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From £1305 for 15 days
Trip Overview
Get exploring South America with Intrepid and Lonely Planet on a 15-day small-group experience that takes you deep into Bolivia and Argentina. Beginning in La Paz, journey from whimsical potion-filled markets through Sucre’s landscaped streets to the once-rich silver ore mines of Potosi. Take on the Bolivian desert as you embark on a 4WD adventure across the salt pans of Salar de Uyuni, winding up among the cactus-filled valleys of Bolivia’s wild west. Cross the border into Argentina to discover indigenous cultures in Tilcara, before spending a few days at leisure in the fiery capital of Buenos Aires. Local knowledge will lead the way, and plenty of freedom to explore will give you the power to see South America in your style.
Essential Info
Starts: La Paz
Ends: Buenos Aires
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IGGBJ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile
What's Included

Meals

12 Breakfasts included
2 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Plane,Overnight bus,Local bus,4x4

Accommodation

Hotel ( 11 nights),Dormitory (2 nights),Overnight Bus ( 1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   From diverse landscapes to deep-rooted cultures and contrasting destinations, this trip covers a lot of ground across South America in a relatively short period of time

•   La Paz provides insight into the many sides of Bolivian culture. While young people flock to the city for its booming industry, traditionally dressed residents sell ancient potions at the Witches’ Market

•   Enjoy free time to discover the elegant colonial architecture and immaculately landscaped gardens of historical Sucre

•   The landscapes of Salar de Uyuni are so unique they’re almost extra-terrestrial. Embark on a three-day adventure via 4WD across the rocky Atacama Desert and the largest salt lakes in the world - passing cactus islands, train cemeteries and mineral lakes teeming with flamingos

•   The last stop of the trip gives you a couple of days to get under the skin of Buenos Aires. With its eclectic neighbourhoods, emphasis on food and wine and huge theatre scene, this is the perfect way to end your adventure

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 14th Feb 2020
Returning: 28th Feb 2020
£1,740pp
£1,305pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Mar 2020
Returning: 20th Mar 2020
£1,720pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 20th Mar 2020
Returning: 3rd Apr 2020
£1,675pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Apr 2020
Returning: 17th Apr 2020
£1,675pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Apr 2020
Returning: 8th May 2020
£1,675pp
£1,591pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 15th May 2020
Returning: 29th May 2020
£1,645pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Jun 2020
Returning: 26th Jun 2020
£1,565pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Jul 2020
Returning: 17th Jul 2020
£1,565pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Jul 2020
Returning: 24th Jul 2020
£1,565pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Bolivia! Your Lonely Planet Experience begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive early, feel free to explore the side streets of La Paz, or alternatively, venture out of the city in search of crisp mountain air. You could hop on a local bus out to the extraordinary landscape of Moon Valley – this maze of canyons and colossal clay spires, make for staggering views. Alternatively, why not take a cable car to the Mercado de Hechiceria (Witches Market)? Though we can’t guarantee the potions, incantations and voodoo dolls will work their magic, the experience is fascinating, and the locals will be happy to tell you about their significance. After your meeting this evening, you might like to head out with your new travel buddies for a group dinner.
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