The essentials of Bolivia in 14 days

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The sights of Bolivia are among the most amazing and beautiful in the world! Discover the essentials of Bolivia, its fascinating landscapes, the richness of its history and culture through this incredible program!

Overview :

Length of stay :

14 days on the spot.

Transport :

Private car with an English or Spanish speaking driver

Entry of the sites :

Comprise

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:

The essentials of Bolivia 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

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Departure :

According to your schedule

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

NA

Altitude :

3.600 m

Time of transport :

30 minutes approx.

Walking time :

According to your desires

LA PAZ / ARRIVAL

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 / LA PAZ BY FOOT & CABLE CAR

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Departure :

09:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel

Meals included :

Breakfast

Altitude :

3.600m

Time of transport :

NA

Walking time :

According to your desires

LA PAZ / LA PAZ BY FOOT & CABLE CAR

9:00 am: Pick up at your hotel. The guide will adapt the day according to your desires. Do not hesitate to express yourself. The day is dedicated to the discovery of la Paz and to soak up the atmosphere. We will appreciate the colourful markets and stop at the colonial neighbourhood. You will discover la « Plaza Murillo » and the famous and finely preserved colonial street called « calle Jaen ». You will also have the possibility to take advantage of the panoramic view while taking the cable car. You will be dropped at your hotel in the afternoon.

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

Day 3 : LA PAZ - TIWANAKU - COPACABANA

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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

Time of transport :

4h30 to 5h30 approx.

Walking time :

2 to 3 hours approx.

LA PAZ - TIWANAKU - COPACABANA

In the morning, you will be taken to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tiwanaku located 71 kms west from la Paz. Tiwanaku was one of the most important pre-inca civilization of the central Andes from the Vth BC to the XIth BC. You will discover the mystery of the akapana pyramid and its famous Sun’s Door, the temple Kalasasaya also called Stopped Stones, and among other vestiges: the imposing Ponce monolith, former guardian of the mysteries of the Tiahuanaco culture and the impressive Bennett monolith also called « Pachamama », that archeologists compare to the Moaï of the Easter Island. We will visit the museum before having lunch on site. In the begining of the afternoon, we will take the road to Copacabana. Arrival in the afternoon. Depending on the time, we will go up to Calvario hill in order to observer the sunset on the Lake Titicaca. (Do not forget your flashlight).

Day 4 : COPACABANA – WALK ON THE ISLAND OF THE SUN - YUMANI

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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 – WALK ON THE ISLAND OF THE SUN - YUMANI

Departure from the docks of Copacabana with a private steamboat in order to reach the north part of the island of the Sun: biggest island of the Lake Titicaca. From the bank, a path will lead us to the spectacular Chincana ruins. Then, we will do a magnificent hike on the ridges with the Cordillear Real as a backdrop. The snow-capped peaks remind us the privilege we have to be in the heart of the Andes. Around 8 km hike. We will arrive at the village of Yumani in the afternoon.

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 – ISLAND OF THE MOON - COPACABANA - LA PAZ

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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 – ISLAND OF THE MOON - COPACABANA - LA PAZ

We will go to the boat dock with the « Inca » stairs made of 500 steps. Then, we will take the boat and navigate to the Temple of Pilkokaina. We will stop at the island of the moon also called Isla Koati. We will have a walk to the Temple of the Virgins of the sun. In this temple, young ladies dedicated their life to the god Inti. After the visit, we will go back to Copacabana. In the beginning of the afternoon, we will go back to la Paz in a private vehicle.

Day 6 : LA PAZ – UYUNI - VALLE DE LAS ROCAS - VILLAMAR

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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

Time of transport :

45 minutes approx.

Walking time :

NA

LA PAZ – UYUNI - VALLE DE LAS ROCAS - VILLAMAR

Pick up at your hotel and departure for the airport of la Paz. Flight: La Paz - Uyuni. Reception at the airport of Uyuni. Then you will take a 4x4 vehicle to go to the region of Lipez. First, we will stop at the train cementary on the outskirts of the city. We will cross the village of San Cristobal, relocated since the arrival of a mining company. Little story: its church has been re-built on a brick-by-brick basis and the cost of the operation was evaluated to half a billion dollars! From the village of Alota, we will take the direction of the south. You will discover the Valley of the Rocks where the erosion has formed strange shapes of several meters. Before reaching our destintation, we will take a short break in order to take advantage of the beautiful panoramic view from the Canyon of « La Cascada ». We will arrive at the village of Villamar in the end of the afternoon.

Day 7 : VILLAMAR - LAGUNA VERDE - SOL DE MAÑANA - LAGUNA COLORADA - HOTEL DEL DESIERTO

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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

Time of transport :

7 hours approx.

Walking time :

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VILLAMAR - LAGUNA VERDE - SOL DE MAÑANA - LAGUNA COLORADA - HOTEL DEL DESIERTO

We will drive along the « Salar de Capina », exploited for its borax. Then, we will stop at the baths of Polques (4.000m). The most courageous could enjoy the bath with a direct view to the Laguna Chalviri. On the road, you will admire the famous Salvador Dalí Desert with its supernatural landscapes. Finally, you will enjoy the beautiful lagunas (white, green) and the volcano Licancabur as a backdrop. The wind can blow hardly. We will cross a mountain pass at around 5.000 m in altitude before stopping at « Sol de Mañana » (4.850 m). We will explore the area marked by many geysers, fumaroles or deep mud. You will also stop at the exceptional Laguna Colorada where you could observe colonies of flamingos strutting their stuff under your eyes. The drive takes us through the Siloli Desert formed by many geomorphologic shapes including « El Árbol de Piedra ». You will fall in love with the environment surrounded by multi-color mountains! Drop off at the hotel.

Day 8 : HOTEL DEL DESIERTO - 1001 LAGUNAS - SAN JUAN

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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

Time of transport :

5 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

HOTEL DEL DESIERTO - 1001 LAGUNAS - SAN JUAN

Departure to the North. We will continue driving to the road of « 1001 lagunas ». Le chemin se poursuit par la route des « 1001 Lagunes ». You will enjoy to observer a succession of beautiful lagunas (Honda, Ch’arkota, Hedionda and Cañapa) some of which shelter colonies of flamingos. An amazing place! After that, we will stretch our legs while contemplating the volcanoes Ollagë and Tomasamil. Then, we will finish this beautiful day by crossing the « Salar de Chiguana ». We will arrive at the village of San Juan de Rosario in the end of the afternoon.

Day 9 : SAN JUAN- SALAR DE UYUNI - COLCHANI

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Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

Night in a hotel of salt

Meals included :

Breakfast, lunch, diner

Altitude :

3.660m

Time of transport :

4 hours approx.

Walking time :

45 minutes approx.

SAN JUAN- SALAR DE UYUNI - COLCHANI

Road to the « Salar de Uyuni ». Even if you saw pictures, this place goes beyond the imagination. Its immaculate surface appears like a playground for everyone’s dreams. El Salar de Uyuni is covered by few islands from where you could observe and take in pictures the beauty of the world. We will stop at the Incahuasi island (full of cactus!) and walk around 45 minutes on a footpath. If time permits, we will visit a small artisanal exploitation of salt in the village of Colchani. Night in a hotel made of salt! Sunset on the Salar de Uyuni.

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

Time of transport :

4 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

UYUNI - PULACAYO - POTOSÍ / CASA DE LA MONEDA

In the morning, we will go to the Imperial City of Potosi. On the road, we will visit the mining museum and center of Pulacayo listed as Industrial Heritage site by UNESCO and based close to Huanchaca, the 2nd biggest silver mine in the world. We will arrive at Potosi lately in the morning. After lunch, we will visit the famous « Casa de la Moneda » (close on Sunday and Monday afternoon). This is one of the biggest structure built by the Spanish in South America… An impressive building. Drop off at your 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 and 4.090 m

Time of transport :

3 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

POTOSI / CERRO RICO MINES- SUCRE

In the morning, you will meet your guide at 9 :00 am in the lobby. You will go to the miner’s market in a private vehicle. Then, you will discover the Cerro Rico mines. (Less activity on Saturdays and Mondays).

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

Time of transport :

NA

Walking time :

According to your desires

SUCRE / CITY TOUR

Pick up at 9:00 am in the lobby. You will meet your guide who will adapt the day according to your desires. This city tour will allow you to discover the beautiful « white city » of Sucre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will have time to discover La Recoleta Covent and the Textile-Ethnographic Museum (ASUR) which dominate the landscape of the city. We will stop at: la Plaza 25 de Mayo, the House of Freedom: « Casa de la Libertad » (close on Sundays afternoon and Mondays) or the monastery San Felipe Nery. Drop off 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

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

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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