Visit the incredible Salinas Grandes salt flat on this day trip from Salta and admire a magnificent "white desert" in the middle of the Andean plateau.
Salinas Grandes Day Trip
Between 7 am and 7:30 am we'll leave Salta behind and set off for the Quebrada del Toro. We'll go on a short hike across its famous viaduct to enjoy the views of this spectacular gorge located in the north of Argentina. From here we'll also marvel at the tracks of the Tren a Las Nubes, meaning "Train to the Clouds", at over 4200 metres, one of the highest in the world!
We'll follow the route to the town of Santa Rosa de Tastil. We'll also stop in San Antonio de los Cobres where you can get something to eat. After lunch, we'll head through other beautiful villages in the area until we reach the Salinas Grandes: the third largest salt flat in South America. We'll explore this spectacular landscape and marvel at the whitish tone of the sodium chloride mixed with turquoise and brown tones. This "white desert" at 4,000 metres above sea level is one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of northern Argentina!
On the way back, we'll stop at the Cuesta del Lipan hill and descend to Purmamarca, where we'll see the famous Cerro de los Siete Colores, meaning the "Hill of Seven Colours". After admiring the scenery and visiting the craft fair in Purmamarca, we'll return to Salta, arriving by around 7:30 pm.
This tour includes pick up from hotels in the centre of Salta. If you're staying elsewhere, we'll pick you up from the following meeting point in Salta: number 45 Calle Buenos Aires.
|Per person||Children under 4|
Per personUS$ 62
Children under 4not permitted
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus or minibus, depending on group size.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Food and drink.
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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Number 45 Calle Buenos Aires.