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Getting there & away

Marcos Rueda (421-4447) buses run between Cachi and Salta. Buses to Salta (AR$23.30, 4½ hours) leave at 9.05am Monday to Saturday. There’s a 3pm service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and a 3.30pm service on Sunday. There’s a daily bus to Seclantás (AR$6.70, 1¼ hours) at 11.30am, and an extra Saturday service at 6pm. Molinos (AR$9.70, two hours) is served at 11.30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and at 6pm on Saturday. Three buses a day run to Cachi Adentro (AR$2.20, 30 minutes). There are three weekly buses north to La Poma (AR$10, 1¼ hours), an old hacienda town that, for all practical purposes, is the end of the line. The road beyond, to San Antonio de los Cobres, is supersteep and impassable except for 4WD vehicles; it’s much easier to approach San Antonio from Salta.