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Andean Backpacker
A fascinating journey that will discover
the wonderful Andean culture

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From £2,359
26 day trip
Per person shared basis
Departures every Tue, We, Fri & Sat
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Complete itinerary day by day
Day 1 | Buenos Aires
Fly from the UK to Buenos Aires. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hostel.

Day 2 | Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Half day city tour. Remainder of the day off to explore the city by yourself.

Day 3 | Buenos Aires - Salta
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and fly to Salta. Met on arrival and transfer to your hostel. Afternoon city tour around Salta.

Day 4 | Quebrada de Humahuaca
Brekfast. Hostel check out. Departure on a Full-day tour to the Humahuaca Gorge: visit Purmamarca and the Seven Colours mountain, Maimara, Tilcara and Humahuaca town. Drop off at your hostel in Humahuaca.

Day 5 | Humahuaca
Day off to explore the town or take a tour to Iruya.

Day 6 | Humahuaca - La Quiaca - Uyuni
Hostel check-out. Early in the mooring make your iwb way to the bus station to boar bus to La Quiaca: border crossing to Bolivia and train to Uyuni in the afternoon. Meet on arrival and transfer to your hostel.

Day 7 | Salar de Uyuni 1st Day
At 10. Am start a 3 days-2 nights tour to Uyuni’s salt flats, passing by Cochani, an old town where people work extracting and refining salt. Later, get deeper into the Uyuni salt flats, originally a lake (10,000 years ago) and visit the Isla Pescado or Inkawasi (an island in the salt flats). You are also going to enjoy the spectacular views, the tranquility and beauty that gets lost into the horizon. Dinner and accommodation in a hostel in San Juan.

Day 8 | Salar de Uyuni 2nd Day
After breakfast, you will be taken to Avaroa National Park, stopping by different lakes such as Laguna Colorada, where there’s a chance to see James´Flamingoes, also known as puna flamingo. Lunch on the road and free time to explore the site by yourself. Dinner and accommodation in Laguna Colorada. Set off for Avaroa National Park, stopping by different lakes such as Laguna Colorada, where there’s a chance to see James´ Flamingoes. Lunch on the road and free time to explore the site. Dinner and accommodation in Laguna Colorada.

Day 9 | Salar de Uyuni 3rd Day - La Paz
Breakfast. Early in the morning, visit to Geyser “Sol de Mañana” (Morning Sun Geyser), where you might see lava at its boiling point. The geysers emanate steam up to 15m high and create a unique landscape. Later, visit to Laguna verde and Culpina K, with some hot water baths on the way. Lunch on the road and visit to San Cristobal, one of the most important and historic mining towns in Bolivia. In the end, visit to the train cemetery and arrival to Uyuni. Hostel day use and night bus to La Paz.

Day 10 | La Paz
Upon arrival in La Paz make your way to the hostel. Day off to explore the city.

Day 11 | La Paz
Breakfast and day off.

Day 12 | La Paz - Puno
Breakfast. Morning bus to Puno with a stop in Copacabana where you can visit by yourself this small lake shore twon or the sun Island. Continue by bus to Puno. Upon arrival, make your way to the hostel.

Day 13 | Lake Titicaca 1st Day
Breakfast. Departure on a 2 days/ 1 night tour to Titicaca Lake to visit the Uros’ Floating Islands and Amantaní Island where will stay with a local family to participate of their everyday activities, have lunch, learn about their traditions and celebrations (depending on the season) and finally share dinner with them.

Day 14 | Lake Titicaca 2nd Day - Puno - Cusco
Breakfast at Amantaní Island. Boat to Taquille Island where you will have spectacular views of the lake and meet a orginal aymara community. Return to Puno, hostel day use. At night make your own way to the bus station to board an overnight bus to Cusco.

Day 15 | Cusco
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hostel. Day off to explore Cusco.

Day 16 | Cusco
Day off to explore Cusco.

Day 17 | Cusco - Inca’s Sacred Valley
Breakfast. Hostel checkout. Depart for a full day tour to Inca’s Sacred Valley. Includes Qorao Markets and Pisaq Archeological Park. Lunch in Urubamba. Visit Ollantaytambo Archeological Park. Drop off at your hostel in Ollantaytambo.

Day 18 | Inca’s Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes
Breakfast,. Make your own way to ollanta’s train station to board train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your hostel.

Day 19 | Machu Picchu - Cusco
Early in the morning, bus to Machu Picchu. You will go on a 3-hour guided tour through the sanctuary. Afterwards, you will be able to explore the site by yourself for a little more. Bus back to Aguas Calientes and train conection back to Poroy. Meet on arrival and transfer to your hostel in Cusco.

Day 20 | Cusco - Arequipa
Breakfast. Hostel check-out. Day off. Overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 21 | Arequipa
Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel. Free time to explore the city and see its majestic buildings: the Cathedral, Santa Catalina convent and Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, among others.

Day 22 | Colca Canyon 1st Day
Breakfast. Tour to Colca Canyon. Trip to Chivay - one of the largest national preserved areas for llamas, vicunas and alpacas. Short stop to drink coca leaf tea. Arrive in Chivay and free time to have lunch. Accommodation at your hostel. Optional visit to the thermal baths of La Calera. Its water are from volcanic origin. At nigh option to visit "Peña" - encounters with locals, traditional music and local food.

Day 23 | Colca Canyon 2nd Day - Arequipa
Breakfast. Tour to Colca Canyon, specifically to Cruz del Condor lookout point. At midday return to Arequipa. Accommodation.

Day 24 | Arequipa - Lima
Breakfast. Make your own way to the airport to board flight to Lima where you will be met on arrival and taken to your hostel.

Day 25 | Lima
Day off to explore Lima.

Day 26 | Lima
Transfer to the airport and flight back to the UK.

Accommodation
Hostels Dorms
Upgrade available
2 Nights stay in Buenos Aires w/bkf
1 Night stay in Salta w/bkf
2 Nights stay in Humahuaca w/bkf
1 Night stay in Uyuni w/bkf + 1 Day Use
2 Nights stay in La Paz w/bfk
1 Night stay in Puno w/bfk + Day use
3 Nights stay in Cusco w/bfk
1 Night stay in Sacred Valley w/bfk
2 Nights stay in Arequipa w/bfk
Share excursions
Entrances fee are included
Buenos Aires
City Tour

Salta
City Tour. Humahuaca Gorge with drop off in Huamahuaca Town.

Uyuni
4x4 Truck tour to Uyuni´s Salt Flat & Coloured Lagoons, 3 days / 2 nights at basics refuges accommodation in shared basis, full board

Puno
Titicaca Lake Islands 2 days / 1 night at local family homes with full board

Cusco
Sacred Valley with lunch, Machu Picchu at Sunrise with Expedition Train
Transportation
International & internal flights
Transfer In-Out indicated at the itinerary
Train tickets, regular coach.
Not included
Travel insurance (medical and/or personal).
Visa fees.
Meals not mention in the meal plan.
Personal expenses (laundry, phone, tips, etc.)
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These are your trip highlights
Machu Picchu
Cusco
Korikancha
Cusco
Sacsayhuaman
Cusco
Must see
Totora Boats
Must taste
Lomo Saltado
Must have
Pucara Bull
National Congress
Buenos Aires
Pink House
Buenos Aires
Red Lagoon
Uyuni
Green Lagoon
Uyuni
Stone Tree
Uyuni
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Andean
Backpacker
A fascinating journey that will discover the wonderful Andean culture
From £2,359
26 day trip
Per person shared basis
Departures every Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat
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Your trip
Complete itinerary

DAY 1 | BUENOS AIRES
Fly from the UK to Buenos Aires. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hostel.
DAY 2 | BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast. Half day city tour. Remainder of the day off to explore the city by yourself.
DAY 3 | BUENOS AIRES - SALTA
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and fly to Salta. Met on arrival and transfer to your hostel. Afternoon city tour around Salta.
DAY 4 | QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA
Brekfast. Hostel check out. Departure on a Full-day tour to the Humahuaca Gorge: visit Purmamarca and the Seven Colours mountain, Maimara, Tilcara and Humahuaca town. Drop off at your hostel in Humahuaca.
DAY 5 | HUMAHUACA
Day off to explore the town or take a tour to Iruya.
DAY 6 | HUMAHUACA - LA QUIACA - UYUNI
Hostel check-out. Early in the mooring make your iwb way to the bus station to boar bus to La Quiaca: border crossing to Bolivia and train to Uyuni in the afternoon. Meet on arrival and transfer to your hostel.
DAY 7 | SALAR DE UYUNI 1ST DAY
At 10. Am start a 3 days-2 nights tour to Uyuni’s salt flats, passing by Cochani, an old town where people work extracting and refining salt. Later, get deeper into the Uyuni salt flats, originally a lake (10,000 years ago) and visit the Isla Pescado or Inkawasi (an island in the salt flats). You are also going to enjoy the spectacular views, the tranquility and beauty that gets lost into the horizon. Dinner and accommodation in a hostel in San Juan.
DAY 8 | SALAR DE UYUNI 2ND DAY
After breakfast, you will be taken to Avaroa National Park, stopping by different lakes such as Laguna Colorada, where there’s a chance to see James´Flamingoes, also known as puna flamingo. Lunch on the road and free time to explore the site by yourself. Dinner and accommodation in Laguna Colorada. Set off for Avaroa National Park, stopping by different lakes such as Laguna Colorada, where there’s a chance to see James´ Flamingoes. Lunch on the road and free time to explore the site. Dinner and accommodation in Laguna Colorada.
DAY 9 | SALAR DE UYUNI 3RD DAY - LA PAZ
Breakfast. Early in the morning, visit to Geyser “Sol de Mañana” (Morning Sun Geyser), where you might see lava at its boiling point. The geysers emanate steam up to 15m high and create a unique landscape. Later, visit to Laguna verde and Culpina K, with some hot water baths on the way. Lunch on the road and visit to San Cristobal, one of the most important and historic mining towns in Bolivia. In the end, visit to the train cemetery and arrival to Uyuni. Hostel day use and night bus to La Paz.
DAY 10 | LA PAZ
Upon arrival in La Paz make your way to the hostel. Day off to explore the city.
DAY 11 | LA PAZ
Breakfast and day off.
DAY 12 | LA PAZ - PUNO
Breakfast. Morning bus to Puno with a stop in Copacabana where you can visit by yourself this small lake shore twon or the sun Island. Continue by bus to Puno. Upon arrival, make your way to the hostel.
DAY 13 | LAKE TITICACA 1ST DAY
Breakfast. Departure on a 2 days/ 1 night tour to Titicaca Lake to visit the Uros’ Floating Islands and Amantaní Island where will stay with a local family to participate of their everyday activities, have lunch, learn about their traditions and celebrations (depending on the season) and finally share dinner with them.
DAY 14 | LAKE TITICACA 2ND DAY - PUNO - CUSCO
Breakfast at Amantaní Island. Boat to Taquille Island where you will have spectacular views of the lake and meet a orginal aymara community. Return to Puno, hostel day use. At night make your own way to the bus station to board an overnight bus to Cusco.
DAY 15 | CUSCO
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hostel. Day off to explore Cusco.
DAY 16 | CUSCO
Day off to explore Cusco.
DAY 17 | CUSCO - INCA’S SACRED VALLEY
Breakfast. Hostel checkout. Depart for a full day tour to Inca’s Sacred Valley. Includes Qorao Markets and Pisaq Archeological Park. Lunch in Urubamba. Visit Ollantaytambo Archeological Park. Drop off at your hostel in Ollantaytambo.
DAY 18 | INCA’S SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES
Breakfast,. Make your own way to ollanta’s train station to board train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your hostel.
DAY 19 | MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Early in the morning, bus to Machu Picchu. You will go on a 3-hour guided tour through the sanctuary. Afterwards, you will be able to explore the site by yourself for a little more. Bus back to Aguas Calientes and train conection back to Poroy. Meet on arrival and transfer to your hostel in Cusco.
DAY 20 | CUSCO - AREQUIPA
Breakfast. Hostel check-out. Day off. Overnight bus to Arequipa.
DAY 21 | AREQUIPA
Upon arrival make your own way to your hostel. Free time to explore the city and see its majestic buildings: the Cathedral, Santa Catalina convent and Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús, among others.
DAY 22 | COLCA CANYON 1ST DAY
Breakfast. Tour to Colca Canyon. Trip to Chivay - one of the largest national preserved areas for llamas, vicunas and alpacas. Short stop to drink coca leaf tea. Arrive in Chivay and free time to have lunch. Accommodation at your hostel. Optional visit to the thermal baths of La Calera. Its water are from volcanic origin. At nigh option to visit "Peña" - encounters with locals, traditional music and local food.
DAY 23 | COLCA CANYON 2ND DAY - AREQUIPA
Breakfast. Tour to Colca Canyon, specifically to Cruz del Condor lookout point. At midday return to Arequipa. Accommodation.
DAY 24 | AREQUIPA - LIMA
Breakfast. Make your own way to the airport to board flight to Lima where you will be met on arrival and taken to your hostel.
DAY 25 | LIMA
Day off to explore Lima.
DAY 26 | LIMA
Transfer to the airport and flight back to the UK.
Accommodation
HOSTELS DORMS
UPGRADE AVAILABLE

2 Nights stay in Buenos Aires w/bkf
1 Night stay in Salta w/bkf
2 Nights stay in Humahuaca w/bkf
1 Night stay in Uyuni w/bkf + 1 Day Use
2 Nights stay in La Paz w/bfk
1 Night stay in Puno w/bfk + Day use
3 Nights stay in Cusco w/bfk
1 Night stay in Sacred Valley w/bfk
2 Nights stay in Arequipa w/bfk

Share excursions

BUENOS AIRES
City Tour

SALTA
City Tour. Humahuaca Gorge with drop off in Huamahuaca Town.

UYUNI
4x4 Truck tour to Uyuni´s Salt Flat & Coloured Lagoons, 3 days / 2 nights at basics refuges accommodation in shared basis, full board

PUNO
Titicaca Lake Islands 2 days / 1 night at local family homes with full board

CUSCO
Sacred Valley with lunch, Machu Picchu at Sunrise with Expedition Train
Transportation

International & internal flights
Transfer In-Out indicated at the itinerary
Train tickets, regular coach.
Not included

Travel insurance (medical and/or personal).
Visa fees.
Meals not mention in the meal plan.
Personal expenses (laundry, phone, tips, etc.)

Ask for more info