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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Salinas Grandes
Train to the Clouds
Cuesta Del Lipan
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Overview
Marvel at the diverse landscapes of northwest Argentina on this full-day tour from Salta. Drive along part of the famous Train to the Clouds; visit the mountain towns of Santa Rosa de Tastil and San Antonio de los Cobre; and marvel at natural wonders including the Salinas Grandes salt flats, the Puna de Atacama desert, and the Seven Colored Hill of Purmamarca.
Highlights
  • Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta
  • Admire the scenery as you follow the route of the famous Train to the Clouds
  • Pose for fun forced perspective photos on the Salina Grandes salt flats
  • Visit the towns of Santa Rosa de Tastil and San Antonio de los Cobre
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Puna de Atacama desert and the Seven Colored Hill in Purmamarca
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
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Reviewed 30 May 2018
Beautiful sights, terrible guide

Although this tour covers some great attractions, we found the guide, Fabrizio, to be a major disappointment. It appears that some of the other reviews are for a much better and more professional guide. The time range to pick us up was from 7:00 to...More

4  Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Find a better tour

The view in the afternoon around Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca was spectacular and this was the only good thing about this tour. The morning drive alongside the train line felt gimmicky and San Antonio doesn't warrant a second glance. We couldn't understand the guide most...More

Thank M O
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Beautiful tour of North Salta/Jujuy

The drive was a fantastic tour through the Andes with rainforests, deserts, multicolored mountains, canyons, and small villages. Our guide was Pablo, who was very knowledgeable about geology and the history of the region, and answered all our questions. It was great to go from...More

2  Thank Jyoti C
Exequiel A, Propietario at Tiamar Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hello On behalf of all of us who are and do Tiamar Travel EVT we want to thank you for taking the time to qualify and comment on Our Services. Your words are an encouragement to redouble our efforts and be and do every day...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile
Nice outlooks - caring, friendly driver

Had a really good time with this scenic drive in the region around Salta! The driver spoke fluently English, kept us always well informed, drove safely and tried to integrate all guests. Was a pleasure for me! Be aware of attitude (two times you will...More

Thank Neugierde_MUC
Exequiel A, Propietario at Tiamar Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hello On behalf of all of us who are and do Tiamar Travel EVT we want to thank you for taking the time to qualify and comment on Our Services. Your words are an encouragement to redouble our efforts and be and do every day...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile
A great day put

Whether you measure by the hour, by the km or purely by the variety of the scenery, this is a fantastic tour. Our driver and guides made the day fun and interesting with stories of history, geography and geology to explain all that we were...More

Thank Jazman63
Exequiel A, Propietario at Tiamar Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hello On behalf of all of us who are and do Tiamar Travel EVT we want to thank you for taking the time to qualify and comment on Our Services. Your words are an encouragement to redouble our efforts and be and do every day...More

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