TRIP 5 – Hi BOLIVIA


Bolivia in 14 days


At a glance

Duration: 14 days

Minimum passengers: 2

Starting: Puno

Ending: La Paz

Tailoring your Trip

The following Trip is designed to give you an idea of what is possible. You can modify any aspect of the program or you can have a tailor-made itinerary inspired on a particular Trip.

The Highlights

  • Lima
  • Lake
  • La Paz
  • Sucre
  • Potosí
  • Uyuni SALT LAKE
  • Madidi National Park

Itinerary Route Map

Day By Day

1 Puno – Copacabana- Sun Island (Titikaka Lake)
2 Return to Copacabana and La Paz
3 La Paz free morning. City tour + Moon Valley
4 Flight La Paz – Sucre. Pm city tour
5 Sucre – Potosí by bus. PM Visit the town
6 Excursion to the mines. PM Potosí – Uyuni
7 Full day excursion to the Uyuni Sal Lake
8 Continue exploring Uyuni and surroundings
9 Flight Uyuni – La Paz. Free afternoon
10 Flight La Paz – Rurrenabaque Madidi National Park
11 CHALALAN – Jungle
12 CHALALAN – Jungle
13 Flight back to La Paz.
14 Return home

 

DAY 1 –
Puno – Copacabana (Titikaka Lake)

The trip from Puno to Copacabana takes 3 hours by bus. The Titikaka Lake is located between Bolivia and Peru and is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world. It’s considered a Sacred place for the Inca civilization, the scenery is incredible and the waters are a beautiful blue, reflecting the hills, mirroring the sky and changing color when it’s cloudy.

As soon as we arrive to Copacabana, we board our private typical boat for the excursion to the Sun Island, where we arrive after one hour drive. A native delicious lunch is waiting for us. Trekking in the Island visiting some of the remaining Inca’s ruins like the Pilkokaina Palace, the Inca’s Fountain, and the 200 stairs of Yumani. Enjoy the wonderful views of the sunset. Overnight in the Sun Island

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Lake Titikaka panoramic view

 

DAY 2 – Copacabana – La Paz

Enjoy a magnificent sunrise from the comfort of your own bed. After breakfast return by boat to the town of Copacabana well-known as the main Bolivian town on the shore of Titikaka Lake. It’s also famous because of it’s shrine Basilica where is found the Lady of Copacabana (Dark Madonna). We visit the town and learn about the mystical spiritualism and religion traditions that take place.

After lunch we continue in a private car to La Paz. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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Colorful street in Copacabana

 

DAY 3 – La Paz city

On our half day tour in La Paz city, we will see the most important and interesting attractions. We visit the main square where is located the government palace, the National Congress, San Francisco Church the Killi Killi viewpoint admiring the incredible panoramic views of the whole city. Heading to the south we’ll see the residential areas in our way to the well-known Moon Valley, a fascinating geology place of astonishing stony formations, that offers a sensation of being in the Moon, besides the amazing views of the Andes Mountains.

We end our tour in the popular Witches’Market located in the center of the city. You can explore this open-air market where the vendors offer medicinal dried herbs, seeds, llama fetuses and many others used in rituals.

OPTIONAL:
Teleferico: experience this new attraction, an incredibly ride by first-class cable car system called teleferico, that gets you to the top of the city for fabulous views.

Meals: Breakfast

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“Mi Teleferico” yellow line

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“Mi Teleferico” red line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 4 – La Paz – Sucre

Morning flight to Sucre. Sucre is the historical capital of Bolivia declared as World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Also receives the name of White City due to that most of the colonial buildings in the city center are whitewashed. Our tour includes visits to the House of Liberty, the museum of La Recoleta, San Lázaro church, the courtyard of the Universidad Mayor de San Francisco Xavier and the Convent of San Felipe Nery from its terraces you can observe the city and more. Overnight in Sucre.

Meals: Breakfast

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SUCRE city

 

DAY 5 – Sucre Potosí

After a 3 hours drive through a paved road we arrive to Potosí a city full of past splendors, including monument colonial architecture, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage. A walk through the streets offers and interesting glimpse back to the city’s golden age. Our afternoon City Tour includes a visit to the famous National MINT HOUSE, which is the Potosi’s star attraction. Overnight in Potosí

Meals: Breakfast

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POTOSI – Cathedral

 

DAY 6 – Potosí – Uyuni

After breakfast we pick you up at the hotel for your Mine Excursion. We visit the silver mines learning about the work conditions of Potosi’s mineral extracting activity. We walk up to the foot of the Cerro Rico Mountain where during the XVII century, millions of tons of silver were mined and conveyed to Spain. Feel their exciting myths, hard work, and hopes.

We travel from Potosí to Uyuni In the afternoon. The 200 kms goes imperceptibly and presents magnificent landscapes. Overnight in the town Potosí.

Meals: Breakfast

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Salar de Uyuni

 

DAY 7 – Uyuni Salt Lake

Unmistakably the Uyuni Salt Lake is one of the most surreal landscape, the largest salt flat in the world than can even be seen from the space.
Exploring the amazing empty white landscape is an incredible experience and a must-do while in Bolivia.

In our first day tour Colchani is the first stop on Salar de Uyuni. Here is observed the factories and the rustic way of table salt production We are also going to see the pyramids of salt, the eyes of salt, big holes in the salt flat. We visit the old salt hotel. Enjoy taking funny pictures. Visit the Inca Huasi island which have a lot of caves and gigantic cactus about 8 to 10 meters. Overnight in the Salt Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

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Inca Huasi Island

 

DAY 8- Uyuni Salt Lake

Driving across the Salar takes us to the base of the incredible and big Volcano Tunupa. In our second day tour we will see the Chullpas (mummies) , then the Cantaros of Valley, Chantani. In our way returning to the town of Uyuni we will stop at the train cemetery. Overnight in the town.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch

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Green lagoon

 

DAY 9 – Uyuni – La Paz

Transfer to the airport for our early flight back to La Paz. Free afternoon. Overnight in La Paz.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10 – Flight La Paz – Rurrenabaque – MADIDI NATIONAL PARK

Flight La Paz to Rurrenabaque (50 minutes). The flight is a fabulous opportunity to see the Andes Mountain Range and a panoramic view of the Amazon rivers and forests.

Welcome on arrival and immediate transfer to the River Beni where you will get on the boat for Chalalán lodge. The lodge is found in one of the richest and most protected areas of the planet, known by scientists as a “Biodiversity Hotspot”. It is a prioritized conservation zone that is constantly under threat from development. This tropical Andean hotspot has the highest biodiversity of endemic plants on the planet and is host to some 45,000 different plant species and over 1,000 tropical bird species, whose songs will wake you up in the morning.

Welcome lunch in the Ecolodge dining room. After lunch relax in a hammock or swim in Lake Chalalán.

Short walk along one of the theme paths to learn about medicinal plants and learn more about personal interests. Return to the lodge and choose from the following optional activities: handicrafts, canoe trip, swimming in the Lake, videos about the community and the Madidi National Park.

Short night walk along the Paraba or Silbador path to see amphibians, reptiles, insects, tarantulas, rodents, birds and nocturnal monkeys. This is a great chance to hear the sounds of the jungle.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Rurrenabaque

 

DAY 11 – CHALALAN – programed activities

Themed walks that wind along over 30km of paths that have been meticulously designed to show off the forest, ecological processes, natural history, medicinal plants, hardwood trees, birds, mammals, amphibians, insects and a variety of fungi native to the tropical rainforest. Overnight in the ecolodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 12 – CHALALAN – programmed activities

Full-day walk (6 hours) along the Anta, Wabucuro and Marimono paths to the River Eslabón. This walk includes something for everyone: animal watching, ecological processes, different habitats in primary forest and finally the chance to fish and swim in the natural river pools, mainly in the dry season. Overnight in the ecolodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 13 – return to the town of Rurrenabaque and flight to La Paz

Return by boat to Rurrenabaque (only 3 hours). We recommend you are alert during the boat trip to make the most of your last chance to see the animals. Arrive to the town and transfer to the airport for your flight to La Paz city. Overnight in La Paz.

Meals: Breakfast

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Rafting

 

DAY 14 – Return home.

At convenient time we pick you up at your hotel for your last transfer to the airport and your international flight. Meals: Breakfast after 07:00am

Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers in each city
  • Transport by bus between cities
  • Hotels with breakfast in each city
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Excursions + entry fees in private services in Bolivia
  • Local english speaking guides in each city

Does not include internal flights