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

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Scenic Drive
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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  • Departed from Salta on Jeep road goes parallel to the rail road to the clouds. " Around the beautiful mountain scenery, llamas. Many places for photos at the highest point of the road is clearly visible-the serpentine.
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  • Departing from Purmamarca, road Salinas large and paso de Jama, you have to take this famous and impressive winding mountain path by which you reach a height 4100mts. The landscape is amazing, has a couple of stops from which can leave the road to take pictures. Do so with patience, without haste and with caution. To disfrutrarlo!
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  • The argentina part of the Andes crossing at Paso Jama is one of the most spectacular views of the Andes. A live geology lesson! On the day of our passage we were still given the competition from the Dakar Rally. Is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the Northwest of Argentina.
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