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$109 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Salt Flats Tour from Salta

Start with a pick up from your centrally-located Salta hotel around 7 am. You'll leave the city heading towards the Tastil Ruins and arrive in San Antonio de Los Cobres, a small village in the Puna region, where you'll stop to have lunch and explore.Continue the trip along the famous scenic Route No 40, crossing one of the most scenic desert regions in Argentina, before arriving at Salinas Grandes (The Great Salt Flat). The immensity of the area and the white, shiny, salt invites you to relax and take good pictures. After exploring the salt flats, continue down the Lipán Cliff and finally arrive at Purmamarca, one of the typical towns of Humahuaca Gorge, offering incredible views of the Seven Colours Hill. You'll return to Salta after a brief visit to San Salvador de Jujuy.

$525 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-day Train to the Clouds, Salinas Grandes, and Humahuaca tour

Day 01: Train to the Clouds and Vuelta a las Alturas (Quebrada del Toro and Salinas Grandes)The tour begins with the pick up at 6.30am from your hotel located in downtown Salta. Our professional guide will pick us up in a 4x4 vehicle which will allow us to enter places that we could not visit with a bus. When leaving the City of Salta, the route will be parallel to the train tracks of the Train to the Clouds, through the Quebrada del Toro where the landscape is a transition between thick vegetation and the appearance of the first cardones.Around 11.40am, we will arrive at San Antonio de los Cobres, a town that is at the foot of the Velvet Mountain. We will go to the train station and embark on the emblematic Train to the Clouds. At 12 noon we will leave and start the journey that we were all waiting for. The landscapes that we can observe from the train will be unforgettable.The train at its 35km per hour allows you to contemplate, photograph and experience the beauty of nature, stillness and immensity. On board is offered bar service, postal service and merchandising.About 13 hours we will arrive to the Viaduct of Polvorilla, the most recognized image of this trip. Here we will uncover for 30 minutes to be able to tour the place and take incredible photos.We get back on the train and start the return to San Antonio de los Cobres, arriving at the station at about 2:45pm. Here we will have free time where we can tour the town and have lunch. Once back in the vehicle, we will cross Route 40 until we reach the Salinas Grandes, right on the border between Salta and Jujuy. This salt flat extends over an area of  212 sq km and forms a unique and unforgettable landscape. Next we will begin the descent by the Cuesta de Lipán where condors and typical fauna of the place are usually seen; And near 5pm, we will arrive at the typical town of Purmamarca.NIGHT IN PURMAMARCA (Accommodation not included). Day 02: Purmamarca and Quebrada de HumahuacaWe will continue our trip at 10.30am, touring with our guide the renowned town of Purmamarca, paying special attention to the Cerro de los Siete Colores. Then we will pass by the Hornet Post, continuing towards the town of Tilcara. We will continue to Huacalera, passing through the Tropic of Capricorn, from where you can see the colors of the hill called the Pollera de la Colla.We will arrive to Humahuaca with its important Cathedral and the Independence Monument (El Indio), of this town its narrow and cobbled streets, worthy of walking on foot, with its low houses of adobe conserving its historical physiognomy.Here we will have free time to have lunch, then start our return, passing through the city of San Salvador de Jujuy, where we will visit the Hall of the Flag and the Cathedral Church.  We will return to the city of Salta by the route arriving at around 7pm.

$120 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day San Antonio, Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca from Salta

The depart is from Salta in the morning, then head to San Antonio de Los Cobres, Salinas Grandes, and Purmamarca. Along the way you will stop at different points on the road to San Antonio, visiting ruins de Tastil and stops for beautiful landscapes along the road.You will have time to visit the town of San Antonio and to lunch there. Then continue the trip through route 40 until arriving at the beautifully unique Salinas Grandes salt flats. Rest about 45 minutes in Salinas and then continue the adventure to Purmamarca going through route 52 passing the spectacular Cuesta del Lipan, Saladillo, Potrerillo (4140 sea level) until getting to Purmamarca featuring Seven Colors Hills and one of the biggest crafts markets.After Purmamarca, return to Salta through route 9/34.

$179 Cultural & Theme Tours

Salinas Grandes via San Antonio de los Cobres

The trip departs early in the morning following tracks of the famous Train of the Clouds through the colorful Quebrada del Toro spectacular scenic beauty where we see the mutation of nature as we climb up to over 4,000 m.s.n.m. Then we continue trip to Santa Rosa de Tastil to visit the pre-Inca ruins of Tastil where we will walk about half an hour and then continue trip to San Antonio de Los Cobres ( 3,776 m). After lunch in San Antonio de los Cobres , we take the ex National Route 40 to the north and after about an hour reach Salinas Grandes in Jujuy province where we visit the salar . Then we descend the impressive Cuesta de Lipan , reaching the maximum height of the trip: 4,170 meters to lead to Purmamarca on the evening, framed by the Seven Color Hill. Walking tour of the village and its traditional market and return to Salta

$1500 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tolar Grande Private Tour

Day 1: Salta – Quebrada del Toro – Tolar Grande Travel time: 8 hours approximately Early in the morning begin your journey to Puna. On your way, you will follow the path of the Tren a las Nubes, following the famous Quebrada del Toro route. At noon, you will make a quick stop at San Antonio de los Cobres, where you will have lunch (at own expense) After this small break, you will enter a completely new region, full of contrasts "El Altiplano". Here, time seems to have stopped for good. In the afternoon you will get to Tolar Grande, where peace and quiet is everywhere, waiting for you.Night in Tolar Grande.Day 2: Cono de Arita – Ojos de Mar Travel time: 3 hours This day you will go into the desert, visiting the humongous Salar de Arizaro and the Cono de Arita. Along the way, colors and landscapes will constantly change. You will see an endless color palette, that changes with the sunlight. This place is guaranteed to leave you breathless.In the afternoon, you will go to Ojos del Mar, an oasis in the middle of the desert that stands out in this arid area. All this great natural beauty is being framed by the Andes Mountain Range, with its high volcano's such as Llullaillaco, Socompa, Guanaquero.Night in Tolar Grande Day 3: Tolar Grande – San Antonio de los Cobres – Salta Travel time: 7 hours approximately In the morning you will start heading back to Salta.  Even though you will travel through the same route as you did on your way there, it will seem like completely different scenery, since the sunlight and the perspective change. At noon, you will have lunch in San Antonio de los Cobres (at own expense). You will have a little time to relax and prepare yourselves to keep on discovering things. In the afternoon you will arrive in Salta, where your tour will conclude.

$196 Outdoor Activities

Safari to the Clouds Tour of Northwest Argentina from Salta

The tour departs from a designated meeting point (address will be provided after booking) at 06:15 am. You will go on a journey through three different areas, allowing you an opportunity to get to know the best of this remote region in just one day. Start the trip by exploring the "Road to the Clouds," which follows the famous railway track of the "Train to the Clouds" through the “Quebrada del Toro” (Bull’s Gorge) up to San Antonio de los Cobres. You'll continue through the Puna, along Route No 40, up to “Salinas Grandes,” the famous salt lakes of Jujuy. Finish the trip by traveling downhill to the picturesque village of Purmamarca, at the base of the well-known "Mount of the Seven Colors." Your circuit route ends back in Salta.Food and beverages are included and will be served during throughout the day.