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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  • Beautiful route to navigate, I the walked after going to Salinas grandes and down to Purmamarca. Advisable to use coca leaves to prevent altitude sickness, which suffered.
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  • This way, the route 52, which, rising, passes through the pillar demarcation of the 4170 meters. and then descends to Salinas Grandes, reach the Paso de Jama, boundary with Chile. For my taste it within 3 landscapes more beautiful in Argentina, actually, spectacular, 100 x 100 recommended, don't do it!
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  • Wonderful winding road that also links Argentina with Chile. Your flooring is perfect and astonishes the uniqueness of the beauty of its landscape
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