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La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure
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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.

Latin America
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SBLB/132129
  • Starts: La Paz, Bolivia
  • Finishes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
You will Visit
  • La Paz
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary

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Day 1: La Paz

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: La Paz/Sucre

Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre.

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Day 3: 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.
Travel south to Sucre. Tackle the city as there is a lot to offer during the two days here. Optional activities include a visit to an old tin baron's mansion, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Day 4: Sucre

Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.

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Day 5: Sucre/Potosí

Travel south to the one of the world's highest cities.
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.

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Day 6: Potosí

Get out and explore Potosí, learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.

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Day 7: Potosí/Uyuni

Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the salt flats.

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Day 8: Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni

Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.
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).

Settle in to your G Adventures-supported community 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 9: 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.

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Day 10: Salar de Uyuni/San Pedro de Atacama

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. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It's a long but scenic drive.
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.

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Day 11: San Pedro de Atacama

Opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
There are plenty of optional excursions here -- biking, exploring nearby ruins, horseback riding, and touring the Valley of the Moon.

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Day 12: San Pedro de Atacama/Salta

Cross the border into Argentina.
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. In the evening, opt to experience a local celebration at one of the "Peña" folklore shows.

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Day 13: 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.

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Day 14: Salta/Buenos Aires

Skip a long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires. Take an optional city tour, and enjoy free time to explore the many attractions. In the evening, consider hitting a tango show, then sample the city's famous nightlife.
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!

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Day 15: Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.
Consider booking post-tour accommodation to further explore fascinating Buenos Aires.

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