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Travel Agents organize the trip run by one tour company. So it doesn't matter which agent you choose, they use the same operator.
Anyway, I was picked up at my hotel, we did loops of Salta picking up other passengers. You've got to say this...More
Visiting the Salt Flats was definetly the highlight of my recent trip to Salta & Jujuy.
The place is a natural gem and it makes you feels "out of this world".
One of the things I enjoyed the most was the complete silence and the...More
The Salinas Grandes is truly an amazing sight to behold and even more amazing is the landscape over the mountains from Purmamarca to get there. At 4200 meters at the top, the air is pure and your photos will be spectacular. Watch for families of...More
Our guide drive us over a beautiful mountain pass to reach the salt flats. It was quite interesting to hear our guide describe how the salt is harvested and how the flats were formed so many millions of years ago. There is a small building...More
Fairly epic salt flats. Not as vast as the ones at Uyuni in Bolivia, but an amazing drive up from Purmamarca and virtually no tourists make it quite special. You can’t drive on the salt flats with a rental car, though the road goes through...More
Once you ascend to 4200 metres and cross the mountain top your are greeted across the ridge by the Salinas grandes shimmering white in the distance. A descent down the mountain though some stunning scenery will takje you to the salt flats.
On arrival it...More
Nothing has impressed me more than the vast, flat, white landscape that make up the Salinas Grande. We rented a car and went a little further than the 'touristic stop' and we could enjoy this incredible beauty at around 4000m above sea level without any...More
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From the city of Salta it takes around 3 to 4 hours to get to the Salinas. I recommend you to check with your hotel the road conditions as sometimes they become blocked due to heavy rain or some rock crumbling by the... More
From the city of Salta it takes around 3 to 4 hours to get to the Salinas. I recommend you to check with your hotel the road conditions as sometimes they become blocked due to heavy rain or some rock crumbling by the road. The way up there is generally safe and you will surely not be the only ones on that route, I don't mean it will be crowded at all but you won't be alone if anything were to happen ;).
You wanna make sure to bring good sun protection as the sun will be radiating from all directions, reflecting on the very white salt deposits.The weather is generally good there as it's a dry area and you will be above the bottom layer of clouds, so I wouldn't worry about it! One thing, it's better to go there early, because if there are some clouds around, in the late afternoon (5 pm, 6 pm), they are going to go uphill and visibility might be bad. This happened to us and we had to wait a bit until it cleared out.
The way there is incredibly beautiful, you can visit very pretty towns as well (like Purmamarca, Tilcara) loaded of regional culture, and if you're lucky you can see some wild alpacas running around!