AROUND THE HEIGHTS: SALINAS GRANDES – FULL DAY
Holiday TypeAdventure, Budget, Charming, Classic, Local People, Mountain, Photograph, Quiet, Romantic, Rural, Salt Flat, Sports, Trekking, Wild Life
Activity Level Moderate
Salinas Grandes is the denomination of a bordering salt of the Argentinian provinces of Salta and Jujuy, located in the Altiplano, in the Argentinian north, at an average altitude of 3450 masl. Its origin dates from an extensive period located temporarily between 5 and 10 million years ago. 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.
The trip begins in Salta towards the Tastil Ruins arriving to San Antonio de los Cobres, after a two hours stop for lunch and a short visit the town. We continue our trip along Route 40 crossing one of the most desertic areas of our country. Soon, and already in the province of Jujuy, we arrive to Salinas Grandes (The Great Salt Flat), where the inmensity of the area, the white shiny salt invites you to relax and take good shots. We continue down the Lipán Cliff where we can see some Condores flying around. Then we arrive to Purmamarca, one of the typical towns of Humahuaca Gorge with its Seven Colors Hill and the enchantment of the small houses. We return to Salta by highway.
Duration: approx. 7 hours.
-Regular tour departs everyday.
-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.