Hidden Treasures of South America - Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia

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• Explore Colonia, Buenos Aires, Cachi, Salta and San Pedro de Atacama
• Talampaya National Park
• Shincal Inca Ruins
• Porvenir Winery
• Traverse the Andes
• Atacama Desert
• Valley of the Moon
• Tatio Geysers
• Laguna Colorada
• Search for Andean condors, flamingos, caracara, guanacos, vicunas, foxes and wildlife of the altiplano

Fact File

• 22 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Buenos Aires, Argentina, finish in Santiago, Chile
• All meals included
• Includes 2 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2 or 3


Visit four South American countries - Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia: regions with fascinating Indigenous cultures, active volcanos and geysers, sublime landscapes and snow-capped peaks. Walk through numerous pre-Columbian villages and ruins, visit superb wine regions and search for guanaco and vicuna herds roaming the high altiplano.

Drive over spectacular Andean passes and remote gorges and valleys dotted by fincas (ranches). Enjoy the surreal landscape of the Atacama - including Tatio Geysers, Laguna Colorado, Valley of the Moon as well as the parks of Talampaya and Ischigualasto.

What makes this journey even more impressive is the fact that most of these destinations remain virtually undiscovered by tourists.

FROM: $8995 USD


  has guaranteed departures


Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

5 days over 9,000 ft. Some rough/dusty, winding roads and long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires
Day 2: Buenos Aires City Sites
Day 3: Ferry Crossing to Colonia, Uruguay
Day 4: Fly to La Rioja, Villa Union
Day 5: Talampaya National Park
Day 6: The Triassic Park of Ischigualasto
Day 7: Miranda Gorge, Mythical Inca Ruins of Shincal
Day 8: The Indian Ruins of Quilmes
Day 9: Quebrada de Las Conchas, Wine Vineyards of Cafayate
Day 10: Cafayate - Wine Experience
Day 11: Las Flechas Gorge, Town of Cachi
Day 12: Town of Cachi
Day 13: Cachi, Los Cardones National Park, Salta
Day 14: To Purmamarca
Day 15: The Indigenous Villages of the North
Day 16: Traversing the Andes
Day 17: The Atacama Desert, Moon Valley
Day 18: The Atacama Desert, Tatio Geysers
Day 19: Bolivia - Mud Pools and the Flamingos of Laguna Colorada
Day 20: Puritama Hot Springs
Day 21: Drive to Calama, Fly to Santiago
Day 22: Depart Santiago
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