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US$ 2,100Price per person based on double occupancy and in private service only. All intermediate transfers included. Domestic airfares included.
Duration:7 Days
Destination:La Paz - Lake Titicaca - Tiwanaku - Uyuni - Potosi - Sucre

7 DAY BOLIVIA TRAVEL ADVENTURE OVERVIEW

The 7 Day Bolivia Travel Adventure through the Highlands is a journey through some of Bolivia’s most iconic, beautiful and historic destinations.

  • Explore the highest capital in the world, the folkloric city of La Paz.
  • Visit the impressive ruins of the powerful Tiwanaku culture.
  • Navigate Lake Titicaca and stay in Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.
  • Walk through the world’s largest salt flats at the Salar de Uyuni, a unique and mystical landscape.
  • Travel to a colonial era, in the highland cities of Potosi and Sucre.
  • Visit a traditional silver mine and interact with the artisanal miners who work there.

 

Government Palace in La Paz
Witch Doctor's Market
Cablecar System over La Paz
Tiwanaku
Sun Gate at Tiwanaku
Lake Titicaca view from Copacabana
Lake Titicaca
Sun Island on Lake Titicaca
Train Cemetery in Uyuni
Uyuni Salt Flats - 4x4 tour
Salt Piles at Uyuni
Incahuasi Island
Cerro Rico, Potosi
La Casa de La Moneda, Potosi
Sucre

7 DAY BOLIVIA TRAVEL ADVENTURE ITINERARY

DAY 1

Morning transfer from the Airport:
International flight Lima or Cusco – La Paz (booked on your own). Private transport WITH DRIVER ONLY from the airport to your hotel in La Paz.

City Tour La Paz and Moon Valley Half Day:
Start your Bolivia travel adventure with a journey through the city of La Paz. First, you’ll meet your guide at your hotel to begin your tour with the Witch Doctor’s Market. Here you will find herbs, folk remedies and fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals. You will also stop at the typical handicrafts market of Sagarnaga Street where you can acquire fun souvenirs.

The tour continues to the San Francisco Colonial Church (museum not included) and Plaza Murillo. See the colonial architecture of the Cathedral, Government Palace, and National Congress located on this main square. Afterwards, visit the charming, cobble-stoned street of Jaen. It is one of the last colonial streets of downtown La Paz, and home to a range of museums, shops, bars and restaurants. Transfer to Plaza España to take the Yellow and Green Lines of the city’s sky lift towards the southern area of the city. Enjoy birds-eye views of the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida.

Finally, venture out of the city towards Moon Valley characterized by an amazing display of rock erosion patterns. The landscape is like something from out of this world! On the way back, visit and enjoy the small art gallery of celebrated local potter, Mario Sarabia (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in Rosario Hotel La Paz.

DAY 2

Transfer to Copacabana and Tour:
Today your Bolivia travel adventure continues with a trip to Copacabana on Lake Titicaca (duration: 4 – 4 ½ hours, altitude: 3,840m / 12,595ft). At your arrival, enjoy lunch in the outdoor terrace of the Rosario Hotel, overlooking the lake.

After lunch, visit the Basilica, a stark, white, Moorish-looking building decorated with Portuguese-style blue tiles and rounded domes. The treasure inside is the Shrine de la Virgen de Copacabana — a statue carved in the 15th century believed to be responsible for countless miracles. It is said that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.

Next, walk through the 12 Stations of the Cross (optional), as devout Catholics do during the Easter season (duration: 1 ½ hours). The uphill walk will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of the nearby islands. In addition, the views of Lake Titicaca on the way up, and at the summit, are worth the exercise.

It is worth noting that in contrast to the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana, remarkably you will also find Yatiris (Aymara masters) performing spiritual cleansings called “challas” or coca leaf readings.

Transfer to Sun Island:
After your tour, you’ll take a boat to the Port of Pilkokaina on the southern part of Sun Island, legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. The La Estancia Eco-Lodge staff will be there to greet you and help you with your belongings. The lodge is situated at the top of the island and requires a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake. Visit the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way (duration: 1- 1 ½ hours). From the lodge, behold an amazing sunset. Evening free.

Overnight at La Estancia Eco-Lodge.

B, L, D at your hotel

DAY 3

Escalera del Inca and Transfer to Tiwanaku:
After breakfast at the Eco-lodge, begin your walk down to the Port of Yumani. On your way, you can visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain. It was once believed to be a fountain of youth, and a place where ceremonies took place. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, take a boat back to Copacabana (duration: 1 hour) to then be transferred to Tiwanaku (duration: 3 – 4 hours).

Half Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz:
After lunch, visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in the protected archaeological zones. See the Kalasasaya Temple (Sun), the legendary Sun Gate, the semi-subterranean temple (Earth), the Akapana Pyramid, the Puma Punku ceremonial center, as well as the museums where you will enjoy an impressive collection of objects and tools of ancient civilizations in addition to monumental monoliths (duration: 1 ½ – 2 hours). Transfer to your hotel in La Paz (duration: 1 ½ hours).

Evening free.
Overnight at Rosario Hotel in La Paz.
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DAY 4

Transfer WITH DRIVER ONLY to the airport to take your flight La Paz – Uyuni (BoA OB-302 departing at 08:10 and arriving at 09:00 or Amaszonas Z8-302 departing at 07:30 and arriving at 08:15).

Full Day Uyuni Salt Flats:
Morning pick-up from the Uyuni airport and departure to the town of Uyuni on route to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats, the world’s largest salt desert.

On your way,visit the cemetery of trains and take playful pictures on board rusty 19th and 20th century steam locomotives. Next, visit the town of Colchani (20 min. from Uyuni) and see how local artisans extract and treat salt for consumption. In addition, spot piles of extracted salt and “ojos del salar” or mineralized water springs bursting out of the salt flats.

Your next stop is Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the salar. You’ll marvel at this oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem where giant cacti thrive (up to 10m. or 32ft. high). Afterwards, enjoy a unique picnic experience surrounded by nothing but a salt desert. Take advantage of the extraordinary flatness of the place to play with proportion and perspective in your photographs.

After lunch, travel to the Tunupa Volcano, to explore Pre-Columbian ruins and mummies, and later visit the Chantani Museum. After witnessing an amazing sunset on the salt flat, return to Uyuni or Colchani and transfer to your hotel.

NOTE:  Incahuasi Island, Tunupa Volcano, and Chantani Museum will not be visited during rainy season. Tunupa Volcano and Chantani Museum can be replaced for Chiquini Caves, only in dry season.

Evening free.

Overnight at Luna Salada (hotel made of salt).

B, L, D at your hotel

DAY 5

Transfer to Postosí:
Morning transfer to the city of Potosí (duration: 3 ½ hours approx – altitude: 3,900m). You can visit the Pulacayo mining town along the way, with interesting historical value including the train famously robbed by “Wild West” icons Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, who spent their last days in Bolivia.

City Tour Potosí Half Day:
After lunch, discover the colonial architecture of the highest city in the world, dating back to the time when it was larger than either London or Paris. Many churches and temples show native artwork such as the church of San Lorenzo. You will also witness the beautiful front of the Torre de la Compañia de Jesus, a stone-built convent, as well as the Arco de Cobija from where you can take great panoramic pictures of Cerro Rico. You will stop to visit La Casa de la Moneda or the National Mint of Potosi, and the museums of the Santa Teresa and San Francisco Convents where you will also find native artwork (duration: 3-4 hours approx.).

NOTE: we include entrance tickets to La Casa de la Moneda (subject to internal guiding schedules), and the museums of the Santa Teresa and San Francisco Convents. For the San Francisco Convent Museum, guided visits are only in Spanish at 08:30am, 09:30am an 11:00am. Casa de la Moneda closes Sunday afternoons and Mondays all day.

Transfer to Hacienda Museum Cayara (duration: 30 – 45min approx.).

Evening free.

Overnight at Hacienda Cayara.

B, L, D at your hotel

DAY 6

You will enjoy a delicious breakfast with natural produce collected and elaborated in the same hacienda. Before departure, you can walk briefly around the different facilities of this wonderful place, including its museum, colonial living rooms and bed rooms, as well as its legendary chapel.

Private Cooperative Mines Tour in Cerro Rico:
The first stop this morning is the miner’s market, “Calvario”, where you can buy coca leaves and cigarettes for the miners you’ll meet today. Continue on to the Konty, Korimayu or Pailaviri silver mines to meet local miners and see the mines first-hand.  The mining of silver began in colonial times and it continues today with little change in working conditions or mining methods. The miners’ rituals have not changed over time as well, and you will see them pray to TATA CKAJCHA (the father of miners), and make the “Ch’alla” to the “TÍO “(God of the mines, owner of the silver). Afterwards, brief stop at the Cooperative Miners Silver Foundation and the local museum.

NOTE: the Silver Foundation and local museum are opened 365 days a year.

Transfer to Sucre.
On your way, visit the Antonio Jose de Sucre hanging bridge, also known as the Puente Arce, which hangs over the Pilcomayo River. Your journey will also take you by a fairy-tale pink castle known as La Glorieta, on the outskirts of Sucre (duration: 2 ½ hours approx). Transfer to your hotel (altitude: 2,810m).

NOTE: we include entrance tickets to La Glorieta Castle, which closes on Mondays all day.

Evening free.

Overnight at Mi Pueblo Samary.
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DAY 7

City Tour Sucre Full Day:
Today you’ll see the most interesting aspects of this beautiful white City of Sucre. First, you’ll visit the Mirador de La Recoleta, and the ASUR Textile Museum. Later, you’ll stop by to contemplate the beautiful facades of the San Lázaro Church and the iconic white-washed Santo Domingo church. Afterwards you’ll visit the city’s cemetery, Parque Boliviar as well as Sucre’s main historic monuments. After lunch, the tour continues to the Casa de la Libertad museum, the exteriors of the Metropolitana Cathedral and the Museo del Tesoro, and a visit to the San Francisco Church and the San Felipe de Neri Convent Museum (duration: 6 hours approx). Return to your hotel.

NOTE: we include entrance tickets to the following museums: ASUR, Casa de la Libertad, Museo del Tesoro and San Felipe de Neri Convent Museum. ASUR closes Sundays all day. Casa de la Libertad closes on Sunday afternoons and Mondays all day. Museo del Tesoro closes on Saturday afternoons and Sundays all day. San Felipe de Neri Convent Museum is only available in the afternoons, for morning tours you will visit La Recoleta Museum. La Recoleta Museum closes on Saturday afternoons and Sundays all day.

Airport Transfer:
After your tour, you will say goodbye to your guide and be transferred to the airport to take your flight Sucre – La Paz (Boliviana de Aviciación OB-579 departing at 17:35 and arriving at 19:25 with stopover in Cochabamba). You will then take your international flight (booked on your own).

B, L

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B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

The 7 Day Bolivia Travel Adventure package is customizable. If you prefer to travel for fewer days or add extra days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Notes section of  the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific requests.

7 DAY BOLIVIA TRAVEL ADVENTURE PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON* - 3 Stars

1 Person US$ 3,685
2 People US$ 2,100
4 People US$ 1,445
6 People US$ 1,420
8 People US$ 1,265
10 People US$ 1,365
12 People US$ 1,265

PRICE PER PERSON* - 3 Stars Superior

1 Person US$ 3,720
2 People US$ 2,140
4 People US$ 1,480
6 People US$ 1,455
8 People US$ 1,305
10 People US$ 1,405
12 People US$ 1,300

PRICE PER PERSON* - 4 Stars

1 Person US$ 3,745
2 People US$ 2,145
4 People US$ 1,485
6 People US$ 1,460
8 People US$ 1,310
10 People US$ 1,410
12 People US$ 1,305

PRICE PER PERSON* - 5 Stars

1 Person US$ 3,885
2 People US$ 2,230
4 People US$ 1,570
6 People US$ 1,545
8 People US$ 1,395
10 People US$ 1,495
12 People US$ 1,390

* Includes domestic flights at the current lowest airfare available and subject to availability. Private Service Only. Price includes payment transaction fees.

INCLUDED IN 7 DAY BOLIVIA TRAVEL ADVENTURE

Domestic flights: La Paz – Uyuni / Sucre – La PazSilver Mine: Guide in English – Italian – French.

Included in Tour Price

Hotel accommodations according to itinerary.
Meals according to itinerary.
All entrance tickets.
All tour and intermediate transfers.
All guided excursions in English in private service.
Embarkation fee (Lake Titicaca).
Domestic flights: La Paz – Uyuni / Sucre – La Paz
Airport taxes for domestic flights only.
Silver Mine Tour: Safety Equipment (helmet, uniform, boots).
Silver Mine Tour: Guide in Spanish.

Not included in Tour Price

International flights.
Visas required to enter Bolivia.
Airport Taxes for international flights.
Drinks.
Tips.
Silver Mine Tour: Transportation.
Silver Mine Tour: Guide in English – Italian – French.

 

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