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Off the beaten track Argentina: Remote Puna adventure

13 days from £4,345pp

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Off the beaten track Argentina: Remote Puna adventure

13 days from £4,345pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip

 

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Feeling as remote as the wilderness of Amazonia or Antarctica, the Puna de Atacama is a vast, other-worldly, arid landscape of extremes. On your six-day, guided expeditionary road trip you will be almost alone in rarefied, high-altitude desert mountain scenery as alien as the surface of Mars. 

A rugged plateau straddling Argentina and Chile, the Puna has intensely varied scenery with high mountain passes, salt-carpeted depressions and a crescent of volcanoes within which are glass-still lakes, pewter-shaded lava fields, ochre-hued volcanic cones and silvery pumice desert, slashed through by glacial streams. It's immense: the size of England, dotted with just a handful of hamlets. The region has been inhabited in the past: Inca ruins stab the volcanic peaks and ghost towns - abandoned mining villages - are fascinating to explore.

Your holiday here is bookended with a brief discovery of two of Argentina’s most fascinating historic cities, Buenos Aires and Salta. 

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Buenos Aires.

Day 2

Guided walking tour of Retiro and Recoleta.

Day 3

Fly to Salta. Afternoon guided walking tour.

Day 4

At leisure in Salta. Optional day walks.

Day 5

Your expedition begins: drive to Purmamarca.

Day 6

Enter the Puna: drive to Tolar Grande.

Day 7

Explore the Puna from Tolar Grande.

Day 8

Further explorations of the Puna en route to El Peñon.

Day 9

Explore the unique, pearl-white pumice fields.

Day 10

Leave the Puna and descend to Cafayate.

Day 11

At leisure in Cafayate.

Day 12

Return to Salta airport via Las Conchas Canyon, fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 13

Transfer to the airport for international flight.

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What our experts say

This is one of my favourite holidays to Argentina. I love the expeditionary feel of this trip – you truly feel as though you’ve left Earth behind and have ended up in an incredible, alien landscape. If you have already visited Argentina, enjoy exploring and would like to experience something completely different then this is an adventurous holiday that would definitely be worth considering.

David

David Nichols

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Included in this holiday

Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
Things to do

 
Kenton Palace
Accommodation

 

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