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2 days in Salta La Linda, Argentina

2 days in Salta La Linda, Argentina

After Mendoza, it was time to continue our trip to the North to Salta La Linda.

We took the plane from Mendoza to Salta. The direct flight on Monday with Aerolineas Argentina.
 
We rented a car at Salta Airport with Budget. Someone was waiting for us as we exit the airport and we were out in 15min!
The Airport is in the south of Salta and you can reach it in about 20 minutes.
 
I recommend downloading offline maps on Google Maps on your phone!
This is what we did in Argentina, Localization ON / 3G off / Offline Google Maps activated! And this work fabulous!
 
Salta is a gorgeous town! As soon as you enter the center of the city you realize why they name it Salta La Linda. Salta the Beautiful.
 

What to do.

  • Visit Salta City Center on foot.  There are lots of beautiful buildings, churches, museums.
  • Do a road trip to the North Loop to Salinas Grandes:
So if you weren’t convinced about renting a car yet, now you should. Because you do not want to miss the surrounding of Salta. We left around 8am/9am in the morning
 
The drive to Salinas Grandes gets beautiful once you pass Jujuy before that it’s pretty much a highway.
 
At the intersection where on your left you go to Pumamarca, drive a little further to Tilcara. The road is very pretty! And fill up your Gas tank on the way 😉 
 
Drive then straight to Salinas Grandes from Tilcara. There you have plenty of parking area choices where you can stop. In each, locals are waiting for you to offer to take you to the Salt pool. Or else, you can walk to the Lake and take as many pictures as you want!
 
We had the yummiest lunch after our time in Salinas Grandes! Do not miss it and stop at the small (and only) restaurant called La Pekana on your way back (It will be on your left). There try his empanadas, tamales & humitas. Believe me, between the amazing view & the taste of the food you will not regret stopping here?
 
Then stop at Abra de Lipan Viewpoint
 
And finally, stop at Pumamarca. It is a very lovely – yet super touristic – town. Super crowded in the morning with Touristic buses, if you go in the afternoon around 3 pm, the town is way quieter.
 
Note 1: 

When driving, don’t forget your lights! And note that there is a couple of police checkpoint on the way. We were only asked where we were going, nothing else.

 Note 2: 

Fill up your tank before leaving Salta! If you forgot, there is another petrol station right after the tiny town of Cobos. Then of course in Jujuy. There is no petrol Station in Pumamarca! If you need to fill up your tank you have to go to Tilcara. It’s quite a long way from Pumamarca to Salinas Grandes & back. Make sure you have plenty of gas to come back 🙂

Where we stayed.

For Salta, we took an Airbnb 🙂

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If you prefer a hotel stay there are plenty of options to choose from!

Where to eat.

 

My Salta Region Photography Roundup

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