Welcome to The Gran Chaco
Deforestation continues apace here, with vast areas being cleared to plant soya, Argentina is now one of the world’s major soya producers. This has seriously affected Toba tribes, whose traditional environment is being destroyed.
Crossing the Gran Chaco from Formosa to Salta along the northern RN 81 is an interesting option on mostly decent paved road.
Protests from indigenous and other community groups often temporarily close roads in the Chaco – be patient and chat to the protesters while you wait.