Saturday, October 16, 2010

Bel & Salta: Part 5 - Salinas & Purmamarca


Jungle area on the old curvy Road to Purmamarca

goats on the road...

The highest, the drier; the drier, the better I felt!

This is the roof of the restaurant where we would have lunch later...
We ordered lunch and headed to the Salt Plains for a few hours. Lunch would be ready by the time we got back...

The Seven Colours hill

The different color layers that characterize Cerro de los Siete Colores are the result of marine, lacustrine and fluvial sediments that started to form a deposit in the area around 600 million years ago.
Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca ravine), Argentina, is a 150 km. long Andean valley over two thousand meters above sea level, not far from the border with Bolivia.

The following picture shows the salt plains from the distance. Just look behind the mountains!

Salinas Grandes is a large salt sea area (212 km²) located on the border between the Argentine provinces of Salta and Jujuy.

3.450 mts above sea level

3.450 mts above sea level are not enough! I want to be closer to the sky!
More curvy roads!!!

After lunch, we headed to Purmamarca, Jujuy

Purmamarca is 2.324 mts above sea level, at the base of Cerro the los Siete Colores.

Walking around Purmamarca, Jujuy, I bought tons of souvenirs for everyone!!!

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