Bolivia in 9 day - land only
|Starting from||R41 590|
|Package Validity||Set dates between JAN - DEC 2018.|
|Starts in||La Paz|
|Ends in||Hito Cajon|
- 8 nights hotel accommodation
- Breakfast daily with selected lunches & dinners
- Transport throughout the tour as per the itinerary
- Private 4x4 cars from Potosí to & and Salt Desert visits
- Assistance of local English speaking guides
- Admission fees to the sites to be visited as per the itinerary
** Excludes air ticket Santa Cruz – Sucre starting from approx. USD65 per person, air ticket Uyuni-La Paz starting from approx. USD125 per person & airport tax in Uyuni starting from approx. USD3 per person
The city was founded in 1548 by Captain Alonso de Mendoza on the banks of the river Choqueyapu (washer gold) has long been a city bridge between Potosi and Peru. Historic Places of the first uprising July 16, 1809 against the power of the Spanish Colony, the city has captured the legislative and executive power from the capital Sucre after a civil war between liberals and conservatives South North. Hanging on the side of a steep valley, thousands of small adobe house with
their roofs of corrugated sheets are an incredible spectacle in front of majestic Mount Illimani of 6140 m. The city, with its crowded streets with a totally chaotic vehicular traffic, its Indian markets, its old build in ruins houses surrounded by modern skyscrapers, its steeply sloping topography, impresses visitors with its strong Andean Indian character. Half day visit of the city of La Paz including Ethnographic and Folklore Museum (closed on Mondays), the Government Square, Cathedral, Calle Linares also called Witch street, handicraft market, San Francisco Church and descend by cable car to residential area and Valle de la Luna. Lunch in a restaurant.
Return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure
La Paz - Copacabana - Isla Del Sol
Heavy luggage stored at the hotel in La Paz
Departure by private vehicle along the Andean Mountain Range up to COPACABANA Transfer to the pier and private one hour cruise to SUN ISLAND. Typical Apthapi Lunch. Visit of the Inca Garden and walk up during one hour to reach the ECOLODGE LA ESTANCIA. Evening at leisure.
Isla Del Sol - Copacabana - La Paz
Return by boat to Copacabana. Short visit to the church and town
Lunch in a restaurant.
Return to La Paz. Evening at leisure
La Paz – Sucre
Transfer to the airport. Flight Boliviana de Aviación OB LPBSRE 0915-1015 usd 85.00 not included
Founded in 1538 by the conquistador Pedro Anzures, the city quickly became the center of Spanish power throughout the region and the residences of the wealthy owners of the silver mines of Potosí. In 1624 was founded the Universidad Mayor Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, which was the center of the intellectual and artistic activity in this part of the continent. Proud of its cultural heritage, the city has retained its colonial style and in 1991 was named World Heritage by UNESCO.
Transfer to the hotel.
Lunch in a restaurant
Half day city tour with the Plaza de la Recoleta, San Felipe de Neri with a beautiful view of the colonial city, the ASUR Museum Foundation, Main square, Independence House (closed on Mondays) Museo del Tesoro
Evening at leisure
Sucre - Tarabuco (Jatun Yampara) - Potosi
Only Sundays, transfer to Tarabuco to visit the traditional Sunday market where Yampara people go to sell their traditional weaves. Possibility to watch the typical dance “pujllay”
Lunch in a restaurant
Return to Sucre.
Afternoon, transfer of 170 Km, (3 hours) to the city of Potosí, crossing the temperate valley of Chuquisaca and begin a scenic climb along the Andean Cordillera to the highlands of Bolivia and the region of the large mines of silver and tin.
Evening at leisure
If the visit would not be on Sunday, it is replaced by a visit to the Jatun Yampara Indian Community to
know about their culture and handicrafts.
Potosi - Uyuni - Colchani
Founded in 1546 by the conquistador Juan de Villarroel, who had detected the most fabulous silver mine from colonial times. The city expanded rapidly in 1611 and was the richest silver producer in the Western world and in 1625 the city had more inhabitants than London or Paris. Faced with the disproportionate wealth of Spanish owners, this city was a tragedy for millions of Indians who died in forced labor in the mines of Cerro Rico de Potosí. The city still retains its monuments of the colony, its narrow streets, colonial and houses. In 1987 was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Morning, visit to a cooperative mine. The visit is through the muddy passageways of the mine, through its narrow shafts. The miners are proud of their work in such tough conditions and generally happy for
visitors to enjoy their toil.
Time at leisure for lunch (not included).
Afternoon, departure for a 4 hours trip to the mining and railway center of Uyuni. Panoramic trip through the Highland plains and small oasis of Chaquilla, Visicia, Ticatica, small villages built along a river emerged from the Andean infinity. Stop at the entrance of the old silver mine Pulacayo which was already exploited at Inca times and which reached its heyday in the early twentieth century when its owner connected it with the Pacific coast with some of the first steam locomotives of the South American continent. Arrival at Uyuni. Visits of the old steam locomotives cemetery and forward to COLCHANI at the border of the Salt Desert of Uyuni and registration at hotel. Transfer to the border of the Salt Desert to watch a spectacular Andean Sunset while enjoying an aperitif.
Colchani - Salt Desert - San Cristobal - Ojo De Perdiz
Visit of a small familiar Salt Industry and traverse 80 km up to ISLAND INCAHUASI. Walk up to the Island’s summit. Return to Uyuni and visit to the Old Steam Locomotives Cemetery. Traverse through the desert of Pampa Colorada, San Cristobal, the biggest silver mine in Latin America. Lunch in a restaurant
Forward to the Mirador del Volcán Ollague, arrival at LAGUNA HEDIONDA and picturing of a nice group of flamingos. Forward through the Laguna Honda, Laguna Ramadita, Desert of Siloli and arrival at OJO DE PERDIZ Dinner
During rainy season (from January to April approximately) per security conditions and the trip would be performed as following: 12 km traverse on the Desert covered with water (1 hour at low speed) surrealistic picturing of the desert covered with water- return to Colchani by the same way and Colchani-Uyuni and San Cristobal up to Ojo Perdiz the same route Clients must be informed about this possibility
Ojo De Perdiz - Laguna Colorada - Laguna Verde - Hito Cajon (border with Chile)
Departure early morning through the desert of Siloli, Arbol de Pierre, Laguna Colorada, Laguna Chalviri, stop for a coffee break, Desert of Salvador Dali, Laguna Verde with the Volcano Llicancabur. Picturing of this surrealistic area of volcanoes and sulfur mines at the border with Chile and forward to HITO CAJON Meeting with the Chilean Team.