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September 24, 2010

North Argentina Travel Notes

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Travels Notes for North Argentina

I am just going to put some notes here for travel tips in Northern Argentina. I will be heading that way in about a month, so I am starting to make some plans and research some options.

La Aurora del Palmar

Get a bus from Colon to drop you at the entrance. Stay at the Refugio de Vida Silvestre La Aurora del Palmar. http://auroradelpalmar.com.ar/alojamiento.htm

Esteros del Ibera

The access point is the town of Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. Don Justino Hostel ( http://www.corrientes.com.ar/donjustinohostel/index.htm ) or Rancho Inambu ( http://www.ranchoinambu.com.ar/english/ubicacion.html ), Posada de la Luna. There are no ATM’s in town. Take a boat ride.

Puerto Iguazu

Good acess to Iguazu falls national park. Hostel Stop is at Av. Victoria Aguirre 304. There are regular buses to the park. Get your ticket stamped at the park for half price on the second day. If going by plane, 4 Tourist Travel will drop you off at the door of the hostel for $ 15 ARS.

Parque Nacional Chaco

PN Chaco is 115 km NW of Resistencia and 5 km from Capitan Solari. “The municipalidad (city hall) in Capitán Solari provides information on locals who rent rooms to travelers at a fair price. One such is Señora Nilda Ocampo.” (LP) There is camping at the park.

Parque Nacional Calilegua

Buses go from Jujuy to Libertador General San Martin. The park entrance is at Aguas Negras, 12k north of Libertador, where you can camp. Hotel Los Lapachos in Libertador is at Entre Ríos 400.

La Qiaca

La Quiaca is on the border with Bolivia which is ten blocks from the bus terminal. Villazon is the town on the Bolivian side but there is nothing much there. La Quiaca is 7 hours from Salta and 4 hours from Tilcara. Hotel Frontera is on the corner of Belgrano and Syria. It may be worth a trip to Monumento Natrual Laguna de los Pozuelos which is 11 kilometers from the village of Rinconada. Several buses a day run from Salta terminal. The trip takes about seven hours and cost about eighty pesos. It seems that you cannot buy Bolivianos in Salta. I tried at the money exchange but they would not sell me any. Check for yourself in any case.

Hostel Copacabana is on Pellegrini and about 4 blocks from the bus terminal which is on Belgrano.

1 Comment »

  1. Australians need to pay a reciprocal visa fee of $US100.
    It last one year.

    tourist visas last 90 days.

    http://argentina.embassy.gov.au/baircastellano/TAreciprocityTAreciprocity.html

    pay on website before you go.

    Comment by admin — May 24, 2016 @ 1:28 am

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