Altiplano & Gaucho Wanderer

Buenos Aires - La Paz

21 days through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile
FROM: $1630 USD + 800 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 4 nights
Multishare Hostel 3 nights
Camping 7 nights
Basic Hotel 5 nights
Wild Camp 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 9, Dinners x 8
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
ZZB
Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

From Bolivia's high Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands, this trip takes you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes. Most stunning of all is the dramatic expanse of the salt plains of Salar de Uyuni and we will cross the Altiplano along remote, seldom travelled routes, criss-crossing wild plateaux studded with volcanoes and lakes full of flamingos; it is truly spectacular. Bolivia was the economic engine of the Spanish empire and nowhere more so than the historic city of Potosi with its giant silver and tin mines and the political centre of La Paz. We descend from the Andes into Chile's Atacama Desert, to visit the atmospheric town of San Pedro before crossing the Andes again and heading into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful colonial city of Salta. Argentina's route 40 is truly spectacular cutting through remote red mountains beset with vine covered valleys. No trip to Argentina is complete without getting under the skin of Gaucho life and we have a unique Estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. To cap it all off we have time to explore the cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires.

Explore the witches market & the dizzy heights of the world's highest capital city, La Paz
Day trip on the surreal Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
Visit the Uyuni train graveyard
2 day crossing of the desolate and surreal Altiplano
Star gaze in the Moon Valley at San Pedro de Atacama
Take the cable car for a spectacular view of Salta
Spectacular drive down Route 40 to see Quebrada de las Conchas
2 nights to visit vineyards in Cafayate
Walk around the ruins of Quilmes
3 night stay in a traditional isolated Argentian estancia with the Gauchos

Off the beaten track adventure, through remote wilderness; a mix of high altitude Andean crossings, with Argentinean local life. Plenty of urban exploration (Salta, Buenos Aires, Mendoza) and time to explore magnificent scenery. Horse riding and easy walks, not physically challenging.

Spend 3 unique days at an Anglo-Argentinian estancia to experience the Gaucho way of life

Visit the Quilmes ruins

Visit the impressive rock formations of 'El Amphiteatro' and 'La Garganta del Diablo' en route through the primeval landscape of the Quebrada de las Conchas

Explore the dramatic landscape of the Moon Valley

Take the epic journey across the Altiplano - an incredible high-altitude adventure through a surreal desert landscape taking in bizarre rock formations and stunning lakes

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (12th December 2020)

Border information: if you are joining in Buenos Aires, you will most likely enter Argentina at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also commonly known as Ezeiza Airport (IATA code: BUE/EZE).

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wonderful capital of Argentina! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Buenos Aires before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Buenos Aires.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Buenos Aires (13th December 2020)
Day 3 - Cordoba (14th December 2020)
Day 4 - Estancia (15th December 2020)
Day 5 - Estancia (16th December 2020)
Day 6 - Estancia (17th December 2020)
Day 7 - Tafi Del Valle (18th December 2020)
Day 8 - Cafayate (19th December 2020)
Day 9 - Cafayate (20th December 2020)
Day 10 - Salta (21st December 2020)
Day 11 - Salta (22nd December 2020)
Day 12 - Purmamarca (23rd December 2020)
Day 13 - San Pedro de Atacama (24th December 2020)
Day 14 - San Pedro de Atacama (25th December 2020)
Day 15 - Altiplano (26th December 2020)
Day 16 - Uyuni (27th December 2020)
Day 17 - Uyuni (28th December 2020)
Day 18 - Potosi (29th December 2020)
Day 19 - La Paz (30th December 2020)
Day 20 - La Paz (31st December 2020)
Day 21 - La Paz - End Date (1st January 2021)

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02 Sep 20 Buenos Aires
22 Sep 20 La Paz

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12 Dec 20 Buenos Aires
01 Jan 21 La Paz

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25 Jan 21 Buenos Aires

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13 Jul 21 Buenos Aires

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11 Dec 21 Buenos Aires
31 Dec 21 La Paz

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