TRIP 7 – INSPIRING BOLIVIA


9 days in Bolivia


At a glance

Duration: 9 days

Minimum passengers: 2

Starting: La Paz

Ending: Copacabana

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
  • La Paz
  • Tiwnaku
  • Uyuni SALT LAKE
  • Red and Green Lagoons
  • Sun Island (Titikaka Lake)

Itinerary Route Map

Day By Day

1 Arrival to La Paz. Pm city tour
2 Excursion to Tiwanaku
3 Flight La Paz – Uyuni. Full day excursion
4 Red Lagoon
5 Green Lagoon. Return to the town of Uyuni
6 Return to La Paz
7 La Paz – Copacabana – Sun Island (Titikaka Lake)
8 Return to the town of Copacabana-La Paz
9 Flight home

 

DAY 1 – Arrival in La Paz

Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, 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.

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“Mi teleferico” yellow line

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“Mi teleferico” red line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2 – Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku is located only 20km from Lake Titicaca and 2 hours from La Paz. This pre-Incan archeological site is one of the most important civilizations in the Americas prior to the Inca, Tiwanaku dates back to around 200 BC and was a political and spiritual center. In our 6 hour excursion to Tiwanaku we will admire the Kalasasaya Temple, the Akapana Pyramid, the Sun’s Gate and the impressive giant litho sculptures plus a visit to the museum. Return to La Paz where we arrive approximately at 14:30. Overnight in La Paz

Meals: breakfast, lunch

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TIWANAKU – The Underground Temple

 

DAY 3 – Flight La Paz – Uyuni

Early pick up at your hotel for your flight to the town of Uyuni.

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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Salar de Uyuni – mirror reflection

 

DAY 4 – Lagoons – Red Lagoon

After an early breakfast we will depart in our 4 WD car toward to the Lakes Cañapa, Hedionda, Chaircota and Honda, these lakes are home for various pink flamencos and bird species. Volcan Ollague, arriving later on to the Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada). Siloli dessert. Also sighting of the Stone Tree. Overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Red Lagoon

 

DAY 5 – Green Lagoon 

Departure from Colorada Lake towards the SUNRISE GEYSERS to admire sulphur vapors and thermal water emanation, as well as mini fumaroles. Further down our trip we will arrive to a thermal water pond where we may enjoy a very pleasant open air bath. We then arrive to the Dali desert, which presents us a very mysterious sight. In the Green Lake (Laguna Verde) we will see the change of color of the water, together with a gorgeous sight of the Licancabur volcano. Lunch. Visit the Valley of the Rocks, Villa Alota. Return to the town of Uyuni. Overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

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Green Lagoon

 

DAY 6Flight Uyuni – La Paz

After breakfast flight return to La Paz. Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight.

Meals: breakfast

DAY 7 – La Paz – Copacabana (Titikaka Lake)

The trip from La Paz to Copacabana takes 3 hours. 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 the town 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

 

DAY 8 – 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 return to La Paz in our private transport. Overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

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Colorful street in Copacabana

 

Day 9 – Return home.

At convenient time we pick you up at your hotel for your last transfer to the airport and your international flight. 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 shared services in Perú
  • Excursions + entry fees in private services in Bolivia
  • Local english speaking guides in each city

Does not include internal flights