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 road built on ruta tracking towards Paso Jama, on the border with Chile. Spectacular scenery, similar to the Serra do Rio do Rastro in Santa Catarina.
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  • During the ascent were approaching clouds up to touch them! The road to Susques and las Salinas took advantage of this spectacular scenery! Very nice experience!
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  • The Cuesta de Lipán is on 52, Route between Pumamarca and Salinas Grandes. The Cuesta de Lipán is the most devious of Ruta, with plenty of curves. Every curve you can see a different landscape. Before you reach the top, there is a viewpoint that you can see virtually the entire road. It has its highest point to 4,170 msnm in open Poterillos.
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