Quito To Buenos Aires (53 Days) Peaks & Plains

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Run by: Oasis Overland

Reference number: 113

From: £2090.00

From the Amazon Jungle to Argentinian Vineyards and the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu high in the Peruvian Andes, this trip has it all. Stay with the local Uros Indians on Lake Titicaca, experience the vastness of the Bolivian Salt Flats, visit vineyards by bicycle in Argentina and take in a Tango Show in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Whatever your tastes, this trip has something for everyone! Days 1 to 8 Ecuador

Depart Quito, the capital & cross the Equator.

Otavalo - a small market town famous for its colourful arts & crafts.

Amazon Jungle - journey to our jungle camp where we spend two or three nights to view the exotic wildlife - our guide will show us examples of medicinal, edible and hallucinogenic plants.

Days 9 to 18 Banos - a spa town where Ecuadorians go to relax in the thermal baths and hike the various mountain trails by foot or horseback plus the opportunity to go canyoning!

Cuenca - UNESCO World Heritage site.

Peru

Pacific Ocean coast - Punta Sal/Mancora, chill out by the beach and try your hand at surfing.

Chan Chan & Temple of Sun and Moon - built by the pre-Inca Chimu Kings, the largest mud brick city in the world.

Lima - the capital city with many plazas, museums and great local seafood (Ceviche).

Days 19 to 26 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 27 to 33 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 34 to 37 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 38 to 45 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.

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 46 to 52 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 53 Buenos Aires - free day 53 Days - South America - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
11/06/2019 02/08/2019 Places Availabl £2090.00
25/07/2019 15/09/2019 Places Availabl £2090.00
14/12/2019 04/02/2020 Places Availabl £2090.00
09/06/2020 31/07/2020 Places Availabl £2090.00
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22/12/2020 12/02/2021 Places Availabl £2090.00
14/06/2021 05/08/2021 Places Availabl £2090.00
25/07/2021 15/09/2021 Places Availabl £2090.00
07/06/2022 29/07/2022 Places Availabl £2090.00
13/06/2023 04/08/2023 Places Availabl £2090.00

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