Cuesta Del Portezuelo - Las Juntas

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USD $78
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Highlights of Cuesta Del Portezuelo - Las Juntas

On this tour, you will have the opportunity to tour  the winding path and mountain  ;known as the Cuesta de Portezuelo in the province of < span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Catamarca to reach the Gruta de la Virgen del Valle

Throughout this visit of 8 hours, we can discover different attractions such as Monument de Felipe Varela, the Fair Grounds, la House of Fray M. Esquiú, la Lord of Miracles Churchel Las Pirquitas Dam, The Door, Villa El Rodeo, Las Juntas, El Jumeal Dam y la Grotto of the Virgin of the Valley

We will get off the vehicle to visit each of these attractions and towns and, at each stop, We will enjoy the views of the valley, the mountain viewpoints and we will learn about thehistorical and cultural importance of the Province of Catamarca.
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Don`t miss this opportunity and book with us to visit these spaces that mix nature and the history of Catamarca!

*From 08:00 a.m. from central hotels.
*At 4:00 p.m. in central hotels.
8 Hours
*Transfer by vehicle.
*Experienced driver-guide. (English and Spanish).
Not Included
*Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
*Food and/or drinks.
*Entrance tickets to National Parks and/or Museums.
Physical Reqs.
What To Bring?
*Comfortable clothes.
*Money for extra expenses.
*Photo camera.
*Water bottle.
*Pick-up is only from hotels located in the city center, if your accommodation is outside this area you will be given a meeting point.
*The pickup time will be confirmed 24 hours before the tour, it is approximate and may vary depending on traffic conditions and other variables.
*PH: Government of Catamarca.
Included Menu
Lunch is not included but you can bring your own food or buy lunch during the trip.

We also offer the option of stopping at a restaurant in Villa El Rodeo.

Details of Day Tours

Our tour begins with the pick-up as of 08:00 a.m. by central hotels located in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca. From here, we will pass and get to know the Fair Grounds of the province where the National Poncho Festival. Here We will be there for approximately 10 minutes, and then continue with the walk and see the Felipe Varela Monument./span>, located at the beginning of Provincial Route N°1. 

We continue with the journey towards the Cuesta del Portezuelo and on the way, we are going to visit the Plaza Aborigen, where there are figures that allude to them. After traveling about 18 kilometers from the city, we will begin to ascend by the Cuesta de Portezuelo, a  winding road which has an extension of 20 km, with more than 300 curves on its route, which will allow us observe the incredible landscapes  green that they are there. Here, we will go up to the first viewpoint located at 1070 meters above sea level, where they will have free time to take photos. 

We will begin the descent, and once we are at the base, we will pay a visit to the Museum and Monument to the Zamba Landscape of Catamarca. Once finished, we will continue with the excursion until we reach the Birthplace of the Esquiú family, considered National Historical Monument since 1935 because Inside, furniture and objects belonging to Fray M. Esquiú are preserved, such as the bed, the armchair and others. fabric work elements used by those who lived in said house. A temple was built to protect the housing that It is inside since one of the materials used for construction is adobe.  Here, we will have around 30 minutes to make a  internal path with the local guide. 

Another of our points to visit is the Lord of Miracles Church  ;which is directly related to the friar named above because it was in that place where he was baptized. In this place, we will be about 15 minutes to take out photos, enter your installations  or appreciate the landscape. 

We will continue with the tour until get to Las Pirquitas Damthe largest reservoir in the province and which is characterized because it is built with different materials than the other reservoirs. We will lower some 20 minutes approximately to enjoy the incredible view that this space offers us.

We will continue towards the town of La Puerta, a summer village where we will do a city tour surrounded by its scenic beauty, ancient traditions and history. Then, we will go to Pueblo Perdido, a space where we find archaeological remains located in the Quebrada del Tala and in the which, there is a Interpretive Center. There we will descend and we will be around a  hour and a half approximately for  tour your rooms exhibition and its laboratory and in this way, know in depth the whole story that is hidden there.

Around noon, we will arrive at Villa El Rodeo, a  summer town with an excellent microclimate where we will do a city tour traveling approximately 60 kilometers to know all its corners, walking through its dirt streets and chaletsall this accompanied by the surrounding landscape. For lunch , we will have free time in a restaurant in the town. (Lunch not included). 

Then, we`ll get to The Joints to make a city tour for this green village surrounded  of its incredible natural landscape and the rivers that run along it. From here, we head and we will visit the El Jumeal Dam, a small water mirror located at the foot of the Sierra Colorada, where we will do a descent of 15 minutes approximately to appreciate the  panoramic view that this place offers us and take many photos in the place.

Finally, we will go to the Gruta de la Virgen del Vallecentral religious place of the province which is covered by a template built for protect the image of the Immaculate Conception Our Lady of the Valley. In this space, we will be around 30 minutes and in addition to know its history , we will be able to appreciate the nature that surrounds it

After 8  hours, we will return to the city and we will drop you off at your central hotel. 
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Total of the Route: 180 Km. DURATION: 6 HS ITINERARY: Felipe Varela Monument, Cuesta del Portezuelo, City tour through Valle Viejo, Birthplace of Fray Mamerto Esquiú, Señor de los Milagros Church, Las Pirquitas Dam, La Puerta, Las Juntas, City Tour through El Rodeo, El Jumeal, Gruta Virgen del Valle.

Starts: 08:00 Hs
Duration: 8 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $89

Price for 1 adult: USD $102
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