Overview & Highlights
The Argentine Andes and the barren Altiplano of southern Bolivia make up on of the most remote and traditional regions of Latin America. Explore the colonial cities and indigenous villages in wilderness landscapes, the salt flats of Uyuni being the highlight.
This holiday takes you to one of the most authentic regions of Latin America. Travel from rainbow-hued gorges of northwest Argentina into remote southern Bolivia. The difficulty of access to the shattered landscapes there has resulted in the communities remaining isolated from changes and modernisation elsewhere. Here you will see smallholdings where subsistence level farmers eke out a living from their adobe farmhouses, and miners work long hours in primitive tunnels. It’s a privilege to be welcomed into their traditional way of life.
That said, Potosí was once one of the largest and most affluent cities in the world: the silver mined in its conical hill contributed to the riches of the Spanish Empire and the Mint was located here. The city’s grand architecture reflects this long-gone prosperity. Buenos Aires, Salta and La Paz are all magnificent colonial cities, contrasting in size and style. Your holiday has many contrasts: the sophistication of Buenos Aires and the featureless, sparkling and sparsely populated Uyuni salt flats are worlds apart.
- Highlights of Humahuaca Gorge
- Tupiza: Guided excursion
- South Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni (salt flats)
- Potosí: Visit to the mines within Cerro Rico
- Potosí: City tour and visit to the Casa de la Moneda museum
- Sucre: Guided day trip to Potolo
- La Paz: Guided walking tour
- Lake Titicaca: Boat trip to Isla del Sol (Sun Island)
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Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel close to the historic centre of the city.
At leisure to explore the Argentine capital.
Fly to Salta and transfer to your hotel in the city centre.
By road into the Humahuaca Gorge.
By road to the Bolivian border, continue to Tupiza.
By 4WD to Colchani on the Uyuni salt flats.
Full day exploration of the salar, overnight in Uyuni.
Continue by road to Potosí.
Visit the mines and the Casa de la Moneda.
By road to Sucre the legislative capital.
Full day guided tour to Potolo.
Fly to La Paz, transfer to hotel close to the colonial centre.
Walking tour of the capital.
Full day excursion to Lake Titicaca; boat trip to Sun Island.
Transfer to airport for your international flight home.
Things to do
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Bolivia / Uyuni salt flats
Bolivia / Uyuni salt flats
Jardines de Uyuni
Bolivia / Sucre and Potosi
Bolivia / Sucre and Potosi
Parador Santa Maria la Real
Bolivia / Lake Titicaca – Bolivian side / Lake Titicaca
Rosario del Lago
Argentina / Buenos Aires
Argentina / Salta and the northwest Andes
Hotel la Candela
What our clients say
Overall, the whole JLA experience has been first class. Would have no hesitation in recommending JLA to friends and family.MH, Leighton Buzzard
There are several experiences we enjoyed on this trip. The lguacu Falls are amazing, couldn't stop taking photos. In the Pantanal the variety of birds was superb and we were lucky enough to see an ocelot. We greatly enjoyed our holiday, we were a small group of two couples so were pleased that the trip still went ahead with these low numbers.JT, Hemel Hampstead
An excellent well organised tour. We saw all the major Inca sites & Machu Picchu was amazing, exceeding all expectations. The Galápagos Islands at the end of the tour just blew us away.AH, Stafford
Most memorable experience? - Seeing the eruption of volcano El Fuego at Antigua - though from a distance - but we still saw the red lava. The unspoilt Pacific Coast near Leon with the turtle conservation centre and sunset beach. The jungle Chaa Creek resort with the toucans. The wonderful city of Leon.CB, Beckenham
The Jungle was just fabulous, didn't quite know what to expect but it exceeded expectations!...Having travelled with you before and receiving excellent treatment & value we returned and you once again lived up to your reputation and promise. Exceeded our high expectations...the experience of a lifetime.GH, Morpeth
Boat ride through the canyon (just what we needed to blow the cobwebs away after an early start and a long journey). Palenque took my breath away - literally, I climbed to the top of the pyramid! The trip to the two indigenous villages was extremely fascinating.
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