Lima To Santiago (35 Days) The Cordilleras

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 48

From: £1775.00

*Classic Inca Trail permits are selling fast for our 28th April 2019 departure - book soon to secure your spot!*

Follow the Andes, taking in its towering peaks, ancient Incan archaeological sites including Machu Picchu, the vast altiplano of Bolivia and its eerie yet majestic Salt Flats, and its complex and mysterious indigenous cultures. Throw in a few adrenaline€tivities, like sandboarding in the Peruvian desert, the wine country of northern Argentina, some bustling colonial towns, and cosmopolitan Santiago and Lima with their great bars and restaurants and you’ve got a varied and packed adventure that gives you a genuine taste of South America! 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

Cuzco (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.

Bolivia

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.

Argentina

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

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
04/12/2018 07/01/2019 Places Availabl £1775.00
22/07/2019 25/08/2019 Places Availabl £1775.00
05/10/2019 08/11/2019 Places Availabl £1775.00
26/11/2019 30/12/2019 Places Availabl £1775.00
05/10/2020 08/11/2020 Places Availabl £1775.00
17/11/2020 21/12/2020 Places Availabl £1775.00
05/10/2021 08/11/2021 Places Availabl £1775.00
30/11/2021 03/01/2022 Places Availabl £1775.00
05/10/2022 08/11/2022 Places Availabl £1775.00

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