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Overview
Enjoy the beautiful city of Buenos Aires with a dinner show with tango performance. Visit the Calchaquíes Valleys, Obispo Slope, Del Tin Tin Straight, Los Cardones National Park, Cachi and De Las Flechas Gorge. We also take you to Miscanti, Miñiques and Toconao Lagoons. Admire the landscapes such as Verde Lagoon, Dali Valley with the thermal springs of Chaviri, De la Mañana Geysers and Colorada Lagoon, where we appreciate James flamingos.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
In the afternoon, we make a panoramic tour of the city, visiting the most relevant places. In the evening, we attend a dinner show to appreciate the magnetism of tango
Breakfast and Dinner

Arrival and reception at Salta’s airport. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, the city awaits us in order to explore it by foot, walking along its streets, churches, colonial buildings and visiting the MAAM.
Max. Altitude: 1.152 MASL (3.779 ft.)
Breakfast included

Departure to start our trip through the Calchaquíes Valleys, passing by the Obispo Slope, Del Tin Tin Straight, Los Cardones National Park, Cachi and De Las Flechas Gorge. Arrival at Cafayate.
Travel time: 12 hours
Max. Altitude: 3.348 MASL (10.984 ft.)
Breakfast included

In the morning, we visit the town and after lunch (not included), we head back to Salta visiting the Cafayate Gorge.
Travel time: 7 hours
Max. Altitude: 1.683 MASL (5.522 ft.)
Breakfast included

Early departure travelling through Del Toro Gorge in order to get to know the small town of San Antonio de los Cobres. After lunch (not included), we continue across the Puna up to Salinas Grandes Salt Flat and then we start descending through De Lipán Slope to Purmamarca.
Travel time: 10 hours
Max. Altitude: 4.170 MASL (13.681 ft.)
Breakfast included

In the morning, departure towards San Pedro de Atacama, passing by Paso de Jama border crossing. Arrival at this oasis in the middle of the desert.
Travel time: 7 hours
Max. Altitude: 4.400 MASL (14.436 ft.)
Breakfast included

Departure to the Altiplanic Lagoons, which represent one of the seven sectors that embrace Los Flamencos National Reserve along with Chaxa Lagoon in the Atacama Salt Flat.
During the tour, we visit the Miscanti, Miñiques and Toconao Lagoons.
Travel time: 7-8 hours
Max. Altitude: 4.220 MASL (13.845 ft.)
breakfast included

Early departure to El Tatio Geysers, the highest geothermal field in the world where we observe the steam and fumaroles produced by the high temperatures of its craters. During the afternoon we enjoy the sunset in De La Luna Valley.
Travel time: 9 hours
Max. Altitude: 4.320 MASL (14.173 ft.)
Breakfast included

Departure to Hito Cajón, the border with Bolivia. On the way to Malku Cueva, we visit landscapes such as Verde Lagoon, Dali Valley with the thermal springs of Chaviri, De la Mañana Geysers and Colorada Lagoon, where we appreciate James flamingos.
Travel time: 8 hours
Max. Altitude: 4.990 MASL (16.371 ft.)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

In the afternoon, we visit a valley of stones and then continue to Uyuni passing by the towns of Culpina and San Cristóbal. During the trip and before going to Colchani, we visit the Cemetery of Trains to finally arrive at Colchani, where we stay at a salt hotel.
Travel time: 8 hours
Max. Altitude 3.550 MASL (11.647 ft.)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Today we explore Uyuni Salt Flat, the largest in the world. During the tour, we will visit a salt processing plant, the Incahuasi Island where we can observe the giant Cactus, and the Pucara de Ayque. After enjoying lunch, which will be served on the Salt Flat, we have fun with a photo session and then we enjoy the sunset.
Max. Altitude: 3.600 MASL (11.811 ft.)
breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Very early in the morning, departure towards Atocha’s mining centre and Tupiza, in order to arrive then at La Quiaca, from where once we do the migrations procedures, we
continue through the Humahuaca Gorge, a Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity.
Travel time: 12 hours
Max. Altitude: 4.220 MASL (13.845 ft.)
Breakfast and Lunch included

We explore the Humahuaca Gorge, Humanity’s Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Travel time: 3 hours
Max. Altitude: 3.000 MASL (9.843 ft.)
Breakfast included

In the morning, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast included

Day at leisure. At due time, transfer to the airport.
Breakfast included

Inclusions

- Transfers wherever required
- Accommodation: 14 nights
Buenos Aires (2) - Salta (3) - Cafayate (1) - Purmamaca (2) - Atacama (3) -Malku (1) -Colchani (2)
- Tours:
Buenos Aires: City tour – Dinner tango show
Salta: Walking tour with MAAM - De Las Flechas, Cafayate and 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 Flat
- Meals included: 14 breakfasts - 4 lunches - 4 dinners
-Tickets to the Parks, Reserves and museums

Exclusions

Operational notes:
Day 2: The Town Hall and the MAAM close on Mondays. San Miguel Market closes on Sundays.
Day 4: The Vine and Wine Museum closes on Mondays.
Day 6: Please, ask about the frequency of the bus Purmamarca – S.P. de Atacama.
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 December to March) the salt flat is flooded and for that reason, we do not visit the Incahuasi Island neither the Pucara de Ayque

- During the rainy season (from December to March), the itinerary could be modified.
- Due to the altitude, atmospheric pressure and reduction of oxygen of the Puna, we recommend that people with respiratory, cardiac or pressure diseases, take special
care.
Buenos Aires: Early check in with breakfast / Tango lesson previous to the dinner show
Cafayate: lunch at day 4 of the tour

Notes

Hotel Details
3 star hotel stay-
Buenos Aires- Huinid Obelisco or Similar (Superior Room)
Salta- Del Vino Hotel or Similar (Superior Room)
Cafayate- Los Sauces or Similar (Standard Room)
Purmamarca- La Comarca or Similar (Standard Room)
Atacama- Hosteria San Pedro or Similar (Standard Room)
Malku Cueva- Jardines de Malku (Standard Room)
Colchani- Palacio de la Sal (Standard Room)

4 star hotel stay-
Buenos Aires - Eurobuilding or Similar (Superior Room)
Salta - Brizo Salta or Similar (Superior Room)
Cafayate - Viñas de Cafayate or Similar (Mountain View Room)
Purmamarca - Boutique la Comarca or Similar (Standard Room)
Atacama - Altiplanico or Similar (Standard Room)
Malku Cueva - Jardines de Malku (Standard Room)
Colchani - Palacio de la Sal (Standard Room)

Trip Highlights

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

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