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Salinas Grandes

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Address: Jujuy, Argentina
Phone Number: 03874320546-03874218266
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Pay $200 for the car and go out on the salt flats

At the start of the flats there is an information place - tent & table where for $200 pesos a car the guide will get in your car and show you around the salt flats. Well worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Itand the salt flat was also fairly basic. was a large salt plane and interesting but the area had little to really offer other than the rather dirty salt flat. They did provide toilet facilities for Peso 20 which were basic

Thank Oldjack
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the start of the flats there is an information place - tent & table where for $200 pesos a car the guide will get in your car and show you around the salt flats. Well worth the money as they will take you to the holes of salt in pits, the piles of salt awaiting processing and out to... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to get here from Purmamarca was an astonishing one, rising over 4100m along an, at times, rough road with packs/flocks/herds(?) of llamas on the road, and to be honest I was short of breath at times due to the altitude however the views were wonderful and well worth the journey. What was extremely disappointing was that the salt,... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our little rental car climbed for more than an hour to reach this amazing place. on Sunday, it was quiet and nearly deserted. Depressions dug to harvest salt were full of pure salt and evaporating water. One man was selling hand carved llamas made from blocks of the rock hard salt. It was eerily beautiful.

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Kauai, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I'm kind of underwhelmed about the salt flats- it was OK, but I would not go to great lengths to see it. HOWEVER- the drive to get there from Purmamarca is outstanding! I was stopping every few minutes to hop out of the car and take pictures. Worth the trip just for those pictures. Lots of animals that looked like... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Arriving from the Abra de Lipan the white flats are spectacular but once you're driving in the middle of the Salinas the experience becomes surreal! Quite an amazing and unique place that is definitely worth the (significant) effort to reach it, and that will stay for long in our memories.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The drive to the salinas is AWESOME! I absolutely recommend doing this trip. We drove there and back in about five hours. We spent 45 minutes at the salinas. The whole trip is absolutely gorgeous. If you're hungry stop at the restaurant that is at the top of the hill on the right hand side just before you drive into... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a MUST. Even better if it's rained and the floor is like a mirror. But I've read several reviews recomending insane hours trips from Salta, mostly from travel agencies (of course). Don't waste your time. Best way to go to Salinas is from Purmamarca, for many maaaany reasons. First, Purmamarca is one of the most beautiful towns in... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Cuesta llegar, pero realmente vale la pena... impresionante lugar, por la altura, la enormidad de las salinas, el trabajo que se realiza ahi... no se lo pierdan! Eso si, deben acostumbrarse a la altura, porque es alto. It's an amazing place to visit, a must if you have a couple of days in Purmamarca. The trip there may be challenging,... More 

Thank VikiVer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is located about 40 miles from Purmamarca and you drive through Custa de Lipán. It is more beautiful than the Salar in Atacama.

Thank Alexandre M

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