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11 Day Bolivia Discovery

Bolivia Salt Flats

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This 11-Day Bolivian Discovery trip offers an introduction to the fascinating culture of Bolivia, its communities and its unspoiled beauty. Explore the thriving city of La Paz to the lunar landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue your journey, to the stunning Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde. Explore the centers of Sucre and Potosi, where you will learn about Bolivia’s turbulent history. Discovery the distance past at the Parque Cretácico (dinosaur park and footprints) and enjoy the bright blue waters of the famous Lake Titicaca and Sun Island, high up in the Andean Mountains.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
La Paz City Tour

We will pick you up from the La Paz airport and transfer you to your hotel.  In the afternoon we will enjoy a half-day tour of the bustling city of La Paz.  We will visit the Plaza Murillo that includes; the Presidential Palace, National Congress of Bolivia, National Art Museum and the Cathedral of La Paz. As we head south we’ll encounter an unusual residential area known as Moon Valley. This fascinating place features stony formations that resemble the moon. We will then enjoy views of the city via Mi Teleferico, an incredible first-class cable-car ride above the city and end our tour by exploring the Witches Market in the vibrant Central La Paz. Overnight Rey Palace.

DAY 2
La Paz to Uyuni Salt Lake (Flight)

We will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning for an airport transfer for your flight to Uyuni. The most surreal landscape belongs to Salar de Uyuni at 4,086 square miles; it is the largest salt flat in the world. We will explore its unusual landscape, visit the Train Cemetery and continue to Colchani where we will visit a salt factory. We will enjoy many sights including: the pyramids of salt, the eyes of salt and the big holes in the salt flat, the old salt hotel as well as the Isla Incahuasi which is situated in the middle of Salar de Uyuni. This unique island offers many caves and a host of gigantic cacti that grow up to 33 feet tall. Overnight Luna Salada Salt Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Uyuni Salt Lake to Laguna Colorada

After an early breakfast we will depart in our four-wheel drive vehicle towards Lake Cañapa, Hedionda, Charcota and Honda. These lakes are home to pink flamencos as well as other various birdlife. We will enjoy views of Volcán Ollagü, a massive stratovolcano that rises more than 19,000 ft. in elevation on our way to Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) and the Siloli Desert.  Overnight Luna Salada Salt Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Laguna Colorada to Laguna Verde to Uyuni

Today we will explore the Sunrise Geysers, sulphur vapors and thermal water emanation, as well as the mini fumaroles.  We will have time to take a dip in a thermal pond, and then continue to the Dali Desert and Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon).  Here we will watch the lake change color, enjoy lunch, visit the Valle of the Rocks, Villa Alota and then return to the town of Uyuni. Overnight Girasoles (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 5
Uyuni to Potosí

After breakfast we pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Potosí.  The trip offers views of magnificent landscapes. Potosí is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of past splendors, with ornate colonial architecture. Our afternoon city tour will include a visit to the National Mint of Bolivia. Overnight Colonial Hotel (Breakfast).

DAY 6
Potosí to Sucre

Today begins with a visit to the silver mines and a walk to the base of Cerro Rico Mountain, where during the 17th century millions of tons of silver were mined and conveyed to Spain. In the afternoon we will travel 3-hours from Potosí to Sucre. Overnight De su Merced Hotel (Breakfast)

DAY 7
Sucre City Tour

Sucre is the past capital of Bolivia and is declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Our full day tour includes a visit to the House of Liberty, Museum of La Recoleta, San Lázaro Church, the Courtyard of the Universidad Mayor de San Francisco Xavier and the Convent of San Felipe Nery. The tour is complete with a visit to the city of Jatun Yampara. Overnight De su Merced Hotel (Breakfast)

DAY 8
Parque Cretácico (Dinosaur Park and Footprints)

Sucre is home to one of the largest collections of dinosaur footprints in the world. With over 5,000 footprints set into the Cal Orck’o cliff, just 3 miles from the city center.  The park is filled with numerous life-sized replicas of dinosaurs and houses one of the world’s largest replica sculptures. Overnight De su Merced Hotel (Breakfast)

DAY 9
Sucre to La Paz (Flight)

After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to La Paz.  Free afternoon and evening. Overnight Rey Palace  (Breakfast)

DAY 10
La Paz to Lake Titicaca to Copacabana and Sun Island

We will pick you up at your hotel and drive approximately 3-hours to Copacabana situated on the shore of beautiful Lake Titicaca, located between Bolivia and Peru.  Once in Copacabana we will board a private boat and head out to Sun Island (approximately 1-hour). We will arrive in time for a prepared native lunch, then will enjoy a trek around the island visiting Inca’s ruins; Pilkokaina Palace, the Inca’s Fountain  and the 200 stairs of Yumani.  After our tour of the island we will return to Copacabana and visit de Basilica (the Dark Madonna).  In the afternoon we drive back to La Paz. Overnight Rey Palace  (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 11
Depart

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for flights back home. (Breakfast)

END OF SERVICES

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PRICES

2017 Price Per Person (USD)
Trip2 ppl3 ppl4 ppl        
11 Day Bolivia Discovery$2,590 $2,590 $2,190Book Now

INCLUDED

  • Domestic flights (La Paz to Uyuni and Sucre to La Paz)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Meals where stated
  • Excursions and entry fees
  • Expert guides

EXCLUDED

  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Beverages

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