Salta presents regional highlights

The region promotes wine, culture and birdwatching

Juan Manuel Lavallén, the Minister of Tourism in Salta, says the provincial capital of mountainous north-west Argentina is presenting four of the region’s flagship products for the German market at ITB Berlin.

The “Wine Route of Salta” is the highest in the world, located between 1,750 and 3,050 metres above sea level. Cafayate, is the most important tourist town of the Calchaquíes Valleys. Its Artisan Market, wineries and the Museum of Vine and Wine stand out.

THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE INCAS CAN BE FOUND AT THE LLULLAILLACO VOLCANO

From here, the path leads to San Isidro, where there are caves with cave paintings. Visitors can also take a walk along the Colorado River to discover its many waterfalls or explore the dunes.
The Qhapaq Ñan is an old road system that, in Argentina, crosses mountains, valleys and deserts passing through seven provinces. In the province of Salta, the footprints of the Incas can be found at the Llullaillaco Volcano, the highest religious site in the world at almost 6,750 metres above sea level. The Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) is one of the three highest railways in the world. It departs from the city of Salta, at around 1,200 metres above sea level and ends its journey at La Polvorilla viaduct at just over 4,200 metres above sea level.

The train makes two stops, both towards the end of the journey. The rst is at La Polvorilla Viaduct, the second at San Antonio de los Cobres, an old village that offers visitors cultural highlights including traditional dances and music, handcrafts and fabrics made of llama, vicuña and alpaca wool.

Three national parks, 21 provincial reserves and 30 important bird areas, make Salta an ideal space for birdwatching. The province of Salta has 65% of Argentina’s total bird population, which includes more than 650 species, many of them unique at national and/or international level.

Hall 23b / Stand 203