Cholitas, Gauchos & Iguazu

La Paz - Rio de Janeiro

39 days through Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil
FROM: $3005 USD + 1,600 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Local Bus, Canoe, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Comfortable Hotel 9 nights
Wild Camp 2 nights
Multishare Hostel 5 nights
Camping 16 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 33, Lunches x 22, Dinners x 20
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
LZR
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil are about as different as they come and therefore a journey through the three countries will give any traveller a rather varied experience. Bolivia is about the wide open Altiplano, the beautiful wilderness, dotted with lakes and volcanoes. Here we will get off the beaten track and experience the old world; Bolivia is a very traditional country and the colour and clothing is stunning.

Crossing into Argentina and the north around Salta, we pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole continent, including the hills of Seven Colours and Purmamarca. Near Cordoba we spend a few days riding with Gauchos through the Cordillera. Add in Iquazu, Brazil's Emerald Coast and the Pantanal and you get an idea of the diversity on this trip.

This trip is all about the cities. There's Rio and BA with their famous landmarks, lifestyles and love of music, but its La Paz that everyone falls in love with; the history oozes out of the cobbled streets and small bars. The real gem on this trip is Salta, with its churches, museums, plazas and statues.

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

An epic journey across South America, which should be combined with an Inca Trail, but this trip is reserved for anyone that is happy to trade a few home comforts for great experiences. Some high altitude and a mixture of wild camping, campsite, hostels and small hotels. Some long days driving, but plenty of activity and breaks.

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 (24th June 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.

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.


Accommodation: Basic Hotel


Day 2 - La Paz (25th June 2020)
Day 3 - Potosi (26th June 2020)
Day 4 - Uyuni (27th June 2020)
Day 5 - Uyuni (28th June 2020)
Day 6 - Altiplano (29th June 2020)
Day 7 - San Pedro de Atacama (30th June 2020)
Day 8 - San Pedro de Atacama (1st July 2020)
Day 9 - Purmamarca (2nd July 2020)
Day 10 - Salta (3rd July 2020)
Day 11 - Salta (4th July 2020)
Day 12 - En route (5th July 2020)
Day 13 - Cafayate (6th July 2020)
Day 14 - Cafayate (7th July 2020)
Day 15 - Recreo (8th July 2020)
Day 16 - Estancia (9th July 2020)
Day 17 - Estancia (10th July 2020)
Day 18 - Estancia (11th July 2020)
Day 19 - Buenos Aires (12th July 2020)
Day 20 - Buenos Aires (13th July 2020)
Day 21 - Buenos Aires (14th July 2020)
Day 22 - Buenos Aires (15th July 2020)
Day 23 - Yapeyu (16th July 2020)
Day 24 - Foz do Iguacu (17th July 2020)
Day 25 - Foz do Iguacu (18th July 2020)
Day 26 - Foz do Iguacu (19th July 2020)
Day 27 - Bonito (20th July 2020)
Day 28 - Bonito (21st July 2020)
Day 29 - Bonito (22nd July 2020)
Day 30 - Pantanal (23rd July 2020)
Day 31 - Pantanal (24th July 2020)
Day 32 - Campo Grande (25th July 2020)
Day 33 - Brotas (26th July 2020)
Day 34 - Brotas (27th July 2020)
Day 35 - Paraty (28th July 2020)
Day 36 - Paraty (29th July 2020)
Day 37 - Paraty (30th July 2020)
Day 38 - Rio de Janeiro (31st July 2020)
Day 39 - Rio de Janeiro (1st August 2020)

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24 Jun 20 La Paz
01 Aug 20 Rio de Janeiro
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14 Aug 20 Rio de Janeiro

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