A brief note
Five Senses Travel offers custom North West Argentina wildlife tours tours to introduce you to the region’s exciting and varied flora and fauna.
The North West of Argentina is home to many animals including probably the most recognisable animals of South America the Camelid species. These comprise of the Llama, Guanaco and Vicuña. You may also come across Emu’s, Foxes, Viscacha and even the mighty Puma!
Of course we cannot forget about the largest flying bird in the New World, the Andean Condor that soars throughout the Andes Mountains.
Many other species live in the subtropical north outside of the mountainous region. Prominent animals include Peccary wild pigs, Capybara, Bush dogs, and various species of Turtle and Tortoise. There are a wide variety of birds, notably Hummingbirds, Flamingos, Toucans, and Swallows.
In addition to the amazing fauna the flora of this region is spectacularly varied from semi-arid thorny bushes and cacti to the moss-covered Cloud-forest trees such as the Apacho and Ciebo.
The North West also presents optimal conditions for the large scale growth of grape vines which you will see in the Cafayate wine region.
When we move into the mountains hardly any vegetation is able to grow at the highest elevations (above 4,000 m (13,000 ft.) because of the extreme altitude. Some plants however are hardy enough to survive at these dizzying heights and provide sustenance to the few species of mammals that brave these areas.
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Gareth picked us up and off we went…up into the mountains: Quebrada de Humahuaca, overnighting in Tilcara. It was great having a personal English speaking guide who ensured we did the sorts of things that interested us. Day 2 the awesomeness continued, visiting Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca …before the drive back to Salta airport in plenty of time for our flight! Thankyou !
We did both of our tours with Gareth, who was a total legend. He really went above and beyond to give us the best trip ever, and we felt we left having gained a friend.
“The pace of the trip was perfect and Gareth was an excellent guide- informative, knowledgeable and friendly. We have some fantastic memories (and photos) of the trip. Thanks again for making our time so memorable”.
“Our guide was Gareth, originally from England, a very special boy for his sympathy connected to a great kindness and attention to the needs of tourists.
For us, the main feature was the fact of providing us with important information of the places visited, always willing to accommodate our requests, also leaving space to visit alone.
Carmen e Stefano
“Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable time in the Quebrada de Humahuaca last week. We had a great time and will certainly pass on your contact details to our grinds when we get back to Melbourne. Many thanks also for your hospitality”.
“James and I can not thank you enough for making our trip so incredibly special. You are a wonderful travel companion and your knowledge of Argentina is impressive.
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Jane and I have had such a wonderful 3 days visiting such varied and unique landscapes and with the only person we would ever trust to drive us up and down those hairy roads and through enormous deserts. Your love of this country really came across. What a trip!!! 5 stars all round. Thanks a million.
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