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SPLB - The Scenic Route - Lima to Buenos Aires

Imagine an entire month (30 days, to be exact) to explore the very best highlights and cultures of Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Visit the ancient site of Machu Picchu, learn from locals at Lake Titicaca, drive across the white desert in Bolivia, get active in Puc n, and experience life at a genuine gaucho ranch in Bariloche. Don't just see a part of South America; cover a massive and adventurous portion of it over a month that'll change your life.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay G Adventures for Good: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha Carte Blanche: Cusco Carte Blanche: Sucre Hands-on: Santiago Region Winery Tour, Santiago Carte Blanche: Puc n
Sacred Valley guided tour
Pottery making demonstration
Train to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu guided tour
Floating islands of Uros visit
Lake Titicaca guided tour
4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3 days), tour of Valley of the Moon (San Pedro de Atacama)
City tour of Santiago
Driving tour through the Seven Lakes district
Estancia visit and barbecue lunch (full-day)
Local flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
30
Price From
AUD $6,899
Start Location
Lima, Peru
End Location
Buenos Aires, Peru
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
02 Nov 201801 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,899 
30 Nov 201829 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $6,899 
21 Dec 201819 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $6,899 
04 Jan 201902 Feb 20196AUD $6,899
01 Feb 201902 Mar 20196AUD $6,899
05 Apr 201904 May 201913AUD $7,079
10 May 201908 Jun 201910AUD $7,079
21 Jun 201920 Jul 201915AUD $7,319
19 Jul 201917 Aug 201912AUD $7,319
16 Aug 201914 Sep 201916AUD $7,319
13 Sep 201912 Oct 201914AUD $7,079
27 Sep 201926 Oct 201914AUD $7,079
18 Oct 201916 Nov 20195AUD $7,079
22 Nov 201921 Dec 201916AUD $6,899
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Lima/Cusco
Hop a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day for shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book an optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour.
Day 3 - Cusco
Spend a full day enjoying optional activities in the area.
Day 4 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 5 - Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes
Catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Opt to visit the local hot springs or shop in the local market. Those who have pre-booked and purchased the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.
Day 6 - Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.
Day 7 - Cusco
Use a free day to explore more of Cusco or relax.
Day 8 - Cusco/Puno
Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.
Day 9 - Puno
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca including a visit to Uros and Taquile islands.
Day 10 - Puno/La Paz
Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.
Day 24 - Puc n
Enjoy free time in Pucon to hike Villarica, try whitewater rafting or explore the area by foot.
Day 25 - Puc n
Enjoy more free time to take part in the many activities on offer in Puc n. Opt to soak in the nearby natural thermal pools.
Day 26 - Puc n/San Carlos de Bariloche
Cross the Andes to Argentina. Travel by local bus to San Martin and transfer the rest of the way to Bariloche stopping for photos in the Seven Lake district. Enjoy a free evening in this beautiful waterfront town of Bariloche.
Day 27 - San Carlos de Bariloche
Transfer to a Gaucho Ranch just outside of Bariloche. Enjoy a barbecue for lunch and take to the saddle with a Gaucho by your side.
Day 11 - La Paz
Enjoy a free day in La Paz. Opt to visit the Witches' Market, the city's museums or the Valley of the Moon.
Day 14 - Sucre/Potos
Travel by bus to Potos and get a view of the mountain Cerro Rico looming over the city.
Day 13 - 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 12 - La Paz/Sucre
Fly to Sucre and explore this beautiful colonial city.
Day 23 - Santiago/Valparaiso
In the morning head to the Casablanca Valley, stopping at a winery to indulge in a wine tasting. Then depart for the colourful seaside town of Valparaiso. Enjoy the street art and snap a few pictures of the bright buildings that line the hills. Wander the streets of the city or relax on the beach, before heading back to Santiago. In the evening, board an overnight bus to Pucon.
Day 28 - San Carlos de Bariloche
Enjoy the beautiful area of the Seven Lakes district. Take a hike in the countryside or wander the town, known for its shops and in particular, artisan chocolate.
Day 22 - Santiago
Enjoy an included city tour of Santiago and in the afternoon take some time to go shopping, sit in a cafe or hike to the lookout of Cerro Santa Lucia.
Day 15 - Potos /Uyuni
Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni, the jumping off point for the three day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Day 20 - San Pedro de Atacama/Santiago
Drive to Calama and fly to Santiago, a vibrant capital city.
Day 19 - San Pedro de Atacama
Enjoy an Included excursion to the Valley of the Moon. In San Pedro, opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking.
Day 18 - 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 17 - 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 16 - 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 29 - San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires. Opt to enjoy a tango dinner show, take a city tour or enjoy free time to explore the many neighbourhoods and museums.
Day 21 - Santiago
With a free day in Santiago, opt to visit nearby wineries.
Day 30 - Buenos Aires
Depart at any time.