Tips for Amazing Roadtrip in North of Argentina
If you like to go on adventurous road trips after your Spanish Course in Buenos Aires, the North of Argentina is the place for you. Because this is the perfect spot to rent a car and go exploring! read here our Tips for an Amazing Roadtrip in the North of Argentina.
It is best to start in San Miguel de Tucuman and make your way up the Tafi del Valle to Cafayate. The Tafi del Valle is a beautiful road that provides lots of opportunities for good pictures.
The Ruinas de los Quilmes is a must-see attraction along this route, so don´t forget to stop to take a look. Once you arrive in Calafate, a fun activity to do is drive for a few kilometers on route 68. There are tons of colorful mountains that will take your breath away!
The next day, continue your trip up north to Cachi on route 40. This road is quite unique because it gives the sensation of being on the moon; the road and the mountains are the same color! This also brings you to the end of the paved road, so adventure awaits you the next day.
After spending the night in Cachi, you will continue on route 40 to San Antonio de Los Cobres. There is a beautiful hike along this road called Puente del Diablo if you feel the need to stretch your legs. You will find an amazing view at the top!
This road from La Poma to San Antonio de los Cobres is more beautiful than you could ever imagine. But be warned: it is not an easy one! The road contains many sharp stones and rivers that must be crossed. It is small and narrow…you will be riding right along the edge! Because of this, it is highly recommended to drive this road with a heavy duty car such as a jeep. However, don´t let this scare you away, because the trip is totally worth it.
After San Antonio de Los Cobres, you will travel to the amazing Salinas Grandes. There isn´t a paved road, but, nevertheless, the Salinas are worth seeing. It´s the perfect place to take some fun pictures!
After you´ve taken all the photos, you can continue to Purmamarca. This is a very small but cute village nestled between different colored mountains. There is a hike that has an amazing view at the top, and you also have the option to go up to the viewpoint by car.
From here, you can decide to continue on further up north, or to go back to the south. There are various roads that will take you back home!
This is an amazing trip with breathtaking views. If you are interested, don´t hesitate to jump in your car and go. It is 100% worth it!