Salinas Grandes

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The Salinas Grandes (212km2) are easily reached from Purmamarca along Ruta 52 towards Chile. The salt pan, formed by the evaporation of the waters of a lake 10 million years ago, lies at over 3 000m above sea level, beyond a 4 170m pass. Salt is still extracted from this spectacular all-white desert which is all the more impressive given the incredible views along the road leading up to it.

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