Salinas Grandes Salt Fields: Day Excursion from Salta

Salinas Grandes Salt Fields: Day Excursion from Salta

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Key Details
14 hours
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Live Guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pick-up in the lobby of your Salta hotel is provided.

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What You'll Do
  • Discover the vast high-altitude Puna plateau
  • Learn about the Big Salt Works
  • Experience the unique ecosystem of this part of Argentina
Explore the incredible Salinas Grandes, one of nature's largest plateaus, on a full-day excursion from Salta. Visit the Big Salt Works on the Puna plateau, learn about salt extraction, and also learn about the unique ecosystem of the region.
What to Expect
First-time visitors to the Puna are usually awestruck by the sheer size of the salty, high-altitude expanse that serves as host to a unique ecosystem. The Puna plateau is also the location of many salt and mineral quarries.

On this 14-hour tour you’ll visit the Big Salt Works, one of the largest excavation sites in the Puna. It is responsible for supplying the provinces of Salta and Jujuy with salt, which is extracted in bricks and then scraped in sinks to produce 95 per cent pure sodium chloride.

This desert was once a salty lake, but over time all the moisture evaporated leaving nothing but salt. Big Salt Works is located in a depression at an elevation of 8,858 feet, connected along its northern border to the Guayatayoc lagoon.

Salinas Grandes, at an elevation of approximately 11,000 feet, is the 3rd-largest plateau in the world. Discover this amazing part of Argentina!
What's Included
  • Attraction admission
  • Round-trip hotel transfers
What's Not Included
  • National park admission
  • Lunch and other food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities
What to Remember
The starting time is the approximate pick-up time at your hotel. You will be notified of the exact pick-up time once you confirm your reservation.

Attractions and services are non-cancelable. A voucher has no cash value and is non-transferable. No refunds, credits, exchanges, or cancelations of a voucher will be granted once the voucher has been issued. Refunds will not be issued for unused or partially used attractions or services. Availability and pricing for an attraction or service are subject to change without notice.

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