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Near Salta City: San Lorenzo Village

San Lorenzo, Salta, Argentina.

When visiting the city of Salta, one of the most common daytrips is visiting San Lorenzo. This town is only 14km away from the centre and well connected with a highway and its own bicycle lane. Bus number 7 marked “San Lorenzo” will also take you straight to La Quebrada de San Lorenzo in about half an hour.

This beautiful area inside the Lerma valley is known for its dense and green vegetation, the beginning of the “yungas”, or high-altitude rainforests. For many years, San Lorenzo was a place where people had their weekend or summer houses, but in the last few decades, more and more people are permanently living there. The weather is slightly different than in the city; there are fewer sunny days, it is much more humid and the temperature is always a few degrees colder.

If you are looking for outdoor activities, San Lorenzo is your place. A good option is to spend a few hours or a whole afternoon in the Quebrada drinking some mates, next to the river enjoying the nature, hiking or even horse riding.

If organised tours are your thing, this town offers a wide variety of options. There are horse riding and fourtrax tours specially designed to enjoy the geography, plants and animals in the region through beautiful green roads. Another interesting option is paragliding; you can enjoy the view from above the hills only a few minutes away from Salta.

Apart from those, we highly recommend taking a mountain bike or hiking tour in order to discover this green, jungly area. It is the ideal way to learn more about the region while doing some exercise. During these tours around the area known as Las Costas, you will cross rivers, paths and hills, including some amazing viewpoints that allow you to see Salta and its surroundings.

If you are traveling to Northern Argentina, don’t forget to visit San Lorenzo, a beautiful spot to unplug yourself and enjoy the nature.