https://solsalute.com Thu, 14 Sep 2023 14:13:59 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Where to See Penguins in Argentina by solsalute https://solsalute.com/blog/penguins-in-argentina/#comment-1426 Thu, 14 Sep 2023 14:13:59 +0000https://solsalute.com/?p=9937#comment-1426In reply to Erin.

With smaller kids I’d do Punta Tombo, you can get closer and see a LOT more penguins. The weather in Ushuaia is also more extreme and in Martillo Island it’s even colder and windier than Ushuaia the city, it can be tough on smaller kids (my toddler was NOT happy haha) but it’s not impossible either, if you go just dress more appropriately for the cold and wind than we did ha

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Comment on Salta & Jujuy: A 9 Day Northwest Argentina Road Trip Itinerary by solsalute https://solsalute.com/blog/jujuy-salta-a-9-day-road-trip-across-northwest-argentina/#comment-1425 Thu, 14 Sep 2023 14:12:28 +0000https://solsalute.com/index.php/2018/06/04/jujuy-salta-a-9-day-road-trip-across-northwest-argentina/#comment-1425In reply to Robert.

Hi Robert,

The road was hit or miss from the salt flats to San Antonio de los Cobres, at the entrance to the town they were working on the road and it was a literal sand pit, we skidded into town and I kind of don’t know how we did it. Who knows what it’s like now, that was 5 years ago. I’d say it’s doable though.

As far as Abra del Acay, I honestly wouldn’t want to do that road again in the dinky tin can we did it in. My stomach was in my throat the entire time and I am just grateful we didn’t cross paths with another car because it was NARROW and cliffside. It was a lot. You can always ask the local police in San Antonio de los Cobres the state of the road before starting the drive, if they say it’s impassable, listen to them and take the paved road back to Salta instead.

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Comment on Where to See Penguins in Argentina by Erin https://solsalute.com/blog/penguins-in-argentina/#comment-1424 Wed, 13 Sep 2023 19:13:50 +0000https://solsalute.com/?p=9937#comment-1424If you had to choose between Punta Tombo and Martillo Island, which would be better with a family for opportunites for pictures with kids? ]]> Comment on Salta & Jujuy: A 9 Day Northwest Argentina Road Trip Itinerary by Robert https://solsalute.com/blog/jujuy-salta-a-9-day-road-trip-across-northwest-argentina/#comment-1423 Wed, 13 Sep 2023 10:47:24 +0000https://solsalute.com/index.php/2018/06/04/jujuy-salta-a-9-day-road-trip-across-northwest-argentina/#comment-1423Hi Erin,

This sounds like a fantastic tour.

I did see that you drove from the salt desert directly across the Puna to San Antonio de los Cobres. And that with a small “normal” car.

Was this possible without any problems? We are there at the beginning of November and wanted to drive this route. However, this was discouraged on the internet. How was your experience? We also only have a medium-sized car. Can you recommend it?

You also took Ruta 40 from San Antonio de los Cobres to Cachi over the Abra del Acay. The path is also said to be very impassable and not possible without a 4×4. Based on your experience, would you recommend driving this route in a “normal” car? We would love to drive both routes, but we are unsure about the road conditions.

Thanks a lot.

Robert

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Comment on The Best Time to Visit Argentina by solsalute https://solsalute.com/blog/the-best-time-to-visit-argentina/#comment-1421 Fri, 08 Sep 2023 13:48:40 +0000https://solsalute.com/index.php/2020/01/27/the-best-time-to-visit-argentina/#comment-1421In reply to Shelby.

It’s still a great time to visit, just know that right after Christmas and especially after NYE the locals take their summer holidays so things are busier and more expensive, plan ahead for these dates.

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Comment on 19 Things to do in El Calafate, Argentina by solsalute https://solsalute.com/blog/things-to-do-in-el-calafate/#comment-1420 Fri, 08 Sep 2023 13:47:54 +0000https://solsalute.com/index.php/2021/03/20/things-to-do-in-el-calafate/#comment-1420In reply to Amanda.

Send Nibepo Aike an email directly for up to date rates and availability.

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Comment on A Practical Guide to the Esteros del Ibera Wetlands in Argentina by solsalute https://solsalute.com/blog/visit-esteros-del-ibera-wetlands-argentina/#comment-1419 Fri, 08 Sep 2023 13:47:29 +0000https://solsalute.com/index.php/2019/11/07/visit-esteros-del-ibera-wetlands-argentina/#comment-1419In reply to Amanda.

You can check Busbud or Rome2Rio for routes. Tickets typically open up closer to the dates but for November it should be soon if they’re not out yet!

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Comment on A Complete Guide to Boquillas Mexico: A Day Trip from Big Bend by solsalute https://solsalute.com/blog/boquillas-del-carmen-crossing-to-mexico-from-big-bend/#comment-1418 Fri, 08 Sep 2023 13:46:32 +0000https://solsalute.com/index.php/2017/10/04/boquillas-del-carmen-crossing-to-mexico-from-big-bend/#comment-1418In reply to Donna Leune.

They definitely sell bottled water, and you can never go wrong with a refreshing Mexican coke

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Comment on Where to stay in Bariloche by solsalute https://solsalute.com/blog/where-to-stay-in-bariloche/#comment-1417 Fri, 08 Sep 2023 13:45:31 +0000https://solsalute.com/?p=15105#comment-1417In reply to Jack.

Hi Jack! I have this guide to driving in Argentina:
https://solsalute.com/blog/driving-in-argentina/

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Comment on Where to stay in Bariloche by Jack https://solsalute.com/blog/where-to-stay-in-bariloche/#comment-1416 Fri, 08 Sep 2023 10:34:56 +0000https://solsalute.com/?p=15105#comment-1416Why don’t you write on the safety of driving from Buenos Aires. Or the ability of being able to make that drive. People may want to drive through the country side if it’s safe. ]]>