Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Santa Cruz, Sucre, Potosí, Uyuni, La Paz

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Getaway To Bolivia 10 Days / 9 Nights

Arrival to Santa Cruz, beautiful tropical city located at 1.433 m / 437 ft. Santa Cruz is the gateway to the Amazon. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Three hour walk by the most attractive and influx of our city, museums, monuments, residential neighborhoods, the Paseo Artesanal La Recova.

 

Includes: Snack (personal bottle of water and 1 fruit of the season or 1 homemade baked " horneado típico")

Night in Santa Cruz

Transfer to the airport to take the plane to Sucre. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. 

Sucre is the capital of Bolivia; this charming colonial style city is located in the header of the valleys at 2700 mts of height. It is a very interesting tour that includes a visit of the House of Freedom, where the Act of Independence of Bolivia was signed in 1825; Bolivar Park, to see examples of the aristocratic tradition of Sucre, with small replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris; the church and Recoleta Museum, and the Museum of Indigenous Fabrics of ASUR.

Includes: Breakfast

      Night in Sucre

Includes: Breakfast

Night in Sucre

Transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal. This trip is in regular bus exiting Sucre and lasts 3 to 4 hours, passing by the Pilcomayo River and the Méndez Bridge, where you can see the old bridge that was used in this road in the past. Then we ascend to 1,500 meters until reaching the altiplano and end up in the famous mining town of Potosi at 4,060 meters above sea level. On arrival, transfer from the bus station in the northern part of the city to the hotel .

A visit to Potosi is a journey back in time through the traditional colonial streets and the artisan market; the famous mint, the church of San Francisco and the front of the church of San Lorenzo is one of the greatest examples of stone sculptures of baroque style.

Includes: Breakfast 

Night in Potosi

This unique tour will let you have an unforgettable journey through thousands of meters below ground, to see the way of life and working conditions of the Bolivian miners (you'll get protective clothing and helmets).  The silver mines are in the famous Cerro Rico, at a time the richest in the world.

 

An incredible journey that starts in Potosi passes by the foothills of the Andes Mountains, with a lot of erosion, changes in colors and cactus; passes near the towns of Chaquilla and Tika Tika, the famous Pulacayo mine and ends in the town of Uyuni (3 to 4 hours), known before as the main maintenance center rail, now growing much thanks to the tourism generated by the salt mine of Uyuni and the region.

Departure from Uyuni to the great salt flat; visit on the way to the train cemetery, where there are remains of steam locomotives of the 19th and 20th centuries; with a stop in Colchani, this is the best place to observe the methods of extraction of salt; then to Incahuasi island known as (Fish Island), it is an oasis with a unique ecosystem and a village isolated by giant cactus of up to 10 meters of height. The trip continues north to visit the pre-columbian fort of Pucara of Ayque and the chullpares nearby, both at the feet of the Thunupa Volcano. And finally, at an appropriate time, return to the village of Uyuni.

Includes: Breakfast, picnic lunch in the middle of the Salt Flat and dinner

Night in Uyuni

Transfer to Uyuni airport to take a plane to La Paz.  On arrival, transfer to the hotel. The four-hour walk through La Paz, chosen as one of the 7 wonderful cities in the world, nestled in a valley formed at the foot of the Royal Mountain Range of the Andes at 3632 m above sea level. Visit to the area of the markets in the streets rich in handicrafts, fabrics and artifacts of witchcraft.  Also by the colonial part of the city, the church of San Francisco, the Gold Museum, Plaza Murillo, the viewpoint of "Killi Killi" from where you have a magnificent view of the city and the replica from Templete Semi-subterranean of Tiwanaku. Then to the modern part of the city, descending to 3,200 m to finally visit Valle de la Luna, impressive for its capricious formations made by erosion. The cable car ride will be a good opportunity to discover an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz. This is a must for all visitors in La Paz!

Includes: Breakfast

Night in La Paz

Pleasant journey in private transportation from La Paz with a beautiful view of the Lake Titicaca to Copacabana (3½ hours), beautiful town on the shores of the lake. Visit to the church and its famous "Virgen Morena". Boat trip across the lake to Isla del Sol (1 hour), until Huacani to have an Aptapi, the journey continues by boat to the ruins of the Inca temple of Pilkokaina, hike to the Ecolodge Stay with a wonderful view of the Lake Titicaca (1 ½ hour).

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch (typical Aptapi) and dinner

Night at the Ecolodge Stay - Island of the Sun, Lake Titicaca

DON'T MISS A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE! Walk through the Yumani Inca steps visiting the Fountain of Eternal Youth (30 minutes), then travel by boat to the north, to visit the ruins of Chincana and Sacred Rock (1 hour), the journey continues by boat to the island of the Moon (1 Hour), visit to the ruins of the Inca temple of Inak Uyu, finally to Copacabana (1 ½ hours) and transport to La Paz (3 ½ hours).  

Includes: Breakfast and lunch

Night in La Paz

Transfer to the airport to board the flight back.

       

       Includes: Breakfast

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