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Review of Salinas Grandes

Salinas Grandes
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Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca and...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Although I never made it to the REAL salt flats in Bolivia this was great! A lot cheaper and a lot shorter of a trip and I am happy with my decision of choosing this instead of Bolivia. I got some great photos and saw what I needed to see. A must see and it is only a half day adventure so just do it!

2  Thank Lmahin
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Definitively, you should get to the Salinas Grandes.
Not only they are impressive by themselves, but the road there is also impressive. Either going up through the Cuesta de Lipán, or either going via San Antonio de los Cobres, the road is an added bonus to this terrific place.
Be sure to take your sunglasses!!

2  Thank QuequeS
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We spent a day with Humberto of Vantage Tours in Salta. The trip went up through the Tastil ruins, paralleling the "train to the clouds" route for a while, stopped for lunch at San Antonio de Los Cobres for a llama stew lunch. The salt flats were still wet from recent rains, but you could walk out.

Trucks shoveled piles of salt and the sky reflected in the shallows of the pools. You're at 13,000 feet and you'd better wear sunscreen with the reflection off the salt. Salt workers suffer from both skin cancer and blindness, retiring at 55 (if they're still alive), so count your blessings that you're just visiting. As you leave you'll see vicuñas, llamas, and wild burros.

Try coca leaves for altitude sickness, and consider Dramamine if long stretches of curving roads bother you. And bring cold water to drink, and Kleenex for bathroom stops.

2  Thank TNTGL
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

A wonderful place to visit...beautiful colors in a natural landscape. We had a wonderful tour with our excellent tour guide Umberto who works for Vantage tours. We learned about the geography, natural history, past political and cultural history and present history of Salinas, Jujoy and Saltz. Worth the excursion for our tour guide's sense of humor alone.

1  Thank Caroline G
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

The landscape is really great, you feel that you are not in this world.... it is just hard and long the road to reach this place but in the overall in good conditions. it really worths the visit! With sunglasses and a hat ( it is 3.600mts)!

2  Thank chiacchie
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