Peaks & Plains

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Peaks & Plains

from £1,195
Duration: 35 days
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru
Hike the Inca Trail, watch condors soar above Colca Canyon, stay with the local Uros Indians on Lake Titicaca, experience the vast Bolivian Salt Flats and Tango in the buzzing city of Buenos Aires.
Summary

Peaks & Plains

Travel by overland truck with us from Lima across South America to Buenos Aires

Brief Itinerary

Please note that our itineraries are not set in stone and can be subject to change

Days 1 to 8

Peru

    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.

Bolivia

    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.

Argentina

    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.

Day 35

    Buenos Aires - free day


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Additional local payment of US$960 to be made at the start of the trip. Some meals & activities are not included.

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Always wanted to travel to Africa, Egypt, South America or Central Asia, to places as yet untrampled by travellers and without the routine and expense of a package holiday? Oasis Overland offers unforgettable hands-on adventure travel experiences … once-in-a-lifetime overland tours to some of the World’s most fascinating cultural landscapes.

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Group picture on the Uyuni Salt Lake

Group picture on the Uyuni Salt Lake

Group picture on the Uyuni Salt Lake, Bolivia
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru
Otavalo market

Otavalo market

A busy day at Otavalo market, Ecuador
Llama at machu picchu

Llama at machu picchu

Llama at machu picchu
Salt flats sunset

Salt flats sunset

Salt flats sunset
View of colca canyon

View of colca canyon

View of colca canyon
Zip lining, Argentina

Zip lining, Argentina

Zip lining, Argentina
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