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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 palaces 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
  • Tour code: 132131
  • Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Finishes: La Paz, Bolivia
You will Visit
  • Buenos Aires
  • La Paz

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Buenos Aires/Salta

Head to Salta, choosing a flight over a long bus ride. 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.

Transport:
Plane (5.00 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Salta (1B)

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.

04

Day 4: Salta/San Pedro de Atacama (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Argentina - Chile)

Transport:
Local bus (10.00-11.00 hours)

05

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 (1L, 1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
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.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Chile - Bolivia)
Salt Flats Excursion

Transport:
Local bus (1.50-2.50 hours)
4x4 (1.00 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Salar de Uyuni (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Salt Flats Excursion
Jukil Community Experience & Lodge

08

Day 8: Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Salt Flats Excursion

09

Day 9: Salar de Uyuni/Potosí (1B)

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.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 10: Potosí (1B)

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

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Day 11: Potosí/Sucre (1B)

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.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))

12

Day 12: Sucre (1B)

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 (1B)

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

Transport:
Overnight bus (12.00 hour(s))

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Day 14: La Paz

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 (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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.