Argentina
Cachi

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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day329

    Cachi

    March 31 in Argentina

    The 7 hour drive from Jujuy was one of the nicest we’ve done. We passed through desert, semi-tropical rain forest, spectacular mountains and pampas, and more desert landscapes. On the way down, we stopped in the cute town of La Caldera to visit the huge Jesus statue on the hill and enjoyed a very good lunch of tamales and empanadas at a roadside restaurant where the entire family was seated at a table in the yard making up the empanadas. Yum! We also saw a very large iguana and tarantula on the road during our drive. No pictures because there wasn’t a safe place to stop, but we love seeing critters. We also saw wild burros in the desert. Cute!
    Cachi overtook San Martin de los Andes as our favorite town in the country. It is a tiny, colonial village with mostly single-story, white-washed adobe buildings – many, like our hotel, had beautiful courtyards behind the subtle walls. You can walk through the entire town in less than 1 hour, but sitting in cafes and watching the local scene is really enjoyable.
    There was a very sweet and simple church on the town square where we noticed they were hanging a life-sized man-doll. When we asked what was going on we learned that they were going to “burn the devil” that night. Of course we came out to watch and it was quite an interesting scene that the entire town turned out to witness.
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  • Day72

    Piedra del Molino

    December 10, 2017 in Argentina

    Piedra del Molino is a high altitude viewpoint into a valley on the other side of the altiplano. It is 3457 mts above sea level. We had climbed about 2500 mts since starting in the morning. There was a church and an information board there. It was quite windy and cold.

  • Day72

    Cuesta del Obispo

    December 10, 2017 in Argentina

    The 2nd stop was about 2 kms down from the top. It was the viewpoint of the snaking road coming up to the mountain pass from Salta in the plaims below. Its a 21 km road built between 1928 - 1931. It is called Bishop's Road (Cuesta del Obispo) since the bishop of the catholic church used this track in 1622 during his travel.

  • Day72

    Mirador Valle del Encantado

    December 10, 2017 in Argentina

    The 3rd and the last point we visited was the Mirador Valle del Encantado. The viewpoint of the enchanted valley. It was a km back up towards the top of the mountain. It didn't turn out to be anything special. After visiting this point we started our drive back to San Pedro de Atacama.

  • Day16

    Cachi

    April 8, 2016 in Argentina

    After a mammoth 11 hour bus ride from Atacama we arrived in Salta again and headed out the next morning to the upper part of the Calchaquí Valley to Cachi. We had a lovely drive through lush green mountains over a 4000m pass and the Cardones (type of cactus) National Park.
    Its a very pretty white washed adobe village with a lovely square, where today they had a community aerobics class. Why not!

  • Day230

    Endlose Weiten

    April 20, 2017 in Argentina

    Weiter ging es auf der Routa 40, welche in Argentinien von Nord nach Süd entlang der Anden geht und fast 5000km lang ist. Das Fahren wurde etwas anspruchsvoller, da die Straße nun nicht mehr asphaltiert ist. So ging es mehrere Stunden lang durch ewig Weite Landschaften und erneut geniale Gesteinsformationen, um die man in anderen Ländern sicherlich einen Nationalpark errichtet hätte.
    Der nächste größere Ort war Cachi, wo wir in eine Oldtimer Rally geraten sind. Kurz fürchtete ich, dass wir mit unserem Chevrolet mit Fensterkurbeln als Teilnehmer gewertet werden. Ansonsten bot der Ort nicht viel und so ging es nach einem Mittagessen direkt weiter.
    Die nächsten Sehenswürdigkeiten lagen dann auch tatsächlich in einem Nationalpark, was den positiven Nebeneffekt hatte, dass man einige Erklärung zum gesehenen bekommen hat. So fuhren wir die Recta de Tin Tin entlang, welche bereits zu Inka Zeiten eine Fernlaufstraße war. Auch erfuhren wir, wie das Leben eines Kaktus so ist.
    Zum Abschluss gab es dann noch ein genialen Blick in ein Tal, was es dann auf Schotterpiste und Serpentinen runter ging. In Salta angekommen, waren wir erschöpft, froh diese Form der Reise gewählt zu haben und so viel gesehen zu haben.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Departamento de Cachí, Departamento de Cachi, Cachi

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