From Desert Stars to Thundering Falls

2-Week Itinerary in Argentina & Chile

Prices from £1,845 pp

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Duration15 days / 14 nights (flexible)

ItineraryMaipo Valley – Valparaiso - San Pedro de Atacama – Salta - Chicoana – Iguazu – Buenos Aires

Suitable for families

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Overview

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.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Meet and greet in Buenos Aires
  • Transport as listed
  • Excursions

 

Excluding;

  • International flights – let us book all flights for you
  • Domestic flights (approx. £150 per person per flight)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips

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Your day-by-day itinerary

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.

Take a Break Amongst the Vineyards

Bohemian Hills of Valparaíso

The maze of cobbled streets and colourful buildings give Valparaiso an endearing, bohemian charm. Climb up the steep hillsides and absorb the impressive vistas laid out before you. During your stay we’ll arrange for an English-speaking guide to take you round the city by foot and public transport. You’ll stay in a small hotel, a converted house, in the hills above the port.

Bohemian Hills of Valparaíso

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.

Llamas on the Moon

 

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.

man jumping in the desert of chile

Like a Gaucho in Sunny Salta

Ride on horseback through the green valleys and tobacco plantations of sunny Salta, steeped in folklore, colonial charm and traditional Gaucho spirit. During this trip, you’ll spend two nights in Salta with a day trip to a local estancia where you’ll horse ride, sample a tasty BBQ and learn all about local life on a ranch.

Like a Gaucho in Sunny Salta

Iguazu Falls in the Rainforest

Feel the spray of roaring Iguazu Falls and explore the surrounding rainforest, where raccoon-like coatis play. A cluster of cascades set within rich National Park, Iguazu Falls will leave you deafened and utterly speechless. You’ll visit both the Argentinean and Brazilian side of the Falls, the latter with a guide, you’ll spend two nights on the Argentina side and the third night on the Brazilian side.

waterfalls in brazil

Buenos Aires: Romance and Tango

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 happening Palermo district, one of the most popular barrios in Buenos Aires.

Couple dancing the tango in the street in Buenos Aires Argentina
Travel specialist Ceri standing in vineyards

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