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Signature Northern Chile and Argentina: Atacama Desert to Iguazu Falls

15 days from £5,250pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Chile / Argentina / Iguazu Falls

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Overview & Highlights

Cross a high pass over the Chilean Andes from the Atacama desert to the golden russet canyon country and indigenous villages around Salta in northwest Argentina. Fly to the Iguazú Falls, before heading to cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.

The Andean crossing between the Atacama desert and Salta in the Argentine Andean foothills is the highest and most elemental pass, where sun-bleached arid rock gives way to ice-clad skeletal peaks. A friendly, laid-back but cultured colonial city. Salta, with its graceful baroque architecture and stunning, colourful cathedral, is a great contrast to the vast capital, Buenos Aires. Around it are communities and vestiges of the country’s indigenous population, whose crafts and agricultural practices survive to this day.

From there you’ll fly to the sub-tropical rainforest of Iguazú National Park and survey and explore the monumental Iguazú Falls; 276 separate cascades thundering over a granite precipice.  At either end of the holiday there’s time in a historically significant, sophisticated city – Santiago and Buenos Aires.

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  • Half day walking tour of Santiago’s architecture
  • Full day excursion to Maipo Valley visiting two vineyards
  • Sunset trip to Moon Valley
  • Tour to Toconao village, Minique and Miscanti lagoons, Atacama salt flat and Laguna Chaxa
  • Full day visit to Tatio Geysers – highest geyser field in the world
  • Discover Humahuaca Gorge, on to Tilcara and Humahuaca village
  • Salta walking tour including cable car up San Bernardo Hill
  • Full day excursion to Argentine side of Iguazú falls
  • Half day to explore Brazilian side of Iguazú falls
  • Tango show with dinner at El Querandi
  • Half-day guided tour in Buenos Aires

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  • Journey Latin America provided us with what we wanted and it seemed to be a sentiment shared by the group as several of us had looked at other organisations and…

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  • I had an absolutely wonderful holiday and saw things I had been longing to for a long time. Thank you.

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  • Overall an excellent trip with many wonderful memories, lived up to all expectations.

  • Most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "There are several - riding in different types of transportation i.e. coco cabs, bike taxi, American Chevy etc. The plantation walk in Vinales, meals…

    MR, Broxbourne
  • The overall experience was friendly and efficient, seeing the most amazing places from high up in the desert to the wilds of Patagonia.

    CB, Beckenham
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Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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