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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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    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.
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    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 taken care of.
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    Response from NordicE1, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta
    Responded 24 Jun 2019
    Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de Tripadvisor su experiencia. El bienestar de nuestros clientes es nuestra meta principal, y con sus palabras podemos mejorar cada dia. Quedamos a su disposición. Vuelva pronto. Cordialmente, Equipo de Relaciones Públicas Nordic Travel
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    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 was always
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    Response from nordictravelsalta, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta
    Responded 17 Apr 2019
    Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de Tripadvisor su experiencia. El bienestar de nuestros clientes es nuestra meta principal, y con sus palabras podemos mejorar cada dia. Quedamos a su disposición. Vuelva pronto. Cordialmente, Equipo de Relaciones Públicas Nordic Travel
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    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
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    Response from nordictravelsalta, Director Comercial at Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta
    Responded 19 Mar 2019
    Estimado cliente, Le damos las gracias por haber confiado sus vacaciones a Nordic Travel y compartir con la comunidad de Tripadvisor su experiencia. El bienestar de nuestros clientes es nuestra meta principal, y con sus palabras podemos comprobar que lo hemos logrado. Quedamos a su disposición. Vuelva pronto. Cordialmente, Equipo de Relaciones Públicas Nordic Travel
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    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 vibe around the trip.
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    Response from NordicE1, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta
    Responded 12 Sep 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 EVT thanks you again for your visit and for entrusting your vacation to us !!! Hope to see you soon!
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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