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This trip is being discontinued in 2013. If you are interested in this life changing experience for next year, take a peek at its new incarnation, which runs from La Paz to Buenos Aires - tour code SBLB.

19 days,La Paz to Santiago

Discovering Bolivia's colonial cities and incredible culture, conquering the salt flats of Uyuni, crossing high mountain wilderness by 4x4.


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From the vast expanses of the Bolivian Altiplano to the Atacama Desert and the verdant valleys of central Chile, this is a journey of intense contrasts.

What's Included

  • 3-day 4WD excursion to the Salar de Uyuni
  • 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners. (Allow USD375-500 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, 4WD truck.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
  • Simple hotels (14 nts), night buses (2 nts), very basic hostels on Salar de Uyuni crossing (multi-share) (2 nts).
Map of the route for Click to enlarge
Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Santiago to La Paz. See The Atacama Crossing - Santiago to La Paz