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

Highlights

  • Small-group tour (maximum 15): Ensures a more personal experience

  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Salta hotel

  • Learn about local culture and history from your guide

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
12 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Dive into some of Argentina's most spectacular scenery with this small-group tour to the northwest. See the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca gorge and the Hill of Seven Colors, take in the white salt flats of Salinas Grandes, and shop for souvenirs at the famed Purmamarca handicrafts market.

What’s included?

  • National Park fees

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 12h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Our company is dedicated on tours services in the provinces of Salta, Jujuy and Tucuman. The tours are conducted in the newest minibuses with professional driver and bilingual guides of Northern Argentina. Come and enjoy the best tours to Tafi del Valle, Cafayate, Cachi, Humahuaca, Purmamarca, Salinas Grandes, Iruya, etc.

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