A 4x4 mine road to Marancales Sur in the Andes

Marancales Sur is a volcano at an elevation of 5.421m (17,785ft) above sea level, straddling the border between Argentina and Chile. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Marancales Sur

Where is Marancales Sur?

Set high in the Andes mountain range, the volcano is located on the border between the San Juan Province of Argentina and the Atacama Region of Northern Chile.

Can I drive to Marancales Sur?

Located in the central region of both countries, the road to the summit is entirely unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The area is rich in copper and gold and the road to the summit is a mining road.

Can I drive to Marancales Sur in winters?

The climate is cold and windy, typical of the high Andes. Because of its altitude, this road is open only in summers (from December through April). The rest of the year is blocked by snow.