Apr 17
May 7, 2024
21 Days / 20 Nights

Buenos Aires to Lima: High Andes & Machu Picchu

Trip Synopsis

On this memorable rail journey we’ll explore one-of-a-kind mountain landscapes, the largest salt lake in the world, Lake Uyuni, the highest freshwater lake in the world, the famed Lake Titicaca, and one of the most important archaeological sites on the globe, the historic 15th-century Incan citadel Machu Picchu.

Our expedition begins in the iconic city of Buenos Aires, from which we will fly to Tucuman and make an excursion to the Cafayate Valley, one of the most important wine regions in Argentina. From Cafayate, we’ll travel to Salta, where we’ll take the famous “Tren a las Nubes” up into the high, snow-capped Andes Mountains.

We’ll then pass through the other-worldly landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats on our way to La Paz, Bolivia. The last leg of the journey leads us to beautiful Lake Titicaca in Peru and to the wonder of the world known as Machu Picchu. Prepare to be astounded.

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Summary of the Trip
  • Day 1: Arrival at Buenos Aires
  • Day 2: City Tour, Buenos Aires
  • Day 3: El Tigre (Buenos Aires)
  • Day 4: Buenos Aires to Cafayate
  • Day 5: Cafayate Wineries
  • Day 6: Cafayate to Salta
  • Day 7: Tren a las Nubes (Salta)
  • Day 8: Quebrada de Humahuaca (Purmamarca)
  • Day 9: Purmamarca to Uyuni (Bolivia)
  • Day 10: Uyuni Salt Flat
  • Day 11: Pulacayo and Railway Cemetery Uyuni
  • Day 12: Flight Uyuni to La Paz
  • Day 13: City Tour, La Paz
  • Day 14: La Paz to Copacabana (Titicaca)
  • Day 15: Copacabana to Puno (Peru)
  • Day 16: Lake Titicaca Train to Cusco
  • Day 17: Sacred Valley (Cusco)
  • Day 18: Machu Picchu (Cusco)
  • Day 19: City Tour, Cusco
  • Day 20: Cusco to Lima, City Tour
  • Day 21: Lima Departure
Rates & Travel Dates
Upcoming travel date:
Apr 17
May 7, 2024
Tour length:
21 Days / 20 Nights
Maximum travellers:
Other planned departure dates:
Sep 4, 2024

Pricing based on two persons traveling together and sharing a bedroom: USD $9,522 per person.

Single Room Supplement: USD $1,976 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:
  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals during travel portions of the tour
  • Accommodation at 3-4* hotels 
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class
  • Transport as mentioned
Price Excludes:
  • International flights to Buenos Aires and out of Lima
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides and driver
  • Personal Expenses


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