Welcome to Salinas Grandes


The salinas are impressive, and make a terrific all-natural green screen if you care to stage hilarious photo shoots for your Instagram feed. However, the otherworldly salares of southwestern Bolivia are even better, and if you’re heading that way (or have already been), you might prioritize other attractions.


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Full-Day Salt Flats Tour from Salta

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tangol, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaStart with a pick up from your centrally-located Salta hotel around 7 am. Stop At: San Antonio de los Cobres, San Antonio de los Cobres, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaYou'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.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Salinas Grandes, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaContinue 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.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: San Salvador de Jujuy, San Salvador de Jujuy, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou'll return to Salta after a brief visit to San Salvador de Jujuy.Duration: 4 hours

$1900 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Northern Argentina: Iguazu and Salta 13 days

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival al Buenos Aires, transfer to the apartment and free dayStop At: Palermo Hollywood HouseYou will arrive at the city of Buenos Aires and will be transferred to an apartment in the neighborhood of Palermo. Your local correspondent will welcome you and some recommendations to make the most of the neighborhood and local cuisine with your family.Afternoon and free night.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting Bosques de Palermo - Floralis Generica - Japanese Garden - Botanical Garden - National Museum of Fine Arts - Museum of Decorative Art - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Recoleta Cultural Center - Recoleta CemeteryDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: You will spend the night in an apartment in Palermo.Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour: Historic centre and Southern Neighborhoods (La Boca)Stop At: San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal DistrictA specialist in History and Architecture of the city will accompany you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, passing through mythical places such as the Plaza de Mayo and the Cabildo, and then you will arrive at the neighborhood of La Boca and its famous Caminito street. They will have the impression of reliving the past and discover the old houses built by immigrants. Free evening to explore the city.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: You will spend the night in an apartment in Palermo.Day 3: Flight to Salta, transfer to the hotel and free day/nightStop At: Salta, CapitalTransfer to the airport to take a plane to Salta. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can rent a car.Afternoon and free night to explore the city.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest a tour of the historic center, the Cabildo, the Cathedral and its baroque style, the Convent of San Bernardo and the Church of San Francisco (with its appearance of the colonial past of the city), San Bernardo Hill  and the High Mountain Archaeological Museum (MAAM).  At night, we recommend you visit some of the famous peñas (traditional tavern) where you can taste some tasty empanadas, roast and a rich wine to the rhythm of northern folklore.Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) hotel standar selected. Day 4: Jujuy: Quebrada de Humahuaca and PurmamarcaStop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaDrive through the legendary route 9 to the province of Jujuy. You will have the opportunity to know the beginning of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and you will arrive at Purmamarca, house of the famous Hill of the 7 colors, where you will spend the night.Recommendation: In the afternoon, you can take the route towards the Salinas Grandes, a salt desert located at more than 1,400 meters above sea level.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) hotel standar selected. Day 5: Discovering the Quebrada de Humahuaca: Tilcara and Humahuaca ValleysStop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou will drive to the town of Tilcara and go for a walk through the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Along the walk, with the company of llamas, who will carry the picnic on their back. You will go up to Punta Corral where you will appreciate a magnificent view of the valleys of Humahuaca. Here you can enjoy the picnic to recover your strength and then walk to the town of Tilcara.Duration: The tour lasts 5 hours.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) hotel standar selected.Day 6: Welcome to Hornaditas: Rural Community (Lamas Family)Stop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou will take the road to the small town of Hornaditas, where your hosts will receive you with a traditional meal. You will meet your host family and share daily and rural activities with them: the preparation of typical foods, goat cheese, natural medicinal creams. You will spend the night at the hosts' house.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: You will spend the night at the hosts' house in the community of Hornaditas.Day 7: Exchange cultural experience at a rural community (Lamas Family)Stop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou will share a new day of immersion with their hosts, have breakfast together and participate in the preparation of the meal. All the family will put their hands in the dough to prepare some delicious empanadas. Then, you will go for a walk through the Humahuaca Valley to discover the old cemetery or visit the famous Inca cave.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: You will spend the night at the hosts' house in the community of Hornaditas.Day 8: Flight to Puerto Iguazú, transfer to the hotel and free dayStop At: Puerto Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Province of Misiones, LitoralAfter breakfast, you will go to Salta airport and you will leave your rental car. Then you will leave for the Northeast of Argentina and will go to Puerto Iguazú.Free afternoon.Recommendation: In the afternoon, we suggest visiting the animal shelter of Güra Oga, located 5 km from the city on the way to the National Park. This place is a veterinary clinic and rehabilitation center for injured wild animals. You can make a detour to the birdhouse of the hummingbirds: "The garden of the hummingbirds". At 1km to the west there is a craft market or you can visit the point of view of the 3 borders between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) hotel standar selected. Day 9: Iguazu National Park: Touring and navigation the Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)Stop At: Iguazu Falls, Iguazu National Park, Province of Misiones, LitoralYou will discover the famous Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side. After walking along the numerous footbridges and appreciating the different views, you will sailing at the foot of the falls.Return to Puerto Iguazú to spend the night.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) hotel standar selected. Day 10: Touring the Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side) and Bird ParkStop At: Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, State of ParanaToday you will go to the Iguazú National Park, to discover the impressive views of the waterfalls of Brazil. After the visit, the hiker will take you to the Bird Park to explore the trails of the 5 large aviaries, the flora and fauna of the jungle.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) hotel standar selected. Day 11: Ecoturism experience in Andresitos (day and night tour in the jungle)Stop At: Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, State of ParanaYou will wake up with your family in the middle of the jungle and enjoy this wonderful place where you can walk and canoe with your naturalist guide who will share the secrets of the forest, the best trails and birds of all colors.At night, the more adventurous can go out for a night walk with a guide to observe owls and other nocturnal animals.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: An eco turism lodge in the middle of the jungle in Andresitos.Day 12: Flight to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and day freeStop At: Palermo Hollywood HouseAfter breakfast, you will leave for the airport of Puerto Iguazú to take your flight back to Buenos Aires. You will be transferred to your hotel in the city.Day and night free.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 13: End of the trip. Transfer to the airportStop At: Ezeiza International AirportLast hours in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the international airport according to the schedule of your flight.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1900 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

North of Argentina 2 weeks

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to Argentina: Arrival to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and free dayStop At: Ezeiza International AirportYou will arrive at the city of Buenos Aires and will be transferred to an apartment in the neighborhood of Palermo. Your local correspondent will welcome you and some recommendations to make the most of the neighborhood and local cuisine with your family.Afternoon and free night.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest visiting Bosques de Palermo - Floralis Generica - Japanese Garden - Botanical Garden - National Museum of Fine Arts - Museum of Decorative Art - Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) - Recoleta Cultural Center - Recoleta CemeteryDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour: Historic center and Southern Neighborhoods Stop At: Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandA specialist in History and Architecture of the city will accompany you to discover the hidden treasures of the city, passing through mythical places such as the Plaza de Mayo and the Cabildo, and then you will arrive at the neighborhood of La Boca and its famous Caminito street. You will have the impression of reliving the past and discover the old houses built by immigrants.Free evening to explore the city.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 3: Flight to Salta, transfer to the hotel and free day Stop At: Salta Cabildo, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaTransfer to the airport to take a plane to Salta. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can rent a car.Afternoon and free night to explore the city.Recommendation: In the afternoon we suggest a tour of the historic center, the Cabildo, the Cathedral and its baroque style, the Convent of San Bernardo and the Church of San Francisco (with its appearance of the colonial past of the city), San Bernardo Hill  and the High Mountain Archaeological Museum (MAAM).  At night, we recommend you visit some of the famous peñas (traditional tavern) where you can taste some tasty empanadas, roast and a rich wine to the rhythm of northern folklore.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 4: Jujuy: Discovering the Quebrada de Humahuaca and PurmamarcaStop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou will drive through the legendary route 9 to the province of Jujuy. You will have the opportunity to know the beginning of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and you will arrive at Purmamarca, a very traditional town that is at the foot of the famous Hill of the 7 colors, where you will spend the night.Recommendation: In the afternoon, you can take the route towards the Salinas Grandes, a salt desert located at more than 1,400 meters above sea level.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 5: Touring the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Punta Corral and HumahuacaStop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou will drive to the town of Tilcara and will go for a walk through the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Along the walk, with the be company of llamas, who will carry the picnic on their back. You will go up to Punta Corral where you will appreciate a magnificent view of the valleys of Humahuaca. Here you can enjoy the picnic to recover your strength and then walk to the town of Tilcara.Duration: The tour lasts 5 hours.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 6: Rural community of natives in Hornaditas: Exchange cultura experienceStop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou will take the road to the small town of Hornaditas, where your hosts will receive you with a traditional meal. You will share daily and rural activities with them: the preparation of typical foods, goat cheese, natural medicinal creams and walks around the community.You will spend the night at their hosts' house.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: You will spend the night in the house of a family from the native community of Hornaditas.Day 7: Rural community of natives in Hornaditas: Exchange cultura experienceStop At: Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaYou will share a new day of immersion with their hosts, have breakfast together and participate in the preparation of the meal. All the family will put their hands in the dough to prepare some delicious empanadas. Then, you will go for a walk through the Humahuaca Valley to discover the old cemetery or visit the famous Inca cave.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 8: Flight to Puerto Iguazú, transfer to the hotel and free dayStop At: Puerto Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu, Province of Misiones, LitoralAfter breakfast, you will go to Salta airport and you will leave your rental car. You will take a flight to the jungle of Puerto Iguazú.Free afternoon.Recommendation: In the afternoon, we suggest visiting the animal shelter of Güra Oga, located 5 km from the city on the way to the National Park. This place is a veterinary clinic and rehabilitation center for injured wild animals. You can make a detour to the birdhouse of the hummingbirds: "The garden of the hummingbirds". At 1km to the west there is a craft market or you can visit the point of view of the 3 borders between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 9: Iguazu National Park: Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)Stop At: Iguazu Falls, Iguazu National Park, Province of Misiones, LitoralYou will discover the famous Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side. After walking along the numerous footbridges and appreciating the different views, you can approach them by navigating under the falls.Return to Puerto Iguazú to spend the night.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 10: Iguazu National Park: Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side) and Bird ParkStop At: Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, State of ParanaToday you will go to the Iguazú National Park, to discover the impressive views of the waterfalls of Brazil. After the visit, the hiker will take you to the Bird Park to explore the trails of the 5 large aviaries, the flora and fauna of the jungle.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 11: Ecoturism experience in Andresitos: Day and night tour in the jungleStop At: Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, State of ParanaYou will wake up with your family in the middle of the jungle and enjoy this wonderful place where you can walk and canoe with your naturalist guide who will share the secrets of the forest, the best trails and birds of all colors.At night, the more adventurous can go out for a night walk with a guide to observe owls and other nocturnal animals.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 12: Flight to Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and day/night freeStop At: Palermo Hollywood HouseAfter breakfast, you will leave for the airport of Puerto Iguazú to take your flight back to Buenos Aires. You will be transferred to your hotel in the city.Day and night free.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: A 3 (*) standar hotel selected.Day 13: End of the trip. Transfer to the airportStop At: Ezeiza International AirportLast hours in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the international airport according to the schedule of your flight.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$89 Day Trips & Excursions

SALINAS, PURMAMARCA AND HUMAHUACA 2 DAYS TOUR

ItineraryDay 1: Salta - San Antonio - Salinas Grandes - PurmamarcaStop At: San Antonio de los Cobres, San Antonio de los Cobres, Province of Salta, Northern ArgentinaFree Time for LunchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Salinas Grandes, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaVist for the SalarDuration: 1 hourStop At: Cabildo de Purmamarca, Purmamarca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaVisit for the Town and the 7 Colours Hill (Overnigth)Duration: 14 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Purmamarca - Tilcara - Humahuaca - Salta CapitalStop At: Pucara de Tilcara, Tilcara, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaVisit for the Inca RuinsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Cabildo de Humahuaca, Humahuaca, Province of Jujuy, Northern ArgentinaFree Time for Lunch - Visit for the TownDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$200 Day Trips & Excursions

4 Days 4 full Excursions Promotion

Each excursion included  is a full day tour. They start a 6:30am and return at 07:00pm approximatlely. In every excursion you will have many stops along the road entering in the main atracctions and towns in order to have a complete tour. We include water and snaks (candys and argentine alfajor) along the trip. Lunch is not included, you are free to chose the restaurant. You will have enouhg time to lunch and visit the towns. CAFAYATE: Enjoy one of the most spectacular ravines of our land, Quebrada de las Conchas, together with the best wines of Cafayate. The journey begins towards the south of the province, where we will visit the historic villages of the Lerma Valley. Then, we will head for the Quebrada de las Conchas, where the wind and water eroded the mountains, giving strange shapes, such as El Amphitheater, Devil's Throat and Los Castillos, among others. In Cafayate you will have the possibility to visit wineries, with tastings of the best wines of the area, among them the Torrontés. After lunch you will undertake the return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas and the Lerma Valley.SALINAS GRANDESWith this tour you will see Purmamarca, mountain of the 7 colors and the Salinas, all in one day! The route begins towards Quebrada de Humahuaca, passing through the villages of Yala, Volcán and Tumbaya until arriving at the magical town of Purmamarca. Here, you can see the Cerro de los Siete Colores, the artisan market and stroll through the narrow streets. Then you will ascend the Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, Abra de Potrerillos, until you reach 4,150 meters above sea level. You will also be able to appreciate the blue volcanoes of the Salinas Grandes and great amount of fauna of the region. When you return, you will make another stop in Purmamarca, a 40-minute walk through the Colorados, free time for lunch and return to Salta.HUMAHUACA:Enjoy an adventure that will take you through unique landscapes and villages, for its beauty and its people. Departing from Salta, you will be able to visit the most impressive places of northern Argentina such as Purmamarca, Cerro de los Siete Colores, Maimará, La Paleta del Pintor, visit to Pucará de Tilcara, Uquía, Tropic of Capricorn and Humahuaca.CACHI:Enjoy this excursion where you can get to know the most beautiful landscapes of the Calchaquí Valleys and the magical town of Cachi. The route begins in the Lerma Valley, then enters the Quebrada de los Laureles, where you can see a landscape of yungas. In Cuesta del Obispo you can have a panoramic view of the Enchanted Valley and enjoy its spectacular views. In Piedra del Molino we will reach the highest point, 3,384 meters above sea level, and then we will head for the Tin Tin and Payogasta Straight to reach Cachi. Once there, we will visit the museum, the church and you can walk through its magical streets. The return to Salta.

$160 Day Trips & Excursions

3 Days 3 Full Excursions Pack

Each excursion included  is a full day tour. They start a 6:30am and return at 07:00pm approximatlely. In every excursion you will have many stops along the road entering in the main atracctions and towns in order to have a complete tour. We include water and snaks (candys and argentine alfajor) along the trip. Lunch is not included, you are free to chose the restaurant. You will have enouhg time to lunch and visit the towns. CAFAYATE: Enjoy one of the most spectacular ravines of our land, Quebrada de las Conchas, together with the best wines of Cafayate. The journey begins towards the south of the province, where we will visit the historic villages of the Lerma Valley. Then, we will head for the Quebrada de las Conchas, where the wind and water eroded the mountains, giving strange shapes, such as El Amphitheater, Devil's Throat and Los Castillos, among others. In Cafayate you will have the possibility to visit wineries, with tastings of the best wines of the area, among them the Torrontés. After lunch you will undertake the return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas and the Lerma Valley.SALINAS GRANDESWith this tour you will see Purmamarca, mountain of the 7 colors and the Salinas, all in one day! The route begins towards Quebrada de Humahuaca, passing through the villages of Yala, Volcán and Tumbaya until arriving at the magical town of Purmamarca. Here, you can see the Cerro de los Siete Colores, the artisan market and stroll through the narrow streets. Then you will ascend the Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, Abra de Potrerillos, until you reach 4,150 meters above sea level. You will also be able to appreciate the blue volcanoes of the Salinas Grandes and great amount of fauna of the region. When you return, you will make another stop in Purmamarca, a 40-minute walk through the Colorados, free time for lunch and return to Salta.HUMAHUACA:Enjoy an adventure that will take you through unique landscapes and villages, for its beauty and its people. Departing from Salta, you will be able to visit the most impressive places of northern Argentina such as Purmamarca, Cerro de los Siete Colores, Maimará, La Paleta del Pintor, visit to Pucará de Tilcara, Uquía, Tropic of Capricorn and Humahuaca.

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