Atacama Salt Flats, Chile

Cultural Kaleidoscope Road Trip from Salta to the Atacama

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Countries Visited

Argentina, Chile

Places Visited

Salta, Cachi, Molinos, Cafayate...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Argentina and Chile boast picturesque Patagonian forests and remarkable cultural destinations peppering this unspoiled paradise, all of which you may admire on this immersive 12-day road trip sharing the heritage of these South American countries and their people with you. Traveling from the bustling city of Salta to the immense Salt Flats of Atacama Desert, you will explore the kaleidoscopic culture of Patagonia.

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Trip Highlights

  • Cruise across Argentina’s diverse landscapes, ascending the rolling green hills of the Lerma Valley, meandering through the dense forested parts of the Yungas, and gliding across the cacti-coated pastures of the Los Cardones National Park
  • Voyage to the sleepy mountain town of Seclantas, where you will traverse the Argentinian wilds alongside a spirited local towards the marvelous red sandstone formations of the Acsibi Caves
  • Peruse the abundant plantations and evergreen vineyards, as well as tuck into a farm-to-table lunch, during your time spent submerged in Argentinian culture with the Diaguita indigenous community at Corralito
  • Savor the sumptuous flavors of North West Argentina’s finest wines produced from vineyards cascading across the emerald landscape of Cafayate, some of which are the oldest in the country
  • Traverse the rugged mountains and immense plains of the Humahuaca Valley alongside llamas, animals coveted by the local Andean people as a reliable means of transportation across these stark, sandy parts
  • Admire the spellbinding untouched beauty of the Atacama Desert as you encounter fascinating flora and fauna dwelling in this diverse sandy region
  • Visit the remarkable Geysers of Tatio and learn about Atacama’s fascinating geothermal activity while capturing the steamy phenomena in all its unspoiled beauty
  • Wind to the peak of Aguas Calientes for unending panoramas of Capur’s incredible Salt Flats, where you may snap up images of the mesmerizing multi-colored topography

Starting Price

$10,135 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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