Salinas del Gualicho, Las Grutas

4.3
#14 of 25 in Nature in Province of Rio Negro
Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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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  • the excursions did it with desert track the truth a cute option to know. Instead, tell you the story of as it is formed making with salt, etc etc you get photos in this beautiful landscape. You can take in a pod salt. to the magnificent out some wonderful photos, because the Guide says as the you have to take if you're not a professional. There is a tour that includes an obvious dinner a little more face. but we did it without dinner. the Guide also tells a story or a legend that the truth you see in that huge place and gives you a little bit of fear. to provide a champáin. then cdo arrive at the starting point you will get a souvenir. a certificate as you have participated as a member of the tour. the truth is that highly recommended.
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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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