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Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta

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    What to Expect
    Your full-day adventure begins with pick-up from your central Salta hotel by air-conditioned coach. Admire the scenery as you drive north, winding along the Rio Grande, and climbing through the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Get a glimpse of local life as you pass through the sleepy villages of Yala, Volcan, and Tumbaya, and enjoy plenty of stops to take in the views and snap photos.

    Arrive in the lively village of Purmamarca, famous for its daily handicrafts market and its spectacular backdrop, in the shadows of the Cerro de los Siete Colores (Hill of Seven Colors). Stand in awe before the multi-hued peaks, then journey on through the Humahuaca gorge, driving along the dramatic mountain passes of Cuesta del Lipan, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra del Potrerillo. Jump out to take photos as you climb to a height of 13,615 feet (4,150 meters), marvel at the mountain vistas, and look out for llamas and vicuñas grazing on the hillsides.

    After an unforgettable drive, arrive at the day’s star attraction – the Salinas Grandes, an awe-inspiring expanse of gleaming white salt flats. You’ll have around 45 minutes of free time to explore the salt flats, leaving plenty of time to experience the unique landscapes and pose for the ubiquitous forced perspective photos.

    Head back to Purmamarca to enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant and browse the market stalls for handcrafted souvenirs, before the return journey. Back in Salta, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Buenos Aires 45, A4400 Salta, Argentina

    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick up from central hotels in Salta.
    If you chosed meeting point, must go to 45th Buenos Aires St. Operator office.
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • National Park fees
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Tour guide, Martin, was exceptional. There were only 2 English speakers aboard. He put us up front, and gave us our own little tour on the side. Salinas Grandes is beautiful. Very bright—sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses recommended.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank mclaujk
    Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

    Very enjoyable but very cold on the salt flats so be prepared! Too short in Purmarmaca for me but I do love shopping. Very helpful guide and good driver. Comfortable big bus. We were the only English speaking people on the tour but were well...More

    Thank Flyer43902737533
    NordicE1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nordic Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019
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    Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de...More

    Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

    Went for this trip with a friend, both of us enjoyed it very much. Both Purnamarca and Las Salinas Grandes are very unique places and have wonderful views to enjoy. Our guide Guillermo gave interesting information during the trip both in spanish and english, and...More

    1  Thank Annaschuster
    nordictravelsalta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Nordic Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2019
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    Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de...More

    Reviewed 18 March 2019 via mobile

    Very well organized tour and smooth pickup from our hotel. Our tour guide Guillermo took great care of us and always provided excellent English context for the tour. 98% in our bus were Spanish speakers so we really appreciated Guillermo effortlessly switching back and forth...More

    1  Thank Stefan H
    nordictravelsalta, Director Comercial at Nordic Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019
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    Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de...More

    Reviewed 13 September 2018

    Long trip, but worth it. You get a great impression of the nature in this area, seeing phenomenons you can only see here. Topping it all was the awesome guide Guillermo, giving a lot of interesting information in fluent english and creating a very positive...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank felixsZ5735NG
    NordicE1, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Nordic Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

    Dear felixsZ5735NG Thank you very much for taking some time and writing us. The opinions of our client travelers help us a lot. It is a pleasure to receive them every day to show you our wonderful places of Salta, Tucuman and Jujuy. Nordic travel...More

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    Response from Flyer43902737533 | Reviewed this property |
    On our trip they did pickup four passengers from Jujuy.
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