From San Salvador de Jujuy, Quebrada de Humahuaca is one of the main attractions, with its traditional villages and landscapes. To the east, Jujuy keeps a secret: in just a few kilometres, you go from the desert to the Yungas, a mountain forest that lures trekkers and bird-watchers, who can visit the Calilegua National Park, the Provincial Park of Potrero de Yala and other provincial and private reserves.
The city of Salta is usually the starting point of the famous “Vuelta a los Valles Calchaquíes” (Trip to the Calchaquíes Valleys) circuit along National Routes 40 and 68 and Provincial Route 33, offering the possibility to discover Cuesta del Obispo, Los Cardones National Park, the Artisans Route, Quebrada de las Conchas, Quebrada de las Flechas and Abra del Acay. You will also find the picturesque villages of Payogasta, Cachi, Molinos, San Carlos and Cafayate.
To the east and north of the province you can see the Yungas, protected at El Rey National Park (great destination to watch birds and fauna, in general), Baritú National Park, El Nogalar de los Toldos National Reserve and several provincial and private reserves.
There are several natural areas close to the capital city, such as Aguas Chiquitas Nature Reserve and Sierra de San Javier Provincial Park. To the south, Aconquija National Park offers paths to walk amid the yunga forest, apart from a significant archaeological site. San Miguel de Tucumán is also the starting point to enjoy Scenic Route 307, connecting the capital city with villages and nature reserves from the Calchaquíes Valleys, including Tafí del Valle and Ciudad Sagrada de Quilmes (Quilmes Sacred City).
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca is a good starting point to learn about the attractions found in the region. To the east, National Route 38 and Provincial Route 9 run across the Yungas in Catamarca with small mountain villages, trekking options, flora, fauna, and a view to the Aconquija peaks.
The central valley harbours several dams that are ideal for nautical sports, whereas to the south of the capital city lies the Capayán valley offering adventure trips. In the northern gorges, the mythic Route 40 spans along the valleys, from Londres to Santa María, offering archaeological sites as Shincal de Quimivil, as well as trekking and 4WD trips.
From the provincial capital you an access nature attractions like Los Colorados and Cueva del Chancho, at the southern tip of Valle de Antico, Guasamayo Reserve or Sierra de los Quinteros at the La Rioja plain, also known as Quebrada de los Cóndores.