Sep 4
Sep 24, 2024
21 Days / 20 Nights

Buenos Aires to Lima: High Andes & Machu Picchu

Trip Synopsis

Andes Odyssey & Machu Picchu: An Unforgettable Rail & Cultural Expedition  Discover the heart of South America on this extraordinary 21-day rail journey unveiling legendary landscapes, vibrant cultures, and the timeless allure of the Andes.  Experience the vibrant pulse of Buenos Aires, soar through the clouds aboard iconic mountain trains, marvel at the ethereal beauty of the Uyuni Salt Flats, and stand in awe at the Incan wonder of Machu Picchu. This is South America at its most majestic!

Unlock the Spirit of the Andes: Our insider knowledge and meticulous planning open doors to hidden gems, exclusive encounters, and thrilling train journeys – adventures unavailable on standard tours.

Your Andean Odyssey: From the cosmopolitan allure of Buenos Aires to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, this journey unveils the very soul of South America. Prepare to:

  • Ride historic trains through windswept Andean landscapes
  • Experience the otherworldly expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
  • Navigate the sacred waters of Lake Titicaca
  • Stand amidst the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu

Adventure. Exclusivity. Unforgettable Wonders: This expedition promises encounters with South America's most breathtaking sights, tailored for those who seek the extraordinary.

Your Journey, Perfected: Experience seamless travel with carefully selected accommodations, effortless transfers, and passionate guides. Our exclusive small-group format ensures personalized attention, allowing you to forge a true connection with the heart of the Andes.

The Rail South America Difference: As dedicated South American rail experts, we craft journeys that fuel your wanderlust.  Experience this extraordinary itinerary, knowing every detail has been attended to. We're with you every step of the way, from initial inspiration to the final farewell.

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Summary of the Trip
  • Day 1: Bienvenidos a Buenos Aires!
  • Day 2: Sizzle and Swirl in Buenos Aires
  • Day 3: El Tigre: A Delta Escape
  • Day 4: Wine and Winding Roads to Cafayate
  • Day 5: Sip the Clouds: Cafayate's Mountain Wines
  • Day 6: Salta: Gateway to the High Andes
  • Day 7: Ride to the Sky: Tren a las Nubes
  • Day 8: Quebrada de Humahuaca's Painted Earth
  • Day 9: Salt Dreams: Welcome to Uyuni
  • Day 10: Uyuni Dreamscape: Salt, Cacti, and Volcano Views
  • Day 11: Ghost Trains and Starlight: Pulacayo
  • Day 12: La Paz: A Whirlwind Descent
  • Day 13: Cholitas and Cable Cars: La Paz Adventures
  • Day 14: Isla del Sol: Incan Footprints and Sunset Sails
  • Day 15: Titicaca's Embrace: Copacabana to Puno, Peru
  • Day 16: Lake Titicaca Train: Luxury on Rails to Cusco
  • Day 17: Chinchero Market: Bartering for Andean Treasures
  • Day 18: Machu Picchu Unveiled: Wonder Among the Clouds
  • Day 19: Cusco's Secrets:  Cobblestones and Inca Walls
  • Day 20: Lima's Coastal Call: Ceviche and Ocean Breezes
  • Day 21: Adios from Barranco: Bohemian Farewell
Rates & Travel Dates
Upcoming travel date:
Sep 4
Sep 24, 2024
Tour length:
21 Days / 20 Nights
Maximum travellers:
Other planned departure dates:

Pricing based on two persons traveling together and sharing a bedroom: USD $10,652 per person.

Single Room Supplement: USD $2,272 per person.

Additional Money for personal expenses such as drinks to accompany meals, some meals, and incidental expenses: approximately USD $600 per person.

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When you book any 2022 journey, enjoy flexible payment terms with no change fees on your tour cost. For all 2022 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days before departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

If your 2022 plans do change due to COVID any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Rail South America journey of your choice.
Be assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Rail South America cannot operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2022 or 2023 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey. And if you decide that the time is not right for you to travel, we’ll refund your full tour cost.

Please Note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021/22 journeys only; deposit must be made at the time of booking.

Price Includes:
  • Expert guidance every step of the way.
  • Delicious meals included as per itinerary.
  • Rest easy in comfortable 3-4 star hotels.
  • Discover hidden gems with curated tours & activities.
  • Travel with ease on domestic flights (Economy).
  • Gain insights from knowledgeable English-speaking guides.
  • Pack with confidence: one checked bag (up to 15kg/33lb).
Price Excludes:
  • International flights to/from your starting point.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended).
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Optional activities and excursions.
  • Personal expenses and souvenirs.
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and service providers.
  • Visa fees (if applicable).


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