Private Journeys

Discover Bolivia and northwest Argentina

15 days from £4,000pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Argentina / Bolivia

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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.

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  • 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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What our clients say

  • Lived up to my expectations of seeing 3 countries in one holiday.

    PM, Arundel
  • The birds were wonderful - especially the time spent looking for, and finding, the Resplendent Quetzal.  Also the camaraderie and the laughs with the group members, the tour leader and…

    FW, Dornoch
  • The boat trip,down the river, the waterfall and above all the trip,through the mango swamps and seeing the flamingos it was magical. However the archeological trips to the different pyramids…

    IR, Malta
  • "This holiday far exceeded our expectations and was truly a once in a lifetime experience!"

    CD, Plymouth
  • Everywhere we stayed the local staff were particularly helpful and cheerful. As an older member of the group I particularly appreciated we stayed 2-3 nights giving me time to relax…

    RI, Shrewsbury
  • How, if at all, could your holiday have been improved? "I could not imagine that my holiday could have been better." "Cuba is changing, so go now before it's too…

    CA, London
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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.

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  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Hannah
    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.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    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.

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