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SPMB - Lima to Buenos Aires Adventure

South America rewards those willing to explore. Consider this epic adventure: beginning in Lima and ending in Buenos Aires, it's 35-full days of fun. You'll hike the Inca Trail, cross the Salt Flats of Bolivia by 4x4, and feel like a sophisticate sipping wine in Argentina. Along the way, you'll engage with local cultures with a small group of other young travellers to back you up. For those willing to invest their time, this trip offers big returns in adventure.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha Hands-on: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Carte Blanche: Cusco Big Night Out: Cusco Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca Carte Blanche: Sucre Carte Blanche: Salta
Pachamanca ceremony in Nazca
Colca Canyon excursion
Inca Trail hike with a local guide and cook (4 days)
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca excursion
Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding area excursion (3 days)
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
35
Price From
AUD $3,679
Start Location
Lima, Peru
End Location
Buenos Aires, Peru
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 Oct 201826 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
27 Oct 201830 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
03 Nov 201807 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
10 Nov 201814 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
17 Nov 201821 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
20 Nov 201824 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
24 Nov 201828 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
27 Nov 201831 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
01 Dec 201804 Jan 20196AUD $4,979
08 Dec 201811 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
11 Dec 201814 Jan 20197AUD $4,979
15 Dec 201818 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
22 Dec 201825 Jan 20198AUD $4,979
25 Dec 201828 Jan 20193AUD $4,979
29 Dec 201801 Feb 20198AUD $4,979
01 Jan 201904 Feb 20194AUD $4,599
19 Jan 201922 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
22 Jan 201925 Feb 201912AUD $3,679
19 Feb 201925 Mar 201912AUD $4,599
02 Mar 201905 Apr 20192AUD $4,799
09 Mar 201912 Apr 201911AUD $4,799
12 Mar 201915 Apr 201916AUD $4,799
26 Mar 201929 Apr 201912AUD $4,799
07 May 201910 Jun 201912AUD $4,599
11 May 201914 Jun 201914AUD $4,599
14 May 201917 Jun 201915AUD $4,599
18 May 201921 Jun 20196AUD $4,599
21 May 201924 Jun 201915AUD $4,599
25 May 201928 Jun 201913AUD $4,599
01 Jun 201905 Jul 201916AUD $4,599
08 Jun 201912 Jul 20199AUD $4,599
11 Jun 201915 Jul 201916AUD $4,599
18 Jun 201922 Jul 201917AUD $4,599
22 Jun 201926 Jul 201910AUD $4,599
29 Jun 201902 Aug 201916AUD $4,599
06 Jul 201909 Aug 201913AUD $4,979
09 Jul 201912 Aug 201918AUD $4,979
13 Jul 201916 Aug 201918AUD $4,979
16 Jul 201919 Aug 201913AUD $4,979
27 Jul 201930 Aug 201916AUD $4,979
30 Jul 201902 Sep 201911AUD $4,979
06 Aug 201909 Sep 201915AUD $4,799
10 Aug 201913 Sep 201915AUD $4,799
13 Aug 201916 Sep 201916AUD $4,799
17 Aug 201920 Sep 201917AUD $4,799
20 Aug 201923 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
03 Sep 201907 Oct 201913AUD $4,799
07 Sep 201911 Oct 201916AUD $4,799
10 Sep 201914 Oct 201916AUD $4,799
14 Sep 201918 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,679 
17 Sep 201921 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
21 Sep 201925 Oct 201912AUD $4,799
24 Sep 201928 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
28 Sep 201901 Nov 201914AUD $4,799
05 Oct 201908 Nov 201917AUD $4,799
12 Oct 201915 Nov 201918AUD $4,799
15 Oct 201918 Nov 201918AUD $4,799
19 Oct 201922 Nov 201918AUD $4,799
22 Oct 201925 Nov 201918AUD $4,799
26 Oct 201929 Nov 201918AUD $4,799
29 Oct 201902 Dec 201918AUD $4,799
02 Nov 201906 Dec 201914AUD $4,799
09 Nov 201913 Dec 201917AUD $4,799
19 Nov 201923 Dec 201917AUD $4,799
23 Nov 201927 Dec 201918AUD $4,799
26 Nov 201930 Dec 201918AUD $4,799
30 Nov 201903 Jan 202016AUD $4,799
07 Dec 201910 Jan 202013AUD $4,979
10 Dec 201913 Jan 202018AUD $4,979
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Lima/Paracas
Free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.
Day 3 - Paracas/Nazca
Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the oasis of Huacachina.
Day 4 - Nazca/Arequipa
Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines. Overnight bus to Arequipa.
Day 5 - Arequipa
Opt to visit the Santa Catalina Convent or a local hot spring.
Day 6 - Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley, and opt for a soak in hot springs.
Day 7 - Chivay/Arequipa
Set out looking for the majestic soaring condors over Colca Canyon. Head back to Arequipa to enjoy the city in the evening.
Day 8 - Arequipa/Cusco
Explore Arequipa and opt to take a city tour. Take an overnight bus to Cusco.
Day 30 - Salt Flats/San Pedro de Atacama
Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcans, salt lakes and geysers. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It's a long but scenic drive.
Day 29 - Salt Flats
Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.
Day 28 - Uyuni/Salt Flats
Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.
Day 9 - Cusco
Free time to explore Cusco. Choose to pre-book the optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Day 11 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Learn about the Sacred Valley en route to Ollantaytambo. Opt to take a Sacred Valley tour with a visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op.
Day 10 - Cusco
Enjoy another free day in Cusco. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class.
Day 31 - San Pedro de Atacama
Opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
Day 12 - Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.
Day 32 - San Pedro de Atacama/Salta
Cross the border into Argentina.
Day 13 - Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwa usca, better known as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Day 17 - Cusco/Puno
Travel through the high Altiplano region to travel to Puno on Lake Titicaca.
Day 16 - Cusco
Free day to explore more of Cusco or just relax.
Day 15 - Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 14 - Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wi ay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 27 - Potos /Uyuni
Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the salt flats.
Day 33 - Salta
Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, or visit the High Mountain Archaeological Museum.
Day 26 - Potos
Get out and explore Potos , learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.
Day 18 - Puno/Lago Titicaca
Guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a local village.
Day 24 - Sucre
Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.
Day 23 - Sucre
Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
Day 22 - La Paz/Sucre
Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre.
Day 21 - La Paz
Free day in La Paz. Opt to visit Iglesia de San Francisco, the Valley of the Moon, the Witches' Market, or the nearby Tiahuanaco Ruins.
Day 20 - Puno/La Paz
Cross over into Bolivia for a night out in the highest city of the trip. Oxygen bar anyone?
Day 19 - Lago Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros. Optional visit to the Sillustani burial site.
Day 34 - Salta/Buenos Aires
Skip a long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires. Take an optional city tour, and enjoy free time to explore the many attractions. In the evening, consider hitting a tango show, then sample the city's famous nightlife.
Day 25 - Sucre/Potos
Travel south to the one of the world's highest cities.
Day 35 - Buenos Aires
Depart at any time.