From the rugged landscapes, colonial relics and high altitude wineries of “Salta the Beautiful” cross the frontier into Chile’s San Pedro in the stunning moonscape of the Atacama Desert.
ANDES & ATACAMA
SALTA TO SAN PEDRO
Ideal length: 7 days
Price from: AUD $6,950 pp
The sun drenched red rock valleys of the dramatic northwest, high altitude wineries and white peaks of the Andes stretch out to subtropical jungle, “Salta the beautiful" really lives up to its name.
Work up an appetite exploring the Atacama Desert with its unique lunar landscapes, spouting geysers, thermal springs and vast salt flats before retiring to your lodge for gourmet dining, relaxing by the fire, and amazing stargazing.
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SALTA and THE ANDES ~ 2-3 NIGHTS
Salta La Linda, “Salta the Beautiful” is a world away from the Argentina you imagine. In the dramatic northwest lies beautifully preserved colonial architecture, an incredible variety of food, wine and jaw-dropping landscapes. To the south lies Cafayate, where high altitude wineries and the breathtaking scenery of the Calchaqui Valley begs discovery.
Sit down to a Salta style barbequed lunch accompanied with delicious empanadas and of course a wine tasting of local high altitude varietals such as Torrontes and Syrah. Love Cheese? Visit a local dairy farm and winery with the best terrior in the valley, meet the winemaker and enjoy a tasting of artisan goat cheeses paired with their robust wines.
Overnight: Legado Mitico Salta or House of Jasmines
Relaxing at House of Jasmines, Salta
PURMAMARCA /SEVEN COLOURS MOUNTAIN ~ 1 NIGHT
Explore the spectacular contrasting colours and rock formations of Jujuy province. Of special interest are Humahuaca Canyon, the vast salt flats of Salinas Grande and the town and markets of Purmamarca, at the foot of the Cerro de los Siete Colores “Seven Colours Mountain”. Ragged ranges in muted tones of beige and pink produce an incredible backdrop, dynamic hues changing with the light.
Overnight: Casa de Adobe or El Manantial del Silencio
Multi-coloured mountains near Purmamarca, Argentina
SAN PEDRO and ATACAMA DESERT ~ 3 NIGHTS
Cross the high plains of the Altiplano by private vehicle, the scenery is surreal. Volcanoes, moonscape geysers, salt flats, flamingos, llamas, luna landscapes and some of the best stargazing on the planet - the Atacama desert is something else! Explore this other world by private 4x4 excursion from your all-inclusive lodge - desert decadence.
Overnight: Awasi Atacama
Awasi Atacama, San Pedro, Chile
Hungry for More?
Include time in vibrant Buenos Aires en route to Salta, discover world-class dining and enjoy some oh- so -Argentine Tango! Or perhaps extend to the Chliean capital, Santiago,. From here you can venture out to the nearby vineyards of the Central Valley, even spend time in the colourful port city of Valparaiso.
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