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Patagonia & Andes between La Paz and Santiago

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21 days between La Paz and Santiago

From the high Altiplano to the heart of Argentina's grasslands, this trip takes you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes.

Beginning in Bolivia's capital La Paz, you'll enjoy an overnight homestay at 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.

From here we cross the wilderness of the high Altiplano before descending into Chile's Atacama Desert. You'll visit San Pedro de Atacama before crossing the Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta.

We will make our way south through the wine of northwest Argentina before arriving at our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch.

From here we make our way to Mendoza, Argentina's wine capital. We then finally crossing the Andes again to arrive in the Chilean capital of Santiago.

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

Downhill "gravity assisted" mountain biking from La Paz to Coroico

USD 110
Optional

Guided tour to explore Tiahuanacu Inca Ruins

BOB 220
Optional

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

BOB 130
Optional

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

BOB 150
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
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Lewis C - - 13th July 2015
The guides for the Machu Picchu community trek were most excellent. Piero especially was fantastic as a guide and made the whole trip even more enjoyable with his knowledge, skill, friendliness and problem solving. The other crew on the community trek (wranglers and cooks) were also fantastic. Incredibly hard working and professional with a smile.
Nicholas W - - 4th June 2015
The leaders were great!
Els v - - 4th June 2015
Sinead was amazing! Always happy, always friendly, always helpull. You just have to love her! She and Oli took very good care of us.
Loes v - - 4th June 2015
All the local guides were excellent.
Jonathan P - - 4th June 2015
Bolivian altiplano guide, Braulio, was informative and friendly.
Louise P - - 4th June 2015
The truck was more comfortable than I expected and the tents were very good.
Sandra J - - 4th June 2015
The local guide from Uyuni to Bolivian border had a great knowledge about the places.
Ana M - - 4th June 2015
Kevin the estancia owner was great.
Christine S - - 4th June 2015
Everything from planning to the running and execution of the trip was handled superbly by everyone who was involved with my trip.
Nicholas W - - 4th June 2015
Both Sinead and Oli did fanatastic jobs in, at times, trying circumstances. Sinead's organisational skills were really good ensuring that all passengers were happy. Oli was excellent, he was constantly checking the truck for safety and general maintenance. He was always in good cheer and made himself available to passengers to answer any questions.
Jennifer C - - 4th June 2015
Sinead was an excellent leader, I never once felt like she wasn't in control and felt trust in her leading the trip almost immediately after meeting her. She proved herself on quite a few occasions to be resourceful and cool under changing and sometimes difficult circumstances. She did well to research upcoming places on the tour and kept us well informed, especially as it was her first time on the trip. She was very friendly, always put us first, was great fun to hang out with and an all round awesome person. Oli the co-Driver on the trip is my brother so you may think my review is biased! But having known my brother for 30 years I can say he has done an most excellent job - he is a very skilled driver which was demonstrated in the very very narrow streets of Potosi.
Nicholas W - - 4th June 2015
Both the leader and co-driver were great, organised and very helpful.
Jonathan P - - 4th June 2015
All guides good.
Kenneth S - - 4th June 2015
I had the pleasure of having Jaco, Noel and Kate as my crew. They were all exceptional people to travel with and made my trip that much nicer for knowing them. I've travelled with Noel before which was one of the main reasons I booked this trip so I could travel with him again. I've already made plans to catch up with Noel and Kate on future dragoman trips. I am now lucky enough to have 3 new lifelong friends.
Sarah A - - 4th June 2015
Tig was my co driver on this leg and she was fantastic, a real joy.
Paul L - - 4th June 2015
Both crew very approachable and helpful, and good fun!
Kate E - - 4th June 2015
Jules and Nick are great. They have, for me, the right mix between being there because you booked a guided tour, and leaving you enough leisure time.
Wibke H - - 4th June 2015
Jacopo has amazing organisational, communication and attention to detail - Noel is just a legend, he's an excellent driver and friend, has been very helpful as well and all of us enjoyed his company and learned to enjoy AC/DC after a while :)
Amardeep Kaur Sandhu H - - 4th June 2015
Jaco was full of enthusiasm, great at communication and he worked really hard to make sure we made the most of every opportunity - Noel was awesome and really good company.
Alison W - - 4th June 2015
The vehicle was amazing! Fully equiped and easy to set everything up!
Loes v - - 4th June 2015
The crew Noel, Jacopo and Kate did an excellent job.
Julian E - - 4th June 2015
Jaime and Jan were both very helpful and good fun. Jaime was very helpful when some passengers weren't feeling well and made sure everyone was ok.
Laura M - - 4th June 2015
All were helpful and friendly and tried to make the holiday enjoyable.
Bryan A - - 4th June 2015
They were all good and had a good understanding of foreign tourists (us) always trying to make the holiday interesting by showing us local things of special interest, plants, geology, etc.
Bryan A - - 4th June 2015
Jacopo is an excellent tour leader. Informative, always helpful with excellent organisational skills. He also goes out of his way to ensure that passengers always know where to go for meals, activities etc when arriving at a destination, often organising it for them and joining them. Noel is also an excellent co driver. Not only in respect of his driving and maintenance of the truck, but his enthusiasm to integrate with passengers and always be helpful in assisting with setting up tents and other equipment etc. Noel and Jacopo appeared to have an excellent working relationship and their enthusiasm was noted by most passengers which led to a very positive atmosphere. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in taking a trip again with either Jacopo or Noel as leader or driver.
Deborah P - - 4th June 2015
Jaime is an excellent leader!
Ben E - - 4th June 2015
All local guides were good.
Ben E - - 4th June 2015
The drivers were both personable, professional and just lovely people to be around. They dealt with quite a few unpredictable problems (hail in the Moon Valley, several-hour border delays, etc.) incredibly well and I am glad they were both our crew.
Louise P - - 4th June 2015
The Inca Trail staff with were fantastic. I was really impressed with the quality of the service and would highly recoommend them.
Jennifer C - - 4th June 2015
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