Sunday Photos: Road Trip in Northern Argentina
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.
Red hued hills south of Salta on the way to Molinos
Some crazy winding roads but little traffic
I felt like I was in Hobbit country
Swirling mist in Los Cordones National Park
Some wild folding of the rocks
For the better part of a few days we were on dirt roads
More wildly tilted rocks
There’s a lushness in the valleys
Would you guess this was Argentina?
Desert like plant with unusual coloured branches
Have you ever visited northern Argentina?
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