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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$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.

$235 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.

$179 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.

$744 Outdoor Activities

5-Days Adventure Trip in Salta

Day 1: Salta ArrivalAccording to your flight itinerary, you will be picked up at the airport, and transferred to your selected hotel. After check in, enjoy the rest of the day as you please Day 2: Safari to the Clouds (B, L, S)The tour begins with the departure from our offices in the centre of Salta, at 06:15 am.Thanks to the technical conditions of our vehicles, the "Safari to the Clouds" offers the only possibility of combining three unforgettable tours of the Argentine Northwest in an unforgettable day:First, the "Road to the Clouds", following the tracks of the famous Train to the Clouds, admiring this magnificent work  of engineering  that begun in the 1920's by Quebrada del Toro to San Antonio de los Cobres. Second, La Puna cross by Route No 40 reaching the Salinas Grandes on the border with Jujuy.Third, Cuesta de Lipán, a descent of 2,000 mts in 22 km, during which we can see condors and appreciate the transition from the desert of the puna to the fertility of the valleys, until reaching the picturesque village of Purmamarca, located at the foot of the famous Cerro de los Siete ColoresDay 3: Rafting and Zip Line in Juramento River (B, L)The tour begins in the city of Salta, where passengers take the shuttle to go to the starting point of the excursion. After an instructive talk, safety equipment will be provided and we will be able to begin the descent down the rapids of the Rio Juramento. The descent begins at the base and ends 12 kms later in the Paraje Los Lapachos. After, we return to the base where a tasteful barbecue lunch will be served. After lunch, go for the 4-wire Zip Line circuit over the river. Return to Salta downtown at the afternoonDay 4: Yungas Mountain Bike  (B)The proposal of this tour is to travel to San Lorenzo in vehicle, and from there, begin a circuit on bicycles for its numerous trails, which are crossed by streams and rivers that we will have to overcome. In the rainy season, this became a real adventure, because the area is full of grown streams, waterfalls and high humidity.Day 5: Airport (B)Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the departure Airport to board your return flight.End of services

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