Discovery of Bolivia

SANTA CRUZ / LA PAZ / SUCRE / POTOSI / SALAR

8 days

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7 nights
Classic Programs
Bolivia
8

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7
Classic Programs
Bolivia
  • Day 1 Arrival in Santa Cruz
  • Day 2 Santa Cruz / La Paz
  • Day 3 La Paz / Tiwanaku / Copacabana
  • Day 4 Copacabana / Sun Island
  • Day 5 La Paz / Sucre
  • Day 6 Sucre / Potosi / Uyuni
  • Day 7 Uyuni / Salar / Incahuasi / Uyuni – La Paz
  • Day 8 La Paz / Santa Cruz – OUT

Useful Information

Day 1: Arrival in Santa Cruz

Day 2: Santa Cruz Flight to La Paz (45 min flight)

Day 3: La Paz / Tiwanaku / Copacabana

Day 4: Copacabana / Sun Island in Titicaca lake

Day 5: La Paz Flight to Sucre (45 min flight)

Day 6: Sucre / Potosi / Uyuni

Day 7: Uyini / Salar / Incahuasi / Uyuni – La Paz

Day 8: La Paz flight to Santa Cruz OUT

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Santa Cruz

Morning arrival at the international airport of Viru Viru Santa Cruz.

Meet your guide and transfer to the center.

Lunch at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, visit Santa Cruz, the economic capital and most populated city in Bolivia.

Promenade on the Plaza “24 de setiembre” to admire the historic buildings that surround it as the Basilica Menor de San Lorenzo and the Casa del Gobierno, and the streets and houses in the architecture arena.

Dinner not included. 

Overnight at the hotel

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Day 2 Santa Cruz / La Paz

Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to La Paz (Flight not included).

Meet your guide and transfer to the centre.

Tour of the historic center of La Paz, capital of Bolivia that touches the clouds (located at 4000m altitude). Enjoy the excitement and atmosphere of its bustling colonial streets. Walk on the Murillo Square to admire the cathedral and the presidential palace. Then visit the curious “Witches market” where you will find amulets, potions for Aymara rituals and many souvenirs. Visit the San Francisco church, built in 1745, considered the most beautiful colonial building in La Paz. Its imposing baroque facade features Métis style influences. Trip to the Valley of the Moon, lunar landscape located south of La Paz. It is known for its rock formations eroded by wind and rain, which form a series of craters, pits and carved columns.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Dinner not included.

Overnight at hotel

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Day 3 La Paz / Tiwanaku / Copacabana

Breakfast.

Route to Tiwanaku through El Alto, a city populated by the Aymara.

Discover the magnificent ceremonial centre of Tiwanaku, which offers an impressive testament to the history of this pre-Inca civilization.

Walk between the temples and statues of this mystical site and visit the Regional

Museum which houses the monumental pieces found at the site.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Departure to Copacabana, a village on the edge of Lake Titicaca and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Latin America.

Visit the sanctuary where Bolivians come to worship the Virgen Morena, the country’s patron saint. Walk in the village to soak up its mystical atmosphere.

Dinner not included.

Overnight at the hotel

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Day 4 Copacabana / Sun Island

Breakfast

Navigation on Titicaca Lake to the Sun Island, legendary sacred place of the creation of the world and the first Incas.

Visit the Inca Palace, Pillkokaina, with superb views of both the lake shore.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Return to Copacabana and departure to La Paz.

Dinner not included.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 5 La Paz / Sucre

Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport El Alto. Flight to Sucre (Flight not included).

Arrival and transfer to the centre.

Visit the textile Asur museum exposing the artisanal production of local indigenous communities, as works of high aesthetic value and traditional art. Sucre impresses with its collection of historic buildings where you can admire the view of Recoleta. Walk through the historic centre, visit the Cathedraladministrative buildings and Freedom House, the birthplace of the Bolivian independence. Then, visit of the Bolivar park, public garden where Sucre people come to walk.

Visit the convent of San Felipe Neri, from the terrace you can enjoy a splendid panorama of the city and its churches.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Dinner not included. 

Overnight at the hotel

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Day 6 Sucre / Potosi / Uyuni

Breakfast at the hotel.

Discovery of Potosi, one of the most important cities of the colonial period in Latin America thanks to mining and silver of Cerro Rico.

Visit the Casa de la Moneda, the building used for the crafting of silver.

Continue to the main square and the surrounding streets to enjoy the facades of the churches of San LorenzoSan Francisco and the refined architectural ensemble.

Visit a small cooperative mine.

This will give a clear idea of the difficult working conditions of miners still extract money from the mountains. Equipment needed to visit this mine provided.

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At lunch, tasting of “stone soup” in a restaurant in the mining area.

It is a thick soup made from purple corn flour and served inside a heated stone bowl which braises and cooks the soup keeping it warm.

Drive to the city of Uyuni.

Dinner not included

Overnight at hotel

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Day 7 Uyuni / Salar / Incahuasi / Uyuni – La Paz

Breakfast.

Visit of Trains Cemetery.

Early departure for the memorable crossing of the Salar de Uyuni! Crossing this dazzling salt desert of shimmering white, one of the most magical places of our planet. You will be dazzled by this singular place that fantasize almost all travelers and lovers of beautiful scenery.

Visit the island of Incahuasi, nicknamed the “Isla del pescado” lost in the middle of the salt desert. This is the most visited of the Salar de Uyuni. The place is covered with cactus, some exceed ten meters.

Lunch in the middle of the Salar.

Continue to the village of Colchani, where the community works that extracts nearly 20 000 tonnes of salt per year. Return to Uyuni. Transfer to the airport and departure to La Paz (flight not included).

Arrival to La Paz. Transfer to the hotel. 

Dinner not included.

Overnight at the hotel

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Day 8 La Paz / Santa Cruz – OUT

Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Santa Cruz and connection with the international flight. (flights not included)

 

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