Easter Island, Atacama Desert, Northwest Argentina


Moai at Tongariki, Easter Island

Vicuna grazing beneath volcanoes, Atacama Desert, Chile

Vicuna grazing beneath volcanoes, Atacama Desert, Chile

Moai at the quarry

Moai at the quarry

View of Easter Island’s coastline

View of Easter Island's coastline

Rona Kao Crater

Rona Kao Crater

Dunes, Valle de la Luna

Dunes, Valle de la Luna

San Pedro de Atacama main street

San Pedro de Atacama main street

 Laguna Miscanti, above the Atacama

Laguna Miscanti, above the Atacama

Crossing the high Andes

Crossing the high Andes

Llamas on the altiplano

Llamas on the altiplano

Border crossing to Argentina

Border crossing to Argentina

Indian market, Purmamarca

Indian market, Purmamarca

Mountains surrounding Purmamarca

Mountains surrounding Purmamarca

Hacienda House of Jasmines

Hacienda House of Jasmines

Gorge between Salta and Cafayate

Gorge between Salta and Cafayate

 Buho Owl, Salta

Buho Owl, Salta

Patios de Cafayate

Patios de Cafayate

Tentative Easter Island, Atacama Desert, Northwest Argentina itinerary
October, 2020 (tentative date)

All breakfasts included

Day 1

  • Fly from USA to Santiago, Chile

Day 2

  • Arrive in Chile
  • Transfer to Singular Hotel in downtown Santiago
  • Lunch included
  • Afternoon city tour by bus and foot
  • Dinner included
  • Overnight at Singular Hotel

Day 3

  • Transfer to Santiago airport
  • Flight to Easter Island
  • Lunch included on the plane
  • Transfer to Hare Noi Hotel
  • Afternoon walking tour of Hanga Roa, Easter Island's capital (and only town)
  • Dinner included at hotel

Day 4

  • Full day tour of Easter Island
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included
  • Overnight at Hare Noi Hotel

Day 5

  • Day free to hike or bike on the island
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at the Hare Noi Hotel

Day 6

  • Morning tour of Rona Kao Crater and Orongo Village
  • Lunch included
  • Transfer to airport
  • Flight to Santiago
  • Overnight at Holiday Inn Santiago Airport Hotel, in the airport
  • Late dinner at the hotel on your own

Day 7

  • Flight to Calama in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile
  • Lunch included in Calama
  • Drive to San Pedro de Atacama
  • Check in to Casa Atacama Hotel
  • Afternoon visit to Valle de la Luna for hike to top of dunes
  • Evening cocktails overlooking Valle de la Muerte
  • Dinner included at hotel

Day 8

  • Full day tour of Atacama Desert, including the El Tatio Geyser Basin
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Dinner on your own in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Overnight at Casa Atacama Hotel

Day 9

  • Drive to Lagunas Miscanti and Miniques in the high Andes
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Afternoon visit to Salar de Atacama
  • Dinner included in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Overnight at Casa Atacama

Day 10

  • Day free for hiking in Rainbow Valley or wandering through San Pedro de Atacama or enjoying the hotel spa
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at the Casa Atacama

Day 11

  • Early departure for drive across the high Andes to Purmamarca, Argentina
  • Cross through immigration at border
  • Picnic lunch along the way
  • Arrive in Purmamarca in time to explore the village
  • Dinner included at hotel or restaurant
  • Overnight in Purmamarca

Day 12

  • Morning hike into valley behind Purmamarca to see the magnificent, colorful rock formations
  • Drive to Salta in the afternoon
  • Lunch included in Purmamarca or along the way to Salta
  • Check in to House of Jasmines outside Salta
  • Dinner included at House of Jasmines
  • Overnight at House of Jasmines

Day 13

  • Morning city tour of Salta
  • Lunch included
  • Afternoon winery visit
  • Dinner on your own at House of Jasmines
  • Overnight at House of Jasmines

Day 14

  • Drive to Cafayate
  • Check in to Patios de Cafayate
  • Lunch included at Patios de Cafayate
  • Afternoon winery visit
  • Dinner included at Patios de Cafayate
  • Overnight at Patios de Cafayate

Day 15

  • Morning free to bike into town or hike to nearby waterfall
  • Lunch on your own
  • Late afternoon wine tasting with dinner included
  • Overnight at Patios de Cafayate

Day 16

  • Drive to Salta for early afternoon flight to Buenos Aires
  • Lunch on your own at the airport
  • Transfer to Hub Porteno Hotel
  • Closing dinner included

Day 17

  • Day free in Buenos Aires
  • Lunch on your own
  • Transfer to airport for evening flights home to USA

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