Itinerary

Days 1-2 Buenos Aires

Get swept away in the energy of the energetic, captivating capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Sample epicurean delights in one of the many cosmopolitan restaurants or perhaps wander picturesque boulevards to admire grand architecture.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Bush Camp/Cordoba

Cordoba boats a laidback atmosphere, interesting historical sites and a festive student population. Nestled among green hills, this delightful city is home to beautiful churches, renowned galleries and lively bars.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hostel - 1

Days 5-7 Estancia Stay

Unleash that inner gaucho while staying on a working cattle ranch. Explore the vast Pampas on horseback and enjoy the succulent flavours of a traditional Argentine barbecue.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 8 Quilmes

Drive through beautiful scenery and visit the ruins of Quilmes.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 9 Cafayate

Journey to the picturesque wine region of Argentina. Learn about local production on a vineyard tour in Cafayate, perhaps taking the opportunity to quaff some renowned blends.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 10-12 Salta

Admire Salta's elegant colonial architecture on a walk through cobbled streets - perhaps also relax in a cafe or shop for local handicrafts. From energetic pursuits to relaxing rendezvous, there's a stack of fun things to do in Salta.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2, Hotel - 1

Days 13-14 San Pedro de Atacama

Cross the border to Chile and set up camp at San Pedro Atacama - a real little gem of this area and one of the world's best places for stargazing. By day, visit the surreal lunar landscape of Valle de la Luna and soak up the hospitality of this quirky desert town by night.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 15 Bolivian Altiplano

Cross the spectacular Bolivian Altiplano.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 16-17 Uyuni/ Salar de Uyuni

Gaze out over the expansive Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert on an adventure-filled Bolivian salt flats tour. Visit the fiery-red Laguna Colorada and the blue-green Laguna Verde. These breathtaking natural wonders are a pleasure to behold and the perfect backdrop for holiday snaps.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 18-19 Potosi

Take in the spectacular Andean scenery en route to the colonial mining city of Potosi. An optional tour of a working mine is an eye-opening way to experience life in this remote Bolivian city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 20-21 La Paz

Travel to La Paz, the enigmatic, surprising capital of Bolivia. Browse some of the city's extensive markets - including the quirky Witches' Market, explore the fascinating Coca Museum or perhaps just roam about taking in the unique La Paz vibe.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 22-23 Copacabana

Discover Copacabana, a picturesque town situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca with an amazing Moorish style cathedral. Hike over the car-free Island of the Sun and discover its scenic heart. Widely believed to be the birthplace of Inca culture, there are plenty of ruins to explore.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 24 Lake Titicaca/Puno

Meet the locals of the floating, man-made Uros islands on Lake Titicaca.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 25-26 Cuzco

Spot the ancient funerary towers of Sillustani rising from the windswept antiplano. Then travel to Cuzco where there are plenty of adventure activities on offer.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 27-30 Inca Trail/Quecha Community Trek

Embark on an unforgettable Andean trek. Follow the steps of the ancient Incas through breathtaking scenery and past remote Quechua villages.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 31 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Explore the crumbling ruins of Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas'. Brave the steep climb to the top of Huayna Picchu for breathtaking vistas or find a spot near the Sun Gate to sit back and soak up the magical atmosphere. Make the return journey back to Cuzco.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 32 Cuzco

Explore Cuzco and wander through cobblestone streets lined with massive Inca stone walls and Spanish-colonial architecture. Perhaps sign up for one of the many adventure activities on offer here including horse riding and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 33 Raqchi

Get to know a local family as guests at a homestay in Raqchi. Spend the evening together sharing a meal and discovering traditional song and dance.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 34-35 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Try to spot the mighty Andean condors as they silently take to the sky thousands of metres above the floor of the breathtaking Colca Canyon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 36-37 Arequipa

Explore the scenic city of Arequipa and perhaps stop by the Museo Santury to view Juanita, the ice princess. The body of this frozen Inca maiden is thought to be more than 500 years-old and was found at a sacrificial site on the summit of Nevado Ampato.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 38 Puerto Inca

Visit the chilling Chauchilla Cemetery en route to Puerto Inca. The windswept graves display the eerie skeletons and mummified bodies of the Nazca people, some of which date from 1,000 AD.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 39 Nazca

Learn about Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines and perhaps take a scenic flight to fully appreciate the scale of this puzzling creation.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 40 Paracas National Reserve

Pitch a tent in Paracas, which spans over 335,000 hectares and is home to one of the world's most important marine reserves. Take a walk along the coastline and spot the vibrant birdlife this region is famous for.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 41-42 Ballestas Islands/Lima

Spot penguins, sea lions and boobies during a boat ride through the Ballestas Islands. Get acquainted with Peru's modern capital, Lima - there's plenty to see in this vibrant metropolis.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1