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Salinas Grandes

Jujuy, Argentina
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San Francisco
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We did a day trip to Salinas Grandes and I thought it was well worth the drive. If you like driving on winding roads. Not only did I buy a salt llama carving for my llama loving friend back in San Francisco, but we also saw Guanacos (wild llamas) and bought great and inexpensive alpaca caps from some local women... More

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Hong Kong, China
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416 reviews 416 reviews
222 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The salt flats in the Jujuy/Salta region is a fraction the size of the one in Bolivia so if you've visited Salar Uyuni or are planning to, it's ok to skip the one in Argentina. Salinas Grandes is also not as photogenic as its Bolivian counterpart. I only visited because I had seen Uyuni during the rainy season when the... More

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Macksville, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited this salt plain on a day trip from Purmamarca. It covers many kilometres, and the effect is dazzling - so don't forget to bring your sunglasses! At this time of year (May) the weather is perfect - a clear sunny day, the contrast of the white plains against the blue sky is amazing. It is a long drive,... More

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Bordeaux, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The way to the salt pan is very curvy but the view is amazing! It is located at 3450 masl so your ears can get blocked (think to bring some chewing-gum!) and you might get a bit dizzy (well, I did...). But when you arrive and you see all that extension of salt you can get speechless! There is an... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I unfortunately couldn't rent a car during my trip (sadly do not know how to drive manual, only automatic) so was forced to do a group tour of this area. Well... I'm sure it is fabulous, but I really wouldn't know based on my tour. It was by far the worst tour I've ever been on. I actually don't go... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The clear sky bule makes it more beautiful. Comission free. You can enter and walk on the lake as you like.

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Silver City, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

An interesting part of the Earth, the Salinas Grandes salt flats extend over a 300 square mile area and are located northwest of Purmamarca in the Province of Jujuy. This kind of terminal high desert dry lake or salt flat also known as a "playa" occurs when water containing salt and minerals invades a low area and eventually evaporates leaving... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It has been a stop on the way from San Antonio de los Cobres to Purmamarca. We got there after two solid hours (on a minibus driven as a 4x4 (it is a compliment) on a sandy track on the Puna high flat, the Salinas is located just before the road starts climbing to a 4170m Pass, and the sudden... More

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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It takes about three hours on an unpaved dirt road to go from San Antonio to Salinas Grandes. When someone tells you that you are taking the road alongside the train to the clouds, it sounds so exciting, but why do they forget to tell you it is unpaved and very rocky? A stunning natural phenomenon, these salt flats took... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Las Salinas Grandes is amazing. I traveled to Purmamarca by myself -- to get to Las Salinas Grandes, there are remises (private cars) that pick up passengers just off the main square in town. If you go in the morning, you'll find drivers looking to take people. My driver's name was Ignacio -- he hands out cards with his business... More

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