Argentina and Chile
Crossing the Andes...TWICE!
A great trip combining the best of both countries, plus the unique experience of crossing the Andes on two occasions.
Starting from Central Argentina in Cordoba, and heading northwest towards the highlands, we will see over 60 Argentinean species of cacti, many of them blooming and or seeding; from the small Rebutia sp. and Parodia sp., to several forests of Trichocereus pasacana.
After crossing the Andes, the first time, we will arrive in northern Chile, the Atacama Desert. Along the Chilean coast we will see most of the Copiapoa sp., with spectacular populations of Copiapoa dealbata, Copiapoa columna-alba among others.
Heading back to Argentina, we will cross the San Francisco Pass, the highest pass of the Andes: with an altitude of over 14,000 feet (4350 m!), aquamarine lakes, flamingoes, and volcanos reaching 22,300 feet (6800 m)!
Where, When & How Much?
Starts and ends in Cordoba
8 to 12
All-inclusive, except air fare