Cuesta del Obispo

Cuesta del Obispo, Salta: Address, Phone Number, Cuesta del Obispo Reviews: 4.5/5

Cuesta del Obispo
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Daniel M
Buenos Aires, Argentina50 contributions
Amazing views
Jan 2020
It is a combination of breathtaking views, amazing people and posts by the road and a door to one of the main landscapes in Salta
Written March 6, 2020
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Carupia8
Benavidez, Argentina232 contributions
Scenic road with nice views
Dec 2019 • Couples
Although I am from Argentina, I had only been here with my parents when I was a little child. I returned at the end of 2019 after about 40 years and many memories came back to my mind. The winding road 33 from Salta to Cachi is pretty much the same, well maintained with the section called "Cuesta del Obispo" still a gravel road. The views are great, very green in this area and relatively high. We are used to cliffs and some dangerous mountain roads so it looked not so extreme to us but for anyone not used to high altitudes it can be quite impressive. It becomes a little monotonous until you reach Cardones National park and the Tin Tin straight where the land becomes barren and it is all spotted with huge cardones that take so many years to grow.
Written January 7, 2020
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michael h
11 contributions
Beautifull trip
Nov 2019
We did the tour with the NORDIC TRAVEL company and it was all wonderful. My family was delighted with Salta. We will definitely visit this place again.
Written November 27, 2019
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packed_bags
Sherwood Park, Canada124 contributions
Spectacular View
Nov 2019 • Couples
We rented a car and drove ruta 40 from Salta to Molinos and then onto Cafayate. This is an amazing drive with spectacular views. The road can be challenging as it is gravel (and in need of grading in some parts) and winds through the mountains on a narrow road however it is drivable without 4WD. In some cases especially after you pass Cuesta del Obispo driving was very slow as the road was washboard like. We were grateful that we chose to split the journey and stay in Molinos as the entire trip took about 12 hours. Well worth it!
Written November 22, 2019
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GDE
Bonheiden, Belgium91 contributions
What a views in that region
Jul 2019 • Family
Excellent daytrip starting in Cachi and ending in Salta. We have seen condors, vicinas, millions of cactus,...
Written July 14, 2019
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Riomussafer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Love of Curves
May 2019 • Friends
If you enjoy driving and great vistas, this is the road for you. Traffic is light, hairpin curves are aplenty, and you might reach above the clouds.
Written May 19, 2019
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Arnold L
London, UK166 contributions
A must see tour
May 2019
When in Salta at least one tour to the north and one tour to the south has to be undertaken. So taking the North Tour to Salina Grandes is very much the one to see. My suggestion would be to book locally, there are English translators for most tours, we booked with Nordic Travel and were not disappointed. It’s also more economical to book locally than through an operator before your arrive. The Salinas Grandes tour is a ten hour round trip through the mountains at altitudes of up to 4250 metres. So if altitude sickness is a problem then you will need something to help with this, several people were ill on our bus at various times. It’s also a drive that involved constant switchbacks as you ascend to Cuesta del Obispo and so travel sickness can be an issue. The coaches tend to be smaller 16/18 person units so are fairly sociable affairs. We tended to b the only English speakers on the tours. Having said all of that the scenery on this tour is magnificent, the variety of environment, the historical importance of the area and the current importance of the salt flats at Salinas Grande has to be seen. It is possible to undertake the drive by hiring a car and driving there oneself. It’s a 3.5 hour drive in each direction to Salinas and about an hour shorter each way to Cuesta del Obispo. A great trip, well organised by Nordic and well worth the effort.
Written May 13, 2019
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Jupiter81
Ireland380 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2019 • Family
One of the obligued places to visit in Salta. All the scenery is beautiful and the driving experience very nice.
Written May 10, 2019
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Deborah T
Chicago, IL1,126 contributions
Great Mountain Road on Ruta 33
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a great mountain road that snakes it’s way down (or up depending on your direction) from its peak @ Piedra del Molino through the Valles Calchaquies. The road’s peak is either 3348 or 3457 meters depending on what sign is correct. The weather will influence your experience. There were high clouds on our stop so we were able to see the lush green valley and road down below. There’s a small chapel in honor of Saint Rafael. We saw condors in the distance.
Written March 28, 2019
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,110 contributions
Great mountain views
Jan 2019 • Couples
The mirador at the pass on route 33 us spectacular Our guide said that he has seen many condors at the location but they didn't show for us.
Written January 27, 2019
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