Buenos Aires to La Paz Adventure

15 days,Buenos Aires to La Paz

Discover colonial cities and historic cultures, cross the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion, sip fine wines in Argentina, witness the stunning scenery and unique cultures of Northern Argentina.

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Breathe in the mountain air of La Paz and the tango palaces of Buenos Aires on a 2-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.

What's Included

  • 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats. Transportation between destinations and included activities. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD200-270 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (11 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt), basic hotel on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share).
  • Plane, Buses, 4x4 truck.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10
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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from La Paz to Buenos Aires. See La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Salta (1B)

Skip a long overnight bus ride with an included flight. Opt to check out the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, the High Mountain Arqueological Museum, and enjoy local cuisine.

Day 4-5 San Pedro de Atacama (1B)

Opt to visit nearby ruins, go mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.

Day 6-8 Salt Flats/Uyuni (2B,2L,2D)

Ascend by bus into the mountains and cross into Bolivia. 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Stay in simple hotels upgraded with solar panels to provide electricity and hot water.

Day 9-10 Potosí (2B)

Enjoy free time to explore the city, and take an optional excursion to a working silver mine.

Day 11-13 Sucre (3B)

Opt to visit nearby dinosaur tracks, explore the city or go hiking or mountain biking. Overnight bus to La Paz.

Day 14 La Paz

Optional city tour and free time to explore the markets and winding streets of this high altitude city.

Day 15 La Paz (1B)

Depart at any time.

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