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Altiplano & Gaucho Wanderer

 

Summary:

From Bolivia's high Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands, this trip takes you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes. Most stunning of all is the dramatic expanse of the salt plains of Salar de Uyuni and we will cross the Al...

Duration
21 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
23-Jun-2021
Starting at
USD 2,585.00
Price per day
USD 123.00

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Operator
Dragoman
Tour
Altiplano & Gaucho Wanderer
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 23
Age Group
18 - 99 Years

Summary

From Bolivia's high Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands, this trip takes you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes. Most stunning of all is the dramatic expanse of the salt plains of Salar de Uyuni and we will cross the Altiplano along remote, seldom travelled routes, criss-crossing wild plateaux studded with volcanoes and lakes full of flamingos; it is truly spectacular. Bolivia was the economic engine of the Spanish empire and nowhere more so than the historic city of Potosi with its giant silver and tin mines and the political centre of La Paz. We descend from the Andes into Chile's Atacama Desert, to visit the atmospheric town of San Pedro before crossing the Andes again and heading into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful colonial city of Salta. Argentina's route 40 is truly spectacular cutting through remote red mountains beset with vine covered valleys. No trip to Argentina is complete without getting under the skin of Gaucho life and we have a unique Estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. To cap it all off we have time to explore the cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
La Paz
Day 2.
La Paz
Day 3.
Potosi
Day 4.
Uyuni
Day 5.
Uyuni
Day 6.
Altiplano
Day 7.
San Pedro De Atacama
Day 8.
San Pedro De Atacama
Day 9.
Purmamarca
Day 10.
Salta
Day 11.
Salta
Day 12.
En Route
Day 13.
Cafayate
Day 14.
Cafayate
Day 15.
Recreo
Day 16.
Estancia
Day 17.
Estancia
Day 18.
Estancia
Day 19.
Buenos Aires
Day 20.
Buenos Aires
Day 21.
Buenos Aires

Visited Countries (3): Argentina, Bolivia, Chile

Visited cities (7): Buenos Aires, Cafayate, La Paz, Potosi, Salta, San Pedro De Atacama, Uyuni

 

Details

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

Remarks

Highlights

  • Explore the witches market & the dizzy heights of 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 in the Moon Valley at San Pedro de Atacama
  • Take the cable car for a spectacular view of Salta
  • Spectacular drive down Route 40 to see Quebrada de las Conchas
  • 2 nights to visit vineyards in Cafayate
  • Walk around the ruins of Quilmes
  • 3 night stay in a traditional isolated Argentian estancia with the Gauchos
  • Ride beautiful horses in an unspoilt location across remote Cordillera
  • Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
  • Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 11, Dinner x 9
  • Basic Hotel 5 nightsComfortable Hotel 4 nightsWild Camp 2 nightsMultishare Hostel 2 nightsCamping 7 nights

Important!

  • Your itinerary may include easy-paced day walks, bike rides, and other activities that are not too strenuous.
  • This is a fairly challenging trip; you may well be travelling at high altitudes, across deserts or through cold and windy or hot and steamy areas. The terrain and roads may be rough and the facilities can be very basic or non existent. There may be some long drive days followed by wild camps, and physically and mentally it can be tough, but there will be some rest days and time to relax as well.

Travel Package

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This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

 

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