What to see
National Route 60
You can reach the Seismiles following National Route 60 (paved), a road that connects Fiambalá with the San Francisco border crossing (201 km away). Some of the volcanos that can be spotted from the route are the Ojos del Salado, 6893 MSL (the highest volcano in the world and the second highest mountain in the Americas after the Aconcagua), Pissis, San Francisco and Icahuasi Volcanoes; in the latter one, Inca ruins were found.
The whole road trip can be completed in the day, making several stops to enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the mountain range. Because it is a high-elevation area, it is recommended to hire a guide, and especially to travel on a 4WD vehicle to access secondary roads that will lead you to magical places such as the Balcón de Pissis, the Verde Lake or the Azul Lake.
Along National Route 60, there are refuges (simple ones with no services) to get shelter in case of storm or to request assistance in case of an emergency. It is important to stick to the main route.
Trekking and mountain climbing
You can take a trekking excursion to one of the 4000-metres-high mountains. If you have experience, you can go on an excursion to the summit of one of the Seismiles mountains (a 3-to-5-day trek camping out for one night).
Between Tinogasta and Fiambalá, along National Route 60, you will find the famous "Adobe Route", a 55-kilometre circuit passing by small towns with old mansions, farms, chapels and churches built completely with adobe, a mixture of mud and straw used in old buildings.
Wine, hot springs and pumice stones
In the area you can do wine tourism as there are several wineries that produce good quality high-elevation wine, and that are part of the Wine Route.
About 17 km away from Fiambalá, in an amazing gorge, there is a hot spring complex with thermal water springing up at 1750 MSL into 14 rock pools.
From Fiambalá, you can access the impressive Campo de Piedra Pómez in the Puna, following vehicle tracks that pass by the Las Papas community (only with local tour operators and with 4WD vehicles).