A Week in Bolivia

From La Paz, Bolivia
  • Bolivia
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Tour Description

This tour begins in La Paz, where you will get to know this fascinating city before heading to Sucre, Bolivias most beautiful city and the symbolic heart of the nation.  In Potosi you will visit the Cerro Rico silver mines before setting off to explore the vast Uyuni Salt Falts.  This tour concludes back in La Paz and is a great glimpse of life in this strongly indigenous nation.

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Witness the most inspiring and unique highlight in Bolivia, Uyuni Salt Flat

Bolivia is South America’s country with the largest percentage of indigenous people that helps to keep the culture and traditions alive

Learn about the history of Potosi, a city famous for its silver mines

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
La Paz

Arrive La Paz & transfer to your hotel.
La Paz has a spectacular setting in a deep bowl surrounded by snow-capped mountains of the Altiplano. It lies in the shadow of the towering 6,438m high Mt. Illimani, always snow-covered and visible from many parts of the city. The city (from the main square) is 3,636 metres above sea level.
Overnight in La Paz

Day 2
La Paz - Tiwanaku Ruins, City Tour & Moon Valley

Tiwanaku is a 1½ hours drive from La Paz (72 km/45 miles), throughout which the highlands are passed and the Aymaran way of life can be seen. Tiwanaku dating back to 1580BC - 1200AC, was one of the most important pre-Inca civilizations and considered to be among the most developed at the time. The main constructions visited during this tour are: Kalasasaya temple and the Gate of the Sun constructed out of stone, Ponce and Fraile monoliths; the Akapana pyramid and the semi-underground temple.
This afternoon take a four hours city tour through La Paz, elected as one of the 7 wonder cities in the world. It is in a valley at the foothills of the Andes Range, situated at 3,632m / 11942 ft. above sea level. The tour goes through the street markets rich in handicrafts, weavings and witchcraft items, followed by a visit to the colonial section of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square also visit to the viewpoint 'Mirador de Killi Killi'; and the outdoor replica of Tiwanaku temple. Then descending to the more modern, southern part of La Paz to reach and visit the Valley of the Moon, where a clay mountain has been impressively shaped by erosion.
Overnight in La Paz

Day 3
La Paz Uyuni

Trip from La Paz going southwest through the highlands in bus to Oruro (3 ½ hours), train to Uyuni (6-7 hours), crossing a large portion of the highlands. Overnight in hotel. (L)
Included: Lunch
Overnight in Uyuni

Day 4
Uyuni Salt Flats (Full day)

Trip to Colchani, to see locals producing salt, enter this natural wonder of nature with over 10,000 km2, crossing to “Isla Incahuasi” (2 hours), a special habitat of volcanic rock and giant cactus. Then north to see Pucara de Ayque in the foothills of the Tunupa volcano. Return to Uyuni (2 hours),
Included: Picnic lunch in the middle of the salt flats
Overnight in Uyuni

Day 5
Uyuni Potosi City

Bus trip crossing branches of the Andes Range with great landscapes, old mines and Indian villages to Potosi (4 hours).
In the afternoon visit of the colonial city, seeing the Mint House on Thursday or Colonial church and museum on Sunday, colonial churches and the local market
Overnight in Potosi

Day 6
Cerro Rico Mines Sucre

Visit a mine to see remains of the silver production in the famous Silver Mountain.
Afternoon bus to Sucre (3 hours), nice colonial city, set in the lower valleys.
Overnight in Sucre

Day 7
Sucre City Tour

Sucre is the capital of Bolivia; this charming colonial city lies at the head of the valley at 2700 meters high.
It's a very interesting tour which includes the visit of Casa de la Libertad, where the Act of Independence of Bolivia was signed in 1825; Bolivar Park, to see examples of the aristocratic tradition in Sucre with small replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc of Triumph of Paris; the church and museum of La Recoleta, and the museum of Indian Textiles ASU
Overnight in Sucre

Day 8
Sucre Departure

Departure transfer for your flight.

• Winter Season (June, July August): water may freeze in the pipes and could take several minutes to heat up
• Rainy season: (January to March) Roads might be in bad shape. Uyuni Salt flats are flooded. Access to Tahua or Incahuasi might be difficult or impossible. Program might have to be changed due to these reasons.
• As roads in Uyuni aren’t paved, we will use 4x4 cars, each one with a maximum of 4 passengers. To avoid high costs, guide and / or Tour Conductor will go in the back part of the cars if it will be necessary.
• Highest Hotel in the area is Tayka del Desierto (4.531 meters above sea level).

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 31 Hotel upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 7 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers on either a shared or private basis
  • Included Copy 7 Flights not included
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 20 Beautiful train ride from Oruro to Uyuni
  • Included Copy 31 Minimum 2 people. Single supplement applies
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