Maravíllese con los diversos paisajes del noroeste de Argentina en este recorrido de día completo desde Salta. Conduzca a lo largo del famoso Tren a las Nubes; visite los pueblos de montaña de Santa Rosa de Tastil y San Antonio de los Cobre; y emociónese con las maravillas naturales, que incluyen las salinas de Salinas Grandes, la Puna en el desierto de Atacama y el Cerro de los Siete Colores en Purmamarca.
Really great tour. Our guide was good, we had a small group of english and spanish speaking people so he had to do the commentary twice. The only issue was sometimes he was hard to understand on the bus sound system, but he was knowlegeable, friendly and had a sense of humour. The scenery at this time of the year was like being on mars! Despite reaching over 4000 metres there was no snow but it was still stunning. The lunch was fine - we tried a few local specialties, as they say when in Rome... We could certainly feel the effects of the altitude and they warn you about it - deeper breathing, tired muscles etc, but it was ok as long as you did nothing strenuos. The trip across the high plateau makes you realize how big the area is and the salt flats are an entirely different experience. We were lucky to drive right across them - apparently thats not that common. The only issue I have is that Purmamarca felt like a bit of an add-on and was quite hurried. Would have liked to spend an hour or 2 wandering this beautiful town we only got 20 minutes or so. The drive back from there to Salta is LONG, so be aware of that. A full 12 hour day, over 500km travelled - it's great until after the salt flats then a bit of a yawn back from Purmamarca but I guess it's a long way and you have to get back somehow! Overall would recommend, the scenery is amazing but be prepared for a long day.
Our guide was not the most professional one but very sympathetic and did her best. We enjoyed even though her English was not excellent. The landscapes along the route are very impressive. There is a lot of time spent sitting in the car. However, we made several stops, quite quick though. The trip is worth it. We enjoyed seeing the Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca and San Antonio de los Cobres. So much beautiful views!
As there were no English speaking guides, we were moved to a smaller car with a driver/guide and translator. The car was quite uncomfortable with 3 people in the backseat for a trip that’s a very long day of driving. As well, we received pretty minimal tour guiding. Sights were pretty fantastic though
A fabulous tour! Note that is starts early in the morning to pick-up all the people and ends around 9PM depends on traffic and weather conditions. We took a perfect amount of stops to take pictures and take-in all the beautiful scenery. In addition, the rest stops for food and bathrooms were good as well. Javiar and our driver were wonderful! Really engaging and helpful the entire day! I highly recommend this tour to see lots of places in one day!
To short stops it went sometimes very stressful but the scenerice are fantastic. The guide was very keen about the railway Tren a las Nubes it is a spectacular train but that was not the purpose of the trip. The complete experience was good. I would highly recommend to go for the trip.
Il tour di per se' meriterrebbe 5 stelle, purtroppo noi siamo stati un po' sfortunati sia con il tempo che con gli imprevisti, in quanto la pioggia incessante aveva reso la strada per arrivare alla Salinas impervia e una volta scesi, ahinoi, il paesaggio non era così esaltante come immagino sarebbe invece stato con una giornata di sole.
Inoltre all'andata abbiamo avuto un problema meccanico con il minibus, che ci ha fatto ritardare un po' la partenza.
Well worth the long day. A fantastic trip with a great guide, Eva. She was full of stories about the places. There was so much to look at and plenty of loo stops!! We stopped for the best views as well. Eva gave us Coca leaves to help with the altitude and we had no problems. highest point 4100m which is pretty high. Good idea to take leaves with you if you think you might have problems. The views are incredible. It was cold but sunny up at the top. A great day out. The Salt Flats are unbelievable something you have to see for yourself.