Argentina & Chile Tour
The 16-day itinerary combines the cultural and historical highlights of Argentina, Chile, and Santiago. Give you the opportunity to see the best of South America by exploring Latin America's famous attractions. Explore Buenos Aires, the largest capital of Argentina, Enjoy visiting the remarkable sights in Mendoza and Salta in the northwestern of Argentina. Go on a trip for a splendid 11 nights to explore these wonders and much more. On this Latin America combined tour, you will visit some of the gorgeous natural wonders in South America, and well-known sites. You'll spend unusual nights in Purmamarca, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago de Chile, and Machu Picchu. Enjoy comfortable accommodation, best itineraries, meals, best activities, All transfers and guided sightseeing in each city on the tour.
- Met and assisted by our Representative at the included airports upon arrival and departure
- All transfers included in the itinerary in the informed vehicles.
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Buenos Aires
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Mendoza
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Salta
- Accommodation for 1 night in Purmamarca
- Accommodation for 3 nights in San Pedro de Atacama
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Santiago de Chile
- All sightseeing tours included in the itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Tours (regular or private according to the itinerary)
- Guides in language to be agreed upon with the customers
- International and internal flights (to be quoted according to travel date)
- Any service other than those mentioned above
- Airport taxes
- Entry visa
- Optional excursions
- Travel insurance
DAY 1: CITY OF ORIGIN-BUENOS AIRES
Arrival to the city of Buenos Aires. Currently, it shines as a cosmopolitan, dynamic and traditional city where European customs predominate in pleasant fusion with Argentine authenticity, impacting each tourist, due to the diversity of options and scenarios that it presents. Assistance at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Free time and accommodation.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.
DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES
Guided city tour
We will tour the city that gave rise to tango with its main attractions and traditions. We will know in depth the Argentine culture, its gastronomy, and its history. We will start touring the neighborhoods of the northern area such as Recoleta and Palermo where we will find the typical characteristics such as its wide avenues, its palaces, and residences and its green spaces that are the most important ones in Buenos Aires. The tour will continue through the Center where we will travel the widest avenue in the world and we will pass by the Teatro Colón and the Obelisco, a distinctive icon of Buenos Aires and Argentina par excellence.
We will have our first stop in the Plaza de Mayo, the historic center of the city and where our independence was established by 1810. Here we will find the Government House (Casa Rosada), The Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. We will have time to tour, take photos and continue to the south.
We will visit the neighborhood of San Telmo, the smallest neighborhood of the city but the one with more tradition and customs of our own, to go then to the neighborhood of La Boca (according to its neighbors "La Boca Republic"). There we will have a new stop where we can walk the Caminito passage (open-air museum) and time for taking some photos in the area and in front of the Boca Juniors Stadium, La Bombonera.
The last neighborhood we will visit will be the newest in the city, Puerto Madero
At night dinner with tango show in regular.
Overnight in Buenos Aires
DAY 3: BUENOS AIRES
Free day to enjoy the city with all the attractions it offers.
In the evening, dinner with traditional tango show.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.
DAY 4: BUENOS AIRES-MENDOZA
At an agreed time, transfer to the airport to take a domestic flight to the city of Mendoza. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure. Located on the edge of the Cordillera de Los Andes, the international capital of wine, it is the ideal starting point to undertake an adventure to the different ski centers that the province of Mendoza has to offer, as well as a distribution center to know its surroundings, impregnated with history, culture, and viticulture.
Overnight in Mendoza
DAY 5: MENDOZA
High Peaks Tour with Quebrada del Durazno - Semi-Private Service
Departure in the morning to climb the mountain towards the Uspallata Valley, continuing towards the Natural Bridge of the Inca, the Aconcagua viewpoint (where mummies of Inca origin were found) and the town of Las Cuevas, on the border with Chile.
Return by Potrerillos, observing the different landmarks of the Inca Trail.
Overnight in Mendoza
DAY 6: MENDOZA
Tour of 3 wineries Lujan de Cuyo and/or Maipu and vineyards with lunch – Semi-Private Service
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and will go to the most famous wineries in the Lujan de Cuyo region, the cradle of the best Malbecs in the world.
We will learn about the origins of winemaking, Argentine wine culture and the characteristics of the terroir.
During the morning we will visit two traditional wineries, and after each visit, we will enjoy a wine tasting experience. The third winery to visit has a gourmet restaurant overlooking the Andes and the surrounding vineyards. There you will enjoy a five-course lunch, each course combined with different wines from the winery. After lunch, we will return to the hotel in Mendoza.
Overnight in Mendoza
DAY 7: MENDOZA-SALTA
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and domestic flight to the city of Salta. Transfer to the hotel.
Guided city tour, Founded in 1582 by Spain, the city of Salta is an example of Baroque-American architecture, the only artistic movement born in America and not the imitation of Europeans.
In its streets, samples of the city's history coexist, from its first inhabitants, through the time of colonization to the modern city that it is today.
Overnight in Salta.
DAY 8: SALTA
Full-Day Tour Tren de las Nubes (train not included)
After breakfast, early in the morning, you will go on a full-day excursion on a regular basis that runs the same path of the famous “Train to the Clouds” through the “Quebrada del Toro” towards San Antonio de Los Cobres. Then, through the Puna, continue on Route 40 towards “Salinas Grandes” in Jujuy. Finally, you will go down the Cipa de Lipan towards the picturesque Purmamarca, at the foot of the Seven Colors hill. Accommodation in Purmamarca.
We will begin crossing national route 51, with photographic stops at panoramic points of sites “stopped in time” and then embark on the magical experience of the TRAIN TO THE CLOUDS. The train of the Clouds crosses the high mountains of the Andes, passing through the most spectacular landscapes. It is made up of the city of Salta, at 1,187 meters above sea level and reaches the viaduct of La Polvorrilla, where it rises to 4,200 meters high! In addition to being one of the highest trains in the world, it is undoubtedly one of the most incredible. As the name implies, the cloud train reaches such a height that clouds can often be seen below, including bridges or mountain slopes.
Overnight in Purmamarca.
DAY 9: SALTA-TILCARA
Full-Day Tour Quebrada de Humahuaca
After breakfast, we will take the regular tour of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, will begin. Before the Quebrada de Humahuaca, places such as Maimará, "Paleta del Pintor", Tilcara, Archaeological Ruin "El Pucará de Tilcara", Huacalera, Tropic of Capricorn, Uquía (Pinturas Cuzqueñas), Humahuaca and its Independence Monument will be toured. Return to Salta through San Salvador de Jujuy.
Overnight in Salta.
DAY 10: TILCARA- CALAMA (CHILE)
After breakfast, a departure from Tilcara to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile by the iconic Andean border crossing Paso de Jama, located at 4400 m.a.s.l. Once on Chilean soil, transfer to the hotel in Calama, the main distribution center in the Antofagasta region. Rest of the day off.Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
DAY 11: ATACAMA DESERT
Day to discover this natural beauty by making 2 excursions in regular service:
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave at 05:00 AM on the way to El Tatio (from Kunza “tata-iu”) which means “The Grandfather Who Cries”, is one of the highest Geysers camps in the world. Located in the cordon of the Andes to the NE of San Pedro de Atacama, it is the largest Geiser group in the southern hemisphere and the third-largest in the world, after Yellowstone (USA) and Dolina Giezerow (Russia).
The maximum expression of these fumaroles begins between 06:00 and 07: 00Hrs. Approx. With temperatures reaching 85 ° C. On our return it is possible to observe wildlife such as vicunas, llamas, rheas, vizcachas, etc. While in the Flora the giant Cacti, llaretas, coirón, etc. stand out. In addition, we will visit the small ancestral town of Machuca its few inhabitants are mainly engaged in grazing and cheese production, very close to the place is the Laguna Salada where families of flamingos, ducks and seagulls live with an imposing landscape of beauty. Approximate arrival 12:30 Hs.
VALLEY OF THE MOON
At approximately 3:00 pm we will leave for the Moon Valley. It is a desert landscape, a geomorphological wonder. Our ancestors called it Las Salinas today known worldwide as Valle de la Luna, surrounded by a set of landscapes of incomparable beauty and resembling a fragment of the lunar landscape to which it owes its name. In 1982 it was declared a Sanctuary of Nature and is part of the Flamencos National Reserve in this place you can observe a geological show of great interest especially at sunrise and sunset.
During your visit you can contemplate: Quebrada de Ckari, the famous natural formation known by our ancestors as The Three Watchers today called The Three Marys, Dune Major; a majestic body of sand and viewpoints like; Quebrada Honda where the famous Coyote Stone is located. Arrival 20:30 Hs.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
DAY 12: ATACAMA DESERT
Full-Day Tour through the Altiplanic and Saline lagoons of Atacama
Around 06:00 AM we will leave for this expedition where we will visit: Toconao (Kunza: Lost Corner) where the enchants for its simplicity, calm of its people, special climate, beautiful architecture and crafts will charm you; We will visit the area of the Salar de Atacama known as Laguna Chaxa located in Soncor Sector, Los Flamencos National Reserve. Subsequently we take the direction to the South East (Cordillera de los Andes) to settle in an Altiplanic Town called Socaire, we visit its church and learn about its agriculture. Once in the Andes, we will go approximately at 4200 masl to meet Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons belonging to the Los Flamencos National Reserve, it is characterized by volcanoes and mountainous reliefs such as the Miscanti hill and Meñiques volcano. In addition to the flamingos, species such as the Tagua Cornuda, Parinas Chicas, the Caití, Baird Beach, Chorlo de la Puna, Pato Juarjual and the Guallata abound. The flora is mainly composed of Llarena and Paja Brava.
Both lagoons are born thanks to the underground water coming from the thaws.
Arrival 14:00 approximately.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama
DAY 13: ATACAMA DESERT-CALAMA-SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Transfer to Calama airport to take a national flight to Santiago de Chile. Arrival in the city. Santiago, a city that will surprise you by the combination of the cosmopolitan and the traditional, becoming one of the most thriving capitals in Latin America for its economic power and the visual impact of its skyline surrounded by the Andes mountain range. Transfer to the hotel. Free time and accommodation.
Overnight in Santiago de Chile.
DAY 14: SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Guided city tour
We will go down to the cobbled Lastarría neighborhood, characterized by its green areas and beautiful 19th-century mansions, nowadays restored and transformed into picturesque cafés, restaurants, bookstores, and even museums.
Then, we will continue on our way to Cerro Santa Lucia, where we will have free time to walk and take pictures, while our guide tells us some of the most important episodes in the history of Santiago. From its terraces, we will enjoy the panoramic views of the city, as well as the relics and constructions of the colonial era such as Castillo Hidalgo.
On our way to the next stop, we will see emblematic sites of the city such as the iconic Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago with its impressionist architecture, along with the current National Congress. We will visit the government house called “La Moneda” and the Plaza de la Constitución and learn about its interesting history. Then we will go to the Central Market, one of the most characteristic gastronomic points of the city, to continue through the northern sector of the capital and end our day.
Overnight in Santiago de Chile
DAY 15: SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Optional: Tour to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
Named a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity, the city of Valparaíso draws a vivid and particular landscape on the shores of the Pacific Ocean that is worth seeing.
Grown between two hills, the city is characterized by its funiculars, stairs, alleys and colorful architecture.
9 Kilometers from Valparaíso is the town of Viña del Mar, also known as "Garden City", for the maintenance and combination of beautiful green areas in the middle of its urban area.
Its architecture stands out, its imposing palaces and its famous Flower Clock, photographed by hundreds of visitors from all over the world.
Overnight in Santiago de Chile.
DAY 16: SANTIAGO DE CHILE-CITY OF ORIGIN
At an agreed time, transfer to the airport to take an international flight to the origin.
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