Luxury Tours in the Andes

From the Atacama Desert in Chile to Argentina’s Northwest

THE ANDES

Luxury Tour Chile & Argentina

Experience the unspoiled natural beauty of the Chilean Atacama Desert and the rich diversity of the Argentine Northwest. The Atacama Desert offers some of the most spectacular vistas on Earth including majestic volcanoes, multi-colored lagoons and welcoming hot springs. In Argentina, discover the dazzling salt flats of the Salinas Grandes and the Mountain of the Seven Colors in Jujuy before visiting some of the country’s finest vineyards in Salta.

A Taste of Blue Parallel's Insider Access

  • Star-gazing with a professional astronomer in the Atacama Desert
  • Exclusive vineyard tours accompanied by oenologists in Cafayate
  • Private plane transfers in NW Argentina
  • Meet a local luthier who makes Andean instruments using traditional techniques in Salta

The Discovery

  • Santiago de Chile
  • Atacama Desert
  • Argentine Northwest: Jujuy & Salta
  • Buenos Aires

The Adventure

  • 4-wheel drive explorations
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking

Photography

Itinerary

Luxury Travel Chile & Argentina

Please note: this private tour to Chile & Argentina is an example, as all of our luxury journeys are custom-made.

Santiago de Chile (1 night)

Begin your luxury Chile tour with an overnight flight to Santiago, where you will stay in a 5-star hotel of your choice in the heart of the city. Visit the main highlights and museums with your personal guide, including the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Chilean Museum of pre-Columbian Art, the eclectic home of famed poet Pablo Neruda, and the attractive neighborhoods of París Londres and Santa Lucía. In the evening, dine at one of Santiago’s most famous restaurants.

Atacama Desert (3 nights)

Following your 2-hour flight to the Atacama Desert, your host will take you to one of our preferred lodges, either Alto Atacama, or Explora Atacama. During your time here, enjoy the tranquility of the high mountain desert and its serene surroundings, which allow for unforgettable adventures in lunar-like landscapes.

Either with your private guide or in a small group, hike in the Moon Valley, go mountain biking in the Catarpe Valley to the Devil’s Throat. You will also visit the Atacama Salt flats and its resident flamingos at sunset. In the evenings, experience some of the best stargazing in the world with professional astronomers.

No luxury Atacama tour is complete without some down time: relax in your lodge’s pool, enjoy a massage or spa treatment, and unwind with a glass of wine as you enjoy delicious Chilean meals in the evenings.

Jujuy (2 nights)

Embark on an adventurous drive from the Chilean desert over the Andes and into the Northwest of Argentina, taking in unique landscapes along the way. Staying at the boutique hotel Manantial del Silencio in Jujuy’s quaint town of Purmamarca, you’ll discover the Salt Desert and the majestic Mountain of the Seven Colors. During your time in Jujuy, enjoy hiking excursions through exceptional landscapes composed of dramatic rock formations, imposing gorges and giant cacti.

Cafayate (2 nights)

Take a private plane to the mountainside town of Cafayate in the Calchaquí Valleys, surrounded by wineries famous for the Torrontés grape. Stay at the elegant Patios de Cafayate Hotel, which boasts its own vineyards and a lovely location within the valleys.

While in this region, visit San Pedro de Yacochuya, one of the highest viticultural sites in the world located at 6,500 feet above sea level. Following a delicious lunch at Piatelli winery with spectacular views of the surrounding vineyards, go on a hiking excursion in the nearby mountains. Then return to Patios de Cafayate to relax by the hotel’s pool or enjoy a spa treatment.

Salta (1 night)

Continue your luxury Argentina tour with a drive through spectacular natural landscapes, including the famed Quebrada de las Conchas, before arriving in the colonial city of Salta. During your time in Salta, stay just outside the city limits at the expansive estancia House of Jasmines, originally owned by actor Robert Duvall and his Argentine wife. When not exploring the 40 acres of your estancia, discover the highlights of Salta, a small yet proud city. You will learn about the region’s traditional heritage from your expert guide. 

Buenos Aires (2 nights)

Upon arrival in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, your personal host will take you by private transfer to a 5-star hotel of your choice. You’ll discover Buenos Aires’ main sightseeing attractions, including some of the city’s museums and the world-renowned Recoleta cemetery. You’ll also explore local fairs and antique markets, then take part in a private cooking class or wine tasting session with an expert sommelier.

During your stay, enjoy a private tango lesson followed by a traditional tango show, or attend a live performance at the famed Teatro Colón following a private tour of the landmark (with exclusive access to the theater’s backstage studios and dressing rooms).

Should you wish, we can organize a private biking tour through the gorgeous parks of the Palermo neighborhood, where you will stop for a break to try mate (Argentina’s famous herbal tea) while surrounded by over 14,000 rose bushes in the Rosedal garden. In the evenings, dine on authentic gourmet meals and sample creative cocktails in the city’s finest restaurants and bars.

Itinerary map
Destinations Travel time
SANTIAGO ATACAMA
 2hrs
ATACAMA JUJUY
 7hrs
JUJUY CAFAYATE
 1.5hrs
CAFAYATE SALTA
 3.5hrs
SALTA BUENOS AIRES
 2hrs
When to go
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Recommended Extensions

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Luxury Tour Chile

  • Immerse yourself in the simple sophistication of the Chilean Wine Country in the Millahue Valley near Santiago.

  • Experience the Southern Patagonian Andes in Torres del Paine National Park, widely regarded as one of the most awe-inspiring areas in Patagonia.
  • Explore the Chilean Lake District‘s beautiful Pacific coastline, numerous volcanoes and green forests.
  • Adventure among Moai in the most remote inhabited island in the world: Easter Island.
https://www.blueparallel.com/rio-iguassu-luxury-tours-brazil-travel/

Luxury Tour Argentina

  • See the impressive Iguassu Falls, declared one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

  • Discover Mendoza, the heart of the Argentine wine country.
  • Spend time at a traditional countryside estate in Córdoba.
  • Discover Patagonia, home to Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina as well as Chile’s awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost point of the Americas.
  • See the rich marine life of Peninsula Valdés, including whales and sea elephants.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the pristine lakes and snow-capped mountains of the Argentine Lake District.
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Luxury Tour Bolivia

  • Discover the stunning natural wonders of Bolivia, home to majestic volcanoes, salt flats and vast deserts.

Price Reference

Recommended stay 11-13 days
Price reference
(12 days, private party of 2)
  $15,000-17,000 per passenger

Note: Prices will vary based on the specifics of your itinerary. Parties of 4 or more will benefit from lower prices per passenger.

What is included in your private tour to Chile & Argentina:

  • Luxury accommodations at
    • 5-star hotel of your choice in Santiago
    • Alto Atacama, or Explora Atacama (Atacama Desert)
    • Manantial del Silencio (Jujuy)
    • Patios de Cafayate (Cafayate)
    • House of Jasmines (Salta)
    • 5-star hotel of your choice in Buenos Aires
  • Internal flights and private plane from Jujuy to Cafayate
  • Services of Blue Parallel hosts and private specialized guides throughout the journey
  • All special events, private guided tours, private excursions, private outdoor activities, entrance fees
  • A Blue Parallel team composed of a personal travel expert in our offices, private hosts in each destination, and a “behind the scenes” logistical expert who monitors every step of your luxury Argentina and Chile tour. The team is on call 24-hours a day during a trip
  • All internal transportation
  • Some meals
  • A Blue Parallel customized travel kit that you will receive prior to departure