Tours and Activities:
Salinas GrandesMarcelo SolaJorge González
In order to reach this solitary area, visitors must travel 60 kilometers along National Route 9 up to the crossroad with the road leading to PurmamarcaLipán Slope up to Abra de Potrerillo, where the salt flats are located.
During the journey, we saw picturesque hamlets such as Yala, León, Volcán, Tumbaya and Purmamarca. At Yala, the mountain sceneries feature beautiful panoramic sights. This summer village offers visitors the possibility to camp and enjoy its six main lagoons and the large laurel and walnut tree groves.
We were gaining height as we followed a road through hamlets such as Quisquira, Patacal and La Ciénaga until we reached the winding Lipán Slope. The meandering road spirals up the Lipán Slope until it reaches 4,140 m.a.s.l., where the crystal-clear sky gets mingled with the frost and the grasslands.
Bush species such as tola and cacti such as cardon grow at the entrance of the Puna.