High-Desert Argentina and Chile with Explora
Explora is best known for its high-luxury adventure lodges in Chile and Peru, but for those who really want to get remote, the company offers several travesías, or journeys, that are done largely by foot. Among them is this nine-day route, which can go from San Pedro de Atacama to Salta or be done in reverse. Either way, it was designed to show guests the differences in geology, flora and fauna, and weather across the altiplano: the Atacama Desert, the Andes, the Calchaquíes Valleys and the colonial town of Cachi. During the trek, guests overnight in luxury camps set up in shipping containers, ancient cabins and a simple guesthouse, and they begin or conclude at Explora’s posh lodge in the Atacama.