The 10 best stops between Rio and Ushuaia

We spent 67 days driving from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Ushuaia (Argentina) stopping several times. Most of the stops were for more than 2 or 3 nights but a few of them were one night only (just to sleep).…

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Paso de Jama – Between Argentina and Chile

Pasa de Jama is the northernmost road border crossing between Argentina and Chile with an elevation of 4,200 m at the border but reaching an altitude of 4,819 m in the Chilean side (route 27), 100 km from the border.…

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Quebrada de Humahuaca – the Argentinian Andean culture

Quebrada de Humahuaca is a narrow mountain valley located in the province of Jujuy in the extreme northwest of Argentina, having border with two countries: Bolivia and Chile. Pre-Columbian inhabitants, as the Omaguacas and Ocloyas, lived in this area until…

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A quick stop in Fiambalá

We left Villa Unión towards a small town in the west part of the Catamarca Province called Fiambalá. As usual we started driving after breakfast, so we left Villa Unión around 10am (we’re practising slow living here!) to stop in…

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Laguna Brava, an hidden gem at 4,000m

Laguna Brava is one of those places we will never forget. On the top of the snow-capped Andes mountains and almost in the border between Argentina and Chile, we discovered a blue salty lagoon surrounded by a dry golden desert…

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Visiting Talampaya National Park

Talampaya is a national park located in La Rioja Province, Argentina, approximately 60 km from Villa Unión (where we stayed after visiting the park) and 100 km from Villa San Agustín (where we stayed in the night before). The park…

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Crossing the Andes – back in Argentina!

It was not in our initial plan (nor in the second!), but we decided to continue this journey to north through Argentina. So we crossed the Andes again, this time through Paso Los Libertadores, approx. 200 km from Valparaíso (Chile)…

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