Salinas del Gualicho, Las Grutas

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Don’t miss the awe-inspiring Salinas del Gualicho, the largest salt mine in Argentina and a vital part of the nation’s industrial economy. Stretching for 35 km (21 mi), the uninterrupted blankets of salt contrast with the sunlight and the pristine azure waters, reflecting a range of colors. Take a guided tour to hear stories of the eponymous Gualicho, a mystical ancient god said to haunt and influence the mine to this day. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Las Grutas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Salinas del Gualicho and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Had never been in a salt, which found me very interesting and a different landscape, not there is direct and free access to salt, at least where entered us, but the people of the place enabled us to enter and see it up close.
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  • If you are going to Las Grutas can't lose this wonderful excursion to the Gualicho saltmines, they say the guides one of the largest in the world, formed in a depression of 80 meters. under the depth of the sea. It is necessary to go with an agency, to be a private place not everyone can enter and also would need a special vehicle, without considering the salinity of the place to spoil them. You have to go with comfortable clothes and not fail to take the camera, photos that can be drawn are very special and incredible, the place reminded me of Salinas Grandes though these over them in extension and production: is interesting and very instructive to see how they extracted salt and marketed it both within the country and abroad. Normally you have to sunset because it is beautiful there, and if you want to stay for dinner, prepare delicious food at the foot of the mountains of salt and touching full moon as we... it's the most! not to be missed!
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  • The visit takes place in groups organized by local agencies, who have access to the place. Went in summer, in a journey that takes around an hour more or less. It is a giant salt and see sunset at this place is really beautiful. The company that took us makes guidance explaining origin, formation, activities, etc. then we had dinner in the light of the Moon and look at the stars... priceless really. Those who have opportunity to do that ride will not be disappointed, unforgettable!
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