Breathe in the Inca spirit 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€ross the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni Salt Flats. 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.
Day 1 La Paz
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 La Paz/Sucre (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre.
Day 3 Sucre
Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more€tive options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
Day 4 Sucre (1B)
Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.
Day 5 Sucre/PotosÍ (1B)
Travel south to the one of the world’s highest cities.
Day 6 PotosÍ (1B)
Get out and explore PotosÍ, learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.
Day 7 PotosÍ/Uyuni (1B)
Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the salt flats.
Day 8 Uyuni/Salt Flats (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.
Day 9 Salt Flats (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.
Day 10 Salt Flats/San Pedro de Atacama (1B, 1L)
Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It’s a long but scenic drive.
Day 11 San Pedro de Atacama
Opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
Day 12 San Pedro de Atacama/Salta
Cross the border into Argentina.
Day 13 Salta (1B)
Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, or visit the High Mountain Archaeological Museum.
Day 14 Salta/Buenos Aires
Skip a long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires. Take an optional city tour, and enjoy free time to explore the many attractions. In the evening, consider hitting a tango show, then sample the city’s famous nightlife.
Day 15 Buenos Aires
Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Buenos Aires.
Day 16 Buenos Aires
Free time to explore the many attractions. Check out a football match, a tango show or the city’s famous nightlife.
Day 17 Buenos Aires/Colonia
Cross the RÍo de la Plata by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Explore on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore the area and relax at a streetside cafÉ.
Day 18 Colonia/Montevideo (1B)
Travel from Colonia to Montevideo in the morning. Free afternoon to explore.
Day 19 Montevideo (1B)
Free time to explore Montevideo.
Day 20 Montevideo/Estancia Stay (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel by day through picturesque settlements and pastures finishing in the last Uruguayan stop—a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia.
Day 21 Estancia Stay (1B, 1L, 1D)
Get dirty working at the ranch, go for a hike in the countryside, and indulge in local barbecues and wine.
Day 22 Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls (1B)
In the morning cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina, then begin the long overnight journey to Iguassu Falls.
Day 23 Iguassu Falls
In the morning opt to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and get an incredible panoramic view. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, visit a bird park or see the Itaipu Dam.
Day 24 Iguassu Falls (1B)
Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentinian side of the falls. Wander along the walk paths that connect different view points of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.
Day 25 Foz do IguaÇu/Paraty
Skip an overnight bus ride and fly to SÃo Paulo, heading straight to the coast. Explore colonial Paraty, then hit the beach.
Day 26 Paraty (1B)
Free time to explore Paraty’s beaches, a national park and surroundings. Opt to visit a cachaÇa distillery or take a boat tour to nearby islands.
Day 27 Paraty/Ilha Grande (1B)
Continue by van up the coast, and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.
Days 28-29 Ilha Grande
Free time to explore the beaches of Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the remote trails, take a boat trip around the island, play in the waves or go snorkelling.
Day 29 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
Travel to Rio de Janeiro, and explore the city using a centrally located hostel in Copacabana as a base.
Day 30 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a free morning to discover all that Rio has to offer. In the afternoon, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city.
Day 31 Rio de Janeiro (1B)
Depart at any time.
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