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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 Big Night Out: Cusco Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca
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 $4,079
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, Small Group, Young Adventurer (18-39)
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 May 201829 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
02 Jun 201806 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
09 Jun 201813 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
12 Jun 201816 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
16 Jun 201820 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
19 Jun 201823 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
23 Jun 201827 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
30 Jun 201803 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
07 Jul 201810 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
10 Jul 201813 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
14 Jul 201817 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
17 Jul 201820 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
28 Jul 201831 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
31 Jul 201803 Sep 20181AUD $4,979
04 Aug 201807 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
07 Aug 201810 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
11 Aug 201814 Sep 20189AUD $4,079
14 Aug 201817 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
18 Aug 201821 Sep 201811AUD $4,799
21 Aug 201824 Sep 20184AUD $4,799
04 Sep 201808 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
08 Sep 201812 Oct 20187AUD $4,799
11 Sep 201815 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
15 Sep 201819 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
22 Sep 201826 Oct 20184AUD $4,799
25 Sep 201829 Oct 20182AUD $4,799
29 Sep 201802 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
06 Oct 201809 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
13 Oct 201816 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
16 Oct 201819 Nov 201811AUD $4,799
20 Oct 201823 Nov 20181AUD $4,799
23 Oct 201826 Nov 20189AUD $4,799
27 Oct 201830 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
03 Nov 201807 Dec 20181AUD $4,799
10 Nov 201814 Dec 20188AUD $4,799
17 Nov 201821 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
20 Nov 201824 Dec 201811AUD $4,799
24 Nov 201828 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
27 Nov 201831 Dec 201813AUD $4,799
01 Dec 201804 Jan 201914AUD $4,979
08 Dec 201811 Jan 201912AUD $4,979
11 Dec 201814 Jan 201914AUD $4,979
15 Dec 201818 Jan 201911AUD $4,979
22 Dec 201825 Jan 201918AUD $4,979
25 Dec 201828 Jan 20196AUD $4,979
29 Dec 201801 Feb 201915AUD $4,979
01 Jan 201904 Feb 201911AUD $4,599
19 Jan 201922 Feb 201917AUD $4,599
22 Jan 201925 Feb 201916AUD $4,599
19 Feb 201925 Mar 201918AUD $4,599
02 Mar 201905 Apr 201918AUD $4,799
09 Mar 201912 Apr 201917AUD $4,799
12 Mar 201915 Apr 201918AUD $4,799
26 Mar 201929 Apr 201915AUD $4,799
07 May 201910 Jun 201916AUD $4,599
11 May 201914 Jun 201918AUD $4,599
14 May 201917 Jun 201918AUD $4,599
18 May 201921 Jun 201918AUD $4,599
21 May 201924 Jun 201918AUD $4,599
25 May 201928 Jun 201917AUD $4,599
01 Jun 201905 Jul 201918AUD $4,599
08 Jun 201912 Jul 201916AUD $4,599
11 Jun 201915 Jul 201917AUD $4,599
18 Jun 201922 Jul 201918AUD $4,599
22 Jun 201926 Jul 201916AUD $4,599
29 Jun 201902 Aug 201918AUD $4,599
06 Jul 201909 Aug 201918AUD $4,979
09 Jul 201912 Aug 201918AUD $4,979
13 Jul 201916 Aug 201918AUD $4,979
16 Jul 201919 Aug 201918AUD $4,979
27 Jul 201930 Aug 201917AUD $4,979
30 Jul 201902 Sep 201918AUD $4,979
06 Aug 201909 Sep 201918AUD $4,799
10 Aug 201913 Sep 201916AUD $4,799
13 Aug 201916 Sep 201918AUD $4,799
17 Aug 201920 Sep 201915AUD $4,799
20 Aug 201923 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,079 
03 Sep 201907 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
07 Sep 201911 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
10 Sep 201914 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
14 Sep 201918 Oct 201917AUD $4,799
17 Sep 201921 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
21 Sep 201925 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
24 Sep 201928 Oct 201918AUD $4,799
28 Sep 201901 Nov 201917AUD $4,799
05 Oct 201908 Nov 201918AUD $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 201917AUD $4,799
09 Nov 201913 Dec 201918AUD $4,799
19 Nov 201923 Dec 201918AUD $4,799
23 Nov 201927 Dec 201918AUD $4,799
26 Nov 201930 Dec 201918AUD $4,799
30 Nov 201903 Jan 202018AUD $4,799
07 Dec 201910 Jan 202017AUD $4,979
10 Dec 201913 Jan 202018AUD $4,979
Itinerary
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 - Salar de Uyuni/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 - 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.
Day 28 - Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni
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. 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.
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.