A Local’s Guide to the Most Stunning Parks in Buenos Aires

Looking for non-touristy things to do in Buenos Aires? Wonder where the local porteños actually hang out on weekends? Buenos Aires might not be famous for its green spaces, but relaxing in the park drinking mate with friends is one of our favorite pastimes on weekends. It is how we recharge and keep our sanity in this hectic city! Here’s a look at the most stunning parks and gardens that I think tourists should not miss when visiting Buenos Aires.…
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Most Romantic Destinations for Couples Backpacking in South America

South America has some of the most romantic destinations in the world, especially for those adventure & nature lovers. During our 4-month backpacking trip in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia, we visited a few places that really stood out as the perfect getaway for couples – whether it’s for the breathtaking views, the stunning architecture or the laid-back atmosphere. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are my top 5 most romantic destinations for those backpacking as a couple in South…
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A Complete Road Trip Guide to Salta, Argentina: Itinerary & Driving Tips

This Salta road trip itinerary is a sample of the many amazing experiences to be had in Salta province in Northwest Argentina, which include dramatic landscapes, deep colorful canyons and wine producing valleys. Even though I visited the neighbor province of Jujuy many times (I’m from Buenos Aires but my father is jujeño), I had never had a chance to visit Salta. I was naturally intrigued to see what “Salta La Linda” (Salta the beautiful one) as they call it,…
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Best Things to Do in Tilcara on a Day Trip | Northwest Argentina

Tilcara is one of the most popular hubs for travelers exploring Quebrada de Humahuaca. Compared with Humahuaca and Purmamarca, Tilcara is the “cool cousin”: definitely the most lively and hipster out of these three towns. Tilcara offers a myriad of boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars, while preserving the feel of a typical Andean town with its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. Considering it provides easy access to the attractions in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, there’s no doubt it will continue…
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How to plan a day trip to El Hornocal in Quebrada de Humahuaca

The mountains of El Hornocal are slowly but steadily becoming the major attraction in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, overshadowing the widely popular Mountain of Seven Colours (Cerro de Siete Colores) in Purmamarca. You would be surprised to know that this geological wonder has only risen in popularity in the last 10 years or so. Before that, not even the locals in Jujuy knew about it! On my last visit to Humahuaca, my friends told me that the local community near…
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Uquia Travel Guide: Why it deserves more than a quick stop (Argentina)

Uquía is a small town in the Quebrada de Humahuaca located just off RN 9 between Tilcara and Humahuaca. Tour buses usually drop off tourists here for an hour or so, just enough time to let them see the handicraft market and take a few pictures of the colonial church in the main plaza. But Uquía has so much more to offer. Behind this sleepy town lies one of the most enjoyable hiking trails amongst impressive red rock formations. If…
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A complete guide to Humahuaca – Northwest Argentina

Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca gorge) in Jujuy province is one of the most spectacular tourist attractions Argentina has to offer, with a rich blend of inspiring natural wonders and pre-Incan cultural heritage. Declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2003, Quebrada de Humahuaca is a must see stop on any South America itinerary. One of the most important towns in this area is Humahuaca, which has risen in popularity among backpackers that choose it as a base to explore Jujuy. Humahuaca…
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