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The Best of Bolivia – 13 days
|| from $ 1.800 AUD|
||Domestic flights included |
|| La Paz, Copacabana, Sun Island, Santa Cruz, Uyuni, Potosí, Salt Flats, Sucre|
The best of Bolivia is contained in this 13-day-long package: the mysthic Sun Island with native inhabitants; La Paz and unbelievable salt flats and desert sceneries; wild and beautiful nature, authentic atmosphere, proud Indians wearing colourful ponchos. These and even more is Bolivia! All that should be seen will be seen. You will not miss anything!
Day 1 – Arrive to La Paz
Arrival to La Paz. You will be met by an English speaking tour guide at the airport. On the way to your hotel you can start admiring this amazing city. The afternoon is at leisure. You can relax or start to discover the city on your own.
Day 2 – La Paz (B)
Tour discovering La Paz´s multiethnic and cultural character visiting Los Andes street to admire handy artisans manufacturing traditional garments and festivity costumes. Walk around the Witches Market to get acquainted of the mystical rituals and indigenous cosmos vision and see the enormous handicraft market. Continue the tour visiting San Francisco Church, the historical heritage district is around the main square of La Paz “Plaza Murillo”, walk around the Legislative Palace, the Government Palace and the Cathedral.
Have a breathtaking view of La Paz at Killi Killi lookout. Later on, go around Miraflores district to see the Open Air Museum about the Tiwanaku Culture. The end of the tour represents visiting the southern residential districts of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida located very close to the Moon Valley where you will enjoy of a short walk. Return to the hotel.
Day 3 - La Paz-Copacabana-Sun Island (B)
Pick up from your Hotel at 07:00 am to Copacabana.
The tour starts in the city of La Paz at 3640 meters above the sea level, and continues along the enormous high plateau all the way to the Titicaca Lake located at 3810 meters above the sea level. You will cross the strait of Tiquina which is the narrowest part of the entire lake, dividing the lake in two: the small section known as Wiñaymarka and the large section known as Chucuito. Continue the trip by the side of agriculture terraces built during the Chiripa, Tiwanaku and Inca civilizations. Arrival at Copacabana. Sail on a motor boat towards the southern part of the Sun Island, visit the Pilkocaina Temple and hike towards Yumani village enjoying great views of the Mountain Range of the Andes, walk downhill through the Fountain and the Inca Staircase. Sail back to Copacabana. Suggested dinner at Kota Kahuaña restaurant.
Day 4 – La Paz-Copacabana-Sun Island (B)
Start exploring Copacabana walking around it’s streets, visit the renaissance style church where you will find the Patron Virgin Mary of Bolivia, the handicraft shops and the local product market. Optional hike up to the “Calvary Hill” where you will see and understand the religious syncretism in Bolivia.
Day 5 – Santa Cruz (B)
Transfer from the hotel to the airport Flight from La Paz to Santa Cruz Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight Santa Cruz.
Day 6 – Santa Cruz - Samaipata (B)
Full day tour to Samaipata.
A picturesque colonial town 120 kms from the city, being its principal attraction the Inca Fortress (El Fuerte), at 1950 m.a.s.l. is the last bastion of the Incas, where one beholds zoomorphic figures sculpted into the rock, water channels, stairs and niches Stop off to enjoy the crystaline waters of the vegetation-surrounded Cuevas waterfalls.
Day 7 – Sucre (B)
Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre. City Tour (3 hrs)
We visit the main museums of the city combining history, textiles, ethnography and folklore with the most representative outdoors sites such as plazas, and parks, as well as the architecture.
City Tour visiting:
Textile Museum of Indian Arts ASUR, located in a beautiful colonial neighborhood in Sucre, run by Antropologos del Surandino (ASUR), this excellent museum displays of regional textiles and traditional techniques . This program starts with the goal of revitalizing the traditional Tarabuco and Jalq'a textile areas.
It exhibits traditional and contemporary textile production, a valuable Tiahuanaco collection and two music and dances halls. Liberty House, formerly the Assembly Hall of the Jesuit University, where the country’s Declaration of Independence was signed, this house contains a famous portrait of Simon Bolivar. Its construction dates from 1621 as part of the Jesuits convent, later made a part of the building of the University, is the most important national historic landmark. It was a private chapel of the Jesuits and auditorium of the University. Options. - You can choose from the following museums in Sucre: Liberty House, ASUR textile museum, Recoleta Convent and Museum, San Felipe Nery viewpoint.
Day 8 – Potosí (B)
City Tour & Casa De La Moneda (Half day)
Trip to Potosi, we visit the Mint, Cobija Arch, San Lorenzo Church, Central Market, San Francisco viewpoint, main square, La Merced Church, Compañia de Jesús Tower.
Day 9 – Uyuni (B)
Transfer from the hotel to the bus station Local bus Potosí – Uyuni (4 hrs) Transfer from the bus station to the hotel.Overnight Uyuni.
Day 10 – Uyuni Salt Flats (B, D)
Departure at 10:30 am to visit the train cemetery, a little town called Colchani to see the manual processing of the salt, after we are going to see the salt lake, people working on this, the salt hotel , fish island with a lot of cactus, after the lunch we are going to continue to sleep at the border of the Salar in a salt hotel able to see the sun rise on the salar..
Day 11 – Uyuni Salt Flats (B, L, D)
After the sun rise we are going to see salar the chiguana, the volcano Ollague, Siloli desert, stone three, Colourfull Lagoon, after seeing flamingoes we are going to continue to the rest in Colourfull Lagoon dorms.
Day 12 – Uyuni Salt Flats (B, L)
We are going to leave at 05:00 am to see the geysers with the sun rise, visit to the hot springs were you can swim, after that we are going to see the Salvador Daly rocks, Laguna Verde, Laguna Blanca and return to Uyuni visiting the Valley of rocks arriving at 6 p.m. to Uyuni able to take the bus to La Paz, Oruro, Potosí or other places.
Day 13 – La Paz (B)
Transfer from the bus station to the hotel.
12 nights accommodation; Domestic flights included; All services and transfers detailed in the program; Meals detailed in the program included (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner); Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary; Transportation La Paz – Copacabana - La Paz, motor boat transportation; Flight from La Paz to Santa Cruz; Flight from Santa Cruz to Sucre; Bus Sucre-Potosí; Bus Potosí-Uyuni; Bus Uyuni-La Paz.
Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)
Meals not mentioned on the itinerary, and alcoholic beverages of any kind; Tips; Personal expenses.
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We can organize transport to and from Bolivia
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