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Cierre del aeropuerto de Salta entre el 15 de Abril y 6 de Mayo

Aeropuerto de Salta

Según fueron informando las diferentes aerolíneas y luego confirmado por el Ministerio de Transporte de la Nación, el aeropuerto de Salta cerrara para realizar tareas de remodelación y mantenimiento.
Las obras en la estación aérea serán entre el 15 de abril y el 6 de mayo.

LATAM Airlines Argentina informa que, debido al cierre del Aeropuerto de Salta (Martín Miguel de Güemes) anunciado por la Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC), sus operaciones desde y hacia ese destino estarán suspendidas entre el 15 de abril y el 5 de mayo inclusive.

Durante este período, los pasajeros con vuelos entre Salta y Lima (Perú), tendrán la opción de viajar desde Tucumán hacia Lima. LATAM sumará dos frecuencias, partiendo todos los días de la semana de Tucumán a las 05:50h y arribando a Lima a las 07:10h (hora local).

La Compañía lamenta los posibles inconvenientes que esta situación pudiera ocasionar, y brinda a los pasajeros que compraron tickets hacia/desde las rutas mencionadas la posibilidad de:

  • Cambiar la fecha de vuelo, sin multa y sujeto a disponibilidad de cabina, saliendo entre el 04 y el 14 de abril, o entre el 6 y el 20 de mayo de 2018. Fuera de esas fechas aplica diferencia de tarifa en caso que corresponda.
  • Cambiar su ruta sin cargo y sujeto a diferencia de tarifa.
  • Solicitar la devolución del importe abonado sin penalidad.

La línea de contacto para gestionar alguna de las alternativas mencionadas es el Contact Center 0810-9999-526. En caso de haber comprado tu boleto a través de una agencia de viaje, solicitamos contactar a la agencia.  Por tratarse de una causa ajena a la Compañía, los costos por el traslado desde/hacia el Aeropuerto Internacional Teniente Benjamín Matienzo (Tucumán) correrán por cuenta del pasajero. 

Aerolíneas Argentinas

Hace pocos días, Aerolíneas Argentinas también anunció sus cambios e informó que operará en ese período de tiempo desde el aeropuerto de Jujuy con 7 frecuencias diarias, de lunes a viernes y 6 los sábados y domingos entre el Aeropuerto “Jorge Newbery” (Aeroparque) y el Aeropuerto Internacional “Gobernador Horacio Guzmán” de San Salvador de Jujuy. También se ofrecerá un vuelo diario, conectando dicha terminal aérea con el Aeropuerto Internacional “Ministro Pistarini” (Ezeiza).

Los vuelos que conectan a Salta con Córdoba y  Rosario, se operarán en el mencionado aeropuerto alternativo (“Gobernador Horacio Guzmán” de San Salvador de Jujuy). Asimismo, los 3 vuelos semanales que unen Salta con Iguazú, se operarán en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Foz de Iguazú, dado que el Aeropuerto Internacional de Iguazú también permanecerá cerrado por obras.

Por último, la operación entre Salta y Mendoza quedará suspendida durante el período de reformas del aeropuerto, aunque los pasajeros que deseen volar desde y hacia Mendoza, podrán hacerlo vía Córdoba.

Para más información, contactar al call-center de la compañía al 0810-222-VOLAR (86527).

 

Fuente: El Tribuno

The Best of Northern Argentina

Purmamarca

The Argentine North is an area with traditions and a lot of landscapes. Probably only one trip is not sufficient to know this area with so many destinations and tourist spots, surely you have to return more than once.

If you are planning a trip to northern Argentina surely this text will be of help, we will introduce the best places ...

Quebrada de Las Flechas

If the plan is to see rock formations at the roadside one of the places we recommend is Quebrada de Las Flechas. These formations are over 20 meters high and is located on either side of National Route 40 in the province of Salta. You can walk this path at any time of year but we recommend avoiding the summer months as the route can be cut by river floods. You can visit this place in the 2 day tour in the Calchaqui Valley.

Salinas Grandes

The White Desert is located between the provinces of Jujuy and Salta and can be visited at any time of year. It is the third largest salt flat in South America and you see this place in the day tour from Salta.

Santiago del Estero

It is the oldest city in the country, nicknamed "Mother of Cities". It has interesting historical buildings to explore their churches and more.

National Parks

In the North of Argentina they are protected areas as is the case of Baritú National Park, the National Park located further north of the country where you can see the Yungas forest. Another recommended parks is the Rey National Park and the Cardones National Park, where we can offer a great trekking.

Humahuaca

It is the point of arrival and departure of the famous Humahuaca which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. One of the ways of knowing the people of the Quebrada along with others is by taking a day tour.

Salta

One of the inescapable points North is the city of Salta, striking colonial style, its striking buildings and also the large number of rides inside and around. In addition, Salta is an ideal spot where to stay and we recommend to do a city tour.

Archaeological Sites in Northern Argentina

Tastil

Northern Argentina is a region with a vast cultural heritage, specially if we look at it from an archaeological or anthropological point of view. Different organizations from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador and Colombia joined in 2002 to support the research, conservation and awareness on one of the most complex communication networks humanity has ever heard of.
Qhapaq Ñan (or main road) was one of the key resources of the Inca empire, the Tahuantinsuyu. It extends throughout the Andean region, which is why the Argentine Northwest houses many archaeological sites that allow us to understand more about how these peoples lived. In 2014, and thanks to this joint effort, the Inca Road was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Incas took advantage of the previously existent infrastructure and took it to a whole new level; it was not only the most important communication network in the continent but also a huge demonstration of their power and authority. The road had reached its summit by the 15th century, uniting all of the region under the Inca economic and cultural system until the Spanish conquerors came.
The over 30000 kilometers that make up Qhapaq Ñan cross all sorts of environments: arid deserts, jungles, forests and 6000 meters high mountains, where many burial sites were found. Many of this sites can be found in the Argentine Northwest and are great places to learn more about the pre hispanic cultures.

One of the most important sites is Llullaillaco volcano. Located in the limit between Salta province and Chile, this is the place where one of the most important findings of the last decades took place: three frozen children were found in excellent conditions and are now displayed with many other discovered objects at the MAAM (High Altitude Archaeology Museum). This is a must seen when visiting Salta since it is one of the most innovative museums in the world, allowing the visitors to choose if they want to see the bodies displayed in chambers that imitate the conditions in which they were found.
Santa Rosa de Tastil is home to the ruins of the biggest pre-Columbian city in present day Argentina, a strategic point between the Puna and Calchaquí Valleys. It is possible to visit a small museum with a very interesting collection about a civilization that disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

There are also many important sites around Cachi like La Paya and plenty of important cave paintings and engraved stones. The Pablo Díaz Archaeological Museum is located in front of the main square and offers a wide collection of findings from the Nevado de Cachi sites such as Uña Tambo.
Jujuy also has an important patrimony, with the Tilcara’s Pucará as the main discovery in the area. At above 2500 meters, this reconstructed fortress allows the visitors to recreate and imagine the ways of life and traditions of the old inhabitants. Thanks to the Buenos Aires University and the hardworking ethnographers and archaeologists of the 20th century, this is one really impressive place to see if you travel to the Quebrada de Humahuaca.

There are hundreds of archaeological sites throughout this gorge such as El Alfarcito, Peñas Blancas, Inca Cueva (covered with ancient paintings) or Huachichocana, one of the earliest settlements in all of South America.
To the South, in the province of Tucumán, there are sites such as El Pichao, Quilmes or Tafí del Valle. In the latest, huge carved stones known as menhires were found and can be visited in El Mollar.
Northern Argentina is, without a doubt, a region of huge archaeological richness and is a constant invitation to learn about its ancient culture and participate in the protection and spreading of these knowledge. Archaeological heritage belongs to every citizen of Argentina, represents our history and identity and is everyone’s job to take care of it.

What to do on a rainy day in Salta City?

Rainy day in Salta

Salta is considered one of the prettiest cities in Northern Argentina and one of the favourites for starting or finishing a schedule around this area. Distances in town are not huge making Salta a walking friendly city, it is ideal for hanging around its narrow streets among the people and the careless, chaotic traffic.

From time to time, it may happen that a rainy day is trying to ruin our stay in the city, specially if you are visiting Salta during summer which is rain season. Finding an umbrella will not be a problem since street vendors appear everywhere once the drops start touching the ground. The important aspect here is that you don’t feel down because of the rain; get ready to enjoy some activities that will make you forget about the weather and enjoy this interesting city.

Museums are a great choice for a rainy day. Visiting the MAAM (High Altitude Archaeology Museum), the old City Hall (Cabildo, Northern History Museum), Pajcha (Ethnical Art Museum) or MAC (Modern Art Museum) are great ways to learn more about the history and culture of the region and find shelter until the sun comes out again.
If you are a fan of the handmade products, the Handcrafts Market (Av. San Martín 2555) is a great plan for a rainy afternoon. You can use a couple hours to walk around this colonial mansion and enjoy the beautiful works of art made by local artists. A great place to learn about regional products and come back home with lots of souvenirs!

The universal plan for rainy days is going to the cinema. Salta has a few options to enjoy a nice movie with popcorn and forget about the weather for a few hours. Big complexes such as Hoyts and Cinemark can be found in Alto NOA and Libertad shopping malls. However, there is a cheaper alternative right in the middle of the center. Cine Ópera (Urquiza 560) is an old movie theatre and the only survivor of the war with the big companies.

Another good plan is checking out what is playing at Salta’s theatres. We recommend checking out Teatro Provincial, Fundación Salta, Teatro del Huerto and El Teatrino for different spectacles, plays and concerts that can save you from a boring rainy night.

Trekking from Iruya to San Isidro

Trekkin Iruya San Isidro
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Here is a super interesting alternative for those travellers who enjoy travelling slow, experiencing each town at its own pace, immersing themselves into the culture and vibe of the locals. When visiting Iruya, we always recommend spending at least one night there since the bus trip will only allow you to spend a few hours if you want to return to Humahuaca on the same day. What is truly recommended is spending a few days there to fill your lungs with this unique, pure air and clear your mind with the unbelievable quietness.

Walking around this little village, visiting the viewpoint next to the antenna, entering the old, humble church or climbing the Condor vantage point are only some of the activities Iruya has to offer (the latter will give you an amazing view of the town surrounded by the colorful mountains from the other side of the bridge). Another very interesting option is a two or three hours hike to another tiny village: San Isidro.

Merely 8 kilometers away from Iruya, San Isidro looks as it is hanging from the mountains like its big brother. Walking next to the river (with special caution during the summer when it's full of water) we arrive in a little village which looks like it came out of a Lord of the Rings movie.
Many people will tell you that a guide is needed to get to San Isidro and hiring one shouldn’t be a problem if you ask around Iruya. However, it is not impossible to do it on your own. Leaving Iruya through its main square, take the road that crosses the river by the waterfall and, after a few minutes walk, you will reach the confluence of two rivers. Once there, you need to turn left and head towards the North, following the river.

After between two or three hours, you will start noticing some little houses, each with its own crops welcoming the visitors to San Isidro. Many of these offer both cheap accommodation and food, providing an extra income for the people living there. Make sure you taste some delicious empanadas, tamales, humitas and many other local dishes!
Many people may think San Isidro doesn’t have much to offer but the true beauty is in enjoying the quietness of a village isolated from the isolated Iruya, realizing that many of the things we take for granted are not that necessary and learning to appreciate the humbleness of a unique place in the region.
Even when it is possible to visit San Isidro as a daytrip, we recommend staying at least one night and see one of the most mindblowing and pure night skies in Northwest Argentina.
Returning to Iruya proves to be much easier and faster. You will be enjoying its steep streets again in two hours, ready to return to Humahuaca if the schedule allows it.
Next time you visit the region, make sure you make some time to enjoy San Isidro!

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