Salinas Grandes Salt Fields and Purmamarca Tour

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Discover the amazing variety of Salta's nature! Explore the immensity of the great Salt Fields Salinas Grandes and the monumental desert, with its stunning colours and vegetation. Admire the Seven Colours Hill, and the traditional town of Purmamarca. Enjoy the convenience of a Spanish, English or French speaking guide all time next to you.


  • Discover the outstunding Salt Fields, huge salt desert in the middle of the imposing Puna's landscape

  • Admire the traditional town of Purmamarca, a population that resists the trace of time: Marvel at its charm and the beautiful handcrafted textile

  • See the famous Seven Colours Hills, a wonderful UNESCO site, and find out the origins of its picturesque beauty

  • Take the best panoramic views from 4000 meters above the sea level at Slope of Lipan


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After picking you up from your hotel in Salta, prepare for a full day tour to discover the natural wonders of the north region of Argentina and the traditional town of Purmamarca, that inhabit the region since thousands of years.

We will pick you up from the hotel, and we will take route 9/34, a road of monumental landscapes: admire the superb mix of colours of the desert, the typical vegetation and of course the panoramic views, as we climb in elevation. We will finally arrive to Purmamarca, an ancient and still very alive town, famous for it's hand-crafted textile of Llama's wool, they sell themselves in theis local market. Take advantage of the opportunity, and bring back home your best souvenir from the north of Argentina!

Then we continue our ride to show you the stunning Seven Colours Hill, another UNESCO site, the jewel of the tour, and probably the place the most photographed in the region! It's name describes exactly the landscape: you will recognize on it different colours, product of different mixes of mineral substances, phenomenon you will able to see also during all the road in the mountains.

Later, we will take the best panoramic views in Slope of Lipan, also called the door of the Andes, because its geographical situation corresponds to the moment in which we start to really clim in elevation, up to arrive to 4000 meters above the sea level!

When we finally reach Jujuy's province, we will visit the superb Salt Fiels Salinas Grandes, this immense white and shiny space of 3,200 square miles, in the middle of the red desert. Finally we will start our way back to Salta through the town of Purmamarca, where you will be able to explore the town at your own rythm, and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, before going back to your hotel in Salta's city centre.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Guided tour in Spanish, English or French, according to the option selected

  • Visit of Purmamarca town and local market

  • Stop at Sevel Colours Hill

  • Panoramic views at Slope of Lipan

  • Visit of Salt Fields


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs


  • Depart from Salta's city centre to Jujuy by route 9/34

  • Yala

  • Volcan

  • Tumbaya

  • Purmamarca, handicrafts market

  • Seven Colour Hill

  • Cuesta del Lipan

  • Cuesta del Saladillo

  • Abra del Potrerillo (4150 above the sea level)

  • Volcanes azules

  • Salt Fields of Jujuy, return to Salta's city centre through Purmamarca

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years are free of charge sitting in their parent's laps

  • Total distance: 530 km

  • During the tour, the stops can last from 10 up to 40 minutes. The stop for lunch can last up to 3 hours and includes free time

  • Total duration of the tour including stops and free time: 12 hours

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  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): 4 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 3 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (0% reimbursement): 2 days prior to date of activity.

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