Journey through the Andean heartland combining the geological wonders of Chile and Bolivia on this 10-day immersive adventure. Visit’s the world’s largest salt flat and driest desert and discover Chilean and Bolivian culture in the enthralling cities of Santiago and La Paz.
Days 1 & 2 - Santiago
Days 3 - 5 - The Atacama Desert
Days 6 & 7 - Uyuni
Days 8 & 9 - La Paz
Day 10 - Depart La Paz
Any element of this holiday can be tailormade to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.
Against the backdrop of snow-capped Andes Mountain peaks, Santiago is an energetic and sophisticated city with an abundance of historical sites, leafy hillside parks and contemporary trendy districts. Spend two nights in Chile’s capital, with a guided tour included on your second day. Explore the bustling Plaza de Armas and the unmissable Metropolitan Cathedral; Santiago’s riverside artistic hub – Bellavista; and the affluent neighbourhood of Providencia, lined with elegant shops and fine eateries. Finish your tour at Santa Lucia hill, the founding spot of Santiago in the 16th century, culturally complemented by sweeping city views.
Day 2 Meals: B
Leave Santiago behind, flying to the dramatic landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Three days are afforded to explore the wonderfully unique lunar-like region. On an encompassing exploration of the driest desert in the world, visit the glistening salt lakes with its resident flamingos, the turquoise highland lagoons, the deep cut rocky valleys and the explosive geysers which all define the topography of Atacama. The night sky is worth the journey alone and the desert is wildly considered one of the best star-gazing experiences in the world.
Day 3 & 5 Meals: B
Day 4 Meals: B, L
Enjoy a two-night tour of the Chilean Lake District, one of the country's most visually stunning regions, the perfect place to spend a couple of days relaxing, or enjoying some of the many activities on offer here.
Your final two nights of this tour are spent in La Paz, picture-perfectly perched on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau and reached by a short flight from Uyuni. Whilst your first day is spent exploring the myriad of historic and cultural sites of Bolivia’s cosmopolitan and elevated capital including the disjointed labyrinth of colourful markets, your second day is spent at the serene Lake Titicaca. On a full-day excursion, embark on a boat trip on its sacred waters, which beautifully reflect the surrounding hills in its azure waters. Make a brief stop at the Sun Island for a short hike to Inca ruins and after disembarking, visit the town of Copacabana, epitomised by its Basilica shrine, before heading back to La Paz.
You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
(Valid for 2022 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room)
International flights to Chile from the UK start from £749 per person
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9 nights' accommodation
14 meals; 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
City tours of Santiago and La Paz
Three-day sightseeing programme in the Atacama Desert
Full-day tour of Uyuni
Full-day Lake Titicaca excursion
Transfer and domestic flights as per itinerary
International flights if not added
Meals not indicated in your itinerary
Local departure taxes payable locally
Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc
Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)
Camera or video fees at any sites
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