Located at the edge of Salta and Jujuy provinces, the mystical landscape of the Salinas Grandes Salt Flat covers an area of more than 46 square miles. It isn't until you reach the 12-inch-thick salar that you can truly understand the immensity of this world-famous site.
The sensation of your feet on the salt crust is astonishing, and the pure whiteness all around you gives the impression that you're walking on an unexplored planet. Plan to bring sunglasses; the immaculate surface of this white desert creates a powerful glare.
For a once-in-a-lifetime moment, we recommend visiting the salt flat after nightfall. While enjoying your dinner, you'll be entertained by the stunning experience of the starlight reflecting off the mirror-like expanse. The road to access the site is an adventure in itself: you'll need to traverse a mountain pass at an altitude over 13,600 feet to get to the Salinas Grandes salt flat, averaging an altitude of 11,000 feet.