La Paz to Buenos Aires: Andes & the Atacama Desert

18-to-Thirtysomethings, La Paz to Buenos Aires

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Breathe in the Inca spirit of La Paz and dance in the tango palaces of Buenos Aires on this two-week adventure. Connecting the Andes to the Atlantic, you'll journey across the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and the Salar de Uyuni. 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

  • Your G for Good Moment: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Sucre Your Discover Moment: Salta
  • 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding area (3 days)
  • Transportation between destinations and included activities
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Discover colonial cities and historic cultures
  • Cross the salar de uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion
  • Witness the stunning scenery and unique culture of northern argentina.

Itinerary

La Paz Arrive at any time. Catch your breath before heading over to an English pub next to the hostel for a few cold ones with your fellow travellers. Get to know each other as you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
La Paz/Sucre Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre.
Sucre Free time to explore the beautiful colonial city of Sucre. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
Sucre Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.
Sucre/Potosí Travel south to the one of the world's highest cities.
Potosí Get out and explore Potosí, learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.
Potosí/Uyuni Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the Salar de Uyuni.
Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Today you will be heading into the Salar de Uyuni. Our groups like to get creative with photography, as the endless white of the salt flats creates some great depth illusions that are fun to play with in photos. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.
Salt Flats and Desert Crossing Explore the desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons and interesting rock formations along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.
Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Salar de Uyuni. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, and salt lakes. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It's a long but scenic drive.
San Pedro de Atacama Opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
San Pedro de Atacama/Salta Cross the border into Argentina.
Salta Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, or visit the High Mountain Archaeological Museum.
Salta/Buenos Aires Skip a long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires Depart at any time.
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