Follow the path of Andes down through South America on an adventure that takes in modern cities and ancient worlds, and uncovers a new wonder at every stop. Spot wildlife in oceans and deep canyons, and search for signs of life in incredible salt flats and lunar desertscapes. Get close to the local culture and people in the markets of La Paz, the homes on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca and community projects in Mendoza. Feel the weight of past generations in the Nazca lines, the streets of Cuzco and on the iconic Inca Trail, and immerse yourself in the energy of the modern world in Lima and Buenos Aires. Fill up on the amazing food and drink spilling from every restaurant and stall, the history in every building and the welcome in every face. This overland adventure will take you to the heart of what makes South America so spectacular.

Highlights

Wake early and observe Andean condors taking to the sky during their morning routine as the sun rises in the spectacular Colca Canyon

Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination, no matter how you get there

The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour on the lake and spend the night with a local family in a traditional island community

La Paz provides insight into the many sides of Bolivian culture. While young people flock to the city for its booming industry, traditionally dressed residents sell ancient potions at the Witches’ Market

The landscapes of Salar de Uyuni are so unique they’re almost extra-terrestrial. Embark on a three-day adventure via 4WD across the rocky Atacama Desert and the largest salt lakes in the world - passing cactus islands, train cemeteries and mineral lakes teeming with flamingos

Stay in the heart of Argentina’s most famous wine region, Mendoza. Enjoy easy access to local cellar doors, where you can refine your palate by tasting signature varieties of Malbec

The last stop of the trip gives you a couple of days to get under the skin of Buenos Aires. With its eclectic neighbourhoods, emphasis on food and wine and huge theatre scene, this is the perfect way to end your adventure