Destino Argentina

La esencia del lujo

Lost in stormy clouds
Who knows, life
Where will I walk
When the moon goes out.
I will sing, I will sing.
To my dear Tucumán
I will sing, I will sing.

-Luna Tucumana
Atahualpa Yupanqui

IN SALTA

  • View from the Cerro San Bernardo (San Bernardo Hill)
  • Llullaillaco Children of the High Mountain Archaeological Museum
  • A night at the Peñas
  • The Tren de las Nubes (Train to the Clouds)
  • The green curves of Route 9 to Jujuy
  • Iruya

IN JUJUY

  • Tilcara Carnival (date)
  • The villages and roads of the Quebrada de Humahuaca
  • Purmamarca Square and the Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors)
  • The light of the Salinas Grandes

IN TUCUMÁN

  • The Jesuit Estancias
  • A day of paragliding at Tafí del Valle
  • La casita de Tucumán
  • Some CDs from Mercedes Sosa and Atahualpa Yupanqui

THE CALCHAQUÍES VALLEYS

  • Cellars and the Cafayate´s torrontés (Argentine wine grape variety)
  • The history of the Ruins of Quilmes
  • Cachi´s archaeological heritage
  • Pre-Columbian heritage of the mills
Club Norte

NORTE

Pachamama

In the NOA (Argentine Northwest) there still survives the indigenous culture of the Andean communities of the South. The relationship of these inhabitants with the land, with Mother Earth or Pachamama is a very close one. An everyday divinity, protective and provider, which favours the fertility, and who is revered by their rendering part of what they receive.

The Quechuas and the Aymaras respect origins and Nature in a logical and elemental sense.

Handicrafts

Master weaving hands keep intact the age-old textile tradition of the Creole culture. Dying and hand spinning sheep wool in earth colours and vegetables, and conceiving designs on geometric and human shapes, in infinite sizes and textures that are later stacked up in the little markets at the public squares of the villages.

Hands that work the natural resources in deep harmony.

Folklore

People from the North are amiable, warm and respectful; with a slow and sweet accent alongside their music and dances. A Quena sound is similar to the wind penetrating between the corridors of the hills, while a condor flies over the mountain range. The Charango strings accompany guitars that brighten up evenings to the rhythm of the Samba.

And they dance to the caress of a handkerchief, staring fixedly at each other’s eyes, in a charming courtship.

The valleys and the ravines

The Puna landscapes look like slow motion scenes, with barely alterable fixed shots, in which clouds move at a particular pace. These adobe-home people lose themselves among the mountains and everything appears to be dyed with the same saffron colour.

The rock formations take unusual forms and create extraordinary landscapes.

Empanadas (individual pies)

 

Though everyone agrees that the meat has to be knife cut, the recipes are diverse. Filling: good meat, onion, spices, egg, red pepper, chilli pepper and, depending on the area, raisins, green olives or potatoes. They make them fried and baked, with flour dough and fat.

There are masters of the folding, crimping and sealing of the edges, because closing them well is a real talent!

Nature

Nature

Culture

Culture

Ecotourism and adventure

Ecotourism and adventure

Estancias y Turismo Rural

Estancias y Turismo Rural

Gastronomy

Gastronomy

Golf

Golf

Business

Business

Shopping

Shopping

Wines & Wineries

Wines & Wineries