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Quebrada de Las Conchas

South of Salta

Jan 28, 2019 comment(s)

On Saturday, we left from North of Salta to reach South. A long trip ahead but not boring at all. We watched again what we saw on the way in and we were still amazed.

We initially planned to drive on the unsealed road 33 passing through cute villages, but we were stopped by the river after a few kilometres. In fact, the rain from the last few days has increased the level of the river. We had to take the sealed road and eventually arrived in Cafayate late afternoon.

Camping not having proper wifi and a bit tired of our tent, we found a great guesthouse called Hostal La Pacha. The manager was very friendly and the place really enjoyable. The following day, we spent the whole day in the patio.

Cafayate is nice and the food too. We ate a last locro (lentils and beans stew with some meat) and tried wine ice cream from the region! It was pretty good.

The last day of our trip in Argentina, we drove back to Salta. On the way, there is the Quebrada de Las Conchas, refering to shells found there because it used to have the sea a long time ago. The quebrada spans around 60 km. We could see spectacular landscapes and very diverse. We went from white sand dunes to ocher mountains. We were once again astonished. We would have spent more time there if it was not that hot. It seems that there are so many hikes to do.

We spent an amazing time around Salta with stunning landscapes. We are leaving Argentina tonight for a few days in Chile.