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Alvarado 751, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina, ., Argentina | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salta

The March to the North

A travel blog entry by maximiliancs on Mar 26, 2014

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... stuff but it was fun to delve deep into the small boutiques and open markets. We all came across a couple of gems and managed to haggle down the already ludicrously cheap prices. Rumour has it that Peru is the one for funky alpaca jumpers so we will hold out on that front till then. We managed to organise a mini bus tour up through the mountains visiting a few of the towns on our way. We were up bright and early and by ...

Salta and North West Argentina

A travel blog entry by candcthai on Sep 05, 2013

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... the winding road, we stop at various places along the way to admire the views which are amazing. Eventually we reach arguably the most scenic part of the route the Quebrada de las Flechas ( the ravine of arrows) where the rocks have been formed by erosion into arrowhead shapes. We climb up to a mirador to take in the views and take some photographs of this incredibly beautiful but barren landscape. It is now late afternoon so we press on to Cafayate to find a place to stay ...

Road Trip!!!!!

A travel blog entry by spikidle on Apr 19, 2013

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... toad up to Cachi before heading back to Salta for the evening. In Salta we would meet up with Eric who we first meet all the way back in Puerto Varas and had done Torres Del Paine with and carry on our road trip. The first leg would mirror the route the tren A las nubes (train to the clouds) takes up through the Quebrada de Toro before crossing over the the salinas grande (salt flats) and towards pucharca. The next day we would drive the Quebrada de Humahuaca passing ...

Called back twice in one day!!

A travel blog entry by seaplaneadvent on Aug 19, 2012

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... 000 ft we've been instruct to fly when entering Argentina. With the extra weight of full fuel tanks, this will take a bit of doing. Fortunately we have time and patience. At 11:37 we cross into Argentina in the far distance we can see the Andes. As we travel southwest the Andes rise above the clouds, dominating the horizon.

Fifty miles from Salta, the cloud cover begins to break up and we see ground below. Jujuy and its airport are visible ...

Gaucho Getaway!

A travel blog entry by wherearewenow on Feb 07, 2012

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... them go faster and stop, but within about 5 minutes of riding it became clear they would be in charge of us! Our first route we took was through the Argentinian countryside which was so peaceful and quiet. Our horses followed the leader and it was nice to just take in the sights of the rolling hills and mountains in the distance. After just one ride, we were all starting to ache a bit and ...

     

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