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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Days 1-2 La Paz

Visit South America and travel to La Paz in Bolivia. Browse the city's many bustling markets or visit the stimulating Coca Museum to discover the history and usage of this plant.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Potosi

Soak up the barren yet impressive Andean landscapes en route to Bolivia's colonial mining town of Potosi. An optional tour of a working mine provides a fascinating and 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 spectacular scenery.

Day 8 San Pedro de Atacama

ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 9-11 Salta

Delight in the laidback atmosphere of Argentina's elegant colonial city of Salta. 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.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hotel - 2

Day 12 Cafayate

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

Days 13-16 Quilmes

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

Day 14 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) - 1

Days 17-19 Mendoza

Traverse the high passes of the Andes travelling to Mendoza. Relax in the shade of the trees that line the city's wide avenues, visit local art galleries or chill out with a glass of wine.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hostel - 2

Days 20-21 Santiago

Celebrate the end of an unforgettable adventure in Chile's cosmopolitan capital, Santiago.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1