The Salinas Grandes is the third largest salt desert in the world. It is a unique visual experience and from all excursions, it is probably the most varied in terms of landscape.
Santa Rosa de Tastil used to be a town of merchants in pre-Hispanic times. Located midway between the Puna and the Lerma Valley, it was inhabited by 2,500 people. Its urban plant consists of seven parks with no streets, as villagers used to walk on adjoining walls.
Salinas Grandes lies north of San Antonio de los Cobres and Southeast of Suques. No urbanization exists and people who work on the salt mines have to spend the night in precarious shelters, abandoned buses or else travel to the closest villages of Cobres or Tres Morros on a daily basis. At Salinas you will witness a curious spectacle: local people and craftsmen placing branches in salt water pools, until minerals gradually adhere to them, water evaporates and salt crystallizes. The result is a 'little tree' they will offer you as a souvenir in exchange for a voluntary contribution.
Unicotrip was born with the collective ideas of Argentines and Europeans who decided to change the traditional image of the typical travel agency and tour operator. We started up to share our local knowledge, the secrets of this country and to give you our insights into the local culture. We have a deep understanding of the local culture. Therefore we are able to interpret and share these cultural differences on our tours in a unique way. Our trips our unique and tailor made, ‘out of the box’ and our designed with you in mind. Our main goal is to ensure that you have the best experience possible on your trip at the best possible value to you. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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