Altos de Balcarce Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salta
... of wine in Argentina. The place where the Malbec i made. Getting in the cab to the bus station I was finally able to make conversation unlike the time I arrived in the city. Then there was a buzzling bus station. For European standards it can be compared to one of those small airports. It seemed like a gazillion gates and people with large amount of bags were crossing the two decked large building greeting people as seeing people off. Seeing this always gets me ...
... Salta is not solely its colonial heritage,it also has some fantastic excursions from all points of the compass.In the North the Humuhacu valley beckons dotted with heritage towns and villages.The South boasts the jaw dropping Cafayete canyon which is eye wateringly beautiful.The far North West takes you into the southern tip of the Bolivian salt flats that originate in Solar de Yunni in mid Bolivar,a small portion of this natural wonder sneaks into Argentina and you can ...
... a-doodle-do. I think I finally got about 2 hrs. of sleep all night.
We were on the road about 9:30 for a beautiful drive today on a mostly paved highway. We drove through the Parque Nacional Los Cardones where we saw thousands of the cardon cacti which looks very much like our saguaro. We saw several wild donkeys, cows and horses along the way. I don't know how high we climbed the mountain today but it was substantial. ...
... of photos whereas we didn't take any. They were all hopping around the bus taking photos through the windows like we were on an African safari whereas we pretty much slept through the first 5 hours of the tour! Not sure if having been in South America this long and seen so much spectacular scenery has numbed us a bit whereas if we had just arrived we probably would have been snapping away too. We finally got to the main event ...
... her suitcase and gigantic orange bag of Havianas. The tiny VW was a stick shift with zero frills, yet oddly a USB port. It also had very little power, which was just fine as we passed the thousands of roadside pilgrims for at least 25 km out of town, making their last push into Salta's centro.
It would take us three hours to get to our quaint town of Cafayete. On the way we passed tiny pueblos, homes made of mud bricks, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking