The time has come. I am traveling to ARGENTINA! This is my first “boots on the ground” trips to there. And boots on the ground it will be, for a large portion of the trip. While Argentina holds many urban wonders, it is to the countryside I am headed. Argentina bursts with gorgeous natural wonders, and this time I am headed to the northwest of the country, to explore the mountainous area around Salta. Founded in 1582, Salta is a provincial capital known for its Spanish colonial architecture and Andean heritage. Parque Nacional Los Cardones, Salta, Argentina. Photo by Nicolas Prieto on Unsplash
Traveling to Argentina for Adventure and Sustainability
I have been in the Andes before elsewhere on the continent and this time will spend my adventure trip hiking it’s slopes and valleys with a guide and a llama to carry my gear, just as people have been traversing the areas for hundreds of years.
- I will visit a farming family and stay with them in their remote village as part of my sustainable travel journey.
- I am going to visit an estancia and trek by horseback.
- I will visit the amazing salt flats. I will visit a Cafayate valley winery and have a cooking class.
- I am going to need those boots!
Salta, Founded 1582, Colonial Architecture, Andean Heritage, Endless Museums – What do you need more?
Salta is a beautiful city!
Founded in 1582, Salta is a provincial capital known for its Spanish colonial architecture and Andean heritage. It has many museums which I hope I have some time to visit.
Traveling to Argentina: Attending the Adventure Travel World Summit
But it is unlikely that I have time to explore Salta, because after my adventures I am attending the Adventure Travel World Summit.
- My “job” will kick into high gear for 4 days of meetings with experience providers, hoteliers, media members and with seminars.
- The Summit is a gathering of the best in the adventure – and sustainable- tourism world.
- It is one of my marketplaces to discern the best partners for me to work with on behalf of my active clients.
- It is a gathering of people who believe, as I do, that travel can make the world a better place if managed in a responsible way.
Last but not Least: Stopping in Buenos Aires
I am excited to be ending my trip in Buenos Aires and explore this cultural hub, it’s museums, ateliers, neighborhoods. I will see forms of dance, including tango.
My bags are packed and my boots are waiting!
Don’t forget to check out our other Argentina blog posts from this series:
- Argentina Travel Guide: A Land of Many Reasons to Go
- Traveling to Argentina: Adventure and Sustainable Travel – Where in the World is Theresa now?
- Salta, Argentina: A City in Andean Argentina (Part 1.a.1)
- Cultural, Natural and Ultimately Transformative Argentina Travel Tips: A Life-Changing Day in Salta, Argentina (Part 1.a.2)
- Natural Argentina: Ecotourism Can Fill Your Heart and Life Your Spirit (Part 1.b.)
- Desolate Beauty: The Great Salt Flat Salinas Grandes in Awe-Inspiring Argentina (Part 1.e.)
- Hiking in Search of the Pachamama in Argentina (Part 1.f.1.)
- Hiking in Search of the Pachamama in Argentina (Part 1.f.2.)
- Buenos Aires: How to Experience the Best of Its City and Countryside in 3 Days
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