Unforgettable highlights from start to finish

Experience the many Jewels of the Andes in one incredible tour. This South American adventure begins in Chile’s renowned wine region, before heading north to the driest desert on earth, moon-like valleys and some of planet’s clearest night skies in the Atacama Desert. Memorable landscapes keep coming as you travel from Atacama to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, staying in a luxury Airstream Camper for cocktails under the stars and unique daytime tours while there. Next comes a tour of Lake Titicaca on both the Bolivian and Peruvian side, followed by a stunning train journey from Puno to Cusco and exploration of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and the many archeological highlights of Cusco itself. Along the way there will be local gastronomy to savor, intimate accommodation, and scenic transfers throughout.

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  • Discover remarkable ruins, dramatic landscapes and cultural gems in 3 countries.
  • Indulge with some of the world’s best wines in Chile’s Central Valley.
  • Explore lunar-like landscapes and natural wonders in the Atacama Desert during tailored, awe-inspiring excursions and tours.
  • See some of the clearest night skies on Earth and spend a night under the stars in Bolivia.
  • Be blown away by the mesmerizing Uyuni Salt Flats.
  • Witness spellbinding ancient ruins Pisac and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley.
  • Explore Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Qorikancha Temple, and the atmospheric streets of Cusco.
  • Enjoy Machu Picchu your own way with a private early morning tour.
  • Find the captivating contemporary and colonial sides of Lima and marvel at the Larco Museum’s many treasures.
  • Santiago de Chile
  • Wine Region
  • Atacama Desert
  • Laguna Hedionda
  • Uyuni Salt Flats
  • La Paz
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Cusco
  • The Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lima
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The Route


You won't believe your eyes. Every trip to the Andean Region is unique and your pictures will be too. Get amazed by the people, sites, colors and textures of these incredible destinations.

Detailed Itinerary

D1 Palace 8 - Las Majadas - Chile - Atelier South America (1)

Day 1 | Santiago de Chile/Wine Region

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by an Atelier driver/concierge who will help you through Santiago Airport and onwards to your boutique hotel in Chile’s renowned Wine Region. Travelling west through the country’s Central Valley, the landscape quickly changes into lush countryside as you pass some of the world’s best vineyards and wine labels. This evening is spent at leisure.

D2 Vineyard Merlot - Las Majadas - Chile - Atelier South America

Day 2 | Wine Region

Your first full day in Chile eases you into this Jewels of the Andes Tour in style, with excursions that can be as active or laidback as you like. The Wine Region is perfect for outdoor picnics and walking routes, mountain bike or horse-riding trails and of course, gastronomy. There are many Central Valley wine tasting tours in Chile, from exclusive labels to unique settings, some served at a chef’s table and others amongst the vines themselves. Cooking classes, outdoor BBQs, fine dining lunches and luxurious spa treatments are just some of the more leisurely ways to spend your time in the Wine Region.

D3 Alto Atacama Lagoon Catarpe Rooms, Atacama, Nayara Alto Atacama Hotel - Atelier South America

Day 3 | Santiago/Atacama Desert

Today, travel back to Santiago Airport for a flight north and onward to the Atacama Desert, a true otherworldly landscape in Chile that’s known for its incredible geology, unique tailormade tours, and authentic, exclusive lodges. Having taken a flight from the capital, check into your lodge and begin to craft your daily tours and excursions with the help of a personal guide, experiencing Atacama your way.

D4 Atacama Desert, Awasi Atacama Hotel - Atelier South America

Day 4 | The Atacama Desert

Today is your first full day to explore the wonders of the Atacama Desert on a tailormade program, designed just for you. There are many tours available with cultural and scenic activities like the El Tatio Geysers, Altiplano Salt Flats, the Moon Valley, Saciel Volcano, Cejar Lagoon, or visiting the historic highlights of San Pedro, and so much more.

D5 Highlands Monjes, Explora Atacama Hotel, Atacama Valley - Atelier South America

Day 5 | The Atacama Desert

Day 5 of this Andrean Jewels tour gives you more time to discover the beauty of the Atacama Desert at your own pace. You may wish to enjoy the grounds of the lodge or head out for further excursions like a picnic in the desert, horseback or mountain-bike riding adventures, perhaps a full-day hike or making your way to the observatory for some of the best stargazing anywhere on Earth. Meals included: Breakfast

D6 Laguna Hedionda - Atacama Valley - Atelier South America

Day 6 | Atacama/Laguna Hedionda

The natural wonders of South America continue today, as you travel from the Atacama Desert to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. Driving a spectacular cross-border route, you’ll see the landscape slowly change until reaching your first stop in Bolivia, Laguna Hedionda. Here, feel fully immersed in it all from the comfort of your accommodation, staying in a glass dome with panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond. This evening can be spent at leisure and stargazing if the sky is clear.

D7 Aereal View Camper - Uyuni - Atelier South America

Day 7 | Uyuni Salt Flats

Day 7 of your Jewels of the Andes Tour takes you to Uyuni, famous for its salt flats but home to so much more. The drive to Uyuni is scenic, passing small settlements and saline lakes, open plains and occasional wildlife, with sculptured rocky outcrops lining the way. Upon arrival, an unforgettable experience of the Uyuni Salt Flats awaits at your luxury Airstream Camper, perfect for outdoor excursions, intimate moments, and some of the best stargazing in the world. This evening, enjoy alfresco meals and sunset cocktails on the salt flats, courtesy of a private chef.

D8 Cacti Incahuasi Island , Uyini, Bolivia - Atelier South America

Day 8 | Uyuni Salt Flats

Among the most iconic – and photo-worthy – travel experiences in South America, the Uyuni Salt Flats is an ethereal landscape like no other, as you’ll see during a full-day exploration on Day 8. This 10,0000 sqm expanse of perfectly flat, mirror-like salt plains – itself the remnants of a dried-up prehistoric lake – must be seen to be believed. The skewed sense of perspective at Uyuni makes for a lot of fun with photos and is naturally beautiful too. There’s more. Having been wowed by the salt plains, further Uyuni excursions include the giant cacti of Incahuasi Island in the middle of the desert, the ancient ruins (and mummies) of Pukara de Ayke, Thunupa Volcano, even biking and hiking trails. This evening, stay at a luxury salt hotel to round off the experience in style.

D9 Train Cementery - Uyini, Bolivia - Atelier South America

Day 9 | Uyuni Salt Flats/La Paz

Having spent another night under the starry skies of Uyuni, you may have chance to visit the so-called Train Cemetery nearby, and one last natural spectacle at Ojos de Agua before your journey to La Paz. Upon arrival, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and seek out one of the many top restaurants in La Paz this evening.

D10 La Paz - Bolivia - Atelier South America

Day 10 | La Paz

Among other things, La Paz is known for the dramatic mountainscape that surrounds this characterful city, the backdrop for day 10 of your Jewels of the Andes tour. In the company of an expert local guide, you can visit impressive colonial buildings that house exhibitions and interesting artifacts like the Juan de Vargas Museum, Murillo House, and the Museum of Gold. There’s chance to see the city from above at the Killi Killi Lookout or on a cable car ride, and take a short drive to the Moon Valley for impossibly ornate rock formations that were once a formidable mountain. The main highlight comes at the Pre-Inca archaeological site of Tiwanaku, to witness a lesser-known side of Bolivia’s own beguiling history. This evening, a gastronomic experience to discover Bolivia’s traditional and contemporary cuisine in a renowned La Paz restaurant.

D12 Sun Island, Titicaca Lake, Bolivia - Atelier South America

Day 11 | La Paz/Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca has been a sacred place for Peruvians and Bolivians over many centuries. Some say the floating islands of the lake even kept native peoples safe from invading Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. It’s also a beautiful location, the highest navigable lake in the world surrounded by hills and dotted with islands. Start the day by travelling to the lakeshore town of Copacapaba, before boarding a luxury hydrofoil boat to explore the waters of the lake itself. You’ll visit the historical Sun and Moon Islands, exploring the Sun Virgin’s Temple “Iñak Uyu” and Sacred Fountain, among other important sites. Finish at Huatajata to see the museum there before overnighting in a locally-run lodge.

D13 Totora Horse Boat, Titilaka Hotel, Puno - Atelier South America

Day 12 | Lake Titicaca (Puno)

On Day 12 of this evocative tour of the Andes, you have chance to explore more of mythical Lake Titicaca on the Peruvian side at Puno. Here, spend your time visiting the floating islands, Puno Cathedral, and the local cafes or street food shacks. The rest of the day and this evening can be spent at leisure in and around your boutique Lake Titicaca hotel.

D14 Andean Explorer Train - Peru - Atelier South America

Day 13 | Lake Titicaca/Cusco

Having enjoyed the tranquility of Lake Titicaca and surrounding Andean foothills, get ready for a serene train journey from Puno to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. You’ll pass lesser-visited towns and archaeological ruins like Andahuaylillas, Racchi, and Pucara, and stop at picture-perfect viewpoints along the way. The train ride from Puno to Cusco feels like an excursion in itself and is comfortable, too. Upon arrival in Cusco, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the ancient “Naval of the World”.

D15 Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley - Atelier South America

Day 14 | Cusco/The Sacred Valley

Today it’s time to delve deeper into the Sacred Valley and be transported to the age of the Inca, as you discover the superbly preserved archaeological sites of Pisac, Moray, and Ollantaytambo. These magnificent ancient wonders – with their terraces, solid walls and water channels – are worth the trip to Peru alone, so be sure to soak up their majesty at your own pace. Lunch comes courtesy of a local hacienda, known for its freshly farmed produce and sweeping Sacred Valley views while you dine. The perfect setting.

D16 Magical Scene in Machu Picchu - Atelier South America

Day 15 | Machu Picchu/Cusco

The penultimate stop on this all-encompassing tour of the Andes can only be Machu Picchu, a place that has captured the imagination of countless visitors over the years. Once here, it’s easy to see why. To get to Machu Picchu, travel through the Sacred Valley by rail for one of the most scenic train journeys in South America. Then, enjoy The Lost City on a private guided tour, before free time to explore on your own and take in those fantastic views all the while. Later, return to your boutique Cusco Lodge.

D17 Cusco Mayor Plaza - Atelier South America

Day 16 | Cusco/Lima

The ancient sites and highlights around Cusco are endless, and it all starts in the city itself. Before departing for Lima, enjoy a tour of Downtown Cusco, the markets, famous Cathedral and hidden alleyways followed by a trip to the sensational archeological sites of Qorikancha Temple (the most important of its kind in the Inca Empire) and imposing Sacsayhuaman Fortress. From here you’ll be taken to the Airport for a flight from Cusco to Lima and either an afternoon at leisure, or time spent enjoying Lima’s dramatic coastal views from the upmarket San Isidro and Miraflores Districts, perhaps visiting the peaceful ruins of Huaca Mateo Salado.

D18 Facade Larco Herrera Museum, Lima-Peru

Day 17 | Lima/Departure

As the Jewels of the Andes draws to a close, time can be spent admiring the treasures of Lima’s Larco Museum before a walking tour around Lima’s Colonial Downtown. Your Atelier concierge will then take you to Lima International Airport in time for your onward flight home, full of priceless memories of Chile, Bolivia, and Peru.

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