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Little girls playing with a charango, an Andean lute instrument - Iruya (Argentina)

Iruya is a beautiful but very remote village in Northern Argentina.­ The dirt road that reaches the village is about 50Km long.­ It fords several rivers and goes over a 4000 meter pass.­ Iruya is reachable daily by local bus from Humahuaca (unless rain makes the road impassable).­

Ruta Provincial 133, Jujuy, Argentina

Photos of the villages of Iruya and San Isidro (Argentina)

Iruya is a beautiful but very remove village in Northern Argentina.­ The dirt road that reaches the village is about 50Km long.­ It fords several rivers and goes over a 4,000 meter pass.­ Iruya is reachable daily by local bus from Humahuaca (unless rain makes the road impassable).­

It can also be reached with a regular car at the dry season only, since there is several rivers to ford.­ As soon as it rains in the region, the rivers will become impassable unless you have 4x4 (4WD).­

The village of San Isidro can only be reached by foot or by horse (about 8Km from Iruya).­ When the river is low and the weather is good, it is a very nice and easy day hike with beautiful landscapes.­

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Photos taken in Argentina in Februaty and March 2010.­

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