Bolivia, South America
Location
11 Days
Duration

The Best of Bolivia

Welcome to Bolivia, South America!

ROUTE: Santa Cruz, Samaipata, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Potosi, Uyuni, La Paz, Tiwanaku, Huatajata, La Paz

DURATION: 11 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Santa Cruz city tour
  • Excursion to Samaipata Ruins
  • Visit to the archeological museum and waterfalls: Las Cuevas and el Chorro
  • City Tour in Sucre
  • Visit the Santa Teresa Convent
  • Visit to the Casa de la Moneda (National Mint)
  • Excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and Isla Pescado
  • City Tour of La Paz
  • Visit to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku
  • Visit the Andean Roots Eco Village
  • Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”
  • Sun Island visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain
  • Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant
  • Cruise to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca
  • Nocturnal visit to the Native Observatory Alajpacha
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Santa Cruz – Hotel Cortez
  • Sucre – Parador Santa Maria La Real
  • Potosi – Hotel Coloso
  • Uyuni – Hotel Luna Salada or Palacio De Sal
  • Uyuni – Hotel Jardines de Uyuni
  • La Paz – Hotel Presidente
  • Huatajata – The Inca Utama Hotel & Spa
  • La Paz – Hotel Presidente
DELUXE:
  • Please inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

 Included: 

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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1

Day 1 Santa Cruz

Upon arrival at airport in Bolivia, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Activities:

  • PM City Tour, visit of the Ethnic-folkloric Museum; the main square; the Cathedral Museum; the Interpretation Centre of Santa Cruz; the handicrafts expo “Arte-campo” and the principal monuments of Santa Cruz.

Overnight: Santa Cruz

2

Day 2 Santa Cruz - Samaipata - Santa Cruz

Activities:

  • Full Day excursion to Samaipata Ruins.
  • Departure to the Ruins of Samaipata, about 120 km from Santa Cruz. The road to the ancient Fort leads through the mountainous Andean area called “Volcanes”. This archeological site was built for magic rites by a pre-Incan culture.
  • Also visit the archaeological museum and take a bath beneath the waterfalls: Las Cuevas and el Chorro.
  • Return to Santa Cruz.

Overnight: Santa Cruz – (B, L)

3

Day 3 Santa Cruz - Sucre

Activities:

  • Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Sucre. Arrival and Transfer to your hotel.
  • In the afternoon City Tour in Sucre, visiting the Recoleta and San Francisco Church, the House of Liberty where Simon Bolivar signed the Independence of Bolivia; the second oldest University of the continent, San Francisco Xavier and the local colorful market.

Overnight: Sucre – (B)

4

Day 4 Sucre - Potosi

Activities:

  • Start an early overland journey to Potosi, the famous Colonial City and source of silver during colonial times. The rich mountain towers over the city – and according to legend- it has produced enough silver to build a solid silver bridge from Potosi to Madrid.
  • Visit the Santa Teresa Convent. Potosi was declared by UNESCO “The Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind”.

Overnight: Potosi – (B)

5

Day 5 Potosi - Uyuni

Activities:

  • Breakfast and visit to the Casa de la Moneda (National Mint), where the procedure used for minting coins in different periods is seen.
  • Private transfer from Potosí to Uyuni.

Overnight: Uyuni – (B, D)

6

Day 6 Uyuni

Activities:

  • Breakfast and pick up from the hotel for your full day excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and Isla Pescado.
  • Uyuni is the largest salt lake on Earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Highplateau (12.000 Km2); the Bolivian Andes offer stunning sceneries which can be hardly matched. The sound of silence makes the heart beats faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, the pure sky, the color lagoons, the cacti and the flamingos, certainly makes you feel that there is no other place like this in the whole world.
  • Lunch at Isla Pescado, also called “Incawasi”, an oasis with formations of algae and fossils. It is covered by thousands of giant columnar cacti, which can be more than a hundred years old, growing to a height of over 12 m.
  • The landscape against the background of the salt pans extending to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography hunters.

Overnight: Uyuni – (B, L)

7

Day 7 Uyuni - La Paz

Activities:

  • Breakfast and transfer from hotel to airport. Transfer from airport to hotel.
  • In the afternoon City Tour. La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins; a living history which treasures the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites on its streets. The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor’s Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic “Illimani” mountain.
  • Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon.

Overnight: La Paz – (B)

8

Day 8 La Paz - Tiwanaku - Huatajata

Activities:

  • In the morning visit to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku (1.580 BC-1.000 AD). These magnificent ruins of Bolivia belong to one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants.
  • Continuation to Huatajata at the shores of Lake Titicaca. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas.
  • Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri.
  • Audiovisual and night experience of “The Mystic World of the Kallawayas”, natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, – our Kallawaya – will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves.

Overnight: Huatajata – (B, L)

9

Day 9 Huatajata

Activities:

  • Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”.
  • Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness.
  • Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market.
  • Cruise to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca.
  • Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin.
  • Overland journey back to Huatajata.

Overnight: Huatajata – (B, L)

10

Day 10 Huatajata - La Paz

Activities:

  • Overland journey to La Paz.

Overnight: La Paz – (B)

11

Day 11 La Paz

Departure: Transfer from hotel to airport. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Bolivia, South America
Area (SQ KM): 1,098,581
Population: 10,800,882
Capital: La Paz (administrative), Sucre (judicial)
Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara (all official)
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist)
Currency: Bolivian boliviano - BOB
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Electricity: 230 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Bolivia, South America): 591


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