Trip reference number: 48
Trip Operator: Oasis Overland
Make memories that will last a lifetime with our 35 day trail along the coastlines, mountains and the altiplano of South America. Travel to the mysterious Nazca Lines and the beautiful city of Arequipa before climbing into the Andes. Witness ancient Incan archaeological sights such as famous Machu Picchu at the end of the Inca Trail. In Bolivia we see the striking natural landscape of the vast Salt Flats and learn about the cultures of the indigenous people who live here.
Get your blood pumping with a selection of adrenaline fuelled€tivities such as sandboarding in the Peruvian desert, before exploring the wine district of northern Argentina, the local colonial towns and the great bars and restaurants of Lima and Santiago. With a taste of everything, this tour gives you the opportunity to get a real feel for South American culture. 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 Altiplano - drive€ross this wild and barren landscape.
Potosi - the opportunity 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 Argentina
Cafayate and Mendoza, - wine growing region visiting wineries by bicycle in the Andes.
Day 35 Santiago - Chile’s capital, a modern, organised city with great food and nightlife. 35 Days - South America - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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