La Albahaca Hostel
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
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... These are technically illegal, but apparently tolerated in this area as long as the quantities are small. We didn’t feel like pushing it though and found that the best was simply not to buy any.
Later, we went for a short hike to a hill from which we could get good views of the city and the surrounding valley. At the top, we had a late lunch of empanadas and grilled bread that we had picked up in the village. Once we felt done, we went back and made ...
... a great idea of what the village was like. I can understand why the incas built in the mountains, this is certainly a very spiritual place, you feel very close to Mother Nature :). But talk about exposed to the elements. We drove a different road back to Salta , more freeway than scenic, as it was a shorter route. Let's just say in the end we reckon we had gone the long way, Doh! We got to appreciate the craziness of Argentinian drivers . Cars the wrong side of the road ,cars going ...
... stopped at El Torro viaduct and the cactus jungle. The good part about having the car was that we were able to stop a lot on the way to see small sites and take pictures, this was not possible in the bus rides and was more important now because of the remoteness of the places and scenic beauty surrounding landscape. During the drive we caught the first site of llamas and vicuñas (member of the llama family). We eventually reached our first stop, after ...
Purmamarca is known for two things.
1. Hills of 7 Colours
These hills/mountains are an incredible palette of colours. Greens, reds, yellows and even purples. Like most people we took plenty of photos and took a nice walk around the most colourful canyons. As an added extra we hiked up a steep and rather exposed ridge to get a cool view right across the valley. Not for the first time, a dog followed us all the way from the town and for an hour up this ridge. ...
... in from outside the engine was staying cool.
We made it to the first place of interest in the Quebrada de Humuaca, a small village called Pumumarca, perched below 'The hill of seven colours’. Having seen a lot of these colours on display earlier near Cafayate it had less impact that the village itself, which was a complete Artesania overload. We’ve been holding back on buying stuff as space is ...