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Salinas Grandes

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Salinas Grandes

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Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta
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Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta
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Salinas Grandes - From Jujuy
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Being able to observe closely the Cerro de los Siete Colores and take memorable photos, are the goal of every tourist that travels the Quebrada Humahuaqueña.<br><br>Thanks to the different sediments of Cretaceous origin, the Cerro gives the visitor a mixture of earth colors that are worthy of being photographed.
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Maureen S wrote a review Apr 2020
Darwin, Australia749 contributions107 helpful votes
We were fortunate that we were travelling in March so not as much traffic then. The journey from Purmamarca up the very winding road was breathtaking, loved the coloured mountains and the changing landscape. The Saltpans were enormous and so vividly white. Unfortunately, we only had a short time there and mainly stopped for photos and the toilet where you had to line up and pay. We were told to be very careful with the glare and had to wear sunglasses and a hat
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ohneVal wrote a review Mar 2020
Germany8 contributions2 helpful votes
Although the Salinas were impressive on their own, getting there proved much more fun than anything else. The landscape changes very quickly and delivers breathtaking views under nice weather. If you appreciate walking for a while in the middle of nowhere this is highly recommended if not you can still take a few funny pictures and keep driving!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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kesit0 wrote a review Feb 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina465 contributions79 helpful votes
Very nice place to visit, but unfortunately our tour operator only gave us 40 minutes to enjoy this wonderful place. This is THE place to take funny pis from the family, without using photoshop!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Federica T wrote a review Feb 2020
Salta, Argentina9 contributions3 helpful votes
It took some time to drive to Salinas Grandes from Jujuy, but it is totally worth. The landscape, also along the road, is spectacular! Just expect to drive slowly because of traffic and also altitude. There are little villages along the road, with local food, nice options to stop. July is a busy month, just be prepared.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jocelyn S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We chose to do this by organised tour and were pleased we did - it bucketed down rain and hail as we were leaving and on the stretch of straight road close to the Salt pans we encountered 2 local cars skidded off the road, one had rolled over. High protection sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, flipflops - walking on semi-dry salt crystals is hard on bare feet - are essential. Road up is a long series of dramatic hairpin bends and the first part of the drive has spectacular, coloured rock formations. If you think you might suffer from the high altitude (above 4000 metres) recommend coca leaves to park inside your mouth/cheeks and suck on (spit them out after a while and put in new ones) . Would have been nice to have longer at the Salinas but then we’d probably have been burnt to a crisp. Lunch stop at Purmamarca which has a very large local market, fun to browse although most stalls have similar products, plus a short, straight-up hike to the lookout point.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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