• Home -
  • The Essential of the Altiplanic Deserts – 15 Days
  • (#19223)
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.

Meal: 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.
Maximum altitude: 1.152 MASL (3.779 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

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
Maximum altitude: 3.348 MASL (10.984 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

In the morning, we visited the town, museum and winery to undertake the return to Salta touring the Quebrada de Cafayate and its formations. Arrival and Accommodation
Travel time: 7 hours
Maximum altitude: 1.683 MASL (5.522 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

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
Maximum altitude: 4.170 MASL (13.681 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

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
Maximum altitude: 4.400 MASL (14.436 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

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
Maximum altitude: 4.220 MASL (13.845 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

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
Maximum altitude: 4.320 MASL (14.173 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

Departure to the border with Bolivia, Hito Cajón, from there we continue to the Verde lagoon, Dalí Valley, hot springs of Chaviri, Geysers of the Morning and the Laguna
Colorada where we will appreciate the flamingos of James, unique in the world. Arrival in Villamar.
Travel time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude: 4.990 MASL (16.371 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

In the morning visit to the Cave Paintings and Fort Necropolis of Tomas Lakjas, Valley of the Rocks 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
Maximum altitude: 3.550 MASL (11.647 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

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.
Maximum altitude: 3.600 MASL (11.811 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast

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
Maximum altitude: 4.220 MASL (13.845 ft.)

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

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

Meal: Breakfast

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

Meal: Breakfast

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

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

Needed transfers
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: 14 breakfasts - 4 lunches - 4 dinners
Needed tickets to the Parks, Reserves and museums

Exclusions

International / Domestic Airfare
Optional activities.
Meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program.
Gratuities.
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers.
Travel and medical insurance.
Personal expenses.

Notes

Hotels Used Or Similar
Tourist Category
BUENOS AIRES - NH FLORIDA OR SIMILAR (STANDARD ROOM)
SALTA - DEL VINO HOTEL OR SIMILAR (SUPERIOR ROOM)
CAFAYATE - LOS SAUCES OR SIMILAR (STANDARD ROOM)
PURMAMARCA - HOSTERIA DEL AMAUTA 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)

First Category
BUENOS AIRES - NH JOUSTEN OR SIMILAR (SUPERIOR ROOM)
SALTA - BRIZO SALTA OR SIMILAR (SUPERIOR ROOM)
CAFAYATE - VIÑAS DE CAFAYATE OR SIMILAR (MOUNTAIN VIEW ROOM)
PURMAMARCA - 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)

Operational notes:
Day 2: It is required to arrive by flight before 2PM. The High Mountain Museum is closed on Mondays. Due to the closure of Cabildo (TUE) and Mercado de San
Miguel (SUN). The points of interest to visit will be modified.
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: From May to October, the access to Colores Lagoon and De la Mañana Geysers in Bolivia can be affected due to weather conditions.
Day 11: From December to April, due to the rains, access to the salt flat, Incahuasi Island and the Pucara de Ayque can be affected.

To keep in mind:
 This program is available as a fixed departure. Please, consult for our exclusive benefits.
 During the rainy season, DEC-MAR. The tour may be affected.
 Due to the characteristics of the Puna, we recommend that people with respiratory, cardiac or pressure illnesses take special care.

Notes
Day 1: Transfers to and from the Dinner Show without guide.
Day 2: City tour on foot with High Mountain Museum: The tour starts at the meeting point.
Not available on Sunday due to the closure of the San Miguel Market and Monday due to the closure of the High Mountain Museum. Arrival on an earlier flight than 3 PM is required.
Luggage Allowed: Only one hand luggage is allowed in all those round trip services with an overnight stay outside the city of Salta, such as the Vuelta de los Valles Calchaquíes.
Day 9: Transfer from San Pedro de Atacama to Hito Cajón is in private service with guide.
Days 9 to 12: Services aboard a 4X4 vehicle.
Day 12: Due to the long distances, departure from Uyuni to La Quiaca is early in the morning. During this day it is possible to visit the Hornocal mountain range, this detour is subject to delays at border Villazón – La Quiaca and the tiredness and wellbeing of the passenger. It is important to inform that the altitude and length of transfers could affect the passenger.
Day 13: The Pucara of Tilcara is closed on Mondays.

Private Service:
Arrival and Departure transfer with guide.

Program Touring / Guide

Private touring

Trip Highlights

Buenos Aires - Salta - Cafayate - Purmamarca - Atacama - Villamar - Colchani

Periodic Departure
27 Mar, 2024 to 30 Apr, 2024

Tourist Category
AUD 25,199 P P twin share
AUD 27,460 P P single
AVAILABLE

First Category
AUD 25,497 P P twin share
AUD 27,904 P P single
AVAILABLE

Download PDF
Share

This page has login restricted information, kindly Sign In to view details. In case you have not signed up yet kindly click here to Sign Up

×

Upload Document

X
?
×

DS Payout Amount (Andreas)

# File Amount
H-PT-060423-582 AUD 150.00
H-PT-060423-582 AUD 150.00
H-PT-060423-582 AUD 150.00