Tour Peru, Bolivia and Argentina on a trip from Lima to Buenos Aires
Visit South America and travel through three of the continent's most remarkable countries. Tour through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina as you travel from Lima to Buenos Aires. Be enchanted by the colonial grandeur of Lima before heading off to the mysterious Nazca Lines and the dazzling white city of Arequipa. Discover the amazing fusion of Inca and Spanish culture at Cuzco, then trek through spectacular Andean landscapes to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Experience life on Lake Titicaca's floating islands, marvel at Bolivia's desolate salt flats and savour the mouth-watering aromas of a traditional Argentine barbecue. This trip has it all: breathtaking scenery, vibrant cities and friendly locals. Jump onboard for an unforgettable journey through these extraordinary countries.
This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. View permit availability here.
Visit Peru and be awed by the Nazca Lines
Admire the dazzling white buildings of Arequipa
Survey the vast Colca Canyon
Relax in Cuzco's grand Plaza de Armas
Follow Peru's ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Stop by the folklore capital of Peru
Travel to Bolivia and browse La Paz's colourful markets
Visit Argentina and sample locally produced wine in Cafayate
Experience the pulsating energy of Buenos Aires
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.
3. You need to choose whether you wish to hike the Classic Inca Trail or the Quechua Community Trek (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf) at the time of booking. If you do not indicate a preference, the Quechua Community Trek (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf) will be confirmed automatically.
Classic Inca Trail permits are sold on a request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you. If Classic Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you will be booked on the Quechua Community Trek (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf) instead.
The Classic Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Quechua Community Trek (http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/inca-advisory/community_trek_peru.pdf).
Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.
4. Please be aware that while hiking the Inca trek or the Quarry trek that you may be joined by passengers from other Intrepid & Geckos groups.
On June 30th Peruvian authorities released a new list of regulations for visiting Machu Picchu, which came into effect from July 1st. The main points impacting our visits are:
1. There is now a time limit to visit the citadel. Morning visitors must exit the site by 12pm and afternoon visitors by 4.30pm
2. Visitors must complete a designated circuit, in one direction only. Exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted and, upon completion, visitor must exit the site. There is no allowance for personal exploration of the site any longer.
Overall we support these changes as they help preserve this invaluable archaeological site. While this somehow restricts the amount of time we are now allowed to spend in Machu Picchu, we’ll do all possible to maximise your time there and make sure you have the best possible experience.
Our Lima to Buenos Aires trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
Very good overview of the Andes and Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina (with a bit of Chile). Appreciated the desert coast, especially Nazca and the Inca ruins. The highlight was the Andes, Machupicchu, Altaplano, and all the high altitude areas. Much fun.
Review submitted 21 Dec 2015
From start to finish the whole experience was really well organised, relaxed and enjoyable. As soon as we met our tour leaders in Lima a camaraderie was developed amongst the group, which was well initiated by Andy and Tanya, our tour leaders. When it came to getting the most out of the places we were visiting I felt we were in good hands as the accommodation and local guides were top notch. And although some of the recommended restaurants we ended up going to weren't massively to my taste there was no obligation to go to them. There were a few switches in personal along the way, with Jez coming in for Andy at Cusco and then Ryan having to replace Jez in Bolivia. I felt these switches were dealt with smoothly and professionally. Both Jez and Ryan took on the baton well and, aside from being great guys we're always on hand to help. I would thoroughy recommend this tour and Dragoman as a tour operator. Highlights for me included, final days trek on the community trail in the andes, cycling down death Road in Bolivia and horseback riding on the Argentine Pampas.
Review submitted 26 Oct 2015