Call 020 8747 8315 to speak to one of our expert consultants for advice, additional information or to book your holiday 29 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012SALLY DODGEJOHN ASHWORTHISTOCKPHOTO.COMLeft: The mighty Iguazú Falls-visit the cataracts close up by foot and by boat.Above: Cariocas (people from Rio) flock to Copacabana beach at weekends.
Code Starts (UK) Ends (UK) PricePB 201 21 Jan 12 12 Feb 12 £3,598PB 202 31 Mar 12 22 Apr 12 £3,598PB 203 09 Jun 12 01 Jul 12 £3,498PB 204 04 Aug 12 26 Aug 12 £3,848PB 205 22 Sep 12 14 Oct 12 £3,548PB 206 24 Nov 12 16 Dec 12 £3,548Single supplement £358 (not available on Uyuni crossing).Business class supplement from £1,4622013 departures 09 Mar, 27 Apr, 08 Jun, 10 Aug, 21 Sep, 02 Nov.ARGENTINAPARAGUAYCHILEBOLIVIAPERUBuenos Aires Lake Titicaca.Salta La Paz ..CuscoLima.Machu PicchuAtacama DesertUyuni Salt Flats..BRAZILPACIFIC OCEAN..Andes vPanorama of the AndesPATO ANDINO DISCOVERY JOURNEY 23 days, 20 nights A route of high drama links two fascinating capitals, Buenos Aires and Lima. Salta?cultured city in the less-visited Andean foothills. High pass over the Andes and on through the Atacama desert. Expedition across the desert and Uyuni salt flats to luminous lagoons and astonishing scenery of remote southern Bolivia. Linger in the Inca heartland?Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.Day 1 Sat, night flight to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.Days 2,3 Guided tour of the city with its colonial heart and chic shops and pavement bars. Days 4,5 Fly to Salta, a relaxed city with arcaded plazas. Excursion into the countryside with its blood-red canyons and vineyards. Optional cable car ride.Days 6,7 Spectacular high-altitude bus ride over the Andean watershed (over 4000m) to the fringes of the Atacama desert. Excursion to the Moon Valley, surreal landscape of wind-eroded rocks, optional visit to the hot water geysers at El Tatio.Days 8-10 Private expedition across the Bolivian frontier, the Uyuni Salt Flats, and into a region dazzling with white salt pans and vivid lagoons.Day 11 Full day trip by private vehicle to La Paz.Days 12,13 Walking tour of Bolivia's capital set in a mountain-backed canyon, where the street-life is a colourful daily pageant. Optional excursion to the ruins at Tiwanaku or Mt Chacaltaya.Day 14 Drive across the altiplano to Lake Titicaca. Overnight in Puno.Day 15 Boat trip to the Uros floating reed islands: a living museum of a unique culture. Optional visit to the funeral towers (chullpas) at Sillustani.Day 16 Full-day bus journey through rural altiplano villages to Cusco.Day 17 Guided tour of Cusco, golden city of colonial and Inca heritage. Excursion to Sacsayhuamán, monumental temple overlooking the city.Day 18 Over the hills to the Sacred Valley, an artery of agricultural plenty, pretty villages and large-scale Inca fortresses and temples, notably at Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the valley.Day 19 By train to Machu Picchu, the most spectacular Inca citadel. Overnight in nearby village.Day 20 Optional re-entry into Machu Picchu, walk to a nearby waterfall or relax in the village of Aguas Calientas. Return to Cusco by train.Day 21 Fly to Lima, walking tour of the imperial centre.Day22 Optional museum visits. UK clients depart arriving day 23, Sun Transport 2 flights (longest 2hrs); 2 train journeys (2 and 3½hrs); 6 road journeys (longest 10hrs, including stops).Accommodation Small and friendly simple hotels, some with colonial features, with private bathroom. Basic dormitory accommodation with shared facilities and limited water in the Uyuni salt flats area.Meals Breakfast daily; full board days 8, 9; lunch day 10.Included excursions Buenos Aires guided tour; Salta countryside; Moon valley at San Pedro de Atacama; Laguna Colorada and excursions on Uyuni desert crossing; La Paz walking tour; Uros islands on Lake Titicaca; Cusco city tour with Sacsayhuamán; Sacred Valley of the Incas; Machu Picchu; Lima walking tour.Summary of nights Buenos Aires 2; Salta 2; San Pedro de Atacama 2; Uyuni salt flats 3; La Paz 3; Puno 2; Cusco 2; Sacred Valley 1; Machu Picchu 1; Cusco 1; Lima 1.Group size Min 4, max 16. Led by Journey Latin America tour leader. JOURNEY PROFILEDeparture dates and prices30 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012 » ARGENTINA » CHILE » BOLIVIA » PERU JOURNEY ROUTEFor more information, client reviews, trip dossiers, detailed extensions ?and to book online visit journeylatinamerica.co.ukTop: Machu Picchu is unreservedly considered one of South America's main attractions.Above: The Uros people welcome tourists to their floating reed islands for an insight into this unique way of life.Right: On the final day of our jeep crossing into Bolivia we cross the unique and extraordinarily stunning Uyuni salt flats, so vast they can be identified from outer space with a naked eye.ROSE LATHAMSARAH BEARDExtensionA FEW DAYS TO SPARE?Take a short flight from Cusco to the Amazon basin for a 3-night stay in a comfortable riverside jungle lodge, exploring the flora and fauna on foot and by canoe.For full details see extensions p72.ISTOCKPHOTO.COM