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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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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Surrounded by lakes around Bariloche

Argentina’s Lake District is a gorgeous destination full of mountains, forests, rivers and, as the name suggests, plenty of lakes. Although the Spanish explored this area in the 16th century, the Mapuche dominated it until the 19th century. And even…

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Route 40 – Our last days in Patagonia

Route 40 is the longest route in Argentina and one of the longest in the world (along with the Route 66 in US, the Trans-Canada Highway in Canada and the Stuart Highway in Australia). This route runs parallel to the…

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Puerto Natales: a gastronomic stop

Puerto Natales meant to be only a quick stop of two nights between our stay in Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) and Torres del Paine National Park (Chile). In fact we were undecided between staying in Punta Arenas or Puerto…

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