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Signature Northern Chile and Argentina: Atacama Desert to Iguazu Falls

15 days from £3754pp

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Signature Northern Chile and Argentina: Atacama Desert to Iguazu Falls

15 days from £3754pp

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The Andean crossing between the Atacama desert and Salta in the Argentine Andean foothills is the highest and most elemental pass, where sun-bleached arid rock gives way to ice-clad skeletal peaks. A friendly, laid-back but cultured colonial city, Salta, with its graceful baroque architecture and stunning, colourful cathedral, is a great contrast to the vast capital, Buenos Aires. Around it are communities and vestiges of the country’s indigenous population, whose crafts and agricultural practices survive to this day. From here you’ll fly to the sub-tropical rainforest of Iguazú National Park and survey and explore the monumental Iguazú Falls; 276 separate cascades thundering over a granite precipice.  At either end of the holiday there’s time in a historically significant, sophisticated city – Santiago and Buenos Aires.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to hotel. Walking tour of Santiago’s historic centre.

Day 2

Full day excursion to Maipo Valley visiting two vineyards.

Day 3

Fly to Calama, transfer to desert town San Pedro de Atacama. Sunset trip to Moon Valley.

Day 4

Visit village of Toconao, Minique and Miscanti lagoons, cross ‘salar’ salt flat to Laguna Chaxa.

Day 5

Full day visit to Tatio Geysers – highest geyser field in the world.

Day 6

Public bus to Purmamarca.

Day 7

At leisure.

Day 8

Discover Humahuaca Gorge, continue to Humahuaca village.

Day 9

Salta walking tour including cable car up San Bernardo Hill. Fly to Puerto Iguazú.

Day 10

Full day excursion to Argentine side of Iguazú falls.

Day 11

Half day to explore Brazilian side of Iguazú falls.

Day 12

Fly to Buenos Aires, transfer to hotel in Recoleta district.

Day 13

City tour including visit to Teatro Colon.

Day 14

At leisure, tango show with dinner at El Querandi.

Day 15

Transfer to airport for international flight home.

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Santiago and the vineyards
Places visited

Santiago and the vineyards

Historic Santiago
Thing to do

Historic Santiago walking tour

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Atton el Bosque


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