Altos de Balcarce Hotel
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Simonandalison stayed here on Feb 19, 2011 during their trip titled: Simonandalison's Great Adventure.
... new cars, people drinking outside in bars, tarmac roads and a very different way of pronouncing words. Also, as soon as you enter Argentina, they guys putting your bags under the bus ask for money (to put them in and take them out!). Our first bus station in Argentina was quite bizarre as it was filled with smoke and people drinking and eating in the hall and offices. It was the last day ...
... back until 4:30/5AM) makes Salta pretty unforgettable. The next day we try our hand at money exchanging and I feel like we are in some gangster movie. Max then walks through the main plaza with thousands of pesos in his hand and I worry we will be mugged. All works out well though, and after a quick (by South American standards) lunch, it's off to the bus station and farewell to the last of the salt flats ...
... the train was another deterrent. It leaves Salta at 7:00 am and returns at about midnight. That's a really long day... at least for this old man.
Local tourist agencies offer tours that follow a road that parallels the train tracks with multiple stops along the way for picture-taking and, of course, visits to little towns along the way for the opportunity to spend money on handicrafts. I signed up for one of these ...
... welcoming than Humahuaca. We went on a hick of 8 km called La Garguanta del Diablo, it was really peacefull and calm to walk in those huge mountain around the cactus to end up to waterfall.
During the all road up north you'll see many red sanctury on the side of the road, regarding what I understood it is to honore the Gaucho Antonio Gil, he was the local Robin Hood, stoling ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking