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Santiago to Buenos Aires - 14 Days

Santiago to Buenos Aires

Chile, Argentina · Private Tour · 14 Days
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Lose your breath with the most extraordinary landscapes of Chile and Argentina. Discover Buenos Aires and Santiago, embark on a journey to the Atacama Desert, the wild geology of Salta, and Mendoza's wineries. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Santiago City Tour
Day 2 - Viña del Mar & Valparaiso
Day 3 - San Pedro de Atacama & Moon Valley
Day 4 - Altiplanic Lakes and Socaire
Day 5 - San Pedro de Atacama → Salta
Day 6 - El Cafayate
Day 7 - Purmamarca, Tilcara and Humahuaca 
Day 8 - Salta → Mendoza
Day 9 - Wine Tasting in Mendoza
Day 10 - Mendoza
Day 11 - Buenos Aires City Tour
Day 12 - Buenos Aires
Day 13 - Buenos Aires
Day 14 - Buenos Aires

What is included

  • Transportation and transfers as mentioned in this itinerary
  • 10 nights accommodation at standard hotels with breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation at winery boutique hotel
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Bilingual guide services

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Domestic flights Santiago de Chile - Calama, Salta - Buenos Aires - Mendoza
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes, if any
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • National Park tickets, Museums, or Natural Reserves entrance fees in case they are not mentioned as included in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
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1
Santiago City Tour

Arrival at Santiago de Chile airport, reception and private transfer to the hotel.

Enjoy a private half-day city tour in which you will discover the contrast of a rich history and modernity with impressive buildings. Visit Palace of La Moneda, Plaza de Armas, Santa Lucia Hill, Metropolitan Park and the exclusive suburbs of Vitacura and Las Condes.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Orly

Santiago de Chile

day
2
Viña del Mar & Valparaiso

After breakfast, departure from your hotel for a regular service visit of Viña del Mar, South America's sophisticated social summer resort located 85 mi. west of Santiago and also known as the "garden city" for its beautiful gardens, avenues filled with flowering trees and palms. 

We will then visit Valparaiso, exciting and full of action is the gambling with its Casino and many open-air cafés, restaurants and shopping malls.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Santiago de Chile → Viña del Mar & Valparaiso120 km 1h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hotel Orly

Santiago de Chile

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3
San Pedro de Atacama & Moon Valley

After breakfast, regular transfer to the airport and flight to Calama. Transfer from the airport in Calama to San Pedro de Atacama.

Later, regular service tour to Moon Valley and Cordillera de la Sal, including the Dead Valley. It is a mountain valley near the village of San Pedro de Atacama that loops around the Cordillera de la Sal, which has impressive natural rock formations.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Santiago De Chile → Calama 2h 5min
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Calama → San Pedro De Atacama100 km 1h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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La Casa de Don Tomás

San Pedro de Atacama

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4
Altiplanic Lakes and Socaire

After breakfast, departure in regular service to the Lakes of Minique and Miscanti, located 138 km away from San Pedro de Atacama, at an altitude of 4,300 m.

We will take the road to Toconao, this goes straight into the plains with views of volcanoes. Along the way you will be able to see species of native trees in the area such as the tamarugo. After arrival in Toconao, brief visit to the main square and the church, highlighting the houses built with volcanic rocks.

We will enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful contrast between the greenery of the Valley of Jere and the desert. We will continue with a brief visit to the farming village of Socaire.

Then we will ascend the Andes Mountains to reach the Lakes of Miscanti and Minique with their deep blue and white shores. Located in the Flamingos National Reserve and surrounded by imposing hills and volcanoes, these create a unique landscape in this region.

On our way back, we will visit the Salar de Atacama and travel across the lagoon. Here we can watch flamingos and other species of birds. At dusk, return to San Pedro.

Overnight at the hotel.

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San Pedro de Atacama → Altiplanic Lakes114 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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La Casa de Don Tomás

San Pedro de Atacama

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5
San Pedro de Atacama → Salta

After breakfast, transfer to the station to take the regular bus to Salta. Arrival in Salta and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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San Pedro de Atacama → Salta601 km 9h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
6
El Cafayate

After breakfast, we will start our regular tour which will start in Salta and go south on route 68, crossing the Lerma Valley and its historical towns.

We will reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell's Gorge), where wind and erosion have carved interesting shapes on the rocks: the Amphitheater, the Devil's throat, the Toad, the Castles, among others.

When we arrive in Cafayate, we will visit some wineries famous for their production of Torrontes, a type of grape with special characteristics due to the characteristics of weather and land. After lunch, we will return to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas and the Lerma Valley.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Salta → Cafayate196 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
7
Purmamarca, Tilcara and Humahuaca 

After breakfast, we will start our regular tour as we leave Salta and head for Purmamarca village, where we will have enough time to admire the Seven Colored Hill, the church and the craft market on the square, and take a small walk along its narrow streets.

We will continue towards the town of Tilcara, where we will visit the ancient ruins of Pucara, the Archaeological Museum, and Huacalera. Then we will cross the tropic of Capricorn, from where the colors of La Pollera de la Coya Hill can be seen, providing excellent photography opportunities. We will then visit Uquia and its church, where the pre-hispanic paintings of the Angeles Arcabuceros are kept.

Our arrival at Humahuaca will be at noon. This town has an important church and an Independence Monument by the sculptor Soto Avendano.

After lunch, from the road we will see La Paleta del Pintor (Painter’s Palette) framing the town of Maimara. We will continue to San Salvador de Jujuy and visit its Flag Hall and Cathedral, famous for its pulpit carved in wood and gold, and the statues of Lola Mora.

Finally, we will return to Salta through National Route N° 9, with an abundant subtropical vegetation. On the last stretch, we will see El Abra of Santa Laura, La Cienaga Dam, Las Maderas and Campo Alegre.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Salta → Humahuaca250 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
8
Salta → Mendoza

Regular transfer to Salta airport in order to take your flight to Mendoza.

Private transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Salta → Mendoza 1h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
9
Wine Tasting in Mendoza

Breakfast at the hotel. This day you will discover the main features of the wine world, its history, techniques, and mostly the passion that this industry generates in the people of Mendoza.

You will discover very enjoyable and fun tips about wine on this regular tour, and participate in a wine testing tour. We will visit 3 wineries and learn the secrets of winemaking and the art for a good tasting.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
10
Mendoza

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure to enjoy the city on your own or a cooking lesson at Finca Adalgisa

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

day
11
Buenos Aires City Tour

After breakfast, private transfer to Mendoza airport in order to get the flight to Buenos Aires. After transferring to your hotel, we will start our regular city tour. 

At the first stop you will discover the history of May Square, the site of the most important historical events and where their protagonists made history since its foundation where you can see its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings, and learn all about them. Then enjoy May Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. 

Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along Madero Port and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large office buildings. Visit the Retiro neighborhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, “Evita” and wander through Recoleta Cemetery.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mendoza → Buenos Aires 1h 50min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Kenton Palace Buenos Aires

Standard Room Buenos Aires

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12
Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure in Buenos Aires to enjoy the city or doing optional activities, such as visiting Tigre Delta River.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Kenton Palace Buenos Aires

Standard Room Buenos Aires

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13
Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day at leisure in Buenos Aires.

In the evening, dinner and tango show with transfers included at La Ventana.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Kenton Palace Buenos Aires

Standard Room Buenos Aires

day
14
Buenos Aires

After breakfast, private transfer to Buenos Aires airport to catch your flight back home. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Santiago de Chile
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Hotel Orly

San Pedro de Atacama
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La Casa de Don Tomás

Salta
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Almeria Hotel

Buenos Aires
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Kenton Palace Buenos Aires

Standard Room

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018$3045
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$3197
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Feb 2019$3357

Photos

Minique and Miscanti Lakes, San Pedro de Atacama
Vineyards, Mendoza
La Boca, Buenos Aires
Moon Valley, San Pedro de Atacama
La Moneda Palace, Santiago
Vina del Mar Beach
Valparaiso Beach
Atacama Salt Flats
Salta Province
La Vina Church, Salta
Hill of Seven Colors, Purmamarca
Quebrada de las Conchas, Cafayate

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