Buenos Aires to La Paz Adventure

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15 days,Buenos Aires to La Paz
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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.)
  • Plane, Buses, 4x4 truck.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.
  • Hotels (11 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt), basic hotel on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share).
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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 1Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Buenos Aires/Salta

Skip a long overnight bus ride with an included flight to Salta.

Day 3Salta(1B)

Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, visiting the High Mountain Archaeological Museum.

Day 4Salta/San Pedro de Atacama(1B)

Travel over the border and into Chile.

Day 5San Pedro de Atacama

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

Day 6San Pedro de Atacama/Salar de Uyuni

Ascend by bus into the mountains and cross into Bolivia for a 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 7Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 8Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 9Salar de Uyuni/Potosí(1B)

Visit one of the highest cities in the world.

Day 10Potosí(1B)

Get out and explore Potosí. Opt to tour a working mine.

Day 11Potosí/Sucre(1B)

Travel north, and opt to visit nearby dinosaur tracks, explore the city or go hiking or mountain biking.

Day 12Sucre(1B)

Take an optional excursion to nearby dinosaur tracks, or get active by hiking or mountain biking.

Day 13Sucre/La Paz(1B)

Enjoy a free day in Sucre before an overnight bus to La Paz.

Day 14La Paz

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

Day 15La Paz(1B)

Depart at any time.

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Exploring Bolivia’s Salt Flats and Beyond

April 10, 2015, 2 a.m.

Wanderers-in-Residence Dan and Audrey share a photo essay of the colourful and stark landscape the Bolivian Salt Flats provide.