El Manantial del Silencio
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Manantial del Silencio Purmamarca
Beautiful top end hotel, however felt a little cold with lack of interaction and real help from staff. Excellent food and good location.
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... to go along for the ride :). The city is a great lively place and has a terrific atmosphere. We went to the museum, Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña. It's an interesting museum dedicated to the discovery of three mummified children who were Inca sacrifices buried in a volcano in chile. The body's are very well persevered, its sad reading about what these poor little kids went through, from deforming there skulls, to burying them alive :(. We ...
... in spanish. It took us about an hour and half slowly walking and stopping for photos. The trek itself is beautiful, with hills of varying colours around us as the weather start warming up. Romain found a big cactus he wanted to take a photo with and we all ended up taking pictures with the cactus. The seven colours hill itself is better viewed from the viewpoint across the river where you can see the contrast between the surrounding hills which makes it stands out. The town is quite ...
... a little short of breath during part of the drive. We bought a couple of small items from a man who was selling etchings at the top of the mountain. We felt a little sorry for the man as his number of customers was somewhat limited.
We looked for some animals call Balkara (smaller version of the alpaca). We saw several of them during the drive. They only live in the high mountains and are fairly rare.
... through the lot.
Once all was packed I and others left and headed into Cafalate for breakfast.
A few of the old team left and started their journey to Tilcara and just after that I left also. Within ten miles the wonderful Argentinean scenery had begun. This was yet another mountain pass but was of a totally different nature from any of the others. This was not quite a mountain range but more like massive walls of sandstone coming out from the ground. ...
... a car and touring the north west of Argentina, and the even more fantastic brainwave of inviting me along! ;-)
Hiring a car in Salta wasn't too hard, although if you're attempting it, beware of assurances of availability without reserving. After checking available cars, our lovely VW Gol (no, I didn't forget the 'F', that's what they're called here), which they assured us there was no need to reserve, ...