Fodor's Expert Review Pristine Camps

Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca, Jujuy, Argentina Fodor's Choice

An ambitious glamping project tucked away in a salt mine south of the Salinas Grandes, this debut lodging from Pristine Camps comprises four luxurious domes, two including Jacuzzis, and a restaurant located 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) above sea level. Members of the local indigenous community Aguas Blancas, who also manage the salt mining co-operative, form the staff’s core. The arrival in 4X4 from the designated pick-up point is mind-blowing in itself, especially when it has recently rained, and the sight is so off the beaten track, you can only expect peace, quiet, and stunning 360º and unique vertical-horizontal views. Those on modest budgets should book in for lunch.

PROS

  • the night skies balance out the high cost
  • all-inclusive experience means seeing the Salinas from a different perspective
  • friendly staff come from the local indigenous community

CONS

  • the high elevation is hard for some to deal with
  • it can be extremely hot in the day then cold at night
  • more salt-related activities should be welcomed

QUICK FACTS

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Quiet
Remote
Private
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Rate Includes: 4, All-Inclusive

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