CARAVANA DE LLAMAS: SALT FLAT – HALF DAY
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Charming, Classic, Climbing, Family-friendly, Forest, GROUP DEPARTURES, Hiking, Lake, Mountain, Quiet, Rural, Salt Flat, Sports, Trekking, Trendy, Walking Tour, Wild Life
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Pozo Colorado is a beautiful place with a small village located in the East border of Salinas Grandes. Its 200 inhabitants (native community) base their production activity mainly in extracting salt and breeding the most famous animal in our province: “the llamas”. The native community is currently working to recover its cultural heritage: spinning and weaving llama wool; carving laja stones; manufacturing salt stones crafts; and, recently, along with Caravana de Llamas, using the llama as pack animal.
During the car trip towards the town of Pozo Colorado we can enjoy the spectacular landscape of “Cuesta de Lipán”, observing vicuñas and guanacos (south American wild camelids). When we arrive to Pozo Colorado we prepare the llamas for the expedition and we begin the llama trekking that lasts about and hour and a half. We penetrate the salt surface, we visit the salt extraction spots and then we have lunch. After a well-deserved rest, we return to the community to end the journey.
Highest altitude: 3500 meters a.s.l.
It does not include: Transfer to Pozo Colorado (we offer connections with local taxis).
-Regular tour departs everyday at 11.00 am from meeting point: Pozo Colorado (near Salinas Grandes). (Notice that In January and February it migth rain)
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
This tour begins in Pozo Colorado, at the eastern border of the Salt Flats, where we work together with Santiago Lamas of the community of Pozo Colorado in the context of rural tourism. The transfer to Pozo Colorado is not included. You can go by private car (see map in PDF that can be download below) or in remis / taxi (we can hire them for you, with previous notice).
We recommend bringing hat, jacket, trekking shoes and sunscreen.
- Spanish Speaking guide from the community (English Speaking Guide with extra cost);
- Full lunch with quality wine (regional picnic);
- Water during the walk.
- Transfer to Pozo Colorado (we offer connections with local taxis);