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Parque Nacional Los Cardones

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These ruins are relatively unknown and are very well preserved and set in beautiful surrounds. The site is a small pukara similar to the Quilmes ruins and was an important strategic point for protecting the mountain pass from Tafi del Valle before...more
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Cachi, Argentina
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

This park is amazing. It had stunning vistas, cactus too numerous to count and occasional wildlife; we saw a pair of condors high in the sky. It’s nice to have a guide drive you so you can devote your full attention to the scenery.

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed March 23, 2018

This part of the province of Salta is quite desertic. The soil, mostly in hues of pink, suggests high iron and aluminum content. Strange gologic formations stud the scenery and different types of cacti, many reminiscent of sahuaro cactus, populate the plains. It is surprising...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We departed the Sala de Payogasta Hotel at 9 AM on the nicely paved road driving eastward 32km to reach the signed entrance to this park. There were long vistas in all directions with wild flowers up close and mountains in the distance, so opportune...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

We drove from cachi to Salta in the road inside the park, wonderful landscape, not to much structure , some point of view and nothing else, but it worth!

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

Plateau in around 3,500 m asl with square kilometers full of cactus. Very unique, great place to visit!

Thank hari751
Reviewed April 9, 2017

What a treat to come across this absolutely gorgeous park, a landscape of massive cacti nestled within a stunning backdrop of rock formations. We came upon it late in the day with dramatic light and were transfixed.

Thank Terri C
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

A well worthwhile drive along Ruta 33 with amazing scenery of colourful rock strata on the mountainside, huge cactus and guanacos. Stopping on the roadside allowed us to view some curious guanaco up close. Ruta 33 from Cachi is a not to be missed road...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We just crossed the park coming by bus from Salta: the trip was really nice and views excellent through the fog.

Thank robertolong
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We hired a driver from Salta who took us on a 3 day tour . The Parc Los Cardones is a gem. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the nature. You must do it ! The colours were unbelievable!

Thank miekeVienna
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We travelled with Peregrino tours - organised by our hotel. Pickup was around 7.30 and we got back to the hotel around 6. Travelled from Salta to Cachi - over The Andes and through the Nacional Parque. It was all absolutely stunning. This was the...More

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