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Chile Andean Triangle

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Chile!

Arrival at the Santiago airport then transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Santiago

Day 2: Exploring The Capital City

Santiago is the perfect blend of old and modern, that is why we invite you to visit this city. Starting at the San Cristobal hill, our guide will you show the immensity of the city; its geography and urban setting. We will walk to the Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where we will visit the Cathedral, the Post Office and Santiago City Hall. Next, we head to the Government Palace and also visit a few older neighborhoods of Santiago. One of them is Plaza Concha y Toro, known for its cobblestone streets and old mansions that reflect the elegance and wealth of its early 20th century inhabitants.

We then head east; where we will see modern buildings and the changes they have brought to the neighborhoods, ending our tour at a handicraft store, where we enjoy a Pisco Sour while we admire the lapis lazuli jewelry, a stone that is only found in Chile and Afghanistan.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Santiago

Day 3: Guided Tour of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso

From Santiago, we’ll travel through the valleys of Curacaví and Casablanca to get to Valparaiso (1.5 hrs of Santiago) also called the "Pearl of the Pacific". Enjoy this wonderful city, full of tradition and history. At the foot of the hills, we´ll check on the Plaza Sotomayor, the main square, right in front of the port. We will also wander through the city´s plazas, passages and lifts. Once on the higher level, you´ll enjoy walking across the Alegre and Concepcion hills and strolling along the Yugoslav and Gervasoni Promenades where the famous Cafe Turri and the home of renowned cartoonist Lukas are located.

You´ll pass by a large number of traditional alleys to get across the Cerro Alegre. We then go on a panoramic visit of the neighboring city of Viña del Mar, that once sheltered the cream of Chile´s society and is characterized by its beautiful parks and beaches. The coastal area of Isla Negra shelters another house of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1971 and is considered one of the best and more influential poets of the 20th century. His home was made of stone and wood, and resembles a large ship. Today is has been turned into a museum and Neruda and his third wife, Matilde Urrutia, are buried there.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Santiago Valparaíso

Day 4: Amazing Shapes of San Pedro de Atacama

Departure to Atacama and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will depart on an excursion to Moon Valley. Depart the hotel at around 17:00 to visit a place with beautiful shapes and colors located 8km from San Pedro de Atacama. You can walk and enjoy a great geological spectacle that has been repeatedly compared with the surface of the moon, with its angular geology and rocks sculpted by millenniums of erosion. Visit the salt caverns before climbing the mayor sand dune where the kaleidoscope of colors that appear over the Andes are just marvelous. Return to San Pedro de Atacama.

​Breakfast included

Visited:
Santiago Calama San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 5: Interesting Archeological Discoveries

In the morning, depart to visit the Pukara de Quitor, a 12th Century (pre-Inca) fortress which was strategically located and easily defended on all sides, until the Spanish arrival with the advantage of horses weakened it. Pukara de Quitor, partially restored in 1992, is one of the most complete and impressive of these early defensive measures.

Crossing the “Ayllos” or community farm areas, we arrive at Tulor, the site of the earliest known settlement in the area known as the “Aldea de Tulor”. This settlement is more than 2,000 years old and consists of circular dwellings interconnected by common passages and patios. Only part of the settlement is visible, the rest has being covered by the constantly moving desert sands. At an appropriate time return to San Pedro.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Pukara de Quitor Tulor San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 6: Guided tour of Geysers del Tatio

Wake up really early (departing at 4:00 am), from the hotel to the Geysers del Tatio located at 98kms from San Pedro and at 4.300 m.a.s.l. Arrive at the geysers around 6:30am to enjoy a picnic style breakfast and a guided stroll through this geothermal field to see the geysers and pools of boiling water and mud. The area takes on an almost surreal look at sunrise. Once the sun has risen and the thermal activity is calmed somewhat, we move to the area of the hot springs for a rejuvenating soak in 40°C water before beginning the return trip towards San Pedro.

​Breakfast included

Visited:
San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 7: Villamar and its wonders

Departure of Hito Cajón towards Laguna Verde on the slopes of the volcano Llicancabur and through the Valley of Dali, Chalviri hot springs, continue the journey to the Geysers of the Sun Morning to admire the spectacular colors of hot mud, then to Laguna Colorada and tour around Laguna where you can appreciate the famous "JAMES FLAMINGOS" unique of its kind in the world and can appreciate the change of tone in the Laguna up to its red color, hence its name. Then continue to Villa Mar.

Breakfast included

Visited:
San Pedro de Atacama. Villa Mar

Day 8: From Villamar to Colchani

Breakfast. Transfer to Colchani passing by Alota visiting the Stones Valley, strange formations on the rocks due to erosion and winds. Crossing the Incahuasi Island (also known as Fish Island) where we will see the famous giant cactus, then we will see a salt processing plant, also we will see the process of salt extraction. Lunch will be served in the great salar. Continue to Colchani and accommodation at the Hotel Palacio de Sal (selected from the most unusual 10 in the world and the top 10 travel and adventure), the first hotel in the world built entirely of salt. After dinner evening walk near the hotel. The sky at this latitude is considered one of the clearest in the world.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Visited:
Villamar Uyuni

Day 9: Transfer to Tupiza

Breakfast. Moving towards Tupiza visiting on the way the mining center of Atocha, Tupiza arrival and accommodation at the Hotel Mitru (or similar). Short walk through the city. Lunch dinner.

​Breakfast included

Visited:
Uyuni Tupiza

Day 10: Driving until we reach Purmamarca

After breakfast we will depart to the Bolivian border to cross to Argentina. We depart from the border with Bolivia. Our drive bring us down from the Bolivian high plateaus to the colorfull Argentinean northwest region. We will visit the Town of Humahuaca. Picturesque little town that gives the name to this beautiful gorge. After some free time at the village (option for lunch) we will continue towards Tilcara to visit its Pucara, the most important archaeological site in Argentina. It is a fortress located on top of a hill that controls the valley with exceptional views. Short visit to the town of Tilcara perhaps with some free time to visit its interesting the Archaeological Museum.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Tupiza Purmamarca

Day 11: Purmamarca Village Visit

Morning visit to Purmamarca Village where you will have time to look closely at the well-known Hill of the Seven Colours, the Church and the Craft Market on the square, and even taking a brief stroll visiting its narrow streets and get in touch with the locals. We may also do a short morning excursion towards the foohills of the seven color mountain. Then, we continue south towards Jujuy leaving the Gorge behind we will experience the vegetation change as we reach the city of Jujuy. After lunch, on the route coming back to Salta city, you will look at La Paleta del Pintor (Paintor’s Palette) framing the town of Maimara and Purmamarca. Return to Salta city.

​Breakfast included

Visited:
Purmamarca Salta

Day 12: Free Day in Salta

Today, let's enjoy a day at leisure, relaxing and entertaining.

​​Breakfast included

Visited:
Salta

Day 13: Nice flight to Buenos Aires

Arrival at Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel. 

Breakfast included

Visited:
Salta Buenos Aires

Day 14: Nice guided tour of Buenos Aires

Depart on a guided tour to the most important places in Buenos Aires. The tour includes the Metropolitan Cathedral, Government House and the area of Plaza de Mayo. You will be at the heart of the Tango activity where this sensuous dance is performed in the street for passersby to enjoy in the traditional neighborhood of San Telmo, where this typical dance dwells. Then you will visit La Boca and stop at this colorful suburb of the city adopted years ago as his home by the first Italian immigrants. Today is home for important artists. Then, a visit to Palermo is scheduled, a residential neighborhood with parks and elegant buildings. Finally, you will visit the sophisticated Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in which among other attractions, you can take a look at the famous cemetery alongside fine restaurants and cafes.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 15: Enjoy a Delicious Dinner in Buenos Aires

“Cafe de los Angelitos” is a live witness of more than one hundred years of Buenos Aires history with a parade of the most outstanding personalities of the political and artistic atmosphere from the 20th century. The mystical coffee house, inaugurated in 1890 with name of Bar Rivadavia by the Italian Bautisto Fazio, became a meeting point for “compadritos” (swaggerers) and “malandras” (scoundrels) towards the end of the 19th Century. With rudimentary premises and a dirt floor, the place was a scenario for the verbal duels of gaucho minstrels Gabino Ezeiza, Higuito Cazon and Jose Betinotti. Remodeled again following an ambitious architecture project, conformed by three levels, it exhibits luxury and distinction every night with 21 artists that perform this live show.

Breakfast and dinner included

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Day 16: Departure

Unfortunately, our incredible journey touches to its end. Transfer to the airport. See you next time!

Visited:
Buenos Aires

Santiago Valparaíso Calama San Pedro de Atacama. Pukara de Quitor Tulor Villa Mar Villamar Uyuni Tupiza Purmamarca Salta Buenos Aires

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £4,210 / 16 days
Excluding international flights
                    
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • Accommodation on selected hotel/s or similar/s
  • Private services with local English-speaking guides (unless other type mentioned)
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B/L/D)
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Permanent assistance by our offices in each city

Not included in price:

  • International air fares or domestic air fares
  • Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
  • Early check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
  • Tips for guides and hotel staff

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