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Neuquén is known for the sport hunting of deer and wild boar. This activity is generally practised in ranches near the towns of Junín de los Andes, San Martín de los Andes, Aluminé, and Zapala. There are big game hunting sites in the area of Lanín and Nahuel Huapi National Parks, supervised by professional guides.

In the region, there are three exotic species of deer that can be hunted: red, fallow and axis deer. It is totally forbidden to hunt native species.

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The big game hunting season for red deer lasts from the beginning of March until the end of May, while for the European wild boar, the season starts in the beginning of March and lasts until the end of October.

As for small game hunting, there are species like partridge, duck, elegant crested tinamou (Eudromia elegans), quail, and European hare. The season lasts from the beginning of May until the end of July.

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The Toba ethnicity in their language called himself ntokóit, then began using the autoetnónimo q'om or Qom (man) and more infrequently by the use of their own language: qom'lek or qom'lik. As usually happens with the spellings of Indian names are many variations in the writing of these words.

The name is a nickname tova Guarani and means "front" because the Qom decalvación often engaged in the front of the scalp, for the same reason the Spanish called them "Frentones" (name also given to similar grounds abipones ). In Paraguay, the name also used emok, Enlhet term meaning neighbor or citizen.
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In 2007 the major groupings of these people are in the east of the department of Tarija in Bolivia, in the east of the province of Formosa, center and east of the province of Chaco and northern Santa Fe province in Argentina and the Chaco Boreal of Paraguay. In Argentina are about 20,600 (19,800 speakers of the language), 700 146 in Bolivia and Paraguay. In the west of the province of Formosa have pilagás mixogenizado with being called tufa-pilagás.
There is intense internal migration to the Greater Rosario (Barrio Toba meeting there of Rosario) and to the northeast of the province of Santiago del Estero. Another settlement Barrio Toba (La Plata) is in the Partido de La Plata in Buenos Aires province.

As typical pámpidos are characterized by high and dominate sizes including dolichocephalic individuals.
They are considered one of the most important ethnic group called guaycurú (or guaykurú) insulting tone voice that gave the Guarani to its main opponents in the Gran Chaco.

Their language is called qomlaqtaq and from the linguistic point of view it is usually placed within the guaycurúes language group, or the macropanoanas. It is part of the linguistic family mataco-guaycurú.
History: Upon arrival of the Spanish in the sixteenth century, the ntokóit, then qom'lek, mainly inhabited the Chaco Salta and Tarija currently and from there spread (imbrincándose with other ethnic groups) along the Bermejo River and to a lesser extent Pilcomayo River. The highest population growth in the wichí made these demographic pressure exerted to force an eastward shift, territories in which mostly inhabit today.

Until the nineteenth century were a people predominantly semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer marching towards their food resources and existed between them a strong sexual division of labor: men from an early age engaged in hunting and fishing and women to the collection and incipient agriculture horticulture largely influenced by contributions ándidos and amazónidos. Thus, in small plots cultivated nachitek (squash), oltañi (corn), avagha (beans), sweet potatoes, cassava, etc.. However, such cultures were only complementary to your diet and failed to get excess to the accumulation of agricultural foods. There is an ecological explanation for this apparent delay: climate and soil science did not allow its territory sufficient yields for their agricultural products, while in the wild Chaco territory they found a source of food, especially high-quality protein . The Qom mainly hunted tapirs, peccaries, deer, guanacos and lots of birds. Complementing used to collect honey and lots of fruits, berries and wild roots.

The Spanish presence meant a great revolution for them: first they found a powerful new enemy on the other the Spanish inadvertently made a great contribution to their culture: in the seventeenth century the Toba began using the horse and Become Sound Suddenly a powerful equestrian complex in the center and south of the Gran Chaco (Chaco Gualamba). They became skilled riders although its territory was largely covered with forests and jungles (to ride a horse under the trees used to wear on their heads a hide cleverly attached to your body, as to resist the thorns of the trees and the attacks by pumas and jaguars that suddenly they could jump from the branches).
With the adoption of riding could extend their raids, becoming the dominant ethnic group of the Central Chaco (full moons advantage with their horses to cross the river Paraguay and raiding the villages near the left bank of the river in the nation currently namesake) . Horse domain also allowed them to advance to the Chaco Austral and even make lightning raids over the corresponding area northwest of the Pampas. From their horses, armed with bow and arrow hunting native animals but not only cattle of European origin.

The tuffs proved to be one of the ethnic groups that opposed the attempt increased resistance of acculturation and usurpation of the white man in the Chaco region, arriving in 1858 to threaten the city of Santa Fe, but since 1880, could not cope with the Argentine Army campaigns they Impenetrable Chaco cornered.
In 1919 the last war of resistance was shot in Napalpí Qom, in the province of Chaco, where 200 of them were massacred in the event known as Slaughter of Napalpí. Many were forced to work on cotton plantations or as woodcutters in the mills.
The culture of the Toba was functional to their customs and traditions, living in rooms covered with straw logs, dwellings that used to measure about two meters in diameter. They made pottery, basketry and textiles primarily utilitarian purposes.

During the warm months hardly used except for simple clothing loincloth. In periods used fresh clothes complex and on the occasion of their ritual celebrations were adorned. Thus had a dress made of fibers called poto caraguata, leather and after the Spanish invasion, with cotton.

Also during cold periods came to bundle with ponchos. Adult males adorned their heads with opaga kind of headdress made with feathers and ropes caraguatá. Women and men were adorned with bracelets mean onguaghachik is originally concocted using teeth and claws of animals, seeds, feathers, shells or cochlea or snail shells and (apparently to get some of these items practiced barter trade with other ethnic groups) In making these bracelets were similar to the colaq or necklaces. As for nallaghachik these were eminently festive ornaments, very colorful, made with feathers, flowers and leaves.

Religion: For their belief system has described them animist and shamanistic, had a cult of nature beings and the belief in a deity maximum. Since the twentieth century still remain resistant oral transmission, this religious system but many have adopted Christianity in its way, including the so-called Pentecostal because their shamans in many cases became pastors. In any case even today much of the population attends Qom their shamans or pio'oxonak who are therapists or healers.

efore acceptance of Christianity was prevalent among them infanticide of newborn habit was due to the scarcity of food resources used to suffer. By contrast, children who survived were treated with special dedication and affection.

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There are 3 main areas in Jujuy; the Altiplano, a 3,500 meters high plateau with peaks of 5,000 meters, covers most of the province.

The Río Grande of Jujuy cuts through the Quebrada de Humahuaca canyon, of heights between 1,000 and 3,500 meters. To the Southeast, the sierras descends to the Gran Chaco region.

The vast difference in height and climate produces desert areas such as the Salinas Grandes salt mines, and subtropical Yungas jungle. In spite of the different areas, the terrain of the province is mainly arid and semi-desertic, except for the El Ramal valley of the San Francisco River.


Temperature difference between day and night is wider in higher lands, and precipitations are scarce outside the temperate area of the San Francisco River. The Grande River and the San Francisco River are fed by the Bermejo River. The San Juan, La Quiaca, Yavi and Sansana are fed by the Pilcomayo River.

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Our deeply root dishes and meals are an essential part of the culture and tradition of the Province, recipes have been transmitted from generation to generation. You can taste flavors that combine corn, ancestral diet of the Incas, with different meals. Regional and international cuisine can not be rejected.

Tamales, Humitas and Andean preparations will surely be your favourite appetizers, but if your preference is meat, you can enjoy the tasty and healthy meat preparations known in classical or modern, typical of a fusion cuisine

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An overview of the origins of our cuisine.

Each place has its own charm and attraction that mixes with the flavors and aromas of different foods of their culture. Thus, typical meals are prepared with Northwest Argentina recipes passed from generation to generation, times in which every region had only locally produced foods, and those who could go to the bartering with residents of other nearby areas with different climates in order to get supply to complement their diet.

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Many recipes have lost importance during the conquest, even were despised, banned and violently eradicated from customs as in the case of Amaranth (Kiwicha) and Quinoa, cereals used as "meat substitutes" and which are now grown and used in developed countries due to its high nutritional value. We should bear in mind that the eating customs in Europe

have changed with the introduction of valuable American species such as potatoes, corn, squash, cacao and coffee.

Today the basis of our diet consists of beef, lamb, llama, pig, goat and chicken with rich spices such as pepper, cumin and paprika among others. In our markets people can buy mote (maiz), potato flour, dried meat (charqui), chalona ( dried meat made from lamb meat), all these are used to prepare regional dishes among which are: the empanadas, tamales, humitas, soup, spicy belly stew, guaschalocro( a stew made from corn and pumpkin, served with cheese during the period of abstinence before Easter) , frangollo ( grinded maize), Chanfaina ( stew made from goat blood and guts) , roast llama, Guateadas ( usually animal head wrapped in canvas and paper and cooked in a pre-heated hole in the ground, or in a adobe stove) and charquisillo. In La Puna you can taste Tulpo or calapurca( a soup made of llama meat and maize served with pre-heated stones in a plate).

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It is also worth mentioning the farmhouse goat cheeses, and the traditional fresh cheeses you can buy in San Antonio, a prestigious town due to its ancestral form of cheese preparation following old recipes.

There is no bigger pleasure than tasting good farmhouse cheeses with the artisanal wines of Jujuy.

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1.- Cape Two Bays is considered the most beautiful in the coastal protected areas system.

cabo dos bahiasCape Two Bays is considered the most beautiful in the coastal protected area system by contrasting their brownstones landscape and the blue sea. It has an extraordinary diversity of wildlife is inhabited not only by penguins Magellanic but also seals, guanacos and cormorants, among other wildlife. Some of seabirds that inhabit this place used as the sole breeding site.


2.- Choele Choel is the most important urban center of what is denominated Half Valley.

choele_choel_cartelChoele Choel was founded July 9 1879 by the general Conrado Villegas in the island Pacheco, with the name Nicolás Avellaneda. It was razed little time later by a flood and the soldiers and their families, next to some civilians, they settled in the well-known place as Pampas de losMolinos, where it remained up to March of l882 18, it dates in that was transferred to their current location.


3.- Las Grutas are located in the Gulf San Matías on the Atlantic coast of the Province of Río Negro.

las grutas mapThe coast Atlantic rionegrina has three important and outstanding points, one to be a highly converged tourist center, another to be center of the commercial marine fishing, and the third to constitute a fundamental support for the economic activity of the Patagonia. We are speaking of Las Grutas, San Antonio Oeste and Puerto San Antonio,, respectively. To Las Grutas they arrive every year tourists' thousands willing to have a good time, to relax you and to pass it well. They arrive attracted by their beaches with cliffs of incredible beauty, and for the famous warm waters of these costs.


4.- Discover Jujuy: Community-Based Rural Tourism.

jujuy turismo-rural-22What does it mean for us the Community-Based Rural Tourism and how do we understand it?

The Community-Based Rural Tourism means solidarity tourism activities from an intercultural perspective relating the rural community with visitors, with joint participation of its members, tending to an adequate management of natural resources and cultural heritage assessment, based on principles of equity and fairness, and in the distribution of profits.


5.- Discover Jujuy: Cultural Turismo, A Melting Pot of Cultures.

Carnavalito_en_HumahuacaThe celebration of Carnival in February; or March during Easter Time; or the Pachamama ceremony during August, are some of the many cultural alternatives offered by the Province. In La Puna, a faithful reflection of the High Andean Plateau, you can find traces of people who sealed milestones in Argentina and South America, such as the Inca Trail or manifestations of rock art, petroglyphs and archaeological remains from various origins.


6.-  Discover Jujuy: Religious Tourism, Unique Religious Attractions In The Country.

turismo religioso iglesiaThe Province of Jujuy offers a calendar filled with religious festivities, a product based on the important roots of the catholic faith and spiritual influence on its population. 

7.- Carlos Casalla father of legendary cartoon character Cape Savino.

Father of the legendary cartoon character Cape Savino, settled in Bariloche Casalla fifty years ago. Smart and warm, was the last in his stories in a rigorous manner. The Great Lake, one of his last works, was selected by UNESCO as a reference against discrimination.


8.- Cuesta de Miranda, spectacular mountain road flanked by deep valleys and gorges.

cuesta-de-miranda_jpgLa Cuesta de Miranda is a beautiful, winding stretch in which National Route 40 runs through the pass between the Sierras de Famatina Sañogasta and Chilecito between Villa Union and La Rioja.
Cuesta also known as "the" Miranda, this stretch of Route 40 naughty step, broken (or "costs") that cuts through the Sierra de Famatina (north) and those of Sañogasta (south) following after the deep valley of the river Miranda. Is not entirely asphalt.


9.- Neuquén has strong cultural roots on the millenarian mapuche tradition.

Neuquén (in mapuche language, “daring, and vehement”) has strong cultural roots on the millenarian mapuche tradition (mapu – land, che – people).
Presently many mapuche communities live in Neuquén territory, especially in Patagonia of Lakes, and they give value to their vision of the world and their customs inviting people to visit their lands and share their traditions.


10.- From Uritorco water flows down, many in underground, coming to form springs.

uritorco The Uritorco is a hill of 1949 m in the center of Argentina, located in the north Punilla Valley, close to Capilla del Monte, in the province of Cordoba , accessible routes provincial RN 38 and 17. Its summit is the highest point of the Sierras Chicas, formerly called Viarava. It is considered the sixth Córdoba Natural Wonder.

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