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BoliviaAndes, salt flats and colonial towns

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Visit gorgeous Bolivia on this 9 day adventure! On this journey, you will have the opportunity to visit Copacabana, the Dali Desert, the gorgeous scenic road "Route of Jewels" along the Chilean boarder, and much more! Visit the markets and discover the local produce and gorgeous craftsmanship, see the unique nature and fauna like the Viscachas in Laguna Verde. He...

Visit gorgeous Bolivia on this 9 day adventure! On this journey, you will have the opportunity to visit Copacabana, the Dali Desert, the gorgeous scenic road "Route of Jewels" along the Chilean boarder, and much more! Visit the markets and discover the local produce and gorgeous craftsmanship, see the unique nature and fauna like the Viscachas in Laguna Verde. Here, if you are lucky, you will also witness the exquisite natural phenomenon of the Lagoon turning emerald green when the wind blows... 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Desert
    Desert
  • City
    City
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Island
    Island

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival at El Alto Airport

Welcome to Bolivia! 

• You will be picked up on arrival, and taken by private transport to your hotel. 

• This afternoon, your guide will show you the historical center of the city on a tour!

• Stroll down Sagarnaga street, where it is hard to resist buying some of the local handicrafts...

• Stop in the “Mercado de las Brujas” market: here, locals buy artifacts for ceremonial happening!

• Wander in the different markets of San Pedro, before arriving in the Plaza Murillo.

Visited:
El Alto, La Paz
Accommodation
Rosario (La Paz)

Day 2: Isla Del Sol and the Inka Palace Pilkokaina

The island of the sun!

• Depart at 9 am for a for 3.5 h in a private transport , towards Copacabana!

• The drive is through beautiful scenery, following Lake Titicaca and the Cordillera Real.

• Head by boat to Isla del Sol, Island of the Sun!

• A 1h15 walk takes you to the village Yumani, from where there's a magnificent view of the lake!

Accommodation
Ecologe La Estancia (Yumani)

Day 3: Pilkokaina Temple and Boat Ride

• Hop in a motorboat for a short morning ride to the Pilkokaina temple, south of the island!

• This palace was built by Inca Tupac Yupanqui for the pilgrimages taking place here.

 • Continue to Isla de la Luna where we visit the temple of the Ñustas, The Inca virgins. 

• Enjoy a tasty lunch before heading back to Copacabana.

• From Copacabana, take a 3.5h ride to La Pax in a private transport.

Accommodation
Rosario (La Paz)

Day 4: Laguna Colorada and Verde

Beautiful, natural phenomenons...

Fly from La paz to Uyuni, where a privatedriver will meet you: a early departure in 4x4 to Laguna Colorado

• Stop for lunch in Polques before skirting Laguna Salada and crossing the DaliDesert...

• Arrive at the Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, at the foot of volcanoes Juriques and Licancabur.

• See a unique phenomenon: Laguna Verde shifts to an emerald color when the wind blows over it...

• Continue through the gorgeous Siloli desert to the "stone tree", where you can spot viscachas!

(Availability of double room with matrimonial bed not guaranteed). 

Visited:
La PazUyuni, Siloli
Accommodation
Del Desierto (Désert De Siloli)

Day 5: The Route of Jewels

The precious stones, or lagoons, of nature

• This morning, head along the Chilean border on the 170 km, scenic “Route of the Jewels”. 

• It owes its name to all the lagoons along its way: which are home to three species of flamingos!

• Stop at the view point of volcano Ollagüe, 5868 m.: An active volcano which shelters one of the world’s highest open pit copper mines.

• Reach the village of Pedro de Quemez (el. 3690 m.a.s.l.), where we will spend the night.

(Availability of double room with matrimonial bed not guaranteed). 

Visited:
Siloli, San Pedro de Quemez
Accommodation
Takaya de Piedra (San Pedro de Quemez)

Day 6: Salt Flat and Salar de Uyuni

Salt, as far as the eye can see...

• Start the day by driving across the world’s largest salt flat (2h), and arrive in Salar de Uyuni.

• Continue 30 min to reach Incahuasi: A surprising island lost in the middle of the salar...

• It offers an incredible view over the Salar, and the several volcanoes that surrounds it!

• After lunch, head through the white desert (1.5 h) until arriving to the city of Uyuni.

• Before leaving the Salar, we will stop in the village of Colchani to discover its salt utilization!

Visited:
San Pedro de Quemez, Uyuni
Accommodation
Night at Tambo Aymara (Uyuni)

Day 7: Potosi and Sucre

And gorgeous architecture!

• Departure from the hotel at 8:30 a.m. for a journey to Potosí (3 to 4 hours on a road).

• Stop en-route in Pulacayo one of the most important silver mines during the 19th century. 

• After lunch in Potosí, head towards the quaint city Sucre!

• Arrive in Sucre after a 3 h drive, and enjoy the scenic drive on the way. 

N.B : the driver is not a guide and speak only Spanish.

Visited:
Uyuni, PulacayoPotosíSucre
Accommodation
Su Merced (Sucre)

Day 8: The Beautiful City of Sucre

• Spend the day in the beautiful “white city” of Sucre, an UNESCO World Heritage Site!

• Meet your guide at 9 am for a city tour to see the gorgeous buildings and museums of the city.

• End the day visiting the Monastery of San Felipe Nery, and enjoy a beautiful view over the city! 

• A driver will bring you to the airport for a flight to La Paz!

NOTE: Museums are closed as following: Convento de la Recoleta, ASUR and Monastery of San Felipe Nery on Sundays, Casa de la Libertad on Mondays. 

Visited:
SucreEl Alto, La Paz
Accommodation
Rosario (La Paz)

Day 9: Last day of the adventure

Where will your next journey take you?

• A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.

• We hope you have enjoyed your stay, and wish you a safe flight!

Visited:
La PazEl Alto

El Alto La Paz Copacabana Yumani Uyuni Siloli San Pedro de Quemez Pulacayo Potosí Sucre

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,780 / 9 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 pax
Price per person in double room$2,400$1,780

Included in price:

  • English speaking assistance 24/7 during your stay
  • Private transport (air-conditioned vehicle with spanish-speaking driver, fuel, road tax, parking, drivers’ accommodation and meals if necessary)
  • All breakfasts (not guaranteed if leaving early the hotel)
  • Lunches and dinners indicated in the itinerary
  • The nights in the mentioned hotels or equivalent
  • Guides, entrances fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Bank Charges
  • Drinks with or without meals
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