Essential Deserts Of The Altiplano

Highlights

Buenos Aires - Salta - Cafayate - Purmamarca - Atacama - Malku Cueva - Colchani

REF :

EU-TBK0108

Dates

Prices*

Single Supp

8th Feb, 8th Mar, 12th Apr, 10th May, 7th June, 12th Jul, 9th Aug 2022


£4,700 / $5,875

£720 / $900

13th Sep, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 6th Dec 2022

£5,170 / $6,465

£795 / $990

10th Jan, 5th Feb, 7th Mar, 11th Apr, 9th May, 6th Jun, 11th Jul, 8th Aug 2023

£4,700 / $5,875

£720 / $900

12th Sep, 10th Oct, 7th Nov, 5th Dec 2023

Price on request

Price on request

*Price per person based on twin/double share

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: BUENOS AIRES (D).

Morning arrival.  Afternoon panoramic tour of the city, exploring its most relevant landmarks: Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and finishing in Recoleta. Evening Tango Dinner show.


DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES - SALTA (B).

Fly to Salta. Afternoon free to explore Salta and the High Mountain Archaeology Museum (MAAM).


DAY 3: SALTA - CAFAYATE (B, L).

Travel to Cafayate passing by the Obispo Slope, Recta del Tin Tin, Los Cardones National Park, Cachi and De Las Flechas Gorge.


DAY 4: CAFAYATE - SALTA (B, L).

Morning visit to the town. After lunch travel to Salta visiting the Cafayate Gorge.


DAY 5: SALTA - PURMAMARCA (B).

Depart early via Del Toro Gorge reaching San Antonio de los Cobres. After free time continue along the Puna via Salinas Grandes Salt Flat to Purmamarca.


DAY 6:  PURMAMARCA - ATACAMA (B).

Morning departure towards San Pedro de Atacama, via the Paso de Jama border crossing.


DAY 7: ATACAMA (B).

Trip to the Altiplanic Lagoons visiting the Miscanti, and Miñiques Lagoons and Toconao.


DAY 8: ATACAMA (B).

Depart early to El Tatio Geysers. During the afternoon enjoy the sunset in De La Luna Valley.


DAY 9:  ATACAMA - MALKU (B, L, D).

Travel via Hito Cajón, on the way to Malku Cueva visiting Verde Lagoon, Dali Valley with the thermal springs of Chaviri, De la Mañana Geysers and Colorado Lagoon.


DAY 10: MALKU - COLCHANI (B, L, D).

Morning at leisure. Afternoon travel to Colchani, visiting a valley of stones and then to Uyuni passing Culpina and San Cristóbal.


DAY 11: COLCHAN (B, L, D).

Explore Uyuni Salt Flat and visit a salt processing plant, the Incahuasi Island where we can observe the giant Cactus, and the mummies of the Pucara de Ayque. Lunch at the Great Salt Flat.


DAY 12: COLCHANI - PURMAMARCA (B, L).

Early morning departure to Tupiza to arrive at La Quiaca border crossing. Continue through the Humahuaca Gorge, via the Hornocal, also known as Cerro de los Catorce Colores.


DAY 13: PURMAMARCA - SALTA (B).

Travel to Salta and explore the Humahuaca Gorge.


DAY 14: SALTA - BUENOS AIRES (B).

Fly to Buenos Aires.


DAY 15: SALTA - BUENOS AIRES (B).

Day at leisure until your flight departs or extend your trip.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation - 14 nights in minimum 3-star hotels.

Meals - As specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

Luggage - One normal suitcase and one handbag per person included for hotel porterage

Transfers - all airport transfers from arrival on Day 1 to final day (assuming specific group flights booked)

Tours (with local bilingual English-speaking guides) - Buenos Aires: City tour - Dinner Show. Salta: Walking tour, MAAM included - De Las Flechas, De Cafayate, Del Toro Gorges.  Jujuy: Humahuaca Gorge. Atacama: Altiplanic Lagoons - Atacama Salt Flat - El Tatio Geysers - De La Luna Valley. Uyuni: Colores Lagoons - De La Mañana Geysers - Uyuni Salt Flats.


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

International flights and airport taxes to join the tour.

Internal Flights and airport taxes within the tour (specific flights will be advised).

Tips for local guides / drivers.

Tickets for National Parks, Natural Reserves and Museums.

Early Check-in / Late Check-out.

Travel Insurance.


NOTES

  • Due to the altitude of the Puna, we recommend that travellers with respiratory issues take special care.

  • Day 2: The Town Hall and the MAAM closed on Mondays. San Miguel Market closed on Sundays. 

  • Day 9: The access to Colores Lagoon and De la Mañana Geysers in Bolivia can be affected due to weather conditions. 

  • Day 11: During the rainy season (from Dec to Mar) the salt flat is flooded so unable to visit the Incahuasi Island or the Pucara de Ayque.

  • Check required group flights  at time of booking.

  • Tour prices are based on shared group services (not private services).

  • Passport copies required 30 days prior to arrival for all passengers.

Itinerary

DAY 1:  Arrival - Buenos Aires

DAY 2:  Buenos Aires - Salta

DAY 3:  Salta - Cafayate

DAY 4:  Cafayate - Salta

DAY 5:  Salta - Purmamarca

DAY 6:  Purmamarca - Atacama

DAY 7:  Atacama

DAY 8:  Atacama

DAY 9:  Atacama - Malku

DAY 10:  Malku - Colchani

DAY 11:  Colchani

DAY 12:  Colchani - Purmamarca

DAY 13:  Purmamarca - Salta

DAY 14:  Salta - Buenos Aires

DAY 15:  Depart Salta - Buenos Aires (or extend your trip)


Interests
History & Culture
Astronomy & Stargazing
Wildlife & Nature
Walking & Trekking
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