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SABM - Buenos Aires to Lima Adventure

South America rewards those willing to explore. Consider this epic adventure: beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Lima, 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 Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca Big Night Out: Cusco Hands-On: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina
4x4 Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (3 days)
Lake Titicaca excursion
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Inca Trail hike with a local guide, porters, and cook (4 days)
Colca Canyon excursion
Pachamanca ceremony (Nazca)
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
35
Price From
AUD $4,096
Start Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
End Location
Lima, Argentina
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Basic
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun, Small Group, Young Adventurer (18-39)
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
02 Jun 201806 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
06 Jun 201810 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
13 Jun 201817 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
16 Jun 201820 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
27 Jun 201831 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
30 Jun 201803 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
07 Jul 201810 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
11 Jul 201814 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
18 Jul 201821 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
28 Jul 201831 Aug 20187AUD $4,819
01 Aug 201804 Sep 20187AUD $4,819
11 Aug 201814 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
15 Aug 201818 Sep 20188AUD $4,096
22 Aug 201825 Sep 20185AUD $4,819
25 Aug 201828 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
01 Sep 201805 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
05 Sep 201809 Oct 201812AUD $4,096
15 Sep 201819 Oct 201810AUD $4,819
26 Sep 201830 Oct 20182AUD $4,819
06 Oct 201809 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
10 Oct 201813 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
17 Oct 201820 Nov 20186AUD $4,819
27 Oct 201830 Nov 201814AUD $4,819
07 Nov 201811 Dec 20187AUD $5,039
10 Nov 201814 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
17 Nov 201821 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
21 Nov 201825 Dec 201814AUD $5,039
05 Dec 201808 Jan 201916AUD $5,039
15 Dec 201818 Jan 201917AUD $5,039
19 Dec 201822 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
26 Dec 201829 Jan 201911AUD $5,039
05 Jan 201908 Feb 201915AUD $4,599
23 Jan 201926 Feb 201916AUD $4,599
09 Feb 201915 Mar 201918AUD $4,599
13 Feb 201919 Mar 201913AUD $4,599
20 Feb 201926 Mar 201916AUD $4,599
27 Feb 201902 Apr 201915AUD $4,599
13 Mar 201916 Apr 201916AUD $4,599
20 Mar 201923 Apr 201918AUD $4,599
27 Mar 201930 Apr 201916AUD $4,599
03 Apr 201907 May 201917AUD $4,599
10 Apr 201914 May 201918AUD $4,599
13 Apr 201917 May 201918AUD $4,599
27 Apr 201931 May 201918AUD $4,599
04 May 201907 Jun 201918AUD $4,819
08 May 201911 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,096 
11 May 201914 Jun 201918AUD $4,819
22 May 201925 Jun 201913AUD $4,819
25 May 201928 Jun 201918AUD $4,819
05 Jun 201909 Jul 201918AUD $4,819
12 Jun 201916 Jul 201918AUD $4,819
29 Jun 201902 Aug 201916AUD $4,819
10 Jul 201913 Aug 201918AUD $4,819
17 Jul 201920 Aug 201918AUD $4,819
27 Jul 201930 Aug 201918AUD $4,819
31 Jul 201903 Sep 201918AUD $4,819
14 Aug 201917 Sep 201918AUD $4,819
21 Aug 201924 Sep 201918AUD $4,819
04 Sep 201908 Oct 201917AUD $4,819
14 Sep 201918 Oct 201918AUD $4,819
09 Oct 201912 Nov 201916AUD $4,819
16 Oct 201919 Nov 201915AUD $4,819
23 Oct 201926 Nov 201918AUD $4,819
30 Oct 201903 Dec 201918AUD $4,819
06 Nov 201910 Dec 201918AUD $5,039
16 Nov 201920 Dec 201918AUD $5,039
20 Nov 201924 Dec 201918AUD $5,039
04 Dec 201907 Jan 202018AUD $5,039
Itinerary
Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Buenos Aires/Salta
Skip a long bus ride with an included flight to Salta.
Day 3 - 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 4 - Salta/San Pedro de Atacama
Travel over the border and into Chile.
Day 5 - San Pedro de Atacama
Opt to try out sandboarding, go mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
Day 6 - San Pedro de Atacama/Salar de Uyuni
Ascend by bus into the mountains and cross into Bolivia for a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert Altiplano with spectacular scenery.
Day 7 - Salar de Uyuni
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. 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 8 - Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni
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.
Day 30 - Colca Canyon/Arequipa
Continue exploring Colca Canyon with opportunities to view condors, visit local villages, and see the old terraces. Travel back to Arequipa for the evening.
Day 29 - Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley and opt for a soak in hot springs.
Day 28 - Arequipa
Travel from Cusco to Arequipa. Opt to visit the Santa Catalina Convent or soak in local hot springs.
Day 9 - Salar de Uyuni/Potos
Travel north to visit one of the highest cities in the world. On arrival spot the looming mountain of Cerro Rico, a working silver mine.
Day 11 - Potos /Sucre
Travel north to the beautiful colonial city of Sucre.
Day 10 - Potos
Get out and explore Potos and wander through the streets of the city.
Day 31 - Arequipa/Nazca
Explore Arequipa and opt to take a city tour. Take an overnight bus to Nazca.
Day 12 - 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 32 - Nazca
Optional flight over the Nazca Lines.
Day 13 - Sucre/La Paz
Enjoy a free day in Sucre before an overnight bus to La Paz.
Day 17 - Puno/Lago Titicaca
Guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Day 16 - La Paz/Puno
Travel by bus through the Altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 15 - 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 14 - La Paz
Enjoy free time to explore the markets and winding streets of this high altitude city.
Day 27 - Cusco/Arequipa
Enjoy a final free day in Cusco before an overnight bus to Arequipa.
Day 33 - Nazca/Paracas
Transfer to Paracas with a stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.
Day 26 - Cusco
Free day to explore Cusco or relax after the trek. If you are ready for more adventure, opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Day 18 - Lago Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros. Optional visit to the Sillustani burial site.
Day 24 - 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 23 - 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 22 - Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.
Day 21 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo
En route to Ollantaytambo, opt to take a Sacred Valley tour and visit a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op.
Day 20 - Cusco
Free time to explore Cusco. Opt for a city tour, or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Day 19 - Puno/Cusco
Travel through the high Altiplano region to Cusco.
Day 34 - Paracas/Lima
Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands in the morning before travelling to Lima for a final night. Be sure to try some ceviche and a Pisco Sour.
Day 25 - 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 35 - Lima
Depart at any time.