Set off from the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires on a trip that takes you through some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.

INDEPENDENT TOUR

Suggested route & duration

Suggested route

17-night round trip from Buenos Aires

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: 3 nights

  • Salta, Argentina: 2 nights

  • Atacama, Chile: 4 nights

  • Santiago, Chile: 2 nights

  • Puerto Natales, Chile: 3 nights

  • El Calafate, Argentina: 2 nights

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: 1 night

About this independent tour

INDEPENDENT ITINERARY
Argentina & Chile – North & South is an independent journey which includes 16 nights’ accommodation; travel will be via internal flights or overland transfers.

Recommended highlights

BUENOS AIRES Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the nation’s capital in the historic barrios of San Telmo and La Boca, the modern neighbourhoods of Puerto Madero, and the well-to-do Recoleta and Palermo quarters.

SALTA Sitting in the shadow of the Andes and surrounded by otherworldly landscapes and rolling vineyards, this north-western city is becoming one of Argentina’s most popular destinations. During your time here you can explore the red rock canyons of the Valles Calchaquí or visit traditional towns such as Purmamarca.

ATACAMA Following a long, yet incredibly scenic overland crossing, you’ll reach San Pedro de Atacama. The Atacama Desert is claimed to be the driest in the world, with parts having never recorded any rainfall. Highlights of the region include the geyser field El Tatio, and Moon Valley which we recommend visiting at sunset. The Atacama Salt Flat, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world, is also well worth a visit. Part of the salt flat makes up Los Flamencos National Reserve where you may spot three different species of flamingo.

SANTIAGO Chile’s capital, Santiago sits in the shadow of Andean peaks and is one of South America’s most cosmopolitan cities. The city is a pleasure to wander around with parks, plazas and upmarket barrios just waiting to be explored. With its setting in the country’s Central Valley, the city is well placed for visits to surrounding wine regions such as Casablanca Valley.

PUERTO NATALES This waterside city is the gateway to the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. An outdoor adventurer’s paradise, the park has spellbinding landscapes of towering peaks, vast glaciers and ice-fed lakes.

EL CALAFATE The following days will be spent in the frontier town of El Calafate in Argentinian Patagonia. The city sits on the shore of the vast Lake Argentino and is the gateway to the awe-inspiring Los Glaciares National Park, home to the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Tailor your tour

This itinerary is flexible, so you can choose your own itinerary, duration and accommodation, add excursions and extend your holiday.