Door to the Andes (Cuesta Del Lipan), Province of Jujuy

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Drive the undulating Door to the Andes (Cuesta Del Lipan), a scenic stretch of National Route 52. Starting in Purmamarca, the road winds through the rising slopes and ends in Abra de Porterillos at 4,170 m (13,680 ft) above sea level, before descending again to Salinas Grandes. As you drive on the paved road uphill, you see rock formations, including Cerro de los Siete Colores (the “Hill of Seven Colors”). Brave the hairpin turns amidst tall cacti and watch for llamas, ostriches, and other native animals along the way. From the viewpoint at the highest spot of the road, you'll see a panoramic vista of the vast salt mines below. To visit Door to the Andes (Cuesta Del Lipan) and get the most from your holiday in Province of Jujuy, create itinerary details personal to you using our Province of Jujuy travel itinerary maker.
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  • The route very sinuous but not is can to of out photos, the road is very entertaining, nor is note that is a time of auto.
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  • The journey is exciting, not suitable for cardiac is spectacular rise. When it comes to the sima is the climax. Alvaro
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  • Road (route No. 52) is winding among the mountains as moves, will reach its maximum height of 4170 meters above sea level, and then the descent offers stunning views of the cuesta de Lipan. A nice ride on the way to Salinas Grandes and the Paso de Jama (border with Chile)
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