Saturday/Tuesday. Puno / Copacabana / Island of the Sun
Transportation from Puno to Copacabana (3 ½ hours). Visit the famous Virgen Morena and its church, have a stroll of town and take the boat to the Island of the Sun (1 hour), land in Huacani port, have a typical lunch “Aptapi”. Hike for about 45 min to overnight in Ecolodge La Estancia. (LD)
Sunday/Wednesday. Island of the Sun / La Paz
Hike down crossing the Garden of the Incas in Yumani (1/2 hour), and take a boat to Copacabana (1 hour). Lunch or box lunch included. Transportation to La Paz (3 hours). Overnight in hotel. (BL)
Optional Tours available on Sun Island:
-Visit the Chincana Ruins
-Visit the Chincana Ruins and hike (3h) back to the Ecolodge
-Visit the Pilkokaina Ruins
-Visit the Moon Island
Monday/Thursday. Am City tour (half day)
A 4 hour morning tour in of La Paz, including the area of the street markets, rich in handicrafts, weavings and witchcraft artifacts. The tour goes through the colonial part of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square and the outdoor replica of the Tiahuanaco temple. Then to the modern part of town, dropping down a lot in elevation to finally visit the Valley of the Moon, enjoy all of its natural geological formations. Overnight in Hotel. (B) Note. Optional tours available.
Tuesday/Friday. Flight La Paz / Uyuni – Full day Uyuni Salt Flats
Morning flight from La Paz to Uyuni (08.15 – 09.15 m), transfer to your hotel nearby in Colchani in the shores of the Uyuni salt flats. Visit the village and its surroundings to see locals producing salt, enter this natural wonder with over 10.000 km2 at 3.692 m of salt is something really special. Trip through the salt flats crossing to Isla Incahuasi (2 hours), a special habitat of giant cactus and volcanic rocks. Then north to Coquesa to see old mummies at the foothills of the Tunupa volcano. Trip back to Colchani (2 hours). Enjoy a nice sunset and overnight in a unique salt hotel (BLD)
Wednesday/Saturday. Colchani / Uyuni / Alota / Villamar
Trip south crossing the town of Uyuni, leaving it to visit the cemetery of old trains and then enter the southern highlands crossing the villages of San Cristobal mine, Culpina K and enter the rich and high Andean valley of Alota (4 hours), continue south with great stone formations done by the erosion, to finally reach Villamar (1 hour), overnight in hotel. (BLD)
Thursday/Sunday. Villamar / Reserve Eduardo Abaroa (REA) / Hito Cajón (boarder with Chile)
Trip to REA visiting: Laguna Colorada (4,278m – 2 hours), declared a RAMSAR site due to the nesting of over 30,000 Andean flamingos, geysers “Sol de Mañana”, Chalviri lagoon and its hot springs of Polques. Continue the high deserts of Pampas de Dali until “Laguna Verde” (3 hours), a beautiful green lagoon at the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain, continue until de Bolivian boarder Hito Cajón. (BL)
**END OF OUR SERVICES**
Start in Puno every Saturday/Tuesday!
- Services and meals included as mentioned in the program
- English speaking guides
- Include all the entrances fee and contributions
- Private service
- Accommodation as mentioned in the program
- Anything not listed in the program
- Winter Season (June, July August): water may freezein the pipes andcouldtake severalminutesto heat up
- Rainy season: (November to April) Roads might be in bad shape. Uyuni Salt flats are flooded. Access to Tahua or Incahuasi might be difficult or impossible. Program might have to be changed due to these reasons.
- As roads Uyuni Region are not paved, we will use 4x4 cars, each one with a maximum of 4 passengers. To avoid high costs, guide and / or TC will go in the back part of the cars if it will be necessary.