The Andes In Northwestern Argentina

When visiting Salta, a mid-sized city in Northwestern Argentina (population over 500,000), I had my sights set on exploring the mountainous regions south of it.

During the 3-day drive, I navigated through dirt roads, mountain passes, and small creeks. The 100-mile stretch between the towns of Cafayate and Cachi was entirely gravel and most challenging to drive on in a small car. But it also had some of the most spectacular views, like the lunar-like landscape captured in the photo.

About the Author

Pola Henderson is the founder and editor of Jetting Around, a blog showcasing urban destinations and their culture. A native of Krakow, she lived in North Africa and has called Chicago home since 2002. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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  1. I never made it as far as Argentina 5 yrs ago when I was in South America and I really want to go there someday.

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