Multi-day trip

Salta or Jujuy: Iruya and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Tour

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

Salta or Jujuy: Iruya and Salinas Grandes 2-Day Tour

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT

From US$ 307.02 per person

Explore the stunning Salinas Grandes salt flats and the spectacular Los Colorados, with an overnight stay in Purmamarca (hotel not included). Visit the Humahuaca's Gorge and the unique town of Iruya before returning to Jujuy or Salta.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup will be between 09:00 and 09:30 AM, and is available if you are staying in a centrally located accommodation up to 8 blocks from central square. Please bear in mind that in some cases, the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted to arrange a different pickup spot. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts.


  • Explore the natural beauty of Seven Colors Hill of Purmamarca
  • Be amazed by huge large salt flats and volcanic peaks
  • Walk through the Colorados and take in wonderful views
  • Visit the unique town of Iruya in the middle of the mountains
Full description
Choose to depart from Jujuy or Salta, and start your multi-day tour. DAY 1 After departing from central Salta or Jujuy, drive through the picturesque towns of Yala, Volcán, and Tumbaya. On the way, stop at the Seven Colors Hill viewpoint to appreciate the wonderful views of this multi-hued mountain illuminated by the sun. Arrive in the magical village of Purmamarca at the base of the Seven Colors Hill. Start by ascending the slopes of Cuesta del Lipán, Cuesta del Saladillo, and Abra de Potrerillos. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including vicuñas and llamas along the way. When you reach 4,150-meters above sea level, be dazzled by the Salinas Grandes - a spectacular white salt plain which creates a striking contrast with the blue sky. Spend about 45 minutes at the top exploring the blue volcanoes and taking in the breathtaking views.   Follow the trail back to Purmamarca where you will have free time for lunch (not included in the price). Take the opportunity to stroll through the charming narrow streets, admire views of the mountain, and explore the craft market. Next, enjoy a 30-40 minute hike along the stunning Colorados trail which leads into the surrounding desert landscapes between the mountains. Stay overnight in Purmamarca; please note accommodation is not included in the price, however, your guide will be happy to help you find the best option for your stay. DAY 2 Travel across the Humahuca's Gorges - hich was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 - to get to the town of Iruya, a unique town built in the middle of the mountains. Free time for lunch (not included in the price). Return to Salta or Jujuy, and end of services.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally-located accommodations in Salta or Jujuy (depending on option chosen)
  • Transportation in bus or minivan, depending on group size
  • Bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Accommodation (average costs are: US$ 60 for a double-room in 3-star hotel and US$ 20 in a hostel)
  • Food and drinks (average costs for a lunch is US$ 6 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

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

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 above sea level and it involves driving on low-quality dirt roads
  • Please provide a contact number the supplier can reach you on when booking
  • You will need to book one night accommodation on the town of Purmamarca; your guide will help you find the best option of accommodation for your stay there. Average costs are: US$ 60 for a double-room in 3-star hotel and US$ 20 in a hostel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

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an essential excursion for the beauty of the tour although a bit long

January 30, 2020

The operator of Salta, Nordic, is terrible.

July 8, 2022

Product ID: 339716