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Salta & Atacama Exploration with Brian Weirum

Trip Length 12 days

From $7,995

  • Be wowed by the dramatic landscape of the Atacama Desert—a bone dry place like no other!—and stargaze from your luxury camp
  • Visit the charming city of Salta and see Quebrada Cafayate, a land of impressive geological formations and colorful sedimentation
  • Ride the mythical Route 40, traverse the unique formations of Arrow's canyon, and stop off at the UNESCO-listed "Seven Colored Mountain"
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, and take in a tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel!

On this special departure we'll head from the enigmatic city of Buenos Aires, the cradle of tango and a true melting pot of cultures, to the fabled Atacama Desert—the driest non-polar desert in the world! Along the way we'll learn the Forgotten Language of Trees, take in a tango show, see the cliffs and crags of Quebrada de Cafayate, journey along the mythical Route 40, and go deep into the Valle Encantado (the Enchanted Valley). This is a wonderful opportuity to discover city grandeur, and enjoy the landscapes and rich culture to the northwest—an area known for its music, traditional crafts and festivals. In the Atacama Desert, you’ll be awed by the moon-like landscape of expansive salt flats and the nightly star-gazing experience. The trip ends in Santiago de Chile, where you'll tour the beautiful heritage district, sample delicious wines, and discover its bohemian and artsy heart.

See unbelievable sights on this one-of-kind MTS adventure in Argentina and Chile, led by adventure travel expert Brian Weirum!

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Our trip begins in Plaza San Martin, where we'll meet expert naturalist guide Stella Frango for a guided tour on the Forgotten Language of Trees! Trees offered natural shelter in the pampas, and provided both food and medicine to natives—who learned to interact with them and live a life of harmony. We'll discover the many ways native and exotic trees, such as Timbo and Ceibo, can be used and enjoy legendary tales. Plaza San Martin is also an important location in Buenos Aires and we'll learn about its history, before enjoying a welcome dinner with the group.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Alvear Art Hotel

Day 2: Tour Buenos Aires and see tango

Today we take an exclusive tour of Buenos Aires, led by a scholar from the university, who uses four parks and plazas of Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo, Parque Lezama and La Boca, Plaza San Martin and Recoleta) to introduce visitors to Argentina, its history, its contrasts, its contradictions and the characteristic psychology of the “porteños”, the inhabitants of Buenos Aires. The visit ends at the Evita Museum in Lafinur Street, where we'll have lunch. We’ll return to our hotel around 3pm to rest, before heading out to Esquina Carlos Gardel in the evening to enjoy a tango show.

  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Alvear Art Hotel

Day 3: Journey to Salta and Cafayate

Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Salta City (3,758'). Upon arrival we’ll have a full day expedition to Cafayate (5,522'), home to the only true native varietal of Argentine wine: the fruity Torrontes. The journey begins on a tree-lined two-lane road, passing through peaceful towns along the way. Then the landscape starts to change; trees become scarce and the mountains can be seen in the distance. Here we enter the Quebrada de Cafayate (Cafayate Ravine), where the cliffs and crags come in every color: brick red, pale orange, yellow, white, green, slate blue and rich purple. These impressive geological formations were produced by the wind erosion on the colorful sedimentation of sandstone over the past 60 million years.

We finally reach Cafayate the most important city in the Calchaqui valleys, and a small village for wine lovers.

(Driving time: 3 hours, with an extra hour to stop en route for photo opportunities and short hikes)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort

Day 4: Take mythical Route 40 from Cafayate to Molinos

We'll depart from Cafayate in the morning and drive along one of most interesting roads in the northwest. The mythical Route 40 traverses a canyon—locally known as the Arrow´s canyon—with unique and capricious rock formations. After passingsome small villages we'll reach Molinos and turn to the west to visit the best-kept secrets in the area: the winery in the quaint village of Colome; and the spectacular James Turrell Museum. The museum's private installations and layout will transport you from this sleepy, isolated town in the hills straight to New York City! This is a very special tour for art and wine lovers alike, and the experience includes:

  • Visit to the winery, vineyards, and a wine-tasting session.
  • Lunch in a beautiful verandah overlooking the Andean Range
  • Afternoon leisure time to explore on own and relax
  • Late afternoon visit to James Turrell installation

After this experience we resume our trip and head to Molinos (7,220'), and overnight at the cozy Hacienda de Molinos. 

(Driving time: 4 hours + stops en route and short hikes + 1 hour in Colome Winery; please note Colome Winery is on a bumpy dirt road roughly 15 miles off the road to Molinos)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hacienda de Molinos

Day 5: Head to Cachi and Salta

From Molinos, we'll take a 2-hour drive to the ancient town of Cachi (7,545'). Its old restored colonial church is a national historical monument and its local archaeology museum is considered one of the best of its kind in Argentina. In fact, the town itself is widely considered a national historical monument! We'll stop here for lunch. Nearby we'll find Los Cardones National Park, a protected space characterized by sprawling giant cacti plantations, and myriad stone trails constructed by colonizing Incan forces in the 15th century, still visible to this day.

At 3,620-feet above sea level, the trail levels off at La Piedra del Molino, and we enter the spectacular Cuesta del Obispo 11,874ft (Obispo pass). While driving the pass, sightings of condors, eagles and guanacos are common. The road twists, turns, doubles back, ascends and descends through this mystical oil painting landscape eventually leading to the Valle Encantado (Enchanted Valley). The Valley is a vast expanse of verdant green pastures. Finally, we head north to Salta. Skirting the tobacco fields at the city`s edge, we'll reach the city, our final destination of the day, for a well-earned rest and re-cap on this incredible adventure so far.

(Driving time: 5 hours + stops enroute for visits)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Legado Mítico

Day 6: Explore Salta and UNESCO-listed Humahuaca Canyon

This morning we'll visit of the city of Salta, and explore its colonial heritage and the incredible MAAM Museum (the high Mountain Archaeology Museum). After lunch in Salta, we'll transfer to the Humahuaca Canyon. The Quebrada de Humahuaca is an imposing yet endearing Andean gorge of multi-layered, rust-coloured mountains, and ancient settlements. Many suggest that this is one of Argentina’s most distinctively ‘South American’ Natural and cultural experiences.

Our first stop is Purmamarca, is well loved for its location, sitting at the foot of the “Seven Coloured Mountain”, though best seen from a hill on the edge of the village. The mountain makes for the ideal backdrop of this enchanted village, also known for its excellent local markets, ideal for picking up souvenirs. We'll then head to explore Tilcara. The endearing red streets and iconic setting make this village a regular favourite for visitors to the region. Within walking distance from the town of Tilarca later in the trip, is the Pucará, a restored pre-Columbian fort, with its location offering spectacular views of the valley. Return to Purmamarca (7,550') for our overnight stay.

(Driving time: 3 hours + stops en route for visits)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:La Comarca

Day 7: Cross into Chile and arrive at San Pedro de Atacama

Morning transfer to the border with Chile. After clearing customs and immigration we’ll continue to San Pedro de Atacama and to our lodge for the next three days—the Tierra Atacama boutique hotel in the edge of the town. Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa is built on the site of the old cattle corral, where the drovers who brought cattle from Argentina to the Port of Antofagasta stopped to feed and rest their animals after the tough crossing of the Andes.

(Driving time 5½ hours)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tierra Atacama

Days 8-9: Experience the Atacama Desert

For the next two days we'll explore the dramatic landscape of the Atacama Desert, through a variety of fully guided activity options offered through the Tierra Atacama. Explorations include: the Tatio Geysers; Altiplanic Lagoons; Atacama Salt Flats and many more. This is an experience like no other!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tierra Atacama

Day 10: A night under the stars

After a buffet breakfast, we'll go to the Atacama salt flat to get a glimpse of the flamingos before continuing to La Laguna Cejar for a marvelous and unforgettable bath in a salt water lagoon!

Tonight we'lll stay at the first luxury, nomad camp in South America, inspired by the glamorous expeditionary camps organized by European aristocracy in Africa and India in the early 20th century. This unique experience offers a rare insight into the fantastic landscapes and ancestral cultures in northern Chile.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Adventur Camp

Day 11: Fly to Santiago

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to Calama for flight to Santiago. We'll be met by our local guide and transfer to our hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation:The Singular Santiago

Day 12: City tour of Santiago and departure

Our last action-packed day begins with a morning guided tour of the historical city of Santiago. First, we'll drive down to the main avenues of the civic center and the seat of government, and see the neoclassical La Moneda Palace, built during the 18th century. Then we’ll visit the Plaza de Armas, Santiago’s picturesque main square, surrounded by the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Historical Museum, and the Central Post Office. We’ll continue to Forestal Park, leading to the Fine Arts Museum and Bellavista, the bohemian artsy center of Santiago.

Next we'll visit a local wine bar, to enjoy a tasting of Chilean wines, before heading to the República neighborhood. Located in the western part of Santiago, this is one of the traditional neighborhoods of major architectural and historical heritage in the capital. It was declared a national heritage zone by the Chilean government in 1992. Later, we'll drive towards Santiago’s Central Market, a colorful conglomeration of fish and seafood, fruits, vegetables, and flowers housed in an exquisite 19th century wrought-iron building and enjoy a delicious lunch.

The final visit is to the handicraft village of Los Dominicos, with its impressive variety of handicrafts including works by various indigenous groups from across the country. The beautiful Colonial-style architecture of the center and its picturesque Andean backdrop make this visit one of a kind. Watch the craftsmen as they work with pottery, copper, stone, wood, wool and glass products! At the end of your tour you will be transferred to the airport to meet your evening flight home.

  • Breakfast/Lunch

Oct 13 - 24, 2017 One special departure

pricing

$7,995 per person (8 – 12 members)
$1,500 single supplement 
TBA internal airfare 

Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing double accommodations.

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Adventur Camp — Atacama Desert

Located in the Tilomonte Oasis, approximately 70 miles south of San Pedro de Atacama Desert, this luxury camp comes complete with all of the amenities the surroundings allow. Accommodations consist of 10 spacious and comfortable Sibley tents, which are heated through solar panels and outfitted with natural elements. The daily menu includes the exquisite cuisine of a five-star hotel, incorporating the most succulent local flavors and accompanied by the finest Chilean wines. This amazing camp awaits travelers after days filled with excitement in the Atacama Desert!

Alvear Art Hotel — Buenos Aires

The Alvear Art Hotel is a progressive hotel, centrally located in the heart of Buenos Ares. The hotel was created as a hub for world travelers, giving them an opportunity to experience the sophistication of the commercial and cultural aspects of the city. The hotel prides itself in the preservation of natural resources and sustainable practices, making an effort to evoke “eco-consciousness” amongst the local peoples and travelers alike—and its modern amenities are first rate.

Hacienda de Molinos — Molinos

Located in the Calchaqui Valley, the Hacienda de Molinos has the original feel of a traditional Hacienda. The structure, dating from the 18th century, was originally home to a Governor who was sent to the region by the King of Spain. This historic location is complimented by a variety of amenities, including a restaurant, a swimming pool, a museum, and a large local wine collection. The Hacienda de Molinos has a slogan that reads, “The Sky and Landscape feed the soul—we do the rest”. This saying fits the bill perfectly, as guests enjoy warm comfort and hospitality in an incredible location.

La Comarca — Purmamarca

The La Comarca Hotel is a spectacular architectural creation, located in deep in the mystical Quebrada de Humauca. The Quebrada de Humauca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, adding to the regions geographic appeal and rich culture. Equipped with comfortable rooms, an eclectic bar, restaurant, and common area, the hotel is comfortable, original, and nestled in the heart in some of the most beautiful topography in the world.  Delicious regional food and wine are sure to soothe the soul after a day of exploring, as the sun sets over the mountainous outcroppings. Also known for its friendly service, relaxing spa treatments, and serenely decorated property, the La Comarca will be a memorable stop on your journey through Argentina.

Legado Mítico — Salta


The Singular Santiago — Santiago, Chile

Built to blend seamlessly into the Neighborhood of Lastarria, The Singular Santiago combines the style of early 20th-century buildings with neoclassical French architectural influences. The result is a striking new addition to the Santiago cityscape. The hotel is not only bounded by natural beauty, though; Lastarria is the epicenter of the arts here in Santiago. Walk just a few minutes and you can discover some of the finest visual and performance art Chile has to offer at The Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Visual Arts, the Gabriela Mistral Center and more.

Tierra Atacama — San Pedro de Atacama

The Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa is one of Chile’s premier boutique hotels. Located near San Pedro de Atacama, the picturesque setting makes for spectacular views during the day and at night. During the day, enjoy breathtaking views of the Atacama Desert. At night, the sky comes alive allowing for spectacular stargazing in the Chilean outback. Sitting keenly on the desert floor, this beautifully constructed luxury outpost is known for its organic architecture, brilliantly created by some of Chiles most creative architects. After a day of activity, enjoy first class hospitality with comfortable modern rooms, soothing spa treatments and delicious food-all part of the Tierra Atacama’s “Adventure Spa” philosophy.

Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort — Cafayate

The Vinas de Cafayate is a tremendously well respected wine resort located in the east Andes, a two-hour flight from Buenos Aires. Situated just two miles from the town of Cafayate’s main square, the hotel sits inside a magnificent vineyard complete with a stunning mountainous backdrop. Travelers can enjoy the hotel’s regional gourmet restaurant, which serves delicious local dishes, in addition to a beautiful courtyard and a serene indoor library, perfect for relaxing and recharging after a long day. The combination of luxurious accommodations and a wide variety of activities in this beautiful setting makes it easy to understand why many travelers enjoy the Vinas de Cafayate, and return year on year.

  • Be wowed by the dramatic landscape of the Atacama Desert—a bone dry place like no other!—and stargaze from your luxury camp
  • Visit the charming city of Salta and see Quebrada Cafayate, a land of impressive geological formations and colorful sedimentation
  • Ride the mythical Route 40, traverse the unique formations of Arrow's canyon, and stop off at the UNESCO-listed "Seven Colored Mountain"
  • Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires, and take in a tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel!

On this special departure we'll head from the enigmatic city of Buenos Aires, the cradle of tango and a true melting pot of cultures, to the fabled Atacama Desert—the driest non-polar desert in the world! Along the way we'll learn the Forgotten Language of Trees, take in a tango show, see the cliffs and crags of Quebrada de Cafayate, journey along the mythical Route 40, and go deep into the Valle Encantado (the Enchanted Valley). This is a wonderful opportuity to discover city grandeur, and enjoy the landscapes and rich culture to the northwest—an area known for its music, traditional crafts and festivals. In the Atacama Desert, you’ll be awed by the moon-like landscape of expansive salt flats and the nightly star-gazing experience. The trip ends in Santiago de Chile, where you'll tour the beautiful heritage district, sample delicious wines, and discover its bohemian and artsy heart.

See unbelievable sights on this one-of-kind MTS adventure in Argentina and Chile, led by adventure travel expert Brian Weirum!

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Our trip begins in Plaza San Martin, where we'll meet expert naturalist guide Stella Frango for a guided tour on the Forgotten Language of Trees! Trees offered natural shelter in the pampas, and provided both food and medicine to natives—who learned to interact with them and live a life of harmony. We'll discover the many ways native and exotic trees, such as Timbo and Ceibo, can be used and enjoy legendary tales. Plaza San Martin is also an important location in Buenos Aires and we'll learn about its history, before enjoying a welcome dinner with the group.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Alvear Art Hotel

Day 2: Tour Buenos Aires and see tango

Today we take an exclusive tour of Buenos Aires, led by a scholar from the university, who uses four parks and plazas of Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo, Parque Lezama and La Boca, Plaza San Martin and Recoleta) to introduce visitors to Argentina, its history, its contrasts, its contradictions and the characteristic psychology of the “porteños”, the inhabitants of Buenos Aires. The visit ends at the Evita Museum in Lafinur Street, where we'll have lunch. We’ll return to our hotel around 3pm to rest, before heading out to Esquina Carlos Gardel in the evening to enjoy a tango show.

  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Alvear Art Hotel

Day 3: Journey to Salta and Cafayate

Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Salta City (3,758'). Upon arrival we’ll have a full day expedition to Cafayate (5,522'), home to the only true native varietal of Argentine wine: the fruity Torrontes. The journey begins on a tree-lined two-lane road, passing through peaceful towns along the way. Then the landscape starts to change; trees become scarce and the mountains can be seen in the distance. Here we enter the Quebrada de Cafayate (Cafayate Ravine), where the cliffs and crags come in every color: brick red, pale orange, yellow, white, green, slate blue and rich purple. These impressive geological formations were produced by the wind erosion on the colorful sedimentation of sandstone over the past 60 million years.

We finally reach Cafayate the most important city in the Calchaqui valleys, and a small village for wine lovers.

(Driving time: 3 hours, with an extra hour to stop en route for photo opportunities and short hikes)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort

Day 4: Take mythical Route 40 from Cafayate to Molinos

We'll depart from Cafayate in the morning and drive along one of most interesting roads in the northwest. The mythical Route 40 traverses a canyon—locally known as the Arrow´s canyon—with unique and capricious rock formations. After passingsome small villages we'll reach Molinos and turn to the west to visit the best-kept secrets in the area: the winery in the quaint village of Colome; and the spectacular James Turrell Museum. The museum's private installations and layout will transport you from this sleepy, isolated town in the hills straight to New York City! This is a very special tour for art and wine lovers alike, and the experience includes:

  • Visit to the winery, vineyards, and a wine-tasting session.
  • Lunch in a beautiful verandah overlooking the Andean Range
  • Afternoon leisure time to explore on own and relax
  • Late afternoon visit to James Turrell installation

After this experience we resume our trip and head to Molinos (7,220'), and overnight at the cozy Hacienda de Molinos. 

(Driving time: 4 hours + stops en route and short hikes + 1 hour in Colome Winery; please note Colome Winery is on a bumpy dirt road roughly 15 miles off the road to Molinos)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hacienda de Molinos

Day 5: Head to Cachi and Salta

From Molinos, we'll take a 2-hour drive to the ancient town of Cachi (7,545'). Its old restored colonial church is a national historical monument and its local archaeology museum is considered one of the best of its kind in Argentina. In fact, the town itself is widely considered a national historical monument! We'll stop here for lunch. Nearby we'll find Los Cardones National Park, a protected space characterized by sprawling giant cacti plantations, and myriad stone trails constructed by colonizing Incan forces in the 15th century, still visible to this day.

At 3,620-feet above sea level, the trail levels off at La Piedra del Molino, and we enter the spectacular Cuesta del Obispo 11,874ft (Obispo pass). While driving the pass, sightings of condors, eagles and guanacos are common. The road twists, turns, doubles back, ascends and descends through this mystical oil painting landscape eventually leading to the Valle Encantado (Enchanted Valley). The Valley is a vast expanse of verdant green pastures. Finally, we head north to Salta. Skirting the tobacco fields at the city`s edge, we'll reach the city, our final destination of the day, for a well-earned rest and re-cap on this incredible adventure so far.

(Driving time: 5 hours + stops enroute for visits)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Legado Mítico

Day 6: Explore Salta and UNESCO-listed Humahuaca Canyon

This morning we'll visit of the city of Salta, and explore its colonial heritage and the incredible MAAM Museum (the high Mountain Archaeology Museum). After lunch in Salta, we'll transfer to the Humahuaca Canyon. The Quebrada de Humahuaca is an imposing yet endearing Andean gorge of multi-layered, rust-coloured mountains, and ancient settlements. Many suggest that this is one of Argentina’s most distinctively ‘South American’ Natural and cultural experiences.

Our first stop is Purmamarca, is well loved for its location, sitting at the foot of the “Seven Coloured Mountain”, though best seen from a hill on the edge of the village. The mountain makes for the ideal backdrop of this enchanted village, also known for its excellent local markets, ideal for picking up souvenirs. We'll then head to explore Tilcara. The endearing red streets and iconic setting make this village a regular favourite for visitors to the region. Within walking distance from the town of Tilarca later in the trip, is the Pucará, a restored pre-Columbian fort, with its location offering spectacular views of the valley. Return to Purmamarca (7,550') for our overnight stay.

(Driving time: 3 hours + stops en route for visits)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:La Comarca

Day 7: Cross into Chile and arrive at San Pedro de Atacama

Morning transfer to the border with Chile. After clearing customs and immigration we’ll continue to San Pedro de Atacama and to our lodge for the next three days—the Tierra Atacama boutique hotel in the edge of the town. Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa is built on the site of the old cattle corral, where the drovers who brought cattle from Argentina to the Port of Antofagasta stopped to feed and rest their animals after the tough crossing of the Andes.

(Driving time 5½ hours)

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tierra Atacama

Days 8-9: Experience the Atacama Desert

For the next two days we'll explore the dramatic landscape of the Atacama Desert, through a variety of fully guided activity options offered through the Tierra Atacama. Explorations include: the Tatio Geysers; Altiplanic Lagoons; Atacama Salt Flats and many more. This is an experience like no other!

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tierra Atacama

Day 10: A night under the stars

After a buffet breakfast, we'll go to the Atacama salt flat to get a glimpse of the flamingos before continuing to La Laguna Cejar for a marvelous and unforgettable bath in a salt water lagoon!

Tonight we'lll stay at the first luxury, nomad camp in South America, inspired by the glamorous expeditionary camps organized by European aristocracy in Africa and India in the early 20th century. This unique experience offers a rare insight into the fantastic landscapes and ancestral cultures in northern Chile.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Adventur Camp

Day 11: Fly to Santiago

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to Calama for flight to Santiago. We'll be met by our local guide and transfer to our hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation:The Singular Santiago

Day 12: City tour of Santiago and departure

Our last action-packed day begins with a morning guided tour of the historical city of Santiago. First, we'll drive down to the main avenues of the civic center and the seat of government, and see the neoclassical La Moneda Palace, built during the 18th century. Then we’ll visit the Plaza de Armas, Santiago’s picturesque main square, surrounded by the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Historical Museum, and the Central Post Office. We’ll continue to Forestal Park, leading to the Fine Arts Museum and Bellavista, the bohemian artsy center of Santiago.

Next we'll visit a local wine bar, to enjoy a tasting of Chilean wines, before heading to the República neighborhood. Located in the western part of Santiago, this is one of the traditional neighborhoods of major architectural and historical heritage in the capital. It was declared a national heritage zone by the Chilean government in 1992. Later, we'll drive towards Santiago’s Central Market, a colorful conglomeration of fish and seafood, fruits, vegetables, and flowers housed in an exquisite 19th century wrought-iron building and enjoy a delicious lunch.

The final visit is to the handicraft village of Los Dominicos, with its impressive variety of handicrafts including works by various indigenous groups from across the country. The beautiful Colonial-style architecture of the center and its picturesque Andean backdrop make this visit one of a kind. Watch the craftsmen as they work with pottery, copper, stone, wood, wool and glass products! At the end of your tour you will be transferred to the airport to meet your evening flight home.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
lodgings

Adventur Camp — Atacama Desert

Located in the Tilomonte Oasis, approximately 70 miles south of San Pedro de Atacama Desert, this luxury camp comes complete with all of the amenities the surroundings allow. Accommodations consist of 10 spacious and comfortable Sibley tents, which are heated through solar panels and outfitted with natural elements. The daily menu includes the exquisite cuisine of a five-star hotel, incorporating the most succulent local flavors and accompanied by the finest Chilean wines. This amazing camp awaits travelers after days filled with excitement in the Atacama Desert!

Alvear Art Hotel — Buenos Aires

The Alvear Art Hotel is a progressive hotel, centrally located in the heart of Buenos Ares. The hotel was created as a hub for world travelers, giving them an opportunity to experience the sophistication of the commercial and cultural aspects of the city. The hotel prides itself in the preservation of natural resources and sustainable practices, making an effort to evoke “eco-consciousness” amongst the local peoples and travelers alike—and its modern amenities are first rate.

Hacienda de Molinos — Molinos

Located in the Calchaqui Valley, the Hacienda de Molinos has the original feel of a traditional Hacienda. The structure, dating from the 18th century, was originally home to a Governor who was sent to the region by the King of Spain. This historic location is complimented by a variety of amenities, including a restaurant, a swimming pool, a museum, and a large local wine collection. The Hacienda de Molinos has a slogan that reads, “The Sky and Landscape feed the soul—we do the rest”. This saying fits the bill perfectly, as guests enjoy warm comfort and hospitality in an incredible location.

La Comarca — Purmamarca

The La Comarca Hotel is a spectacular architectural creation, located in deep in the mystical Quebrada de Humauca. The Quebrada de Humauca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, adding to the regions geographic appeal and rich culture. Equipped with comfortable rooms, an eclectic bar, restaurant, and common area, the hotel is comfortable, original, and nestled in the heart in some of the most beautiful topography in the world.  Delicious regional food and wine are sure to soothe the soul after a day of exploring, as the sun sets over the mountainous outcroppings. Also known for its friendly service, relaxing spa treatments, and serenely decorated property, the La Comarca will be a memorable stop on your journey through Argentina.

Legado Mítico — Salta


The Singular Santiago — Santiago, Chile

Built to blend seamlessly into the Neighborhood of Lastarria, The Singular Santiago combines the style of early 20th-century buildings with neoclassical French architectural influences. The result is a striking new addition to the Santiago cityscape. The hotel is not only bounded by natural beauty, though; Lastarria is the epicenter of the arts here in Santiago. Walk just a few minutes and you can discover some of the finest visual and performance art Chile has to offer at The Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Visual Arts, the Gabriela Mistral Center and more.

Tierra Atacama — San Pedro de Atacama

The Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa is one of Chile’s premier boutique hotels. Located near San Pedro de Atacama, the picturesque setting makes for spectacular views during the day and at night. During the day, enjoy breathtaking views of the Atacama Desert. At night, the sky comes alive allowing for spectacular stargazing in the Chilean outback. Sitting keenly on the desert floor, this beautifully constructed luxury outpost is known for its organic architecture, brilliantly created by some of Chiles most creative architects. After a day of activity, enjoy first class hospitality with comfortable modern rooms, soothing spa treatments and delicious food-all part of the Tierra Atacama’s “Adventure Spa” philosophy.

Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort — Cafayate

The Vinas de Cafayate is a tremendously well respected wine resort located in the east Andes, a two-hour flight from Buenos Aires. Situated just two miles from the town of Cafayate’s main square, the hotel sits inside a magnificent vineyard complete with a stunning mountainous backdrop. Travelers can enjoy the hotel’s regional gourmet restaurant, which serves delicious local dishes, in addition to a beautiful courtyard and a serene indoor library, perfect for relaxing and recharging after a long day. The combination of luxurious accommodations and a wide variety of activities in this beautiful setting makes it easy to understand why many travelers enjoy the Vinas de Cafayate, and return year on year.

Dates and Pricing

Oct 13 - 24, 2017 One special departure

pricing

$7,995 per person (8 – 12 members)
$1,500 single supplement 
TBA internal airfare 

Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing double accommodations.

Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Trip Length 12 days

From $7,995

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