The Essential of the Altiplanic Deserts

15 Days / 14 Nights

Buenos Aires – Salta – Cafayate – Purmamarca – Atacama – Mallku Cueva – Colchani


  • B – Breakfast Included
  • L – Lunch Included
  • D – Dinner Included

Day 1

Buenos Aires (D)

Fly to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon panoramic tour of the city, followed by an evening dinner with Tango show.

Day 2

Buenos Aires / Salta (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Salta. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon visit to the city.

Day 3

Salta / Cafayate (B)

Early morning departure from your hotel towards Cafayate, travelling through the Calchaquies Valleys.

Day 4

Cafayate / Salta (B)

Morning visit to Cafayate before returning to Salta, travelling through the Cafayate Gorge.

Day 5

Salta / Purmamarca (B)

Early morning departure to the town of San Antonia de los Cobres, before continuing onwards along the Puna to reach Salinas Grandes Salt Flat and then up to Purmamarca.

Day 6

Purmamarca / Atacama (B)

Departure towards San Pedro de Atacama. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 7

Atacama (B)

Enjoy an excursion to the Altiplanic Lagoons

Day 8

Atacama (B)

Early morning departure to visit the Tatio Geysers, where you can witness the steam fumaroles produced by the high temperatures of the craters. Afternoon visit to De La Luna Valley.

Day 9

Atacama / Malku (B)

Cross the border into Bolivia at Hito Cajon. Visits the Verde Lagoon, the Sol de Manana Geysers and the Colorada Lagoon which is inhabited by an abundance of Flamingos. Onwards transfer to Malku.

Day 10

Malku / Colchani (B)

Departure towards Uyuni, visiting the Valley of the Stone en-route. Upon arrival in Uyuni, enjoy a short visit to the Cemetry of Trains and the town. Onwards transfer to Colchani.

Day 11

Colchani / Villazon (B,L,D)

Enjoy an excursion to the fantastic Uyuni Salt Flat. Night train to Villazon.

Day 12

Villazon / Purmamarca (B)

Arrive into Villazon train station where you will be taken to the border with Argentina. After clearing Customs and Migrations, continue onto Purmamarca where you will then visit the Huamahuaca Gorge.

Day 13

Purmamarca / Salta (B)

Morning at leisure before your afternoon transfer to Salta.

Day 14

Salta/ Buenos Aires (B)

Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Buenos Aires, ahead of your onward flight home.


2018: 13th June, 17th July, 14th August, 11th September, 09th October, 13th November, 11th December

2019: 15th January, 12th February, 19th March, 30th April, 21st May, 18th June, 09th July, 20th August


From £3,913 per person, based on two people travelling, sharing one room.


Argentina has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets, from small  independent boutique hotels to big name chains. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants for further information as to which hotels are included in this holiday.


Whats Included in this price?
  • Transfers
  • Buenos Aires: City Tour and Dinner & Tango Show
  • North: Walking Tour, MAAM in Salta, De Las Flechas, De Cafayate, Del Toro and Humahuaca Gorges
  • Atacama: Altiplanic Lagoons, Salt Flat, El Tatio Geysers and De La Luna Valley
  • Uyuni: Colores Lagoons, de la Manana Geysers, Salt Flat
  • 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Tickets to parks, museums and reserves


Whats NOT Included in this price?
  • All flights (international and domestic)
  • Drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Any meals not listed as included
  • Personal travel insurance


Adjusting the above Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above itinerary but have fewer days to spend on your Argentina holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary to become a tailor-made holiday.


No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your Argentina holiday along with a link to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price.

Please give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss the above holiday.