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Salinas Grandes

Address: Jujuy, Argentina
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Type: Deserts, Outdoors
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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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230 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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55 reviews 55 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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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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
80 helpful votes 80 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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