Karen Chapman hails the otherworldly beauty of this under-the-radar region
Ask anyone what they believe to be the highlights of Argentina and they will likely mention the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, the wilds of Patagonia and the mighty Iguazú Falls. Northwest Argentina is largely overlooked by visitors to the country, especially those going for the first time. And yet it has so much to offer and provides a wonderful contrast to the other regions of this magnificent country.
Top five highlights of northwest Argentina
Hike, bike or horse ride through the canyons and gorges and you will find yourself amongst scenery and landscapes that are both completely out-of-this-world and an incredible contrast to the rest of Argentina. Formed over the years by wind, water, ice and time, the area is home to amazing rock formations, rainbow-coloured mountains and towering giant cacti. This is also a great destination for a self-drive journey, and you will be amazed at how few other vehicles you will pass on the roads.