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Wine and cheese tasting in Buenos Aires
Walking tour of Salta including the MAAM Museum
Fully-guided days in northwestern Argentina
Full Board and activities at Tierra Atacama
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
Price based on 2 people sharing
Experience jaw-dropping scenery on the mountain road from Salta to the Atacama Desert, passing striking rock formations, salt pans and rugged desert scenery
Explore the historic streets of Salta and travel to nearby Andean villages, brimming with culture
Tuck into delicious local cuisine in Buenos Aires on a bespoke foodie tour, sampling some traditional favourites and unique creations by renowned local chefs
Go geyser hunting, star gazing and walking amongst Mars-like scenery in the Atacama Desert
The weather is good almost all year round in Salta and the north west of Argentina in general. It’s warm and dry in winter (June to September) though it gets cold at night. Summer (December to February) is hot and there’s no air conditioning in most rooms. Avoid the rainy season of February to March, when many of the roads to places you'll want to explore may be impassable due to flooding.
Day time temperatures in the Atacama are agreeable all year round. A characteristic of the desert climate is the marked fluctuation in temperature between day and night. In winter (June, July and August) the average temperature is 22ºC during the day and at night it goes down to around 4ºC; temperatures can occasionally go below freezing. In summer (December to February) the temperature varies between 28ºC during the day and 16ºC at night. During these months the temperature can reach 32ºC. January-March can sometimes receive a little rainfall and cloudy skies.
Buenos Aires and Santiago are year round destinations.
Experience the epic scenery of northwest Argentina and the Atacama Desert, where the Andes mountains meet dazzling salt pans, turquoise lagoons and fields of giant cacti. Cushion the surreal landscapes with stays in two of Latin America’s most vibrant cities.
Begin in Buenos Aires, a Latin city with plenty of European flavour, indulging in fine wine, fiery tango and mouth-watering steak. Explore its thriving arts scene and get under the skin of its culinary delights with a range of bespoke private tours to truly maximise your time. We’ve included a private wine and cheese tour in the heart of the sophisticated Recoleta neighbourhood, where a number of the city's best galleries, restaurants and boutiques can be found.
From here, it’s on to Salta, a colonial city in the north-west, which is surrounded by rugged and rocky scenery and nicknamed ‘Salta the beautiful’ with good reason. Enjoy a walking tour through this quaint city with an expert local guide and visit the MAAM museum to learn about the Argentine northwest’s unique and fascinating history. On one of your days here, escape the city and drive out along winding mountain roads past rows of giant cacti set against a backdrop of lunar red rock to the enchanting adobe town of Cachi. or speed across the vast white plains of the Salinas Grandes salt flats, stopping for unforgettable photo opportunities.
Leave Salta and head north to Tilcara, picturesque town nestled in the mountains and steeped in Andean culture. From here you’ll explore the province of Jujuy, visiting the incredible Humahuaca Gorge, famous for its colourful mountains (and a photographer’s dream!), Humahuaca’s colourful market that sells traditional artisanal goods and the Pucara of Tilcara, a pre-Inca fortress.
Today is one filled with real adventure as you make the epic drive to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. There are endless opportunities for adventure waiting for you here, and the scenery on route is striking, whetting your appetite for the drama of the highest and driest desert in the world. Pass through Purmamarca with its giant cacti and mars-like red rock mountains, heading towards the vast white salt pans of Salinas Grandes, where turquoise lagoons form a dazzling contrast with the surrounding landscape. Driving along a high and winding mountain pass you will encounter rugged mountains, arriving into Chile and the Atacama Desert. Stay here for three nights and go in search of geysers, soak in the stars at night and cycle, horse ride and hike to your heart's content.
Finally, fly south to the Chilean capital of Santiago, a city with a thriving culinary scene and so the perfect place to spend the final night of this great adventure. If you have free time before your flight, we recommend following in the footsteps of literary great, Pablo Neruda and visiting his quirky house in the bohemian Bellavista district.
Boasting an eclectic collection of art, Buenos Aires is a great destination for those with a keen interest and your specialist guide will help to showcase the best, taking you to a range of hand-picked ateliers and studios to suit your personal taste.
Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.
Choose from 5 different bike trails, with varying difficulties to see more of the breath taking landscape on wheels. There are options for more advanced mountain bikers and also options for families.
Explore the Salar de Atacama area on bike and cool off in the Sejas and Agua Piedra lagoons, relaxing in the salty water and enjoying the picturesque views.
Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.
The pristine skies of Atacama Desert are a stargazer’s paradise. The altitude and bone-dry atmosphere make them incredibly clear, and you can see the planets, stars and galaxies up close with philosopher-cum-astronomer Alain Maury.
Enjoy the very best of Salta city on this wonderful walking tour. Explore the colonial architecture, monumental statues and cultural museums such as the famous MAAM (Museum of High Altitude Archaeology) whilst being surrounded by stunning landscapes.
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San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile
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