Bolivia Highlights in 14 days

You dream of discovering the treasures of Bolivia, you only have a very short time … then this tailor-made program is for you! After a gentle acclimatization to La Paz and Lake Titicaca, you will leave to discover the immensity of the Uyuni Salt Flats as well as the impressive colors of the Colored Lagoons of Lipez. You will then end gently with the discovery of colonial cities!

Overview :

Length of stay :

14 days on the spot.

Transport :

Private car with an English or Spanish speaking driver

Entry of the sites :

Included

Guide :

English or Spanish speaking guides

Altitude of the journey:

Between 2.790 meters and 5.000 meters

Best moment of year :

From March to December

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Steps and highlights:

Main steps:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13

Day 14

The trip in video:

Bolivia Highlights in 14 days

Highlights:

  • La Paz: a cosmopolitan city, full of contrasts
  • The magic and mystical Lake Titicaca, highest navigable lake in the world
  • The colonial cities of Sucre and Potosi
  • For sure, you will fall in love of the world’s largest salt flat: The Salar de Uyuni and the amazing landscapes of the Reserva Eduardo Avaroa with its colorful lagunas and flamingos!
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Day 1 : LA PAZ / ARRIVAL (3600M/11811FT)

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Departure :

According to your schedule

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

NA

Altitude :

3.600 m asl

Time of transport :

30 minutes approx.

Walking time :

According to your desires

LA PAZ / ARRIVAL (3600M/11811FT)

Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel (Room available from noon. Contact us if you want to book one earlier). Free time.

Day 2 : LA PAZ / WALKING CITY TOUR & CABLE CAR (3.600 M.A.S.L. – 11,811 FT)

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Departure :

09:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

3.600 m asl

Time of transport :

NA

Walking time :

According to your desires

LA PAZ / WALKING CITY TOUR &   CABLE CAR (3.600 M.A.S.L. – 11,811 FT)

Meeting at 9h00 at your hotel lobby with your guide. He will adapt the day to your desires; don’t hesitate to talk with him as soon as you meet. This day is dedicated to La Paz City discovery, so that you can feel the ambiance in the city. Visit of the coloured markets, the colonial district, Murillo Square or Jaen Street. We may take the cable car (The highest in the world), and enjoy an incredible view over La Paz City. Note: we recommend that you leave your valuables and papers at the hotel.

Special information :
We advise you to let your valuables at the hotel.

Day 3 : LA PAZ - TIWANAKU - COPACABANA (3.810 M A.S.L. – 12,500 FT)

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Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

Between 3.810 m and 4.000 m asl

Time of transport :

4h30 to 5h30 approx.

Walking time :

2 to 3 hours approx.

LA PAZ - TIWANAKU - COPACABANA (3.810 M A.S.L. – 12,500 FT)

Departure in the morning to Tiwanaku archaeological site, located 71 km from La Paz. Tiwanaku was a main civilization of central Andes between 5th and 11th centuries. Visit of the Akapana pyramid and its famous Door of the Sun, the Kalasasaya or the Beneth and Ponce monoliths, which some archaeologist compare to Moais statues of Eastern Island. Visit of the small museum before lunch. In the afternoon, transport to Copacabana. If we have time, we will climb the Way of the Cross, or “Calvario”, and see the sunset on the Titicaca Lake (Bring a lamp torch).

Day 4 : COPACABANA - YAMPUPATA TREK –SUN ISLAND -YUMANI (4000M/13123FT)

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Departure :

08:30 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hostel

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, diner

Altitude :

Between 3.810 m and 4.000 m

Time of transport :

3 hours approx.

Walking time :

3 to 4 hours approx.

COPACABANA - YAMPUPATA TREK –SUN ISLAND -YUMANI (4000M/13123FT)

Departure in the morning to Copacabana harbour, from where we’ll take a motorboat to the Lourdes Cave. We will walk on the peninsula following the shore, and reach the village of Yampupata. Immersion in a rural Bolivia, with the snowy peaks of the Royal Cordillera and surrounding islands in the background. It is possible to make a detour by the authentic rocky village of Zampaya (Alt. 4000 m). Crossing by boat to the wharf of Yumani, at the extreme south of the Sun Island. Then, we’ll walk to the heights of the island, and arrive at our accommodation.

Special information :
For several months, the communities of the island of the Sun are in conflict. It is not possible to go to the north of the island for now. If this continues, it will be possible to go for a walk on the peninsula of Yampupata. Drops: +400 m / -250 m

Day 5 : YUMANI – MOON ISLAND - COPACABANA - LA PAZ (3.600 M.A.S.L. – 11,811 FT)

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Departure :

09:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

Between 3.600 m and 4.000 m

Time of transport :

2 hours in boat + 4 hours in a private car approx

Walking time :

NA

YUMANI – MOON ISLAND - COPACABANA - LA PAZ (3.600 M.A.S.L. – 11,811 FT)

Descent to the wharf, using the Inca’s stairs, where can be found the Inca’s springs. Visit of the Pilcocaina Temple, and crossing by boat to the Moon Island. Visit of the Temple of the Inca’s Virgins, and back to Copacabana. Return to La Paz in the afternoon.

Day 6 : LA PAZ - UYUNI – ROCKS VALLEY – VILLAMAR (4.030 M A.S.L. – 13,221 FT)

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Departure :

According to your schedule

Accommodation :

Night in a hostel

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, diner

Altitude :

Between 3.600 m and 4.030 m asl

Time of transport :

45 minutes approx.

Walking time :

NA

LA PAZ - UYUNI – ROCKS VALLEY – VILLAMAR (4.030 M A.S.L.  – 13,221 FT)

Departure to La Paz airport. Flight La Paz - Uyuni. Reception in Uyuni airport, and departure to the Lipez Region. First, we will visit the train cemetery, on the outskirts of the city. We will cross San Cristobal, a village relocated after the arrival of a mining company. Anecdote, the church has been rebuilt stone by stone, for a cost of approximately half a million dollars. We will stop at the Rocky Valley, where erosion carved strange shapes of several meters, laid on the sandy soil, as by magic. Before reaching our destination, we’ll stop to enjoy a nice view of a canyon. Arrival at Villamar by late afternoon.

Day 7 : VILLAMAR - LAGUNA VERDE - SOL DE MAÑANA - LAGUNA COLORADA - SILOLI’S DESERT (4.550 M A.S.L. – 14,927 FT)

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Departure :

07:30 am

Accommodation :

Night in a ecolodge

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, diner

Altitude :

Between 4.030 m and 4.550 m asl

Time of transport :

7 hours approx.

Walking time :

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VILLAMAR - LAGUNA VERDE - SOL DE MAÑANA - LAGUNA COLORADA - SILOLI’S DESERT (4.550 M A.S.L.  – 14,927 FT)

First, the track follows Capina Salt flat, where borax is extracted from. The track then leads to the thermal springs of Polques (Alt. 4.000m). The bravest may enjoy a dip with a view upon the Chalviri lagoon. Heading now toward the Chile border. On the way, we will cross the famous Dali desert, and its supernatural landscape with ochre tones dotted with isolated rocks. Finally, we will arrive at the very end of Bolivia, at the White Lagoon, and most of all the Green Lake (Alt. 4300 m) with its emerald colour and the Licancabur Volcano in the background. Take care: the wind can be very strong there. We go back by the same track. Then we’ll go through a pass at almost 5.000m of altitude, before arriving at a place called “Sol de Mañana” (Alt. 4850 m), a place with an important geothermic activity, many geysers, fumaroles or mud ponds. We continue toward the Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon). Finally, we can see it in the distance. A long break is necessary to enjoy this exceptional lagoon. It hosts many pink flamingos’ colonies, which strut around before our eyes. The track goes through the Siloli Desert, where you can see many geomorphological structures, one of them being the famous “Stone Tree”. The surroundings are also stunning with multicolor mountains. After a few more kilometres, we will arrive at the Desert Hotel.

Day 8 : SILOLI’S DESERT - 1001 LAGOONS - SAN PEDRO DE QUEMEZ (3700M/12139FT)

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Departure :

07:30 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hostel

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, diner

Altitude :

Between 4.550 m and 3.700 m asl

Time of transport :

5 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

SILOLI’S DESERT - 1001 LAGOONS - SAN PEDRO DE QUEMEZ (3700M/12139FT)

The trip continues following the track of the 1001 lagoons, a series of many beautiful lakes (Honda, Ch’arkota, Hedionda and Cañapa), some of them hosting pink flamingos’ colonies... Stunning. In the background, the surroundings are also gorgeous with multicolor mountains. During this trip, each part will bring its specific landscape and eclectic facets. Later, we will stop to stretch our legs and contemplate Ollague and Tomasamil volcanoes. Then we’ll cross Chiguana Salt flat which will conclude this marvellous day. By late afternoon, we will arrive at San Pedro de Quemez.

Day 9 : SAN PEDRO DE QUEMEZ – UYUNI SALT FLATS - COLCHANI (3.660 M A.S.L. – 12,007 FT)

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Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a Salt hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, diner

Altitude :

3.660 m asl

Time of transport :

4 hours approx.

Walking time :

45 minutes approx.

SAN PEDRO DE QUEMEZ – UYUNI SALT FLATS - COLCHANI (3.660 M A.S.L. – 12,007 FT)

First, we make a small detour to visit the Galaxies Cave, a very unique place... We take the road to Uyuni Salt flat. Expected, eagerly awaited, or even seen in photos, it goes utterly beyond the bounds of anyone’s imagination, with its pristine surface, a virgin terrain for imagination. Dotted with “islands” which will turn into view points for observing, taking photos, picnic, and meditating on world’s beauty. We will discover the Incahuasi Island, with an approximately 45mn walk on an equipped trail. There you’ll find a forest of cactus, laid there as by magic... Unspeakable. In the afternoon, we will drive toward the village of Colchani. We may visit a small exploitation of salt. Sunset on the salt flat.

Day 10 : UYUNI - PULACAYO - POTOSÍ / CASA DE LA MONEDA

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Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

Between 3.670 m and 4.090 m asl

Time of transport :

4 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

UYUNI - PULACAYO - POTOSÍ / CASA DE LA MONEDA

Departure in the morning to the imperial city of Potosi. On the way, we will visit the mining centre of Pulacayo, based around Huanchaca, the second biggest silver mine of the world. Arrival in Potosí in the afternoon. After lunch, we will visit the “Casa de la Moneda” (Closed on Sundays afternoon and Mondays). It’s a massive colonial building, build by the Spanish in America. An impressive structure with lots of history. Back to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 11 : POTOSI / CERRO RICO MINES- SUCRE

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Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

Between 2.780 m asl and 4.090 m asl

Time of transport :

3 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

POTOSI / CERRO RICO MINES- SUCRE

Meeting with your guide at 9:00 am in the lobby of your hotel. Departure in private transport to the Miner’s market. Then, we will discover the mines of the Cerro Rico (Activity reduced on Saturdays and Mondays, no visit on Sundays). Back to the city centre in the afternoon. Departure at 2:00 pm in private transport for Sucre (Approx. 3h drive). Free end of the day.

Day 12 : SUCRE / CITY TOUR

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Departure :

09:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

2.790 m asl

Time of transport :

NA

Walking time :

According to your desires

SUCRE / CITY TOUR

Meeting with your guide at 9:00 am, at the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will adapt the day activities according to your wishes; don’t hesitate to talk with him as soon as you meet. This day is dedicated to discovering the « white city » by foot, city listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. You can visit the Recoleta convent, the ethnographic museum of textile (ASUR) in the highlands of the city, the 25th of May square, and the “Casa de la Libertad” (House of Liberty, closed on Sunday afternoon and Mondays), or San Felipe Nery monastery. Back to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 13 : SUCRE- LA PAZ

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Departure :

According to your schedule

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

Between 2.790 and 3.600 m asl

Time of transport :

1 hour 30 minutes approx.

Walking time :

According to your desires

SUCRE- LA PAZ

Pick up at your hotel in a private vehicle in order to go to Sucre Airport. Flight Sucre – La Paz and reception at the airport in La Paz. Transfer to your hotel. Free time in order to enjoy your ultimate Andean moments!

Day 14 : LA PAZ - AIRPORT / INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

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Departure :

According to your schedule

Accommodation :

NA

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

3.600 m asl

Time of transport :

30 minutes approx.

Walking time :

NA

LA PAZ - AIRPORT / INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

It is time to go back home! ¡Qué pena! We hope to see you soon! Pick up from your hotel in a private vehicle. Transfer to the international airport (3 hours before your international flight).

Special information :
Breakfast depends on your departure time and the flexibility of the hotel.

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