Towards the Chilean border lies the stunning scenery of the altiplano, at over 4,000m. The endless salt plains, beautifully-coloured mountains and snow-capped volcanic peaks make this a fascinating area to visit.
Our preferred accommodation
El UnquillarInn/Posada - SusquesSlightly out of town, this is the best hotel in the area to stay in. The lobby area is bright and colourful with a traditional Andean feel to it, with a modern twist. Despite having a main road on the doorstep of this hotel, you will feel isolated as little traffic passes by and there are no other buildings in sight.
Hosteria de las NubesLodge/Hosteria - San Antonio de los CobresA modern hotel on the edge of town. There is a large seating area with a small bar and fireplace.
Hosteria El PeñonLodge/Hosteria - El Peñon, the PunaA small cozy hosteria in the remote highland village of El Peñon, with warm and simple décor in keeping with the desert environment of the Puna. The main communal area has a lovely open fireplace and sofas. It is also where all the meals are eaten. Wifi is available from 5pm until around midnight.