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Buenos Aires to La Paz Adventure

15 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Buenos Aires/Salta
Skip a long bus ride with an included flight to Salta.

Day 3 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. (1B)

Day 4 Salta/San Pedro de Atacama 
Travel over the border and into Chile. (1B)

Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama
Opt to try out sandboarding, go mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.

Day 6 San Pedro de Atacama/Salar de Uyuni 
Ascend by bus into the mountains and cross into Bolivia for a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert Altiplano with spectacular scenery. (1L, 1D)

Day 7 Salar de Uyuni 
Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 8 Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni 
Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers. (1B)

Day 9 Salar de Uyuni/Potosí 
Travel north to visit one of the highest cities in the world. On arrival spot the looming mountain of Cerro Rico, a working silver mine. (1B)

Day 10 Potosí 
Get out and explore Potosí and wander through the streets of the city. (1B)

Day 11 Potosí/Sucre 
Travel north to the beautiful colonial city of Sucre. (1B)

Day 12 Sucre 
Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking. (1B)

Day 13 Sucre/La Paz 
Enjoy a free day in Sucre before an overnight bus to La Paz. (1B)

Day 14 La Paz
Enjoy free time to explore the markets and winding streets of this high altitude city.

Day 15 La Paz 
Depart at any time. (1B)
Map
All This Included
Breathe in the mountain air of La Paz and dance in the tango milongas of Buenos Aires on a two-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.
  • G Adventures for Good: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha
  • 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3 days)
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (11 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt), G Adventures-supported community lodge/basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share).
  • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
  • Transportation: Plane, Bus, 4x4 truck.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Discover colonial cities and historic cultures
  • Sip fine wines in Argentina
  • Witness the stunning scenery and unique cultures of Northern Argentina
  • Cross the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion.
Accommodations
Hotels (11 nts, some multi-share)
Overnight bus (1 nt)
G Adventures-supported community lodge/basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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