Cuesta del Obispo, Salta

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Hold on to the edge of your seat as your car winds its way up a precarious mountain road at Cuesta del Obispo. Not for the faint of heart, the scenic but intimidating road offers little in the way of safety measures and can cause motion sickness. You won't regret the journey, though, when you burst through the clouds and arrive at the cactus-filled plains at the road's end, perched atop a plateau 3,348 m (10984 ft) above sea level. Drive a rented car up the road or take a guided tour, which may be the best way to relax and enjoy the view. For Cuesta del Obispo and beyond, use our Salta trip builder to get the most from your Salta vacation.
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  • We arrived at the 3300 meters above the level of the sea, almost all paved, is a good experience to manage among the ravines and hills, you pass the cardones National Park and to go up really changing vegetation and humidity of the environment
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  • Will visit as part of her tour to Cachi. Great view of the gorge at more than 3000 meters of altitude. Along the route there are stalls where they sell at very good price and handicrafts regional spices.
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  • Beautiful scenery and throughout the tour. In addition to the get to the point more high there are several craftsmen with products very original.
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  • Beautiful Drive up the pass ... Dirt road all the way up to the top, but well maintained and the views are amazing.
  • This costs and its continuity in the Quebrada de Escoipe, in my opinion is one of the most beautiful places of Salta. Its nature, its environment full of colors, snow-capped mountains and vegetation, speaks of the prodigious which is his delicate brush evolutionary nature. Travel from Salta city towards Cachi, step forced for this place, is fascinating. Not the eye nor the time to indulge the senses everything that one discovers. The next step from here is to pass by the open where stone mill is the to over 3000 meters high! and face towards the next striking place, LOS CARDONES National Park and the famous straight from the TIN TIN, whose origin goes back to the old Inca road around here. Go with time, drink for not apunarse, not relied upon the warmth in the Gorge, and NOT sleep, is the recipe to enjoy this magnificent place. In Cachi eat light because with a stew cacerole go to sleep all the way back, and more if they are chewing coca. Recommendation: Do not go by car, because you lose the true journey, buy a service that leaves from Salta city, will not regret.
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  • UNBELIEVABLE: For me, one of the best routes from the North. It joins the city of Salta with Cachi. At its peak is called "slope of the Bishop" and from there it is necessary (not "possible" since you can't miss) visit the enchanted Valley, which is one of the best places I saw in northern Argentina.
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  • This road is beautiful and its unpaved part is therefore that handle well, can enjoy pretty landscape which is beautiful.
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  • Majestic place
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