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A desert basin with no outlet often yields a great lake of salt. This large one is set in a surreal landscape. Other than the salt and the salt mining operations, there is not much else of interest here. But the natural wonder is impressive.
About a 1 hour drive from Purmamarca your find this great salt lake.
The drive on RP52 from Purmamarca will take you up and over the Lipan Slope with highest point at 4130 moh - it is a wounderful and breathtaking drive.
Salinas Grandes at...More
A mini version of the Salar de Uyuni the Salinas Grandes is a 1 hour drive from Pumamarca. On leaving Pumamarca you quickly gain height and the views of the winding roads amidst mountains are breathtaking. A small peek mid way exposes a carpeting of...More
Yes, difficult to get to, but worth the effort. Take a tour from Salta maybe. Out of this world scenery. Hire a guide to take you out on the flats. Learn how the salt is farmed. You cannot go out tomorrow n the flats in...More
It may be less impressive than biggest salt lakes in Bolivia and Chile, however it is worth the visit and you can do it with children and with a minimum habit to the altitude (Jama pass at 4170 m from Purmamarca). I warmly suggest to...More
We had a lot of trouble figuring out the best way to go to Salinas Grandes from Purmamarca on our trip in December 2018 (note: you can also go from the south, up from Salta, on more twisty roads though perhaps with a more dramatic...More
Very nice place to see, don't forget your sungalsses, it will be better for your eyes.
If you go with the bus it will cost you about 250-300 pesos, by taxi more, rent a car is ok too (per day I think is about 1500...More
We arrived after there had been heavy storms to see the flats covered in a shallow layer of water which reflectied the crystal blue sky. Quite stunning and almost blinding with the glare. Take sunglasses!
Well worth traveling for miles over the barren and bumpy...More