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From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

From Salta: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT
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Travel to the stunning Salinas Grandes salt flats and be dazzled by the out of this world scenery. Walk along the spectacular Los Colorados trail after eating lunch in Purmamarca. Admire the multi-hued mountain and desert landscapes of Seven Colors Hill.

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Duration 11.5 - 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup will be between 6:30 and 7:15 AM, and is available if you are staying in a centrally located accommodation up to 8 blocks from the 9th of July central square. Please bear in mind that in some cases, the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted to arrange a different pickup spot. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the natural beauty of Seven Colors Hill of Purmamarca
  • Be amazed by huge large salt flats and volcanic peaks
  • Walk through the Colorados and take in wonderful views
  • Get to know the culture, people, and unique landscapes
Full description
After departing from central Salta, drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. On the way, stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint to appreciate the wonderful views of the multi-hued mountain illuminated by the sun. Arrive in the magical village of Purmamarca at the base of the Seven Colors Hill. Start by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including vicunas and llamas along the way. When you reach 4,150 m above sea level, be dazzled by the Salinas Grandes - a spectacular white salt plain which creates a striking contrast with the blue sky. Spend about 45 minutes at the salt plain taking in the breathtaking views.  Follow the trail back to Purmamarca where you will have free time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Take the opportunity to stroll through the charming narrow streets, admire views of the mountain, and explore the craft market. Next, enjoy a 30-40 minute hike along the stunning Colorados trail which leads into the surrounding desert landscapes between the mountains. At the end of the tour, return to Salta on the bus where your tour will end.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally-located accommodations in Salta (if option selected)
  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transportation in bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

YPF Vision. It is a gas station which has a coffee shop named "Full". You can wait inside, your guide will fetch you from there. Please be on time!

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or children under 5 years old
  • In this tour, you reach up to 4200 meters above sea level and it involves driving on low-quality dirt roads
  • Please provide a contact number the supplier can reach you on when booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 117 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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If you are travelling to Argentina’s Nortwest, you must visit Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca. It’s a beautiful place. Also you get the best views and pictures. I also have to praise the Nordic tour guides and drivers. They know the area and how to help in the event of feeling sick. I travelled with my two children (18 and 3 years old) and they absolutely helped when my little one was feeling nauseous. Don’t be afraid, you are in great hands! We loved this experience and are looking forward to visit again.

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January 15, 2023

Beautiful sceneries but the entire day is far too rushed. You spend so long on the bus but when you arrive to each place you’re very limited with the time which was quite disappointing. The tour guide was super lovely. If I was to do the tour again, I would rent a car and do it at a slower pace rather than book with a group.

January 1, 2023

We had a great day and saw some amazing sights. Even with the bus breaking down, our guide re-organised the trip and we still got to do everything and had great fun! The only thing I would note is that the hike is not a hike. I did it in my sandals and it was approximately a 1km walk up a gentle slope behind the village to some beautiful scenery. It can't really be advertised as a hike, maybe a stroll?

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April 7, 2022

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