It is a favorite place for tourists to travel the entire north of Argentina from start to finish. The base in Tilcara has become a tradition due to the majestic landscape that surrounds the area. Silent afternoons, protein dishes based on Andean culture, roasted hills, and a journey into the past through the archaeological sites still surviving.
The pucará de Tilcara is one of the essentials: a fortress built in pre-Columbian times that protected the people of Tilcara. The Iron Bridge is another typical postcard of the area.
The Rosario Church with the hills in the background completes a large part of the attractions in Tilcara which are complemented by folkloric days in the narrow streets with handicrafts in the central square or pinas and delicious llama pots.
Staying north, the road to Ero is exciting. This city is located in Salta, but is reached through Jujuy by winding roads, steep cliffs, and the company of hills that change colors according to the intensity of the sun. An indication that the road to Iroia is the right way appears with the appearance of the planetarium church jutting out over the hills, and between the rest of the houses, on one side, and the river on the other.
Iruya generates the feeling that everything is suspended between the mountains due to its position at an altitude of about 2,800 meters above sea level and surrounded by various rivers that guard the small town. Trekking and horse riding at sunset are among the activities most chosen by tourists who enjoy getting away from the big cities, among the low houses and stone streets.
San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires
Just over 100 kilometers from the federal capital, San Antonio de Areco is one of the most visited cities for tourists settling in Buenos Aires. And out of the way, Areco is a corner of tradition. It is common to find gaucho on horseback and in grocery stores with foods typical of our country such as Creole empanadas or better roasted with the skin.
A perfect weekend getaway also allows for horse riding around town. The Guiraldes gaucho museum, the old bridge and the historic center are some of the most popular plans for tourists looking to enjoy a 100% Argentinean weekend.
San Martin de los Andes, Neuquén
Declared as the national capital of mountain biking, San Martín de los Andes is one of the most chosen cities in Argentine Patagonia. It offers all kinds of ecotourism activities and unique landscapes that revolve around Lake Lacar and Cerro Chapelco.
San Martin de los Andes can be divided into different tourist areas or regions, among which are the following: the Lácar region where most of the hotel services are located as well as various spas, Chachín Waterfall and Cerro Chapelco. The center of the Lalín region is located in Junín de los Andes, the land of araucarias and the vast volcano of the same name, whose height is about 4 thousand meters. While the Seven Lakes region joins San Martín de los Andes with other nearby areas such as Villa Traful and Villa La Angostura. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful tourist trails in Argentina where dozens of mountains, lakes, forests, viewpoints and national parks such as Nahuel Huapi, Lanin and Los Arrayanes are intertwined.
La Compriseta, Cordoba
Known as the “Heart of the Mountains”, La Cumbrecita is located 125 kilometers from Villa Carlos Paz. Surrounded by a completely natural environment, it allows sports, cultural and gastronomic activities for all ages.
Not to be missed: the chapel, the bowl and the distinctive spa area between a coniferous forest and the waters that descend from the hills. After crossing the Almbach stream, a birch forest appears, which turns different colors in the fall.
For eco-tourism, you can go on a trek on Wank Hill, sport the famous trout fishing, hike to see the hidden waterfall and Birch Valley, ride over the mountains and much more.
The streets of rose gardens, the lush greenery of the valleys that embrace them, and the Chubut mountain range are the protagonists of this small town of less than 20,000 inhabitants. Just 22 kilometers from a tourist center like Esquel, Trevelín has its roots in Wales and is often visited by many tourists from the UK.
Trevelín is an ideal place to take a break and sample the typical black cake in the tea houses that dot the city.
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