Full-Day Tour To Salinas Grandes, San Antonio And Purmamarca - Salta

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Overview

On this full-day tour you will discover one of the most breathtaking landscapes that Salta and Jujuy offers. This amazing experience gives you the opportunity to take the route of the Train to the Clouds (from San Antonio de los Cobres). Another important point is the visit to the Salinas Grandes and finally the visit to the Seven Colors Hill Purmamarca town.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

This full-day tour is considered one of the most beautiful and complete tours in the region. It allows you to discover different landscapes and learn about the life of the inhabitants of this large Puna Region.

You will depart going through Campo Quijano and travel parallel to the famous “Tren a las Nubes” (The Train to the Clouds) Railway appreciating each of the bridges, stations, tunnels and viaducts it goes through. You will also be able to enjoy “Quebrada del Toro” (Bull Gorge) where you will stop to take in the beauty of the different views you are offered. Then you will reach Santa Rosa de Tastil which is a little town of no more than 50 inhabitants, and will see the museum and Tastil ruins. Then you will head through “Abra Blanca” where you will reach the maximum height of 4080m (13,385ft) above sea level. From there you will be able to contemplate the impressive snow-covered Mountain Acay.

Afterwards you will make your way into the Puna Region with its lunar landscape and finally reach “San Antonio de los Cobres”. After a break for lunch (not included), you will take the route 40 see the local fauna consisting of vicuñas, llamas, zuris, foxes and condors. The next stop is going to be in the beautiful Salinas Grandes (a salt flat).

After that you will go to the 7 Colors Hill in Purmamarca through the “Cuesta del Lipan” (Lipan Slope), the highest point reaches 4170m (13,680 ft) above sea level. After, visit the main square, the artisan market and the streets of Purmamarca. Then you will start your way back to Salta City.

Inclusions for Full-Day Tour To Salinas Grandes, San Antonio And Purmamarca

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions for Full-Day Tour To Salinas Grandes, San Antonio And Purmamarca

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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11 reviews by the users

  • To short stops it went sometimes very stressful but the scenerice are fantastic. The guide was very keen about the railway Tren a las Nubes it is a spectacular train but that was not the purpose of the trip. The complete experience was good. I would highly recommend to go for the trip.

  • Great guide - engaged, loved her job, personality, unique experiences - had llama for lunch, and amazing landscapes - multi-colored fields

  • Well worth the long day. A fantastic trip with a great guide, Eva. She was full of stories about the places. There was so much to look at and plenty of loo stops!! We stopped for the best views as well. Eva gave us Coca leaves to help with the altitude and we had no problems. highest point 4100m which is pretty high. Good idea to take leaves with you if you think you might have problems. The views are incredible. It was cold but sunny up at the top. A great day out. The Salt Flats are unbelievable something you have to see for yourself.

  • Got to see so much in one day. Awesome tour guides funny, friendly, knowledgable.

    Wish we got a better view of the hill of 7 colors. The location we stopped wasn't ideal.

  • We had a wonderful trip. The guide was great, although the van was old, in poor condition with poor ventilation, and part of the air-con unit actually broke while we were traveling - almost falling on a passengers head. It could've been a disaster.
    We only stopped at a cafe and over priced souvenir shop in Purmamaca - it wasn't until the end when I realised we were meant to look around the town. This happened possibly because we stopped to help a tourist change a tyre in the middle of nowhere and were tight for time.
    The landscape is outstanding, and the guides knowledge was terrific, but be prepared for 12 hours in the van.

  • great views and good guide and driver

  • Amazing, we loved everything during the tour

  • This was a superb tour. Though it is a long day, it is worth it. It is a lot of time in the bus, but, you travel 540 km during the day and get plenty of stops to see amazing scenery. The stops were of a good length. You never felt rushed to get back to the bus, without seeing what you wanted to. The guide was very good and spoke excellent English. Because most passengers were Spanish speakers, you do get to hear everything twice, but, this doesn't diminish the overall enjoyment of the tour.

  • Again an email stating time and address of pickup the day before the event. The guide was excellent, the scenery outstanding.

  • Like it says in the descibtion, one of the most complete tours. The landscape that we saw was awesome and the giudes super helpfull and nice! I can really recommend this tour to everybody!

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