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Cuesta del Obispo

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Address: RN33, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 387 404-0973
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Hire a manual car and test your skills on this road. When you get to the top the "Mars-like" landscape it out of this world!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matty F
Mooloolaba, Australia
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hire a manual car and test your skills on this road. When you get to the top the "Mars-like" landscape it out of this world!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Absolutely brilliant experience up this road to 4200 metres and to the Salinas Grandes with trucks crossing the expanse of high altitude salt flats over to Chile and across to Bolivia. What an experience! We went in a 4x4 with Poncho Private Day Tours in Salta - amazing!

Thank CGL0nd0n
Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We took a van tour up here. It was nice to just site back and gaze, rather than driving myself. Spectacular. Very high altitude. If you do drive yourself, be careful of that. The pro drivers, and tour guides chew coca leaves all the time, for the altitude. They shared them with us, and I felt better than I normally... More 

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Pace del Mela, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great landscapes! The road itself is an astonishing show as it winds up along the steep mountains. We had rented a car with a driver, which is worthwhile because being with a local guy gives you the chance to explore more. Our driver stopped from time to time, showing us features that we would have missed if on our own.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went to Cachi from Salta few weeks ago. The journey took us through la Cuesta del Obispo a narrow road through the Andes. The ever changing colors and views are "Incredible". Definitely a must see if traveling to Salta

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Going here is not for the faint of heart. The roads have miles in construction or pure dirt roads which makes them dangerous as you drive through deep canyons. However once you arrive you will be rewarded by one of the most beautiful views in the world. The mountains are just spectacular and the colors amazing. A must drive while... More 

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Salta, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This winding road goes up the side of the mountain which takes you to the town of Cachi. Breathtaking views up until piedra del Molino at about 3200 metres. The vegetation changes as you go up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My first time there was scary, as the weather suddenly changed that morning and it was so foggy we could barely see the unpaved road. Coming back the other way round, the weather was fine and we enjoyed breathtaking views. Many people go to North America for similar landscapes, while la Cuesta Del Obispo has nothing less.

Thank Gianpaolo B
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went on the public bus and the driver deserved a medal for getting us there and back in one piece. Lots of switchback roads, jaw dropping scenery, well worth the 4 hour each way trip.

Thank 195dublin
Koeniz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is the principle road from Salta to Cachi. Views are becoming mutterly stupendous as the road climbs the steep Cuesta. Note that his road can be dangerous or can be closed during heavy rain.

Thank Mick1803

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