La Paz to Santiago Itinerary

Visit South America and travel through Bolivia, Argentina and Chile from La Paz to Santiago. Visit Potosi, Salar de Uyuni, Salta, Cafayate and Mendoza.

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    • GDOC
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,440
      CAD $1,560
      AUD $1,530
      EUR €1,055
      GBP £850
      NZD $1,710
      ZAR R13,235
      CHF FR1,245
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $680
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,134*
      CAD $2,311*
      AUD $2,297*
      EUR €1,562*
      GBP £1,309*
      NZD $2,531*
      ZAR R20,614*
      CHF FR1,859*
    • Overland
    • Basix
‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.
Salar de Uyuni

Tango dancers, Argentina

Vineyard in Cafayate

Traveller having fun on the salt flats, Bolivia

Days 1-2 La Paz

Adjust and acclimatise to one of Latin America's highest cities, browsing the bustling Witches' Markets, visiting the stimulating Coca Museum, or hitting the greens for a 12-hole round with a truly staggering backdrop.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Potosi

Soak up the barren but impressive Andean landscapes en route to Bolivia's colonial mining town, Potosi. An optional tour of a working mine provides a fascinating, if somewhat hair-raising, insight into life in the region.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-6 Salar de Uyuni

Gaze in awe at the seemingly endless expanse of Bolivia's largest salt flats before admiring the remarkable red waters of Laguna Colorada.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1

Day 7 Bolivian Altiplano

Journey towards the Argentine border, camping among scenery as spectacular as it is sparse.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 8-9 San Pedro de Atacama

Visit the extraordinary Moon Valley, home to stunning sunsets, other-worldly rock formations and awesome stargazing opportunities. Stay in the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama, where low-lying buildings hug narrow streets, surrounded on all sides by the huge dunes and salt-lake lagoons of the world's driest desert.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 10-11 Salta

Settle in to the laidback atmosphere of Salta, Argentina's elegant colonial city. Relax in the main plaza, discover the pumping nightlife, or head out of town to Quebrada de Humahuaca – a narrow valley flanked by spectacularly colourful mountains and giant cacti clusters.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 12 Cafayate

Learn about Argentina's wine production on a guided vineyard tour, perhaps taking the opportunity to sample some renowned regional blends.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 13 Quilmes

Stop by the Quilmes ruins, ancient homes of a tribe that resisted the Incas, and even the Spanish, over the centuries. In its heyday, the city would have housed almost 5,000 people.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 14-16 Estancia stay

Experience Argentine hospitality while staying on a working cattle ranch. Perhaps explore the Pampas on horseback before savouring the mouth-watering aromas and succulent flavours of a traditional barbecue.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 17-19 Mendoza

Traverse the steep peaks and winding passes of the Andes on the road to Mendoza. Visit the city's local art galleries, take to the rapids for some whitewater rafting and – come evening – steam it up in the buzzing local nightlife.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hostel - 2

Days 20-21 Santiago

Arrive in Chile's cosmopolitan capital, Santiago, and perhaps get a bird's-eye view of the city on a cable car ride up Cerro San Cristobal. To top off this unforgettable Latin American adventure, why not gather the troops for a final dinner in the kooky Barrio Bellavista quarter.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1