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$92.60 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.

$79 Day Trips & Excursions

Train to the Clouds Experience

Our round trip tour is a blend of bus and rail experiences on the way to San Antonio de los Cobres village, and allows insertion and sustainability of local indigenous communities in our actions, while we work as a link between them and the general visitors.Bus & Train OptionThe journey starts in the city of Salta at 7am departing on buses heading west following the old drover 'Toro Trail', which will allow travelers a closer view to the attractions of this colorful canyon and a different perception of the traditional railway system. On the way our tour guides promote photo stops in several railway viewpoints until you arrive in 'Alfacito'. This is a small picturesque hamlet where visitors are invited to an outdoor breakfast in an immersion experience in the cosmogony of local inhabitants.Going on the journey through this magical Andean region travelers get in direct contact with indigenous populations that succeeded in surviving in high plateaus in the upper Andes. Our adventure on the Train to the Clouds will start from 'San Antonio de los Cobres'. The train journey goes through landmarks like 'Termas de Pompeya', 'Toconadito', and' Mina Concordia' in order to reach the rail network's last stop: The famous 'Polvorilla' Viaduct. Back in 'San Antonio de los Cobres' tourists may interact and discover social nuances that are materialized in activities such as participating in ceramic workshops, handicraft market, and short lama caravan walks among others (not included). For the return we take the buses back through the national road 51, which suggests a stopover at 'Santa Rosa de Tastil', part of the 'Q’ Pac Ñam' (Inca trail), declared by Unesco Cultural World inheritance in 2014.Train Option only:This option includes only the Train to the Clouds ride from 'San Antonio de los Cobres' to the 'Polvorilla' Viaduct and back. No transfers included. Welcome to the Train to the Clouds. We invite you to enjoy this experience with your family and friends and make an unforgettable trip, which will surely be one of those magical moments that remains in your memories, making Salta your favorite place in the world!ItineraryBusDeparture 7:00 am Salta - Arrival 7:35 am Quijano Departure 7:55 am Quijano - Arrival 8:05 am V. ToroDeparture 8:25 am V. Toro - Arrival 9:45 am AlfarcitoDeparture 10:30 am Alfarcito - 11:45 am San Antonio de los CobresTrainDeparture 12:00 pm San Antonio de los Cobres - Arrival 1:00 pm V. La Polvorilla Departure 1:30 pm V. La Polovorilla - Arrival 3:00 pm San Antonio de los CobresBusDeparture 4:15 pm San Antonio de los Cobres - Arrival 5:30 pm TastilDeparture 6:00 pm Tastil - Arrival 8:00 pm Salta

$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.

$146 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.

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