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Sat, Feb 05

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8 pm | Start: Fiambalá, Catamarca

4x4 Crossing to the Highest Volcanoes in the World | 6 days |

This 4x4 journey is a challenge to match! Demanding the maximum from vehicles when traveling at more than 4,000 meters above sea level! Laguna Brava (4,200 masl) - Corona del Inca Volcano Crater (5,400 masl) - Pissis Balcony (5,300 masl). Where only a few arrive! Suitable 4x4 and SUV

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4x4 Crossing to the Highest Volcanoes in the World | 6 days |
4x4 Crossing to the Highest Volcanoes in the World | 6 days |

Horario y ubicación

Feb 05, 2022, 9:00 PM GMT-3 – Feb 12, 2022, 9:00 AM GMT-3

8 pm | Start: Fiambalá, Catamarca, Fiambala, Catamarca, Argentina

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Andes Mountain Range La Rioja – Catamarca

The maximum extreme adventure at 5,500 meters in the heights of the Andes, in a fascinating and surreal setting, an incredible 4×4 adventure, where you will live a unique and unrepeatable experience: In the confines of the Andes Mountains, a vast circle of volcanoes, including El Bonete, El Veladero and El Pissis, the highest on the planet.

The Corona del Inca Crater hides an immense crater at 5,500 meters above sea level and inside…, a spectacular lagoon with deep blue waters.

Glaciers such as El Potro, which has an approximate area of 2,000 hectares and is located more than 5,000 meters above sea level. Its periodic thaws nourish the Río Blanco basin that runs along the southern limit of the Vinchina department.

Suitable for all types of 4x4 trucks with gearbox

Our 4x4 journeys do not have a minimum number of participants to carry out, they will never be canceled for this reason.

TIMELINE:

 

RECEPTION | Fiambalá  

Saturday 25 February 2022

From 10 a.m. you can enter the Municipal Hotel of Fiambalá. Free day to explore it.

9:00 p.m. We meet you at "Restaurant of the Municipal Hotel of Fiambalá." to get to know each other, organize ourselves for the departure the next day and share a delicious dinner.

Accommodation at: Fiambalá municipal hotel.

DAY 1 | Taton Dunes - Fiambalá Hot Springs  

Sunday 06 February 2022

It is a day that we will take a break from the intense 4x4 journey to recover energy. We will visit the small town of Tatón, lying in a ravine on the side of a river, it offers options for relaxation and also for fun in the enormous white sand dunes that rise in the area, where the Médano de Kirbus stands out, the most highest in the world, with 1234 meters. After lunch, we will visit the museum of man with his two naturally mummified bodies dating from approximately 1470-1590. We will finish the day in the thermal baths in Fiambalá, between towering granite walls.  

We will visit: Tatón Dunes / Médano de Kirbus / Fiambala Hot Springs

Accommodation at: Fiambalá municipal hotel.

DAY 2 | Mount Pissis Viewpoint / Laguna Verde - Cortaderas  

Monday 07 February 2022

Challenging journey deep into a hidden paradise in the Andes. The trail climbs, opening impressive panoramas and towards high-altitude lagoons that, due to their intense color, bear names such as Blue, Black and Green, their shores impregnated with salt white. At 4,500 meters above sea level, a natural balcony almost flies over this landscape, which is dominated by the titanic Pissis, the highest volcano in the world (6,882 m - IGN). Approach to Laguna Verde, sparkling like a blue-rimmed gem. Return and last stretch along the undulating and colorful route to Cortaderas.  

We will visit: Balcony of Mount Pissis / Lagna Verde, Negra, Azul and Aparejos

Accommodation at:  Hosteria de Coratderas, at 3,400 meters above sea level.

DAY 3 | Cortaderas - Andean Path to cross to La Rioja - Barrancas Blancas Mountain Refuge  

Tuesday 08 February 2022

This is going to be a day of extreme adventure, through the heart of the Andes mountain range we will find the paths to pass through the west of Catamarca to La Rioja along paths parallel to 12 between 8 and 12 km with the limit to Chile._cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

We will visit: Andean Path to cross from Catamarca to La Rioja.

Accommodation at:   Barrancas Blancas Mountain Refuge, at 4,200 meters above sea level.

DAY 4 | Crown of the Inca - Laguna Brava - Vinchina  

Wednesday 09 February 2022

A superb space of nature unfolds in the immensity of the Rioja mountain range, at more than 4,000 m high. Within an extremely arid mountainous environment, but with infinite shades and colors, Laguna Brava emits its sparkles framed by Andean giants, such as the Veladero and Bonete volcanoes. Created to protect its fauna from vicuñas and flamingos, the Reserve   is also home to guanacos, foxes, eagles and hawks. In one of the most extreme destinations of this trip, we will ascend to 5400 meters of height to reach the crater of the Corona del Inca Volcano.  

We will visit: Laguna Brava / Shelters of the muleteers (Refugio el Peñon) / El Destapadito / Corona del Inca Crater

Hosting at:  Vinchina

DAY 5 | Talampaya - Ichigualasto - Chilecito  

Thursday 10 February 2022

We are already beginning to move away from the Puna, and the last day of vestiges of the earth's past, but we are still going to be surprised by the capricious formations of the landscape, we will even be able to observe dinosaur footprints engraved in stone that are found (PETRIFIED), it is very common to see beaches, animal tracks, etc, all these fossilized marks. These formations have sediments dating back about 260 million years. At the same time, the sudden changes in temperature have generated a natural chiseling, which has caused the rupture of large tectonic plates. These are witnesses of more than 250 million years of evolution  

We will visit: Talampaya National Park / Valley of the Moon / Ichigualasto Provincial Park

Accommodation at:  Chilecito

DAY 6 | La Mejicana Mine Circuit  

Friday 11 February 2022

After crossing the colorful Cuesta de Miranda, between cornices and gorges populated with cacti, in Chilecito we will go to Stations 8 and 9 of the Cablecarril to La Mejicana, a pharaonic engineering work built to transport the gold that was extracted at an altitude of 4,600 m in Cerro Famatina. Transfer to the peaceful neighboring town of Famatina, surrounded by fruit trees.

We will visit: Station 8 and 9 of the La Mejicana mine

Accommodation at:  Chilecito

End of Services | Chilecito  

Saturday 12 February 2022

After breakfast we say goodbye and each one goes to their locality.

Vehicles and Terrain:

Degree of Difficulty: Medium

Type of terrain: gravel and consolidated land, river crossings, stretches over the course of the river.

Suitable for all types of 4x4, preferably without running boards

No prior experience required

Ideal to enjoy with family and friends

Required accessories:

Draft hooks (front and rear).

A relief cover.

Fuel Can.

In the case of having any of these elements, bring them:

Lanyard, air compressor, deflator, recovery plates

Bio-Security Measures:

This type of proposed activity is ideal to prevent the spread of Covid-19, since at all times the

Social Distance:

Accommodation: Each room will be previously disinfected and with ventilation days.

Social bubble: All the activities will be carried out keeping the nucleus of family or friends in each truck, maintaining communication through the provided handys. Every time we arrive at a point of interest we will do so with masks on, maintaining the social distance of 2 meters and of course being outdoors minimizes the possibility of contagion.

Breakfast and Dinner: It will be done in the room or in the dining room with sanitary measures, depending on the case

Lunch: We will do the same at one of the stops of the 4x4 crossing, we can do it on top of the truck or down and maintaining social distance, we recommend bringing a chair and maybe a small table to be more comfortable,

Menu: Both lunch and dinner will be provided, this will be a freeze-dried food menu (it is a type of food used by mountaineers, with an exquisite flavor, with a low-pressure dehydration process, which maintains all its flavors and appearance. A thermos with hot water will be provided to hydrate it. Here you can see the different menus. In the event that sanitary measures allow it, there may be a more regional menu and the place of dinner may be the room or the dining room if you comply with these measures.

Satellite Security:

In addition to redundant Satellite Navigators, we have a Satellite Telephone for any emergency or communication between participants and family members. With the pampering you can make or receive phone calls as SMS. On the other hand, it sends a location signal with a certain frequency to mark our route to our team in the city.

Rescue and light mechanics:

On the type of roads we travel, it is common for someone to get stuck in a sandbank, an ascent or any other terrain difficulty, which is why the guide vehicle has all the elements to get out of any situation, such as a front and rear winch, several slings, recovery plates, anchor, Hi-Lift Jack, pulley, complete set of tools, among others

Recommendations:

It is very important that you bring sunscreen, a hat, a lounge chair for lunch, and enough shelter. Chinstrap

Reports and Registration:

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Cell/whatsapp: +54 9 351 2671133

Email: info@4x4overlandexperience.com

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