Beginning and ending in vibrant Buenos Aires, this Salta & Argentina Salt Flats tour invites you to explore Argentina’s capital city, before adventuring into a land of red rock landscapes, green rivers, fertile valleys, Andean cultures, and arid deserts surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Discover Purmamarca, Salta, and the incredible salt flats of Salta, located in the remote northwest corner of the country.
Your classic Salta Argentina Salt Flats tour begins in the country’s vibrant capital, Buenos Aires, a city that combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. On the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town, tango music is heard at every corner. Be sure to head down 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world, its name honoring Argentina’s Independence Day.
You’ll pass the majestic opera house known as ‘Teatro Colón,’ the magnificent ‘Obelisco’, and ‘Casa Rosada’, the pink-colored government mansion with the iconic balcony from which Eva Perón famously addressed the throngs of impassioned supporters packed into Plaza de Mayo.
Visit local barrios such as La Boca, a traditional quarter of brightly painted Italian family homes and restaurants, the graceful neighborhood of Palermo where you can stroll through purple-blossomed parks, rose gardens and lakes among porteños playing sports, and the Recoleta district, one of the most fashionable parts of the city, which includes South America’s most opulent and extraordinary cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron.
In the evening, enjoy a unique dining experience that cleverly blends exquisite food and wine, local culture, and social integration.
Fly to Salta, a very attractive city at the foot of the Andes. Explore the beautifully preserved historic architecture and rich colonial history. Stroll down the main street as the sun sets, enjoy a drink al fresco and then visit one of the many excellent folk bars, where you can enjoy dinner, wine, and traditional live music.
Journey to Purmamarca in a private 4×4 vehicle. Cross the region’s dramatic and magnificent terrain and enjoy the spectacular, high-altitude desert scenery, including
La Caldera and the beautiful cloud forest. See the incredible Mountain of Seven Color that rises up behind Purmamarca. The town sits in the middle of jagged hills drenched in red, purple, yellow and orange hues brought ablaze by the rising sun, cloaking the landscape in a kaleidoscope of colour and warmth. Stroll past the adobe houses and ancient Algarrobo trees next to the 17th-century church and shop for handwoven goods.
Argentina’s Salt Flats
The highlight of your Salt Flats Argentina adventure lies in the sheer, bright salt flats where stark lines clearly separate the vast blue sky and the silvery-white, fissured ground, at an average altitude of 11,320 feet above sea level. It is said to be the remnants of an ancient spent river, with shimmering salt flats stretching into the background of the Andes Mountains.
The featured activities and accommodations can be tailored to suit your personal wishes. The tours are conducted on a private basis (private transport with a private guide).