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21 days between La Paz and Buenos Aires or vice versa...

Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. From the high Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands, this holiday-length trip will takes you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes. Beginning in Bolivia's capital La Paz, you'll enjoy an overnight homestay the local community of Livichuco in the Bolivian Andes and a visit to the famous mining town of Potosí, before heading across the high plateau to the dramatic expanse of the salt plains of Salar de Uyuni, one of South America's most incredible natural wonders. From here we will cross the unreal wilderness of the high Altiplano before descending into Chile's Atacama Desert. You'll visit the atmospheric town of San Pedro de Atacama before crossing the mighty Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta. We will make our way south through the wine regions and highlands of northwest Argentina before arriving at a very special highlight of this trip - our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. From here we make our way to the cosmopolitan Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires.

Itinerary

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A typical street in La Paz, Bolivia's largest city
La Paz

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.

On the following day we will have a free day to explore the city or take part in optional activities.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in La Paz before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring La Paz.

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.

In La Paz we will stay in a good hotel in the historical centre.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Take the spectacular downhill mountain-bike trip down the infamous 'World's Most Dangerous Road', a 3,500m descent from the high mountain plateau near La Paz to the steaming jungles of Corioco via the dramatic road cut into the cliff

USD 110
Optional

Take a guided tour to explore the amazing pre-Inca ruins of Tiwanaku, once the centre of one of the most important cultures in South America

BOB 180
Optional

Take a trip out to the mountain resort of Chacaltaya and the other-worldly landscape of the Moon Valley near La Paz

BOB 120
Optional

Take a guided tour of the main sights and viewpoints around La Paz

BOB 60
Optional

Discover Bolivia's history, art, and culture in some of La Paz's many museums such as the San Francisco Museum and the Museum of Ethnography

BOB 20
Location ID: 3760 - ADD

This morning we will head to the small community of Salinas de Garci Mendoza for an overnight stay in this small Andean village - an amazing opportunity to experience an area of Bolivia that few tourists ever will.

In Salinas de Garci Mendoza we will stay in very basic shared accommodation.

Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Stay as guests of the local Andean community of Salinas de Garci Mendoza, and get an insight into the life of rural Bolivians in an area largely untouched by other tourists

Included in Kitty
The incredible salt falts of the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Uyuni

Today we will spend the morning in the village community stay of Salinas de Garci Mendoza before continuing our drive to Uyuni, the gateway to the incredible salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni.

In Uyuni we will stay in a friendly hotel, famous for serving the highest pizzas in the world!

Estimated Drive Time - 2-3 hours.

The view from Incahuasi Island, Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni

Today we will venture out onto the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, spending a full day exploring this phenomenal location by jeep and on foot. En route we will explore the nearby train graveyard and the cactus-filled 'Fish Island', and take all the time we need to get plenty of perspective-bending photographs!

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Included

Take a full day tour out in jeeps to the dazzling Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats - the spectacular, perfectly-flat salt plains that are one of South America's most incredible sights

Included in Kitty
A reflection of Licancabur volcano in Laguna Verde, Bolivian Altiplano
Bolivian Altiplano

Today we will head off across the wilds of the Bolivian altiplano, a surreal and desolate desert landscape that stretches all the way to the Chilean border. We will visit the spectacular coloured lakes of Laguna Colorado and Laguna Verde en route.

In the Bolivian Altiplano we will stay in a basic mountain refuge.

Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Activities Description Approx. Cost
Optional

Take the epic journey across the southern Bolivian altiplano - an incredible high-altitude, off-road adventure through a surreal desert landscape, taking in bizarre rock formations, hot springs, and the phenomenal coloured lakes of Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde

Free
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Amazing trip guys, great leader and driver.
Nicolas B - - 4th June 2015
Overall great trip, great leaders and great organization from their part!
Judith E - - 4th June 2015
The route, guides and drivers were all great!
Matthew W - - 4th June 2015
Guides were generally informative and helpful.
Matthew W - - 4th June 2015
Nick and Neill were fantastic through the whole trip!
Kendra S - - 4th June 2015
The drivers were great!
GUDRUN V - - 4th June 2015
Both guys were absolutely fantastic, I had such a great time and the transmitted a such a relaxed vibe, even though they had to work so much to solve the many problems we found on the road. Great guys really.
Nicolas B - - 4th June 2015
Excellent job from both crew, always had our interests in mind, very approachable, fun.
Judith E - - 4th June 2015
Neill was fantastic throughout the whole trip, especially when faced with several problems with strikes and blockages. We were even lucky enough to enter the Salt Flats when most other tourists could not.
Matthew W - - 4th June 2015
I couldn't fault these two on this leg of the trip whatsoever. They came up against some pretty challenging situations along the way (dealing with roadblocks, etc.) which they handled immensely well, going above and beyond their duties to ensure that the we got where we needed to be. Really impressive work.
G C - - 4th June 2015
The camping equipment is solid and quite easy to assemble. The truck is very convenient and has almost everything it needs to provide a good experience. A lot of little details were taken care of.
Francois B - - 4th June 2015
These guys do a good job!
Francois B - - 4th June 2015
Very good tour - one of the best companies I have used.
Catherine O - - 4th June 2015
But both Julie and Rob were more than excellent. They were always friendly and helpful, and immensely kind to even the most trying of passengers. Both of them were superb and made a fab team.
Catherine O - - 4th June 2015
Our leaders were excellent, I can't imagine how anybody could perform better.
Karolina K - - 4th June 2015
Julie and Rob were amazing, both went well beyond the requirements to make the trip memorable.
Daniel H - - 4th June 2015
One of the best trips in my life!
Karolina K - - 4th June 2015
The estancia was amazing, these people got me riding a horse without needing oxygen, and gave us a lot of wine and gave me memories fuzzy or not that I'll cherish and the same could be said for the whole tour. I had a blast and that was largely to do with the organisational skills of Tom and Bob. That I just had to show up and it was all done for me, which on this type of tour is what I was looking for.
Isla H - - 4th June 2015
All of the guides had good English and they communicate the local traditions well.
Christine H - - 4th June 2015
Local guides performances were perfect.
Maria v - - 4th June 2015
Estanica staff were great!
Madelaine O - - 4th June 2015
Both crew were hard working, helpful, always there for you, and very friendly.
Michael B - - 4th June 2015
Great guides - especially Victor and Roberta in the Panatal. They knew all the birds and animals and were enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge.
Roger P - - 4th June 2015
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