Safari to the Clouds: San Antonio de Los Cobres, Salinas Grandes Salt Fields and Purmamarca

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What To Expect

Follow the rail tracks of the Train to the Clouds aboard a 4WD vehicle, and discover the treasures of the monumental nature of the north region of Argentina: the immensity of the Salt Fields and the incredible UNESCO site the Seven Colours Hill, as well as Purmamarca and San Antonio de los Cobres, the traditional towns that survive the trace of time!

Highlights

  • Follow the rail tracks of the Train to the Clouds and get the best views of this beautiful region in Argentina

  • Admire the immense Salt Fields, a stunning and shiny salt desert at almost 5000 meters above the sea level

  • Discover the traditional town of Purmamarca, admire its colours and ancient buildings as well as the famous and beautiful Seven Colours Hill, declared world's heritage by the UNESCO

  • Choose the vehicule you prefer between a 4WD or a mini bus, and let the adventure start!

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Salta
Departs From:
Salta
Meeting Point:
hotel pick up
Duration:
12 hours
Availability:
Wednesday and Sunday at 7:00 AM
Product Code:
14261
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Description

Embark yourself in a memorable adventure aboard a 4WD vehicle and let the ride start!

Follow the railt racks of the Train to the Clouds, and discover the treasures of the monumental nature of the north region of Argentina, with its UNESCO site, the beautifulSeven Colours Hill, as well as the traditional towns that survive the trace of time such as Purmamarca and San Antonio de los Cobres.

First, we will pick you up from the hotel in Salta, and we will take you through the legendary rail tracks of the Train to the Clouds. At the beggining it was built as a mean of transport to join Chile through the Andes and today, this incredible structure is one of the best ways to discover the stunning nature of the north of Argentina.

Explore the traditional town of Campo Quijano, also called the door of the Andes, because it is the start of the route that goes to the Puna. Following your itinerary, you will go up to 4000 meters above the sea level, and you will arrive to the town of San Antonio de los Cobres, in an exciting road of zig-zags.Admire as well the amazingTastil Ruins, rests of the south-American ancient history, and witnesses of the pre-Hispanic communities. It is said that it was already inhabited before the Inka Empire.

In the Puna, that sublime space of plateau in altitude in the central Andes, let yourself conquer by the calm of the environment, and stop the time as you explore the monumental desert and the traditional houses. The following highlight of the tour are the stunning Salt Fields, an immense salt desert, which colour contrasts with the oranges and reds of the imposing Pune. After that keep on climbing up to 5.500 meters above the sea level, and discover the Nevado del Chani, this stunning mountain, that takes it's name from it's 5 thousand meters high from where it receives snow almost constantly. Then, don't miss the incredible panoramic views ofSlope del Lipan!

Finally, get familiar with the traditional (and still alive) town of Purmamarca: admire the beautiful hand-crafted textiles in the colourful local market, and take the opportunity to take back home your best souvenir of your visit to the North region of Argentina. Enjoy in the village some free time, and have a delicious traditional lunch in a local restaurant.

Before starting our way back, admire the most famous highlight of your tour: The Seven Colours Hill, famous for it's different colours, product of different mixes of mineral substances, and today part of the UNESCO world's heritage sites. After a quick stop, we will go back to Salta's city centre to take you back to your hotel.

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Guided tour in 4WD vehicle

  • Spanish, English or French speaking guide, according to the option selected

  • Visit to Campo Quijano town

  • Visit of Tastil Ruins

  • Visit of Salt Fields

  • Panoramic view at Slope del Lipan

  • Visit of town of Purmamarca and handicrafts market

  • Stop at Sevel Colours Hill

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Itinerary

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

  • Campo Quijano,

  • Del Toro's Gorge (almost all the way we follow the rail tracks of the Train to the Clouds)

  • El Toro Viaduct

  • Zig-Zag de Chorrillos

  • Tastil Ruins

  • Del sitio museum

  • Abra Blanca (4089 meters above the sea level)

  • Nevado del Acay

  • San Antonio de los Cobres

  • Salt Fields of de Cangrejillos Tres Morros

  • Salt Fields Jujuy

  • Volcanes azules

  • Nevado del Chani (5.500 meters above the sea level)

  • Slope del Saladillo

  • Abra del Potrerillo (4150 meters above the sea level)

  • Slope del Lipan (beautiful panoramic views)

  • Purmamarca and handicrafts market

  • Seven Colours Hill, retourn to Salta and hotel drop off

Please Note

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

  • Maximum 4 persons per vehicle.

  • Total distance: 520 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

Cancellation Policy

  • 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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