Thursday, 30 May 2013

Organize his visit of Tolar Grande in Argentina

In a previous post I had already mentioned the destination of Tolar Grande, which is located in the region of Salta. Since then, I have received quite a few requests for information on this trip not to be missed on a trip to Argentina. And for good reason, it is a little jungle tour operators to get there.

First of all, I would warn anyone who wants to get there on their own. It is an isolated and destination at an altitude of more than 4600 meters above sea level and located several hours drive from Salta. Communications by mobile phones are nonexistent in this village, except with a GPS phone. There are no reported roads or signs of movement to go to Tolar Grande. It is to the track across sand dunes. It is not more, hell to go there but you must be careful not get lost or end up blocking in this desert both the passages of cars are scarce.

Here you are well advanced that I present to you a destination with landscapes of dreams and whose access is very limited. Don't worry, there are a lot of agencies on Salta which offers this unforgettable output. The problem is that prices vary greatly from one provider to another. By the way check the displayed currency type. Some display it in dollars (USD) and others in Argentine pesos (ARS). Personally we had chosen the Agency oneromwolrdtravel to Tolar Grande, it was the least expensive and the most 'responsible tourism'. It is a local agency that use a driver and a guide living in this village and reverse a portion of the funds for the development of the village. The price has risen lately to 1200 pesos for an output of 3 days / 2 nights in this area. It includes a go / return of San Antonio Los Cobres - Tolar Grande and the night in a refuge or homestay. During these 3 days we discover exceptional sites such as Ojos del mar, the Salar of Arizaro, Agua Calientes...

This output is to plan long in advance because the departures are not every day. Only disadvantages of the Oneromworldtravel Agency, they do not speak French and ask a deposit via Western Union which is not very well known to French. But it would be a shame to deprive themselves of these fabulous scenery during your trip to Argentina.

While either by the agency or another, go ahead and feel free to leave me a comment at the bottom of page for or me ask me for info or to tell your experience!

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