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Tolar Grande Private Tour

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Tolar Grande Private Tour
From $1,500.00
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Tolar Grande Private Tour
From $1,500.00
Venture into the little-known region, the Altiplano on this private 3-day tour. Your group of no more than 3 will explore magical landscapes, humongous volcano's, and small towns with a private driver/guide.  Travel by private vehicle and visit Salar de Arizaro, Cono de Arita, and Ojos del Mar.
What to Expect
Day 1: Salta – Quebrada del Toro – Tolar Grande
Travel time: 8 hours approximately

Early in the morning begin your journey to Puna. On your way, you will follow the path of the Tren a las Nubes, following the famous Quebrada del Toro route. At noon, you will make a quick stop at San Antonio de los Cobres, where you will have lunch (at own expense) After this small break, you will enter a completely new region, full of contrasts "El Altiplano". Here, time seems to have stopped for good. In the afternoon you will get to Tolar Grande, where peace and quiet is everywhere, waiting for you.

Night in Tolar Grande.

Day 2: Cono de Arita – Ojos de Mar
Travel time: 3 hours

This day you will go into the desert, visiting the humongous Salar de Arizaro and the Cono de Arita. Along the way, colors and landscapes will constantly change. You will see an endless color palette, that changes with the sunlight. This place is guaranteed to leave you breathless.

In the afternoon, you will go to Ojos del Mar, an oasis in the middle of the desert that stands out in this arid area. All this great natural beauty is being framed by the Andes Mountain Range, with its high volcano's such as Llullaillaco, Socompa, Guanaquero.

Night in Tolar Grande

Day 3: Tolar Grande – San Antonio de los Cobres – Salta
Travel time: 7 hours approximately

In the morning you will start heading back to Salta.  Even though you will travel through the same route as you did on your way there, it will seem like completely different scenery, since the sunlight and the perspective change.

At noon, you will have lunch in San Antonio de los Cobres (at own expense). You will have a little time to relax and prepare yourselves to keep on discovering things. In the afternoon you will arrive in Salta, where your tour will conclude.
Reviews (5)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed November 30, 2017
Great 1 day tour of the bodegas in Cafayate

I had only one day to visit some winemakers in Cafayate starting from Salta (3h drive, 6h in one day!). I contacted Andes Challenge 3 days in advance and they still managed to organise a perfect tour. The guide was extremely friendly but highly professional...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SimonSips
Reviewed September 6, 2014
Way overdue, but DESERVING review.

My girlfriend and I spent 3 full days in Salta, two of them with Santi form Andes Challenge. Not enough can be said about Santi and the Andes Challenge. First things first, these guys take pride in their native Salta, and it is purely evident,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
8  Thank Fellone3
Reviewed November 2, 2012
Sillon del Inca - condorspotting!

We booked the Sillon del Inca tour purely based on reviews from others on this website and definitely did the right thing. Far away from crowded Buenos Aires this hike will give your holiday an extra dimension and a fair chance of seeing condors. We...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Maarten P
Reviewed August 24, 2012
Incredibly Memorable Experience

My family hired Andes Challenge for 3 days and had one of the most memorable experiences. We visited Cachi, Cafayete and other surrounding ares, and participated in a number of different activities (rafting, biking, hiking..). Both the guides, who are from Salta, were extremely knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Zoe C
Reviewed July 25, 2012
Spectacular Experience: Visually Stunning, Fun, and Informative

This is one of the most remarkable experiences we have had as a family and I recommend this to anyone, not just families. Please read on so you can understand how unique this was for our family. The tours by Andes Challenge can apparently be...More

Date of experience: July 2012
2  Thank LAM1
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