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Bolivia is a South American country with a varied terrain spanning across the Andes Mountain Range, the Atacama Desert and the Amazon Rainforest. The culture is bright, colorful and festive; it is also home to the highest percentage of indigenous people, therefore community-based tourism is popular and offers the best experiences with rich traditions. La Paz is Bolivia’s capital and located at a whopping 3500 meters above sea level, making it the highest capital city in the world. Highlights and favorites of Bolivia are the Uyuni salt flats, the small town of Copacabana and the Islands of the Sun and Moon, with ancient history dating back to the Inca time period. Other top destinations are Lake Titicaca, the town of Potosi in the southern highlands, and Santa Cruz to the south. Wildlife in Bolivia is so biodiverse, species are still being discovered to this day. Thanks to the lush Amazon and mix of rugged terrains, the wildlife is rare and exotic.

Day 1 - El Alto - La Paz

You will have a private transfer from El Alto International Airport to your hotel in La Paz. This is the highest international airport in the world with an altitude of 4 060 meters above the sea level. The airport is located in the city of El Alto, 50 minutes from La Paz.

Look for a sign with your name on it.

You will spend the night at Hotel Mitru Express (Standard Room).

Day 2 - La Paz (Breakfast)

LA PAZ CITY TOUR & MOON VALLEY (Full day)

Private services

When you visit the highest capital city of the world, La Paz, you are welcomed by extreme geography, fragrant markets, chaotic streets and colorfully dressed Bolivians roaming around the city. La Paz is known as “Nuestra Señora de La Paz” and is located in Western Bolivia.

During the city tour you will visit the Plaza Murillo where the Bolivian government is based, as well as an important and immense cathedral and the Presidential Palace. There are also very interesting markets to visit such as the “Mercado de las Brujas" where community healers will offer an array of medicinal plants as well as potions, powders, incense, amulets and talismans that ensure good health, luck, beauty and fertility. You will also see locals practicing traditional rituals such as reading the fortune in coca leaves.

Additionally you will be driven to a special location where you will have a 360 degree view of the city and then, you will visit the Moon Valley, aptly named, this site is unique for its features of lunar-like landscapes and bizarre geological formations.

The Moon Valley is not actually a valley but a maze of canyons and giant spires. The clay and sandstone formations were formed by the erosion of mountains because of strong winds and rains. One of the most breathtaking features of the place is its varied colors ranging from clear beige tones to sections of red and dark purple due to the different mineral content between each individual mountain. Several species of cactus grow among the stalagmites, including the hallucinogenic Choma, or San Pedro cactus.

Museums of La Paz

Also, you will visit La Paz best-preserved colonial street “Calle Jaén” where four interesting museums are clustered together. You can chose to include the visit of the Museum of Precious Metals and the Museo Costumbrista, the most popular ones, or the others two museums available (Entrances to two museums are included).

Note: Museums closed on Mondays and Saturday/Sunday afternoons.

La Paz Cable car experience

Transfer to the cable car station (teleférico).

La Paz has the largest cable car system in the world. It’s a great and handy way of transportation as well as the best way to enjoy the amazing views of the city and its surrounding mountains. Exploring La Paz by cable car is absolutely unique!

You will spend the night at Hotel Mitru Express (Standard Room).

Day 3 - La Paz (Breakfast)

Today you have all day to explore La Paz´s highlights by yourself. For example, you can wander through the downtown to visit the famous colonial street “Calle Jaén” where a few interesting museums are clustered together: the Museum of Musical Instruments, the Museum of Precious Metals, the "Museo Costumbrista" and the Witches Market, where you can be intrigued by the fascinating products on sale.

You will spend the night at Hotel Mitru Express (Standard Room).

Optional - BIKING DEATH ROUTE (Full day) (USD $94/person)

Shared services

One of the most popular places to do a mountain bike ride in the world!

Start in the morning by picking up participants from hotels or fixed meeting points and, together with professional guides and drivers, we go to the peak that is located at 4670 masl. Enjoy a nutritive breakfast (included) that includes cocoa leaves to prepare a delicious "mate" and receive the equipment (jacket pants, gloves and helmets). After a safety chat you can ride the bikes and start with a moderate speed. Do not worry about the photos and videos, the team of guides and drivers will take care of it for you.

This unforgettable experience begins above the clouds almost touching the sky at 4,670 masl, showing us an incredible scenic variety and a spectacular descent, from the high altitude snow-capped plains and mountain ranges where you can see a series of snow-capped peaks, such as Huayna Potosí (6,088m / 19,973ft). From here we descend rapidly along a winding asphalt road until we reach a police checkpoint where you must pay a BS. 50 road tax (not included). Here you will stop for a drink, take photos and a break along the way while we prepare for the next awesome section.

After a snack , we continue the descent and enter the jungle itself and the most difficult part of the route. You can safely enjoy some of the most spectacular, beautiful, and dangerous scenery in South America as you go along the way. At the end of the tour, you will arrive at a hotel to have lunch (included), take a shower, enjoy the swimming pool, so you can rest and feel comfortable after being a survivor on the road of death. After an hour and a half of rest and enjoying the scenery at the hotel of the place, you will return to the city of La Paz.

Biking time: 4 hours approx.

Terrain: 90% downhill

Difficulty: beginner / intermediate

We recommend to bring:

An extra change of clothes (for change)

Mosquito repellent

Sunglasses

Sunscreen cream

Extra shoes / sandals

Swimwear

Activity doesn`t include: entrance fee (Bs. 50) per person approx.

 

Optional - ALTERNATIVE EXCURSION TO COPACABANA & SUN ISLAND PROGRAM (Full day) (USD $104/person)

Shared Services

Early in the morning, departure from your hotel at La Paz to Copacabana.

A three-hour journey through beautiful Andean landscapes will take you to the Lake Titicaca, one of South America’s largest lakes. Stop at a quaint lakeside village to cross the strait of Tiquina on a local ferry departing to Copacabana.

On arrival, head straight to an ancient basilica of "Nuestra Señora de Copacabana" which has been a popular pilgrimage site for centuries.

You will travel by public bus from La Paz to Copacabana bus terminal. The journey takes about 4 hours.

Notes:

* Bus schedule: 08h00-12h00

* The ferry crossing fee at Tiquina is not included. You must pay it on spot (approx. U$ 0.50)

Time to board a shared local motorboat and cruise across Lake Titicaca to Sun Island, said to be the birthplace of Inca civilization.

Arrival to the south part of the Island of the Sun.

Visit of the Archaeological remains of "Pilkokaina", the Inca Sun Temple.

Later, a journey up the Escalinatas de Yumundi, a traditional Inca stair, to get the "Youth Source" or sacred water. It is believed that this is the eternal youth's source.

Then, return to Copacabana and continue on your way back to La Paz as the sun sets over the Altiplano. Box lunch from La Cupula restaurant is included.

Notes:

* Bus schedule: 18h30-22h30

* The ferry crossing fee at Tiquina is not included. You must pay it on spot (approx. U$ 0.50).

You will travel by public bus from Copacabana to La Paz bus terminal. The journey takes about 4 hours

 

Day 4 - La Paz- El Alto Airport- Alcantari Airport-Sucre (Breakfast)

You will have a private transfer from your hotel to La Paz International Airport. It will take approximately 50 minutes to one hour to arrive.

Today you will fly from La Paz to Sucre. The air ticket is not included.

Transfer from the airport to your selected hotel in Sucre with English speaking guide.

At your arrival, look for a sign with your name on it. The airport is located in the town of Yamparáez, about 35 km from Sucre and it will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour to arrive.

SUCRE CITY TOUR (Half day)

Private services

Pick up from the hotel at the indicated time, to start a visit to the white city “Sucre”. You go to the viewpoint of the Recoleta, arrive to the square “Pedro Anzures”, where the city was founded in 1538, it bears the name of its founder.

There is a viewpoint from which you can appreciate a beautiful panoramic view of the city of the four names.

In the place is one of the most important museums named “ASUR”, it has an exhibition of fabrics of the cultures “Tarabuco”, “Jalq’a” and “Tinquipaya”, it is a project of recovery, promotion and sale of textiles from these areas representing the most important and representative textiles in Bolivia.

Continuing the visit you will enter the convent of the Order of Franciscans to appreciate the colonial architecture and the conventual life of the time. We continue our tour through the colonial streets, passing through the front of churches: San Lazaro, the first cathedral of the city, the convent of Las Clarisas, the church of Santo Domingo and we reach the heart of the city: The main square “25 de Mayo” and we end our tour with the visit to the “Casa de la Libertad”, where Bolivia was born to the republic.

Finally, return to the hotel.

You will spend the night at Hotel De Su Merced (Standard Room).

Day 5 – Sucre (Breakfast)

Day at leisure in Sucre

Today you have all day to explore Sucre´s highlights by yourself. Visit the colonial city and the historic museums. You will spend the night at Hotel De Su Merced (Standard Room).

Optional - SUCRE CRETACEOUS PARK (Half day) (USD $34/person)

Private services

Pick up from the hotel at the indicated time to visit the park that is located in the installations of the Fancesa cement factory, the place is called “Cal Orko” (hill of lime), it is 2 km far from the city, the estimated time is 15 minutes to arrive.

The footprints are found in a farallon of approximately 2 kms in which more than 5,000 impressions are found with an antiquity of more than 68 million years of the last period of Cretaceous, its scientific importance is that in a short space long and continuous walks and other interesting and important characteristics have been found for the scientific world and mainly of great interest to the national and international visitor.

The tour includes a visit to the museum showing replicas of the animals and the most important footprints which lived in that period with a wide scientific explanation lasting an hour and a half, after this interesting experience we return to the city.

 

Optional - PREHISPANIC ROAD (Half day) (USD $104/person)

Private services

Departure from the hotel to take an excursion in the Serranía de Chataquila, it is a very interesting area due to its landscape environment. We take a car to get to the place, it will take us 45 minutes of journey by asphalted road and then land, you arrive at a chapel dedicated to the virgin of Chataquila, from where you will start the adventure, with a walk of 4,5 km (you do not have an estimated time, it depends on the rhythm of the people). These are vestiges of the road made by the incas that linked all the conquered territory, in this area it was possible to preserve a part in good condition and care, it is a path of easy descent, the scenery is of extraordinary beauty mainly for those who enjoy nature and photography, from this place in the distance we will be able to see the crater which is our final destination of this tour.

At the end of the walk we visit the community of Chaunaca to rest and serve us a snack and then return to Sucre.

Day 6 - Sucre- Potosi- Uyuni- Colchan (Breakfast)

Transfer from hotel in Sucre to the bus station with English speaking guide. The bus station is located about 10 minutes from city centre​.

Public bus from Sucre to Potosi. The journey takes about 3 hours.

Morning at Leisure.

Transport from Potosi to Uyuni. The trip will take approximately 3.30 hours. You will spend the night at Hotel Cristales Joyas de Sal (Standard Room).

Optional - POTOSI PANORAMIC CITY TOUR (Half day) (USD $28/person)

We will start our tour in the early morning at 7 am. A Van will bring us to the beach of Castillo Grande, where our professional Mountain Bikes are waiting for us, as well as the boat which will bring us to Tierrabomba Island (Duration: 15 min.). The adventure begins ... When were you ever on a small motorboat with your bicycles?

After arriving on the island we will start our 3 to 4 hours bike tour across the undulating countryside, up – and downhill included!

The whole distance is about 68 km, but we will adjust, change or shorten the distance due to your physical ability. There are varied easy and challenging paths. We can have breaks and photo stops as you like. We highly recommend a break at the Mirador. This tour is very demanding and only suitable for sporty clients. When the sun reaches the peak at midday, we will go to the beach Punta Arena, where we will have lunch. During our leisure time, until 3 pm and 4 pm, we will get the chance to cool down in the ocean or to relax at the beach. After that, we will take the boat back to Cartagena and the transportation by Van to our hotel

You will have an English speaking guide included.

 

Optional - Potosi Mines Tour (Private services) (USD $27/person)

Private services

We will start the tours by visiting the mining market, where the guide will provide an explanation of all the material that is used within the Mines such as: dynamite, coca, alcohol, etc. Tourists can voluntarily purchase coca leaves and homemade cigarettes to give as gifts to workers inside the mine. Later, we go to an environment where the tourist will dress with all the safety equipment.

We are now heading to one of the mine openings that are still exploited under similar conditions at the time of the colony. You will also participate in the customs, traditions and superstitions of the miners such as the image of the "TIO" who is credited with owning the silver.

Note: The activity includes helmet, jacket, pants, boots, lamp.

Day 7 - Uyuni- Airport Joya Andina- Uyuni- El Alto -La Paz- La Paz (Breakfast)

UYUNI TOUR (Full day)

Private Service

The Salar de Uyuni, the most impressive natural attraction of Bolivia and the largest salt flat of the world with 10,582 km2, offers you one of the most incredible views that you can imagine.

The first stop in the itinerary will be the Train Cemetery where you will see the remains of very old wagons and trains from the 30`s. You will continue to Colchani, a salt-processing town, where hand-made objects are on sale, many of them made of salt.

Continue your visit at the Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the salt flat, covered with ancient cacti (that can be up to 18 meters tall) and a rare ecosystem that has survived centuries.

Then, time to try out different positions for your ultimate optical illusion photo.

Finally you will admire the stunning sunset in the salt lake with a toast with Bolivian liqueurs before go back to your hotel in Uyuni town.

Note: this visit is subject to variation due to weather conditions.

​​​​​​​​​​​Transfer from your hotel to Joya Andina Airport in Uyuni.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ It will take approximately 15 minutes to arrive.

You will have a flight from Uyuni to La Paz

You will have a private transfer from El Alto International Airport to your selected hotel in La Paz. This is the highest international airport in the world with an altitude of 4 060 meters above the sea level. The airport is located in the city of El Alto, 50 minutes from La Paz.

Look for a sign with your name on it.

You will spend the night at Hotel Mitru Express (Standard Room).

Day 8 - La Paz

You will have a private transfer from your hotel to La Paz International Airport. It will take approximately 50 minutes to one hour to arrive.

Uyuni Hotel Cristales Joyas de Sa

Av Colón 379, Esquina Novena, Uyuni, Bolivia

+581 2 6933751

Sucre Hotel De Su Merced

Calle Azurduy 16, Centro, Sucre, Bolivia

+591 46451355

La Paz Hotel Mitru Express

Calle Casimiro Corrales 1013, Miraflores, La Paz, Bolivia

+591 22200444

Potosi Mines Tour (Private services) (USD $27/person)

Private services

We will start the tours by visiting the mining market, where the guide will provide an explanation of all the material that is used within the Mines such as: dynamite, coca, alcohol, etc. Tourists can voluntarily purchase coca leaves and homemade cigarettes to give as gifts to workers inside the mine. Later, we go to an environment where the tourist will dress with all the safety equipment.

We are now heading to one of the mine openings that are still exploited under similar conditions at the time of the colony. You will also participate in the customs, traditions and superstitions of the miners such as the image of the “TIO” who is credited with owning the silver.

Note: The activity includes helmet, jacket, pants, boots, lamp.

 

POTOSI PANORAMIC CITY TOUR (Half day) (USD $28/person)

We will start our tour in the early morning at 7 am. A Van will bring us to the beach of Castillo Grande, where our professional Mountain Bikes are waiting for us, as well as the boat which will bring us to Tierrabomba Island (Duration: 15 min.). The adventure begins … When were you ever on a small motorboat with your bicycles?

After arriving on the island we will start our 3 to 4 hours’ bike tour across the undulating countryside, up – and downhill included!

The whole distance is about 68 km, but we will adjust, change or shorten the distance due to your physical ability. There are varied easy and challenging paths. We can have breaks and photo stops as you like. We highly recommend a break at the Mirador. This tour is very demanding and only suitable for sporty clients. When the sun reaches the peak at midday, we will go to the beach Punta Arena, where we will have lunch. During our leisure time, until 3 pm and 4 pm, we will get the chance to cool down in the ocean or to relax at the beach. After that, we will take the boat back to Cartagena and the transportation by Van to our hotel

You will have an English speaking guide included.

 

PREHISPANIC ROAD (Half day) (USD $104/person)

Private services

Departure from the hotel to take an excursion in the Serranía de Chataquila, it is a very interesting area due to its landscape environment. We take a car to get to the place, it will take us 45 minutes of journey by asphalted road and then land, you arrive at a chapel dedicated to the virgin of Chataquila, from where you will start the adventure, with a walk of 4,5 km (you do not have an estimated time, it depends on the rhythm of the people). These are vestiges of the road made by the incas that linked all the conquered territory, in this area it was possible to preserve a part in good condition and care, it is a path of easy descent, the scenery is of extraordinary beauty mainly for those who enjoy nature and photography, from this place in the distance we will be able to see the crater which is our final destination of this tour.

At the end of the walk we visit the community of Chaunaca to rest and serve us a snack and then return to Sucre.

 

SUCRE CRETACEOUS PARK (Half day) (USD $34/person)

Private services

Pick up from the hotel at the indicated time to visit the park that is located in the installations of the Fancesa cement factory, the place is called “Cal Orko” (hill of lime), it is 2 km far from the city, the estimated time is 15 minutes to arrive.

The footprints are found in a farallon of approximately 2 kms in which more than 5,000 impressions are found with an antiquity of more than 68 million years of the last period of Cretaceous, its scientific importance is that in a short space long and continuous walks and other interesting and important characteristics have been found for the scientific world and mainly of great interest to the national and international visitor.

The tour includes a visit to the museum showing replicas of the animals and the most important footprints which lived in that period with a wide scientific explanation lasting an hour and a half, after this interesting experience we return to the city.

 

ALTERNATIVE EXCURSION TO COPACABANA & SUN ISLAND PROGRAM (Full day) (USD $104/person)

Shared Services

Early in the morning, departure from your hotel at La Paz to Copacabana.

A three-hour journey through beautiful Andean landscapes will take you to the Lake Titicaca, one of South America’s largest lakes. Stop at a quaint lakeside village to cross the strait of Tiquina on a local ferry departing to Copacabana.

On arrival, head straight to an ancient basilica of “Nuestra Señora de Copacabana” which has been a popular pilgrimage site for centuries.

You will travel by public bus from La Paz to Copacabana bus terminal. The journey takes about 4 hours.

Notes:

* Bus schedule: 08h00-12h00

* The ferry crossing fee at Tiquina is not included. You must pay it on spot (approx. U$ 0.50)

Time to board a shared local motorboat and cruise across Lake Titicaca to Sun Island, said to be the birthplace of Inca civilization.

Arrival to the south part of the Island of the Sun.

Visit of the Archaeological remains of “Pilkokaina”, the Inca Sun Temple.

Later, a journey up the Escalinatas de Yumundi, a traditional Inca stair, to get the “Youth Source” or sacred water. It is believed that this is the eternal youth’s source.

Then, return to Copacabana and continue on your way back to La Paz as the sun sets over the Altiplano. Box lunch from La Cupula restaurant is included.

Notes:

* Bus schedule: 18h30-22h30

* The ferry crossing fee at Tiquina is not included. You must pay it on spot (approx. U$ 0.50).

You will travel by public bus from Copacabana to La Paz bus terminal. The journey takes about 4 hours.

 

BIKING DEATH ROUTE (Full day) (USD $94/person)

Shared services

One of the most popular places to do a mountain bike ride in the world!

Start in the morning by picking up participants from hotels or fixed meeting points and, together with professional guides and drivers, we go to the peak that is located at 4670 masl. Enjoy a nutritive breakfast (included) that includes cocoa leaves to prepare a delicious “mate” and receive the equipment (jacket pants, gloves and helmets). After a safety chat you can ride the bikes and start with a moderate speed. Do not worry about the photos and videos, the team of guides and drivers will take care of it for you.

This unforgettable experience begins above the clouds almost touching the sky at 4,670 masl, showing us an incredible scenic variety and a spectacular descent, from the high altitude snow-capped plains and mountain ranges where you can see a series of snow-capped peaks, such as Huayna Potosí (6,088m / 19,973ft). From here we descend rapidly along a winding asphalt road until we reach a police checkpoint where you must pay a BS. 50 road tax (not included). Here you will stop for a drink, take photos and a break along the way while we prepare for the next awesome section.

After a snack , we continue the descent and enter the jungle itself and the most difficult part of the route. You can safely enjoy some of the most spectacular, beautiful, and dangerous scenery in South America as you go along the way. At the end of the tour, you will arrive at a hotel to have lunch (included), take a shower, enjoy the swimming pool, so you can rest and feel comfortable after being a survivor on the road of death. After an hour and a half of rest and enjoying the scenery at the hotel of the place, you will return to the city of La Paz.

Biking time: 4 hours approx.

Terrain: 90% downhill

Difficulty: beginner / intermediate

We recommend to bring:

An extra change of clothes (for change)

Mosquito repellent

Sunglasses

Sunscreen cream

Extra shoes / sandals

Swimwear

Activity doesn`t include: entrance fee (Bs. 50) per person approx.

 

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Beginning February 8, 2021, all U.S. citizens visiting Bolivia for tourism will be required to obtain a tourist visa. A tourist visa can be obtained at a Bolivian Embassy or Consulate in the United States or neighboring country. In addition, a tourist visa can be purchased at any land or air border. Entry is granted for 30 days. U.S. citizens who wish to extend their stay can apply for an extension through Administración Nacional de Migración (National Migration Service), which has offices in most major cities. Visit the Embassy of Bolivia website for the most current visa information.

Toursit visa is not required for Canadian citizens for stays up to 30 days.

  • Prices are for Land Only
  • All Prices are in USD
  • Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
  • Add on airfare: available upon request
  • No Child discounts

Price includes

  • Domestic transportation indicated in the itinerary
  • Deluxe & Exotic Hotel accommodations
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • Taxes and fuel surcharges

Price does not include

  • International flights (Home to destination & back home)
  • Tips (Gratuities to tour guides and drivers)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Visa fee (if applicable)

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