Los Cardones National Park


Elevation in the park ranges from 8,800 to 16,400 feet. The terrain of mountains, lowlands and basin supports a variety of wildlife including the endangered northern guemel and vicuna as well as 100 bird species typical of Argentina. The park contains dinosaur tracks from its previous inhabitants, a remarkable sight on Argentina tours. One of the park’s other attractions is its pre-Incan cave art.

Winter temperatures average 52F and in summer, 64F, making this park a temperate place to visit year-round when you travel to Argentina. Most of the region's eight inches of rain falls during the summer months from November to March. Because the park is new, it does not yet offer any visitor services for travelers on Argentina tours. It is located sixty-two miles from the provincial capital city of Salta. The nearest town is Cachi.