Parque Nacional Los Cardones, Cachi

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Witness a dramatic change in landscape, from tropical forests to arid plains and cacti, when you head in to Parque Nacional Los Cardones. Walk through the trails and enjoy the park's eponymous cardones brush, as well as towering cacti. A road runs through the entire park, making it a convenient stop on your way to the next city. Look out for condors and llamas in the area--and you might even spot some dinosaur footprints. A visit to Parque Nacional Los Cardones represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cachi day trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    a see and take the time on the road and see Alpacas attention down her neck is a track to go on SALTA you better have a good car
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  • October 4, 2017
    beautiful landscape with these Thistles that inspired Güemes to camouflage them by soldiers. Contrasts of colors, a place to not miss
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  • October 3, 2017
    The Park can be seen from the same route and is very important as a reserve for the species. It has a few circuits on the route where it has a bit of history and characteristics of the Cardon but not all worth stopping to look at them. Only one who is also a lookout towards the straight from the Tin tin that is worth the penalty stop.
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  • June 21, 2017
    One of my favorite places in Argentina. From here you can see the famous ruta tin tin which the incas used for commercial purposes.
  • March 6, 2017
    Thousands of cordoned like wandering souls walking in the desert... Majestic!
  • December 9, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful, the landscape is just amazing I wished I could have stayed longer
  • March 9, 2017
    Cactis, cactus, cactus
  • July 13, 2017
    Great day in the countryside, just roll in the middle of these landscapes is an experience in itself, to make stops around. few tourists
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Across the small urban area of Cachi, you'll find well-appointed accommodations set in atmospheric colonial-era buildings. Mainly offering little but the room itself, these small hotels and guesthouses have more than enough charm and welcoming spirit to make you forget about the lack of amenities. Campgrounds just outside of the main village present a particularly enticing option for visitors wanting to get straight out into the landscape and spend a night under the stars.
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