The Inca Empire, Gauchos & Altiplano

Lima - Santiago

42 days through Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
FROM: $5783 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Private Bus, Train, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 8 nights
Multishare Hostel 7 nights
Camping 7 nights
Basic Hotel 13 nights
Homestay 1 night
Wild Camp 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 38, Lunches x 16, Dinners x 12
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
LLS
Deposit:
$725 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

If you want to see the truly spectacular and most scenic areas of the Andes, then the countries of Peru, Chile and Argentina are a must. Everyone is aware of the mountains in Peru and heartland of the Inca Empire around the Urubamba Valley, Cuzco and Machu Picchu and most folk have heard of the fabulous salt flats, volcanos and flamingo studded lakes of Chile; but it�s the Argentinian Andes that are the real draw. The vistas and stunning colours of the Hills of Seven Colours around Purmamarca and the spectacular rock formations in the Quebrada de las Conchas, have to be seen to be believed.

On this trip, you will learn to ride with Gauchos across the northern grasslands of Argentina, you will explore the cities of Lima, Cusco, Potosi, La Paz and Santiago and the most beautiful of them all, Salta. Salta is the jewel in the crown, a beautiful and laid back city nestling in the winelands under the mighty peaks of the backbone of South America.

Explore the historic capital city of Lima
Boat trip to the Ballestas islands to view wildlife
Overnight on the remote beach of Puerto Inca
See the mysterious Nasca lines with a chance of an optional flight
2 nights to explore the beautiful city of Arequipa
Trip to the Colca canyon to spot Condors
Homestay with local Quechua families
Sacred Valley guided tour
Trek the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu
Or, take the Wild Andes Trek for a truly unique perspective

A true trans-continental trip ranging from the tough to the easy. A good mixture of camping, hotels, hostels and homestays. Some long days drives but a good number of 2-4 night stays allowing an in-depth view of the continent. An active journey with some great treks, horse-riding, opportunities for biking, kayaking or rafting.

Boat trip to see the seals & seabirds on the Ballestas Islands

Visit the incredible ancient Nazca sites of the Chauchilla Cemetery

Guided trip to see Colca Canyon and Andean condors

Quechua Indian homestay and community crafts project

Guided visit to the Raqchi ruins

Day 1 - Lima (21st August 2021)

Border information: if joining in Lima, you will most likely enter Peru at Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (IATA code: LIM).

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 Lima 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 Lima.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the Gold Museum & Catacombs of Lima

Entrance: 40 PEN

Take a ceviche and pisco sour class at one of the top restaurants in Miraflores a lively district of Lima

Ceviche class: 40 USD

Explore the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum in Lima containing the largest private collection of pre-Colombian art in the world

Entrance: 30 PEN

Day 2 - Huacachina (22nd August 2021)
Day 3 - Nazca (23rd August 2021)
Day 4 - Puerto Inca (24th August 2021)
Day 5 - Arequipa (25th August 2021)
Day 6 - Arequipa (26th August 2021)
Day 7 - Chivay (27th August 2021)
Day 8 - Chivay (28th August 2021)
Day 9 - Raqchi (29th August 2021)
Day 10 - Cuzco (30th August 2021)
Day 11 - Cuzco (31st August 2021)
Day 12 - Inca Trail (1st September 2021)
Day 13 - Inca Trail (2nd September 2021)
Day 14 - Inca Trail (3rd September 2021)
Day 15 - Inca Trail (4th September 2021)
Day 16 - Cuzco (5th September 2021)
Day 17 - Cuzco (6th September 2021)
Day 18 - Puno (7th September 2021)
Day 19 - Isla del Sol (8th September 2021)
Day 20 - Copacabana (9th September 2021)
Day 21 - La Paz (10th September 2021)
Day 22 - La Paz (11th September 2021)
Day 23 - La Paz (12th September 2021)
Day 24 - Uyuni (13th September 2021)
Day 25 - Uyuni (14th September 2021)
Day 26 - Altiplano (15th September 2021)
Day 27 - San Pedro de Atacama (16th September 2021)
Day 28 - San Pedro de Atacama (17th September 2021)
Day 29 - Salta (18th September 2021)
Day 30 - Salta (19th September 2021)
Day 31 - Cafayate (20th September 2021)
Day 32 - Cafayate (21st September 2021)
Day 33 - Recreo (22nd September 2021)
Day 34 - Estancia (23rd September 2021)
Day 35 - Estancia (24th September 2021)
Day 36 - Estancia (25th September 2021)
Day 37 - Cordoba (26th September 2021)
Day 38 - Mendoza (27th September 2021)
Day 39 - Mendoza (28th September 2021)
Day 40 - Santiago (29th September 2021)
Day 41 - Santiago (30th September 2021)
Day 42 - Santiago (1st October 2021)

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