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Tin Tin Straight Line (Recta de Tin Tin)
Tin Tin Straight Line (Recta de Tin Tin)

Tin Tin Straight Line (Recta de Tin Tin)

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Recta de Tin Tin, Salta, Salta

The basics

Driving from Cachi to Los Cardones National Park via Route 33 will take you along the Tin Tin Straight Line (Recta de Tin Tin). There is little to do on the road itself, although many travelers pull over to take photos and it’s remarkable to see just how straight the road actually is.

Most day tours set out from Salta and combine a drive along the road with other highlights of the Calchaquí Valleys. A popular route includes Los Cardones National Park, the winding mountain roads of the Cuesta del Obispo, and the view over the Enchanted Valley from Bishop’s Cliff.

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One Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta
One Day Tour of Cachi and Calchaquí Valleys from Salta
$35.50 per adult
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Great tour. Highly professional and...
Great tour. Highly professional and very informative guide. Lots of stops on the way up, with time to take photos. Comfortable bus, good price. As others have said: you might want to go eat lunch in Salta itself, say at one of the restaurants a few minutes walk down the main street itself -- though my parilla at the restaurant recommended by the guide was fine. As always in Argentina, not much concession is made to non-Spanish speakers though the guide's spanish was exceptionally clear, and could be understood with my limited spanish.
Peter R, Aug 2016

Things to know before you go

  • There is little to no shade along the road, so bring a hat and sunscreen if you plan to stop and take photos.
  • The closest town is Cachi, where you will find numerous options for accommodation and restaurants.
  • The road is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, but be aware that the roadsides are graveled.
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How to get there

The Tin Tin Straight Line is part of Route 33 that runs north from the Los Cardones National Park. From Cachi, head north along Route 40 to reach Route 33—it’s about 16 miles (27 kilometers) from town to the start of the Tin Tin Straight Line. There is no public transport, so you will need your own transport or to join a tour.

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When to get there

For the best photo opportunities, make an early start and enjoy the traffic-free highway. Alternatively, arrive at sunrise or sunset for an even more memorable view.

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Los Cardones National Park

At the south end of the Tin Tin Straight Line, the Los Cardones National Park is a vast desert landscape, with valleys, ravines, and sierras sweeping the foothills of the Cerro Negro mountain. The park is most famous for its cardón, giant cacti that can grow up to 16-feet (5-meters) tall, and posing for photos by the spikey plants is a popular pastime. A number of significant fossils and dinosaur tracks have also been found in the protected area.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Tin Tin Straight Line (Recta de Tin Tin)?
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What else should I know about attractions in Salta?
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