As it happens with most of us that travel, there end up being a lot of photos that never get used. I have hundreds of such photos. So on weekends as time permits I will showcase some of the more interesting photos that never made it into a blog post.
This week’s Sunday photos take you on a driving trip from Salta south through to Tucaman in northern Argentina. To say the scenery exceeded our expectations would be a wild understatement.
The scenery was sublime within an hour of leaving Salta. And the variety of climatic zones and landscapes we saw in a short distance – perhaps 400 kilometers – was astounding. (For a detailed description of our three day drive including links to the fantastic places we stayed – including a reasonably priced historic Governor’s mansions click here.)
The weather was all over the place. In the mountains it was cool, but otherwise it was warm to hot though temperatures cooled down at night.
You can rent a car to do this drive but because the roads are rough it’s worth having good insurance. We had one flat tire – a common occurrence – so also make sure you have an inflated spare and the proper tools. Take LOTS of water and some food as towns are few and far between.
I hope you enjoy the drive as much as we did.
Have you ever visited northern Argentina?
Other posts related to this trip you might enjoy:
- 48 Hours in Salta
- The Argentinean Love Affair With Yerba Mate
- Chile and Argentina: 18 days, 8 lessons, many photos