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Wonders of Bolivia

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,446

Landlocked in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Bolivia remains a well-kept secret. Often overshadowed by its neighbours, Bolivia is a traveller’s dream, with beautiful landscapes and a culture all its own. Take in the key sights over 7 days, from spectacular ruins to eerie salt lakes, and the world’s highest capital, La Paz


This 7-day first-class, small group tour invites you to uncover the delights of one of South America’s most colourful countries.

Spend your first night in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, before going on to Lake Titicaca. Follow the Altiplano, passing through local villages until you reach Copacabana (no, not that one), on the lake’s shores. Pay your respects to the Virgen Morena for safe passage to the Island of the Sun, where you’ll see the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina, and spend the night. In the early morning, descend the ancient stairs to the Waters of the Eternal Youth (worth a shot, right?). Then visit the Chincana ruins and the Island of the Moon before returning to Copacabana.

Travel back to La Paz and spend the day exploring the capital. You may wish to take a city tour, visit the Witches Market, or the Valley of the Moon, or take a cable car ride over the city. The following day, board your flight for Uyuni, your gateway to the legendary Uyuni salt flats. Covering 12,000 square kilometres, the flats provide the surrounding region with a thriving economy, where salt is still extracted in the traditional way. You’ll visit an island in the middle of the flats, and see the Coquesa Mummies. Stargazing is also near unparalleled here with little or no light pollution.

Return to La Paz for one more night, with time at leisure to pick up any sights you’ve missed before departing the following day.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,446

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Day 1

La Paz

Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have to day to relax and get used to the altitude.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Rey Palace

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    El Rey Palace



    This luxury hotel is located in a popular tourist area and is within a 10 minute walk to National Museum of Archaeology of Bolivia. Rooms are air-conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge. The El Rey Palace Hotel is extremely comfortable …

    This luxury hotel is located in a popular tourist area and is within a 10 minute walk to National Museum of Archaeology of Bolivia. Rooms are air-conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge. The El Rey Palace Hotel is extremely comfortable for both executives and tourists, for its privileged location in the heart of the city.

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    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 2

La Paz, Copacabana, Sun Island

In the morning, you will be transferred by a private shuttle to Copacabana along the shores of Lake Titicaca. Located between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. It is situated at over 3800 meters above sea level. The reed islands dotting Titicaca's surface are the Uros floating islands made of reed and named after the Indians who inhabited them. Legend has it the Uro Indians had black blood that helped them survive the frigid nights on the water and safeguarded them from drowning.

On Lake Titicaca, one ancient people, the Uros, live on islands made of living reeds that float around the lake. The Uros people have been living on the lake for hundreds of years--they were forced to take up residence on the floating islands when the Incas expanded onto their land. In the shadow of the Andes, on the world's highest navigable lake, they make their living from fishing and from selling their reed handicrafts to tourists. A morning excursion on the Reed Islands will introduce you to the culture and practices of the Uro people.

A visit to its church and the famous "Virgen Morena" is a must and if timing works out, you may see cars, trucks and buses being "blessed". From Copacabana, you travel by boat to the Island of the Sun where you will enjoy an Aptapi (typical lunch in the highlands). Then travel to the ruins of Pilkokaina an Inca temple before hiking to La Estancia offering a wonderful panoramic view of Lake Titicaca.

Tonight you spend on Sun Island on Lake Titicaca. An amazing spot located in the southern part of the Island, the lodge was built utilizing traditional Andean architecture combined with modern comforts. The cabins are constructed with adobe brick and thatch roofs, and are set between pre-Inca terraces.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Ecolodge La Estancia

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    Ecolodge La Estancia



    The La Estancia Ecolodge is located on the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca. The lodge combines the traditional architecture of Bolivia with the best of modern comforts. The lodge features 15 cottages built in the Andean style with adobe bricks and thatched roofs. …

    The La Estancia Ecolodge is located on the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca. The lodge combines the traditional architecture of Bolivia with the best of modern comforts. The lodge features 15 cottages built in the Andean style with adobe bricks and thatched roofs. Every room have a private ensuite, hot water and spectacular views of Lake Titicaca.

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    • Bar
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Day 3

Sun Island, La Paz

Don't miss an early sunrise!

This morning you will hike down through Yumani visiting the Inca stairs and the Water of the Eternal Youth. You then travel north by boat to visit Chincana ruins and the Sacred Rock. You then continue by boat to the Island of the Moon and the Inca ruins of Inak Uyu temple and return to Copacabana where you are transferred by private vehicle back to La Paz.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

El Rey Palace

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    El Rey Palace



    This luxury hotel is located in a popular tourist area and is within a 10 minute walk to National Museum of Archaeology of Bolivia. Rooms are air-conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge. The El Rey Palace Hotel is extremely comfortable …

    This luxury hotel is located in a popular tourist area and is within a 10 minute walk to National Museum of Archaeology of Bolivia. Rooms are air-conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge. The El Rey Palace Hotel is extremely comfortable for both executives and tourists, for its privileged location in the heart of the city.

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    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 4

La Paz

After Breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour through La Paz, chosen as one of "7 Wonder Cities" in the world. Located in a valley at the foothills of the Andes 3,632m. (11942 ft.) above sea level, the tour takes you through the street markets rich in handicrafts, weaving, and witchcraft items. Great deals and photo opportunities abound. You then visit the colonial section of the city with the San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square and also climb to the viewpoint "Mirador de Killi Killi"; and the outdoor replica of Tiwanaku Temple. You then descend to the more modern, southern part of La Paz and visit the Valley of the Moon, where a clay mountain has been impressively shaped by water and wind erosion. Finish off with a cable car "Teleferico" ride for an overlook of La Paz. This is a must for every one!

Note: cable car ride can change day according to the itinerary.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

La Paz, Uyuni

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from La Paz to Uyuni. -- Not included in trip price.

Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to a Uyuni village where you will have a tour of the beautiful salt flats.

As the sun sets, enjoy snacks and wine while sitting in the beautiful and open salt flats while watching the orange and pink glows of the sunset over the salt-filled dessert.

Optional Excursion (Not included in trip price)
Star Watching Experience
Enjoy sitting back and gazing into deep space as you stare at a night sky unseen by big cities. With the open landscape and beautiful sky you'll forget you were ever on earth.
At the end of the day, you'll spend the night at Palacio de Sal Hotel where all walls, ceilings, chairs in tables are all made of salt keeping the land in balance with nature and assuring that you get the best rest that you can.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Palacio De Sal Hotel

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    Palacio De Sal Hotel



    Located in the port of Colchani, on the eastern shore of the Great Salar de Uyuni and just 25 kilometres from the city of Uyuni, the Hotel Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa, recently remodeled, is built entirely of salt: Walls, floors, ceilings, and much …

    Located in the port of Colchani, on the eastern shore of the Great Salar de Uyuni and just 25 kilometres from the city of Uyuni, the Hotel Palacio de Sal Hotel & Spa, recently remodeled, is built entirely of salt: Walls, floors, ceilings, and much of its implementation and decoration: Chairs, tables, beds, sculptures, and some are made of salt, so it is considered unique in the world.

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    • Bar
    • Games Room
    • Restaurant

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Day 6

Uyuni, La Paz

After breakfast, you have the day to relax or to take part in some of the amazing activities available for you.

Optional Excursions (Not included in the trip price)
Sunrise in Uyuni Salt Flats
Start the day very early in the morning, with a transfer to Uyuni salt flats. One of the greatest ''natural wonders'', the Uyuni salt flats are the biggest salts lakes in the world. 12,000 square kilometres of salt at an elevation of 12,000ft, create a truly unforgettable experience as the flats reflect the sapphire-blue Altiplano sky. Depart from Uyuni and drive to Colchani, a village on the shores of Uyuni Salt Flat where locals still extract salt in a traditional way. Next continue to Incahuasi Island, lost in the middle of the salt flat and covered with giant cactus. See the Coquesa Mummies before heading to Tahua.

Tiwanuku Ruins
Tiwanaku is a 1 and a half hour drive from La Paz (72 km/45 miles), where you'll pass through the highlands 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. Two local museums to view pottery, stone work and learn about the culture are also included on this trip.

City Tour with Shoe-Shiners
A unique visit to the popular neighborhoods and markets of La Paz, guided by a "lustra bota" or shoe-shiner will provide different impressions of this unique city. Meeting with the "lustra guide" outside the former train terminal of La Paz. Hop on, on one of the many telefericos (cable cars) lines this vibrant city has, the Red Line, and get off where the walking tour starts, the main cemetery. After a short visit, continue walking to "Fish Street Market", the "Flower Market" and the "Uruguay Market'' where various species of animals and food can be seen. The tour continues to Eloy Salmón Street, lined with shops and stalls selling the latest technology and to the "Cholitas Market" where Cholitas (local ladies) can be seen shopping for traditional skirts and blankets. The tour concludes at the famous witches' market on Linares and Sagarnaga Streets where we will learn a little bit of Andean cosmovision.

At the end of the day you'll go back to your hotel and spend the night there.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

El Rey Palace

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    El Rey Palace



    This luxury hotel is located in a popular tourist area and is within a 10 minute walk to National Museum of Archaeology of Bolivia. Rooms are air-conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge. The El Rey Palace Hotel is extremely comfortable …

    This luxury hotel is located in a popular tourist area and is within a 10 minute walk to National Museum of Archaeology of Bolivia. Rooms are air-conditioned and a wireless internet connection is provided free of charge. The El Rey Palace Hotel is extremely comfortable for both executives and tourists, for its privileged location in the heart of the city.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 7

La Paz

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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DEPARTURES:

2020: Aug 7, 21; Sep; 11; Oct 9; Nov 20; Dec 18
2021: Jan 15; Feb 19; Mar 19; Apr 16; May 14; Jun 4, 18; Jul 2, 23; Aug 13; Sep 10;
Oct 15; Nov 26; Dec 17 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodations
  • Local Travel assistance
  • Tour of Lake Titicaca
  • Visit to Island of the Sun and Moon
  • Full day tour of Uyuni Salt Lake
  • Local tour guides
  • Meals as indicated by BLD

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Group size maximum of 16. This is not a fully escorted tour. Local English guides are used in each different location. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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