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Salinas Grandes

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Address: Argentina
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$65*
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Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca and More from Salta
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Full Day Trip to Salinas Grandes Salt Fields from Salta
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Full-Day Tour to Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca

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Blue sky and beautiful salt desert.

If you go, make sure to go when the sky is clear. Pictures don't do this place justice. Must see, if you are in Jujuy. Totally worth the drive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
Oskar J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

If you go, make sure to go when the sky is clear. Pictures don't do this place justice. Must see, if you are in Jujuy. Totally worth the drive.

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Awesome salt flats on a plateau high in the Andes foothills. Unless you've got a 4x4 or a dirt bike, get there from the Purmamarca direction via paved roads rather than on the teeth rattling dirt track from San Antonio de los Cobres. Once at the salt flats, there's a place to stop (don't use the bathroom facilities - let's... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

65 km away from Purmamarca. First 20 km is fine. Road is well paved. Next 20 km or so are switchbacks. Not so bad. Sections of the road were unpaved. Going up is harder on the car then coming down. One truck had a rock hit its gas tank, so it leaked and had to pull over and wait for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

About an hour away from the town of Purmamarca, you'll find Salinas Grandes, a salt flat. To get there you'll go through lots of curves up a hill, but the scenery is stunning and it's very much worth it. When you get there you can either chill and take pictures by the entrance (next to the llama) or go by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Staying in Tilcara in Jujuy, we took a car trip to the Salinas Grandes. The drive was fabulous, up a winding road through beautiful scenery. There was very little traffic on the road except for very large car transporters bringing cars from Chile to Paraguay. We reached a height of 4300 meters. The weather was ideal. When we got to... More 

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

My wife & I drove by car from Purmamarca up Route RN-52 and over the summit of Cuesta de Lipan and over towards Chile where there is a vast area of salt flats- the Salinas Grandes. Whilst seeing the salt flats was good, we liked the journey even more, with varied coloured mountains, Guanacos at lower levels and Vicunas and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

do not miss going to the salinas. the trip is fascinating, the sights are breathtaking and the experience is worth the inconvenience of height. on the way you travel at 4300 m above sea level, and that can be an inconvenient for anyone with a heart or pulmonary disease. Check with your physician before planning the trip, It is really... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

I think it is worth going to. Got some really nice pictures, got covered in salt what more could you want?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Just go. You won't regret it. Bring something warm to wear, sunglasses and sunscreen... just in case. The weather conditions vary. Just go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We did not see the Bolivian Salt Flats yet but we did see some others through the years. Safe to say that these ones are brilliant! Its the combination of the trip from Purmamarca and the flats that make this trip a true gem. Once you are there you are obliged to take a "guided" tour for 200 pesos per... More 

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