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.
It also has a transhumance trail that connects this reserve with Santa Victoria Oeste, only advisable for people with experience in the mountains and accompanied by a specialized local guide.