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Salinas Grandes

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Address: Argentina
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3884963492
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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USD 65.00*
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Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca and More from Salta
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USD 83.19*
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Full Day Trip to Salinas Grandes Salt Fields from Salta
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USD 75.00*
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Full-Day Tour to Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca

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Fantastic tour, scenic drive on the way there

Overview: We stayed in Salta and visited Salinas Grandes as part of a wider day trip incl. Purmamarca and Humahuaca. I will briefly explain how to get there and what does the tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overview: We stayed in Salta and visited Salinas Grandes as part of a wider day trip incl. Purmamarca and Humahuaca. I will briefly explain how to get there and what does the tour contain. How to get there: On the way from Salta or Jujuy (Ruta 9), take the exit at Purmamarca (Ruta 52) and continue on that road. It... More 

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Javea, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Collected from hotel but long delays collecting other travellers. Transport old and rattled and seats with holes and tears and some seat belts not working! This was a whole day tour where the driver (Sergio) drove for 10 hours. He was driving at over 100 km an hour for the last two hours You need to feel safe on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Salinas Grandes (Salt Desert) is an amazing location and a must see location if you visit northern Argentina. If you're visiting this attraction as a day trip from Salta (as most people do), then here's some advice on taking a tour VS independent travel. Independent Travel: You need to take a bus from Salta's central bus station to San Salvador... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is the worst review I've given and I feel bad giving it but I have to tell the truth, whilst the drive to the Salinas Grandes was spectacular at times, the salt flats themselves were really not much to write home about. There were a couple of stalls there selling artesian ware and empanadas and a small tourist office.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

It is a long ride from san salvador de jujuy (the capital) so i strongly suggest to start the day with full tank!! There are NO service stations on the way!!! Also, you cross a part of the Ands mountain and reach a pick of 4150m!! So you might feel nauseous!! The road is very curly. The locals suggest to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

If you go, make sure to go when the sky is clear. Pictures don't do this place justice. Must see, if you are in Jujuy. Totally worth the drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Awesome salt flats on a plateau high in the Andes foothills. Unless you've got a 4x4 or a dirt bike, get there from the Purmamarca direction via paved roads rather than on the teeth rattling dirt track from San Antonio de los Cobres. Once at the salt flats, there's a place to stop (don't use the bathroom facilities - let's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

65 km away from Purmamarca. First 20 km is fine. Road is well paved. Next 20 km or so are switchbacks. Not so bad. Sections of the road were unpaved. Going up is harder on the car then coming down. One truck had a rock hit its gas tank, so it leaked and had to pull over and wait for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

About an hour away from the town of Purmamarca, you'll find Salinas Grandes, a salt flat. To get there you'll go through lots of curves up a hill, but the scenery is stunning and it's very much worth it. When you get there you can either chill and take pictures by the entrance (next to the llama) or go by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Staying in Tilcara in Jujuy, we took a car trip to the Salinas Grandes. The drive was fabulous, up a winding road through beautiful scenery. There was very little traffic on the road except for very large car transporters bringing cars from Chile to Paraguay. We reached a height of 4300 meters. The weather was ideal. When we got to... More 

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