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A night or two at Pristine Salinas Grandes is a unique opportunity to sleep beneath the sparkling skies of this remote corner of Argentina.

High on the altiplano of Jujuy and Salta provinces, the Salinas Grandes salt flats are an unexpected highlight of any visit to north-west Argentina. These dazzling expanses, incredibly striking when offset by a deep blue sky are often likened to Bolivia’s immense Salar de Uyuni, although at 3,500m above sea level the Salinas Grandes are lower (and a lot smaller).
At Pristine Salinas Grande luxury camp, a cluster of domes with sumptuous King beds and hot showers invites guests to feel cosy amidst this alien - and at times inhospitable - landscape. Raised boardwalks connect the domes and wide decks afford plenty of scope for contemplation of the salt desert as its colours evolve at sunset and sunrise. Premium domes have their own hot tub. Food is considered very much of the guest experience and menus have a regional focus. On warmer days, lunches can be al fresco on the salt flats and dinners are 3 course affairs complemented by wines from Cafayate. Llama could well be on the menu (all diets can be catered to with advance notice).

You’ll not only feel close to nature: the Camp also aims to ensure guests connect with the communities which live in the vicinity and depend on the Salinas for their livelihoods. Local guides accompany activities during your time here. An overnight stay will include a visit to the Piletones de Sal salt basins where salt is harvested during the April to November dry season. Longer visits allow for excursions further afield to the Barrancas ravine or the remote artisan community of Rinconadillas.

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Our Expert's Opinion

Wow, what a place, and what a location! Aside from the setting, the main thing that stuck me was the interaction with the local communities and how they support them. There is a real focus on sustainability, caring for the environment with renewable energy and keeping human impact to a minimum.

Sophie
Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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