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What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Santiago
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • La Paz
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lima
  • Traverse the Salar de Uyuni, one of Latin America's most remote and stunning landscapes.

  • Visit the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

  • Bathe in the thermal pools of the hot springs in the Atacama Desert.

Audley Travel specialist Chloe
Jasmine, an Audley Travel specialist
Audley Travel specialist Nick

What our specialists say...

Considered by us to be the greatest overland adventure in South America taking in the driest place on the planet and the vast, stunning landscape of southwest Bolivia, including the incredible Salar de Uyuni salt lake. Convenient flights mean that it is possible to easily reach Cuzco in a day. The city is home to one of the world's unique architectures, a fusion of Incan foundations with Spanish colonial buildings constructed atop. Time is spent in the stunning Sacred Valley, which boasts large Inca sites, colourful markets and friendly local people, before heading to the iconic citadel of Machu Picchu.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Santiago
  • Calama
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Soniquera
  • San Pedro de Quemez
  • Luna Salada
  • Uyuni
  • La Paz
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Lima

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Santiago.

Day 2 Santiago

Santiago

Arrival in Santiago this morning and transfer to your hotel.

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Day 3 San Pedro de Atacama

Santiago , Calama , San Pedro de Atacama

Fly up to the Atacama Desert today and settle in to your hotel in the small desert town of San Pedro de Atacama. The afternoon is at leisure to relax at your hotel and explore the town.

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Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

A morning visit to the Salar de Atacama and Toconao. This afternoon visit the stunning Valley of the Moon and watch the sunset over the sand dunes.

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Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

An early morning visit to El Tatio Geysers for sunrise when they are most impressive, following with a relaxing dip at the Puritama hot springs. Afternoon at leisure.

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Day 6 Soniquera

San Pedro de Atacama , Soniquera

Today you are collected by your Bolivian guide and driver to begin your overland journey into the remote southwestern corner of Bolivia. Explore Laguna Verde and Colorado, with impressive views of the Licancabur volcano.

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Day 7 San Pedro de Quemez

Soniquera , San Pedro de Quemez

Traverse the surreal high Andean plains today, passing the famous Hedionda Lagoon and Stone Tree.

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Day 8 Luna Salada

San Pedro de Quemez , Luna Salada

Today will be one of the most impressive days of the journey as you approach and cross the vast white Salar de Uyuni, a fantastic place for photography!

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Day 9 Cuzco

Luna Salada , Uyuni , La Paz , Cuzco

Fly from Uyuni to Cuzco with a change of planes in La Paz. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel.

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Day 10 Cuzco

Cuzco

A half day guided tour of the colonial centre of historical Cuzco, also visiting some of the Inca ruins near to the city.

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Day 11 Machu Picchu

Cuzco , Sacred Valley of Incas , Machu Picchu

Travel into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore colourful markets and explore Inca ruins before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes, the small town at the foot of Machu Picchu.

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Day 12 Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu before returning to your overnight hotel.

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Day 13 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

Free time to visit Machu Picchu again before returning to Cuzco by train for the night.

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Day 14 International return flight

Cuzco , Lima , International return flight

Fly back to Lima and connect here with the onward return international flights.

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Chloe
Jasmine, an Audley Travel specialist

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The specialist who designs your trip to Bolivia will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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