Salta is located in the northwest of Argentina. Before the arrival of the Spanish conquest, numerous native people lived in these valleys; they formed many different tribes, which all shared the Cacán language. It is this human link to the ancient past - along with its surreal red rock landscapes that makes Salta different from much of the rest of the country. The Salta Province is home to a number of natural, social, and historic sites. The city of Salta "La Linda" ("The beautiful") is both an important tourist destination and the center point for visiting the rest of the province. Also from Salta, the 'Train to the Clouds' (or 'Road to the Clouds') crosses canyons and cliffs before arriving at San Antonio de los Cobres. The red-rock formations of the Valles Calchaquíes, the wine town of Cafayate, and the Cachi Mountains are all brilliant places to visit from here.
Plan your trip as far in advance as you can. Last minute travel is stressful to plan, and can often end up being more expensive.