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Salinas Grandes

Address: Jujuy, Argentina
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Type: Deserts, Nature & Parks
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The scenery in the northwest is characterized by contrasts and these huge salt flats provide a completely unique landscape which is well worth a visit. The vastness and endless views of the flats offers fun photo opportunities, playing with the visual perspective. To get there you will drive up the Cuesta de Lipan which is a top attraction itself, with... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We took a day-trip in our rental car from our base in Tilcara to Salinas Grandes. On the way home, we stopped in Purmamarca. Tilcara is a sweet little town with plenty of sleeping options and is central to many sights. To get to Salinas Grandes, you drive up and up into the Andes to the salt flats that are... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Awesome view, feels like walking on another planet. I have felt the altitude sickness though, and bringing sunglasses is a must!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We took a 14hours trip here from salta, via s Antonio de los cobres. It was a long trip but definitely worth it, not just for the salinas but also for the Andean scenery we enjoyed on the way there. There is an alternative trip via purmamarca that some tour operators will propose. It is slightly cheaper and saves you... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We decided on a day trip to Salinas Grandes during our visit to Salta and were very happy with the experience over all. If you don’t have your own transport, then you are tied to the options available through the tour agencies, so we were prepared for a longer day than we would have preferred. We talked to a few... More 

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San Francisco
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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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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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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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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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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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