La Paz to Santiago

La Paz to Santiago information and booking

from
$2015
  • Duration
    21
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
La Paz
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities), Camping (with facilities), Hostel, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 22 travellers per group
Transportation
Overland vehicle
Important Notes
Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

Highlights

Quaff locally produced wine in Cafayate, Opt to explore the Pampas on horseback, Tantalise tastebuds at a traditional Argentine barbecue, Travel to Chile and stroll the streets of Santiago , Visit Bolivia and enjoy the colours and culture of La Paz, Marvel at Bolivia's surreal Salar de Uyuni

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Visit South America and travel through Bolivia, Argentina and Chile on an unforgettable adventure through the soaring Andes. Meet friendly locals and discover the rich culture and breathtaking scenery of this remarkable region. Starting in vibrant La Paz, this incredible journey takes in some of Bolivia's most spectacular scenery including the mesmerising salt flats of Salar de Uyuni and the fiery-red Laguna Colorada before crossing into Argentina. Indulge in some world-renowned wines in Cafayate, then explore the Pampas on horseback and savour the succulent flavours of a traditional barbecue while staying on a working cattle ranch. Soak up the relaxed atmosphere of Mendoza before finishing the adventure in sensational Santiago. This amazing journey is the perfect way to experience the best of this magnificent region.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 La Paz
Built in a canyon, the unique and bewtiching city of La Paz is filled with steep, cobbled streets, fascinating markets, evident tradition and captivating sights.
Days 3-4 Potosi
The loveliness of Potosi - one of the highest and more fascinating cities in the world - is mirrored by the harshness of its mines and mining history.
Days 5-6 Salar de Uyuni
Popular due to its proximity to the Salar de Uyuni, the town of Uyuni is small and charming, and feels very remote, especially at the photogenic train cemetery. The world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, is a spectacular sight - whether reflecting like a mirror in the wet or cracking during the dry.
Day 7 Bolivian Altiplano
A true wilderness featuring volcanoes, salt pans and colourful lakes, the Bolivian Altiplano stretches out from Lake Titicaca to the borders of Argentina and Chile.
Days 8-9 San Pedro de Atacama
Gorgeous desert landscapes, atmospheric, whitewashed adobe houses and a lively town centre has made San Pedro de Atacama one of Chile's most popular travel destinations.
Days 10-11 Salta
With its well-preserved colonial buildings, candle-lit cafes, fine museums and surrounding natural beauty, Salta is one of Argentina's most charming cities.
Day 12 Cafayate
Vineyards, wineries and artisans dominate the picturesque town of Cafayate and its surrounds, the perfect place to sample some world-class wine, food and scenery.
Day 13 Quilmes
The ruined citadel of the Quilmes - a local people displaced in the 17th century by the Spanish - is a fascinating site located in Argentina's Calchaqui Valley.
Days 14-16 Estancia stay
Set in the picturesque landscape around Rio Ceballos, this traditional Argentine estancia offers the opportunity to live like a gaucho with horse-riding, hiking and sampling an asado (barbecue).
Days 17-19 Mendoza
Famed for its wine and raft of adventure activities, Mendoza is a lovely city to get lost in with its wide streets, excellent eateries and gorgeous plazas.
Days 20-21 Santiago
Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.