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Buenos Aires to La Paz Adventure
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Breathe in the mountain air of La Paz and dance in the tango milongas of Buenos Aires on a two-week adventure. Connecting the Atlantic to the Andes, 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.

Latin America
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SABL/132131
  • Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Finishes: La Paz, Bolivia
You will Visit
  • Buenos Aires
  • La Paz

Itinerary

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Buenos Aires/Salta

Skip a long bus ride with an included flight to Salta.
Salta, situated in the Lerma Valley of northern Argentina, is home to empanadas salteñas - a delicious local specialty. No visit to the town will be complete without giving them a try. In the evening, opt to experience a local celebration at one of the "Peña" folklore shows.

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Day 3: Salta

Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, or visit the High Mountain Archaeological Museum.
Enjoy free time to explore the area. The scenic Quebrada de las Conchas and Cafayate, famed for its wine and vineyards, are recommended stops. The multi-coloured valleys in the foothills region of the Andes are sure to be a highlight.

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Day 4: Salta/San Pedro de Atacama

Travel over the border and into Chile.
In the morning, take a bus further north to the dry desert regions of Argentina and Chile. Stop in the little town of San Pedro de Atacama, on the edge of the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth.

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Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama

Opt to try out sandboarding, go mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.

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Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama/Salar de Uyuni

Ascend by bus into the mountains and cross into Bolivia for a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert Altiplano with spectacular scenery.
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.

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Day 7: Salar de Uyuni

Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.
Settle in to your G Adventures-supported salt-brick bungalow, complete with salt floors and furniture, after a guided walking tour up to the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner of local ingredients prepared by ladies from the community.

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Day 8: Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni

Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers.

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Day 9: Salar de Uyuni/Potosí

Travel north to visit one of the highest cities in the world. On arrival spot the looming mountain of Cerro Rico, a working silver mine.

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Day 10: Potosí

Get out and explore Potosí and wander through the streets of the city.

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Day 11: Potosí/Sucre

Travel north to the beautiful colonial city of Sucre.
Travel north to Sucre. Tackle the city as there is a lot to offer during our two days here. Optional activities include a visit to an old tin baron's mansion and a textile cooperative, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Day 12: Sucre

Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.

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Day 13: Sucre/La Paz

Enjoy a free day in Sucre before an overnight bus to La Paz.

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Day 14: La Paz

Enjoy free time to explore the markets and winding streets of this high altitude city.
Wake up from the overnight bus ride, get settled, and have the day to check out the city of La Paz.

Optional activities in La Paz include museum visits, a tour of the Valley of the Moon, or a visit to the world's highest ski resort, Chacaltaya (5600m/18,368 ft).

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Day 15: La Paz

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha
    • 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3 days)
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (11 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt), G Adventures-supported community lodge/basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, Bus, 4x4 truck
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Discover colonial cities and historic cultures
  • Sip fine wines in Argentina
  • Witness the stunning scenery and unique cultures of Northern Argentina
  • Cross the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion.