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

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Salta, Argentina

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Argentina’s wild northwest is home to some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes, and this full-day small-group tour from Salta checks off all the most photo-worthy sights. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Humahuaca gorge and the ‘Hill of Seven Colors; pose for photos on the startling white salt flats of Salinas Grandes; and shop for handicrafts at the legendary Purmamarca market.
  • Full-day tour of Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca, and Humahuaca from Salta
  • Marvel at natural wonders like the Humahuaca gorge and the Hill of Seven Colors
  • Pose for fun forced perspective photos on the Salina Grandes salt flats
  • Browse for colorful handicrafts at the Purmamarca market
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, national park fees, and round-trip transport
  • Small group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
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National Park fees
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Sergio A Bravo, 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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Cuesta de Lipan
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Stop At:  
Salinas Grandes
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Hill of Seven Colors
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Nordic Travel
local partner´s office
Pass By:  
San Salvador de Jujuy
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Pass By:  
Province of Jujuy
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Pass By:  
Salta
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Stop At:  
Purmamarca
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Purmamarca
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Cabildo de Purmamarca
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Stop At:  
Paseo de los Colorados
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Salinas Grandes
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Salinas Grandes
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Pass By:  
Cuesta de Lipan
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Stop At:  
The Hill of Seven Colors
Complete tour to the main atractions .
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
  • OPERATED BY NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

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

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Tour Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca whith trekking and More from Salta?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers.

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  • "It is a great value, considering the length of the drive." See review

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Tour was excellent & we had a wonderful day
Soo
, Mar 2020
Itinerary includes diverse stops, (for sightseeing, eating, hiking, photos, shopping) without feeling too rushed or packed The tour guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and spoke English very well. They had 2 drivers to take turns which was a great safety feature And they make small gestures (local candy) which gives the tour a really thoughtful & enjoyable vibe. Would fully recommend (Only small caveat: need to organize transfer to meeting point in the morning, but it is very doable in Salta)
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Reliable travel agency
Aliaksandr_K
, Mar 2020
Long trip, but views are amazing. Small bus with enough legroom. Guides are very polite and helpful. A lot of info in Spanish, less in English
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star-4
Salt Flats & 7-Colored Mtns were very cool to see! The tour made them accessible in 1 day
AlexSEA2019
, Nov 2019
I loved visiting the salt flats & 7-colored mountains, but the description of what you do on the tour should be more specific. I was hoping to visit Humahuaca & the 14-colored mountains, but that was not on the itinerary. "with trekking & more" is not explicit enough. Also, while I liked our tour guide, he did 85% of his talking in Spanish, while it was explicitly advertised as an English tour. Half of us were sitting there, wondering what he was talking about with the Spanish-speaking passengers (our translation was a short bit, and then he was back to Spanish again), and felt like we were not getting the full experience and education about the places we were visiting. I fully realize I need to improve my Spanish, but when I booked the tour, I expected to be hearing mostly English.
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star-3
Essentially the tour that I thought I...
Jonathan G
, Sep 2018
Essentially the tour that I thought I booked was not what I received. But it was still such a beautiful place and decent drive. The approximately 2 hour stop in Purmamarca was long enough to visit the market and walk around after lunch. The guide Martin was fairly knowledgeable but sometimes spent too much time on tangential topics to the local scenery and history. On the page of the tour it clearly states that the tour is limited to 15 people to make it a 'personalized experience'. I purchased this tour in part for this very reason. What I received was a large bus with AT LEAST 30 people. When I asked the tour guide he stated that no the tours were always that big. Very disappointed. Especially Considering that the day prior I was on a different tour my other Viator booking, and same description of 15 people or fewer and it was perfect, and was driven in a small van 15 people, and half the price!. I found the tour's description of the destinations somewhat exaggerated. Humahuaca is clearly stated in the title description along with Salinas grandes and purmamarca. We visited all except humahuaca. How can you consider the three equal as in the title? This maybe works for a while as a marketing tool but the next person will hopefully be more informed after reviews come in.
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star-5
This tour is amazing! The tour guide...
Gabriella V
, Jan 2018
This tour is amazing! The tour guide Jeremy and Fabian were exquisite, they explained everything a bout the mountains and the salinas, took their time providing incredible info. The scenery is just indescribable, your drive through the mountains that have so many colors. the altitude wasn't a problem for me, but diffidently could feel it a bit, just recommend taking it easy. Would definitely recommend this tour!
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star-4
The tour definitely delivers on its...
Snjezana L
, Dec 2017
The tour definitely delivers on its promise. It is a great value, considering the length of the drive. It is also a 'must do' if you are in Salta region. The scenery is absolutely breath taking. The guide was informative and spoke good English. I really admired the drivers patience to navigate the roads. I wish we had more time in Purmamarca to enjoy it's beauty we had 2 hours of which 1 hour was spent on lunch in a local restaurant. I would recommend staying overnight if you are not pressed for time.
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The tour was great! The tour guide...
Joanna D
, Oct 2017
The tour was great! The tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable. The route is beautiful and scenic so even if most time is spent on the bus, it gives you the chance to absorb the changing landscape and the information provided by the tour guide. Highly recommended.
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This is a 'must do' if you are in...
Nichola B
, Apr 2017
This is a 'must do' if you are in the Salta region. It is a long day, but well worth it. Our guide spoke excellent English and was very inclusive with his commentary. The scenery is absolutely breath taking. We even got to try cocoa leaves as we climbed in altitude nearly 4200m!
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star-4
Schön, aber nur auf Spanisch
charlottafrings
, Feb 2020
Die Fahrt an sich war schön. Man hat viele interessante Orte besucht. Leider hat der Guide nur Spanisch gesprochen, obwohl ich die Tour auf Englisch gebucht hatte. Auch auf Nachfrage war es nicht möglich, das gesagt zu übersetzen, da der Guide so gut wie kein Englisch sprach.
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star-5
excelente tour
FERNANDO S
, Jan 2020
Se lo recomiendo a todos el tour y el guía Nicolas ha sido super amable con todos. la mejor experiencia de Salta.
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