Experience – Salinas Grandes Jujuy, Argentina.
- Address: Salinas Grandes Jujuy, Tumbaya, Jujuy, Argentina (Google Maps)
- Hours: All Day
- Recommended Time: 3 hours
- How to Arrive: By car
- Distance from Jujuy: 90 km / 56 miles
- Distance from Salta: 226 km / 140 miles
- Ideal Month(s): November – March
Located in in the provinces of Jujuy and Salta in the north west part of Argentina, the Salinas Grandes cover an area of 212 km2 (82 m2), which makes them the third largest in the world. A lake that dried up in the Holocene is now a white desert with crust of salt up to 0.5m thick. On a clear day, the contrast between the bright blue sky and the expansive cracked white salt flats is breathtaking. Throughout the year, wind strips much of the salt away, yet the Salinas Grandes are most spectacular during the rainy season (November – February). During any season, the Salinas are impressive and make a terrific all-natural green screen for hilarious perspective photos. The third largest in the world, the salt flats in Argentina are a vast plain of land spanning
It is possible to visit the Salinas Grandes as a day trip from Salta. However, be prepared to be on the road for hours. Despite the long drive, the trip is well worth it to see all the stunning sights and cultural attractions this area has to offer.