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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed January 13, 2019

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Butterflies22
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vidhusagar
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FriendoftheBear
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Incredible place Salinas Grandes, if you visit Jujuy and you have never visited a Salinas, this is a good opportunity to know one. You can make great pics. Don’t miss them.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Taisa A
Reviewed August 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Banda D
Reviewed August 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

So beautiful, our kids loved it too. You can hire a guide to drive on the salt flats with you but we found that just walking was enough for us.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Vaida_MT
Reviewed May 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mariana R
Reviewed March 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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