Altiplano & Gaucho Explorer

Santiago - La Paz

21 days through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile
FROM: $1471 USD + 780 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Camping 6 nights
Wild Camp 1 night
Comfortable Hotel 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 8, Dinners x 7
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ZZS
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.

Spend 3 unique days at an Anglo-Argentinian estancia to experience the Gaucho way of life

Visit the Quilmes ruins

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

Explore the dramatic landscape of the Moon Valley

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

Day 1 - Santiago (24th March 2020)
Border information: if you are joining in Santiago, you will most likely enter Chile at Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA code: SCL).

Welcome to Santiago, the cosmopolitan Chilean capital! 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.


Accommodation: Basic Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Discover all of Santiago's sights on a hop-on/hop-off bus around the city

Tour: 21,000 CLP

Santiago Museums

Entrance : 3,500 CLP

Take in the breathtaking vista of the city skyline backdropped by the mighty Andes from the viewpoints at Cerro San Cristobal or Cerro San Lucia

Cable car: 2,500 CLP

Day 2 - Santiago (25th March 2020)
Day 3 - Mendoza (26th March 2020)
Day 4 - Mendoza (27th March 2020)
Day 5 - Cordoba (28th March 2020)
Day 6 - Estancia (29th March 2020)
Day 7 - Estancia (30th March 2020)
Day 8 - Estancia (31st March 2020)
Day 9 - Tafi Del Valle (1st April 2020)
Day 10 - Cafayate (2nd April 2020)
Day 11 - Cafayate (3rd April 2020)
Day 12 - Salta (4th April 2020)
Day 13 - Salta (5th April 2020)
Day 14 - San Pedro de Atacama (6th April 2020)
Day 15 - San Pedro de Atacama (7th April 2020)
Day 16 - Altiplano (8th April 2020)
Day 17 - Uyuni (9th April 2020)
Day 18 - Uyuni (10th April 2020)
Day 19 - La Paz (11th April 2020)
Day 20 - La Paz (12th April 2020)
Day 21 - La Paz - End Date (13th April 2020)

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