13-Day Bolivian Odyssey
While HighLives thinks Bolivia has ample attractions to stir any visitor’s imagination for many months, if you have limited time and would like to experience the highlights of this country, we can offer you the option to take part in a 13-day adventure.
Price: From £2995 per person
This best-of-Bolivia tour offers a mix
of cultural and scenic attractions.
Visit the centres of colonial and
indigenous traditions in Sucre and Potosi. Experience the bustling street
life of a city perched on the roof of the world, Bolivia’s de facto capital La
Paz. Discover the spiritual centre of the Andean world, Lake Titicaca. Journey
through the lunar-like landscapes of the rugged south-west. Be amazed by the beauty of the Uyuni Salt Flats, the country’s rugged and spectacular salt flats and volcanic lakes region.
BOLIVIAN ODYSSEY: HIGHLIVES' SMALL GROUP DEPARTURES
19 October 2018
Price per person
Tour: £2995 (includes domestic flights in Bolivia
Single Supplement: £750
Transatlantic flights: from £1050
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- Day 1: Arrival Santa Cruz
Assistance is provided at the airport with transfers to hotel. Santa Cruz city tour.
- Day 2: Santa Cruz – Sucre (flight)
Flight to Sucre (altitude 2,790m), 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.
- 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.
- 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 (colonial and mining town)
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. Handicraft market.
- Day 6: Potosí – Uyuni
Private trasfer to Uyuni (3,650m)
- 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.
Journeying through this harsh, barely habited region to visit Fish Island, Galaxy Cave and encounter with 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. On route you will observe Volcano Ollague, various lakes, 3 different types of Flamingos and birds, to then arrive to the Desert Hotel.
- Day 9: Ojo de Perdiz – Uyuni
Witness the Morning Sun geysers at 5,000m above sea level, Green Lagoon, visting other nearby lagoon, 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). Descent from the highland plains to a stunning morning view above the capital city, which is perched on a mountain crater.
Free day. Options to see in your own time, the Witches' Market or the dramatic rock formations of the nearby Valley of the Moon.
- Day 11: La Paz – Tiwanacu - Copacabana (Lake Titicaca)
Private Overland transfer to the archaeological site of Tiwanacu for a guided tour. The tour continuous on to Lake Titicaca, visiting Copacabana the famous church its Calvary and some Inca ruins nearby
- Day 12: Copacabana – Sun Island –-La Paz (Lake Titicaca)
Private boat to Sun Island in Lake Titicaca, a very authentic tour meeting local fishermen, visiting the Pilcocaina Palace, and enjoying a typical lunch “Apthapi”.
- Day 13: La Paz – Airport
Last day in La Paz and await for your flight connection.