Experience the highlights of Bolivia

Travel Type

Custom Travel

Duration

11DAYS

Starts In

La Paz

Starting From

USD $2660

The highlights of Bolivia

La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, the Salt Flats of Uyuni

Discover essential Bolivia, home to the largest indigenous populations in the continent, and starting in the heights of the capital La Paz, exploring the colonial city of Sucre, Potosi – a remnant of the silver mining boom and the stunning Salt Flats of Uyuni, this is as authentic an insight of the continent as you will find.

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$2,600.00$2,950.00

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1. Uncover the details of your itinerary by clicking on the + sign.
2. For highlighted days, select your excursion using the Experience Builder (blue box on the right.)
3. After creating your custom experience, select your preferred travel accommodation style

DAY 1 Arrive La Paz

Your representative will be waiting to pick you up at the airport and drop you off at your hotel to settle in ready for the following day’s exploring. Your overnight stay includes breakfast.

DAY 2 Explore La Paz

Begin exploring the fascinating mix of cultures in Bolivia through a walk in the country’s capital, La Paz. Whilst similarities exist with their Andean neighbour Peru, Bolivia is a hybrid of pre-incan and European traditions, with a heavy indigenous influence, which you can observe from the ‘cholitas’ (Bolivian women who still walk around in their traditional costume to this day.)Your tour will encompass the modern, Spanish and colonial influences seen in various edifices downtown but you will also learn more about the local superstitions and rituals as you visit the famous Witch Doctor’s Market. You can also sample the typical snack ‘osaltena’ (the Bolivian version of the popular empanada) and finish with a look a stop at the scenic but somewhat eerie ‘Moon Valley’ on the outskirts of the city. Your tour will be led by an exclusive English speaking guide. City tour (half day including snack)

DAY 3 La Paz on your terms

How would you like to discover La Paz and its surrounds today? You can choose to explore the remains of the mysterious of Tiwanaki by visiting the archeological site of this pre Incan civilisation. OR you can sail across the scenic Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world to explore Sun Island. OR discover the beauty of the sacred mountain of Illimani, that serves as La Paz’s scenic backdrop and the second tallest in Bolivia. OR you can take a day trip out to the Palka Canyon, to experience beautiful valleys and rock formations.

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DAY 4 Journey to Sucre and explore the colonial city

Your pick up service will collect you early morning to take you to the airport with plenty of time for your flight to Sucre (included.) On arrival to Bolivia’s colonial jewel and original capital city, a guide will be waiting to guide you through the landmarks of picturesque Sucre. You will settle into your boutique hotel and prepare to continue exploring this city and surrounds. Your tour will include the Freedom historical museum, La Recoleta viewpoint and some of the city’s famous churches.

DAY 5 Sucre on your terms

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your journey to Potosi, famous for its silver mining. Explore this world heritage site that flourished during the silver mining boom, the facade of its churches and colonial architecture, the Casa de la Moneda museum and the famous local artisans market. Choose an excursion in the Package Builder

DAY 6 Journey to explore Potosi

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your journey to Potosi, famous for its silver mining. Explore this world heritage site that flourished during the silver mining boom, the facade of its churches and colonial architecture, the Casa de la Moneda museum and the famous local artisans market.

DAY 7 Potosi on your terms

Today you can visit a colonial mine and learn about the traditional extracting process? OR you can head out to some nearby historic estates and admire these homesteads that have survived the independence and republican movements. OR you can observe the thermal lagoon of Tarapaya, said to hold spiritual links to the Inca civilisation.
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DAY 8 Journey to Uyuni

Today you will be picked up for the 4 hour hour journey to Colchani on the shores of the Uyuni Salt Flat. On the way you will visit the village of Pulacayo and stop for a packed lunch before settling into your hotel for the evening.

DAY 9 Explore the Salt Flat

This morning you will explore this beautiful white expanse, learn about the unique ecosystem that thrives on this plain and stop of Incahuasi, home to immense cacti (measuring up to 12 metres tall. Enjoy a prepacked lunch and visit to the village of Coquesa, your base before your climb of the Tunupa Volcano and stop at the Chantani Museum. * Return to your hotel for dinner in the evening.
*There is better access to the salt flat during dry season (April to October) however pictures can be no less impressive during the rainy season because sometimes flooding on the plains can provide an amazing mirrored effect on the scenery. Access to the salt flat is at the discretion of your guides and in the case that access to the flat is not possible, you will visit the train cemetery and observe the salt extracting process.

DAY 10 Journey to and finish in La Paz.

This morning you will be collected and transferred to the airport in time for your flight to La Paz. (Included.) Tour ends.

Departs daily

Certain tours only run on certain days.

Activities

7 guided excursions, 3 opportunities to decide how to explore different locations, 9 tour possibilities to choose from

Highlights

The authentic city of La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, spectacular Salt Flats of Uyuni.

Includes

10 nights accommodation, flights La Paz to Sucre, Uyuni to La Paz, daily breakfast, choice of excursions in La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, transport from Sucre to Potosi to Uyuni, pick up and drop off service between airports and hotels.

Best time

Available year round, wet season is November to March and weather conditions may impact access to Salt Flat.

Visas

Not required for Australians.

Currency

Bolivianos /US Dollar

Description

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