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Bolivia Crossing - Buenos Aires to Lima

26 days,Buenos Aires to Lima

See the stunning scenery and unique cultures of northern Argentina, Spend 3 days crossing by 4x4 into Bolivia, Discover colonial cities and historic cultures, See traditional life on Lake Titicaca, Explore the Sacred Valley, Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.


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For those looking to experience the must-see highlights of South America while still getting off the beaten path, this 26-day adventure through Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina is packed full of some of the continent’s most iconic sights. Explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama and the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and trek the legendary Inca Trail. We can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you trek to Machu Picchu because we operate our own treks. Travel to the heart of Inca culture!

What's Included

  • Full day excursion to the Quebrada de las Conchas and Cafayate, 3-day excursion to the Salar de Uyuni, Entrance and guided tour of Tiahuanaco archaeological site, Guided tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca, Guided tour of Sacred Valley, 4-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook and porters, Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners. (Allow USD315-415 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (18 nts), Bus (1 nt), Camping (3 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Very basic hostels on Salar de Uyuni crossing (multi-share) (2 nts).
  • Local flight, Buses, 4x4, Public bus, Train, Boat, Hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout (except on the Inca Trail), local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12

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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Lima to Buenos Aires. See Bolivia Crossing—Lima to Buenos Aires

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Salta

Fly to Salta. Included day trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate. Optional activities include the High Mountain Arqueological museum, exploring the city and surroundings and enjoying the local cuisine.

Day 4-5 San Pedro de Atacama

Cross into Chile and travel by bus to San Pedro de Atacama. Optional excursions to nearby ruins, mountain biking, or a visit to the Valley of the Moon.

Day 6-8 4x4 Atacama Desert Crossing Excursion / Uyuni

Ascend by bus into the mountains and cross into Bolivia. Three day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 9 Potosi

Travel by bus to Potosí. Optional tour to a working mine, or explore the city and visit the Casa de la Moneda museum.

Day 10-13 Nightbus / La Paz / Tiahuanaco

Overnight bus to La Paz. Optional city tour or explore the city's markets. Guided tour to the pre-Inca ruins of Tiahuanaco.

Day 14 Puno

Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border, to the Peruvian city of Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca.

Day 15-16 Lake Titicaca / Taquile Island (L, D, B)

Visit to the floating Islands of Uros and guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a Homestay in a small village. Optional visit to Sillustani burial site.

Day 17-18 Cuzco

Travel by bus to Cusco. The next day is free to enjoy the city's museums and local markets. Optional city tour.

Day 19 Ollantaytambo

Full day tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo, including a visit to a local community and various Inca ruins.

Day 20-23 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (3B, 3L, 2D)

4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit to Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

Day 24 Cuzco

Free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Day 25 Lima

Fly to Lima. Optional city tour or free time to explore.

Day 26 Lima

Depart at any time.