How to get there and move around
Offering good flight services, the capital cities of Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca and Tucumán provinces are the gateways to the Puna.
Visitors can travel on the roads in high vehicles or 4WDs. The long distances and rural highlands make it ideal to travel with local guides or tour operators who provide their own vehicles and take care of all the logistics.
There are almost no bus services in the area.
Where to stay
There is a good accommodation offer in the provincial capital cities.
Once in the Puna, visitors should bear in mind that towns are small and lodgings are modest, ranging from hostels to homestay accommodation to welcome guests. Likewise, there are community tourism proposals and municipal refuges.
When to travel
The best time to travel is the dry season, i.e., April-May or October-November. In general, the rainfall season runs from December to March, and some roads may become impassable.
Due to the high altitude, temperatures tend to be very low in winter (June-August) and also even in summer nights. A coat will do.
If visitors want to birdwatch, there is a nature calendar of species available.