BOLIVIA TOTAL 13D/12N

BOLIVIA TOTAL 13D/12N

Bolivia
13 Days 12 Nights

In this program you will enjoy visiting the three main regions of Bolivia: the lowlands, the valleys and the highlands, UNESCO World Heritage: Inca ruins of Samaipata, cities of Sucre & Potosi, Uyuni Salt Flats: over 12.000 km2 pure salt! Largest salt flat in the world! Discover the colored volcanoes and lagoons of Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve!, La Paz – … Continued

BOLIVIA TOTAL 13D/12N

In this program you will enjoy visiting the three main regions of Bolivia: the lowlands, the valleys and the highlands, UNESCO World Heritage: Inca ruins of Samaipata, cities of Sucre & Potosi, Uyuni Salt Flats: over 12.000 km2 pure salt! Largest salt flat in the world! Discover the colored volcanoes and lagoons of Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve!, La Paz – will take your breath away! Titicaca Lake – Highest navigable lake in the world!

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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrival in Santa Cruz. PM 

Private transfer from Viru Viru International airport to hotel.

Afternoon free. Optional tours available

Overnight in Santa Cruz

 Day 2: Samaipata full day

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.

 Included: Breakfast and lunch

 Overnight in Santa Cruz

 Day 3: Santa Cruz – Sucre. PM city tour

Flight to Sucre (colonial city, declared Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO) with both transfers. Pm 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.

 Included: Breakfast

Overnight in Sucre 

*Recommended departure flight Santa Cruz – Sucre time around 9.00 am (additional price)

Day 4: Sucre

Free day in Sucre. Optional tours available (*ask for more information)

Included: Breakfast

Overnight in Sucre 

 Day 5: Sucre – Potosi (SIB). PM City Tour & Cerro Rico Mine

Trip 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.

Included: Breakfast

Overnight in Potosi

 Day 6: Potosi – Uyuni (SIB) – Villamar (private)

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).

Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Overnight in Villamar

 Day 7: Villamar – Colorful Lagoons – San Juan

 LONG DAY! 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.

 Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

 Overnight in San Juan

Day 8: San Juan – Uyuni Salt 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.

Included: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Overnight in Colchani – Salt Hotel

 Day 9: Uyuni – 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.

Included: Breakfast, lunch (typical aptapi) and dinner

Overnight on Sun Island

*Recommended departure flight Uyuni – La Paz time around 8.00 am (additional cost)

 Day 10: Sun Island

 Free day on Sun Island to enjoy this peaceful place. Optional hikes are available

 Included: Breakfast and dinner

Overnight in Sun Island

Day 11: Island of the Moon – 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).

Included: Breakfast and box-lunch

 Overnight in La Paz 

Day 12: AM City tour with Shoe-shiners (walking tour). PM free

A unique visit to the popular neighborhoods 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.

Included: Breakfast

Overnight in La Paz  

 Day 13: Departure La Paz

Transfer to El Alto Airport.

 Included: Breakfast

INCLUDED:

  • Services and meals included as mentioned in the program
  • Include all the entrances fee and contributions
  • Shared service
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Anything not listed in the program
  • Tips
  • Air Tickets (Santa Cruz – Sucre) // (Uyuni – La Paz)

Hiking

$2,269

price per person

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