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Discover the North of Argentina and Chile

11 Days / 10 Nights

Package Overview

This 11 day package provides the time necessary to truly explore all that the northern region of Argentina and Chile have to offer. Experience Andean cultures that have withstood the test of time, Salta City, and the National Flamingo Reserve. With a vacation package so full of activities, a relaxing dip into the soothing waters of El Tatio Hot Springs will leave you relaxed and ready for more.

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $2115.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

After the welcome at the International Airport of Ezeiza, the trip to the selected hotel will take place. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 2

During this day, enjoy a city tour of Buenos Aires, showing its different districts, communities and architectural styles. Free afternoon for shopping and exploring around the city. Return to your hotel upong completion.

Day 3

After breakfast we embark on a half day Tigre Tour to visit the Paraná Delta. We will also visit the residential slums of the north area of the city, passing by the presidential residence in Olivos district.

Once in Tigre area, we will board a catamaran to enjoy a wonderfully relaxing trip with spectacular views of the Paraná Delta, an area of subtropical rainforest consisting of a thousand islands and islets.

Return to the city center upon tour completion.

Day 4

We travel to the local airport for a flight to Salta City. After our arrival welcoming, we will visit the Capital City of Salta. Salta is best known for its singular beauty in terms of unique architecture and landscapes.

Day 5

We leave early in the morning to the province of Jujuy, reaching the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a natural climb up to the High Plains. The colorful landscapes frame a group of towns, with adobe brick houses, historical chapels and prehispanic ruins that have existed without change over time.

We will visit the beautiful towns of Purmamarca, Maimará, Tilcara, and Humahuaca. This singular and natural route, known as "La Quebrada de Humahuaca" (Humahuaca's Valley) was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Landscape of Humanity on July 2, 2003. At night, return to Salta for your hotel stay.

Day 6

Today can be enjoyed at your leisure. For those that prefer to enjoy an optional tour, we recommend a day tour to Cafayate to visit the peculiar geography, and its colorful landscape. Once in Cafayate, you can see the tremendous local vineyards of the region.

Day 7

Transfer to the local bus station for a trip to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. In route to San Pedro, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Andes. San Pedro is considered an oasis town whose inhabitants still remain faithful to their traditional culture.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight accommodations.

Day 8

At 7:00 depart from your hotel. On the way visit the town of Toconao where you can experience the creative display of local handcrafts. Afterwards, we will visit the Atacama Salt Lake, Chaxa Lagoon, the National Flamingo Reserve. After breakfast, we continue towards the Miscanti and Meñique Lagoons, located in over 4.000 m.a.s.l. We then enjoy a short visit in the town of Socaire where you can see the traditional Incan terrace cultivation.

Upon completion, you will return to San Pedro for an afternoon arrival at your hotel.

Day 9

After breakfast, you will visit the archeological museum, Padre Le Paige, where you can see an impressive collection of crafts and historical information on the Atacameña culture. After Padre Le Paige Museum, we continue towards the Pukará de Quitor and the ruins of Tulor.

Return to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon excursion to the Moon Valley, the home of the salt-statues "Three Maries", salt-mine, outlook, and salt-caves. Here, you should experience a beautifully unforgettable sunset from high atop the sand dune. Upong completion, return to San Pedro hotel for overnight accommodations.

Day 10

Watch the sun rise in one of the most beautiful geothermic fields in the world On this exciting tour, we will visit the impressive Tatio Geysers, at 4000 meters above sea level on the Andean plateau. Our journey to the Altiplano starts in the early hours, so we can watch the sun rise in one of the most important geothermic fields in the world: the Tatio Geysers. There are over 70 geysers with pools of boiling water spurting vapor. It is best to see them first thing in the morning, so you can truly appreciate the beautiful contrast of colors between the intensely blue sky and the pristine vapor from the geysers. We will then enjoy a deserved breakfast in this amazing setting, in the shadows of the Andes. This will allow us to warm up, as the temperatures in the zone can range from -2° C to 24.5° C. We will then visit the Pozón Rústico, where you can enjoy the thermal spring waters from the mountains.

On our way back to San Pedro de Atacama, we will travel through some beautiful landscapes, seeing the valleys, flora and fauna and maybe spot some of the local vicuñas and vizcachas – a real highlight. We will then stop off in the village of Machuca, a truly atacameño village of just 20 houses built from clay, straw and cactus wood. The inhabitants of Machuca all dedicate themselves to its tourism and will offer hand crafted Andean souvenirs, as well as typical food from the region such as llama meat, sopaipillas (a traditional bread made from squash) and empanadas. While there, we will also visit the beautiful San Santiago Church, named after the patron saint of the village, as well as visiting the wetlands where we can see flamingos, ducks and other birds.

Finish the tour and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Santiago (consider flights departing after 17.30hs aprox) Arrive SCL and make your way to the hotel located in front of the airport for overnight

Day 11

Make your way to the International Airport for return flight home. This marks the end of our services.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodgin, transfers, tours as described in itinerary
  • Meals as described in itinerary
  • Assistance of Summit Travel, as needed

 Package Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Meals not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities
  • Reciprocity Fee of $160 (subject to Change)
  • Entrance Fee during Humahuaca Tour

 Package Notes

  • Low season is January 1 - September 30; call for high season rates.
  • The Operator reserves the right to change itineraries.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Pricing may fluctuate due to events beyond our control. Pricing adjustments, if any, will be built into your quote at time of booking.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
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11 Days / 10 Nights Argentina Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Government: Federal presidential republic
  • Currency: Argentine peso (ARS)
  • Area: 2,766,890 km2
  • Population: 39,921,833 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 92%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
  • Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
  • Calling Code: +54
  • Time Zone: UTC -3

Points of Interest

  • Buenos Aires
  • Parana Delta catamaran ride
  • Train of the Coast along the De La Plata River
  • Humahuaca's Valley
  • Atacama Salt Lake, Chaxa Lagoon, and National Flamingo Reserve
  • Padre Le Paige
  • Ruins of Tulor
  • Moon Valley
  • El Tatio Hot Springs