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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The route of the volcanoes in Catamarca.

Argentina offers many unspoiled destinations almost from the tourist point of view. One is the Route of the Volcanoes in Catamarca in northwestern Argentina, a magic circuit for adventure lovers, landscapes and photography.

The route is a winding, uphill road, which passes through 19 volcanoes over 6000 meters high, countless peaks, lakes of red and turquoise, hot springs, sparse vegetation and exotic animals like flamingos, guanacos and wild burros.

The quasi desert landscape offers endless color palette and textures that change as you move from the 1,500 meters to 4,700 initial height.

The path can be done in a day by car or on a guided tour that will explain the development of the area millions of years ago.


Among the highest peaks in the Inca Huasi of 6,640 meters, which is the first of The Seismiles, Pissis which reaches 6882 meters and Ojo del Salado, which at 6864 meters is the highest active volcano in the world are displayed.

Scattered on the horizon also add the Walter Penk, Birth and Aguas Calientes. The volcanoes in ancient times were considered sacred places, shrines high.


Just 50 kilometers you can stay in one of the charming villages of Catamarca, which are characterized by the hospitality of its people. They are the gateway to discover the hidden treasures The Seismiles.

One option is Tinogasta; other Fiambalá, famous for its fine wines, for their spa and it houses the Museum of Man, with mums for over 500 years.


If seeking a more extreme adventure, 25 miles north, traveling along Route 34, you get to Tatón extensive dunes, towering mountains of sand that can be covered in 4 × 4, quad or sand boards.

Interesting information.

In the bowels of Galán volcano, lies the Diamond Lake, a clear lake and enigmatic composition.

volcan galan catamarca

According to recent scientific research, it would be the most extreme environment known and best recreate the harsh characteristics of the planet 3.5 billion years ago.

For those interested in archeology is the trip to Real Grande, where lava walls up to 50 meters high with ancient pictographs it sighted.


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