Tolar Grande Experience

METHOD: Hikes & Community Tourism.

DURATION: 3 days. Departure 14.00 hrs from SA de los Cobres; 12.00 pm return to the third day of the San Antonio de los Cobres.


OPERABLE SEASON: All year. Conditional on the state of the roads.

PARTICIPANTS: minimum 02 people

PATH: San Antonio de los Cobres / Tolar Grande / San Antonio de los Cobres



14:00 pm : We start from the village of San Antonio de los Cobres to Tolar Grande, will cross the Abra High Chorrillo ( 4560 m) maximum height of this tour, for minutes later descend 1000 meters and continue moving through the vastness of plateau framed with salt lakes and volcanoes to arrive without doubt, the most spectacular part of the first day : colorful Diablo Desert , where the shapes of the mountains and the play of light and shadows cast by the sun at that time will delight visitors. After a short walk in this place continue journey to reach Tolar Grande to have our dinner in a family room . Overnight in Homestay or Municipal Shelter . We left San Antonio de los Cobres to Tolar Grande to enjoy the magical scenery offered the Puna. We crossed the Open High Chorrillos 4560 masl and visited the Salar de Pocitos, 7 curves , the Desert Salar del Diablo and Diablo . Dinner in Dining Familiar.Noche in Tolar Grande Municipal Shelter or Family House.


09:00 hs . Breakfast in another family dining to continue hearing the villagers and starting with a local guide to the Eyes of Mar and El Arenal where we will have about 2 hours . between walks and moments to photograph the viewpoints located against the 7 volcanoes of the Cordillera de Los Andes at this point : Llullaillaco , Socompa , Aracar , Guanaqueros Pulares , Salin and Arizaro . Return to the town for lunch, use of restrooms and get water before heading to the Salar de Arizaro , considered the largest in Argentina and the third in America ( 5500 km2). We will have about 1 hour . vehicle by the salar , with photo stops before reaching the vicinity of the cone Arita, a striking volcanic formation rate inside the Salar to which a mini Trekking takes 30 minutes to get to your base, considered sacred not allowed to ascend . There our guide will officiate a simple ceremony on the altar of the Pachamama ( Apacheta ) that exist in the database . Free time to roam around and finally a nearby mining camp where we know what life is like for these workers visiting Puna . In the evening with the sunset over the mountains income will again Tolar Grande for dinner. Overnight in Homestay or Municipal Shelter .


08:30 hs. Breakfast and return to San Antonio de los Cobres. Return by the same route with stops way for photographs and in the villages of Pocitos and Olacapato. It is expected to arrive at noon for lunch.

End of our services.