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Resistance - Salta

Crossing Gran Chaca

Petr Liška
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Resistance - Salta
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Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Gran Chaco is a very large flat area with a size more than 10 times larger than the Czech Republic. It is located in northern Argentina, southern Bolivia and the western part of Paraguay. There are savannas, wetlands and sparse forest. There are large pastures of cattle. There are not many points of interest in the area outside the hard-to-reach Parque Nacional Chaco, Copo and el Impenetrable. The area can be easily viewed only on long-distance bus lines

Resistance

The starting point for the Gran Chaca crossing is the town of Resistencia. The bus to Salta, which is 820 km away, departs at 17:45.

Resistance
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Driving through Gran Chaco

Rumors of Gran Chaco did not lie, it is an unfathomable plain. Above all, it is a difficult test for drivers. Of those 800 km, more than 500 people go in a straight line. So it has to be quite a mess here overnight behind the wheel

Driving through Gran Chaco
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Life on Gran Chaco

Smaller cities are thus, after about 50 kilometers of travel, otherwise predominantly isolated farms

Life on Gran Chaco
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Wetlands at Gran Chaco

A number of rivers flow through Chac and there are also many wetlands. The above-mentioned national parks here protect caimans, armadillos, capybaras and tapirs

Wetlands at Gran Chaco
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Rare trees

Rare Quebracho trees with very hard wood and a high content of Tannin grow on Chaco, so they were mined in a large

Rare trees
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Salta

After a twelve hour drive, we have the flat Chaco behind us and the Salta foothills in front of us – a starting point to the colorful Argentine hills.

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