Salta is the capital of the Salta province in Argentina.Taxi: from the airport to city center cost about 210 pesos, takes about 25 minutes, depending on traffic in the city.Buses cost 19 Pesos (5/2019), and you need to buy a special “SAETA” card to use all buses (which costs 70 pesos). The cards can be purchased from some of the small shops on the plaza 9 de Julio. Alternatively there are a list of sellers on the SAETA website, as well as a detailed map of the routes (or corredores) that the buses travel ATLAS Car rental, 950 Pesos per day (low season), cars in good condition, manager very friendly and quite flexible. Other agencies may cost 800 pesos but check the cars first! Big agencies over 1000 pesos.This activity includes several options with three degrees of difficulty (low, moderate, high) specially programmed to meet your expectations.Thus, previous planning and preparation are needed, according to each mountain. Some options are:There are several travel agencies that can help you with your trip. They are located about 4 to 5 blocks south of the main square, around Buenos Aires road. Tours usually last all day from 7 am to 7-9pm and stop at a restaurant for lunch. They cost ARS 125-200 with discounts for two or three day combinations.Spirit of South America – Since 2008 creating private bespoke tours with fully bi-lingual English guides through the NW Argentina area and onward to Mendoza and Chile – Specialty wine and professional photography tours. Request a quote for bespoke private tour + Book group day tours online at http://www.spiritofsouthamericatravel.comPoncho Tours is a British owned agency which specializes in tailor-made tours with English speaking guides: tel 0387 4999035: tour begins in the Lerma Valley, goes through the dense mountain jungle in Los Laureles and reach the Escoipe Gorge and La Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop s Slope), which is a mountain path that leads to Piedra del Molino, at 3348m. Then Los Cardones National Park, picturesque town of Cachi with Archaeological Museum Lerma Valley (where Saltenian Tobacco is grown), Alemanía  train station, Las Conchas Gorge which has several geological formations created by wind and rain erosion and which received different names such as La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil s Throat), El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), El Sapo (The Frog), El Fraile (The Friar), Los Castillos (The Castles), Las Ventanas (The Windows). includes wine tasting.Traditional town of Quijano, the impressive Toro Gorge, pre-Incan city of Tastil, San Antonio de los Cobres, a small mining town. Then along the famous 40 national route to the Salt Flats and Puna, impressive Lipan Slope, picturesque Purmamarca town (Province of Jujuy), with its famous Seven Colour Hill.The wonders of the Humahuaca Gorge, in the Province of Jujuy, which was declared Humanity s Patrimony. Small towns such as Purmamarca, with distinctive architecture and the Seven Colour Hill, Tilcara, El Pucará (Pre-Incan city) and the Archaeological Museum, Uquía, well-known for its Church with paintings from the Cuzco School.If you want to try the real Salta go there and try the empanadas and the humitas (like mashed corn).The week end you can see the saltenos eat in family with groups of music playing. It’s really nice.Nightlife is centered on the north end of Balcarce street, in the train station zone.The local beer “Salta” is comparable in quality to other Argentine beers and is similarly priced. A 1 litre bottle at a restraurant on the main square (9 de July) will set you back 13 to 15 pesos and you will get a small serve of chips and or peanuts. Pretty sure the price just listed is out of date. As of 1 November 2015, 1 litre of salta beer in the supermarket costs 23 pesos.A bottle of local whisky at a supermarket will cost about 25 pesos and is equal to reasonable scotch whisky. All Scotch whisky is cheap at the supermercado.Shops in Salta prefer cash to card payments and often extend rebates when paying cash. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted. Try to have dollars with you because the parallel (‘black’) market will give you a far better rate. As an example, in March 2020 he official exchange rate dollar:pesos is averaging about 1:60 and the parallel market ranges from 1:70 up to 1:77, depending on where you exchange.To exchange on the parallel market ask at your hotel or go outside the MAM museum on Plaza de Julio and look out for people saying ‘dolares’ or ‘cambio’. The blue dollar market is back at 2020.Salta is the base for many great trips throughout the province. There are plenty tour agencies offering excursions in the region. (REMEMBER: Taxi drivers or nice people from your hotel ARE NOT legally authorized and qualified for the performing of such activities). Especially good are the 4WD trips to the beautiful Valles Calchaquíes, as well as rafting trips to the Río Juramento.

Airport: SLA Martin Miguel De Guemes International Airport Cities in Argentina

Country: Argentina