Argentine Northwest brings us closer to our ancient culture, to the autochthonous to the folcklore, roots and although the mine are in Italy, me sigo identifying more with the NOA than with the Piedmont countryside. Perhaps by the passage of many heroes in these lands, from so many years of culture, of cities with so much history, deeply rooted traditions and conservative societies. We have been travelling 2 days ago from Buenos Aires. We already crossed the warm Santiago del Estero did night in San Miguel de Tucuman, we begin to delve into what will be the Calchaqui valleys, the road is very winding and very thick vegetation. We are climbing up to 2000 meters.
The landscape is changing significantly, we went from a lush jungle, where stands the monument to the Indian Calchaqui of Tucuman sculptor Enrique Prat Gay, to a few clear and colorful prairies. Carry out the first stop in El Mollar, a small village on the southern bank of the La Angostura dam where stands the Menhir archeological reserve. Are there hundreds of these exponents Stone culture Tafi, each worked with different expressions and sizes. Crossing the dam we are already reaching Tafi del Valle, our home for a few days, we settled in a House that we rented and went out to enjoy this beautiful summer village. The climate of this region is a special guest, since it stays stable and pleasant throughout the year. Few days left for La Fiesta Nacional of cheese, which is held each February in Tafi, so we can see and taste the pascanas who sell foods such as locro, humitas, homemade sausages, and desserts like cayote sweet, alfajores of capia, and of course, the famous tafinisto cheese. We take a tour the picturesque Center and the fair of Tafi, where Excel, in the Northwest, the crafts of the area.
A parade by the landscapes that surround the area guided by some vaqueano, is essential to discover the beautiful natural surroundings. At night always sorrow, is to share and enjoy music and typical food of this region. To the next day we traveled the Jesuit band, where there is a historical, archaeological museum and Museum of religious art which, for the richness of its heritage and of the building, is one of the most important of the NOA. At the Estancia Los Cuartos we find unique cheese that continues to manufacture with the original recipe that left the Jesuits in the 17TH century. As farewell of this town us full of energy and us dazzled with its landscapes, in the afternoon, we went to the dam la Angostura, where you can enjoy water sports and relax with an impressive drop in the Sun. The next morning we continue journey towards the Calchaqui valleys and we stopped at La Bolsa, an archaeological site, where holds the presence of Aboriginal architectural manifestations, made in stone, built between 300 years before Christ and 800 in the current era. We are already reaching Amaicha, Valle, for follow up to the ruins of Quilmes and Cafayate Salta, but that is another recommend trip to stay in Tafi del Valle, cabins Sayacuna Huasi and stay rooms. For more information enter to source: Lic.