Altiplano & Gaucho Explorer

20 nights from £1780

Start:La Paz
Finish:Santiago
Duration:20 Nights
Group size:6 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Basic Hotel 8 nights. Wild Camp 2 nights. Multishare Hostel 5 nights. Camping 5 nights
Physical rating:Low
Meals:Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 8, Dinner x 7
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

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. .......read more
Highlights
  • 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
  • Drive to the Cristo Redentor and pass through stunning Andean mountains
  • Explore the cosmopolitan and stylish city of Santiago
  • Take a wine tour in the Malbec capital of the world, Mendoza
Tour Staff
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Transport
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep

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tour details

This tour is operated by Dragoman

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Start:La Paz
Finish:Santiago
Duration:20 Nights
Group size:6 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Basic Hotel 8 nights. Wild Camp 2 nights. Multishare Hostel 5 nights. Camping 5 nights
Physical rating:Low
Meals:Breakfasts x 20, Lunches x 8, Dinner x 7
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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