Just a short drive from the Salta airport and within half-an-hour of the city, this charming rural hotel is ideally suited to those with a car seeking a quiet base from which to explore Salta's attractions. Finca Valentina is built in traditional regional Salteña style, with dazzling whitewash walls and colonnades, high ceilings, and splashes of local colour lent by local textiles, handicrafts and flowers. With just 8 rooms, a pool, sundeck and tasty home-cooked meals on offer each evening, it’s easy to get settled in here if you fancy a day at leisure. Beyond are the foothills of the Andes, calling for exploration of this fascinating corner of Argentina.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlights: “So many highlights - relaxing and wine tasting on the Estancia, trekking on the glacier, enjoying the polo and good in Buenos Aires and the experience and animal spotting in Iguazú. Such a diverse range of activities and experiences in 1 country made for an amazing 2 week holiday”KB, Chelmsford
Impossible to choose a highlight - the variety made it great. the Falls were a highlight, plus Palermo Viejo in BAKW, London
It seems almost invidious to single out one part of the trip given the high quality overall but it has to be Puerto Valle. Our expectations were very high given our experience thus far but those expectations were exceeded. We cannot commend them highly enough.CB, Leeds
Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, seeing Condors in the Andes, crossing the Andes by boat and bus, the whole visit to Ushuaia. This was probably the most varied and exciting trip we have done in recent years, which worked almost perfectly logistically and in terms of time spent in each location.PN, Guildford
A succession of world class excursions throughout the two weeks.JS, Newbury
Overall, Journey Latin America took excellent care of us on our journey through and across Argentina. We will travel with them again.US, Godalming
So many highlights. We wee deeply impressed by the stunning natural beauty of Argentina. Iguazu, Humahuaca, Perrito Moreno and Mount Fitzroy in particular.JD, London
Most Memorable Moment?: Impossible to say, as each element was so different from the rest. La Bamba certainly will leave an enduring memory. Just the way to chill out after a fairly busy itinerary.AD, London
Highlights:- Hard to choose one: all the trips in Iguazu and Patagonia were spectacular, as was the impromptu tango in a bar in Puerto Iguazu and the guitarist in the market in San TelmoBV
Most memorable experiences: "Perito Moreno glacier - my photos don't come near to conveying its magnificence! Bus over the Andes. More comfortable than a flight and the mountains are truly awesome (was a long day, however,at around 8hrs 30mins.)"AW, Leeds
Iguazu Fall were spectacular - made Niagara Falls look like a dripping tap. The bus journey from Mendoza over the Andes to Santiago was equally excellent. Buenos Aires was an exciting city, in which the area around La Boca was was so charismatic - could have stayed there for days!ID, London
Highlights?: View from top of chairlift in Bariloche. Iguazu falls. Penguins in Ushuaia.LS, West Wickham
Highlights: So many...the Perito Moreno glacier,meeting friendly Argentinians, riding with the Gauchos , the stunning scenery of Bariloche.DB, London
Too many highlights to mention - almost every day. Unexpected highlight was the 3 Lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche in beautiful weather.JM, London
The weather was very kind to us and every glacier, view and the falls were stunningly beautiful. I loved being in the hotel at Bariloche sitting on the terrace overlooking the lake. I even thoroughly enjoyed travelling through the Enchanted Valley from Nequen to Bariloche because the airport had been closed. It is impossible for us to put one memorable moment as every part of Argentina that we went to was beautiful.LL, Bexley
Highlight?: Cerro Otto, fabulous weather and the guide was just so relaxed and we had all the time in the world. It was a fabulous dayBD, Oswestry
We both thought that the experience and power of the Iguazu Falls when we were alone in the grounds on our own (early in the morning before the crowds arrived) was an experience of a lifetime. We've never seen an almost circular rainbow caused by the river's spray before.AP, London
The estancia stay was wonderful, and a really special place to spend my 30th birthday - I was thoroughly spoilt! Our trip to Quebrada de Humahuaca with Juan was also fantastic. It was also great to see the diversity of the country, and the beautiful Iguazu falls.JK, North Shields
Highlight? The trip to Puna.RE, Sheffield
Overall, a fantastic trip. Will recommend Argentina and Journey Latin America to any friends looking to travel to this area. Thank you very much for helping us to create such a smooth running and enjoyable trip for us!KB, Chelmsford
Perito Merino and Iguazú Falls were undoubtedly the high points - unforgettable experiences.TW, Prenton
Excellent trip during which we felt we saw some of the real Argentina. Delightful and helpful people abounded who had an enviable pride in their country. Excellent service from JLA (particularly Lina) and local representatives in Argentina added to our enjoyment.ML, Cheltenham
Difficult to identify (the highlights of my self drive holiday)... I would highlight the interest of the looping drive down the mountains to the west....watching the leaves of the roadside foliage increase in size as the temperature rose was mesmerising. I would suggest that the pleasure of long drives through changing countryside is one of the unsung pleasures of such holidays as mine. But perhaps that's just lazy old me!RS, Salisbury
This was our first trip to South America and most definitely will not be the last. And we will be travelling with yourselves again. It was an extremely varied trip and we enjoyed every bit . However we especially loved all the natural beauty and wonders of Patagonia and the Iguazú region .LH, Altrincham
Highlight?: Wildlife! Buenos Aires! Travelling Club! being at the end of the world, border crossing in and out of Chile - good fun.....MK, Orkney
We had a marvellous time, the welcome's we got at each airport was fantastic and everyone was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The people of Argentina are warm and friendly we felt relaxed and would recommend a visit there to anyoneMC
Most Memorable Moment?: Iguazu falls - the whole trip was incredible! Seeing the falls by full moon was one of the most amazing things i have ever seen!JW, Aylesbury
Most Memorable Moment?: Sitting by the shore of Laguna de los Tres at the base of Mount Fitz Roy in El Chaltén ... or sitting in a wood-fired hot-tub on the first day of our honey-moon, overwrought, slightly jet lagged and very happily married!RB, London
Everything met with our expectations (and beyond) but If there was a real highlight it was probably the visit to Estancia ChristinaRJ, Arundel
What a fantastic country with genuinely friendly, happy people; it was a delight to meet so many. Although we realise we haven't seen all that the country has to offer, we felt we did get a real impression of Argentina and loved it.ML, Cheltenham
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