The Best of Bolivia Tour
“Visiting the best of Bolivia in 9 days!!!”
Tour duration: 8 nights
Prices from: US$946 per person
Tour code: 163AMTL
La Paz is the seat of the country’s government. It is located on the western side of Bolivia at an elevation of roughly 3,650 m above sea level. It is, de facto, the world’s highest administrative capital. While the official capital of Bolivia (and its seat of justice) is Sucre, La Paz has more government departments. The city sits in a bowl surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano. Sucre is located in the south-central part of the country. Sucre lies at an elevation of 2,810 meters (9,214 feet). This relatively high altitude gives the city a cool temperate climate year-round. Known for the architecture as churches and cathedrals. Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. There is little agriculture in the area because water supplies are scarce and somewhat saline. It was founded in 1890 as a trading post. The town has an extensive street-market. It lies at the edge of an extensive plain at an elevation of 3,700 m (12,139 ft) above sea level, with more mountainous country to the east. One of the major tourist attractions of the area is an antique train cemetery. It is located 3 km outside Uyuni and is connected to it by the old train tracks. The town served in the past as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals on their way to the Pacific Ocean ports. The train lines were built by British engineers who arrived near the end of the 19th century and formed a sizable community in Uyuni. The trains were mostly used by the mining companies. In the 1940s, the mining industry collapsed, partly due to the mineral depletion. Many trains were abandoned thereby producing the train cemetery. Data Base: Wikipedia
- AIRPORT PICK UP
On arrival at La Paz, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel.
- LA PAZ CITY TOUR
After breakfast, you will do a four hours tour discovering La Paz´s multi-ethnic and cultural character visiting Los Andes street to admire handy artisans manufacturing traditional garments and festivity costumes. Then, you’ll walk around the Witches Market to get acquainted of the mystical rituals and indigenous cosmos vision and see the enormous handicraft market. Continuing the tour we will visit San Francisco Church, the historical heritage around the main square of La Paz “Plaza Murillo”. After, you will walk around the Legislative Palace, the Government Palace and the Cathedral. There you will have a breathtaking view of La Paz at Killi Killi lookout. Later on, we will lead you to Miraflores district to see the Open Air Museum about the Tiwanaku Culture. The end of the tour is visiting the southern residential districts of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida located very close to the Moon Valley where you will enjoy of a short walk. Return to the hotel. Transfer from your Hotel to Airport. Overnight in Sucre. Free Night
City Tour Half Day:
City Tour & Casa De La Moneda (Half day):
- DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS
Cal Orck’o is the site of dinosaur footprints largest in the world, the footprints is located in the cliff El Molino. The geological age to which they belong is the Late Cretaceous. Cal Orck’o is the most spectacular site of its kind. It’s the only site that concentrates the footsteps of a wide variety of dinosaurs that lived at the ending of the Cretaceous period. Around 5055 individual dinosaur tracks at least 8 species and 462 trails are combined in a continuous cliff. Cretaceous Park is located 300 meters from the cliff of dinosaur footprints Cal Orck’o, the Cretaceous Park is the unique resort that offers the possibility to meet the actors in the paleontological heritage in one of the most authentic natural scenes in Bolivia. Our guide will lead will for all the entire park and also take you down into the quarry for close-up views. Return to Hotel. FREE NIGHT
After Breakfast , you will be transferred to Uyuni.
- SALT FLAT TOUR
After breakfast, you will know the Salt Flat and the Tunupa Volcano. Your tour starts at the Ojos del Salar crossing the Salt Flat. The Salar is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar. The crust serves as a source of salt and covers a pool of brine, which is exceptionally rich in lithium. It contains 50 to 70% of the world’s lithium reserves. Then, you will arrive at Tunupa Volcano. It stands on the northern side of the Salar de Uyuni at an elevation of 5,321m. There is a cave with several mummies about half way up and an ancient village at the foot with a modest “salt hotel”. There, you will explore Chantani Villagem the Coquesa Mummies and the Pukara in Ayque. After lunch, you will go back to your hotel. Overnight in Uyuni. Free Night.
- THE CAVES TOUR
After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel to visit the Galaxy Cave, The Devil’s Cave and Incahuasi Island. The Galaxy cave is known for beautiful and spectacular rock formation, while the Devil’s Cave is known for contain human rest remain. Both caves were discovered in 2003. After seeing these different Caves, you will appreciate Isla Incahuasi. It is a hilly and rocky outcrop of land located In the Middle of The Salar de Uyuni. Incahuasi has a total area of 24.62 hectares and hosts gigantic cacti (Trichocereus pasacana). There are unusual and fragile coral-like structures and deposits that often consist of fossils and algae. The place is the top of the remains of an ancient volcano, which was submerged when the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, roughly 40,000 years ago. Return to the hotel. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Uyuni. Free Night.
- COPACABANA TOUR
After Breakfast our guide will drive through the High Plateau towards the pre Incan remains of Tiwanaku, declared world heritage site by UNESCO in December 2000. There, you can enjoy great views of the Royal Range of the Andes. Upon arrival, we will visit the Lithic and the Ceramic Museums where you will receive an introduction about the Tiwanaku civilization, explore the archaeological site walking through the main temples such as the Pyramid of Akapana. After you will see the Semi underground temple, the Kalasasaya temple where you will find the Ponce monolith and the famous Gate of the Sun. Enjoy a set menu lunch at a local restaurant. Continuing the trip towards Copacabana, you will cross the strait of Tiquina which is the narrowest part of the entire lake, dividing the lake small section known as Wiñaymarka and the large section known as Chucuito. After, you will be able to see agriculture terraces built during the Chiripa, Tiwanaku and Inca civilizations. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Copacabana. FREE NIGHT
- SUN ISLAND TOUR
After breakfast, you will sail by motor boat towards the Sun Island (the south-eastern part of Lake Titikaka). You will visit Pilkocaina, the most important archaeological sites and hike up the hill to Yumani town. Continuing by boat, you will stop in the Inca´s Fountain and the Inca´s Staircase. There you can appreciate the old and interesting Inca’s Culture. After, you will enjoy the views of the lake and the Royal Range of the Andes. Return to Hotel. Overnight in La Paz. FREE NIGHT
- GOING BACK HOME
After breakfast, you will be transfer to the Airport.
End of our Service
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Transfer In/Out La Paz, Sucre, Potosí and Uyuni
• Private transportation Sucre-Potosi-Uyuni / La Paz – Copacabana – La Paz
• English – Spanish bilingual guide
• Accommodation in Hotel 3*** + breakfast
• Entrance fee to the main attraction according to the program description
• Meals according to the program
• Guide and assistance in all services
• Nacional e Internacional tickets flight
• Insurance, Extras and Tips
• Rights of photography, filming, special taxes.
• Non Specified meals