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Travel Blogs from Purmamarca
Eldon was up at 6:00 and we were on the road by 9:30. It was a drizzly and rainy day to start (but by early afternoon we recovered our perfect weather). It was recommended we take the highway instead of the scenic route for the first part of todays drive. Because of roads being washed out and mudslides.
We got to Purmamarca after about a two hour drive. We had a very nice boutique hotel for the night, and ...
... about an hour, but then gave way to a gradual descent of 1000m over the next 75km. It a slow, steady downhill, where you still needed to pedal but it was enjoyable none the less and allowed us to cover a lot of ground over the morning. We passed a lot of awesome rock formations, which showed the rock jutting up like it was freshly spilling out of the ground. It made me think that if you thought the Earth was flat, you might make it to this ...
... back to purmamarca.
We shared the road with just one other car, and once we reached the point of descent, the car was in neutral for nearly 40 minutes! It was pretty dark, but the return was definitely doable.
Finding our hotel, el viejo algarrobo( algarrobo is a type of tree) , was as simple as cruising through the cobbled streets of purmamarca until we found it. We did ask one guy, but we really just stumbled upon ...
... the way we bought some empenadas for dinner. The ride back was beautiful and again we arrived safe and sound around 16:00 in Humahuaca, where the vehicle is picked up who was left behind. We drive to Purmamarca and look for a good place to sleep. Most hostels in the center are full and therefore we drive a bit further away from the center. Hauira Huasi appears to have more space and we are staying her for the night. In the evening we eat in a ...
... We spent our time wandering along paths, through old stone houses, gawking at lamas in pajamas and admiring the views of afar. Tilcara town itself is a really pretty town and we were lucky enough that our abode was on a square with a church situated in the corner- not so welcoming when the bells sounded early Sunday morning ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed