This is an epic adventure that starts in the green, fertile soil of Salta, Argentina and ends in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, in the world's driest desert. The trip starts with six days of touring small colonial towns and agricultural settlements to acclimatize to the altitude. Next, comes the chance to challenge body and mind across the awesome, 16,150-foot Abra el Acay Pass. After a well earned rest day, the tour continues on a five day traverse of the high Andean plateau, called the Altiplano, to the Atacama Desert. Volcanoes, salt flats, mineral lakes, condors, vicuña, isolated mining villages, brilliant night skies, far reaching views and an immense landscape of ever-changing colors are what await whoever is up for this singular journey through the very heart of the Andes.