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NORTH OF ARGENTINA, CHILE & UYUNI SALT FLATS – 17 Days

Discover the other-worldly Uyuni Salt Flats

Exploring the immense Atacama Desert

Discover the Natural Wonders of Salta / Jujuy

FROM 2980 USD 17 Days / 16 Nights
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Tours in Argentina & Chile
Bolivia Trips & Uyuni Salt Falts
Atacama Tours & magnificent desert
Explore Salta & Humahuaca Canyon
Visit the Wineries & Valleys of Cafayate

NORTH OF ARGENTINA, CHILE & UYUNI SALT FLATS – 17 Days

Visit some of Argentina, Chile & Bolivia's Highlights

 

The North has always been a magical region of Argentina. Nothing compares to the outstanding colors of Purmamarca Hill, the green vastness of Calchaqui Valley, and the humble hearts of the local Northerners. During this 17-day adventure you’ll discover the northern region of Argentina, as well as the best of Bolivia and Chile! Take some of our most adventurous tours like traversing the Uyujni Salt Flats in a 4×4 and exploring the strange figures that the wind have carved into the towering rocks of the Atacama Desert. This journey  will also feature Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, the most impressive capital cities in South America

Day 1 – Buenos Aires & your Argentina Vacations

 

Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the city and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy Buenos Aires at your own pace. Buenos Aires is a marvelous, energetic, cosmopolitan city, full of color and different styles of architecture. 

 

The capital of Argentina, and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces its title, and also shows off plenty of its own culture! Argentinians are usually eager to host visitors; if you walk the streets with a map, someone will surely stop and ask if you need directions… that’s just our spirit! 

 

So, for this first day, feel free to wander the cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes, enjoy the mouthwatering aroma of world-famous Argentine beef sizzling on an open parrilla (barbeque), and browse the local antique and artisan markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping.

You will have the rest of the day to enjoy this vibrant city, leaving you the remainder of the day to explore the historic neighborhoods and enjoy the cafe culture of Buenos Aires.

Say Hueque Tips

 

Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, che! (“che” means “guy” in Argentina) Take a look at our Buenos Aires Travel Guide and check out our recommendations on where to eat dinner and the can’t-miss places to visit in town.

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Day 2 – Buenos Aires City Tour & Tango Show

 

In the morning we’ll pick you up to enjoy our 5-hour Buenos Aires city tour—you will be swept away by the highlights of our beloved Buenos Aires. Over the course of a half-day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city; Plaza de Mayo and the Pink House (the presidential house).

 

Next, we’ll move on to San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood, and then to La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever-present. Come walk Caminito street and dance with the locals. The next stop is the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of the South”.

 

 

In the evening we’ll pick you up from your hotel to take you to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions. Tango is more than our national dance… tango is our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of Argentine women and our way to deal with a broken heart; dancing our way through tragic, and yet eternal, love stories.

 

Tonight you will enjoy a 3-hour professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango-lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel back in time for a night.

 

This spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine. Dinner is all-inclusive, beverages included so you can lose yourself in the ethereal taste of Malbec wine. At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, fully in love with the bohemian spirit of our incredible city.

 

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Tango is, all in all, a cultural experience that’s deeply rooted in Argentine hearts. Where do regular people go to dance tango? Check out what these two tango dancers have to say and uncover the mystery…

 

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Day 3 – From Buenos Aires, travel to Salta

 

Get prepared to fly to the beautiful North of Argentina. Your first stop will be the famous city of Salta!  We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the domestic airport to take a 2-hour flight.

 

Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel. Take the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Bear in mind that this is a stress-free hub: la siesta (mid-day nap) is kind of a religious ritual for locals, which means that between 1 pm and 5 pm shops are usually closed.

 

Salta is the selected jumping-off point for travelers seeking to explore the North of Argentina. From here, you can visit the most outstanding natural monuments of the area: the Humahuaca Gorge and the Hill of Seven Colors, located in Jujuy, a bordering province which is also quite famous. 

 

Salta has it all: geographical diversity (red, green and yellow-tinted mountains) and vast history—it is in these time-honored lands that men fought for the freedom of Argentina. It is bursting with colonial architecture, lively cafes in the main plaza (great people-watching spot) and vibrant, authentic peñas, places where locals grab a table to watch their favorite folkloric singers, and after a glass of wine (or two) everyone joins in for dancing. 

 

 

Say Hueque Tips

 

Go ahead and discover the best insider tips for visiting this city: the best restaurants in town (you must try the tamales!), the most important historic buildings, and popular peñas– “¿Bailamos?” (Shall we dance?) is all you need to say to start the party! Read about it all in our Salta Travel Guide. 

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Day 4 – Salta Tours & Calchaqui Valley – Cafayate - Part One

 

It’s time to prepare your two-day bag and hit the road again to travel to the jaw-dropping Calchaqui Valley. Why take a Calchaqui Valley tour? Enthralling landscapes and the cultural diversity of its inhabitants are two good reasons! You will have the unique experience of exploring little pre-Columbian villages spread all over the valley, with amazing gorges backdropped by multi-colored mountains.

 

We’ll pick you up at your hotel for a 12-hour excursion, leaving behind the Lerma Valley to visit Laures and Escoipe, the first two gorges of the day. The landscapes will still remain green, but colors will definitely change when we approach the Cuesta del Obispo, the windiest and most spectacular road of this area. We’ll climb up to 11000 f.a.s.l — get prepared to see the world from above! This is the connective road used to get to the high valleys, where the Calchaqui Valley wine region sits. We’ll see enormous cactus while passing through Los Cardones National Park on our way to Cachi, a famous village where Spanish and native tradition combine to form the most beautiful architecture.

 

In the afternoon, we’ll hit the road again to continue exploring the valleys and get to the town of Molinos and Angastaco, before continuing on to Las Flechas Gorge, a special rocky formation which creates a labyrinth of sharp high peaks. After going down the gorge’s mysterious passages, we’ll head to Cafayate where we’ll spend the night.

Cafayate is one of the most popular destinations of the Calchaqui Valley wine region. Cafayate wine is renowned in Argentina, especially because of the star product of the region: the Torrontes variety of wine. Enjoy the end of the day in this picturesque town sipping on  a sunset drink in the main square, or eating a Malbec ice cream from a traditional Gelato Shop.

 

Since there are many surrounding wineries, we thought that a visit to one or two of them could be interesting for you so we’ve already scheduled it! Depending on weather and your schedule, you will be able to take this memorable tour on your arrival day or the day after. 

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Day 5 –Salta & Calchaqui Valley Tour - Part Two

 

On the second day of this Calchaqui Valley adventure you’ll leave Cafayate and be immersed directly into the forbidding universe of  Las Conchas Gorge, where erosion has carved mysterious red shapes into the rocks.

Get prepared to visit this Natural Reserve for about 5 hours. Enjoy the views of colorful hills while you go down its red-tinted promontories and discover the most particular rocky highlights: the Frog, the Obelisk and the Castles.

 

The highlights of the day will be the Amphitheater and the famous Devil’s Throat. The Amphitheater is a natural semicircular formation that is home to intimate concerts performed by local artists. Get inside and check out the amazing acoustics by singing your favorite tune! Nearby, the Devil’s Throat awaits, right at the end of Las Conchas Gorge. Climbing through this particular rocky formation, you’ll feel like you’re right in the belly of a giant! At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to Salta. Enjoy the rest of your evening by going to a peña to mingle with locals, and trying the empanada salteña, a special variation of this popular Argentine dish.

 

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Day 6 - Salta & Jujuy trips - visit Humahuaca

 

We’ll pick you up early in the morning and take you on a 12-hour adventure to Humahuaca Gorge, a famous UNESCO Heritage Site. Humahuaca Gorge is home to a bunch of amazing natural monuments like the Hill of Seven Colors, the Pucará de Tilcara (a ramshackle, yet well-restored native fortress), and the Paleta del Pintor (Painter’s Palette) in Maimará village, another impressive multi-colored mountain range.

 

On your way to Humahuaca you’ll see some peculiar paintings of the colonial period (called Pinturas Cuzqueñas) at the little Uquía Church, and finally, pass by the famous Tropic of Capricorn milestone. 

 

Wander among their traditional houses and streets, and get a feel for the old-world languor that still survives in this setting. At the end of the day, we’ll drive you to your hotel in the traditional village of Purmamarca.

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Day 7 - Your free day at Purmamarca

 

Purmamarca, located at the base of Jujuy’s famed Hill of Seven Colors, is one of the most peaceful places to visit in the North of Argentina. It’s really easy to get around on foot, and the downtown is quite quaint.

 

For your free day in Purmamarca, we recommend that you take the 2-mile trek called Los Colorados, which will allow you to explore the Hill of Seven Colors up-close and personal. This is an easy trek that you can start just a few minutes outside of town.

 

You’ll discover… imposing red-striped hills, a wind tunnel (hold on to your hat, the wind is really intense!) and other-worldly rocky structures that have been carved out by the wind. Take your time on this adventure; this is a stress-free spot.

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Day 8 – From Salta, travel to Chile: San Pedro de Atacama

 

Early in the morning, you will make your way to the bus station and take the bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

 

During this 12-hour journey you will cross the Andes through the “Paso de Jama”, one of the highest-altitude international passes in the world. What will you see during the trip? The natural solitude of the Altiplano and the winding road dropping behind the mountains.

 

You’ll finally reach San Pedro de Atacama, a small city of little adobe houses, unpaved streets and cozy restaurants, which is the base to begin exploring one of Chile’s most spectacular environments. You are beginning an adventurous journey that involves multicolored moon-type landscapes, incredible geysers and huge volcanoes!

 

Say Hueque Tips

 

San Pedro de Atacama is also one of the best places to stargaze in the whole world. With this altitude, you’ll see the clearest skies of your life. Make sure you don’t waste the opportunity… get out there and chase some starlight!

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Day 9 – Atacama Tours to explore the Moon Valley

Today, we’ll pick you up from your hotel to depart on a 4-hour adventure in the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley); an out-of-this-world place. Driving straight into the desert, we’ll start noticing mysterious forms of salt and clay as we get closer to the “Three Marias”. These statues are the female guardians of this cosmic desert, so don’t forget to bow and make a wish to them before you continue. The Atacama Desert is one of the world’s driest and most hostile zones.

 

After this first encounter, take a winding, hidden path to the Salt Caves, and discover the peculiar salt gemstones that have formed over centuries from the lack of humidity and the altitude of this zone. The highlight of your adventure will appear at sunset, when all the colors of this incredible landscape change their palette. The forbidding Licancabur Volcano will turn pink while the valley awaits the rise of its lunar mother. After the excursion, you will be dropped off in downtown Atacama, and from there you can make your way back to your hotel on your own.

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Day 10 – San Pedro de Atacama: Tatio Geysers Tour & Machuca

 

This morning, you’ll visit another highlight of the Atacama region: Geysers del Tatio. First, you will travel to where the crevices of the Earth exhale their millenary breath. At about 4 a.m., we’ll pick you up to take you 60 miles away from San Pedro de Atacama into the Andes for an 8-hour trip to see the geothermal field of Geysers del Tatio (the highest in the world). Here, you’ll see 40 geysers and 70 hot springs fighting against the super low temperatures of the first morning hours (their waters can reach up to 185 °F). Take the most impressive photos, swim in the Tatio Spring’s rich mineral waters, and enjoy a complete breakfast with this magnificent backdrop.

 

On your way back, visit the quaint village of Machuca (at 13,000 f.a.s.l), with barely 20 adobe houses and a traditional church that locals visit daily to ask the Virgin to give them water. This is the perfect opportunity to get closer to the mountain culture of the region, and to try one of the best sopaipilla in Chile (a fried tortilla)! At the end of the experience we’ll drive you back to San Pedro de Atacama for lunchtime.

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Day 11 – Uyuni Tours to the Salt Flats

 

Few people are prepared to live a true adventure. During this 3-day trip to Uyuni Salt Flats you will live more than one, guaranteed! The journey to Uyuni is different than anything you might have experienced before. Why? There are a few reasons; shimmering salt flats stretching as far as the eye can see, pink flamingos living in the highest lake on Earth, colossal volcanos, and multi-colored waters — see what we mean?

 

In the early morning we’ll pick you up from your hotel to start a 10-hour trip in which you’ll cross borders and have your first glimpses of some jaw-dropping Bolivian landscapes. We’ll pass through Chile and Bolivia immigration offices and, once on the Bolivian side and at 14,435 feet above sea level, you will change transportation to a 4WD jeep with a maximum capacity of 6 people.

 

During the first day, you’ll visit the National Park Eduardo Avaroa and see the Bolivian high plain,  Laguna Verde, and Laguna Blanca (Green and White Lagoons), all lying at the base of the enormous Licancabur Volcano. The next stop will be the aptly named ‘Dali Desert’ (or Valley), a part of the larger Siloli Desert. If you thought nature was already surrealistic in Bolivia, get prepared for all of your expectations to be blown away. 

 

Locals named this valley after some of Salvador Dali’s masterpieces which picture similar landscapes: unexpectedly-shaped rocky formations isolated on a 15,600-foot sandy plain. What you must look out for in Dali Desert is the Árbol de Piedra (Tree Stone), a volcanic rock formation which is an impressionable example of nature’s artwork.

 

You’ll be amazed by the thermal water pools (or “foreigners soup” as locals jokingly call it), and the Sol de Mañana geysers, which are intermittent explosions of underground water coming up at 194º F. The journey ends at Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon, named after the red algae which grows beneath the waters), the main nesting center for more than 30,000 flamingos of 3 different species, as well as alpacas which graze nearby. These places are located at an average height of  14,764 feet above sea level, and it is probable that you will spot native flora and fauna including flamingos, vicuñas and other animals.

 

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Things to take into account: You’ll spend the night in a basic shelter, consisting of shared rooms for 6 people each. Please note, since you will be visiting a remote and lesser-developed area, the accommodation is simple. It is important that you bring a sleeping bag to spend the night, especially during the months of June, July, August and September (they can also be rented upon arrival).

 

 

*This day you will be crossing the border between Chile and Bolivia. Please note that Bolivia requests the certificate of a yellow fever vaccine to enter the country, and a visa for citizens of some countries.  Please, check if you need these requirements before traveling. You can apply for a travel visa at your home country’s Consulate

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Day 12 – 4WD Adventure to the Salt Hotel

 

Welcome to the second day of your Bolivia adventure! You will have an 8-hour excursion to visit the Siloli Desert, surrounded by the great Uyuni Salt Flats and some colorful lagoons. Keep on exploring the rock formations carved by wind erosion and hit the next circuit of colored high plain lagoons, Laguna Honda and Cañapa, with their brackish and gleaming waters. Take a moment to admire the particular vegetation of the coastline; its teal-colored waters where the great Caquena, Tapaquillcha and Cañapa volcanoes reflect their images. You’ll be able to see flamingos here, but remember that they are very sensitive animals, so please don’t feed them, and try to take pictures from afar.

 

Afterwards, we will continue to Chiguana salt flat, which is crossed by a railway that is still in use, and continue to the town of San Juan, a one-street village where little more than its adobe church and graveyard can be found. Sitting nearby is your special accommodation for the night, the Salt Hotel, and this is not just a symbolic name. In this hotel, most of the facilities are made of salt; salt tables, salt chairs, and salt couches. Enjoy a hot shower and a mineral-filled, restful sleep.

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Day 13 – 4WD Adventure to Uyuni

 

Today we’ll take on the highlight of the trip: the great Uyuni Salt Flats. We’ll depart bright and early in the morning to start our 6-hour outing. First, we’ll take a general tour around the widest (6,575 miles) and highest (11,975 feet above sea level) gleaming salt flats in the world. Come to grips with this open and endless space.

 

Challenge your eyes: sky and earth will seem to merge on the horizon during rainy season (November-March) when the endless brackish desert floods. But don’t worry, the salt always glistens brilliantly during the dry season too — no matter the time of year, you’re sure to see a natural spectacle that’s hard to forget.

 

The expedition will continue towards Isla Incahuasi, the island amid salt flats, which is the perfect place to catch a spectacular sunrise. Then, it’s time to test out your modeling skills for the famous perspective photos every traveler comes to get. It’s always a funny and creative moment for everyone, and a good souvenir to take back home.

  

We’ll continue on our way towards the eyes of the salt flats (two perfectly round pools) before heading to the town of Colchani, located at the limits of the Uyuni Salt Flats,  where you can buy local handcrafts. The day will finish in a mystical place; a train cemetery. Covered in piles of abandoned train bodywork, this will be the best scenery for the final pictures of this adventurous journey. From here, you will head to the tranquil Uyuni City, where you will arrive in the late afternoon and have time to explore.

 

Say goodbye to Bolivia! We’ll drive you back across the border and after 4 hours we’ll reach Villa Mar, a small village where you’ll spend the night.

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Day 14 – Back to San Pedro de Atacama

 

Today, we’ll drive you back to San Pedro de Atacama, where you’ll arrive around midday and have the rest of the afternoon to relax.  Enjoy the evening eating a pastel de choclo (a corn cake) at one of the classic restaurants on Caracoles Street (the main road), or maybe buy some artesanías (handcrafted souvenirs) at the market. Be bold in this secluded corner of the globe, and mingle with locals in the unpaved roads.

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Day 15 – Atacama/Calama/Santiago de Chile

 

Today we’ll take you to Calama airport for your flight to Santiago, the bustling capital of Chile. Upon arrival, you’ll be driven to your accommodation for the next few days.

 

Located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this modern city offers all kinds of attractions for curious travelers. From different viewpoints in the city, you can see the natural beauty surrounding Santiago; the snow-capped mountains and the beautiful Valle del Maipo, where the best Chilean wine is produced.

 

Santiago de Chile is known as the home of Pisco Sour, the beautiful Santa Lucia Hill and the “Sanhattan” district, which is a stylish fusion between Manhattan and Santiago; heaven on earth for enthusiastic shoppers.  

 

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Enjoy your first evening in the city by visiting a museum which used to be the home of Pablo Neruda, a famous Chilean writer, and then wander the streets of Bellavista, the most bohemian and colorful district in Santiago, passing by traditional cafes, restaurants and pubs

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Day 16 – Santiago de Chile Tours

 

Today we’ll pick you up from your hotel and take you to explore the city! Visit the beautiful Santa Lucía Hill, a famous downtown garden from where you’ll have the best views over the city, and the Hidalgo Castle, which was a fortress during the time of the Spanish Conquest.

 

Continue the tour by traveling to Plaza Constitucion, the central square of Santiago, where you can admire the La Moneda building, the current house of the government. From there, walk to Plaza de Armas while your tour guide illuminates some interesting facts about Chilean history, culture and architecture. From Plaza de Armas you can see the Metropolitan Cathedral, the permanent residence of the archbishop.

 

Next you’ll explore the Central Market, the Mapocho Station and the Museum of Fine Arts, before ending this urban exploration at the top of San Cristobal Hill, the second-highest lookout of the city. Enjoy your free time at San Cristobal Hill sipping a “mote con huesillo” or a traditional pisco while admiring the amazing barrios of Santiago. At the end of the tour, we’ll drive you back to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the evening.

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Day 17 – Santiago de Chile and the end of Argentina & Chile adventure

 

Time to go home, but not empty-handed! At the appropriate time we’ll take you to the airport to take your flight back home.

 

Is there still a place that you missed visiting? Maybe a traditional dish you couldn’t taste, or a hill you couldn’t hike? Don’t fret… because we have many more travel itineraries that are ready for your next travel adventure in South America. Read about it all on our Featured Trips page.

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Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

2-night accommodation (Buenos Aires), 2-night accommodation (Salta), 1-night accommodation (Cafayate), 2-night accommodation (Purmamarca), 4-night accommodation (San Pedro de Atacama), 2-night accommodation (Santiago de Chile)

Daily breakfast 

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish, except in Bolivia where there is just a Spanish-speaking driver)

Meals: Snacks & dinner (day 2), lunch & dinner (day 11,12,13)

Not Included

International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
National Park Entrance fees
 Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Accommodation & Prices

NORTH OF ARGENTINA, CHILE & UYUNI SALT FLATS – 17 Days


INN/ B&B

USD 2980

COMFORT

USD 3240

SUPERIOR

USD 3750

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2020 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires – Salta – Calama- Santiago (Chile)

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

2-night accommodation (Buenos Aires), 2-night accommodation (Salta), 1-night accommodation (Cafayate), 2-night accommodation (Purmamarca), 4-night accommodation (San Pedro de Atacama), 2-night accommodation (Santiago de Chile)

Daily breakfast 

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish, except in Bolivia where there is just a Spanish-speaking driver)

Meals: Snacks & dinner (day 2), lunch & dinner (day 11,12,13)

Not Included

International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
National Park Entrance fees
 Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads

Trip Reviews

NORTH OF ARGENTINA, CHILE & UYUNI SALT FLATS – 17 Days

Jennifer and Glen Revell

Jennifer and Glen Revell

(3 / 5)

We had a great time. Thank you for organizing this trip!

Hi Patty,

We have now finished our trip and would like to provide you with some feedback.

Firstly the trip was fabulous and we had a great time. Most things went really well and we had no problems.

Extremely disappointed that the 4WD trip across from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in Bolivia was with a guide who only spoke Spanish. We understood that the trip had an English speaking guide. We received no information about anything relating to the area we crossed, except by some bits of translation from some French tourists who were also travelling with us. But as English is not their first language (and it wasn’t their job) we missed all the details relating to the salt flats and the lakes etc. on the way. Also, given the amount of money we spent on our tour, it would have been better for us to have been put on a tour where there was always hot/cold running water and heating. The refuge would have been fine, provided that other accommodation was not available, but having to stay with no heating and in a room of six people, where only four sleeping bags were provided, was not good.

Some of the information given to us was incorrect. Where the information provided for San Pedro that we would be collected from our hotel for the Moon Valley tour was not correct and as a result we missed the tour. We were supposed to go to the office of the tour company, but this information was not provided to us. Luckily they contacted us at the hotel and arranged for us to go on the tour the next day, but it jammed up against the other tour which was organized to the geysers.

The Machu Picchu trek was great, however given that the last day started at 3.30am and our train was not until 5.45pm, with 3.5 hours of train travel and then a .5 hour transfer to Cusco, it would have been much more preferable to have spent a night in Agues Calientes after the trek. This would have allowed us to enjoy A C without carrying around our backpacks. Also, arriving in Cusco at 10pm and having to leave at 5am the next morning was not a good idea.

The locations of most hotels was great and most of the hotels were very comfortable and very friendly. However the hotel in Arequipa was very cramped and it was very difficult because the staff did not have much English and weren’t very helpful.

The return journey from Isabella Island in the Galapagos should have been organized for the afternoon of the third day and then stay the night at Puerto Ayora, instead of having to get a 5am start and spend over 2 hours on a speedboat and then an hour driving across the island to get a flight. It would have given us more time to see Puerto Ayora as well.

In the Amazon we were scheduled to do a canopy tour of the jungle, however when we asked at our Eco Lodge about this they said that they didn’t offer this tour?? We did get to Lake Sandoval and we did do the night river tour to see cayman, however this was to be one of the highlights and we were exceptionally disappointed not to get this tour.

The rest was very good and we thank you for organizing this trip and hope you understand this feedback may help you with making the trip more enjoyable for others.

Kind Regards,

Jennifer and Glenn Revell


22.11.17

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Alice & Mat Whittingtom

Alice & Mat Whittingtom

(5 / 5)

The variety that was offered on our tour suited us very well. The Salar de Uyuni at sunrise was truly a unique place.

Hi Patty,

We arrived back into Australia on Sunday after spending a couple of further weeks exploring some more of South America. Have put some feedback comments in below for you.

I found you through Google searching for tours that included Atacama Desert options.The Good online reviews from numerous other travelers convinced us to work with you. Also the variety that was offered on this tour suited as very well
The 4WD trip through Bolivia was amazing. It's like a different planet up there and was a real experience. The Salar de Uyuni at sunrise was fantastic on the 4WD tour. Truly a unique place.

We really enjoyed the hotel in Purmurmarca - Hotel El Manantial del Silencio. It had real character and drinking Argentinian red wine by the open fireplace was lovely.

All our guides were very good and were friendly and welcoming. Eddie, our 4WD driver did not speak English which made it a bit hard to converse with, but we were lucky enough to be travelling with an Austrian family who were able to relay information to us. The guides for the Tatio geysers and the Humahuaca day tour were very good at relaying everything in Spanish and English. Sorry - but I can't recall their names!

Just one suggestion: It would be worth noting to people that not all services run every day and this needs to be confirmed for the requested dates. This didn't put us out too much as we got to spend an extra day in the North of Argentina, but we may have shifted our internal flights around a bit have we known the bus didn't run on a daily basis.

Cheers, Mat


29.08.17

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Theo van der Linden

Theo van der Linden

(5 / 5)

Guides gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor!

Dear Patty,

We just returned from a 3week South America trip. It was great and I will reply gladly to your questions.

We searched on internet and learned about Say Hueque. We decided to travel with you because the comments over the 6day trip Attacama-Uyuni were really good.

I would say our highlight were the good guides who gave lots of information. We only stayed in e one hotel, the Don Tomas hotel in San Pedro.

We had short excursions and one large: the three day 4wd to Uyuni. The El Tunio exursions was great. Early to get up but worth it. The 4wd tour was awesome with highlights and depths (the overnight stay in the refugee: ‘basic’ accommodation was an understatement). Although an experience, it took many hours to recover from it.

I forgot the name of the guide to the El Tunio geysers – he was awesome (I believe he is an San Pedro artist). He gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor!


16.08.17

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NORTH OF ARGENTINA, CHILE & UYUNI SALT FLATS – 17 Days
Testimonials

Jennifer and Glen Revell

We had a great time. Thank you for organizing this trip!

Alice & Mat Whittingtom

The variety that was offered on our tour suited us very well. The Salar de Uyuni at sunrise was truly a unique place.

Theo van der Linden

Guides gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor!

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