SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN

SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN
San Miguel de Tucumán is the province capital and is known as the land of sugar cane and the place of the Declaration of Independence Act. Downtown, around Independence Square, are the Casa de Gobierno (Italian and French-style palace), the outstanding Cathedral, the Casa* Nogués (where the Tourist Info Centre is) and the Casa* Padilla. Close to this area stands the Casa Histórica (Historic House), the site chosen by the Congressmen to declare National Independence from Spain on July 9th, 1816. The house is now a museum where you can see furniture, garments and objects from that time. In the evenings, there’s a show called “luz y sonido” (light & sound) which offers a reenactment of the historical events during and around July 9th (just in Spanish). Other places to see are the San Francisco and La Merced Churches, the Archaeological Museum and the 9 de Julio Park. At the foot of the San Javier hill, just a few km from the city, is the village of Yerba Buena, a very pleasant residential area with an excellent nightlife. Wander around San Javier Hill Park for great views of the city and its surrounding area where you can also go paragliding off Loma Bola.

TUCUMAN PARAPENTE - Tandem paragliding & courses Tucumán is a paragliding paradise Av. Aconquija 3050 - Yerba Buena in northwest Argentina with (0381) 156109005 / 154447508 flying year-round. Sign up eduardodeheza@hotmail.com for a tandem jump or 3-day www.tucumanparapente.com.ar paragliding lessons with Tucumán Parapente. You’ll be in good hands - they are fully insured and the instructor is the 2006/07 champion of Argentine paragliding, with over 25 10% OFF years of experience. Spanish, English and with Portuguese spoken. Cash only. Get a real Get South bird’s-eye view on this amazing experience!

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OH! HOSTEL Santa Fe 930 (0381) 4308849 Tired of the colourless hostel experience? contacto@hosteloh.com.ar OH! Hostel can provide the changes needed reservas@hosteloh.com.ar to pick your spirits up! Attended by a bilingual www.hosteloh.com.ar staff, be dazzled by a youthful setting of vivid colors, take a quick dip in their pool, or enjoy 10% OFF their weekly asados* and nights out. With doubles, with triples, quadruples, and dorms (shared bathrooms), Get South you can experience the traveller’s life as you see fit.
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TAFI DEL VALLE
TAFI DEL VALLE
Tafí del Valle is located in the Sierra de Aconquija, 107 km from San Miguel de Tucumán and 1,976 m above sea level. This town boasts a special microclimate, beautiful scenery, warm people and a rich history. Tafí is also famous for its local cheese which made from recipes inherited from the Jesuits. Another Jesuit legacy is the old Chapel of La Banda. :: Cascada* Los Alisos: a 20 m vertical waterfall located 13 km from Tafí and accessible by bus. You can take a 2.5 hr walk and have the option of doing rappelling. It is best to go with a guide. :: Valle de la Ciénaga: it’s a 3 hr walk up to 2,600 m, where you can see archaeological ruins and amazing landscapes. :: Museo Casa Duende: located 6 km from Tafí (1.5 hr walk). The museum explains local myths and legends of the northern region. :: Adventure Tourism: there are wonderful hiking possibilities in the surrounding mountains in addition to horseback riding, rappelling, mountain biking, rock climbing and 4x4 tours. 10 km away in El Mollar, you can visit the Menhir Park where you will find stone sculptures belonging to the Tafí culture which were once found scattered throughout the valley. These stones, carved by the Tafí natives, still bear signs and symbols yet to be deciphered.

PASIONES ARGENTINAS HOSTEL Y TURISMO Las Heras 341 (0381) 4218131 info@pasionesargentinas.com.ar www.pasionesargentinas.com.ar
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They offer all the comfort and fun you want with a prime location. It has sparkling clean private ensuite double rooms, as well as dorms with shared bath, a DVD room, ample patio with grill, and a fully equipped kitchen. They offer bus tickets, excursions and advice to explore the entire region.

NOMADE HOSTEL & AUCACHE

Complimentary drink every two guests! LA POSTA DEL VIAJERO HOSTEL GAUCHO Chacabuco 362 Located only 5 blocks away from the (0381) 4224002 Independence square, in a renovated hostel@lapostadelviajero.com.ar house with gaucho* feel. There www.lapostadelviajero.com.ar are comfortable rooms, some w/private bathrooms. They also have the “Zafarrancho pulpería”, a special place to eat, drink and enjoy a good movie. The asados*, informal guitar sessions, mateadas*, good vibes and friendly environment have made it an ideal stopover in Tucumán. 10% OFF
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Nomade hostel is a great option for those looking for a mix of fun, beautiful scenery and local culture in their trip. They have comfy dorms and private rooms all with ensuite bathrooms and all the amenities you need to kick back and have the best of times. There is a seating area with cable TV/DVD, fully equipped kitchen and a large garden with camping facilities. They are located 2 blocks from the main plaza and 6 from the bus station. Aucache Expediciones doesn’t take adventure lightly. The 5 experienced guides love the mountain and the quest, and 10% OFF have their own equipment and vehicle to take you trekking, with horseback riding, hiking, rappelling or camping to the most Get South beautiful places in the area. (0381) 154400859 / 154400656 www.aucachexpediciones.com.ar

Av. Los Palenques n/n (03867) 420179 (0381) 154400656 nomadehostel@hotmail.com www.nomadehostel.unlugar.com

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LA CUMBRE HOSTEL & YUNGAS ADVENTURE TRAVEL This tranquil hostel is located on the main street of Tafí del Valle, just a ten-minute walk from the bus station. It has a terrace with a great view of the valley, BBQ area, kitchen and TV room with a cozy wood-burning stove. Double, triple and quadruple private rooms or dorms are available, all with shared bath and 24-hour check-in this happy family. Their on-site travel agency offers year-round excursions: *Visit the valley or dam via 4x4 all-terrain trucks or Land Rovers. *Trek to the peaks of El Pelao, Pabellón, Negrito or Cascada de los Alisos. *Bicycle around the lake and valley or down from the Infiernillo. *Horseback Ride (2.5 to 6 hours). N° Leg. 12658 Av. Pte. Perón 120 (03867) 421768 lacumbre@argentina.com www.lacumbretafidelvalle.com www.yungastravel.com

AMAICHA DEL VALLE
PACHA CUTY HOSTEL Pacha Cuty Hostel has that homey atmosphere you are looking for. A fine example of a local adobe house and rustic decoration, this hostel has terraces with magnificent views of the valley. There are dorms, a double room and camping facilities, all with shared bathrooms. San Martín n/n, on the way to the mill (0381) 156279396 / 154968060 pachacutyhostel@hotmail.com There is a do-it-yourself kitchen with a big table to share your meals and get to know your fellow travellers, a charming living room and patio with plenty of cool music to enjoy.

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It’s attended by its owners, a friendly young couple of a history professor and an English teacher, who see you get well-fed Free pick up and happy. Every day, tasty meals with Get South! are prepared for you. Ask them about the trekking trips, Quilmes ruins excursions and visits around the area!
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AMAICHA DEL VALLE
This indigenous community is situated 55 km from Tafí del Valle and 68 from Cafayate and it offers marvellous landscapes and a pleasant climate. :: Quilmes Ruins: located 20 km from Amaicha, these ruins are the remains of the town built by the local natives, the Quilmes, who for over 130 years resisted the invasion of the Spanish forces (the longest resistance in Spanish Colonial history). :: El Remate: here you will find a series of waterfalls located 9 km from Amaicha, which are ideal for trekking, climbing and swimming. You can get there by taxi or local bus. It´s recommend to walk back and stop at Los Zazos Dam and at the Eco Museo Amauta, where you can learn about native customs. :: Ampimpa Observatory: located on the road to Tafí del Valle, this astronomic observatory belongs to the University of Tucumán and it’s a great place to have a panoramic view of the valley and watch the stars at night. :: Pachamama Museum: it shows different elements of the aboriginal culture dating back to 800 BC. :: Tiu Punco (“Desert’s door”): the local dunes can be reached by crossing the bed of Rio Santa Maria and the Petrified Forest of carob trees. Accessible only on 4x4 or by horseback. Every February, Amaicha del Valle holds the Pachamama Festival in honour of the “Pachamama”(Motherland). It’s the best occasion to experience the local customs and traditions, and enjoy delicious dishes.

CAFAYATE
Cafayate is the most important town in the Calchaquí Valley. It’s famous for its wine production and its popular folkloric festival held in February, the Serenata. Main attractions include a visit to the Cathedral, the Artisan’s Market and the Wine and Archaeological Museums. Its dry and sunny climate is ideal for growing a variety of grape types, including the torrontés, unique to this area. You can take a guided wine tour where tasting is a must. A unique way to try the local wine is at Heladería Miranda, which offers ice cream flavours like cabernet and torrontés. On the way to Salta, you will see sand dunes before catching a glimpse of the dramatic gorge of Quebrada de las Conchas, a series of intensely coloured rock formations. The Amphitheatre and The Devil’s Throat are highlighted stops throughout the Quebrada de Cafayate. Trekking by the Colorado River to the Seven Waterfalls, mountain biking, horseback riding and even sand walking, are some of the activities which can be enjoyed around Cafayate. A perfect way to make the most out of your visit.

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HOSTEL RUTA 40 Founded and run by Argentineans who’ve travelled extensively, you’ll find great friends waiting to show you how to have a good time. N° Leg. 11479 Located just a block from the main plaza, this charming colonial style house offers dorms, double, triple and quad rooms, all with private bath. You’ll have the chance to breathe some fresh air in the stylish central patio with a cool bar. They offer different excursions like Quebrada de las Conchas and Ruinas de Quilmes, horseback riding, bike rentals, bike and wine tours, different trekking packages and mountain biking. 10% off at their new Bar El Almacén!
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Güemes sur 178 (03868) 421689 info@hostel-ruta40.com www.hostel-ruta40.com

SALTA
Its name comes from the Aymará word “sagta”, which means “the very beautiful one”. Salta is the main base for tourist excursions in the North. From here, you can head to Cafayate, the wine region, the valleys and mountains of Calchaqui Valley, the salt flats Salinas Grandes, the picturesque route to the historic village of Cachi, the Hill of Seven Colours in Purmamarca, the ancient customs of Humahuaca, the amazing Los Cardones National Park, and much more. This city has some of the best preserved colonial architecture in the country. The most significant buildings in Salta are grouped around the main square, Plaza 9 de Julio. They include the Cathedral, the Cabildo (town hall) which houses the Museo Histórico del Norte, and the San Francisco Church, which has one of the highest church towers in America (53 m). The Museo Arqueológico de Alta Montaña has a very interesting collection of exhibits gathered from high-altitude Inca shrines, including mummified children. The Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Art Museum) resides in a 2 storey colonial mansion on Florida Street, 2 blocks west of Plaza 9 de Julio. San Bernardo Convent is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It has a hand-carved wooden door made by the natives dating back to 1762. The Cable Car to San Bernardo Hill is an excellent way to see Salta from above. It’s a ten minute ride, taking you from the city centre up to a glorious vista. One can also get there by climbing the 1,021 steps! Salta has a busy nightlife, especially in and around Balcarce Street. It hosts many favourite local bars, restaurants, and peñas* folklóricas where local food and drinks are served while traditional live music and dancing fill your spirit. Salta also offers a great variety of adventure activities. You can go horseback riding, trekking or paragliding around the surrounding hills and mountains. Other choices include mountain biking, bird watching or 4x4 journeys. Most of the adventure activities take place at Cabra Corral Dam, 65 km away from Salta city, where you can also go sailing, water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing, bungee jumping, water sliding and even rafting in the Juramento River rapids. From April to November you can experience an awesome ride on the famous Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds), travelling through the Quebrada* del Toro and ascending up to 4,220 m.

Come by, backpackers like you are waiting for you! Their new Bar El Almacén is a must see! It’s a few meters from the main plaza and originally decorated with charming details and antiques. It has a huge beautiful garden with grape vines, an outside bar and seating. RUSTY-K HOSTAL Rivadavia 281 (03868) 422031 info@rustykhostal.com.ar www.rustykhostal.com.ar

Rusty-k Hostel is an old colonial house built by the owner’s grandparents, centrally located in Cafayate and only two and a half blocks from the main plaza. They have double rooms with shared or private bathrooms and dorm rooms with 3, 4 or 5 beds with private bathrooms. There is a nice garden with grapevines and large communal spaces. The facilities are well kept to ensure you stay in a clean, pleasant and pretty home. It is run by its local owners Walter and Mariana, who are happy to tell you about local history, legends, and anecdotes, as well as beautiful places to visit and make your stay unique. They want you to feel at home so you can experience life in the local community while staying at their friendly and 10% off lodging relaxed hostel. and bicycle rental with Get South!
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IDIOMAS SALTA Is it time to brush up on the lingo? In the heart of Salta there is a small, local language school which offers classes all year round. Experienced and friendly teachers will work with you to get your Spanish up to speed whether you are a new bird who wants to get the food you actually ordered (or thought you did) or more seasoned and looking to polish SPANISH CLASSES up your chit-chat. This is a small and therefore personal school with all the audio and video materials needed to provide an excellent service. They have private and group classes and can help set up a volunteering experience so that not only can you improve your Spanish, but form memories and a bond with locals you’ll remember forever. No small thing when it comes to language course fees, Idiomas Salta offers 10% off with Get South! The school is centrally located, near all the hostels, bars and amenities of the city center, meaning that you’ll be able to take your new found Spanish skills to the street right after class. Salta has some of the best food, interesting music and performances and has among the friendliest people. Learning the language will not only give you a deeper understanding of where you are but also where you want to go. San Martín 428 SALTA - ARGENTINA (0387) 155009345 idiomas_salta@hotmail.com www.idiomassalta.com.ar HOSTAL LA SALAMANCA

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This is a unique place in Salta where all rooms have been decorated with touches of local wood creating a warm atmosphere. This hostel, located a few steps away the bus terminal and in front of Parque* San Martín, has plenty of rooms to accommodate you comfortably. Av. San Martín 104 (0387) 4215512 hostal@hostallasalamanca.com.ar www.hostallasalamanca.com.ar Their facilities include ten rooms: singles, double, triples and dorms, all with private baths, some ensuite. Their service includes breakfast, TV/ DVD room, free Internet with picture downloading and burning, a fully equipped kitchen, individual lockers, maid service and an Andean cultural library to learn a little more about local culture.
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HOSTEL SALTA POR SIEMPRE This upbeat hostel stands nearby beautiful Salta’s city center. Spread over two houses with plenty of space, they have lots of neat dorms and rooms for 2, 3, 4, and 5 people, all with private bath, fans, heaters, towels and room service!
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Tucumán 464 (0387) 4233230 hostellingsalta@hotmail.com www.saltaporsiempre.com.ar Have a cold beer in their courtyard, warm up in the solarium, or sip cocktails while making friends at the onsite bar. Or if you like games, try your best at table tennis, pool or foosball. After a good night’s sleep, ask their friendly staff for advice on how to spend a great day in Salta! Don’t miss their Wed. and Sat. asados* with traditional folk music shows!!

It might look like I’m sitting here doing nothing ... But I work so fast I’m always finished!

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EXXES YOUTH HOSTEL Exxes hostel opens its arms and embraces you as part of its family. This old-fashioned house has double rooms and dorms with shared and private baths, a hip patio ideal for beer drinking and asado* eating, and plenty of cool common areas to make good friends. Take your pick from ping pong games or PlayStation 2 tournaments, or relax with a nice movie. And the fun never stops. If you feel like going out, everything you need is nearby. The capable and friendly owners are ready to make you a member of this happy family.
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Catamarca 481 (0387) 4229724 exxeshostel@hotmail.com www.exxeshostel.com.ar CORRE CAMINOS HOSTEL Vicente Lopez 353 (0387) 4220731 Corre Caminos Hostel is a place created info@saltahostel.com by and for fellow globetrotters. Only www.saltahostel.com travellers really know what to look for in a hostel, which is why it’s difficult to imagine a service not provided by this dedicated team. Staying at this downtown location you’ll be right in the middle of the action. It is 9 blocks from the bus terminal, 4 blocks from the main plaza and a 15-minute walk to Salta’s fun nightlife. In fact, most of the town’s attractions are within an easy walk from the hostel! Even though Corre Caminos is downtown, the neighbourhood is very quiet and secure.
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Their yummy breakfast includes coffee, tea, milk, croissants, cereal and orange juice!

EL DUENDE DE LA POSTA

El Duende de la Posta is owned and run by the Romeo family, who has made the place look great. The rooms are very comfortable, all the privates have TV and ensuite bathrooms and the dorms (which sleep 4) have private or shared bath. The two kitchens are well equipped, which means there’s always plenty of space for you to cook up a storm! You can get up any time you like and enjoy a full breakfast, soak up some rays in the garden or use the grill to try your hand at an asado*! The hostel is a fantastic, quiet place to relax as it’s in a secure, residential area, but if you do want to head out you’re in a great location to enjoy the Salta nightlife - Balcarce street is just 3 blocks away! 10% with Get South, stay 4 get 5th night free & free transfer from Bus station!
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Alsina 1070 (0387) 4212115 duendedelaposta@hotmail.com

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Corre Caminos Hostel has matrimonial rooms, twin doubles and dorms, all with shared baths. Amenities include a self catering kitchen, cable TV, and an onsite bar with a pool table and live music performances. Internet They also have an interior courtyard Wi-Fi with plants and an outdoor barbeque area perfect for parties!

The owners and youthful staff, most of whom are bilingual, are on the ball and can help you with all travel and adventure arrangements. And they actively create a great atmosphere for everyone, organizing activities ranging from friendly soccer matches to club hopping. Security, cleanliness, great service and satisfaction are their priorities!

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TERRA OCULTA Youth Hostel Its spacious rooms, relaxing vibe and interactive energy make Terra Oculta an ideal stop for any traveller. This beautiful big homey residence with plenty of open spaces, 10% OFF is located a hop away from Salta’s bus terminal, main square with and city centre. There are double rooms and dorms with shared Get South and private bathrooms, and plenty of amenities to discover. Make sure to grab a cold one, some mate, a book or a fellow globetrotter and simply chill out at their original rooftop bar made with stones, wood and bottles!! You can join in on entertaining football or ping pong tournaments, usually followed by one of their numerous traditional asados*. Equipped with a full kitchen, book exchange, cable TV & DVD and board games, this is the place to find neat people and turn them into lifelong friends.
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Córdoba 361 (0387) 4218769 terraoculta@ciudad.com.ar www.terraoculta.com SAGTA VIAJES Sagta Viajes invites you to have a marvellous adventure in the North of Argentina and especially in Salta. They offer guided tours to Cafayate, Cachi, Vuelta a los Valles, Humahuaca, Salinas Grandes, San Antonio de los Cobres, among others, where their experienced guides will tell you the history and stories from the area. Most tours include short walks to see the spectacular sights, so you won’t just take post cards home, you will take an experience! You will get the chance to meet some locals and learn about their rich culture and way of life. They speak English, French and Hebrew, so pay them a visit and see what specials they have! Bus & Air Tickets
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Nº Leg: 13976

Buenos Aires 44, Local 1 (0387) 4012000 info@sagtaviajes.com.ar MSN: pablo_sola1@hotmail.com www.sagtaviajes.com.ar

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SAYTA CABALGATAS

Have you ever wanted to hang out with real gauchos*? Enrique is the owner of Estancia Sayta, 35 km southwest of Salta in a beautiful town called Chicoana. You can stay at his house and do what gauchos do, which is mainly ride horses, eat meat, drink wine and sing traditional songs. The estancia* offers horseback riding from half day to an epic ten days. The full moon horse trek is an experience not to be missed! Come and see why Sayta means “where time stops” in the Aymar tongue. Transfer in and out included !!

Finca Las Moras-Chicoana (0387) 156836565 info@sayta.com.ar www.sayta.com.ar

MARINA - SEMISA

Looking for a professional outfit that can make bookings without screwing it all up? Turismo Marina Semisa is a great all-round travel agency in Salta. They are prompt, professional and eager to ensure your trip runs like clockwork.

Caseros 489 (0387) 4312097 reservas@marina-semisa.com.ar www.marina-semisa.com.ar

They organize excursions to Cachi, Humahuaca and Cafayate. Their vehicles are brand sparkling new and their guides fluent in English and French. They also offer adventure activities such as canopy, rafting and hangliding. If that’s not enough, they will reserve accommodation and design tailor-made tours to suit your needs. They also offer cars and SUVs for rental. Now that’s what I call a travel agent. 10% discount with this booklet! Credit Cards
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PUMA EXPEDITIONS This real time outdoors adventure company runs incredible trips all over northern Argentina: Salta & Jujuy. Trips run all year-round. Echeverria 979 - San Lorenzo (0387) 154030795 info@pumaexpeditions.com.ar www.pumaexpeditions.com.ar

SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY
CLUB HOSTEL & PAISAJES DEL NOROESTE Set within walking distance of the city centre, Club Hostel offers a range of rooms from dorms to private doubles decorated in rustic wood designs. It has been recently renovated and includes a full kitchen, dining room, as well as a TV lounge. Need to get out? Luckily there’s a travel agency on site called Paisajes del Noroeste offering excursions to Jujuy’s most beautiful attractions like
N° Leg. 12471

San Martín 134 (0388) 4237565 info@noroestevirtual.com.ar www.noroestevirtual.com.ar

Puma Expeditions offers regular and tailor-made tours. Their guides are fluent in English, French, Portuguese and German. Exciting excursions include: * Trekking * Mountaineering * Rock Climbing * Mountain Biking * Zip Line/Canopy * Rappelling * Multi-adventures

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Humahuaca, Salinas Grandes and Yungas. They’ll help you try your hand at hangliding and sandboarding amongst other adventure sports. It has all of Jujuy under one roof!
A full range of experiences! •Traditional excursions •Adventure and mountain trips •Rural and thermal bath trips •Tours of traditional villages

Come and enjoy the true spirit of the mountains on their off the beaten path tours!

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SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY PURMAMARCA SAN SALVADOR DE&JUJUY

TILCARA
This lively Andean village is a great place for exploring the Quebrada de Humahuaca. There’s an excellent arts and crafts market and lots of places to eat in and around its charming central plaza. Evenings can be best enjoyed wandering around, bar hopping and attending local peñas* (popular gatherings filled with live traditional music and local food). The well attended religious procession in January and the Pachamama (Mother Earth) festival in August are worth catching. :: Pucará de Tilcara: a restored pre-Hispanic fortress located on a hilltop, where one can appreciate the astonishing views of the Quebrada landscapes. :: Museo Arqueológico: hosts an extensive collection of pre-Columbian ceramics, masks and mummies. :: Wayra Caves: walk through this impressive formation of natural tunnels. :: Devil’s Throat: hike along old paths to the waterfalls, while taking in some of the amazing views.

San Salvador de Jujuy is surrounded by lush scenery and is a great place to start your travels to the fabulous multicoloured gorge of Quebrada* de Humahuaca. Around the main square visit the Cabildo (Town Hall), the historic Cathedral and the Government House. Some of the finest pieces of sacred art in Argentina can be found at the Provincial Archaeology Museum. Set within the magnificent valley of the Reyes River, 19 km from San Salvador de Jujuy, are the Termas de Reyes (hot springs). A mountain road leads you to Yala Lagoons, an area surrounded by beautiful alder woods, making it an ideal spot for camping and hiking.

Purmamarca is located 65 km from San Salvador de Jujuy. It has pre-Hispanic origins and an urban layout centred around Saint Rosa’s church, built in 1648. This village lies against the exceptional Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of the Seven Colours), which has sedimentary rocks of different colours illustrating various geological eras. The Paseo de los Colorados makes for a gorgeous 3 km walk, featuring naturally sculpted red cliffs and a series of breathtaking views. Another highlight is the vast Salinas Grandes (Great Salt Flats), which are easy accessible by local taxi from the main plaza. The drive goes over the Cuesta del Lipán, bordering cliffs through a deep canyon while reaching 4,200 m until you get to this enormous salt flat.

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CASA LOS MOLLES Belgrano 155 (0388) 4955410 A sparkling white townhouse with a rural feel, info@casalosmolles.com.ar Casa Los Molles is a beautiful hostel located www.casalosmolles.com.ar close to Tilcara’s main plaza. It is bright and cheerful with lots of space and light and has a fantastic garden with incredible views of the village and mountains. It even has its own organic veggie patch where you can help with the gardening! Accommodation includes private rooms and dorms and they also have cabins for 2 and 4 people with their own bathrooms and kitchens. You can relax in a hammock and watch life go by, read a book from their library or spend some pleasant evenings talking around their fogón*. The young owners can help you with info about the area and Bolivia.
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BURRITO HOSTEL Belgrano 332 (0388) 5888348 Get ready for your welcome bear hug at info@burritohostel.com.ar Burrito Hostel! This fun spot is in a MSN: info@burritohostel.com.ar 300-year-old Tilcara house, just 20 meters www.burritohostel.com.ar from the main plaza. It’s also just five blocks from the bus station and in the middle of all the great little restaurants. If you feel like cooking your own meal, they have a kitchen and patio with a mud oven and a parrilla*. They have one double/matrimonial room and several dorms, the largest sleeping up to 9 guests, most with shared bath. Bonuses include hot water and check-in 24/7. The helpful owners will be delighted to share tons of info about the many excursions in the area. Just ask!
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10 % off or stay 4 nights and get 1 free + free pick up from the bus station! CASA COLORES HOSTEL

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Casa Colores hostel is a relaxing and cool place to spend your days in Tilcara. You can stay in one of their cozy doubles or in a dorm, all with Breakfast - Internet shared baths and very comfortable mattresses. There is a spacious common room to hang out, watch movies, read books, drink coffee or beer, play some of their instruments and marvel at the beautiful landscape! The kitchen is available for use and on weekends, you’ll also enjoy the asados* or regional dishes they make with guests and friends. Attended by its bilingual owner and staff, they know their way around and can help you plan your trip through northern Argentina and Bolivia. 15% off + free pick up from the bus station Free coffee or tea 24/7 and bike rental available! with Get South!

Radioestacion n/n, over the old train station (011) 1555116379 info@casacolores.com.ar www.casacolores.com.ar

HUMAHUACA
The town of Humahuaca is a sun drenched land bursting with memories of elder cultures that left a strong influence in architecture, traditions, legends and beliefs related to nature and local heroes. The rustic adobe houses, the narrow cobbled streets and the old colonial street lamps create the illusion that time has stopped. There are various museums that illustrate handicrafts, paintings, sculptures, and other folk art. In the centre of the village is the Cabildo (Town Hall) with clock tower that chimes at 12 pm, after which a small door opens and a full-size replica of Saint Francisco Solano comes out and makes the sign of the cross. On the western side of the main plaza stands the beautiful Cathedral, built in the XVII century. From the plaza, a staircase climbs to the imposing Independence Monument with a statue exalting the virtues of the native culture. The view from here on to the village and the mountainside is really beautiful. From the town of Humahuaca you can take a local bus and visit Iruya. The village really has an “end of the road” feel as the one road literally ends in front of the church. Surrounded by a breathtaking view, with cliffs and mountains enclosing the village; its steep cobblestone streets take us back to the past. Dare to horseback ride or hike to remote San Isidro. If you have any energy left, go an extra 4 km to the untouched pre-Inca ruins at Titiconte, going through chasms and hills with abrupt slopes.

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HUMAHUACA
HOSTAL HUMAHUACA Want a friendly and relaxing atmosphere? This colonial-style hostel is the place for you! Located on the town’s historic quarter, just 70 m from the main plaza and 120 m from the bus station, you’ll have every opportunity to recover from the day’s fun-filled activities. They offer dorms with a shared bath or doubles, triples, quadruples, and sextuples rooms with private bathrooms. With an onsite restaurant, you will enjoy a yummy breakfast, tasty hamburgers, pizzas, and empanadas. Come enjoy the historic feel and be ready to have a great time! Stay 4 nights & get 1 free with Get South! Breakfast Buenos Aires 447 (03887) 421064 info@humahuacahostal.com.ar www.humahuacahostal.com.ar

LA QUIACA & YAVI
LA QUIACA & YAVI
La Quiaca is the last stop before entering Bolivia. It’s a small village about 190 km from Humahuaca at 3,442 m.a.s.l. It’s next to the Bolivian border, connecting via an international bridge. You will be attracted by the way people live, the characteristic clothing of the women and men, and the active trade in local products. The Central Market is interesting to see, and from here there is local transport that takes you to the historic village of Yavi (it leaves all the time), situated only 16 km east of La Quiaca through a paved road. Yavi was founded in 1667 and has under 400 inhabitants that live in adobe wall houses with typical roofs made out of reed, clay and straw. You should visit the San Francisco’s Chapel, built in 1690 and the mansion of the Marquis of Tojo (converted into a museum). From Yavi there are walking trails around the nearby Cerros Colorados, including rock paintings and petroglyphs. Five km south of Yavi, at the foot of the Siete Hermanos Mountains, you will find the Laguna Colorada with astonishing rock paintings of human figures, llamas, spirals and portrayals of the activities and customs, all painted by the primitive inhabitants.

HOSTAL LA SONADA

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La Soñada is set in a typical adobe (mud) constructed building conveniently located just two blocks from the bus station and four from the town’s center. Choose from their spacious private double, triple or quadruple rooms, all with en suite bath and towels included (no dorms).

Río Negro corner San Martín (03887) 421228 hostallasoniada@yahoo.com.ar www.hostallasoniada.com Rooms are clean and nicely decorated with typical local adornments. A regional breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice is included in your stay. Other comfortable amenities include parking, laundry, heat and hot water 24/7, and a common room with TV, bar, board games and Andean music. Ask the attentive owners about the local excursions - they’ll help you plan an unforgettable stay!
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HOSTEL COPACABANA

Come and enjoy your stay in a place that will make you feel at home. Hostel Copacabana has comfy single, double and triple rooms, all with shared baths and cable TV. Its facilities are sparkling clean: brand new bathrooms with hot water 24/7, self-catering kitchen, a sunny patio and a common room with tables and free Internet. It is located one block from the Central Market in La Quiaca and a few blocks away from the Bolivian border. Enjoy the use of all the amenities as if you were with your family. That’s exactly what its helpful owners want you to experience. Free breakfast with Get South!
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Pellegrini 141 LA QUIACA (03885) 423875 info@hostelcopacabana.com.ar www.hostelcopacabana.com.ar

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