Trips in 4WD Vehicles
For the diversity of its territory, Salta has a geography prepared to meet the expectations of fans and professionals demanding journeys in 4x4 vehicles.
There are several routes ideal to test the most experienced driver, these are just some of the circuits that can be performed in the region.
CIRCUITO 4X4 ALTA PUNA: From Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres. Demand one day. They are among some 380 kilometers round trip, and the possibility of being privileged witness to the rich flora and fauna puneña, as its variety of cactus and characteristics vicunas, guanacos, Suris and pink flamingos.
Lake del Toro - Salt Flats (Salinas Grandes)- San Antonio de los Cobres is a consolidated gravel road, and cutting lajas dominated by dry slopes, fords in summer and winter in areas with sand. It is necessary to know the roads or be accompanied by a local guide and another vehicle. The degree of difficulty is GD3 in summer and in winter is GD2.
CIRCUITO 4X4 POR LOS VALLES CALCHAQUIES: In the stretches Salta - Tonco Valley, Payogasta - Molinos or Molinos - Los Cardones National Park, this province offers unforgettable landscapes during the 12 hours duration of the voyage, and by 260 km. travel round, opting for any of the three routes.
While roads are likely to travel throughout the year, it should bear in mind that the sands are formed during winter in the Valley then. It is advisable not to enter the Valle Encantado if it's raining and caution in the steep curves at the Cuesta del Obispo.
In any case, it is advisable to be accompanied by a local guide, because some of these circuits include cross territories of Los Cardones National Park, and not forgetting carry supplies like water and additional equipment.