Spend 3 days in the high mountain wilderness crossing by 4x4 into Bolivia and exploring the salt flats of Uyuni, Discover colonial cities and historic cultures in Bolivia.
From the valleys of Chile to the vast expanses of the Bolivian Altiplano, this is a journey of contrasts through some of the most surreal landscapes on Earth. Soak up the culture of Chile before roughing it a bit in Bolivia. A CEO will make sure you get the most of your tour, but will leave plenty of time for you to do your own thing while local transport will bring you closer to the locals and is a fascinating way to gain insight into the region’s cultures.
- 3-day 4WD excursion to the Salar de Uyuni
- 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners. (Allow USD285-375 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (14 nts), Night Buses (2 nts), Very basic hostels on Salar de Uyuni crossing (multi-share) (2 nts).
- Public bus, 4X4.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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This trip also runs in reverse from La Paz to Santiago. See The Atacama Crossing
Day 1 Santiago
Arrive any time.
Day 2 Santiago
Free day. Optional winery visits, city tour or day trips to Valparaíso or Viña del Mar.
Day 3-5 La Serena/Night Bus
Travel by bus to La Serena. Enjoy the beach or optional excursions to the Elquí Valley and vinyars or visit a nearby astronomical observatory.
Day 6-7 San Pedro de Atacama
Overnight bus to San Pedro de Atacama. Optional excursions to nearby ruins, mountain biking, or a visit to the Valley of the Moon.
Day 8-10 4x4 Atacama Desert Crossing Excursion/Uyuni (2B,3L,2D)
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 11-12 Potosí
Travel by bus to Potosí. Optional tour to a working mine, or explore the city and visit the Casa de la Moneda museum.
Day 13-15 Sucre
Bus trip to Sucre. Optional excursion to nearby dinosaur tracks, explore the city or optional hiking or mountain biking.
Day 16 Sucre/Night bus
Free day in Sucre before boarding an overnight bus to La Paz.
Day 17-18 La Paz
Free time in La Paz. Optional excursion to the Valley of the Moon or explore the city's winding streets and lively markets.
Day 19 La Paz
Depart at any time.