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The Yungas de Jujuy are a region with a wide variety of microclimates and varied levels of vegetation, which make up a unique environment in the bioclimatic of the province. Accessed by the RN 34, it is also a region of great contrasts and legends, ideal for those who want to come into contact with unspoiled nature in its pure state.
The most well-known attraction of the region is Calilegua National Park, with more than 76,000 hectares of cloud forest, one of the most biodiverse protected environments in northern Argentina. Some preserved animal species at risk of extinction, such as jaguar, huemul and river wolf, blend with the lush majesty of its vegetation and a wide variety of tree species (cedar, tipa, cebil and yellow stick, among others).
After crossing Calilegua National Park through RP 83, you reach cities with great tourist potential, which deserve to be visited, such as San Francisco, Pampichuela, Valle Grande, Valle Colorado and Santa Ana.
To the east of this region, the villages of Caimancito and Aguas Calientes, protected by a beautiful green environment, invite you to enjoy therapeutic thermal waters that are part of the natural riches that complement the immense variety of fauna and flora.
Places such as the Abra de los Morteros, El Fuerte and Villamonte are ideal for alternative tourism, hiking and horseback riding trails that enter the virgin jungle. There, in the company of experienced guides, the traveller will appreciate many birds and feel the unforgettable feeling of adventure.
Calilegua National Park was established in 1979 to preserve this area of the Tucumano-Oran jungle. Along with the Paraná forest in Misiones, it is the area with the highest biodiversity in the country and a paradise for birdwatchers with more than 300 species recorded. In this area there are also river lions, ocelots, honey bears, jaguars, tarucas and a variety of birds, among other species. Calilegua is the only national park in the province of Jujuy and covers an area of 76,306 hectares. It makes it the largest protected area in our country, dedicated to the preservation of mountain rain forests. It has 9 viewpoints, hiking trails and bike lanes. It is worth mentioning the Guaraní intercultural path, which can be visited with an original guide that features in Guaraní and Spanish and tells stories about the people of Ava Guaraní. Access is free of charge.
Publication Date: 18/10/2020
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Cuando pensamos en Jujuy lo primero que se viene a la mente son las montañas y las quebradas pero las Yungas tiene tanto verde es selva pura! es imaginable con la típica imagen que tenemos de la provincia! sin duda vale la pena viajar y a conocer nuestro maravilloso Pais.
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