Salta is one of the biggest cities in the north of Argentina. It is a pleasant city with a number of interesting things to see and do. It is also a good base from which to pursue adventure activities.
Salta has a population of nearly 500,000 people. It is a spread out city with a big hill near the centre called Cerro San Bernardo. You can catch a teleferico (cable car) to the top or spend 30 odd minutes following the winding path up to Parque San Martin. On a clear day the views are great.