Duration

12 days / 11 nights

Subject to

availability

Rates

PP in DBL room

Accomodation

4 * hotel

Discover Bolivia and unveil all its secrets..

Santa Cruz de La Sierra: one of Bolivia’s biggest cities and the main economic center. Natural gas, oil, iron mines and soybean, rise and sugar cane plantations along with excellent cattle breading conditions have converted the city to the main national exporter. It’s warm and subtropical climate have enabled to a nice social life with a warm and hospitable population.

Sucre: founded in 1538 by Pedro de Anzures, this colonial city’s was first named “Ciudad de la Plata”. In 1609 it received an Archbishop and in 1624 he founded the Royal and Pontifical University of San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca famous throughout the New World. In 1559 King Felipe II established the Real Audiencia de Charcas in “La Plata”, with authority over an area, today covering Paraguay, southeastern Peru, northern Chile and Argentina and much of what today’s Bolivia. The city of Sucre city is today, a World Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO.

Potosi city: famous for its Silver mine the Spanish conquerors discovered in the 16th century at the foot of Mount Sumaq Orko. Appointed Imperial City, the city came to have more populated than Seville, Paris or London, because of the attraction of the silver business. The city has maintained its narrow colonial streets, its old houses with its wooden balconies, its numerous colonial churches and museums and is still living from the extraction of minerals. Potosí city has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Uyuni: It is the largest altitude salt desert in the world and also the highest in altitude. The pools underneath the thin salt crust are rich with lithium and other minerals, but most of all they offer landscapes of extraordinary natural beauty.

La Paz:  was founded in 1547 by Captain Alonso de Mendoza on gold settlements, the city with its suspended balconies, is a mixture of modernism and Andean influences and offers an unusual and impressive sight. 

Day 1
Arrival Santa Cruz de La Sierra
Airport reception. Transfer to hotel. Day at leisure to rest. Hotel Inboccalupo or similar with breakfast. Lunch not included. Dinner not included. Early check-in not included. Tourism guided included.
Day 2
Flight to Sucre
Transfer to the airport. Flight Santa Cruz - Sucre. Reception at airport and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon city tour with visits to Recoleta square, Asur Foundation Indigenous Textiles Museum, Main Square, Bolivar Park. Night at leisure. Hotel Parador Santa María or similar with breakfast. Lunch not included. Dinner not included. Early check-in not included. Tourism guide included.
Day 3
Free Day
Day at leisure to visit more museum or colonial monuments. Hotel Parador Santa María or similar with breakfast. Lunch not included. Dinner not included. Tourism guide not included.
Day 4
Sucre - Potosi
Departure in private car with a Spanish-speaking driver (without guide) for a trip of 170 km - 3 hours - through a good paved road, to the city of Potosi. Crossing the temperate valleys of Chuquisaca and climb along the Andean mountain range until reaching the Altiplano of POTOSI region. Afternoon at leisure to discover the colonial center of the city. Hotel Coloso or similar with breakfast. Lunch not included. Dinner not included.
Day 5
Potosi - Uyuni - Colchani
Visits to Cerro Rico cooperative mine to know about mine traditions and the hard work of the Bolivian workers. At the beginning of the afternoon departure by private car with Spanish-speaking driver (no guide) for an 220 km trip by good paved road to Uyuni mining city. Traverse of the panoramic region of the great Bolivia’s tin and silver mine with some little Andean village like Chaquilla, Visicia, Ticatica and the entrance of former silver mine Pulacaya with some samples of the first steam locomotives brought to Bolivia. Arrival at Uyuni and forward to Colchani to enjoy a beautiful sunset with an aperitif. Dinner at the hotel. Hotel Palacio de Sal or similar with breakfast. Lunch not included. Dinner included. Tourism guide for visits to the mine only, included.
Day 6
Colchani - Salt Desert - Uyuni
Departure by 4x4 car with a local English speaking guide. Visit to a small family salt industry and its craft center. Transfer to the Salt Desert edge for the first exceptional view. 100 km traverse on the Salt Desert up to Coqueza village, built at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano. Climb with 4x4 over the volcano to a panoramic terrace to enjoy a beautiful overview of the Salar. Visit a small cave with pre-Columbian mummies. Return to Coqueza and crossing 50 km on the salt flat to ISLAND INCAHUASI covered with giant cactus. Box lunch served on the Salt Desert. Time at leisure to walk around the cactus’s path up to the Island summit to enjoy a spectacular circular view of the Salt flat and he volcanoes at horizon. Return by a 80 km traverse to the border of Colchani and then forward to UYUNI. Evening at leisure. If still more wáter on the whole Salt Desert, then we only can perform a 12 km traverse on  the desert covered with wáter  (one hour by low speed) to former Salt Hotel Playa Blanca built on a small salt island.  Time at leisure  for picturing the Salt flat converted into a giant cosmic mirror. Box lunch included.   Hotel Jardines de Uyuni or similar with breakfast. Dinner not included. Tourism guide included.
Day 7
Flight to La Paz
Transfer to airport. Flight UYU-LPB Reception and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit of the city including Main Square, Cathedral, Folklore museum, Linares street with the shops of the Bolivian healers, craft market Sagarnaga, San Francisco Church, down by cable car to the residential area Irpavi, to appreciate breathtaking views of the Andean city built in a gigantic ocher colored stream in front of the Andes mountain range. Visit of the Moon Valley surrounded by colorful hills. Evening at leisure. Hotel Europa or similar with breakfast. Lunch not included. Dinner not included. Tourism guide included for services in La Paz only.
Day 8
La Paz - Tiwanaku - Copacabana
Departure for a 70 km trip to TIWANAKU, most important archaeological site of the country and center of the Andean Culture which has dominate this part of the continent during 1500 years before the Inca’s Empire foundation. Visit of the Underground temple, Kalasaya temple, Akapana pyramid, Gate of the Sun and museum if open. Lunch at a local restaurant. Forward for a trip along the Andean mountain range and the Lake Titicaca shores to Copacabana village. Evening at leisure. Hotel Rosario del Lago or similar with breakfast. Lunch included. Dinner not included. Tourism guided included.
Day 9
Copacabana - Isla de la Luna - Isla del Sol - Copacabana - La Paz
Private boat to MOON ISLAND and visits of the archeologic ruins. Forward to SUN ISLAND from where, according to the legend, the founder of the Inca’s empire decide to walk north side to build their capital center into the Valley of Cusco- Peru. Aptapi lunch. Visit to the Pilkakoina archeological site and Inca’s Garden. Return to Copacabana and short visit of the Church of Copacabana, an important pilgrim destination for the whole lake region and of the little village and surrounding. Return to the city of LA PAZ Evening at leisure. Hotel Europa or similar with breakfast. Lunch included. Dinner not included. Tourism guided included.
Day 10
La Paz - Coroico - La Paz
La Paz Sub Tropical Valley of the Yungas Departure for a private full day trip to the Yungas Valley. Panoramic trip passing first the Andean Mountain Range at 4700 m and descending through the valley down to Yoloda at alt 1200 m and then up to Coroico located at alt 1900 m in a sub tropical surrounding. Short visit of the central square of the village and transfer to the coffee plantation Café Munaypata, a social enterprise producing a very good coffee. Lunch. Visit of the coffee production (espresso visit) and in the afternoon return same way to the city of LA PAZ Evening at leisure. Hotel Europa or similar with breakfast. Lunch included. Dinner not included. Tourism guide included.
Day 11
La Paz
Day at leisure. Hotel Europa or similar with breakfast. Lunch not included. Dinner not included.
Day 12
La Paz Departure
Transfer to the airport. Lunch not included. Late check-out not included. Tourism guide included. End of our services.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DAY 6 During the rainy season ( January to April ) the salt desert may be covered with wáter and the excursión of this day has to be modified  for a  security reason.  If some wáter still over the desert in Coquesa, then  we can only perform the visit of Island Incahuasi.


Included
 
  • Private services
  • Local English speaking guides according description
  • Private 4x4 vehicle for the part Potosí – Uyuni and salt flats
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Meals according description
  • Admission fees to the sites to be visited
RATE PER PERSON IN USD, BASED ON 2 PASSENGERS IN DOUBLE ROOM SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND CHANGES
Not Included
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Extras and tips
  • Meals
  • Rates are not valid for Reveillon, Carnival, Champions Parade, Easter and National Holidays.

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