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Bolivia

Bolivia
Day 1. Arrival to La Paz   
Welcome to La Paz! You may arrive by plane at any time of the day and we will pick you up from the airport with a private transfer and bring you to your hotel. You may also arrive by bus from Peru, then we will pick you up from the bus station. 

you have time to acclimatize to the altitude in the hotel. In the evening we have a briefing about the plan for the next days and we go into the city for our first Bolivian evening meal.
 
Day 2. La Paz
Today you have a city tour of La Paz in the morning. The tour begins visiting Plaza Murillo, where you’ll see the Government Palace, the local Cathedral and the Congress building. Then you’ll have a great cultural experience visiting the Metales Preciosos and Costumbrista museums where you’ll see objects found in the excavations of Tiwanaku archeological site. Then you’ll visit one of the most beautiful churches of the town: San Francisco, a sample of Mestizo Baroque architecture. Nearby there is the biggest handicraft market in town known as the Witches Market, where you will see the most representative offerings for the mother earth (Pachamama). Later the tour will take you to enjoy a fantastic view of the city from the Killi Killi Mirador and you’ll pass by Miraflores to visit samples of Tiwanaku Culture at the open-air museum. There you’ll be witness of a different reality of local society visiting some of the southern neighborhoods such as Obrajes, Calacoto, San Miguel and others. The tour finishes with a visit to moon valley, a spectacular geological formations which gave the name to this spot. The city tour ends around midday, and after the tour you’ll have free time for lunch and the afternoon to relax or explore further on your own.
 
Day 3. La Paz - Uyuni
You will be transferred to the local bus station in the morning to take a three and half hour local bus from La Paz to Oruro, and then you’ll take a train from Oruro to Uyuni. On your way to Uyuni you will be able to see beautiful highland and landscapes. Upon your arrival to Uyuni someone will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.  
(The Train only runs on Tuesdays, Fridays, Wednesdays and Sundays).
 
Day 4. Uyuni – 4x4 at the Saltflats of Uyuni
Today you start a 4x4 tour to the Salt Flats of Uyuni where you’ll visit the train cemetery and the Great Salt Flats. On your way you’ll see the village of Colchani, where you’ll visit an artisanal salt processing plant and will watch the salt extraction methods. Then you’ll visit El Palacio de Sal Hotel, the first hotel entirely made of salt, selected among the most unusual hotels of the world. After that your trip continuous to the Incahuasi Island, also known as Fish Island, where you’ll see some giant cactus. Lunch will be served in the middle of the salt flat, and after that, you’ll visit Coquesa Mommies, and then you’ll go back to Tahua.
 
Day 5. Tahua – 4X4 at the Saltflats of Uyuni
The trip continuous toward Chiquini Caves and Coquesa villaje, where you’ll be able to watch the mommies and visit the view point located at the foot hills of Thunupa Volcano. After that, you’ll go back over the salt flat to Uyuni.
 
Day 6. Uyuni - Potosi
A private transport brings you from Uyuni to Potosi (6 hours trip). Once in Potosi, you’ll have a city tour and a visit to la Casa de la Moneda. Then you’ll visit the most important attractions of Potosí, and will see the outside of Compañia de Jesús church, San Lorenzo front, Santo Domingo church, and the mint neighborhood.
 
Day 7. Potosi - Sucre
You’ll be taken to Sucre where you’ll have a city tour of Sucre with a local guide and will visit the church, the convent and the spectacular view of La Recoleta, Indigene Art Museum (ASUR), which shows two different cultures: Tarabuco and Jalq´a, then you’ll visit "Casa de la Libertad" and the main square of Sucre.
 
Day 8. Sucre – La Paz
You’ll be driven to the airport from where you’ll take a flight from Sucre to La Paz in the morning. Once in La Paz, you’ll have a free afternoon to enjoy the city.
 
Day 9. La Paz - Departure
Today you can fly back home or connect with a flight to Cusco and continue your trip in Peru.


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