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Salta, Argentina - Qhapaq Nan

 
Author GaryArndt
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#1 | Posted: 28 Apr 2017 08:26 
I'm going to Salta in October for the Adventure Travel World Summit.

While I'm there I obviously want to visit as many nearby WHS as possible.

Quebrada de Humahuaca seems pretty straight forward. Should be an easy drive from Salta.

What I'm curious about is the Qhapaq Nan serial site. I know there are several locations in the area. I'm wondering which would be the easiest or best to visit? Which would be easiest to visit in conjunction with a visit to Humahuaca?

Author elsslots
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#2 | Posted: 28 Apr 2017 13:35 
See http://www.worldheritagesite.org/forums/index.php?action=vthread&forum=2&topic=1819#m sg9458 - there is no readily accessible Qhapaq Nan location in this area, besides a small stretch of road. Would be good if you managed to find it though!

Author Assif
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#3 | Posted: 28 Apr 2017 16:34 | Edited by: Assif 
From Salta the most easily accessible inscribed site would be the ruins at Santa Rosa de Tastil. It's 110 kms from Salta Capital and takes about 1.5 hours according to Google Maps. Santa Rosa is extremely rural with neither electricity nor mobile phone signal, so be prepared accordingly if you travel there. The ruins are about 2 kms outside the village.
For the section at Valle Grande it is easier to reach it from Jujuy Capital rather than from Humahuaca. Although merely 80 km from Humahuaca, the road seems to be in a bad condition and Google Maps estimates the drive with 4 (!) hours. From Jujuy Capital there is a national road of decent quality leading to the NP of Calilegua (worth visiting on its own right). From there it's a shorter drive. Mind the fact that Google Maps hasn't updated its depiction of Ruta Provincial 83, which now connects to the south. Cf. http://www.productoyungas.org.ar/turismo3.asp?id=34&nivel2=rutas%20escenicas

Author jeanbon
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#4 | Posted: 31 Jul 2017 12:15 
I confirm, Tastil is a great place to visit a Qhapaq Nan site.

For Humahuaca, the road is nice except the last one which is so booooring (from the village in fact). And dangerous, several drivers get a flat. Though it's the place to go, to enjoy the Hornocal.

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