Highlights of Bolivia

Sometimes described as the ‘Tibet of the Americas’ in fact two-thirds of land-locked Bolivia lies within the Amazon basin. Our suggested itinerary combines La Paz and Lake Titicaca with a trip to the Amazon and to the Uyuni Salt Flats, a staggering 10,000 square kilometres of salt. Highlights: La Paz – Tiwanaku –  Lake Titicaca – Amazon rainforest – Laguna Colorada – Uyuni Salt Flats We can extend this itinerary to reach the Atacama desert in northern Chile or to travel up to Cuzco and Machu Picchu in Peru.

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

Your Bolivia holiday begins as you fly to La Paz, via a connection in the USA, Colombia or Madrid. You will be met on arrival in La Paz and driven to your starting hotel in the heart of the city. Welcome to Bolivia!

DAY 2:

La Paz city tour with the aid of a shoe-shiner for an insider’s take on the city.  Enjoy the cable car for fantastic views, before continuing to the street markets and colonial area of the city and a visit to the extraordinary landscapes of Moon Valley.

DAY 3:

Visit the pre-Colombian site of Tiwanaku, located at the Southern end of Lake Titicaca. Although the Tiwanaku civilisation probably goes back to around 1600BC it is thought the ruins here date from 800-1000AD. Overnight in a local hotel.

DAY 4:

Travel to Copacabana, located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Onwards travel by boat out to the Isla del Sol, arriving near the Pilkokaina ruins. Explore the ruins before continuing by foot to reach your eco-lodge here.

DAY 5:

Free morning at leisure to further explore Isla del Sol before travelling back across the picturesque Lake Titicaca towards the mainland. Onwards travel to your hotel in La Paz.

DAY 6:

Fly from La Paz to Rurrenabaque and travel along the Beni and Quiquibey Rivers to enter the Pilon Lajas Biosphere Reserve. Stay at a community-owned jungle lodge.

DAYS 7 & 8:

Days at leisure in the Amazon Rainforest to enjoy the included excursions at your jungle lodge.

DAY 9:

Depart your jungle lodge in time for your flight back to La Paz. Transfer to your hotel.

DAY 10:

A full day’s journey travelling by bus from La Paz through the highlands to Oruro, before continuing by train to reach Uyuni, home of the world’s largest Salt Flats. Overnight in a local hotel.

DAY 11:

Visit the ‘cemetery’ of old trains outside of town before travelling through the highlands, via the villages of San Cristobal and Culpina to reach the rich valley of Alota. Overnight in the village of Villamar.

DAY 12:

Early morning departure to enter the National Reserve. At 4278m Laguna Colorada is home to over 30,000 flamingos and one of the great highlights of the reserve. The journey continues alongside Challviri lagoon, via the high Dali desert to reach Laguna Verde and a visit to the Arbol de Piedra in the Siloli desert before finally arriving at Ojos de Perdiz.

DAY 13:

Morning departure, travelling via the minor lagoons and the Alota valley to reach the world’s largest Salt Fats. Enter the Uyuni Salt Flats for magnificent views across this desert-like landsacape, before travelling across to Isla Incahuasi – a coral island which is covered in giant (and ancient) cacti. Continue to Colchani where you will stay overnight in a salt hotel.

DAY 14:

Departure transfer to the airport in time to check in for the flight to La Paz. You will be met on arrival and driven to your hotel.

DAY 15:

Departure transfer to El Alto International Airport in time to check-in for your transatlantic flight home.

The above sample Bolivia holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

Bolivia has a wide range of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made Bolivia holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Bolivia Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made holiday.

Duration of your Bolivia Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Bolivia holiday but have fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made Bolivia holiday together with  links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for in your tailor-made Bolivia holiday.