Salinas del Gualicho, Las Grutas

(4.3/5 based on 110+ 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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  • We did the tour with Triton. We were very compliant. The tour with dinner finished in front of Triton to 1.30 pm. We left type 17.30 pm. Travel by bus with guides is very enjoyable since they are very funny and know to catch the attention of hikers. We offer Diego 10 points by their outstanding energy and charisma to mysterious stories of the salar. After visiting the Museum of salt, an interesting explanation of the same exploitation itself, you pass the Salt Lake itself and there you see the sun sets. There are also explanations of a guide who speaks of astronomy to anticipate what will come at night. Super interesting. Then the champagne toast, photos and there ends the tour for those who were hired only the first stage. Then a delicious Patagonian lamb stew which was very well received as it was very much shaped cold. It is eaten in a place type shed with heaps of salt walls. Drink, the guisito and bread pudding dessert. Go out outside and in a cold, clear night and the sky village star, they explain the constellations etc and then you look for the two telescopes installed perfectly. Very nice experience. I recommend strongly that you spend a few pesos but not to leave Las Grutas without knowing the Gualicho saltmines.
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  • It is one of salt flats that we have in Argentina, although it does not compare to the Northern (jujuy, salta) is wonderful to find it there near the sea and southern!
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  • We made the trip with the company Triton. All very cornered guys! You learn and you can enjoy, besides the toast to the sunset and dinner. Had luck that you wind rotated and it took the storm that is came. We were almost full moon, and my was great, although both light, the stars didn't appreciate both! It cost seems pretty, but it is worth, since to go to them salinas not is can go of form independent. And dinner is with drink and dessert!
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