Day trip

From Jujuy: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

4.5 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider:NORDIC TRAVEL EVT
Day trip

From Jujuy: Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca & Los Colorados Hike

Activity provider:NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

From US$ 61.45 per person

Take this tour from Jujuy to the Salinas Grandes salt flats and marvel at the exotic landscape. Admire the multi-hued mountain and desert landscapes of Seven Colors Hill. Explore the village of Purmamarca, and hike the wonderful Los Colorados trail.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Explore the natural beauty of the Seven Colors Hill in Purmamarca
  • Be amazed by huge large salt flats and volcanic peaks
  • Walk along the Los Colorados trail and take in wonderful views
  • Get to know the culture, people, and unique landscapes of the area
Full description
After pickup from the meeting point in Jujuy, take a drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. On your way, make a stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint and marvel at the wonderful views of the multi-hued mountain illuminated by the sun. Then, arrive in the village of Purmamarca at the base of the Seven Colors Hill where you'll begin your hike. Start by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Make sure to pay attention to occasional local wildlife including vicunas and llamas along the way. When you reach 4,150 meters (13,615 feet) above sea level, take in impressive views of the Salinas Grandes, a spectacular white salt plain that creates a striking contrast with the blue sky. Spend about 45 minutes at the top exploring the blue volcanoes and admiring the breathtaking views. On the return hike, follow the trail back to Purmamarca where you'll have free time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Take the opportunity to stroll through the charming narrow streets, admire views of the mountain, and explore the craft market. After lunch, enjoy a 30-40 minute hike along the stunning Colorados trail, which leads into the surrounding desert landscapes between the mountains. At the end of the tour, return to Jujuy.
  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off from Jujuy
  • Transportation in bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English-speaking)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the YPF gas station located at Vilcapugio 1986, Y4607EKF San Salvador de Jujuy. Go to the coffee shop to await the arrival of the bus and meet your group. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility or children under 5 years old
  • In this tour, you reach up to 4200 meters (13,780 feet above sea level) and it involves driving on low-quality dirt roads
  • Please provide a contact number the local partner can reach you on at the moment of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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This day trip was very interesting overall and it was good to meet some very interesting travellers. The sites we visited were beautiful (on a brilliantly sunny day!). The large bus was comfortable enough but it was disappointing that it arrived a full hour (at 9:30 a.m.) after the designated arrival time for the pick-up point, it was a long wait after rising early in the morning to get to the pick-up point by 8:30 a.m. as indicated. The guide spoke very unclearly in Spanish into the microphone, holding it too close and with a bad sound system. He did not articulate his words, not very professional (I speak Spanish fluently---even my fellow Argentinian travellers could not understand everything he said). There was ample time at Salinas Grandes but NOT enough time in Purmamarca!!---barely enough time to each lunch in a crowded restaurant with only a few very busy waiters before leaving again! Very disappointing. The trip should have been one hour longer to compensate for a late start!

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April 23, 2023

April 21, 2023

schedules were met. the guide gave us all the advice so as not to mitigate the effects of the height. very nice everything

March 2, 2023

Product ID: 307978