Spot condors at Colca Canyon, conquer the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu, experience traditional life on Lake Titicaca, cross the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4
South America rewards those willing to explore. Consider this epic adventure: beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Lima, it's 35 full days of fun. You'll hike the Inca Trail, cross the Salt Flats of Bolivia by 4x4, and feel like a sophisticate sipping wine in Argentina. Along the way, you'll engage with local cultures with a small group of other young travellers to back you up. For those willing to invest their time, this trip offers big returns—in adventure.
This trip also runs in reverse from Lima to Buenos Aires. See Lima to Buenos Aires Adventure
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Skip a long overnight bus ride with an included flight. Check out the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate and enjoy local cuisine.
Opt to visit nearby ruins, go mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
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.
Opt to take an excursion to nearby dinosaur tracks, explore the cities, go hiking or mountain biking, or check out a working silver mine. Overnight bus to La Paz.
Optional visit to the Valley of the Moon, or explore winding streets and lively markets of La Paz.
Visit the floating Islands of Uros, and take a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a local village.
Free time to explore Cusco. Take an optional city tour, or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking. Learn about the Sacred Valley en route to Ollantaytambo. Opt to take a Sacred Valley tour and visit a Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op. Take in Inca culture, history, and great views on a 4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit to Machu Picchu. Use Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products on the Inca Trail. Travel by overnight bus to Arequipa.
Optional visit of the Catalina Convent, or visit a local hot springs. Spot condors on a guided tour to Colca Canyon. Overnight bus to Nazca.
Optional sandboarding and flight over the Nazca Lines. Stop at a winery en route at the Oasis of Huacachina. Indulge in a traditional Pachamanca meal.
Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Lima for a final night—try some pisco sours and ceviche.
Depart at any time.
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