This is a Private Tour
14 Days From £3,543pp / $4,712pp
An amazing fourteen day adventure through the relatively untouched country of Bolivia visiting the pre-Inca ruins of Samaipata, Amboro National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage cities of Sucre and Potosi, the bizarre landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flats, La Paz and Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca.
Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, English speaking guides, full ATOL financial protection.
International flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature.
Visit the mysterious pre-Inca ruins of Samaipata
Explore Cal Orck’o, the world’s largest paleontological site
Drive across the unique landscape of the Uyuni salt flats
To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.
Day 1: Santa Cruz – Arrive and explore the city with a guide / Hotel LP
Day 2: Santa Cruz – Visit Samaipata and hike in the Amboro NP / Hotel LP
Day 3: Sucre – Fly to Sucre and afternoon at leisure / Independencia
Day 4:Sucre – Explore the city and visit the world’s largest paleontological site / Independencia
Day 5: Potosi – Transfer to UNESCO World Heritage city of Potosi / Hotel Colonial
Day 6: Potosi – Visit the Mint house and the famous Potosi Hill / Hotel Colonial
Day 7: Uyuni – Transfer to Uyuni and stay in a salt hotel / Palacio de Sal
Day 8: Uyuni – Explore the Uyuni Salt Flats in a 4×4 / Palacio de Sal
Day 9: La Paz – Fly to La Paz and transfer to hotel / Hotel Rosario
Day 10: La Paz – Full day visit to Tiwanaku Ruins / Hotel Rosario
Day 11: Lake Titicaca – Transfer to the lake and cross to Sun Island / Ecolodge La Estancia
Day 12: Lake Titicaca – Visit Moon Island and the Inak Uyu ruins / Ecolodge La Estancia
Day 13: La Paz – Return to La Paz via Copacabana / Hotel Rosario
Day 14: La Paz – Transfer to the airport
explore the Amazon plains and foothills of the Andes
As you arrive in Santa Cruz you’ll head straight out to explore in depth one of the most attractive and affluent cities in Bolivia. For the next two days you’ll be staying at the Hotel LP where you’ll use the city as a base to explore the Amazon plains and foothills of the Andes. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the mysterious pre-Inca ruins of Samaipata as well as hiking through the great giant fern forests in the Amboro National Park.
head for the hills
Next stop is higher up in the Andes. Board your flight to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Sucre where you will spend the next two nights at the Hotel Independencia. With our local guides you’ll explore the city as well as the Cal Orck’o, the world’s largest paleontological site with over 5,000 dinosaur tracks from the Cretaceous period.
silver production and salt flats
Ascending down into the valleys that cut through the highlands you will arrive in Potosi, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage. Famed for its silver, you’ll learn about the extraction and production of the metal through a visit to the Mint House and mine. Continue on towards Uyuni crossing branches of the Andes range passing old mining centres and villages, spectacular landscapes and traditional Indian communities. A highlight of any journey to Bolivia is the famous salt flats which you will cross with your guide. You’ll have the opportunity to see locals producing salt, drive across the bizarre white landscape, see the mummies in the village of Coquesa and walk over the ‘Isla Incahuasi’, an island of volcanic rock and cactus. During your visit you will stay two nights at the wonderful salt hotel, Palacio de Sal.
high cities ancient civilizations
Fly north to the breathtaking capital of La Paz where you’ll stay at the cosy Hotel Rosario. After taking some time to explore the highest capital on earth (the witch craft markets are particularly interesting) you’ll head out of town to discover some of the most remarkable (and little visited) ancient ruins. Passing through the Andes you first stop is Tiwanaku ruins, created by a culture considered to be one of the oldest in the America’s. During the course of the day you see the temple of Kalasasaya, Gate of the Sun, the monoliths Ponce and Fraile, Akapana pyramid and the semi –underground temple before returning back to La Paz. On the way back you can enjoy a delicious lunch near the Valley of the Moon.
Island of the Sun and Moon
Last stop on this journey through Bolivia’s past is Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. A stop at the attractive town of Copacabana located on the shores of the lake will give you some time to meet the local people before boarding a boat to the Island of the Sun. Here you will hike around the island and visit Pilkokaina ruins before arriving at the wonderful Ecolodge La Estancia. We recommend getting up early to see the spectacular sun rise over the Lake. You will also visit the Island of the Moon and the Inak Uyu ruins before returning to Cocacabana and then La Paz. One last night in La Paz before flying home will create the perfect ending to this ancient epic adventure.
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