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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: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (11 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share).
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.
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, 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.
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13732357
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||La Paz||Day 1 La Paz|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Sucre||Day 2 La Paz/Sucre (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre. Transport: Overnight bus (14.00 hour(s), 416km)
|Day 3||Sucre||Day 3 Sucre|
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.
|Day 4||Sucre||Day 4 Sucre (1B)|
Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.
|Day 5||Potosi||Day 5 Sucre/Potosi (1B)|
Staying in the Bolivian highlands, we travel south to the city of Potosi. 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. Transport: Local bus (2.50 hour(s))
|Day 6||Potosi||Day 6 Potosi (1B)|
Get out and explore Potosi, learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.
|Day 7||Uyuni||Day 7 Potosi/Uyuni (1B)|
Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the salt flats. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Salar de Uyuni||Day 8 Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni (1B, 1D)|
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. 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: Salt Flats Excursion Jukil Community Experience & Lodge Transport: 4x4
|Day 9||Salar de Uyuni||Day 9 Salar de Uyuni (1B, 1L, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Salt Flats Excursion
|Day 10||San Pedro de Atacama||Day 10 Salar de Uyuni/San Pedro de Atacama (1B, 1L)|
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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Bolivia - Chile) Transport: 4x4 (1.00 hour(s)) Local bus (1.50-2.50 hours)
|Day 11||San Pedro de Atacama||Day 11 San Pedro de Atacama|
There are plenty of optional excursions here -- biking, exploring nearby ruins, horseback riding, and touring the Valley of the Moon.
|Day 12||Salta||Day 12 San Pedro de Atacama/Salta|
We make our way to Salta, situated in the Lerma Valley of northern Argentina. Salta is home to empanadas salteNas - 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 "PeNa" folklore shows. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Chile - Argentina) Transport: Local bus (10.00 hour(s))
|Day 13||Salta||Day 13 Salta (1B)|
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.
|Day 14||Buenos Aires||Day 14 Salta/Buenos Aires|
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! Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 15||Buenos Aires||Day 15 Buenos Aires|
Consider booking post-tour accommodation to further explore fascinating Buenos Aires. 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.
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