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Equipo Trekking
Equipo Trekking
Trekking is an ideal activity for those who enjoy hiking, mountains and adventure. The province of Salta offers a variety of landscapes for all kinds of excursions from the walks simple to highly complex challenges in the Andean mountains.
If you are starting in this exciting sport ideally be prepared gradually and gather good information. So today we approach some tips for your first excursions:
– Looking for specific information about the place: climate, geography, difficulty of the trails that you will visit. It is also good to know if there is a town or nearby city, with hotels and places to stay.
– Fitness: If this is your first outing would be good to enjoy it and do not feel exhausted soon after start. So it is advisable to start training a few weeks before departure. Nearby locations hiking, jogging, biking progressively increasing practice time and then intensity. A visit to the doctor for some tests is essential prior departure.
– Team of people: the trek is primarily a social activity. Ideally travel always with good company, enjoy it with friends, a partner or family. But fundamentale do it with people prepared for the activity, whom also know the place and its trails. They should also be prepared for any eventuality, knowing first aids and survival.
– Equipment: In a previous article we discussed about the ideal equipment for your hiking outings. Coat, good shoes, raincoats, compass, gps, are elements that will be useful during your walking.
– Hydration and nutrition: They are the source of energy for your ride in order to be comfortable with physical activity. The fruits and cereal bars are recommended for your first Trekking, as they are lightweight and very effective for recovering
energies.
trekking en salta
The trails are classified by their level of complexity. There are trails that can be transited in a day and that they do not need more than a bottle of water, a snack food and a jacket. But if we go out for several days we will have to take into account other elements into our bag.
The mountains of Salta that are accessible for trekking but usually are characterized by desert and arid climates; ie one day we will have very strong sunlight, high temperatures and sand suspended. At night, much cooler and maybe windy. So we have to be prepared for these abrubt changes on the wheather.
We share a list of recommended accessories to carry on a trekking trip through Salta
1. Food and water for the day hike, with some extra provisions just in case.
2. lantern
3. Comfortable clothing, waterproof jackets.
4. matches
5. Some fuel to start a fire.
6. Aid kit
7. Penknife or knife.
8. Compass or GPS.
9. Road Map
10. Sunglasses
safari-fotografico-salta

safari-fotografico-salta

The province of Salta is worldwide recognized by professional and amateur photographers in offering incredible scenery for all climates. But in its own capital also has locations that are a MUST for any fan of the architectural, landscape and documentary photography. So here we you bring two amazing places to go on a photo safari in the city of Salta.

3 – San Lorenzo Village

At just 8 kms of the city is a wonderful natural refuge, surrounded by the Yungas, with rivers and streams. As its name implies, is a village where you can find historical buildings, hotels and homes of luxury. Without doubt the main attraction of this town is the surrounding nature. Just 10 minutes from the center you can meet a microclimate with large trees and a diverse fauna, especially birds. There are several entrances to the hills, from which they can observe different views of the city of Salta and its outskirts. At the corner of Entre Rios Avenue and Mitre street you can take taxis to go at any time of day to San Lorenzo.

Ideal time to make this photo safari: in the early morning to enjoy the good weather and birds.

Recommended Equipment: Wide and Tele Lens for details, bag. Polarizing filter and hood for the lens. Beware of summer rains which are very common.

4 – San Bernardo Hill

Located in the eastern part of the city, this massif of stone and trees is a reference for all Salta. It is part of the Municipal Nature Reserve and has two main entrances: one by the route and another through the long stairs that reaches the top of the hill. Every day you can see tourists and sports lovers enjoying the view it offers of the city of Salta. You can also take the cable car, going through the stairs your will be able to appreciate the twelve Cross Stations and artificial waterfalls located on top of the hill.

Ideal time to make this photo safari: during morning or afternoon, near 5PM.

Recommended Equipment: Wide and Tele Lens for details, Bag. Polarizing filter and hood for the lens. Beware of summer rains which are very common.

Recommendations provided: Ensure the bag and the camera body to prevent outbursts.

Safari Fotografico en Salta

Safari Fotografico en Salta

The province of Salta is worldwide recognized by professional and amateur photographers in offering incredible scenery for all climates. But in its own capital also has locations that are a MUST for any fan of the architectural, landscape and documentary photography. So here we you bring two amazing places to go on a photo safari in the city of Salta.

1 – San Miguel Market

It is the oldest market in the city. It was founded in 1865 by Don Saturnino San Miguel and remained in family hands until in 1960 when the provincial government expropriated it and then transfer it to the municipality of the city of Salta. There the salteños buy their fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, cereals and even cell phones. There is a hallway with colorful spices sales; you can also find several places to eat a pizza or some regional food. It is a place with hundreds of stores, strange characters who still roam and do not hesitate to pose for the camera’s eye. It is located in the apple surrounded by Ituzaingó, Florida, Urquiza and San Martin streets.

Ideal time to make this photo safari: early morning if looking to have more space between people. If you want to be full, go to the afternoon, after the 17.

Recommended Equipment: Wide and Tele Lens for details, camera bag and Flash.

2 – Convent of San Francisco

It is one of the most important religious works of Salta, recognized in all the postcards for their great bell and the reddish color of its facade. It has a beautiful architecture and a very good condition considering it was built in 1625. The front of the church is very rich in decorations and presents false curtains made in stucco, a material made of lime, gypsum and marble. Inside also be considered a complex architecture, along with religious figures and paintings of great value. At night, the church has a very attractive lighting. It is located on the corner of Caseros and Córdoba.

Ideal time to make this photo safari: during afternoon or at night.

Recommended Equipment: Wide and Tele Lens for taking details and bag. Do not allow the use of flash inside the church, if you have a tripod, take it.

Recommendations to keep in mind ALWAYS: Ensure the bag and the camera body to prevent outbursts that might be very common if you are a tourist wandering around the city.

Phototours-Salta-Jujuy

Phototours-Salta-Jujuy

If you are thinking of capturing images of your next vacation and want to buy photographic equipment, as follows you will find some tips that you should consider:

Think about the purpose of your photos:

Getting technology can always be a little messy. There are plenty of offers in cameras, so the best is to be clear about our purpose: Do we want to take pictures of landscapes? Casual Photography? Friends? Do we want to have a light and easy-to-transport gear or want to have good professional equipment?

These alternatives will guide you in your search. If you are thinking of a group of interchangeable lenses, we recommend the Nikon or Canon SLRs. There are cheap models that meet all the necessary functions for your trip.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, we recommend entry level cameras, they do not have a reflex mechanism but have good sensors, long-range zoom and advanced options such as setting speed, and white balance adjustment also diaphragm settings. Panasonic Lumix cameras are in the highlights of this group.

Plan your photographic gear:

A lens hood and a UV filter are very useful in a photo safari. If we travel north Argentina we will find places with lots of sunlight, so it is good to be prepared for rays do not disturb our images. A tripod is also helpful. We recommend not buying those small tripods with legs under 30cm. It is better to invest a little more and have a tripod that permits us to locate the camera safely at good height and stable throughout the ground.

Do not dismiss small cameras:

A photo safari in Salta and Jujuy means median to long walks through mountains, lakes and streams. Therefore, we must think on a good gear, lightweight, resistant to weather conditions of wind and sand. We should not dismiss the use of pocket cameras, currently Nikon, Canon and Sony offer good options including some interesting tools to adjust some parameters on the photo shots. They are lightweight cameras; some have a good zoom and in many cases combine lenses and sensors of a DSLR within the body of a handheld device.