INCLUSIONS:

 

  • Accommodation for 12 nights in double occupancy
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 diners
  • Domestic flights
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Meet and greet by our representatives
  • Visits as per itinerary
  • English speaking local guides
  • Taxes and fees

Not Included

International airfare · beverages · gratuities.

1

DAY 1 SANTA CRUZ

Upon arrival, on the first day of your trip to Bolivia, you will be welcomed by our personnel at Viru Viru International airport and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon free. Optional tours available ($).

Accommodation: Santa Cruz for 2 nights

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DAY 2 SANTA CRUZ - SAMAIPATA - SANTA CRUZ

 

Trip through the Amazon plains and last branches of the Andes range. Visit the Samaipata ruins, majestic and mysterious pre-Inca fort, located in the top of a hill with a big ceremonial center carved in stone. Finally, to Samaipata, a stroll of town and its local museum. Return to Santa Cruz. (B/L)

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DAY 3 SANTA CRUZ - SUCRE

 

In the morning, flight to Sucre (colonial city, declared Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO) with both transfers. In the afternoon, city tour. This tour includes the visit of:  Casa de la Libertad, where the Act of Independence of Bolivia was signed in 1825; Bolivar Park, to see examples of the aristocratic tradition of Sucre, with small replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc of Triumph of Paris; the church and museum of La Recoleta, and the museum of Indian Textiles ASUR. (B)

Accommodation: Sucre for 2 nights

*Recommended departure flight Santa Cruz – Sucre time around 9.00 am

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DAY 4 SUCRE

Free day in Sucre. Optional tours available ($). (B)

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DAY 5 SUCRE - POTOSI

After breakfast, departure by regular bus following different valleys to ascend through the highlands to the city of Potosi, declared a Cultural and Natural Heritage site by the UNESCO. In the afternoon, visit the traditional colonial streets, San Francisco and San Lorenzo (its façade) churches and also a mine in Cerro Rico. This excursion allows the visitors to experience an unforgettable trip hundreds of meters underground, to see the living and working conditions of the Bolivian miners (protective clothing and helmets are provided). The silver mine is in the famous Cerro Rico, once the richest of the world. (B)

Accommodation: Potosi

 

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DAY 6 POTOSI - UYUNI - VILLAMAR

Morning regular bus trip to Uyuni, crossing branches of the Andes range, old mining centers and villages, with nice landscapes and Indian communities. Arrival and continue the trip south visiting first the cemetery of old trains, then through the highlands passing the villages of San Cristobal and Culpina K until the high and rich valley of Alota (3 hours), then areas with great stone formations done by the erosion. Continue through high valleys until the village of Villamar (1 hour). (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Villamar

 

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DAY 7 VILLAMAR - COLORFUL LAGOONS - SAN JUAN

Early morning trip entering the REA (National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa). Pass alongside Challviri lagoon, with its hot spring in the shores of Polques. Cross through the high desert of Pampas de Dali with amazing views, to reach Laguna Verde (3 hours) in the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain. Trip back to Laguna Colorada, declared a RAMSAR site due to the nesting of over 30,000 flamingos at 4,278 meters heigh. Then up to geysers “Sol de Mañana”, enter the high deserts of Siloli, visiting Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree). Continue through the minor lagoons of Ramaditas, Honda, Chiarkhota, Hedionda and Cañapa until arriving to the Village of San Juan. (B/L/D)

Accommodation: San Juan

 

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DAY 8 SAN JUAN - UYUNI SALY FLATS - COLCHANI

North through the highlands passing the villages of San Agustin and San Juan (2 hours), entering in Chuvica to the great Uyuni salt flat crossing to “Isla Incahuasi” (1 hour), a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Lunch will be served in the middle of the salt desert. Continue east to the village of Colchani (2 hours), where the locals produce salt. Enjoy a great sunset. Overnight in salt hotel. (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Colchani

 

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DAY 9 COLCHANI - LA PAZ - COPACABANA - SUN ISLAND

Transfer out to the airport for the flight to La Paz. Arrival and private transfer to Titicaca Lake. Trip going north through the highlands and parallel to the Andes Royal Range to Copacabana (3 hour and a half), a nice town in the shores of Lake Titicaca. Visit the famous Virgen Morena and its church, have a stroll in the town. Take the boat to the Island of the Sun (1 hour), land in Huacani port, have a typical lunch called “Aptapi”. By boat back to Pilkokaina Ruins, in the southern part of the island. From here, hike for about 1-hour 15min to the Lodge.  (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Sun Island for 2 nights

*Recommended departure flight Uyuni – La Paz time around 8.00 am

 

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DAY 10 SUN ISLAND

Free day on Sun Island to enjoy this peaceful place. Optional hikes are available ($). (B/D)

 

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DAY 11 SUN ISLAND - MOON ISLAND - COPACABANA - LA PAZ

Don’t miss a great sunrise! Walk down the Inca Steps to the Island’s main port, Yumani. Take the boat to the Moon Island (30min), visit the “Iñak Uyu” ruins, an Inca temple also called Palace of the Virgins. Boat back to Copacabana (1 hour). Shared bus to La Paz (3 hour and a half).  (B/L)

Accommodation: La Paz for 2 nights

 

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DAY 12 LA PAZ

After breakfast, you will participate in a unique visit to the popular neighbourhoods and markets of La Paz, guided by a “lustra bota” or shoe-shiner will provide different impressions of this unique city. We will meet our “lustra guide” outside the former train terminal of La Paz. We will hop on, on one of the many telefericos (cable cars) lines this vibrant city has, the red line, and get off where our walking tour starts, the main cemetery. After a short visit, we continue walking to the “Fish Street Market”, the “Flower Market” and the “Uruguay Market” where various species of animals and food can be seen. The tour continues to Eloy Salmón Street, lined with shops and stalls selling the latest technology and to the “Cholitas Market” where Cholitas (local ladies) can be seen shopping for traditional skirts and blankets. The tour concludes at the famous witches’ market on Linares and Sagarnaga Streets where we will learn a little bit of Andean cosmovision. Afternoon free. Optional tours available ($). (B)

 

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DAY 13 LA PAZ

At a coordinated time, transfer to the airport for your international flight. (B)

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