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 / Sucre and Potosi
Parador Santa Maria la Real
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Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.