AROUND THE HEIGHTS: PURMAMARCA – FULL DAYfrom
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- Vacation Style Holiday TypeCharming, Classic, Family-friendly, Food - Wine, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Trekking, Trendy
- Activity Level Leisurely
- Group Size Medium Group
This excursion takes place Salinas Grandes is the denomination of a bordering salt of the Argentine provinces of Salta and Jujuy, located in the Altiplano, in the Argentine north. Distancing 66 km from Purmamarca and accessing through National Route 52, they extend over an area of 212 km² in the Jujuy department of Tumbaya and in the Salta province of La Poma, where the center of the salar is close to the coordinates 23 ° 38 ‘S 66 ° 05’W, at an average altitude of 3450 meters above sea level. Despite the high altitude, Salinas Grandes de Jujuy is practically the base level of an endorheic basin that continues northwards in the Laguna de Guayatayoc, a strongly salty and alkaline lagoon. To the south and east, these salt flats are separated from the Quebrada de Humahuaca – Province of Jujuy by the Sierra del Chañi – Province of Jujuy, while in the north and west their limits become more diffuse in the desert of the Puna Salty The origin of Salinas Grandes de Jujuy and Salta dates from an extensive period located temporarily between 5 and 10 million years ago. p. In such extended term the basin of this salt was covered with waters with great amount of salts coming from the volcanic activity. The gradual evaporation of such continental saline waters gave rise to this salt that has a crust whose average thickness is 30 cm.
– Regular tour departure everyday at 07.30am
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick up and Drop Off at your hotel;
- English Speaking guide.