Southern Divide

Resort: Southern Divide
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Peru
Price From: £2319.20

Over View

For those looking to experience the history, culture, and wilderness of South America, this three-week adventure through Peru, Bolivia, and Chile is packed full of some of the continents most iconic and popular highlights. Explore the Sacred Valley and uncover Incan history high in the Andes at legendary Machu Picchu. Explore incredible landscapes at Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert, and encounter vibrant culture at Lake Titicaca. Because we have years of experience and established operational offices in the region, well take care of the hassles so that you can focus on the highlights. Get off the beaten track and embrace the best of this incredible region.

Itineraries

Day 1
Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
LimaCusco

Hop a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day for shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book an optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour.

Day 3
Cusco

Spend a full day enjoying optional activities in the area.

Day 4
CuscoOllantaytambo

Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Day 5
OllantaytamboAguas Calientes

Catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Opt to visit the local hot springs or shop in the local market. Those who have pre-booked and purchased the ‘1-day Inca Trail’ hike will disembark the train at km 104 and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Day 6
Aguas CalientesCusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

Day 7
Cusco

Use a free day to explore more of Cusco or relax.

Day 8
CuscoPuno

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 9
Puno

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca including a visit to Uros and Taquile islands.

Day 10
PunoLa Paz

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 11
La Paz

Enjoy a free day in La Paz. Opt to visit the Witches’ Market, the city’s museums or the Valley of the Moon.

Day 12
La PazSucre

Fly to Sucre and explore this beautiful colonial city.

Day 13
Sucre

Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.

Day 14
SucrePotos

Travel by bus to Potos and get a view of the mountain Cerro Rico looming over the city.

Day 15
PotosUyuni

Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni, the jumping off point for the three day 4×4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni.

Day 16
UyuniSalt Flats and Desert Crossing

Enjoy a three-day 4×4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Today you will be heading into the Salar de Uyuni. Our groups like to get creative with photography, as the endless white of the salt flats creates some great depth illusions that are fun to play with in photos. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.

Day 17
Salt Flats and Desert Crossing

Explore the desert altiplano on a 4×4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons and interesting rock formations along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.

Day 18
Salt Flats and Desert CrossingSan Pedro de Atacama

Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Salar de Uyuni. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It’s a long but scenic drive.

Day 19
San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy an Included excursion to the Valley of the Moon. In San Pedro, opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking.

Day 20
San Pedro de AtacamaSantiago

Drive to Calama and fly to Santiago, a vibrant capital city.

Day 21
Santiago

Depart at any time.

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