1 Incan mummies
Controversially displayed in high-tech fridges, three impeccably preserved Incan children, discovered up a lofty volcano, can be seen in the Northwest’s best museum, MAAM.
2 Train to the Clouds
This magical train ride takes you up a magnificent gorge to cloud nine, via countless tunnels, bridges and loops, hauling you higher and higher to an iconic viaduct in the altiplano.
You’ll find charming hotels, an abundance of arts and crafts, a massive colonial church and even a pre-Incan fortress in this village, the best base for visiting the Quebrada de Humahuaca.
4 Cuesta del Obispo
Spiral up (or down) a mind-boggling mountain road, zigzagging between the sultry plains of the Valle de Lerma and the rarefied air of Cachi and the Valles Calchaquíes.
5 Vineyards of Cafayate
Try fruity cabernet sauvignons, earthy malbecs and heady torrontés at the world’s highest wineries.
6 Antofagasta de la Sierra
Miles from anywhere, this high-altitude village huddles among out-of-this world volcanic landscapes.