Breakfast. Departure from Salta to San Antoio de los Cobres (10990 ft). During the journey we´ll go through Campo Quijano and Tastil, similar to the road the Tren de las Nubes does, in fact the route goes by the train railroads, passing through the Quebrada del Toro. Then we´ll cross the andean path “Abra Blanca” (over 13123 ft) where we´ll have the first overview of the Puna Salteña. Continuing to San Antonio de los Cobres and arriving to Tolar Grande at afternoon. The road goes through the so called Labyrinth Desert, a clay, pink dust and gypsum crystals formation. Later almost arriving to Tolar Grande, will appear in front of us the Salar of Arizaro´s inmensity, and inmediatly one of the most amazing views of the Andean range, with Llullaillaco and Socompa volcanoes as the principal ones.
Box lunch on the road arriving to Tolar Grande. Dinner and breakfast are prepared and served at a family house. Not only offering an excellent service, also you can experience the inhabitants daily routine. Night at Franco Argentino Refuge.
Miles: 62 miles road. 199 gravel.
Maximum altitude: 10990 ft.
Km: 100 asfalto / 320 ripio.
Altitud Máxima: 4.600 metros.
Al arribo: 3650 metros.