Altiplano & Gaucho Explorer

La Paz - Santiago

21 days through Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
FROM: $1585 USD + 780 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Basic Hotel 8 nights
Wild Camp 2 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Camping 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 8, Dinners x 7
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Deposit:
$260 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is a journey across the roof of the Andes, from the high Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands. It crosses the spectacular passes of the Andes three times along remote seldom travelled routes with spectacular volcanoes and high lakes studded with flamingos. This is overlanding at its best and you will travel from the high plateau to the depths of the Atacama, the driest desert on Earth and the desert settlement of San Pedro, before heading to the west of the Andes and the grasslands of Argentina. It contrasts the historic cities of La Paz and Salta with the cosmopolitan centres of Mendoza and Santiago, capital of Chile. It offers a wonderful insight into the life and culture of the Argentinean Gauchos as we spend a couple of days exploring the cordilleras with gauchos on their horses at a working Estancia.

2 nights in the world's highest capital city, La Paz
Day trip on the surreal Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
Visit the Uyuni train graveyard
2 day crossing of the desolate and surreal Altiplano
Star gaze at Moon Valley at San Pedro de Atacama
Spectacular drive down Route 40 to see Quebrada de las Conchas
Visit vineyards in Cafayete
Walk around the ruins of Quilmes
3 night stay in an traditional isolated Argentian estancia with gauchos
Ride beautiful horses in unspoilt location

Off the beaten track adventures through remote wilderness. A mix of high altitude Andean crossings, with Argentinean local life. Plenty of urban exploration (Salta, Santiago, Mendoza) and time to explore the magnificent scenery. Horse riding and easy walks, not physically challenging.

Take jeeps out onto the dazzling Uyuni Salt Flats

Take the epic journey across the Altiplano - an incredible high-altitude adventure through a surreal desert landscape taking in bizarre rock formations and stunning lakes

Explore the dramatic landscape of the Moon Valley

Visit the impressive rock formations of 'El Amphiteatro' and 'La Garganta del Diablo' en route through the primeval landscape of the Quebrada de las Conchas

Visit the Quilmes ruins

Day 1 - La Paz (29th November 2020)

Border information: if you are joining in La Paz, you will most likely enter Bolivia at La Paz El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB).

Welcome to La Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

A note on altitude: If you are joining in La Paz, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.


Accommodation: Basic Hotel


Day 2 - La Paz (30th November 2020)
Day 3 - Uyuni (1st December 2020)
Day 4 - Uyuni (2nd December 2020)
Day 5 - Altiplano (3rd December 2020)
Day 6 - San Pedro de Atacama (4th December 2020)
Day 7 - San Pedro de Atacama (5th December 2020)
Day 8 - Salta (6th December 2020)
Day 9 - Salta (7th December 2020)
Day 10 - Cafayate (8th December 2020)
Day 11 - Cafayate (9th December 2020)
Day 12 - Recreo (10th December 2020)
Day 13 - Estancia (11th December 2020)
Day 14 - Estancia (12th December 2020)
Day 15 - Estancia (13th December 2020)
Day 16 - Cordoba (14th December 2020)
Day 17 - Mendoza (15th December 2020)
Day 18 - Mendoza (16th December 2020)
Day 19 - Santiago (17th December 2020)
Day 20 - Santiago (18th December 2020)
Day 21 - Santiago - End Date (19th December 2020)

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