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Bolivia Tours: Highlights of Bolivia

Highlights of this Tour: La Paz • Madidi National Park • Lake Titicaca • Sucre • Potosi • Uyuni Salt Flat

Duration: 17 days / 16 nights

Days of Departure: Daily, On Request (Private)

Our Highlights of Bolivia Tour includes all the key areas Bolivia has to offer. Enjoy the buzz of La Paz, a few days in the jungle, a visit to Lake Titicaca, Sucre, Potosi and end with the stunning salt flats. Note that this itinerary can be reordered so you can end at Lake Titicaca to continue through Peru or end with the Salt Flats to continue through Chile.

Sample Itinerary

la paz tourDay 1 – Arrive in La Paz
Met on arrival in La Paz and taken to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 – La Paz
A full day tour of the city to visit such sights as the witches market, San Francisco Church, Murillo Square and Jaen Street neighbourhood. Leave the city to visit the Valley of the Moon where it is possible to take a short hike.

Day 3 – La Paz-Rurrenabaque-Madidi National Park
Morning flight to Rurrenabaque followed by a boat trip (5-6 hr) to your lodge. Have a rest after lunch before a short walk and canoe along the river to spot wildlife.

tour to madidi national parkDays 4-5 – Madidi National Park
Spend these days exploring the forest and river banks on foot and in canoes trying to spot as much wildlife as possible.

Day 6 – Madidi-Rurrenabaque-La Paz
Return by boat and plane to La Paz.

Day 7 – La Paz
This day acts a buffer, as flights are often delayed or cancelled to/from Rurrenabaque. We can of course organize activities if need be.

Day 8 – La Paz-Isla del Sol
Travel to Lake Titicaca and transfer by boat to Isla del Sol to overnight.

sucre tour Day 9 – Isla del Sol-La Paz-Sucre
Return to La Paz in time for a flight to Sucre. Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 10 – Sucre
A full day tour of the city to visit such sights as the Museum and Convent of Recoleta, San Lazaro and Santo Domingo churches and various museums.

Day 11 – Sucre-Potosi
Travel to Potosi to explore the city and perhaps visit a mine.

Day 12 – Potosi-Colchani
Met and driven towards Colchani town, on the shores of the Uyuni salt flat. On route visit Pulacayo village.

train cemeteryDay 13 – Colchani-Ojo de Perdiz
Departure from Colchani to visit the train cemetery the villages of Alota and Kulpina K, the mining town of San Cristobal and the valley of rocks, famous for its gigantic rock formations.

Day 14 – Ojo de Perdiz-Red Lagoon-Green Lagoon-Ojo de Perdiz
Visit the Siloli Desert to see an interesting rock formation known as the Stone Tree, as well as the famous llamas, vicuñas and a particular rodent known as viscacha. Enter to the National Reserve of Andean Fauna Eduardo Avaroa and visit the Red Lagoon. This lagoon is populated by 3 species of flamencos (among them the famous James). The trip continues to Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun) place where it is possible to appreciate fumes, geysers and volcanic holes. The final stop on the descent is at the Green Lagoon, an impressive aquatic mirror that resembles a giant emerald with a particular brightness in the mornings and afternoons; its color is due to the high magnesium content in the water. In the proximities of this lagoon is the Licancahur Volcano (5,868m).

uyuni salt flat tourDay 15 – Ojo de Perdiz-Uyuni Salt Flat-Uyuni
Driven towards Colchani, visiting the Uyuni Salt Flat and the Incahuasi Island. This island is located in the heart of the salt flat and is the greatest of a group of islands that represents an isolated ecosystem. The island is populated with a cacti species that measures up to 12 meters high (26, 25 feet). Transfer in the afternoon towards Uyuni.

Day 16 – Uyuni-La Paz
Transfer to the airport to fly to La Paz. Met on arrival and taken to hotel.

Day 17 – Departure
Driven to the airport for international connections.

No prices are mentioned here as there are many variations on hotels and excursions in each area. Contact our Bolivia Travel Specialists to discuss details or to request a quote for a custom private tour of Bolivia.


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