This was a surprise trip. We booked from Australiia as a small private tour mainly on the picture of the castle with the Salt Mountain as an aside. We were collected at our hotel by guide Marius and my friend and I spent the day with him as we ventured to Cardona and the castle, lunch in the nearby old town square, and then on to Salt Mountain. What a hidden gem. This would have to be the best kept secret on the tourist trail. Even though the Salt Mountain guide only spoke spanish with Marius' help we understood the story. We went into the caves and what a sight. One of the most memorable sights on our long trip
We were picked up from our hotel around 9am and drove to Cardona. The tour guide gave us a lot of information on the region, and made the trip interesting. The salt mine tour was interesting, but only offered in Spanish. Our guide went with us to translate, which really helped. overall, great day.
I was a bit unsettled initially to be picked up in an unmarked van with most seats removed and no badges worn by the guides. The one guide had good knowledge and decent english and the other guide I think was just driver. In fact he seemed as much a tourist as we did, taking pictures and exploring with us or on his own. We were disappointed that the tour of the salt mountain did not have a guide in English. We really did miss out on a lot of the information. The gentlemen for very pleasant and were very happy to drop us in the city rather than back at our hotel. It was a pleasant day but not the polished tour I have been with Viator in the past.
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