The Andes mountains, impressive volcanoes and magical valleys

Much more like neighbouring Peru and Bolivia, in the northwestern corner you will find a desert like landscape, traditional adobe villages and ruins of ancient civilisations. From the pretty colonial city of Salta, drive north through the town of Purmamarca and onwards to impressive Humahuaca Gorge. South of Salta, the high altitude vineyards around Cafayate are well worth a visit.