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“Could be better organized and on time”

Movitrack Overland & Incoming
Ranked #5 of 38 Tours in Salta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The technical and structural features of our vehicles, allows the combination of three different circuits in the Northwest of Argentina in one day. The first one, the "Road to the Clouds" following the famous railway track of the "Train to the Clouds" through the "Quebrada del Toro" (Bull's Gorge) up to San Antonio de los Cobres. The second one goes through the Puna, along Route 40, up to "Salinas Grandes" (Salt Lakes) just between the border of Salta & Jujuy. And the third one, the downhill trip of Lipan to the picturesque village of Purmamarca, at the base of the well known "Mount of the Seven Colors". The circuit ends in Salta.
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is difficult to rate the Safari a las nubes because on Aug. 7, they were late. We got up early to wait for 35 minutes at the meeting point (to fill the ID form and wait for late pax, whereas if you are late, the truck should go without waiting) and we stopped 10min after our actual departure to buy snacks : we did not even got out of the city center. Instead of climbing the truck and just GO for that long day !

Result ? We arrived too late in Purmamarca to really see the 7 colors hill and the guide did not even walked us to the lookout, we were like 10 people looking for it and when we eventually found it, it was too late to take pictures. What kind of guided tour is it ?
When we were at La Polvorilla, we didn't climb its stairs whereas your promotional pictures at some point showed that it was in the tour. False, because we wouldn't have had enough time.

To be fair, the guide walked us to the Santa Rosa de Tastil ruins, the breakfast was nice, the lunch was a three course one (but the restaurant is too far, there is a shorter way, so we lost another hour instead of just eating sandwiches in the truck to see Purmamarca before darkness has fallen), the afternoon snacks were very friendly, but I'm sorry to say that we come to Argentina mainly to see your landscapes so it doesn't help the schedule failure.
The truck is fast (too fast, because you loose too much time) and comfortable, although when at the very rear of it you cannot really exit your seat because of the stuff stored in the middle of the aisle, and I am not talking about luggages from people that stop in Purmamarca. Yeah, no stowage is intended to them, which means the truck is loaded with large non attached luggages, the worst in an evacuation scenario of the vehicle.

Plus, for large parts of the trip, the guide was not in the pax cabin but with the driver. I don't remember we had a safety briefing either. So, there are safety requirements that, in my opinion, are not fulfilled at all.

I'm sure it can be a great tour when everything is running well, on time and with a firmer guide, but when it is not the case, it turns into an endless road with countless useless stops.

2 pax were late coming back from the Salt Flats and everyone blamed them for our late arrival in Purmamarca, but completely forgot that we were already running 40 minutes out of schedule in the first place...

I know, after talking to them, that I'll probably be the only one to complain about that day because we always want to be proud of what we've done but you have to understand that it is an expensive tour for Argentina and the company has to perform better than the average tour, which cost much less than half ot this one and is on time, most of the time.

It is not a horrible tour obviously, you see a lot of things, but the salt flats in winter don't look like the pictures we usually see (it is more grey/brown than white, and it is not a lake).
On the profile pic, a truck on the salt flat with nothing around ?Just plain false^^

Well, now you know what to expect from it.

Thank ST7515
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

What a great trip with a great guide. It was a long day but we were prepared for that and there were adequate stops to stock up on anything you needed. The tour took in Puna, Salt Falts and Purmamarca all starting from Salta. There were numerous other small stops along the way. It was very well organised, everything was on time and it was just a really pleasant day. Couldn’t recommend the team more highly.

Thank GlobalGooner81
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did this day trip yesterday. Fantastic ! A great guide and great driver. We stopped at lots of places, were provided with food all along the way. Plenty of photo stops, a good bunch of people and in english as well as Spanish. Would recommend to anyone visiting Salta.

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I did the one day trip from Salta. The tour was very well run and extremely organised. Everything was timed very well and ran smoothly with a good amount of stops to take pictures and stretch our legs. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgable and more than enough food was provided throughout the trip (too much even!). The scenery and sites we saw were spectacular and diverse over the course of the day.

The only negative for me was the length of the trip - I found it too long and was extremely antsy to get off the bus and back to salta. It didn't help that we hit a storm on the way back into town and were delayed an hour. I would suggest cutting down on the amount of time at some of the stops. For example 45 minutes in the town with the 7 coloured mountain was too long when we had already been on the tour for 12 hours and everyone was ready to get back. Similarly, 30 minutes at a little village early in the day was way too much, given there was nothing really to see there.

Otherwise, it was good. Worth doing, despite the length of trip, but definitely a one time thing.

Thank siobhanhughes
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

We booked this trip, the one-day tour with mini-van, because we really wanted to visit the Salinas Grandes. That was awesome! In the weeks before, we travelled a lot and did a road trip already in the region, that in mind, didn't make our trip spectacular.
Although there are photo-spots, it's different than DIY.
Many passengers just joined this trip only and than the perspective is different and ok.
A very long day, good combination of stops to explore sights/ take pictures etc. Very good driver and a guide who spoke very good English, gave extra attention to the few English speaking guests.
The only thing I did not appreciate at all was a delayed pick-up of one hour(!), we had to be ready at 6.45. I can imagine that you have to perform a hotelshuttle first, that there are some delays and that we were not the only one but we were number four(!) and the bus had to pick-up many passenger after our pick-up but no information or even apologies is a bad first impression(I already gave my feedback personally to the touroperator). Just keep in mind that these hotel pick-ups can make the day extra long.

Thank ED-enroute
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