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Bolivia Explorer 9D/8N

Bolivia Explorer 9D/8N

From {{totalPrice}} EUR Extra expenses at the destination No Local Payment
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What's included?
From 876 EUR
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What's included?
Duration
9 days
Starts in
La Paz
Ends in
La Paz
Travel type
INDEPENDENT
Discover the incomparable nature and rich, colourful culture of Bolivia on this 9-day trip through La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and the Uyuni Salt Flats.

Highlights

  • See La Paz from the eyes of a local
  • Discover Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol
  • Traverse the stunning Uyuni Salt Flats
Itinerary

Bolivia Explorer 9D/8N

Day 1: La Paz, Bolivia

Welcome to La Paz! Today, you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Airport Transfer
Welcome to La Paz! Today, you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation.

Day 2: La Paz, Bolivia

Today, you will embark on a walking city tour and take the famous "Mi Teleferico" cable car up to El Alto. After this, continue with a "trek" way down to the center of La Paz.

La Paz Half-Day Walking City Tour (B)
Today, we will take the famous "Mi Teleferico" cable car up to El Alto, one of La Paz' suburbs. El Alto is located at a dizzying 13,615ft (4,000m) above sea level and is one of the highest cities in the world! Then, we will "trek" our way down to the center of La Paz. We will visit the streets like locals during the 4-hour descent through markets, neighborhoods, plazas, and alleyways. To top it off, we will take a micro or local bus to the heart of the market area. Here, we will be able to shop around and go to different markets, including the famous Witch's Market. Time at leisure to have lunch and explore the city on our own.

Day 3: La Paz - Sun Island, Bolivia

Today, you will catch your transfer to Copacabana and take a ferry to the Sun Island where you will have free time to explore its most popular sites.

Transfer to Copacabana and the Sun Island (B/L)
Today, you will be picked-up from your accommodation around 06:30 - 07:00 hrs and you will departure by tourist bus to Copacabana. Around 09:45 hrs we will arrive at the Tiquina strait, from where we will take a small ferry to cross it (about 20min.) After this, we will go back to the bus and continue to Copacabana arriving around noon. After enjoying your lunch, at 13:00 hrs we will take a ferry to the Sun Island (1 ½ hrs.) We will receive a map from the guide to be able to explore the Island. Today you can walk around the sun temple Pilkokaina and the coast of Yumani.

Day 4: Sun Island - La Paz, Bolivia

Wander around the Sun Island before taking your transfer back to Copacabana, where you will catch your bus back to La Paz.

Transfer back to La Paz (B/L)
Free time to wander around the Sun Island. You can take a public boat to the northern end of the Island (30min. approx.) and hike about 3 hours back down to the south alongside spectacular views. You can also visit the Gold Museum, located in the northern part of the Island. It's a tiny, but fascinating museum filled with recovered artifacts. Finally, you can also visit the Fountain of Youth, believed to keep you young forever, it has 3 streams of water pouring out each with their own nickname. At 15:30, we will take the ferry back to Copacabana (departure from Yumani port). Upon arrival, we will take the bus back to La Paz arriving around 22:00 hrs. NOTE: Cost of the boat + entrances are not included.

Day 5: La Paz - Uyuni, Bolivia

Today, you will have a day at leisure to take a rest and explore La Paz on your own. In the evening, you will be picked-up from your accommodation and transferred to the bus station where you will catch your overnight bus to Uyuni.

Transfer to Uyuni (B)
Today you will have a day at leisure to take a rest and explore the city on your own. At 20:00 hrs, you will be picked-up from the hotel and transferred to the bus station where you will catch your overnight bus to Uyuni.

Day 6: Uyuni - San Juan or Atulcha, Bolivia

Today you will visit the Train cemetery and the town of Colchani before entering in the Uyuni salt flats.

Uyuni Salt Flats (L/D)
Around 07:00 hrs you will be picked-up from the bus station and have time at leisure to enjoy your breakfast. The trip will begin at 10:30 hrs. We will first visit the Train cemetery (very old locomotives from the Carbon era), and the town of Colchani, where we will see the manual processing of salt, handicrafts and salt museum. Then, we will enter the Uyuni salt flats (12,000 km2) and will see the "Montones de sal" and how locals extract the salt. We will visit Playa Blanca hotel and the Incahuasi Island with its giant cacti that is located in the middle of the salt flats. We will have lunch there, enjoying an amazing view. Then, we will continue our trip to the town of San Juan or Atulcha (3,700 masl). You will overnight at a small salt hostel.

Day 7: San Juan or Atulcha - Huayllajara, Bolivia

Visit to the Salar de Chiguana, the Andean lagoons of Canapa, Chiarcota, and Hedionda, the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Flora and Fauna Reserve, and Laguna Colorada.

Salar de Chiguana, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Flora and Fauna Reserve, and Laguna Colorada (B/L/D)
Today we will depart at 08:30 hrs. We will visit Salar de Chiguana, viewpoint of the Ollague Volcano (active), to later continue the tour and visit the Andean lagoons of Canapa, Chiarcota, and Hedionda, located at an average altitude of 4,300masl. Here, we can see flamingos, vicunas or other Andean fauna. We will then pass through the Siloli desert and visit the Stone Tree, formed due to the erosion. In the afternoon, we will visit Laguna Colorada (4,300masl) where we can see more wild animals. We will continue to Huayllajara, where our small hostel is located at an average altitude of 4,300masl. Please consider that the temperature is very low at night (even -20 °C), therefore it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag.

Day 8: Huayllajara - Uyuni - La Paz, Bolivia

Depart early in the morning to visit the active geysers of Sol de Manana and continue to the thermal waters of Polques, before visiting Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca. After this, return to the Uyuni town and take the overnight bus back to La Paz.

Sol de Manana geysers, Polques, Green Lagoon and transfer to La Paz (B/L)
Today, we will depart at 05:00 hrs to visit the active geysers of Sol de Manana, which are located at an altitude of 4,900masl. We will see the fumaroles or boiling lava at a temperature of 90° C. Then, we will continue to the thermal waters of Polques, where we can take a hot bath. We will pass through the Dali desert until we reach the Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca, located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano. After this, we will return to the Uyuni town (approx. 7 hours) without many stops except at noon for lunch and a visit to the rock valley in Villamar. We will be arriving in Uyuni around 17:00hrs, where you will have time at leisure to eat and visit the town. In the evening, you will be transferred to the bus station to take the overnight bus back to La Paz at 20:00 hrs.

Day 9: La Paz, Bolivia

Today, you will be transferred to the airport to continue with your journey. Hope to see you soon!

Airport Transfer
Arrival from Uyuni around 05:30 hrs. At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport to continue with your journey. Hope to see you soon!

Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
No Local Payment

Accommodation

8 night(s) accommodation included

Local transport

  • Shared Shuttle and Public Bus
  • Airport transfers
  • Roundtrip tourist bus from La Paz to Copacabana
  • Roundtrip public ferry from Copacabana to Sun Island
  • Roundtrip overnight bus (semi-bed) from La Paz to Uyuni

Meals

  • 6 Breakfast(s)
  • 5 Lunch(es)
  • 2 Dinner(s)

Bolivia Explorer 9D/8N

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