Our excursion begins early in the morning, heading out from San Salvador de Jujuy on Route 9 heading north. We traverse part of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, and pass by the villages of Volcán and Tumbaya. We then take Route 52 to the town of Purmamarca. We make a stop to photograph the Cerro de Siete Colores, the beautiful hill of seven colors.
Leaving Purmamarca behind we continue on Route 52 and begin to climb the slopes of Mount Lipan eventually reaching an altitude of 4,170 meters (13,681 feet) above sea level. Our next stop is the impressive Salinas Grandes salt flats; seeing is believing. After taking several photos we return to Purmamarca for lunch and sightseeing in the town. Noteworthy attractions include the ancient church and the handcraft market where local Indians sell their wares. Our tour ends back in San Salvador de Jujuy in the evening just in time for dinner.