MenuBlogVisited RegionsPeru 2Bolivia 2ArgentinaChile 2BoliviaChilePeruEcuadorColombiaVariousRouteInfoContact meOther JourneysSite en françaisSelected region: Argentina Salta — Jul 1, 2022 — Argentina Salta is the capital of the Salta Province in northwestern Argentina. The city, nicknamed Salta la Linda (Salta, the beautiful), is known to have preserved... read more Cuesta del Obispo and Quebrada de Escoipe — Jun 28, 2022 — Argentina The Cuesta del Obispo is a portion of the road between Cachi and Salta with a length of about 20 kilometres. It peaks near the Piedra del Molino at an... read more Cachi and its surroundings — Jun 26, 2022 — Argentina After leaving Los Cardones Park, on the way to Cachi, this mirador offers nice views on the mountains. Cachi is a pretty village in the Valles Calchaquíes... read more Parque Nacional Los Cardones — Jun 24, 2022 — Argentina Los Cardones National Park, near the towns of Cachi and Payogasta, was created in 1996 to protect various biomes located at altitudes between 2,600 and... read more Seclantás and the Camino de los Colorados — Jun 23, 2022 — Argentina The small village of Seclantás is within the Valles Calchaquíes along Ruta 40. Its population is only around 300 people. This road takes its name from... read more Molinos and its surroundings — Jun 22, 2022 — Argentina I leave Angastaco and I continue driving on Ruta 40 in the direction of Molinos. I reach the small village of Molinos around noon. Once there, I notice... read more Angastaco et la Quebrada de las Flechas — Jun 21, 2022 — Argentina Ruta 40 from Cafayate to Molinos is a real treat for the eyes. The landscapes are fantastic and every time one thinks he has seen the best, he is wrong... read more Cafayate — Jun 19, 2022 — Argentina Cafayate is a small town in the Valles Calchaquíes whose region is famous for the quality of its wine. The most well-known wine is the torrontés, a... read more Quebrada de las Conchas (Cafayate) — Jun 17, 2022 — Argentina Quebrada de las Conchas, also known under the name Quebrada de Cafayate is a magnificent canyon located in the Valles Calchaquíes near Cafayate. The... read more Ruinas de los Quilmes — Jun 16, 2022 — Argentina The ruins of Quilmes, also called the Sacred City of the Quilmes, is located at the foot of the Cerro Alto del Rey some 60 kilometres south of Cafayate... read more Amaicha del Valle - Museo Pachamama — Jun 15, 2022 — Argentina The Pachamama Museum in Amaicha del Valle is an interesting curiosity located on the way between Tafi del Valle and Cafayate. The museum offers four rooms... read more Tafi del Valle and El Mollar — Jun 12, 2022 — Argentina The road from San Miguel de Tucumán goes through the spectacular gorge of the Los Sosas River. It sneaks it way along the river through a dense subtropical... read more From Andalgalá to San Miguel de Tucumán — Jun 11, 2022 — Argentina A few kilometres after the city of Andalgalá, I drive to the mountains via the Cuesta la Chilca. The word cuesta can be translated as 'slope' 'hill'... read more From Hualfín to Andalgalá — Jun 9, 2022 — Argentina One of the attractions of the region is los Termas de Hualfín. It is a very basic place surrounded by fantastic scenery. On the site, it is possible... read more Trip to the Laguna Blanca — Jun 8, 2022 — Argentina Small trip from Villa Vil to the Laguna Blanca in the reserve of the same name. This reserve became a biosphere reserve in 1982. It protects several brackish... read more Villa Vil - Homemade bread — Jun 7, 2022 — Argentina With the family where I stayed during my time in Villa Vil, I had the opportunity to learn about making bread in a traditional oven. Before the pandemic... read more Villa Vil — Jun 6, 2022 — Argentina Villa Vil is a small village of about 500 people in the province of Catamarca. It is the ideal base for a trek to see Los Castillos, a spectacular rock... read more On the road #3 — Jun 4, 2022 — Argentina The town of Tinogasta is quite forgettable, but to the north, there are some old adobe (mud brick hardened in the sun) buildings worth a visit. The Oratorio... read more On the road #2 — Jun 1, 2022 — Argentina Here are some photos of interesting sites along the way. The archeological site of Hualco dates from around DC 700 to 1000. It predates the arrival of... read more Mejicana Mine — May 31, 2022 — Argentina From the town of Famatina, 35 km north of Chilecito, a trail leads to the Mejicana Mine (station 9). The mine's entrance is located there, at an altitude... read more Chilecito — May 30, 2022 — Argentina Chilecito, at the foot of the Sierra Famatina with its peaks over 6000 metres, is an old mining town with an abandoned cableway linking the city to the... read more Parque Nacional Talampaya — May 25, 2022 — Argentina Talampaya is another spectacular park next to Ischigualasto Park. The main appeal of the place is the Talampaya Canyon with its vertical walls nearly... read more Parque Provincial Ischigualasto — May 23, 2022 — Argentina The Ischigualasto Park, also known as Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 2000. It contains a variety... read more Road from Barreal to Calingasta — May 18, 2022 — Argentina In Barreal, I met again my Argentinian friends Christian and Silvina. It was Silvina birthday on that beautiful autumn day, and we lunched together on... read more El Leoncito National Park — May 16, 2022 — Argentina The El Leoncito Park offers magnificent mountain landscapes in a semi desertic environment. There are a few nice treks available, and two observatories... read more Paso Internacional Los Libertadores — May 12, 2022 — Argentina From Uspallata, the road to Chile leads to the Paso Internacional Los Libertadores, a mountain pass linking Argentina and Chile. The old road climbs to... read more Uspallata and around — May 11, 2022 — Argentina The name is quite simple and means the 'hill with seven colours.' A trail that goes to Mendoza. I drove the first half of it to enjoy the scenery. The... read more Road from Villavicencio to Uspallata — May 10, 2022 — Argentina The road crossing the Villavicencio private reserve is an ancient way that linked Buenos Aires to Santiago de Chile during the colonial days. The Hotel... read more On the road #1 — May 8, 2022 — Argentina In the middle of nowhere, this huge Christo Rey appears on a hill. From the statue, the view on the plain and the Andes mountains is fantastic... read more Potrerillos — May 6, 2022 — Argentina Construction of the Potrerillos Reservoir was finished in 2002 in order to provide hydroelectric power to Mendoza. It is located in the beautiful foothills... read more Manzano Histórico — May 4, 2022 — Argentina The tiny village of Manzano Histórico, located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, protects fantastic scenery and rivers with pure water. It also has... read more Reserva natural Bosques Telteca — May 1, 2022 — Argentina First travel day after the pandemic. I visit the Reserva natural y cultural Bosques Telteca, also known under the name Altos Limpios. The reserva protects... read more Two years later - Palmira, Mendoza — Apr 20, 2022 — Argentina Finally, it's time to travel again! After 2 years, 2 months, and 21 days, I once more set foot in South America in order to continue my trip that began... read more Copyright © 2010-2023 Jocelyn Ouellet. All rights reserved.