Exploring one of the most remote areas on the planet, hike ‘Across the Andes’, from the Peruvian capital of Lima on the Pacific Ocean, through Bolivia and south to the Argentinian city of Buenos Aires on Ramblers Walking Holidays new 16-night adventure. From £4,275/person.
Stretching the length of South America, the Andes remain one of the most remote and inaccessible areas on the planet. Travelling from the Peruvian capital of Lima on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, through Bolivia and south to the Argentinian city of Buenos Aires, the tour covers a journey of literal ‘highs’ visiting the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city of Arequip, famed for its baroque buildings carved from white volcanic sillar stone and recent renaissance in gastronomy; takes in the vast stretch of snow-capped mountains around Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world; enjoy the otherworldly Incahuasi Island in the middle of Bolivia’s high salt flats, while savouring the night skies under a thick blanket of stars out in the Uyuni plains and catches the majestic sight of Mount Illimani whilst riding the La Paz cable car. Culminating with a night of tango, this holiday takes all the right steps across the Andes.
Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) 16 night Across the Andes starts from £4,275/person, including return flights, airport transfers, B&B en suite accommodation, dinners taken at hotels or in local restaurants, six lunches, local English speaking guides throughout, all local transport and an experienced leader. Departures 10 May, 20 September 2019 & 8 May 2020.