From la Puna To the Jungle

Publicado por el Abr 30 2007 |

From la Puna to the Jungle:

The variety of climates and the different heights from Argentina allow that in its North region we find forests, forests and deserts with abrupt changes in the flora and fauna like thus also in the customs of their habitants.A trip that can add all these landscapes is really a challenge. That is what this proposal consists.To know the depopulated Puna, to descend soon to the Forest of the Yunga, to cross the Chaco-Salteño Forest also called the Impenetrable one, to journey by the vast correntina plain to arrive at the Esteros del Iberá and to culminate in the Forest of Missions next to the Iguazu Falls are our objective.


First day: Salta.

Reception in the City ofSalta, check-in in hotel and lunch.Late it free to visits the city and its monuments.Supper.

Second day, Salta – Cachi (La Paya).

We began our trip going to the Calchaquíes Valleys by Cuesta del Obispo. Thus we will arrive at Seclantás, the town of the looms. Soon we will visit Molinosand retaking part of our way we will travel to Cachi (La Paya).

Third day, Cachi – Purmamarca.

We continued the trip ascending to the 4895 msnm. of Abra of the Acay, one of the elevated steps vehiculares but of the planet.We entered thus in the Puna and crossing part of her we will arrive at San Antonio of Cobres soon to go towards the Great Salt mines (Salinas Grandes).There we will be able to see the sinks of extraction of salt.In afternoon, we will change the course to descend towards the Quebrada de Humahuaca by Cuesta de Lipan, arriving at Purmamarca.Hotel Manantial del Silencio.

Fourth day, Purmamarca – Humahuaca.

During this day we will take advantage of to cross different towns from the gorge like Tilcara, Uquía and the same Humahuaca, to know more about its customs.Hostería Camino del Inca.

Fifth day, Humahuaca – Orán/Tartagal.

We undertake one of the spectacular routes but towards Abra de Zenta, a passage of height located in the 4000 msnm, and from which nuboselva or Forest of the Yungas can be appreciated extensive towards the East, towards the region of the Great Chaco.Tracks little journeyed will lead to us in a steep reduction towards the 600 msnm, while we observed a spectacular landscape.Towards the end of the day we will arrive at the city of Orán/Tartagal.

Sixth day, Orán/Tartagal – Santa Victoria� �

Taking ways agrarian and forgotten lumber tracks we will go towards the Pilcomayo river, leaving to our step yungas and slowly entering the mount of the Great Chaco.We will happen great mountains that to the extensive plains.This regíon populated by the Wichi Indians is one of the most inhospitable zones of Argentina, and for that reason one of the more wide-awake adventure.Thus we will arrive at the town of Santa Victoria, where we will be able to have our camping next to the Position National Gendarmerie.

Seventh day, Santa Victoria _Las Lomitas.

Entering to us still more in the inhospitable mount, we will pass by several places populated by the Wichi, also continuing next to the Pilcomayo river.Entering the province of Formosa, we will change our course to the South to arrive at the R81, an old route that crosses all the province and by that we will arrive at the city of Las Lomitas. Hotel Portal del Oeste.

Eighth day, the Lomitas –Corrientes

In hours in the morning, we will travel once again towards the Pilcomayo river, to visit the Nac. Park that takes its same name and in that is the White Lagoon (Laguna blanca)Continuing the trip, we will retake the route towards the city of Corrientes.Hostal del Pinar.

Ninth day, Corrientes �?? Esteros del Iberá.

After having breakfast we will begin a new stage of our trip acceding to the vast correntina plain in which the enigmatic Estero del Iberá is located.We will stop in some towns located to the side of our way, like Itati.In hours of afternoon we will arrive at Colony Carlos Pellegrini, next to the Ibera lagoon.There we will lodge in traditional inn (The Lagoon).

Tenth day, Esteros del Iberá.

Free day to cross the matting in boat, to horse or making trekking in its environs.Lodging and has supper in the inn.

Tenth first day, Esteros del Iberá – Oberá.

Today we will enter in the final stage of the trip introducing to us in the Misionera Forest.Back we will leave the great plain, we will cross red dirt roads in the beautiful landscape that offer the mountainous areas with their amazing colorful vegetation.Numerous small towns follow one another to our step and when arriving at the Jesuíticas Ruins of Santa Maria we will stop to visit them.At this moment we will be next to the coasts of the Uruguay river and will complete the itinerary towards Oberá, by tracks that go into in the mountainous areas.Cabañas del Parque.

Twelfth day, Oberá – Moconá.

Early in the morning we will start off for Magnificent and the Jumps of the Moconá.Journeying ways and tracks left in the deep thing of the forest, arriving at Reserve Moconá the Biosphere.Moconá Refuge.

Tenth third day, Moconá – Cataracts of the Iguazú.

Route by the Jumps of the Moconá and divided by mystical R 21 for the center of the Mountain ranges of Missions.Next to the day end we will arrive at our final destiny, Iguazú Port and its famous Cataracts.Hotel Sheraton Iguazú.


Total distance (approximated) to cross:3200 km.

It includes:Integral organization, guides (bilingual) coordinating throughout all the trip.Transfers in vehicles Land Rover Defender and Toyota VHF Hilux with communications equipment.Lodgings and breakfasts, lunches (according to program) and suppers.Refrigerios in the exits.

It does not include:Bs.As.-Salta transfers and Iguazú-Bs.As Port.

Months of exit:April to November.Duration:13 days and 13 nights.

Degree of difficulty:Moderate to low.

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