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Stories and Tips Salta

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Exiting Argentina from the Northwest

Written by SeenThat on 03 Dec, 2007

Salta is the biggest city in Northwestern Argentina and doubles as the area’s travel hub. Beyond the obvious international airport, it is possible to reach three countries from here with the help of comfortable buses. Some of these trips are obvious and direct; others possess…Read More


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The city of Salta: beautiful landscape and a lot of history

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 09 Apr, 2007

The city of Salta and its surrounding area. Salta is one of the oldest cities in Argentina. The historical center has many beautiful buildings, most of which are very near to the main square. So you can visit them on a city tour or simply…Read More


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What to See in Salta and Jujuy

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 13 Nov, 2006

I have written separate reports on the destinations in these provinces, and this only has the purpose of highlighting the most beautiful spots: SALTA: My preferred destinations (stated in order of preference) are: 1) CACHI: The most beautiful and varied tour you can take.…Read More


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Historical Places in Tucumán

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 13 Nov, 2006

CASA HISTÓRICA (HISTORICAL HOUSE, WHERE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN WAS DECLARED IN 1816) The only part of this building that is original is the room where Independence was declared on July 9 of 1816. The humid climate of Tucumán deteriorated the original building progressively, and it…Read More


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The City of Tucuman and Surrounding Areas

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 12 Nov, 2006

Tucumán is the smallest province in all Argentina, while the city of Tucumán is the largest city in Northwestern Argentina. It is the home of independence, since Independence from Spain was declared here on July 9 of 1816. It has one of the warmest climates…Read More


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The Train to the Clouds and the Alternative Tour

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 10 Apr, 2007

The Train to the Clouds (towards the north). The Train to the Clouds in Salta is the third-highest in the whole world (the highest railway is the one that goes from Lima to Huancayo in Perú and passes by Ticlio at an altitude of 4,800…Read More


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The Road to Cachi, an Unforgetable Tour

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 10 Apr, 2007

Salta is just magnificent, and this tour offers the best sceneries you can possibly enjoy in the whole province. The distance it covers is very long, and this probably explains the cost of the tour: some forty dollars per person. You may save half the…Read More


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The Road to Cafayate and Beyond

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 10 Apr, 2007

There are frequent bus services to Cafayate and most of the scenery is near Cafayate, so I see no need in taking a tour that will cost you some 35 dollars. The bus takes two hours and half, and stops about half way, near the…Read More


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The Road from Salta to Humahuaca

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 10 Apr, 2007

This is another beautiful tour, and would be my second priority in a visit to Salta. The round trip implies traveling over 250 miles. We start off on the scenic road to Jujuy, first going through irrigated areas, the viewing the Las Maderas dam and…Read More


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Historical Places on the Road to Salta

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 13 Nov, 2006

I have already referred to this trip in my overview on "The Scenic road from Tucumán to Salta", so will just give you a detail of what you should not miss: 1) El Mollar: Parque de los Menhires (Menhirs Park) has 220 carved rock totems,…Read More


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