Trip reference number: 114
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
Get a little taste of everything in this 35 day tour which takes you€ross the varied landscapes of South America. Make your way along the famous Inca Trail to the striking ruins of Machu Picchu, high up in the Peruvian Andes. Take in the sights of huge condors soaring over Colca Canyon and spend time staying with local Uros Indians on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Continue your journey into the vast and somewhat ethereal Bolivian Salt Flats, cycle round vineyards in Northern Argentina and enjoy football or tango in Buenos Aires. This South American tour truly has something for everyone and will create memories to last a lifetime. Days 1 to 8 Peru
Ballestas Islands - a boat trip takes us close to the Islands which are bursting with exotic & rare marine wildlife.
Ica Desert & Oasis of Huacachina
Optional Dune Buggies & Sandboarding on the giant dunes out in the desert. BBQ and camp overnight under the stars.
Nazca Lines - huge figures and shapes carved into the stony desert, best viewed from the air.
Chauchilla Cemetery - ancient eerie tombs.
Ascend the Andes mountain range and drive past grazing Llama, Alpaca and Vicuna
Arequipa - a magnificent colonial city with authentic Peruvian nightlife.
Colca Canyon -€companied by a local guide, you have the opportunity to view the majestic condors, which can be seen circling lazily on the thermals rising from the canyon floor.
Days 9 to 15 Traverse mountainous passes of nearly 5000m within sight of€tive volcanoes
Cusco (our base for the next week)
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu - 4 day hike on the Lares, Classic or Salkantay trail.
Machu Picchu - finally on day 4 we reach the famous UNESCO World Heritage site - entrance and guide included.
Days 16 to 19 Puno - Lake Titicaca - the world’s highest navigable lake at 3800 metres.
Floating reed islands - home to the Uros Indians - explore Titicaca by boat & spend a night with one of the local families.
La Paz - highest capital city in the world, visit the colourful witches market!
Days 20 to 27 Drive€ross the High Altiplano
Potosi - option to enter a working silver & tin mine where techniques have remained unchanged for centuries.
Uyuni Salt Lake - take a 1 day excursion out onto the vast salt flats.
Tupiza - follow in the steps of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
Humahuaca Canyon and Purmamarca
Salta - founded over 400 years ago and a great place for live music, mountain biking, mountain trekking, and horse riding.
Days 28 to 34 Cafayate - wine growing region, visiting wineries by bicycle.
Cross the pampas to Alta Gracia on the outskiers of Cordoba.
Travel through cowboy country€ross the vast Pampas grasslands to Buenos Aires.
Day 35 Buenos Aires - free day 35 Days - South America - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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