Post Number: 40
|Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 5:47 pm: |
My wife & I will be in Salta for 1-week mid January 2010 & really looking forward to this.
Can anyone offer an opinion on the must-dos, Must-sees in & around Salta? We have already booked our hotel so will be limited to day trips max. We have already pencilled in a day trip to Cafayate. We're not into adventure stuff... getting too fragile for that. Rather, sightseeing, cultural, dining & so on. Would prefer organised or public transport as I'm not keen to hire a car although I will if necessary.
One thing I do enjoy & am quite proficient at is trout fishing. Is there any good sport fishing to be had close to Salta? Can gear and/or guides be hired locally?
Any advice appreciated.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 11:13 pm: |
To the north of Salta are the salt lakes/deserts, there's probably a day trip for those.
Also to the north, but typically accessed through Jujuy (another town) is the Humahuaca valley... pre incan buildings/ruins (Tilcara I think), Purmamarca with it's mulit-coloured hills. Not sure if you'll get these in a day trip from Salta. You can do it from Jujuy, about a 2 hour bus ride connects the two. Depending on schedules, and if you don't mind a long-ish day, yes it's possible.
Of course also from Salta runs a famous train - a good return day trip. Takes you up into the andes towards the chilean border.
Another good Salta thing to do (if you like lazing around) is to people-watch at the main park. Lots of places for coffee and decent food. Yes you'll find some cocktails too.
Take the teleferico (cable car) up to the mountain/lookout, possibly picnic up there.
Not sure about the fishing, sorry. I'm not sure it's possible. Have you googled? I'm pretty sure Salta and Jujuy have tourism websites with english and also links (or ads) for local travel agents.
There's a national park somewhere near Salta, I can't think of the name, it's supposed to be very nice. Jungle/forest and full of wildlife.
Have a good trip!