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US$ 3,680Price per person, double occupancy in 3-star hotel or basic lodge, tours in private, all intermediate transfers included. Domestic airfares included.
Duration:12 Days
Destination:La Paz - Tiwanaku - Lake Titicaca - Uyuni - Eduardo Avaroa Reserve - Potosi - Sucre - Santa Cruz

THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PACKAGE OVERVIEW

The Best Bolivia Destinations Package takes you through the breathtaking and mystical landscapes of this country, and immerses you in the folklore and culture of these welcoming people.

  • Experience the culture and Andean landscape of La Paz, the highest capital in the world.
  • Visit the massive ruins of the powerful Tiwanaku culture.
  • Contemplate the immensity of Lake Titicaca from Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.
  • Enjoy a picnic on the world’s largest and highest salt desert at the Uyuni Salt Flats.
  • Explore the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, captivating with its erupting volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, ice lakes, and more.
  • Admire the blood-colored Red Lagoon and its James Flamingos, native only to the Andean plateaus.
  • Get lost, among the highlands, in the historic colonial cities of Potosi and Sucre.
  • Visit a traditional silver mine and interact with the artisanal miners who work there.
  • Visit the pre-Hispanic Samaipata Fort in the beautiful countryside of Santa Cruz.
  • Discover two wonderfully-ornate Jesuit Mission towns, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Relax and replenish at the Güembé Biocenter, a natural paradise surrounded by exotic plants, tropical forests, and wildlife.

 

Government Palace, La Paz
Calle de las Brujas
La Paz Cablecar System - MiTeleferico
View of Lake Titicaca from the town of Copacabana
The Basilica of Copabana
Sun Island - Inca Ruins
Tiwanaku
Tiwanaku Heads
Train Cemetery in Uyuni
Rugged Tour in the Uyuni Salt Flats
Piles of Extracted Salt
Incahuasi Island with its Giant Cacti
Geisers in the Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve
Green Lagoon
Red Lagoon
Cerro Rico in Potosi
La Casa de la Moneda in Potosi
The Beautiful White-washed City of Sucre
Sucre
Plaza 24 de Setiembre in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Samaipata Fortress
Samaipata Fortress
Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos
Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos
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Guembe

 

THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PACKAGE ITINERARY

DAY 1

International flight Lima or Cusco – La Paz (booked on your own). Private transport WITH TRANSFER PERSON from the airport to your hotel in La Paz.

City Tour La Paz and Moon Valley Half Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel to begin your tour of the best Bolivia destinations. Start with a visit  to the most important highlights of the city of La Paz. These include the Witch Doctor’s Market (where you can find herbs, folk remedies and fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals), and the typical handicrafts market of Sagarnaga Street.

The tour continues to the San Francisco Colonial Church (Museum not included) and Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and the National Congress buildings are located. After this you will visit the charming, cobble-stoned street of Jaen, one of the last colonial streets of downtown La Paz, and home to a range of museums, shops, bars and restaurants. You will then be transferred to Plaza España to take the Yellow and Green Lines of the city’s sky lift towards the southern area of the city. Here you will enjoy panoramic views of the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida.

Finally, the tour ends with a fascinating visit to Moon Valley, an amazing display of rock erosion patterns like something from out of this world. You will also have the opportunity to visit and enjoy the small gallery of celebrated local potter, Mario Sarabia (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in La Paz: Rosario Hotel.

DAY 2

Transfer to Copacabana and Tour:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Transport to Copacabana (duration: 4 – 4 ½ hours, altitude: 3,840m / 12,595ft).

At your arrival, you will have lunch at the outdoor terrace of the Rosario Hotel, overlooking Lake Titicaca. Start your tour by visiting 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 which is said to be responsible for countless miracles. It’s also said that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.

Next, you may walk the 12 Stations of the Cross (optional), which devout Catholics visit throughout the Easter season. This walk (duration: 1 ½ hours) will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of nearby islands. The views of Lake Titicaca on the way up, and at the summit, are worth the uphill walking.

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

Transfer to Sun Island:
After your tour of Copacabana, you will be transferred by boat to the Port of Pilkokaina in the southern part of Sun Island on Lake Titicaca–legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire–where you will be welcomed by the La Estancia Eco-Lodge staff. The lodge is situated at the top of the island and requires a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way, (duration: 1- 1 ½ hours). From the lodge, behold an amazing sunset.

Evening free.

Overnight in Lake Titicaca: La Estancia Eco-Lodge.

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DAY 3

Escalera del Inca and Transfer to Tiwanaku:
After enjoying breakfast at the Eco-lodge, you will walk down to the Port of Yumani and visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain, once believed to be a fountain of youth, and a place where ceremonies dedicated to water and insemination of earth took place. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, you will 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 in Tiwanaku, visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in the protected archaeological zones. You will visit 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 in La Paz: Rosario Hotel.

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DAY 4

Our driver will take you 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).

Villamar Village:
Early morning pick-up WITH TRANSFER PERSON from the Uyuni airport and departure en route to Villamar Village.  You’ll stop to visit the train cemetery, where you can take playful and even artistic pictures on board the remains of 19th and 20th century steam locomotives. You’ll also visit the colonial church of San Cristobal and the rustic villages of Culpina K and Alota along the way. Your last visit of the day will be the beautiful Valley of the Rocks, famous for its interesting rock patterns formed by wind erosion. It is a favorite place for rock climbers.

Arrive at Villamar where you will check in at Jardines de Mallku Cueva Hotel (17:00).

Evening free.

Overnight in Villmar:  Jardines de Mallku Cueva (basic lodge).

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DAY 5

Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve:
After breakfast, you’ll depart to the Red Lagoon, home to the famous James Flamingos, unique in its species. The lagoon itself is very special as it sometimes turns a deep red color because of the combination of reddish sediment in its surface, and the pigmentation of a certain type of seaweed at its bottom. You will visit the Sol de Mañana or Geysers, an area full of boiling mud lakes and steam pools, and continue on to the Chalviri Lagoon, its hot springs, and Dali’s Valley, named for its resemblance to Dali’s vast desert paintings. Afterwards, you will visit the Green Lagoon, a spectacular brightly green salt lake where you’ll also be able to appreciate the towering Licancabur Volcano as a backdrop.

Road trip to Ojo de Perdiz. Along the way, you will visit the iconic árbol de piedra (rock tree) in the Siloli desert. Arrive to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight at Ojo de Perdiz: Tayka del Desierto (basic lodge).

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DAY 6

Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel and visit the minor lagoons (Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarcota) and transfer tothe Ollague Volcano viewpoint along the way. Continue on to the Chiguana Salt Flats, the “Condor Valley” (rock valley) and then the Puerto Chubica.

Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day:
Your next stop will bel the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats (duration: 4 hours), the world’s largest salt desert with an expanse of more than 12,000 square km (7,455 sq mi). You will visit Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the Uyuni salt flats. It is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem where giant cacti thrive (up to 10m. or 32ft. high).  Afterwards, you will enjoy a unique picnic experience, as lunch will be served in the middle of the Salar. This is a perfect time to take advantage of this territory’s’ extraordinary flatness and play with proportion and perspective in your photographs.

After lunch, you will travel to the base of the Tunupa Volcano to visit the Chantani Museum, where you can appreciate the mummies found there. On this trip you will also see piles of extracted salt and see up close the “ojos del salar” or mineralized water springs bursting out of the salt flat.

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.

Then, you will visit the town of Colchani (20 min. from Uyuni) where you’ll learn the artisanal salt extraction process from local artisans, and maybe even purchase salt from Uyuni. Transfer to your hotel in Colchani (20 min. from Uyuni).

Evening free.

Overnight in Colchani – Uyuni:  Luna Salada (hotel made of salt).

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DAY 7

Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer to 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” personalities Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, who spent their last days in Bolivia.

City Tour Potosí Half Day:
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 in Potosí: Hotel Hacienda Cayara.

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DAY 8

You will enjoy a delicious breakfast with produce grown in the same hacienda. Before departure, enjoy a brief walk around the different facilities of this wonderful place, such as its museum, colonial living and bed rooms as well as its legendary chapel.

Private Cooperative Mines Tour in Cerro Rico:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Departure to 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 the local museum are opened 365 days a year.

Transfer to Sucre.
On your way, you will visit the Antonio Jose de Sucre hanging bridge, also known as the Puente Arce, which hangs over the Pilcomayo river as well as the Castle of La Glorieta, a fairy-tale pink castle 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 in Sucre: Mi Pueblo Samary.

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DAY 9

City Tour Sucre Full Day:
Pick up from the lobbyof your hotel. Visit the Mirador de La Recoleta, the ASUR Textile Museum, the fronts of the San Lázaro Church and the iconic white-washed Santo Domingo church, the city’s cemetery, Parque Bolivar as well as the city’s main historic monuments. After lunch, visit the Casa de la Libertad museum, view the exteriors of the Metropolitana Cathedral and the Museo del Tesoro, and then visit 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.

Transfer WITH TRANSFER PERSON to the airport to take your flight Sucre – Santa Cruz (Amaszonas Z8-229 departing at 18:50 and arriving at 19:30). Pick up from the airport WITH TRANSFER PERSON and transfer to your hotel in Santa Cruz (altitude: 416m).

Evening free.

Overnight in Santa Cruz: Hotel LP Equipetrol.

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DAY 10

Tour to Samaipata Fort Full Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer to the countryside town of Samaipata, located 120 Kms from the city of Santa Cruz, offering beautiful landscapes. You will stop at the Fuerte de Samaipata, a pre-Hispanic ceremonial fortress, among the largest in South America, and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. After lunch, visit the archaeological museum in the town of Samaipata and cave waterfalls in the area (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel in Santa Cruz.

Evening free.

Overnight in Santa Cruz: Hotel LP Equipetrol.
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DAY 11

Jesuit Missions – San Javier and Concepción Full Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Discover two wonderfully ornate Jesuit Mission towns declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.  San Javier is the oldest mission in the region, located 230 kms from Santa Cruz. Concepción is another mission, located 45 kms from San Javier.

Departure to San Javier to visit the baroque-style missionary church, the sacred museum, and the stone of the apostles. After lunch, transfer to Concepción where you will also visit the town’s mission church, considered a jewel in the region, the museum, main square, and water dam (duration: 12 hours). Transfer back to your hotel in Santa Cruz.

Evening Free.

Overnight in Santa Cruz: Hotel LP Equipetrol.

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DAY 12

Güembé Biocenter:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel to visit this natural paradise surrounded by exotic plants, tropical forests, and wildlife, such as beautiful macaws, toucans, and peacocks.  Some  of the  main  attractions include  the Butterfly  Dome, Aviarium,  Orchidarium,  Anthill,  Beekeeping, Termite Mounds and Monkey Island. In addition, there are magnificent gardens, trails, pools, and even artificial lagoons where you can do some kayaking (duration: 7 hours).

Transfer WITH TRANSFER PERSON to the airport in Santa Cruz to take your international flight (booked on your own).

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B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

The Best Bolivia Destinations 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.

THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PACKAGE PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON* - 3 Stars

1 Person US$ 6,505
2 People US$ 3,680
4 People US$ 2,575
6 People US$ 2,575
8 People US$ 2,250
10 People US$ 2,375
12 People US$ 2,180

PRICE PER PERSON* - 3 Stars Superior

1 Person US$ 6,795
2 People US$ 3,875
4 People US$ 2,770
6 People US$ 2,770
8 People US$ 2,445
10 People US$ 2,570
12 People US$ 2,375

PRICE PER PERSON* - 4 Stars

1 Person US$ 6,820
2 People US$ 3,890
4 People US$ 2,785
6 People US$ 2,780
8 People US$ 2,460
10 People US$ 2,585
12 People US$ 2,385

PRICE PER PERSON* - 5 Stars

1 Person US$ 6,975
2 People US$ 3,940
4 People US$ 2,835
6 People US$ 2,835
8 People US$ 2,515
10 People US$ 2,640
12 People US$ 2,450

*Includes Sales Tax & Credit Card Transaction Fees

INCLUDED IN THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PACKAGE

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 Spanish or English in private service.
Embarkation fees (Lake Titicaca).
Domestic flights: La Paz – Uyuni /Sucre – Santa Cruz
Airport taxes for domestic flights only.

Not included in Tour Price

International flights.
Visas required to enter Bolivia.
Airport Taxes for international flights.
Drinks.
Tips.

 

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