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Desert to Jungle in 3 hours

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

On our last marathon car hire day, we took a short detour to see the traditional route people take to Cafayete from Salta (i.e. not the 250 km dirst track we had taken the day before). The valley has a famous reputation, and to be fair, it is pretty, and there are a couple of stunning sights, but you have to share it with other tourists!

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11 hours off-road – 11 hours of wonder

October 22, 2011 Leave a comment

As we only have the car a few days, we feel compelled to make the most of it, but this time we have really gone for it. As part of our route back south, we have decided to go to Cafayate via Cachi. On the map, this looks about 3 inches away, so on that basis we head off before dawn via Salta, a nice a quick paved 3 hour drive, before we turn west and start heading back up into the mountains through the eternal hairpins, this time levelling off around 3,500m (10,000 feet).

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Tilcara and the ruins of Pucara: sorry, tired – dull post

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The village of Tilcara sits half way up the Quebrada de Humanhuaca at around 2,500m (7,500 feet). (Humanhuaca Gorge). This little settlement has been here since pre-Incan times, and one of it’s main claims to fame is the ancient ruins of Pucara.

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