.

      by vtveen Online Now Dec 23, 2008 at 3:06 AM

      Who knows some nice and more or less affordable (till about 200 pesos per day) accommodation in:
      Salta (city)
      Cabra Corral

      If possible with a website.

      5 Answers Dec 30, 2008 at 5:24 AM
    • Salta to Iguazu

      by jen1252 Online Now Nov 6, 2008 at 8:02 AM

      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?

      2 Answers Nov 8, 2008 at 6:05 PM
    • salta to puerto Iguazu by bus

      by mindcrime Online Now Feb 4, 2008 at 1:03 AM

      How far is Puerto Iguazu by bus from Salta?
      How many hours the trip take?
      Does anybody know if I can take a bus in the morning or late in the afternoon?

      thanx in advance,

      6 Answers Feb 5, 2008 at 11:23 AM
    • salta to brazil

      by meandmyhusband Online Now Jan 2, 2008 at 7:37 AM

      Me nad my husband are going to salta and after that we are flying from sao paolo on jan 18th. My question is how do we get from salta to sao pàolo without wasting too much time and money?
      We can both fly and take the bus?
      i heard that there are buses tyhat goes from salta to iguacu any suggesations on companys?
      Thankful for answers

      1 Answer Jan 2, 2008 at 6:51 PM
    • The distance between Salta & BA

      by micke79 Online Now Dec 18, 2007 at 11:39 PM

      Hola!If I would take the bus to Salta from Buenos Aires how many days would it take. What are the prices? Any links? Is it better to by flight ticket to save time? Best regards/Mikael

      2 Answers Dec 19, 2007 at 1:52 PM
    • puppis's Profile Photo

      The train to the clouds will operate soon

      by puppis Online Now Oct 7, 2007 at 4:56 AM

      "Fuentes empresariales señalaron que en rigor, las primeras dos fechas están programadas para noviembre y diciembre de este año y que a partir de la semana entrante, se empezarán a vender los pasajes para la nueva temporada que arranca en marzo de 2008. La refacción de los 10 vagones que componen el tren y su puesta en marcha insumió alrededor de 45 millones de pesos que invirtió el sector privado y 27 millones más que el gobierno nacional destinó a la refacción de las vías."

      It says that the first two runs are scheduled for november and december. And that they will start to sell tickets for the new season (starting in March 2008) the next week.

      5 Answers Oct 12, 2007 at 1:05 AM