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La Paz to Buenos Aires: Andes & the Atacama Desert

Breathe in the high mountain air of La Paz and dance in the tango palaces of Buenos Aires on this two-week adventure. Connecting the Andes to the Atlantic, you'll journey across the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and the Salar de Uyuni. Feel like a sophisticate as you sip wine in Buenos Aires and pull back the curtain on the centre of the continent. Best of all, you'll do it in the company of other fun, young travellers. Don't choose between inspiring wilderness and urban sophistication — do it all.
Tour details
Tour Provider G Adventures
Price From
$2,815
Number of Days
15
Start Location
La Paz, Bolivia
End Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Small group, Virtuoso
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1 - La Paz
Arrive at any time. Catch your breath before heading out for a few cold ones near the hotel with your fellow travellers. Get to know each other as you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
Day 2 - La Paz/Sucre
Get to know La Paz with a free day to wander through the city's winding streets and vibrant markets before boarding a night bus to Sucre.
Day 3 - Sucre
Discover the beauty of Sucre, known as Bolivia's "White City" at your own pace with a free day to explore. Set in a valley surrounded by mountains, you can choose to go hiking or mountain biking to admire this city from a different point of view.
Day 4 - Sucre
One day in Sucre isn't enough, so take another free day to explore! Try optional activities such as hiking, mountain biking, a visit to the Textile Cooperative, or get up close and personal with real dinosaur tracks.
Day 5 - Sucre/Potosí
Venture south to Potosí, the highest city of its size in the world.
Day 6 - Potosí
Get out and explore Potosí on a free day. Choose to take an excursion to the silver mine, visit the Casa de la Moneda or wander the streets and visit the local market.
Day 7 - Potosí/Uyuni
It's off to Uyuni today. Breathe in the beautiful scenery while relaxing in a private vehicle. Take it easy today because your next adventure is right around the corner!
Day 8 - Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
Embark on a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni. Get your camera ready because the endless white of the salt flats creates the perfect backdrop for mindbending photo ops. Settle in to your G Adventures-supported community salt-brick bungalow — complete with salt floors and salt furniture, and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared with local ingredients.
Day 9 - Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
Continue crossing the desert today, admiring the scenery while passing red and blue lagoons and intriguing rock formations along the route. Keep an eye out and you might spot wild llamas, alpacas, and even flamingos deep within the desert.
Day 10 - Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama
Get a head start on your day by rising early to cover more ground on your journey through the unique landscape of the Salar de Uyuni. Soak in the views of unimaginable scenery including volcans and salt lakes. Travel to the border then kick back and relax on your descent by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
Day 11 - San Pedro de Atacama
Today is full of possibilities. Explore San Pedro de Atacama on a mountain bike, cruise down the dunes on a sandboard, or chill out in the hot springs. Or visit the Valley of the Moon, an area on Earth that resembles the moon's surface. (How cool is that?)
Day 12 - San Pedro de Atacama/Salta
Say "Adios!" to Chile because you're heading to Argentina today. Relax on the bus en route to Salta, home to empanadas salteñas—and no visit to the town is complete without trying them! Unwind at the hotel or liven it up with a visit to a Peña Folklore show to dance the night away and sip delicious Argentine red wine.
Day 13 - Salta
Tantalize your tastebuds with the local cuisine today as you explore freely. Choose to saddle up and admire the scenery on horseback. Or, if you'd prefer, take a visit to the town of Cafayate to roam vineyards and sample some of the white wine produced at insanely high altitudes.
Day 14 - Salta/Buenos Aires
Skip the long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires. Spend the afternoon exploring the city. Cruise around on a bike with a local or dine on a traditional Argentine meal while experiencing the art of the tango.
Day 15 - Buenos Aires
Depart at any time.
Inclusions
  • Your G for Good Moment: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Sucre Your Discover Moment: Salta
  • 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding area (3 days)
  • Transportation between destinations and included activities
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
09 May 2024 23 May 2024 7 $2,815
11 May 2024 25 May 2024 1 $2,815
16 May 2024 30 May 2024 6 $2,815
18 May 2024 01 Jun 2024 1 $2,815
23 May 2024 06 Jun 2024 4 $2,815
25 May 2024 08 Jun 2024 2 $2,815
01 Jun 2024 15 Jun 2024 4 $2,815
06 Jun 2024 20 Jun 2024 12 $2,815
08 Jun 2024 22 Jun 2024 8 $2,815
15 Jun 2024 29 Jun 2024 6 $2,815
20 Jun 2024 04 Jul 2024 13 $2,815
22 Jun 2024 06 Jul 2024 9 $2,815
29 Jun 2024 13 Jul 2024 4 $2,815
04 Jul 2024 18 Jul 2024 12 $2,815
06 Jul 2024 20 Jul 2024 11 $2,815
11 Jul 2024 25 Jul 2024 11 $2,815
13 Jul 2024 27 Jul 2024 4 $2,815
25 Jul 2024 08 Aug 2024 17 $2,815
27 Jul 2024 10 Aug 2024 4 $2,815
01 Aug 2024 15 Aug 2024 8 $2,815
03 Aug 2024 17 Aug 2024 3 $2,815
10 Aug 2024 24 Aug 2024 15 $2,815
15 Aug 2024 29 Aug 2024 13 $2,815
17 Aug 2024 31 Aug 2024 14 $2,815
24 Aug 2024 07 Sep 2024 10 $2,815
29 Aug 2024 12 Sep 2024 14 $2,815
31 Aug 2024 14 Sep 2024 13 $2,815
05 Sep 2024 19 Sep 2024 15 $2,991
07 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 12 $2,991
12 Sep 2024 26 Sep 2024 11 $2,991
14 Sep 2024 28 Sep 2024 16 $2,991
21 Sep 2024 05 Oct 2024 8 $2,991
26 Sep 2024 10 Oct 2024 17 $2,991
28 Sep 2024 12 Oct 2024 8 $2,991
03 Oct 2024 17 Oct 2024 16 $3,519
05 Oct 2024 19 Oct 2024 7 $3,519
10 Oct 2024 24 Oct 2024 17 $3,519
12 Oct 2024 26 Oct 2024 10 $3,519
17 Oct 2024 31 Oct 2024 18 $3,519
19 Oct 2024 02 Nov 2024 18 $3,519
24 Oct 2024 07 Nov 2024 15 $3,519
26 Oct 2024 09 Nov 2024 4 $3,519
31 Oct 2024 14 Nov 2024 8 $3,519
02 Nov 2024 16 Nov 2024 11 $3,739
07 Nov 2024 21 Nov 2024 17 $3,739
09 Nov 2024 23 Nov 2024 14 $3,739
14 Nov 2024 28 Nov 2024 16 $3,739
16 Nov 2024 30 Nov 2024 9 $3,739
21 Nov 2024 05 Dec 2024 17 $3,739
23 Nov 2024 07 Dec 2024 17 $3,739
30 Nov 2024 14 Dec 2024 15 $3,739
05 Dec 2024 19 Dec 2024 18 $3,739
07 Dec 2024 21 Dec 2024 18 $3,739
14 Dec 2024 28 Dec 2024 9 $3,739
19 Dec 2024 02 Jan 2025 18 $3,739
21 Dec 2024 04 Jan 2025 15 $3,739
28 Dec 2024 11 Jan 2025 13 $3,739
02 Jan 2025 16 Jan 2025 17 $3,299
04 Jan 2025 18 Jan 2025 17 $3,299
09 Jan 2025 23 Jan 2025 18 $3,299
16 Jan 2025 30 Jan 2025 18 $3,299
18 Jan 2025 01 Feb 2025 14 $3,299
25 Jan 2025 08 Feb 2025 15 $3,299
01 Feb 2025 15 Feb 2025 18 $3,299
08 Feb 2025 22 Feb 2025 18 $3,299
13 Feb 2025 27 Feb 2025 18 $3,299
15 Feb 2025 01 Mar 2025 17 $3,299
20 Feb 2025 06 Mar 2025 18 $3,299
22 Feb 2025 08 Mar 2025 18 $3,299
27 Feb 2025 13 Mar 2025 18 $3,299
01 Mar 2025 15 Mar 2025 17 $3,299
08 Mar 2025 22 Mar 2025 18 $3,299
15 Mar 2025 29 Mar 2025 18 $3,299
22 Mar 2025 05 Apr 2025 18 $3,299
29 Mar 2025 12 Apr 2025 18 $3,299
03 Apr 2025 17 Apr 2025 18 $3,299
05 Apr 2025 19 Apr 2025 17 $3,299
10 Apr 2025 24 Apr 2025 18 $3,299
12 Apr 2025 26 Apr 2025 18 $3,299
19 Apr 2025 03 May 2025 18 $3,299
24 Apr 2025 08 May 2025 18 $3,299
26 Apr 2025 10 May 2025 18 $3,299
03 May 2025 17 May 2025 18 $3,519
08 May 2025 22 May 2025 18 $3,519
10 May 2025 24 May 2025 18 $3,519
15 May 2025 29 May 2025 18 $3,519
17 May 2025 31 May 2025 18 $3,519
22 May 2025 05 Jun 2025 18 $3,519
24 May 2025 07 Jun 2025 18 $3,519
31 May 2025 14 Jun 2025 17 $3,519
05 Jun 2025 19 Jun 2025 18 $3,519
07 Jun 2025 21 Jun 2025 18 $3,519
14 Jun 2025 28 Jun 2025 18 $3,519
19 Jun 2025 03 Jul 2025 18 $3,519
21 Jun 2025 05 Jul 2025 18 $3,519
28 Jun 2025 12 Jul 2025 18 $3,519
03 Jul 2025 17 Jul 2025 18 $3,519
05 Jul 2025 19 Jul 2025 18 $3,519
12 Jul 2025 26 Jul 2025 18 $3,519
17 Jul 2025 31 Jul 2025 18 $3,519
19 Jul 2025 02 Aug 2025 18 $3,519
26 Jul 2025 09 Aug 2025 18 $3,519
31 Jul 2025 14 Aug 2025 18 $3,519
02 Aug 2025 16 Aug 2025 18 $3,519
09 Aug 2025 23 Aug 2025 18 $3,519
16 Aug 2025 30 Aug 2025 18 $3,519
23 Aug 2025 06 Sep 2025 18 $3,519
28 Aug 2025 11 Sep 2025 18 $3,519
30 Aug 2025 13 Sep 2025 18 $3,519
06 Sep 2025 20 Sep 2025 18 $3,519
11 Sep 2025 25 Sep 2025 18 $3,519
13 Sep 2025 27 Sep 2025 18 $3,519
20 Sep 2025 04 Oct 2025 18 $3,519
25 Sep 2025 09 Oct 2025 18 $3,519
27 Sep 2025 11 Oct 2025 18 $3,519
02 Oct 2025 16 Oct 2025 18 $3,519
04 Oct 2025 18 Oct 2025 18 $3,519
11 Oct 2025 25 Oct 2025 18 $3,519
18 Oct 2025 01 Nov 2025 18 $3,519
25 Oct 2025 08 Nov 2025 18 $3,519
30 Oct 2025 13 Nov 2025 18 $3,519
01 Nov 2025 15 Nov 2025 18 $3,739
06 Nov 2025 20 Nov 2025 18 $3,739
08 Nov 2025 22 Nov 2025 18 $3,739
13 Nov 2025 27 Nov 2025 18 $3,739
15 Nov 2025 29 Nov 2025 18 $3,739
22 Nov 2025 06 Dec 2025 18 $3,739
29 Nov 2025 13 Dec 2025 18 $3,739
06 Dec 2025 20 Dec 2025 18 $3,739
11 Dec 2025 25 Dec 2025 17 $3,739
13 Dec 2025 27 Dec 2025 16 $3,739
20 Dec 2025 03 Jan 2026 17 $3,739