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Adventure Altiplano AAP

Argentina   |  Bolivia   |  Chile

You haven't been to South America, if you haven't seen the amazing Altiplano.

One of the greatest adventures - Let‘s explore the Altiplano on our motorcycle tour through South America. Bolivia, being a poor country in terms of economy, is at the same time one of the richest countries in the world in terms of culture, spectacular scenery and incredible motorcycle riding.

Shortly after our take off in Arica we will climb from sea level high up into the Andes. La Paz is our destination and well known as the highest capital in the world, and from there we will explore the Yungas on the world famous Yungas Road, also known as the “Death Road“. Having visited the highest capital in the world, we have to see the highest lake in the world, too, don‘t we? That will be Lake Titicaca. From there we will head for another world-record highlight, the famous Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world. We leave the high Andes and approach the nice, welcoming town of Tarija. Back into the Andes we get to enjoy Paso de Jama, a beautiful mountain pass at 13,000 ft.

Though getting close to the tour‘s end, we are still continuously overwhelmed by the scenery around us, the great roads we ride and the little traffic and few people we meet during the day.

Adventure Altiplano

Start/Finish: Arica / Antofagasta
Nearest airport: Arica / Antofagasta
Duration: 17 days vacation, 15 riding days
Route: Total distance: 3056-3782 km, 1899-2350 miles
Daily distances: 30-541 km, 19-336 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels and some basic motels.
Rest day: La Paz
San Pedro de Atacama
Highlights: La Paz, Death Road (Yungas Road), Lake Titicaca, Salar de Uyuni, Potosí Silver Mine, Salta, Purmamarca, San Pedro de Atacama, Valle de la Luna
Minimum number of participants: 8

Adventure Altiplano

17 days vacation
15 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Arica
Day 2: Arica - Putre
Day 3: Putre - La Paz
Day 4: La Paz (ride to Ruta de la Muerte)
Day 5: La Paz (ride to Lake Titicaca)
Day 6: La Paz - Colchani
Day 7: Colchani
Day 8: Colchani - Potosí
Day 9: Potosí
Day 10: Potosí - Tarija
Day 11: Tarija - Salta
Day 12: Salta
Day 13: Salta - Purmamarca
Day 14: Purmamarca - San Pedro de Atacama
Day 15: San Pedro de Atacama
Day 16: San Pedro de Atacama - Antofagasta
Day 17: Departure from Antofagasta

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. This tour starts in Arica
and ends in Antofagasta. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda CB500X
$ 7.600,-$ 9.340,-$ 11.030,-
BMW F 700 GS
$ 7.810,-$ 9.760,-$ 11.450,-
BMW F 800 GS
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
$ 7.880,-$ 9.900,-$ 11.590,-
BMW R 1200 GS
$ 8.120,-$ 10.370,-$ 12.060,-
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
$ 8.260,-$ 10.660,-$ 12.350,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2019

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Honda CB500X
$ 7.600,- *$ 9.340,- *$ 11.030,- *
BMW F 700 GS
$ 7.810,- *$ 9.760,- *$ 11.450,- *
BMW F 800 GS
Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin
$ 7.880,- *$ 9.900,- *$ 11.590,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
$ 8.120,- *$ 10.370,- *$ 12.060,- *
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
$ 8.260,- *$ 10.660,- *$ 12.350,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2019 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2019 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2019. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2018 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at!

Prices start at $ 7.600,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 1


Adventure Altiplano

Having participated in seven tours with Edelweiss Bike Travel, our favorite tour is the Adventure Altiplano. The tour was well organized, the tour guides were outstanding, and the group was harmonious and fun. Completing this trip was a challenge, but doable for both of us. We were rewarded with fascinating landscapes (the Atacama desert, the Altiplano – passes of the Andes at an altitude over 14,750 ft.), as well as many unique experiences like the ride along the Ruta de la Muerte or the Salar de Uyuni. The memories collected will accompany us for a lifetime and our anticipation for the next Edelweiss Adventure tour is high.

Kai and Rolf Schneider, Germany

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19.08. - 04.09.2018
18.08. - 03.09.2019



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