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Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta

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Salta, Argentina
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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.
  • Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta
  • 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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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Normally the Schedule of Search of the Passengers for their Hotels or Accommodations in the Group Services is between 7:00 and 7:45 am.

We Do Pickup from others Hoteles, but they must be at 20 Block from the Main Square of the City of Salta "Plaza 9 de Julio" (Esquina Caseros & Bartolomé Mitre, Salta, Argentina)

IF THE PASSENGERS HAVE AN ACCOMMODATION THAT IS NOT A HOTEL OR HOSTAL, IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE PASSENGERS INDICATE TO US THE FULL INFORMATION OF THEIR ACCOMMODATION (STREET NAME AND ADDRESS NUMBER). We Do Pickup from thes pleaces, but they must be at 20 Block from the Main Square of the City of Salta "Plaza 9 de Julio". (Esquina Caseros & Bartolomé Mitre, Salta, Argentina)

If the passengers are staying in an apartment building, it would be necessary that they indicate to us the number of the apartment in which they are going to stay.

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If passengers stay in Hotels / Hostels / Accommodations Outside the Search Area, passengers must show up at our Offices (Calle Buenos Aires Nº 186) at 7:00 am on the day of the Excursion. In the Schedule between 7:00 and 7:15 am.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AGENCIA DE TURISMO TIAMAR EVT

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-day Salinas Grandes, San Antonio and Purmamarca from Salta.

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  • "Note that is starts early in the morning to pick-up all the people and ends around 9PM depends on traffic and weather conditions." See review
  • "A full 12 hour day, over 500km travelled - it's great until after the salt flats then a bit of a yawn back from Purmamarca but I guess it's a long way and you have to get back somehow!" See review

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Great tour
Elena
, Feb 2020
Amazing tour, really loved it! Very nice guide, talked both in Spanish and English. Salt flats are the highlight, we also had a beautiful walk through the Purmamarca mountains (it was a slight change in the tour because of the weather, handled really good)
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Good tour but not enough time in Salt Flats
aoifemoloney21
, Jan 2020
Overall I enjoyed the tour, the tour guide was good and explained everything in English and Spainish. However there was not enough time in the salt flats, only 30 minutes and we were rushed back onto the bus. We were over an hour in San Antonio and 50 minutes in Purmamarca which was too long. We were also 20 minutes in Santa Rosa. I would rather less time in each of these places and to be able to spend that time in the Salt Flats.
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star-5
Excellent activity for a day in Salta
dysonnhp
, Jan 2020
We had a wonderful experience with Tiamar Travel’s guides. The minibus picked us up and dropped us back at our hostel. Highlights of the tour were the giant cactus valley, amazing rock variations, and stunning Salinas Grande. Even though there was a lot of driving there was always something to look at and our guide was constantly pointing out interesting features, with excellent knowledge of wildlife, plants, and geology. Our guide Eva spoke excellent English and made sure to give equal attention to the English and Spanish speakers in the group. Five stars, very good value for everything we saw.
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Torture
Myatraveladdict
, Dec 2019
This trip of 13 hours is extremely poorly planned and executed. Of the 13 hours, a total of 8 or more were spent driving. We made stops at the most ridiculous places that wasted time and were only able to take pictures of the colorful mountains from inside the van. One stop was right in front of "preferred restuarant" which charged 1400 pesos ($25 USD) for lunch. As soon as passengers got off the driver drive off. No other info provided other than pick up time. Thankfully we found another place to eat for 1/3 the price, but this was clearly a money grab by the tour company By the time we made it to Purmamarca it was 6pm, dark, and you could not see the 7 colors of the mountains. The tour should have been in reverse order, otherwise there is no point to any of it. Salinas Grandes was the only worthy stop but our driver failed to tell us that we could also go to the part on the other side where pictures would be a lot better due to positioning of the sun. So even that got ruined. Otherwise it's just torture. Air is not distributed evenly thru the van so people in the back were dying of heat while people in the front were catching a cold. Commentary for the tour is done in both Spanish and Englis, but information in English is a quarter of all the information given in Spanish. I understand both so no problem for me, but other folks were visibly upset. Finally at the end of the tour at 9:30pm which includes hotel drop off, the driver wanted to cut some corners and asked me to walk a block to my hotel. Normally it wouldn't be a problem but IT WAS POURING RAIN and the driver couldn't care less. He said he was going to take me to tour agency (which is obviously closed at this time of night) so I would be stranded. It was only after the back and forth argument and telling him that I recorded him refusing to provide return to the hotel and would provide it to Viator that he finally dropped me off in front of my hotel. If you want to end a 13 hour tour arguing with a careless tour provider or walking in pouring rain - this might be a good choice, otherwise run away from this tour.
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star-5
Nice experience in NE of Argentina
Irina-DJeStaro
, Nov 2019
Excellent guide (Cecilia) and driver, patient and with good humor. Great music onboard during the trip. The surroundings are awesome, same as mentioned in the description of the trip. It was a challenge for me to get to 4170m altitude (some headache, no coca leaves), but there are several stops on the way for acclimatisation which help and the drive up was slow, allowing everyone to manage. Fully recommend you take this one if you spend a few days in Salta.
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A few disappointments
MeganS091
, Oct 2019
This tour was a good way to cover a lot of ground in one day, but there were a few disappointments. The Hill of Seven Colors was cut from our tour, possibly due to timing. The guide told us it wasn't that great in the afternoon anyway and only pointed to it in passing before our last toilet stop. We did not get any photos or even a clear view of it. It seems like the route could be reversed to see it in the morning or it should not be advertised as a stop. The tour was also advertised as English and Spanish. As English speakers we felt like we got about 40% of the information. The guide would speak for lengthy periods in Spanish, then give a short English explanation. The main reason we booked this tour was the salt flats. It was disappointing that our guide used the time we were allotted for photographs at the flats to give the English version of the tour. We lost about 10 of the 20 minutes for photographs hearing what the others had on the drive.
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star-5
Beautiful part of Argentina with super diverse landscape.
lisampoursine
, Aug 2019
Hope to visit Salta again in the future! The tour guide we had was phenomenal and didn’t lose her momentum at all during the excursion.
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star-5
The best tour I've ever done
karenvanherpe
, Jul 2019
Our guide, Edgar, was such a lovely guy, who gave us a lot of information, but also didn't speak all the time, the perfect balance! The colored mountain, the villages, the salinas grandes were sooo beuatiful, and Edgar was kind enough to take my pictures in the salinas as I'm travelling alone. DEFINETELY RECOMMEND THIS TRIP!
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star-4
Enjoyable tour of salinas grandes and the andes mountain range
ac8362019
, Jul 2019
Overall a thoroughly enjoyable day. The bus had big windows, so that you could admire the beautiful views of the mountains from any seat. Guide was friendly with a good level of English. However, would've liked some more time at Pumamarca because it was a beautiful little village but we barely had enough time to walk around the market. Also we arrived to see the 7 colour hill as the sun was setting and we couldn't see any of the colours due to the back lighting. This moment was a little disappointing and wish we'd seen it during the morning, when it is seen at it's best.
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star-4
Great day to Salinas Grandes
Trip49695810943
, Jun 2019
A long day in a minivan with enough stops and a lunch on the way to finally arrive at the Salinas Grandes. A lot of beautiful and different landscapes to be seen along the way. Our guide was professional and enthusiastic and told us a lot. Overall an interesting experience!
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