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Northern Argentina & Chile

Best time to travel
Oct - Apr
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Buenos Aires and home from Santiago.
  • All private transfers, domestic flights and guiding requirements.
  • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation in Buenos Aires, Salta, Purmamarca, San Pedro de Atacama and Santiago.
  • Witness stunning desert landscapes, charming colonial towns and exceptional vineyards.
  • Enjoy unique experiences throughout including a private city tour and tango show in Buenos Aires, private explorations of La Boca, San Telmo and Salta.
  • Experience a day trip to Grandes Salines and a wide array of customisable excursions in the incredible Tierra Atacama.
  • Enhance your stay in Santiago with a visit to the historic port city of Valparaiso.
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In this suggested itinerary, experience the epic scenery of northwest Argentina and the Atacama Desert, where the Andes mountains meet dazzling salt pans, turquoise lagoons and fields of giant cacti. From the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and the incredible salt plains in Salta to experiencing jaw-dropping scenery on the mountain road to the Atacama Desert, passing striking rock formations, salt pans and rugged desert scenery, this itinerary is ideal for adventurous couples. We’ve handpicked unique activities to help you get under the skin of these incredible destinations.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to vibrant Buenos Aires.
Your private driver will be waiting on arrival to transport you to your boutique accommodation where you’ll spend three nights.
Enjoy a privately guided tour of Buenos Aires.
Spend your time exploring San Telmo and La Boca’s beautiful cobbled streets. Explore the eclectic architecture and diverse immigration which have made these neighbourhoods the heart of Tango and football in Buenos Aires. In the evening, experience the culture of Argentina with a tango show and dinner at La Ventana.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Next, fly from Buenos Aires to Salta, a colonial city in the north-west.
Your private driver will be waiting on arrival to transport you to your luxury accommodation where you’ll spend two nights. The contrast from the cosmopolitan capital is instantly apparent as you encounter the distinct Andean cultures.
Salta Argentina
Experience Salta through the eyes of a local private guide.
Enjoy a walking tour through this quaint city with an expert local guide and visit the MAAM museum to learn about the Argentine northwest’s unique and fascinating history.
Alpacas Salta Argentina
Leave Salta and make the epic drive to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
The scenery on route is striking, whetting your appetite for the drama of the highest and driest desert in the world. You’ll spend one night in Purmamarca in handpicked property.
Flamingos in Atacama Desert, Chile
Experience a private day trip to Grandes Salinas.
A unique opportunity to visit the famous snow-white salt plains, the third largest in the world! With your guide, explore a stunning desert of salt and discover the colonial charms and breathtaking landscapes.
Salinas Grandes Argentina
Next, venture across the vast, empty Altiplano to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
Spend four nights and experience the Atacama Desert in comfort. Its dramatic surrounding landscape incorporates desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs.
San Pedro de Atacama geysers
Spend your time exploring the incredible landscape.
Go in search of geysers, soak in the stars at night and cycle, horse ride and hike to your heart's content. The unique excursions will enable you to experience the area's unique landscapes and cultures up close.
San Pedro de Atacama dunes
Next, it’s time to fly from Calma to Santiago, surrounded by the snow-capped Andes.
Your driver will meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel for your final two nights. Enhance your stay in Santiago and allow us to arrange a visit to the historic port city of Valparaiso.
Santiago Chile
Transfer to Santiago International Airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Home Hotel, Buenos Aires

Home Hotel is a laid-back, stylish boutique perfectly situated in Buenos Aires’s chic neighbourhood of Palermo. The outdoor garden has a charming outdoor pool and sun loungers, perfectly situated for mornings in the summer sun. Interiors are homely and inviting and many rooms feature spa baths and private terraces with city views.


Legado Mitico

Legado Mitico is a boutique hotel in the chic neighbourhood of Palermo Soho. The stylish interior is beautifully decorated with vintage furnishings, Andean rugs and period pieces. The refurbished townhouse features a small garden patio where guests can relax after a day exploring the city. In the evening, enjoy wine and cheese in the library before sampling outstanding restaurants in the nearby vicinity.

El Manantial del Silencio Hotel and Spa

El Manantial del Silencio Hotel and Spa

El Manantial del Silencio Hotel and Spa is a beautiful rural and minimalistic property located in the idyllic village of Purmamarca. The white monastic style building contrasts with the rugged surrounding landscape which includes the iconic “hill of seven colours”. The simple exterior belies the luxury that is found within. Colourful local rugs and wooden accents adorn each room and the spa is reminiscent of something found in a modern city, not a peaceful village.


Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel situated on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. The modern architecture of this property contrasts superbly with the stark, yet stunning surrounds of the Atacama Desert. Built on the site of the old cattle corral, it retains the corral’s ancient adobe walls at its entrance. The hotel offers a wide range of excursions, enabling guests to experience the area’s unique landscapes and cultures up close.

What people are saying

“The OROKO experience was genuinely special. Hotels and experiences were very carefully chosen to match our expectations and tastes. Ten out of ten to all concerned.”

Aidan and Eileen – Puglia, May 2018


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