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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 Falls 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 12-15 – Buenos Aires: romance and tango

Next, you’ll make your own way to the airport for your flight to Argentina’s capital: Buenos Aires. Flying time direct from Puerto Iguazú is roughly 2 hours. Explore sexy and sophisticated Buenos Aires, a city of steamy tango, sizzling steaks and a nightlife that never stops. Take an eye-opening tour with a local Porteño (resident of the city) for an edgy glimpse into behind-the-scenes life and soak up the totally seductive atmosphere. You’ll stay in the happening Palermo district, one of the most popular barrios in Buenos Aires. At the end of your adventure, you’ll make your own way to the airport for your flight back home.

When you request this itinerary our Chile Travel Specialists will check the cheapest flight options for you. Sometimes we find that it’s more economical to fly from Iguazu via Sao Paulo back to the UK. If this is the case we’ll alter the itinerary slightly so that day 13 will be free for you to explore the Argentine side of the falls under your own steam. You’ll then visit the Brazilian side on day 14 on a guided excursion, and on day 15 you’ll fly back to the UK via Sao Paulo.

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From Desert Stars to Thundering Falls


For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Chile Maipo Valley in-style accommodation bedroom
Argentina accommodation living room
Argentina accommodation living room reception area
San Pedro Chile pool
Argentina Iguazu falls in style pool exterior

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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