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Rodeo - Other Activity San Fernando Del Valle De Catamarca - Argentina

El Rodeo is Catamarca’s favorite weekend retreat. In summer, when the city is sweating, this village’s higher altitude (1,365 m / 4,478 ft) provides a cool and lushly green escape. Its small, red-roofed chalets are framed by Sierras de Ambato. This is great hiking country, with Cerro El Manchao (4,550 m / 14,928 ft) being the ultimate challenge. Other adventures are horseback riding, trout fishing in Río Ambato and the all-night parties (January-February). The scene is much quieter in winter, when snows blanket the landscape. El Rodeo has a full variety of lodging options, including camping.


38 kilometers (24 mi) north of Catamarca, on Ruta Provincial 4

San Fernando Del Valle De Catamarca, Argentina

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Getting There

Buses depart from Catamarca’s bus terminal (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m., noon, 5 p.m., 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m., noon, 8 p.m., 9 p.m.) and from Calle San Martín (Monday-Saturday 7:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 10:30 p.m.; Sunday 7:45 a.m., 5 p.m., 10:30 p.m.); last return at 9 p.m. Both charge $3 ($5 in summer and holidays).

Travel Tips:

El Rodeo celebrates the Festival de la Flor in January and Fiesta de Niquixao, recognizing Catamarqueña cultural identity, on May 25.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Travel Skills: None

Visit Catamarca’s archaeology, art, history and other museums. Escape for the day to Dique Las Pirquitas for some hiking, fishing or horseback riding. Make a circuit of Valle de Catamarca to visit the village churches. Check out Pueblo Perdido.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

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