Real Bolivia & Argentina

Bolivia
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Get off the tourist trail on this extraordinary adventure through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Kick things off in the Altiplano city of La Paz and check out the potions and artifacts at the local Witches' Market. Journey to the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, one of the most remarkable landscapes on the planet. Drive through the Atacama Desert past volcanoes, lakes, llamas and flamingos, then dip into San Pedro de Atacama in Chile to soak up more untamed desert scenery. Your adventure wraps up in the charming and lively city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, where you can put your feet up after your wild adventure or get them moving at a local tango hall.

Availability

From 04/03/2024 to 02/01/2026

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Mar Mon 04 2024 to Mar Fri 15 2024
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    $2,145*
  • Apr Mon 29 2024 to May Fri 10 2024
    Limited Availability
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    $2,455*
  • May Mon 27 2024 to Jun Fri 07 2024
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    $2,315*
  • Jun Mon 17 2024 to Jun Fri 28 2024
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    $2,230*
  • Jul Mon 08 2024 to Jul Fri 19 2024
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    $2,295*
  • Aug Mon 05 2024 to Aug Fri 16 2024
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    $2,145*
  • Aug Mon 26 2024 to Sep Fri 06 2024
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    $2,145*
  • Sep Mon 16 2024 to Sep Fri 27 2024
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    $2,340*
  • Oct Mon 14 2024 to Oct Fri 25 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Oct Mon 28 2024 to Nov Fri 08 2024
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    $2,315*
  • Nov Mon 11 2024 to Nov Fri 22 2024
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    $2,315*
  • Nov Mon 25 2024 to Dec Fri 06 2024
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    $2,230*
  • Dec Mon 09 2024 to Dec Fri 20 2024
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    $2,145*
  • Dec Mon 23 2024 to Jan Fri 03 2025
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    $2,230*
  • Feb Mon 17 2025 to Feb Fri 28 2025
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    $2,135*

What's included

Explore Bolivian culture in La Paz, from the city’s booming industry to the traditionally dressed residents selling ancient potions at the Witches’ Market.
Embark on a three-day adventure by 4WD across the rocky Atacama Desert in Salar de Uyuni and the largest salt lakes in the world.
Pass cactus islands, train cemeteries and mineral lakes teeming with birdlife.
Enjoy heaps of free time to choose your own adventure and take part in optional activities like sandboarding on desert dunes, biking around the city streets of Salta and soaking in thermal baths in Bolivia.
Witness the ever-changing landscape through the Andean Desert, passing by volcanoes, lakes and mountains and spotting wildlife like flamingoes, foxes and llamas.
Get under the skin of Buenos Aires – with its eclectic neighbourhoods, thriving nightlife, food and wine culture and huge theatre scene, this is the perfect way to end your adventure!.
By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects.
Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.
Breakfasts Included: 11.
Lunches Included: 2.
Dinners Included: 2.
Dormitory (2 nights),Hotel (8 nights),Overnight bus (1 night).
Plane,Overnight bus,Local bus,4x4.
Age: min 18, max 29.
Group Size: 1 - 16.
La Paz - Visit to the 'Witches Market'.
La Paz - Orientation Walk.
Uyuni - Salt flats tour.
Salt flats - Visit to 'Fish Island/Inca Wasi'.
Uyuni - Orientation Walk.
Uyuni - Colchani Salt Factory Visit.
Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Altiplano tour including Laguna Colorada.
Salta - Orientation walk.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - La Paz Bienvenidos! Welcome to La Paz. The highest capital city in the world, this Bolivian hub rests on the Andes' Altiplano plateau, 3500 m above sea level. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. After, why not head out to find the perfect dinner spot (your leader will have lots of recommendations) or explore the nightlife with your fellow travellers.
  • 2 - La Paz Today, you'll head out on a brief guided walk with your leader. La Paz is a city renowned for its markets, especially the Mercado de Hechiceria (the Witches' Market), which sells potions, incantations, stones and artefacts. Ask a local about their significance - most people are happy to explain. Then you'll have some free time to explore. Maybe visit the Coca Museum, which isn't too far from your hotel in the Rosario district. Late this afternoon, leave La Paz on an overnight bus to Uyuni. There are comfortable recliner seats on the bus, but it can be cold on board, so it's important to bring warm clothing and wear base layers. There's usually a toilet on the bus, and the driver will make a couple of stops along the way.
  • 3 - Salar de Uyuni This morning you'll arrive in Uyuni Town. This remote town sits on the edge of the high Altiplano - a wilderness area extending for hundreds of kilometres towards the border with Argentina and Chile. Over the next three days, you'll explore Bolivia's highlights and fascinating landscapes in a 4WD - an experience of a lifetime! The first stop will be an eerie Train Cemetery (a super unique Instagram spot), then, you'll continue to Salar de Uyuni - the world's largest salt flats. This is one of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world and definitely a trip highlight, so make sure you take some amazing photos, explore on foot and take it all in. Make the most of your time on the salt flats before exploring Inka Wasi Isla - a rocky island covered in cacti and coral-like structures.
  • 4 - Bolivian Altiplano Today will be spent driving through the spectacular landscape of the Andean (Atacama) Desert, sprinkled with volcanoes and lakes. Stop by the red lake of Laguna Colorada, where you'll be able to spot wildlife like llamas, flamingos, viscachas and foxes feasting in the nutrient-rich waters.
  • 5 - Bolivia This morning, rise and shine early to embrace the cold and stop by the desert's natural thermal baths for an optional soak. Then head to the Bolivia and Chile border, where the Bolivian part of your trip comes to an end. Pass by geysers, salt flats and snow-capped volcanoes on your way to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. As a small oasis town, San Pedro is surrounded by extraordinary scenery. Arriving around 3 pm, your night is free to find a delicious local dinner with your group.
  • 6-7 - San Pedro de Atacama Over the next two days, get under the skin of San Pedro. The local cafe and restaurant scene has grown considerably over the last couple of years, with a mix of Chilean, French and Italian influences, so you'll definitely find a great spot for lunch and dinner. Bike rental is popular here, so maybe opt to grab a set of wheels and explore on your own or with your group, seeing the city in the best way. If you'd prefer something else active, you can also go sandboarding in the dunes or join an astronomical tour once the stars come out - just chat to your leader for details.
  • 8 - Chile Today will be a long day of travel as you leave San Pedro and head for Salta, Argentina. Salta's rich history, colonial architecture, friendly locals and natural surroundings make it one of Argentina's main attractions. Grab a window seat or a good book and watch the scenery pass you by. Tonight, you're free to rest or head out for a late dinner when you arrive.
  • 9 - Salta After breakfast, today is a free day to explore Salta and its many attractions. If you're after something active, hike up the 1070 steps to the summit of Cerro San Bernardo, the mountain that looms over Salta. If you'd prefer, you can also take a gondola (cable car) to the top to take in the views of the mountainous city below. Either way, the view from the top is magnificent!
  • 10 - Salta - Buenos Aires After breakfast and a free morning in Salta, you'll take an included flight to Buenos Aires - Argentina's capital. When you arrive, you might like to head to a local tango show or a football match. Maybe grab a steak and glass of Malbec - the steak and wine combo is what Argentina is known for - in one of the city's fashionable restaurants for dinner.
  • 11 - Buenos Aires Today is free to explore Buenos Aires. Join the tourists and walk among the tombs at the La Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron. There are also some great museums to check out in the Recoleta district. Visit the neighbourhood of La Boca, home to the colourful Caminito artists' street and world-renowned soccer team, Boca Juniors. If you need to rest your feet, settle down at one of the many streetside cafes to watch the world go by with the locals. Tonight, why not head out to a couple of bars with your group for some classic Argentinian nightlife?
  • 12 - Buenos Aires After breakfast, your adventure comes to an end. There are no activities planned for today, so you can leave the accommodation at any time after check-out.
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