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Slideshow: San Miguel de Tucumán

Here are some backpacking impressions from San Miguel de Tucumán (Argentina). A lovely an interesting town in the North of Argentina.

For further information about San Miguel de Tucumán and Argentina check the Lonely Planet Argentina (Travel Guide).

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From Tafi del Valle to Salta (Guestpost by Ximena)

One way. One road to the most diversity of view from Argentina. Once away from San Miguel Tucumán, the capital of the province of Tucuman you take road 55 to Tafí Viejo. You may be surrounded by a dense green forest completely far away from crowd. You may be ecstatic with this green panorama till the next way around from the mountain that you find yourself in a desert. Few moments later, you realize that you’re not longer in road 55, you’re in national road 9. At first the sight, you won’t notice anything but then everything changes, from a desert to a valley of red mountains. It’s amazing the different color of this mountain range. You may stop in the “Garganta del Diablo” (Devils Throat) – the heart of the mountain. Just silence and fresh air, it’s really worth to see! Then, arriving to Salta, there is a change in the color of the mountain, they are more modest but not less stunning. Once in Salta, you may find be surrounded by vegetation again.

Arriving in Salta

Road 9 North

Road 9 North Highway

El Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat)

El Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat)

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From Tucuman to Salta – Exploring North Argentina by Car

While I was staying in Tucuman I planned to go to Salta by bus. Luckily, I met two french women in my hostel, who wanted to do the same, yet with a car. Hence, we teamed up, rented a red “Volkswagen” (German car) and headed north through some of the greatest landscapes I have seen so far.

The whole trip was safe, we had no troubles at all, nevertheless we always tried to put our valuable stuff in our rooms or when exploring cities or areas to keep them with us. The roads were most of the times quite safe, even the dirt roads were easy to drive. We passed various landscapes, including the desert around the ruins of Quilmes. Also we had a new “Volkswagen” , which are very durable.

Here are some of the best shots from the trip, drop me a comment or mail for feedback, questions or recommendations, thx!

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