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Across the Andes

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The Andes stretch the length of South America dividing the continent completely. Remote and inaccessible, barren, arid yet full of life and culture they provide a unique experience.

The Andes stretch the length of South America dividing the continent completely. Remote and inaccessible, barren, arid yet full of life and culture they provide a unique experience. We will come across remains of ancient civilisations, ladies in bowler hats and colourful dresses, shamans, diverse birdlife, salt plains and clear bright night skies.

We begin our journey on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Peru’s capital, Lima. After a brief visit we fly across the mountains to Arequipa. At 2000m it’s an idea place to enjoy the mild climate whilst we acclimatise. The city is full of history and beautiful architecture. Continuing by road we drive up over a 5000m pass to Puno and Lake Titicaca. This is the first of our altitude superlatives, the highest navigable lake in the world. We’ll take a boat trip out to Taquile Island on the huge lake surrounded by snow clad peaks.

We drive around the lake into Bolivia, stopping to enjoy the ruins at Tiwanaku. Later we arrive in La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, standing in fascinating contrast to other cities in the Americas.

We have time to explore its markets and less well known corners. Cable cars provide public transport and superb views.

Next to Uyuni and the salt plains where we have the best views of the night sky. And on to Potosi and Cerro Rico, the mountain filled with the silver that funded the Spanish empire for 500 years. They still mine here now. We continue south through some spectacularly remote places to reach the border with Argentina. We stay at Tilcara and enjoy some great walking including the Pucara, the impressive pre-hispanic hill top fort.

Finally we fly down to Buenos Aires to briefly see the city and enjoy a tango evening, before flying home.


Holiday Highlights

  • View the clear and dark night skies of Uyuni; a million stars to enjoy.
  • See the views of snow capped mountains around Lake Titicaca.
  • Visit Incawasi Island in the middle of Bolivia’s high plain salt flats.
  • Experience Pre Hispanic culture. Tiwanaku and Tilcara are the best sites.
  • View Mount Illimani from a La Paz cable car.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Flights London Gatwick to Lima returning from Buenos Aires to London Heathrow (British Airways)
      Airport transfers
      En suite accommodation with breakfasts taken at the hotels
      Dinners taken at the hotels or at local restaurants
      Six lunches
      Local English speaking guides throughout
      All local transport costs.
      Land transfers by private coach.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Travel Details

  • Flights London Gatwick to Lima returning from Buenos Aires to London Heathrow (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c.45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

 

 

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Comfortable hotel accommodation throughout – all rooms with private facilities.
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