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La Paz to Buenos Aires: Andes & the Atacama Desert

15 days, La Paz to Buenos Aires

Travellers getting ready to sandboard in the Atacama dessert in Chile
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Please note that due to Chilean border restrictions the itinerary of this trip will be changed and will not enter Chile for the time being. Instead of crossing into Chile to San Pedro de Atacama after doing the desert crossing, groups will return to Uyuni for the night and will then cross the next day directly into Argentina, transferring to Salta, where the remainder of the itinerary will be carried out unchanged. We are monitoring the situation and will revert back to the original itinerary as soon as the Chilean borders allow entry.

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.

15 days

La Paz to Buenos Aires

From$11999HKD
was $14999
Valid on May 21 2022
Trip Code: SBLB

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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.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

15 days

La Paz to Buenos Aires

From$11999HKD
was $14999
Valid on May 21 2022
Trip Code: SBLB

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for La Paz to Buenos Aires: Andes & the Atacama Desert

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Itinerary Notes

Please note transportation providers in Bolivia can be unpredictable and change or cancel bus routes, our itineraries may change to accommodate these changes with the best passenger experience in mind.

Itinerary

Day 1La 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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group| Your First Night Out Moment Connect With New Friends

Day 2La Paz/Sucre

Get to know La Paz with a free day to wander through the city's winding streets and vibrant markets before boarding a night bus to Sucre.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Sucre

Discover the beauty of Sucre, known as Bolivia's "White City" at your own pace with a free day to explore. Set in a valley surrounded by mountains, you can choose to go hiking or mountain biking to admire this city from a different point of view.

Day 4Sucre

One day in Sucre isn't enough, so take another free day to explore! Try optional activities such as hiking, mountain biking, a visit to the Textile Cooperative, or get up close and personal with real dinosaur tracks.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Sucre/Potosí

Venture south to Potosí, the highest city of its size in the world.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Potosí

Wake up, get out, and explore Potosí. Meander the streets, stop at the market and meet some locals!

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Potosí/Uyuni

It's off to Uyuni today. Breathe in the beautiful scenery while relaxing in a private vehicle. Take it easy today because your next adventure is right around the corner!

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing

Embark on a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni. Get your camera ready because the endless white of the salt flats creates the perfect backdrop for mindbending photo ops. Take a guided walking tour to the top of the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner prepared with local ingredients by local ladies. Settle in to your G Adventures-supported community salt-brick bungalow — complete with salt floors and salt furniture.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Jukil Community Experience & Lodge

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9Salt Flats and Desert Crossing

Continue crossing the desert today, admiring the scenery while passing red and blue lagoons and intriguing rock formations along the route. Keep an eye out and you might spot wild llamas, alpacas, and even flamingos deep within the desert.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama

Get a head start on your day by rising early to cover more ground on your journey through the unique landscape of the Salar de Uyuni. Soak in the views of unimaginable scenery including volcanoes and salt lakes. Travel to the border then kick back and relax on your descent by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11San Pedro de Atacama

Today is full of possibilities. Explore San Pedro de Atacama on a mountain bike, cruise down the dunes on a sandboard, or chill out in the hot springs. Or visit the Valley of the Moon, an area on Earth that resembles the moon's surface. (How cool is that?)

Day 12San Pedro de Atacama/Salta

Say "Adios!" to Chile because you're heading to Argentina today. Relax on the bus en route to Salta, home to empanadas salteñas—and no visit to the town is complete without trying them! Unwind at the hotel or liven it up with a visit to a Peña Folklore show to dance the night away and sip delicious Argentine red wine.

Day 13Salta

Tantalize your tastebuds with the local cuisine today as you explore freely. Choose to saddle up and admire the scenery on horseback. Or, if you'd prefer, take a visit to the town of Cafayate to roam vineyards and sample some of the white wine produced at insanely high altitudes.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Salta/Buenos Aires

Skip the long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires. Spend the afternoon exploring the city. Cruise around on a bike with a local or dine on a traditional Argentine meal while experiencing the art of the tango.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

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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

Accommodations

Simple hotels (twin-share) (10 nts), hostels (multi-share) (1 nt), overnight bus (1 nt), basic hotel/G Adventures-supported community lodge on Salar de Uyuni excursion (2 nts, multi-share).

Meals

10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD345-450 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local bus, plane, 4x4 truck.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Buenos Aires Tango Experience - From $629.00

Let professional dancers enchant you with this passionate dance. Once banned for its sensuality, tango is now an icon of Buenos Aires and a must-see when visiting this vibrant city. Enjoy a delicious multi-course meal paired with Argentine wine while taking it all in.

Death Road Biking Adventure - From $899.00

Get your adrenaline pumping as you soar down the 'world's most dangerous road.' Start high up in the Andes at 4,700m (15,420 ft) and wind your way down this steep, narrow road on the mountainside into the depths of the Bolivian jungle. This is not one for the faint of heart, adrenaline junkies only! Please note that the entrance fee of 53 Bolivianos (not included in this activity) must be paid directly to the National Park prior to biking, only local currency is accepted. We are unable to pre-pay this fee in advance, due to the park policy.

My Own Room - From $4229.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

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La Paz to Buenos Aires: Andes & the Atacama Desert

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