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Incredible Bolivia and desert road – 7 days
|| from $ 790 AUD|
||no flights included |
||Tuesdays and Saturdays|
|| Titicaca Lake, Copacabana, Island of Sun, La Paz, Uyuni, San Juan, |
Atacama Desert, San Pedro de Atacama
Once you are in Bolivia, you will not want to leave it. Why? Well it’s because of the people, the climate, the popular places, the food! Actually, very few people visit Bolivia - mostly because no one hears much about it. But that’s the reason why Bolivia is still authentic in many ways - because the traditions and culture is still intact and the most remote areas are very rarely visited and life goes on as it has for centuries. Don’t make the mistake of passing it by.
This package is also included in our popular tour Across South America, click here for more information.
Day 1 – Copacabana – Island of Sun (L, D)
Pick up from Copacabana bus station and transfer to hotel to enjoy a delicious lunch here. In the afternoon we head towards the Sun island (Isla del Sol) by boat, the cradle of the Inca Empire. On this legendary island we are going to visit the Pilkokaina Inca Palace, we can go on foot or by boat to the garden, stairs and the fountain of the Inca. Ascending to the town of Yumani, you have a magnificent view of the lake, with the base view of Nevado of Illampu and Cordillera Real de los Andes. At night you can taste the delicious trout from Lake Titicaca. Overnight in Copacabana at the hotel.
Day 2 – Copacabana – La Paz (B)
After breakfast, we are going to explore the city. Copacabana is a holy city on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once sacred to the Incas, Copacabana is now home to the revered statue of La Virgen de la Candelaria, the patron saint of Bolivia. You will stop at a craft-market, which is a good opportunity to buy some souvenirs. You will leave Copacabana in the afternoon, get on a bus to La Paz to accommodate here in a hotel.
Day 3 - Tiwanaku Tour (B, L)
At 8am pickup from the hotel and 8.30am departure to Tiwanaku archeological site. Today we are going to visit the pre-Inca ruins from the Tiwanacota Culture (1,700 BC) where you can see the monolith Bennet and others, the famous Puerta del Sol, Kalasasaya Temple, Pyramid of Akapana, Semi Temple, also a visit to the lithic and ceramic museum. Return in the late afternoon. Overnight in La Paz.
Day 4 – Transfer La Paz – Uyuni (B)
Morning transfer to the bus station where the guide will explain how to get to Uyuni. 10.30am bus from La Paz to Oruro, arrive at 1.30pm. Later at 3.30pm take a train connection from Oruro to Uyuni, arrive at 10.30pm. This part of program is without guide. Transfer from the train station to the hotel. Overnight in Uyuni.
Day 5 - Uyuni Salt flats – San Juan (B, L, D)
Departure 10.30am. Visit the salt extracting village of Colchani, then continue the trip to the Fish Island (Inkawasi), piece of rock land in the middle of a white ocean, on which bloom hundreds of giant cactus, the only vegetation able to grow within thousands of square miles. Accommodation in a basic lodge with sharing room and bathroom in San Juan or nearby.
Day 6 - San Juan - Huayllajarar (B, L, D)
Panoramic view of Lípez, flora and fauna await you today. You will visit the colour lagoons until reaching the National Reserve of Andean fauna Eduardo Avaroa, with its most important natural attractions like Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) where you should see flamingos. Accommodation is organized in a lodge with shared bathroom.
Day 7 - Colour Lagoons – San Pedro de Atacama (B, L)
Start the day early in the morning, visiting the spectacular Geysers “Sol de Mañana”, the boiling craters, then visit the colonial church of San Cristóbal (re-build village). Arrive to Hito Cajón and then 1.30pm take a bus to San Pedro de Atacama. It is an hour-long ride. End of our services.
6 Nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel; All services and transfers detailed on the program; Local English speaking guide; Meals detailed on the program included (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner); Taxes; Transfer from Copacabana to La Paz; Bus ticket La Paz – Oruro; Train ticket Oruro – Uyuni; Bus ticket Hito Cajón – San Pedro de Atacama; Permanent English assistance by our Operations Department
Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)
Airfare; Meals and services not detailed on the programme; Tips; Insurance; Personal expense; Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary (Fish Island US$ 3.00, Eduardo Avaroa Reserve US$ 25.00); Bilingual guide in the route to Uyuni to San pedro (only driver).
Transfer La Paz-Uyuni by plane - from 139 AUD
Coroico Tour - 180 USD
Eight hours tour approximately with pick up Hotel in La Paz and transport to “La Cumbre” at 4650 m.a.s.l.. Drive for about two hours through impressive a snaking mountain road between cliffs and rocky walls down to the Yungas rain forest located at 1700 m.a.s.l. In Coroico visit coca, coffee, fruit crops according to season. Have a lunch and also explore the town.Return to La Paz.
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Tour departures only Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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