13 Day Treasures of Bolivia

2 Santa Cruz, 1 Samaipata , 2 Sucre, 2 Uyuni, 1 Colchani, 1 Copacabana, 2 La Paz
11 nights accommodation, all transfers, breakfast daily, most sightseeing
Price Includes
  • 11 nights accommodation as follows:
  • 2 nights at the LP Equipetrol, Santa Cruz
  • 1 nights at the El Pueblito, Samaipata
  • 2 nights at the de Su Merced, Sucre
  • 1 nights at the [Palacio de Sal] or [Luna Salada], Uyuni
  • 1 night at the Los Flamencos, Hedionda
  • 1 night at the [Luna Salada], Uyuni
  • 1 night at the Rosario del Lago, Copacabana
  • 2 nights at the Presidente Hotel, La Paz
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • All tours with Spanish-speaking guides
  • All transportation for the tours and entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the Uyuni package
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Departure from USA

  • Depart on your flight to Santa Cruz
DAY 2: Arrive in Santa Cruz

  • Meeting  at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Santa Cruz.
  • Night at Hotel LP Equipetrol. In the afternoon, a city tour, visiting the main 14 de Septiembre street with a close view of the Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo, a visit to Campo Arte (craft store), a tour of the popular El Abasto market, walks through the main monuments and residential neighborhoods of the city. The tour ends with a typical coffee. Return to the hotel.
  • Night at Hotel. 
DAY 3: Santa Cruz, Samaipata

  • 8:00 am departure by private transport to Samaipata, a picturesque colonial town 120 km from the city, at an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level. Near the town is an important archaeological site known as the ceremonial and administrative center of Samaipata, Inca Fortress (El Fuerte), at 1950 meters above sea level. It is the last bastion of the Incas, an enormous mountain carved with two large grooves where zoomorphic figures sculpted in rock, water channels, stairs, and niches can be observed. Enjoy a typical lunch in the town of Samaipata. 
  • Night at the hotel.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 4: Samaipata to Santa Cruz

  • Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to visit Amboro Park, a cloud forest where you can enjoy the beauty of large ferns, undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. We will take a walk in the area, and in the afternoon, return to Santa Cruz. Well make a stop to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Cuevas waterfalls surrounded by vegetation.
  • Night at the hotel.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 5: Santa Cruz to Sucre

  • At 6:30 am, private transport to the airport to take the first flight to Sucre. The flight lasts 35 minutes. OB 580 VVI - SRE 08:35h-09:20h. Upon arrival at Sucre airport, we will take our transport to the city. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this beautiful city.
  • Night at Hotel de Su Merced.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 6: Sucre city tour

  • After breakfast, we will explore the city of Sucre, which preserves its colonial and republican buildings, part of Bolivias history. Sucre was named "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" (1991 by UNESCO). Visit the main attractions, including Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Basilica of San Francisco Javier, the House of Freedom, the Asur Textile Museum, and the Recoleta Museum. On the slopes of Cerro Churuquella with an incredible view of the city, then return to the hotel.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 7: Sucre to Potosí to Uyuni

  • Breakfast, at 7:00 am, transfer to the bus station to take the first bus to the city of Potosi (3 hours drive). At 10:30, transfer to the mining market, where our guide will provide explanations about coca, dynamite, and the customs and traditions of the miners. Afterward, continue the journey to Cerro Rico de Potosí to enter the interior of the mine. We will visit different levels and observe the hard work of the miners, as well as the offerings to the mines deity, "Tío" (Devil). Return to the city of Potosí and board the bus bound for the city of Uyuni, a 4-hour journey. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 8: Uyuni - Colchani - Inkawasi - Colchani

  • After breakfast at 10:00 am, we will visit the train cemetery, where old steam locomotives used for transporting minerals are located. We will then continue the journey to the town of Colchani, where you can observe the salt processing, including drying, grinding, and packaging. You will also have the opportunity to purchase crafts made from salt. Next, well see the salt mounds (the first stage of salt drying), natural springs (subterranean waters that emerge to the surface), and the salt hotel (Salt Museum) built entirely of salt. Lunch will be served in the center of the Salar. We proceed to Incahuasi Island (a rocky island in the middle of the salt flat where giant cacti, some over 100 years old, can be observed). From the top, you can see the entire salt flat, along with the Minor Lagoons and the Siloli Desert.
  • We will cross the infinite salt flat from north to south. Leaving it behind, we will traverse the range of volcanoes with their eternal snows up to Lipez, where we will have a distant view of the Ollague Volcano. Then, we resume the journey towards the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, where you will appreciate the slender figures of wild vicunas. As we reach the Cañapa, Hedionda, and Honda lagoons, you will see the three varieties of flamingos unique to the Andean region. Night at Hotel Los Flamencos (dinner at the hotel).
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9: Siloli Desert, Red Lagoon, Green Lagoon, Uyuni

  • On this day, we need to wake up very early (around 6:30 am) to enjoy the landscape of the Siloli Desert. We will visit the Stone Tree, a famous rock formation in the desert, and then head to the Red Lagoon, a unique site known for its biodiversity, being the home and nursery for flamingos. Next, we go to the Sol de Manana, where fumaroles (geysers) showcase the volcanic activity of the region. Afterward, we proceed to Polques, where passengers can enjoy the warmth of hot springs. Later, we reach the Dali Desert, known for surreal columns of stones sculpted by the wind. We then admire the Green Lagoon, one of the gems of the Reserve, situated at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. Its time to start the journey back to Uyuni, taking a stroll through the Valley of the Rocks, giant volcanic rocks near Alota. Our last stop is the town of San Cristobal, relocated from its original site to accommodate one of Bolivias largest mines. Arrival in Uyuni at approximately 6:00 pm, followed by a transfer to your hotel. Night at Hotel Luna Salada.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 10: Uyuni - La Paz- Copacabana- Lake Titicaca - Sun Island

  • 08:00 Transfer to the airport to take the flight to La Paz. Flight OB 305 departs at 09:25 and arrives at 10:25.
  • We will pick you up from the airport to begin our journey to Lake Titicaca, enjoying the landscape of the Altiplano. After a 2-hour journey, we reach the narrowest section of the lake: the Tiquina Strait, which we will cross on a rudimentary local ferry along with the local people. Arrival in the town of Copacabana at 11:00. We will embark on a motorboat to travel across Lake Titicaca to the Sun Island. Enjoy lunch, followed by a visit to the Palace of the Inca, or Pikkokaina, built under the Inca emperor Tupac Yupanqui. These ruins are believed to be the spiritual entrance to the sacred island. After a short walk, we reach the town of Yumani on top of the hill, where we will visit the "Escalinata Del Inca" (Incas Stairway) leading to the "Fuente de las 3 aguas" (Fountain of the 3 Basins). Tradition dictates that drinking from its water can grant eternal life. You will have time to take photographs of the lake and the stunning Cordillera Real of the Andes. We return to the boat to go back to Copacabana. Night at Hotel Rosario del Lago with dinner at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11: Copacabana - La Paz

  • After breakfast, take a walk through the picturesque streets of the town of Copacabana, visit the Church that houses the Dark Virgin, the local market where the famous pasankallas and Bolivian sweet andean popcorn are offered for sale. Return in shared tourist transport to the city of La Paz. Passenger concentration at approximately 13:30 in the lobby of Hotel Rosario Lago Titicaca and departure at 14:00.
  • Arrival in La Paz.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 12: La Paz City Tour & Valley of the Moon

  • At 14:30, enjoy a private half-day tour of the most interesting sites in the city of La Paz. The Killi Killi viewpoint offers stunning photographs of the city. Then, visit the historic center of La Paz, Plaza Murillo, Executive Palace, Legislative Palace, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Heading to the amazing Valley of the Moon, youll see the replica of the semi-underground temple of Tiwanaku located in front of the citys stadium.
  • Arrive at the Valley of the Moon with astonishing clay geological formations created by the erosion of winds and heavy rains, forming an attractive lunar landscape. On the way back to the city center, take the yellow cable car line to enjoy a beautiful panorama of La Paz. This urban cable car is one of the most picturesque means of urban cable transportation, allowing you to discover the secrets of the city from the air and admire the snow-capped Illimani mountain. Continue the tour to the Witches Market, a place full of traditions and objects for ancient Andean rituals, craft markets where you can feel the heartbeat of this charming city. The tour ends at the Church of San Francisco, a majestic colonial church in Mestizo Baroque style. Return to the hotel.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 13: Departure from La Paz to USA

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

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  • This itinerary for groups minimum 10 hotel rooms and more for inquiries, please email us at res2@right-travel.com or call us at 973-636-6660 Ext 201
  • Land only price starting from $6277 per person in Double.
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Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Lunches and dinners (unless specified as included)
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips

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