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Desierto del Diablo, Devil’s Desert,The Argentinian Altiplano

Desierto del Diablo, Devil’s Desert Located near Tolar Grande,( Tolar Grande is a small town located in the province of Salta, within the Los Andes Department, northern Argentina. ) The Devil’s Desert is a totally red plain, part of the The Atacama Puna.

The Atacama Puna is a desert plateau of almost 4,500 meters above sea level. n. m. and around 80,000 km²,1 shared between northwestern Argentina  and Chile.
Located very close to the town of Tolar Grande, in the province of Salta, it is one of the most isolated places in the puna, with extreme aridity that makes it almost inhospitable to any living being.
This corner of Salta is considered one of the strangest places in the country due to its reddish color and its resemblance to the planet Mars.You can get here with a very well prepared 4 x 4 or through an excursion.

Access : Coordinates: -24.59374,-67.18777 / Tolar Grande is a small town located in the province of Salta, within the Los Andes Department, northern Argentina.in the Altiplano of Salta at km 131 of Provincial Route 27.

Highlights :

  • It is possible to get to the site on your own, but due to the lack of infrastructure it is advisable to visit it with guided tour and off road vehicles.
  • This landscape is an extension of the Atacama Desert, the well-known attraction located in the north of Chile.
  • Adventurous cyclists dare to get here without any problem. You can then spend the night in Tolar Grande, there are amenities for the demanding tourist!

Go next : Tolar Grande is a small town located in the province of Salta / the Devil’s Salt Flat / Pumice stone field in the Atacameño Puno sector of the province of Catamarca./ Ojo de mar (‘the eyes of the sea’) in Salar de Arizaro / Arita cone in the Arizaro salt flat / “Tunnel of the Dead Man”.

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