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A photographic journey of Bolivia




This best-of-Bolivia journey offers a chance to visit the best of the country’s cultural and scenic attractions accompanied by professional photographer Gary Latham. Gary will help enthusiastic photographers of all experience levels get the most from the tour with a variety of workshops, from how to shoot basics right through to producing professional quality images, as well as a dedicated portrait session.

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26 Jan - 7 Feb 2018

Visit colonial and indigenous centres, experience the bustling street life of a city perched on the roof of the world and journey through the lunar-like landscapes of the rugged southwest.

“From a photographic point of view the strange juxtapositions of modern and old cultures and the pristine quality of the high altitude light make Bolivia one of the most strange, beautiful and fascinating places you will ever visit” said Gary. 


Gary Latham is a London based freelance Travel and Life-style Photographer. He shoots award winning images for an impressive portfolio of clients and has a genuine passion for photography as a medium for communication. His collaborative approach and commitment to both personal and commercial work is absolute.

A Lancashire lad, he studied Photography at Blackpool & The Fylde College and Lancaster University before moving to London in 1996, where he assisted well known fashion and advertising photographers before going pro in 1999. 

Gary is a multifaceted talent, equally at home in the studio or out on location. He has his own special way of seeing the world, a distinctive and unique style that has been described as cinematic, other worldly and emotionally charged.

Gary has worked for most of the UK's travel magazines including Lonely Planet, Sunday Times and Conde Nast Traveller, as well as the Sunday Supplements and has been a regular contributor to Food and Travel Magazine since 1997. Gary also works for blue chip organisations such as Rolls Royce, The Royal Mail and Transport for London.

Gary leads photo-tours in South East Asia over the winter and is excited to also be leading photo-tours in Bolivia. He has a passion for Travel and helping others to get the most out their camera.

Visit his website www.garylatham.co.uk 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Santa Cruz- Sucre
    Assistance is provided at the airport with transfers to hotel. Free day to relax and acclimatise.
  • Day 2: Sucre
    Sucre (altitude 2,790m) is a town steeped in colonial history and culture. Visits to: Liberty Museum, the churches of San Lazaro and San Felipe Neri and the indigenous people museum ASUR. In the morning Gary Latham will give a workshop and introduction on the trip and different photographic techniques.
  • Day 3: Sucre – Tarabuco – Sucre (colonial town and indigenous market)
    A visit to the Tarabuco village, 60km from Sucre, to see the indigenous community and its traditional market. Organised portrait session
  • Day 4: Sucre – Potosì (by tour bus)
    Travel to Potosi (altitude 4,067m), once the centre of the Spanish Empire's mining operations.
  • Day 5: Potosí-Uyuni
    You will visit: The mines of Cerro Rico, the Casa de la Moneda mint that bankrolled imperial Spain, Torre de la Compañía de Jesús - an 18th century religious monument, and the baroque-style San Lázaro Church. Also visit a handicraft market. Afternoon Transfer to Uyuni, visiting Pulacayo mine en-route.
  • Day 6: Uyuni
    Morning visit of the train graveyard. Nearby quinoa plantations and trekking to the Volcan Tunupa. Sun rise and sunset photography opportunities in the Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Day 7: Uyuni – Colchani -Hotel Luna Salada (Salt flats)
    The Uyuni Salt Plains. Start of a 3-day jeep journey into what it is one of the world's most breathtaking landscapes, many lying well above 4,000m. Journey through this harsh, barely habited region to visit Fish Island and Galaxy Cave and encounter llamas and their herders.
  • Day 8: Colchani – Ojo de Perdiz (Tayka del Desierto- Desert Hotel)
    The journey continues towards the Siloli desert and Coloured Lagoon. En route you will observe Volcano Ollague, various lakes, 3 different types of Flamingos and other birds, and will then arrive at the Desert Hotel.
  • Day 9: Ojo de Perdiz – Uyuni
    Witness the Morning Sun geysers at 5,000m above sea level, and visit the desert and salt plains of Chalviri, the Valley of the Ladies of the Desert, and the dramatic Green Lagoon at the foot of Volcano Uturuncu.
  • Day 10: Uyuni - La Paz (flight back to La Paz)
    La Paz (average altitude 3,577m). Descend from the highland plains to a stunning morning view above the capital city, which is perched on a mountain crater. Free day. Options to enjoy in your own time: the Witches' Market or the dramatic rock formations of the nearby Valley of the Moon. Afternoon photographic workshop.
  • Day 11: La Paz – Tiwanacu - Copacabana (Lake Titicaca)
    Trip to the lakeside town of Copacabana, followed by a boat voyage across Lake Titicaca to the Sun Island, spiritual cradle of the Inca Empire.
  • Day 12: Copacabana – Sun Island –-La Paz (Lake Titicaca)
    Copacabana and its highlights: visit the church of the Candelaria and ascend to Calvario via the stations of the holy cross for a dazzling view of the bright blue waters of the lake and the snow-capped Andes range beyond.
  • Day 13: La Paz - Santa Cruz
    Transfer to airport. Free day
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