• Explore Colonia, Buenos Aires, Cachi, Salta and San Pedro de Atacama
• Talampaya National Park
• Shincal Inca Ruins
• Porvenir Winery
• Traverse the Andes
• Atacama Desert
• Valley of the Moon
• Tatio Geysers
• Laguna Colorada
• Search for Andean condors, flamingos, caracara, guanacos, vicunas, foxes and wildlife of the altiplano.
• 22 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Buenos Aires, Argentina, finish in Santiago, Chile
• All meals included
• Includes 2 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2 or 3
Visit four South American countries - Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia: regions with fascinating indigenous cultures, active volcanos and geysers, sublime landscapes and snow-capped peaks. Walk through numerous pre-Columbian villages and ruins, visit superb wine regions and search for guanaco and vicuna herds roaming the high altiplano.
Drive over spectacular Andean passes and remote gorges and valleys dotted by estancias (ranches). Enjoy the surreal landscape of the Atacama - including Tatio Geysers, Laguna Colorado, Valley of the Moon as well as the parks of Talampaya, Ishigualasto.
What makes this journey even more impressive is the fact that most of these destinations remain virtually undiscovered by tourists.
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathrooms.
5 days over 9,000 ft. Some rough/dusty, winding roads and long drives.
Arrive in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires city sites
Ferry Crossing to Colonia, Uruguay
Fly to San Juan, Villa Union
Talampaya National Park
The Triassic Park of Ischigualasto
Miranda Gorge, Mythical Inca Ruins of Shincal
The Indian Ruins of Quilmes
Quebrada de Las Conchas, Wine Vineyards of Cafayate
Cafayate - Wine Experience
Las Flechas Gorge, Town of Cachi
Cachi - Los Cardones National Park - Salta
Humahuaca Gorge, Purmamarca
The Indigenous Villages of the North
Traversing the Andes
The Atacama Desert, Moon Valley
The Atacama Desert, Tatio Geysers
Bolivia: Mud pools and the flamingos of Laguna Colorada
Drive to Calama, Fly to Santiago