Exploring Bolivia 8 days

Exploring Bolivia 8 Days / 7 Nights

Overview

La Paz – Uyuni Salt Flats – Colorful Lagoons – Sun Island

  1. UNESCO World Heritage: Ruins of Tiwanaku
  2. La Paz – will take your breath away!
  3. Uyuni Salt Falts: over 12.000 km2 pure salt! Largest Salt Flats in the World!
  4. Discover the colored volcanoes and lagoons of Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve!
  5. Titicaca Lake – Highest navigable Lake in the World!
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Arrival: Daily
  • Departure: Daily
  • Destinations: La Paz, Villamar, Uyuni, Copacabana, Sun Island.

DAY

DESCRIPTION

MEALS

OVERNIGHT

Day 1Arrival in La PazLa Paz
Day 2Tiawanacu & Valley Moon Tour(B) (L)La Paz
Day 3La Paz – Uyuni – Villamar(B) (L) (D)Vilamar
Day 4Villamar – Colored Lagoons (REA) – Ojo de Perdiz(B) (L) (D)Vilamar
Day 5Ojo de Perdiz – Small Lagoons – Uyuni salt flats – Colchani(B) (L)Uyuni
Day 6Colchani – Uyuni – La Paz – Copacabana – Sun Island(B) (L)Copacabana
Day 7 La Chincana – Moon island – Copacabana – Cable Car ride – La Paz(B) (L)La Paz
Day 8Flight to you next Destination (B)

Breakfast (B)

Lunch (L)

Dinner (D)

Itinerary

Day 01: La Paz transfer Airport – Hotel (Night)

El Alto airport is currently the highest International airport in the world at 4,080m/13.115 ft above sea level. Transfer from airport to hotel, via a short highway, from which there is a nice evening view of the city lights.

Day 02: Tiwanaku ruins (Half Day) – City Tour and Valley of the Moon (Half Day)

Tiwanaku is a 72 kms 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. Two local museums to view pottery, stone work and learn about the culture are also included on this trip.

In the afternoon take a four hours city tour through La Paz, elected as one of the 7 wonder cities in the world. It is located 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.

Day 03: La Paz – Uyuni – Villamar

Flight La Paz – Uyuni with transfers included

Att 10:00 am trip south visiting first the cemetery of old trains, then through the highlands, passing the villages of San Cristobal, Culpina K until the high and rich valley of Alota (3 hours), then areas with great stone formations done by the erosion. Continue through high valleys until the village of Villamar (1 hour).

Day 04: Villamar – Colored Lagoons (REA) – Ojo de Perdiz

Early morning trip entering the REA (National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa), visiting Laguna Colorada (2 hours), declared a RAMSAR site due to the nesting of over 30,000 flamingos at 4,278 m. Then up to geysers “Sol de Mañana”, pass alongside Challviri lagoon, with its hot spring in the shores of Polques. Cross through the high desert of Pampas de Dali, with amazing views, to finally reach Laguna Verde (3 hours), in the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain. Trip back to Laguna Colorada, enter the high deserts of Siloli, visiting Arbol de Piedra to finally reach Ojos de Perdiz (4 hours)

Day 05: Ojo de Perdiz – Small Lagoons – Uyuni salt flats – Colchani

Morning trip north through the minor lagoons: Hedionda and Cañapa, continue east through branches of the range, reaching the valley of Alota (3 hours). North through the highlands passing the villages of San Agustin and San Juan (2 hours), entering in Chuvica to the great Uyuni salt flat crossing to “Isla Incahuasi” (1 hour), a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Continue east to the village of Colchani (2 hours), where the locals produce salt. Enjoy a great sunset.

Day 06: Colchani – Uyuni – La Paz – Copacabana – Sun Island

Transfer from Colchani to Uyuni’s airport to take a flight back. On arrival to La Paz meeting at the airport to starts an enjoyable nice trip by private transportation going north through the highlands, then along Titicaca Lake and parallel to the Andes Royal Range until Copacabana (3 ½ hours), a pleasant town in the shores of Lake. Visit to its church and the famous “Virgen Morena”. Trip by boat crossing the Lake to the Island of the Sun (1 hour) until Huacani to have an Aptapi (typical lunch in the highlands), this trip continues by boat up till to the ruins of Pilkokaina Inca temple. Finally hike to La Estancia with a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca (1 hour approximately).

Day 07: La Chincana – Moon island – Copacabana – Cable Car ride – La Paz

DON’T MISS A GREAT SUNRISE! Boat to La Chincana (1 hour), to see this great Inca ruins, continue by boat (1 hour) to the Moon Island, visit the Iñak Uyu ruins, boat to Copacabana (1 ½ hour). Transportation to La Paz (3 ½ hours). Cable car (Teleférico) from El Alto city to La Paz one, the ride is a good choice to discover an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz. This trip is a must for everyone!

Day 08: Transfer to the airport

Pick-up from hotel and transfer to the airport. Ascending to El Alto, there will be a nice view of La Paz.

Included

Included:

  • Services and meals included as mentioned in the program.
  • English speaking guides.
  • Include all the entrances fee and contributions.
  • Private services.
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program.

Not included:

  • Anything not listed in the program.
  • Tips.
  • Additional for TKT La Paz – Uyuni – La Paz USD 340.- net per person (price subject to change without previous advice)

 

Notes

Other hotel categories at request.

Local guides will be provided. TC throughout the route at request.

Museums in La Paz close on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon and all day on Mondays.

Rainy season: (November to April) Roads might be in bad shape. Uyuni Salt flats are flooded. Access to Pucara de Ayque or Incahuasi might be difficult or impossible. Program might have to be changed due to these reasons.

As roads Uyuni Region and south are not paved, we will use 4×4 cars, each one with a maximum of 4 passengers. To avoid high costs, guide and / or TC will go in the back part of the cars if it will be necessary.

To reach the Ecolodge La Estancia will have a smooth walk of an hour and a half, and to leave it there is walk down od half of an hour.







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