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US$ 2,940Price per person, double occupancy, in private service, all intermediate transfers included. Domestic airfares included.
Duration:11 Days
Destination:La Paz - Tiwanaku - Lake Titicaca - Uyuni - Eduardo Avaroa Reserve - Potosi - Sucre - Santa Cruz

THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PACKAGE DESCRIPTION

The Best Bolivia Destinations Package takes you through the most breathtaking and mystical landscapes and immerses you in the folklore and culture of these welcoming people.

  • Experience the culture and Andean landscape of La Paz, the highest capital in the world.
  • Visit the massive ruins of the powerful Tiwanaku culture.
  • Contemplate the immensity of Lake Titicaca from Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.
  • Enjoy a picnic on the world’s largest and highest salt desert at the Uyuni Salt Flats.
  • Explore the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, captivating with its erupting volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, ice lakes, and more.
  • Admire the blood-colored Red Lagoon and its James Flamingos, native only to the Andean plateaus.
  • Get lost, among the highlands, in the historic colonial cities of Potosi and Sucre.
  • Visit the pre-Hispanic Samaipata Fort in the beautiful countryside of Santa Cruz.
  • Discover two wonderfully-ornate Jesuit Mission towns, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Relax and replenish at the Güembé Biocenter, a natural paradise surrounded by exotic plants, tropical forests, and wildlife.

Looking for another great option? We’ve combined the best destinations in Bolivia and Peru to create a 10 Day Peru and Bolivia Tour Package. You’ll visit Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu as well as the Uyuni Salt Flats, Tiwanaku, Lake Titicaca and more! Click here for more information.

ITINERARY FOR THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PAKCAGE

DAY 1

International flight Lima or Cusco – La Paz (booked on your own). Private transport WITH DRIVER ONLY from the airport to your hotel in La Paz.

City Tour La Paz and Moon Valley Half Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel to begin your tour of the best Bolivia destinations. Start with a visit  to the most important highlights of the city of La Paz. These include the Witch Doctor’s Market (where you can find herbs, folk remedies and fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals), and the typical handicrafts market of Sagarnaga Street.

The tour continues to the San Francisco Colonial Church (Museum not included) and Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and the National Congress buildings are located. After this you will visit the charming, cobble-stoned street of Jaen, one of the last colonial streets of downtown La Paz, and home to a range of museums, shops, bars and restaurants. You will then be transferred to Plaza España to take the Yellow and Green Lines of the city’s sky lift towards the southern area of the city. Here you will enjoy panoramic views of the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida.

Finally, the tour ends with a fascinating visit to Moon Valley, an amazing display of rock erosion patterns like something from out of this world. You will also have the opportunity to visit and enjoy the small gallery of celebrated local potter, Mario Sarabia (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in Rosario Hotel La Paz.

DAY 2

Transfer to Copacabana and Tour:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Transport to Copacabana (duration: 4 – 4 ½ hours, altitude: 3,840m / 12,595ft).

At your arrival, you will have lunch at the outdoor terrace of the Rosario Hotel, overlooking Lake Titicaca. Start your tour by visiting the Basilica, a stark, white, Moorish-looking building decorated with Portuguese-style blue tiles and rounded domes. The treasure inside is the Shrine de la Virgen de Copacabana — a statue carved in the 15th century which is said to be responsible for countless miracles. It’s also said that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.

Next, you may walk the 12 Stations of the Cross (optional), which devout Catholics visit throughout the Easter season. This walk (duration: 1 ½ hours) will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of nearby islands. The views of Lake Titicaca on the way up, and at the summit, are worth the uphill walking.

It is worth noting that in contrast to the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana, you’ll also find Yatiris (Aymara masters) performing spiritual cleansings called “challas” and coca leaf readings.

Transfer to Sun Island:
After your tour of Copacabana, you will be transferred by boat to the Port of Pilkokaina in the southern part of Sun Island on Lake Titicaca–legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire–where you will be welcomed by the La Estancia Eco-Lodge staff. The lodge is situated at the top of the island and requires a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way, (duration: 1- 1 ½ hours). From the lodge, behold an amazing sunset.

Evening free.

Overnight at La Estancia Eco-Lodge.
(B, L, D at your hotel)

DAY 3

Escalera del Inca and Transfer to Tiwanaku:
After enjoying breakfast at the Eco-lodge, you will walk down to the Port of Yumani and visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain, once believed to be a fountain of youth, and a place where ceremonies dedicated to water and insemination of earth took place. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, you will take a boat back to Copacabana (duration: 1 hour) to then be transferred to Tiwanaku (duration: 3 – 4 hours).

Half Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz:
After lunch in Tiwanaku, visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in the protected archaeological zones. You will visit the Kalasasaya Temple (Sun), the legendary Sun Gate, the Semi-subterranean temple (Earth), the Akapana Pyramid, the Puma Punku ceremonial center, as well as the museums where you will enjoy an impressive collection of objects and tools of ancient civilizations in addition to monumental monoliths (duration: 1 ½ – 2 hours). Transfer to your hotel in La Paz (duration: 1 ½ hours).

Evening free.

Overnight at Rosario Hotel in La Paz.
(B, L)

DAY 4

Our driver will take you to the airport to take your flight La Paz – Uyuni (BoA OB-302 departing at 08:10 and arriving at 09:00 or Amaszonas Z8-302 departing at 07:30 and arriving at 08:15).

Full Day Uyuni Salt Flats:
We pick you up from the Uyuni airport WITH DRIVER ONLY and stop at TIKA restaurant, at the Jardines de Uyuni hotel, for a short break as all tours begin at 10:00am. Mid-morning departure from the town of Uyuni on route to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats. Stop at the cemetery of trains where you can take playful pictures on board old 19th and 20th century steam locomotives. Next, visit the town of Colchani (20 min. from Uyuni) and learn the artisanal salt extraction process from local artisans. Along the way,  see piles of extracted salt and the “ojos del salar” or mineralized water springs bursting out of the salt flats.

Stop at Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the salt desert and see the giant cacti that thrive in its ecosystem (up to 10m. or 32ft. high). Afterwards, enjoy a unique picnic experience, on the Salar. Take advantage of its extraordinary flatness to play with proportion and perspective in your photographs.

Note: Incahuasi Island will not be visited during the rainy season.

After lunch, travel to the Pucara Ayque fortress at the base of the Tunupa volcano to explore its Pre-Columbian ruins and mummies. Then, transfer to the town of Villamar passing the Valley of the Rocks, famous for its interesting rock pattern erosions. It is also a favorite place for rock climbers. At the hotel, you’ll visit the cave paintings and necropolis fort of Tomás Lakjas.

Evening free.

Overnight at Jardines de Mallku Cueva Hotel.
(B, L, D at your hotel)

DAY 5

Red Lagoon – Sol de Mañana Geysers – Dali’s Valley – Green Lagoon – Colchani
After breakfast, depart to the Red Lagoon, home to the famous James Flamingos, unique in its species. This iconic lagoon sometimes turns a deep red color because of the combination of a reddish sediment in its surface, and the pigmentation of a certain type of seaweed at its bottom. You will visit the Sol de Mañana Geysers, an area full of boiling mud lakes and steam pools, and continue on to the Chalviri Lagoon, its hot springs, and Dali’s Valley, named for its resemblance to Dali’s vast desert paintings. Afterwards, you will visit the Green Lagoon, a spectacular brightly green salt lake where you’ll also be able to appreciate the towering Licancabur Volcano as a backdrop. Transfer to Colchani-Uyuni to the impressive hotel Palacio de Sal, the world’s first hotel made entirely out of salt.

Evening free.

Overnight at Palacio de Sal Hotel.
(B, L, D at your hotel)

DAY 6

Transfer to Postosí:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer to Potosí (duration: 3 ½ hours approx – altitude: 3,900m). You can visit the Pulacayo mine along the way (optional).

City Tour Potosí Half Day:
After lunch, discover the colonial architecture of the highest city in the world, dating back to the time when it was larger than either London or Paris. Many churches and temples show native artwork such as the church of San Lorenzo and the museums of the Santa Teresa and San Francisco Convents. You will also visit La Casa de la Moneda or the National Mint of Potosi, witness the beautiful facade of the Torre de la Compañia de Jesus, a stone-built convent, as well as the Arco de Cobija from where you can take great panoramic pictures of Cerro Rico (duration: 3-4 hours approx).

Transfer to Hacienda Museum Cayara (duration: 30 – 45min approx).

Evening free.

Overnight at Hacienda Cayara.
(B, L, D at your hotel)

DAY 7

Transfer Potosí – Sucre:
Visit the Antonio Jose de Sucre hanging bridge, also known as the Puente Arce, which hangs over the Pilcomayo river. You will also visit the Castle of La Glorieta, a fairy-tale pink castle on the outskirts of Sucre (duration: 2 ½ hours approx). Transfer to your hotel (altitude: 2,810m).

Evening free.

Overnight at Villa Antigua.
(B)

DAY 8

City Tour Sucre Full Day:
Today you’ll see the highlights of the beautiful white colonial city of Sucre. Visit the Mirador de La Recoleta and the ASUR Textile Museum. Admire the ornate facades of the San Lázaro Church and the iconic white-washed Santo Domingo church. Stop by the city’s cemetery, Parque Boliviar as well as the city’s main historic monuments. After lunch, visit the Casa de la Libertad museum, view the exteriors of the Metropolitana Cathedral and the Museo del Tesoro. The tour ends with a visit to the San Francisco Church and the San Felipe de Neri Convent Museum (duration: 6 hours approx). Return to your hotel.

NOTE: San Felipe de Neri Museum is only available in the afternoons, for morning tours you will visit La Recoleta Museum.

Airport Transfer:
Transfer WITH DRIVER ONLY to the airport to take your flight Sucre – La Paz (Amaszonas Z8-229 departing at 18:50 and arriving at 19:30). Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Santa Cruz (altitude: 416m).

Evening free.

Overnight at Hotel LP Equipetrol.
(B, L)

DAY 9

Tour to Samaipata Fort Full Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer to the countryside town of Samaipata. Located 120 kms from the city of Santa Cruz, it is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Visit the Fuerte de Samaipata, a pre-Hispanic ceremonial fortress, among the largest in South America, and a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. After lunch, enjoy the archaeological museum in the town of Samaipata and the cave waterfalls of the area. Return to your hotel in Santa Cruz.

Evening free.

Overnight at Hotel LP Equipetrol.
(B, L)

DAY 10

Jesuit Missions – San Javier and Concepción Full Day:
Discover two wonderfully ornate Jesuit Mission towns declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. San Javier, the oldest mission in the region, is located 230 kms from Santa Cruz, and Concepción is located 45 kms from San Javier. First you will visit the San Javier Mission, with its baroque-style missionary church, the sacred museum, and the stone of the apostles. After lunch, you will transfer to Concepción to visit the town’s mission church, considered a jewel in the region, the museum, main square, and water dam. Transfer back to your hotel in Santa Cruz.

Evening free.

Overnight at Hotel LP Equipetrol.
(B, L)

DAY 11

Güembé Biocenter Tour:
Today you can explore and relax in the Güembé Biocenter, a natural paradise surrounded by exotic plants, tropical forests, and wildlife. Some of the main attractions include the Butterfly Dome, Aviarium, Orchidarium, Anthill, Beekeeping, Termite Mounds and Monkey Island. In addition, there are magnificent gardens, trails, pools, and artificial lagoons where you can take a swim or go kayaking.

Transfer WITH DRIVER ONLY to the airport in Santa Cruz to take your international flight (booked on your own).

(B,L)

 

LEGEND
BBreakfast
SSnack
LLunch
DDinner
BLBoxed Lunch

THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PACKAGE PRICES

Tour Price per person1 Person2 People4 People6 People8 People10 People12 People
3 StarsUS$ 4,905US$ 2,940US$ 2,245US$ 2,170US$ 2,035US$ 1,945US$ 1,845
3 Stars SuperiorUS$ 5,280US$ 3,150US$ 2,450US$ 2,375US$ 2,240US$ 2,155US$ 2,045
4 StarsUS$ 5,335US$ 3,180US$ 2,485US$ 2,405US$ 2,270US$ 2,185US$ 2,080
5 StarsUS$ 6,645US$ 3,380US$ 2,685US$ 2,605US$ 2,470US$ 2,385US$ 2,280

INCLUDED IN THE BEST BOLIVIA DESTINATIONS PACKAGE

Included in Tour Price:Not included in Tour Price:
Hotel accommodations according to itinerary.International flights.
Meals according to itinerary.Visas required to enter Bolivia.
All entrance tickets.Airport Taxes for international  flights.
All tour and intermediate transfers.Drinks.
All guided excursions in English in private service.Tips.
Embarkation fees (Lake Titicaca).
Domestic flights: La Paz – Uyuni /Sucre – Santa Cruz
Airport taxes for domestic flights only.

NOTES:

FOR THE HIGHLANDS (La Paz, Tiwanaku, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, and Uyuni):

  • Upon arrival in La Paz, we recommend you rest for at least 3 hours; do not eat much, as digesting food might be a bit slow during your first day due to the altitude. Also, you can drink coca tea (except those who suffer from high blood pressure and heart problems).
  • Wear comfortable footwear and clothes (dress in layers).
  • Drink water, wear sunglasses, sunscreen and sun cap.
  • Bring moisturizing cream and a small backpack for excursions.
  • Do not forget a camera or videocamera to capture the amazing places you’ll visit.
  • We recommend bringing abundant contact lens solution or an additional pair of glasses.

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