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Baritú National Park and El Nogalar de los Toldos National Reserve


A world of tangled vegetation and intense shades of green, jungles amid the clouds and fauna sheltered from massive prying eyes. The north-eastern tip of Salta (very hard to access) offers wild adventure, adrenaline and an experience for fearless travellers. 

There are two ways to enter: from Bolivia or from Argentina (see indications in "How to get there and move"). The best time is from May to October, in the dry season. Then the roads can be cut by rain. Free admission.

What to see
Baritú National Park

Almost bordering Bolivia, it protects over 70,000 hectares of Yunga forest. It is so hard to access that you have to cross to Bolivia and enter Argentina again to visit it. It is an exclusive destination for adventure and nature lovers who enjoy taking long walks, crossing rivers and getting wet, and do not mind the heat, the rain or the cold. The reward is big: almost virgin jungles, unique communities and villages, walks along riverbeds filled with footprints of tapirs, jaguars and other animals. 

The place can only be visited on foot, with experienced guides and notifying the park’s administration in Los Toldos. Free-of-charge.


El Nogalar de los Toldos National Reserve

A few kilometres north of Baritú National Park, the small El Nogalar de los Toldos National Reserve, offers another magical area of the Salta Yungas. The abundance of mosses, lichens and climbers fill the landscape with a fairy-tale touch that surprises visitors while looking for birds and squirrels. 

At the park’s recreational area begins a 700-metre trail that ends in a viewpoint depicting the most privileged view of Huaico Grande River. 

How to get there and move around

To enter the national park and the provincial reserve, you must arrive at the town of Los Toldos.

- From Bolivia: it is 330 km from the capital Salta to the cities of Orán and Aguas Blancas (on the border with Bolivia). Then you must travel 95 km to the international bridge La Mamora - El Condado, where you enter Argentina again. From the crossroads and on a consolidated road, you travel along Provincial Route 19 for about 18 km, until you reach Los Toldos.

- From Argentina: once in La Quiaca (Jujuy), you have to connect with Santa Victoria Oeste through Provincial Route 7 by a mountain road that reaches Los Toldos (4x4 vehicles only). Before traveling it, it is advisable to check the status of the route at the nearest tourist office.

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Where to stay

Los Toldos, 26 km away from Baritú National Park, offers some cabin resorts and homestays. 

Inside the park, you will find the villages of Lipeo and Baritú, a rural camping area. There are no grocery stores, so if you visit the place, take everything you need. El Nogalar de los Toldos Reserve has a camping site, with no grocery stores.  

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