Breathe in the Inca spirit of La Paz and dance in the tango palaces of Buenos Aires on this two-week adventure. Connecting the Andes to the Atlantic, you'll journey across the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni Salt Flats. Feel like a sophisticate as you sip wine in Buenos Aires and pull back the curtain on the centre of the continent. Best of all, you'll do it in the company of other fun, young travellers. Don't choose between inspiring wilderness and urban sophistication do it all.
Duration: 15 Days
Activities: Local Culture & Cuisine, History
Accommodation: Not Rated%
Guide (Language): english
Start City: La Paz, Bolivia
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Light
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 132129
End City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Duration: 15 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History||Physical rating: Light|
|Accommodation standard: Not Rated%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 132129|
|Starts: La Paz, Bolivia||Finishes: Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Enjoy a free day before boarding a night bus to Sucre.
Overnight bus (14.00 hour(s), 416km)
Take an optional excursion to the nearby dinosaur tracks, or get active by hiking or mountain biking.
Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.
Staying in the Bolivian highlands, we travel south to the city of Potosí. The highest city of its size in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has had a tumultuous history as a silver mining centre during colonial times.
Local bus (2.50 hour(s))
Get out and explore Potosí. Opt to tour a working mine.
Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the salt flats.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni. Despite its isolation and challenging climate (cold and blustery most of the year), the town of Uyuni has earned the nickname of Hija Predilecta de Bolivia (Bolivia's Favourite Daughter). It is also the starting point for our 3-night excursion through the spectacular Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in 4x4 vehicles.
Spend three days in the stunning landscapes between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert in Chile. Our groups like to get creative with photography, as the endless white of the salt flats creates some great depth illusions that are fun to play with in photos.
The tour takes us through the impressive large red lagoon of Laguna Colorada and the striking blue-green Laguna Verde at 5,000m (16,404 ft).
Note: During the rainy season, the locations visited may change due to some routes being covered by water.
We offer unique accommodation on the Uyuni Salt Flats. Instead of very basic refuges and homestays most operators use, we have upgraded to simple hotels that are equipped with solar panels to provide electricity and hot water. Rooms are multi-share and each has a private bathroom. Meals are made from local ingredients, most of which are grown on-site.
Salt Flats Excursion
Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.
Salt Flats Excursion
After continuing through the Uyuni Salt Flats in the morning, hop on a bus further south to the dry desert regions of Argentina and Chile, where we stop in the little town of San Pedro de Atacama, on the edge of the Atacama desert—the driest place on earth.
Border Crossing (Bolivia - Chile)
4x4 (1.00 hour(s))
Local bus (1.50-2.50 hours)
There are plenty of optional excursions here -- biking, exploring nearby ruins, horseback riding, and touring the Valley of the Moon.
We make our way to Salta, situated in the Lerma Valley of northern Argentina. Salta is home to empanadas salteñas - the delicious local specialty, and no visit to the town will be complete without giving them a try.
Border Crossing (Chile - Argentina)
Local bus (10.00 hour(s))
Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, visiting the High Mountain Arqueological Museum.
When you are done exploring, settle your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants and begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life. Try the succulent bife and parrilladas!
Plane (5.00 hour(s))
Consider booking post-tour accommodation to further explore fascinating Buenos Aires.
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Trip Name: La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure
Duration: 15 Days
From Price: 1759
Trip Code: 132129
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