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Patagonia & Andes between La Paz and Ushuaia

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  • Puyuhuapi and Queulat National Park
  • Bariloche
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Santiago
  • El Chaltén
  • Ushuaia
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Mendoza
  • Pucón
  • El Calafate
  • La Paz
  • Salto De Laja
  • Carretera Austral
  • Salta
  • Quilmes Ruins
  • Potosí
  • Uyuni
  • Rio Ceballos
  • Bolivian Altiplano
  • Strait of Magellan
  • Futaleufú
  • Cafayate
  • Argentinian Patagonia
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Cerro Castillo National Reserve
  • Tierra del Fuego
  • Puerto Rio Tranquilo
  • Cochabamba

Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting at the thriving Bolivian city of La Paz, we start our epic journey by heading to our local community stay in Livichuco and the famous mining town of Potosi, before arriving in one of the continent's most spectacular natural wonders - the phenomenal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. From here we will overland across the other-worldly scenery of the Bolivian Altiplano into the incredible Atacama Deserts of Chile, and then cross the Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta. We will make our way south through the wine regions and highlands of northwest Argentina before arriving at a very special highlight of this trip - our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. From here we make our way to the spectacular town of Mendoza, under the shadow of the Andes' highest mountains, before finally crossing the Andes again to arrive in the Chilean capital of Santiago. We will continue south from Santiago into the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District to enjoy the wealth of optional activities and beautiful scenery in Pucon and Barlioche. We will then journey down the spectacular Carretera Austral to arrive in the fabled land of Patagonia, famous for its hauntingly desolate scenery, its huge glaciers near El Calafate, the phenomenal mountain scenery of El Chalten and Torres del Paine, and the chance to get out trekking, climbing and horse riding! We will then arrive in the remote outpost of Ushuaia, the most southern town in the world. Join Dragoman for this wonderful and unforgettable trip!

  • Day 1 to 2 La Paz

    Border information: if you are joining in La Paz, you will most likely enter Bolivia at La Paz El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB). Welcome to La Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. On the following day we will have a free day to explore the city or take part in optional activities. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in La Paz before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring La Paz. A note on altitude: If you are joining in La Paz, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise. In La Paz we will stay in a good hotel in the historical centre.

    Activities(Optional)
    Downhill "gravity assisted" mountain biking from La Paz to Coroico - Cost: USD 110
    Guided tour to explore Tiahuanacu Inca Ruins - Cost: BOB 220
    Take a trip out to the mountain resort of Chacaltaya and the other-worldly landscape of the Moon Valley near La Paz - Cost: BOB 130
    Take a guided tour of the main sights and viewpoints around La Paz - Cost: BOB 150
    Discover Bolivia's history, art, and culture in some of La Paz's many museums such as the San Francisco Museum and the Museum of Ethnography - Cost: BOB 20

  • Day 3 to 4 Potosi

    Today we will head to the colonial mining town of Potosí, the highest town in the world, and once famous for the area's abundance of silver! We will have free time to explore Potosí, and there will be a chance to visit the infamous silver mines of Cerro Rico near to the town or enjoy a city Tour. In Potosí we will stay in a friendly local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 525km / 9hrs Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

  • Day 5 Uyuni

    Today we will drive south to Uyuni, the gateway to the incredible salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni. In Uyuni we will stay in a friendly hotel, famous for serving the highest pizzas in the world! Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

  • Day 6 Salar De Uyuni

    Today we will venture out onto the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, spending a full day exploring this phenomenal location by jeep and on foot. En route we will explore the nearby train graveyard and the cactus-filled 'Fish Island', and take all the time we need to get plenty of perspective-bending photographs!

    Activities(Included)
    Take jeeps out onto the dazzling Uyuni Salt Flats

  • Day 7 Bolivian Altiplano

    Today we will head off across the wilds of the Bolivian altiplano, a surreal and desolate desert landscape that stretches all the way to the Chilean border. We will visit the spectacular coloured lakes of Laguna Colorado and Laguna Verde en route. In the Bolivian Altiplano we will stay in a basic mountain refuge. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

    Activities(Included)
    Take the epic journey across the southern Bolivian altiplano - an incredible high-altitude, off-road adventure through a surreal desert landscape, taking in bizarre rock formations, hot springs, and the phenomenal coloured lakes of Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde

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Transport

Overland expedition vehicle