Spending your time in the high altiplano of South America’s Andes mountain range, this trip explores not only the astounding, arid backdrop littered with colourful lagoons, but the unique culture and traditions of the area. You will begin in the capital of Chile, flying up to the Atacama Desert and then travel by 4x4 into Bolivia towards the Uyuni salt flats. Then head east, where you will be able to notice the rapid changes in flora and fauna as you dive down into the lowlands. As you come into northern Argentina, you will visit the impressive Humahuaca gorge. End your time in the bustling Buenos Aires.
Witness some of the most barren and spectacular landscape in the Andes.
Watch the sunset over the Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert.
Stay in a luxury airstream camper on the Uyuni salt flat.
Spend time exploring Argentina’s bustling capital, Buenos Aires.
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- San Pedro de Atacama
- Hedionda Lagoon
- Laguna Hedionda
- Salta and The Northwest
- Buenos Aires
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Santiago.
Day 2 Santiago
Day 3 San Pedro de Atacama
Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama
Day 5 Hedionda Lagoon
San Pedro de Atacama , Hedionda Lagoon
Day 6 Jirira
Laguna Hedionda , Jirira
You will continue north today through the Altiplano, stopping at places such as the Rock Valley, Sioli desert and the tree rock. Cross over the salt flat to enjoy sunset at the camper.
Day 7 Jirira
At leisure with your guide today — you will be able to explore the salt flats and small village of Jirira with them.
Day 8 Tupiza
Day 9 Tilcara
Day 10 Purmamarca
Tilcara , Purmamarca
Day 11 Salta and The Northwest
Day 12 Salta and The Northwest
Day 13 Buenos Aires
Day 14 Buenos Aires
Day 15 International return flight
Buenos Aires , International return flight
Day 16 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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