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These ruins are relatively unknown and are very well preserved and set in beautiful surrounds. The site is a small pukara similar to the Quilmes ruins and was an important strategic point for protecting the mountain pass from Tafi del Valle before...more
This is an area where cacti flourish. There are many cacti and most of them are of the same variety.
The road is good and goes through mountainous paths. There are a number of stops where beautiful panoramic photographs can be taken. Occasionally one or...More
Parque Nacional Los Cardones is a fairly new National Park (1996) in Northwest Argentina. The elevation in the park ranges from 8,800 to 16,400 feet. The terrain of mountains, lowlands and basin supports a variety of wildlife including the endangered northern guemel and vicuna as...More
I took the 42 from Seclantas to connect with the 33 and this takes you through great forests of Carcon cactus. Great views back to the Calchaque valley. Empty and bad after rains but check conditions and if passable it's worth the effort. Not many...More
Route 33 to or from Cachi takes you through this national park. The high desert has many cactus, with the cardones dominating the eye. A short nature trail describes life history from seed to protected seedling to towering plants. The cardone looks much like the...More
After about an hour drive from Cachi on road 33, the scenery is great, with numerous cactus against a backdrop of snow capped mountains.
If you are lucky, you may see guanaco llamas around the San Obispo pass.
We drove up from Salta into this national Park and the change in scenery as you drive up into the valley and then the climb up into the park changes rather quickly, from lush green to dry cactus country. I was quite happy to be...More
We drove through the park on our way from Cache to Salta. This is an amazing, huge high altitude national park - didn't have a lot of time but stopped to check out the cactus a few areas. Don't get many of these in Australia....More
We travelled though this park during Jan 2018 and the weather during this time was hot and we loved it. The scenery and the cacti around this park is something else. We have not seen this many cacti in one area ever, some very old,...More
This park is amazing. It had stunning vistas, cactus too numerous to count and occasional wildlife; we saw a pair of condors high in the sky. It’s nice to have a guide drive you so you can devote your full attention to the scenery.