18-to-Thirtysomethings: Buenos Aires to La Paz Adventure (SABL)
Countries Visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 14.
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (11 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt), basic hotel on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share).
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.
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, youll 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, youll do it in the company of other fun, young travellers. Dont choose between inspiring wilderness and urban sophistication - do it all.
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|Day 1||Buenos Aires||Day 1 Buenos Aires|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Salta||Day 2 Buenos Aires/Salta|
Salta, situated in the Lerma Valley of northern Argentina, is home to empanadas salteNas - 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 "PeNa" folklore shows. Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Salta||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.
|Day 4||San Pedro de Atacama||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)
|Day 5||San Pedro de Atacama||Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama|
Opt to try out sandboarding, go mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
|Day 6||Salar de Uyuni||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))
|Day 7||Salar de Uyuni||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
|Day 8||Uyuni||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
|Day 9||Potosi||Day 9 Salar de Uyuni/Potosi (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))
|Day 10||Potosi||Day 10 Potosi (1B)|
Get out and explore Potosi and wander through the streets of the city.
|Day 11||Sucre||Day 11 Potosi/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))
|Day 12||Sucre||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.
|Day 13||La Paz||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))
|Day 14||La Paz||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).
|Day 15||La Paz||Day 15 La Paz (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Please Note: Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.