The Extreme Road Trip

La Paz, Uyuni, Atacama …Crossing The Heart of South America

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A 4×4 road trip crossing the heart of South America. Start at the highest capital city in the world, drive across the biggest salt flat and continue to the driest desert. It is all about superlatives, and the wonder of experiencing the geographic and cultural contrast that comes with them. The living culture in Bolivia’s Altiplano. Take photos at the coloured lagoons. Sleep in a hotel built of salt. Cross the border into Chile and end your trip in San Pedro de Atacama, a small town of mud buildings set in a desert oasis where amazing lodges blend into sand, salt and endless skies.

Specifics:

  • Walk the markets in La Paz.
  • Bike down the most dangerous road in the world
  • and max. altitude: 2,300 mt/7,590 ft and 4,650 mt/15,340 ft.
  • Total km road trip in 4 days: 400 km
  • Salt hotel – Campers – Luxury lodge.
  • Bike across a salt falt
  • Hike up a volcano
  • Fly from La Paz to Uyuni

What’s Included: Accommodation in single or double occupancy;  lodge in Atacama; flight from La Paz to Uyuni; all transfers private; all lunches and 4 dinners; admission tickets; snacks and beverages during driving and activities; all mentioned activities; support vehicle; bilingual guides.

Combine with: Cusco & Machu Picchu | Lodge to Lodge Inca Trail | NW Argentina | Buenos Aires gourmet & tango | Patagonia glaciers | Argentina wine regions

Highlights:

Andean markets – Aymara traditions – Driving over salt – Walking up Thunupa volcano – Salt hotel – A train cemetery - Quinoa – Andean flamingos – A red lagoon – A green lagoon – Dali desert - Eduardo Avaroa Reserve – Licancabur Volcano - Stargazing – Cordillera de la Sal – Salar de Atacama – Tatio Geysers – Puritama Hot springs – Local communities – Llamas and vicuñas

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Road Trip

Extreme

Region: Bolivia: La Paz, Uyuni, Eduardo Avaroa Reserve. Chile: San Pedro de Atacama.
Where: La Paz | Uyuni | Tahua | Incahuasi | Sud Lipez | San Pedro de Atacama |
When: all year round
Start: La Paz, Bolivia
End: Atacama, Chile.
Trip length: 8 days/7 nights
Hotels: Casual and Sophisticated
Activity level: Easy to moderate

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