Peaks & Plains
Travel by overland truck with us from Lima across South America to Buenos Aires
Please note that our itineraries are not set in stone and can be subject to change
Days 1 to 8
Ballestas Islands - a boat trip takes us close to the Islands which are bursting with exotic & rare marine wildlife.
Ica Desert & Oasis of Huacachina - optional adrenailne acitivies in the desert.
Dune Buggies & Sandboarding on the giant dunes out in the desert. BBQ and camp overnight under the stars.
Nazca Lines - huge figures and shapes carved into the stony desert, best viewed from the air.
Chauchilla Cemetery - ancient eerie tombs.
Ascend the Andes mountain range and drive past grazing Llama, Alpaca and Vicuna
Arequipa - a magnificent colonial city with authentic Peruvian nightlife.
Colca Canyon - accompanied by a local guide, you have the opportunity to view the majestic condors, which can be seen circling lazily on the thermals rising from the canyon floor.
Days 9 to 15
Traverse mountainous passes of nearly 5000m within sight of active volcanoes
Cuzco (our base for the next week)
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu - 4 day hike on the Lares, Classic or Salkantay trail.
Machu Picchu - finally on day 4 we reach the famous UNESCO World Heritage site - entrance and guide included.
Days 16 to 19
Puno - Lake Titicaca - the world's highest navigable lake at 3800 metres.
Floating reed islands - home to the Uros Indians - explore Titicaca by boat & spend a night with one of the local families.
La Paz - highest capital city in the world, visit the colourful witches market!
Days 20 to 27
Altiplano - drive across this wild and barren landscape.
Potosi - the opportunity to enter a working silver & tin mine where techniques have remained unchanged for centuries.
Uyuni Salt Lake - take a 1 day excursion out onto the vast salt flats.
Tupiza - follow in the steps of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
Humahuaca Canyon and Purmamarca
Salta - founded over 400 years ago and a great place for live music, mountain biking, mountain trekking, horse riding and river rafting.
Days 28 to 34
Cafayate - wine growing region, visiting wineries by bicycle.
We cross the Sierras de Cordoba to the city of Cordoba.
Cordoba - a mix of modern and colonial - an option to visit some of the vineyards and Estancias founded by the Jesuits in the 17th Century.
Travel through cowboy country across the vast Pampas grasslands to Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires - free day
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