Travel along the gringo trail from Bolivia to Argentina

Through Bolivia and Argentina, this all-encompassing adventure travels along the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, winds along the colour-splashed Andes of northern Argentina, camps at a traditional estancia in the heart of the pampas and ends in the sophisticated streets of Buenos Aires. Discover a wealth of fascinating locations, awe-inspiring scenery and friendly locals on this epic Overland Adventure from La Paz to Buenos Aires.

La Paz, Bolivia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
606kg pp per trip


  • Meander through the crooked streets of soaring La Paz
  • Journey into the belly of the earth in the tin mining city of Potosi
  • Marvel at the surreal landscapes of Salar de Uyuni
  • Explore the colonial streets of Salta
  • Sip local wines in Cafayate's verdant mountain vineyards
  • Pitch a tent at an Argentine estancia
  • Feast on a traditional asado barbecue
  • Meander through the colonial heart of Argentina in scenic Cordoba
  • Discover the sophisticated streets of Buenos Aires


Come to terms with one of the world's highest cities, negotiating its myriad alleyways and lively marketplaces. Verse yourself on the complications and controversies surrounding the coca plant on a visit to the Coca Museum. When evening settles in, head for one of La Paz's busy restaurant precincts and gorge on some fine Latin American fare.
Explore the small Andean village of Livichuco, a remote Bolivian retreat that few tourists get to experience. Be welcomed into the Aymara community and get introduced to their Qaqachaqa culture and cuisine.
The mining of Potosi's mineral wealth is said to have kept Spain running for 300 years. Delve into the country's nether regions on an optional tour of the mines in action and witness the harsh conditions that workers still toil under. Above ground, the city is a charming assortment of ornate churches, airy plazas and circuitous alleyways.
Arrive in Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, and fall witness to some astonishing horizons. All sense of scale, depth and perspective are rendered into oblivion by the endless expanse of chalky white crystals or the thin surface waters that reflect the heavens.
Journey across the Bolivian altiplano, past spectacular red water lakes and steaming volcanoes. Travel here can be rough going, but you'll be travelling through the heart and soul of Bolivia.
Cross into the stark and barren plateaus of northern Chile. Head out on a sunset excursion to Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) of San Pedro de Atacama to see the other-worldly rock formations shedding their daytime hues.
Skip back across the border, this time into Argentina. Wander the elegant laneways of Salta and perhaps take the cable car to the top of Cerro San Bernardo – the surrounding mountain panoramas are simply superb.
Nestled in a picturesque valley of the Andean foothills, Cafayate makes a welcoming retreat. Learn about local wine production on an optional vineyard tour through the surrounding countryside. And if you think it's too hot for drinking wine, why not try your favourite drop as an ice cream – a town specialty.
Drive through the beautiful Argentine landscape to the Tucuman province. Camp overnight near the Quilmes ruins – an ancient city whose inhabitants were able to withstand Spanish advances for more than a century.
Pitch a tent on a working cattle farm and experience traditional Argentine hospitality and ranch life first-hand. Enjoy a famous asado barbecue, best washed down with some local reds. Head out on horseback on an exploration of the vast pampas, or maybe stop by a local school to meet the kids.
Travel to Cordoba and admire what's widely regarded as the finest colonial architecture in Argentina. Enjoy getting lost amid the scenic streets, vibrant cafe scene and eclectic galleries of this intoxicating university city.
From sophisticated tango classes to raucous football games, it's impossible not to be seduced by the passion and spirit of Argentina's sultry capital. Venture out on a shopping spree in the funky Palermo Soho neighbourhood during the day and party 'til the wee hours among Argentina's hippest of hip bars.
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Jeep, Overland vehicle
Camping (with facilities) (6 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hostel (3 nights), Hotel (10 nights)
Included activities
  • Jeep tour of Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Quilmes Ruins
  • Valle de la Luna Excursion
  • Vineyard Tour


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Important notes

1. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman.
2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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La Paz to Buenos Aires , September 2015