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From Desert Stars to Thundering Falls


  • Itinerary:
    Maipo Valley – Valparaiso - San Pedro de Atacama – Salta - Chicoana – Iguazu – Buenos Aires
  • Duration:
    15 days / 14 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 2,550.- per person (excluding flights)
This itinerary encompasses all the highlights of both Argentina and Chile. You’ll begin amongst the vineyards of the Maipo Valley and the bohemian hills of Valparaiso before flying north to the driest desert in the world. From here it’s off to the tumbling Iguazu waterfalls for a tropical contrast! Finally you’ll visit the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.
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Days 1-3 – Take a Break Amongst the Vineyards

From Santiago you’ll travel to the Maipo Valley; a wine valley about an hour’s drive from the capital. We’ll arrange for a transfer to take you directly to your simple but cosy B&B with its own swimming pool and views of the Andean peaks. There are no tours planned during your stay, so you can do as you please. Cycle through the vineyards or book a wine tour to sample some of the local produce.

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Days 3-5 – Bohemian Hills of Valparaíso

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Days 5-7 – Llamas on the Moon

San Pedro de Atacama is a small and quaint town with lots of white houses. You’ll stay at a simple, yet cosy centrally located hotel. Its laid-back atmosphere, sand coloured walls and hammocks in the garden make it fit right in with its surroundings. This immense area is the world’s driest desert and you will soon feel the temperature range that it goes through every day.

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On day 2, you’ll join an excursion to the Atacama Desert with a small group of international travellers. You’re going to stop off at some very scenic points so don’t forget your camera! Driving through the Valle de la Luna you’ll experience this surreal lunar-like landscape of barren rocks and valleys, and at sunset you’ll climb to up to great vantage point. As the sun sets you’ll see the colours of the valley change to red, purple, green and blue as the moon slowly rises in the sky.

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Days 7-9 – Like a Gaucho in Sunny Salta

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Days 9-12 – Iguazu Falls in the Rainforest

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Days 12-15 – Buenos Aires: Romance and Tango

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From Desert Stars to Thundering Falls


For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Argentina accommodation living room
Argentina Buenos Aires accommodation entrance lobby
Argentina Valparaiso accommodation exterior
Argentina San Pedro pool
Argentina Iguazu falls accommodation pool
Argentina Maipo valley accommodation bedroom

Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    From £ 2,975.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For the locations included in this itinerary we have alternative options available in terms of comfort. Our In Style options can be more luxurious, offer something unique or offer a more comfortable transport option – all with that local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your itinerary select our In Style option below.

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