El Manantial del Silencio
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... hit the road.
Up up and away we drove straight up hill and did a 2000 meter climb in 30 kilometers.... up to 4950 meters. Coca leaves in our mouth all day. 1 pass, 2 passes, 3 passes up and down through the most magnifiquant scenery.
After 170 km of no-mans-land we reached the Argentine border. Haaaa, that was another 2 hours back and forth. Once the officers were convinced that our cars were real, having looked up ...
... than planned as it and the town was a nice place to hang out in.
As it was easter weekend the town was packed with argentinian tourists. The evening of easter friday there was a parade round town with models of jesus in a glass coffin, and mary. Round the town , tableaus of the stations of the cross had been set up, and the parade stopped at each of these stations and the priest talked on for a bit. It ...
On day 2 of the road trip we followed the advice of the hostel and took a dirt track out of the small town and up the mountainside to visit the devilīs throat. We had no idea what we were going to see, but Eg battled our smallish car with four large rucksacks in the boot up the steep track. About 45 minutes later we were at the top and found a great view of the seven colour mountains and a waterfall that we guessed was the devil's throat. After a few photos we made our way ...
... hill to look at all the mountains behind which deliver also a fascinating show. I even reached a small house at the end of the valley. Once you have done that, there is not much more to do in the town. So I bought a new hat from the region, blue like the sky that is cloudfree all the time. Then I climbed the other mountain in front of the main one to have a different view and tried to go to the second spot nearby which is the salinas grandes. As the price of the taxi is ...
... towards the Bolivian border
Getting from Cafayate to Purmamarca in one day is possible, but a little tricky. When we did the trip, we caught a 3:00 PM bus from Salta to Jujuy that arrived at 5:00. The last bus of the day from Jujuy to Purmamarca left at 5:00 as well, making for a very, very tight connection.
Purmamarca is a very small town, but has a surprising number of ...
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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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