Best of Bolivia (11n/12d)

The Salt Flats of Uyuni

The Salt Flats of Uyuni

DAY 1:    LA PAZ
Private transfer from the airport. (by car, van or bus)

DAY 2:    LA PAZ
We pick up passengers from the hotel to visit the famous Witch Doctor’s Market and San Francisco Colonial Church. The tour continues to Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings are located. Then, we will visit the famous colonial street Jaen where interesting museums are clustered together, followed by a visit to the replica of the semi-subterranean temple of the Tiwanaku Culture. To change scenery the tour continues to the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida. The tour ends with a visit to the unique Moon Valley, where you will have the opportunity to walk around, and visit a ceramic workshop with a demonstration of the art of pottery.

DAY 3:    LA PAZ / LAKE TITIKAKA
La Paz -Copacabana -Sun Island(South) -Inti Wata Complex -Sun Island (North) -OV- Copacabana -La Paz Early land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary, after breakfast we board the Catamaran Cruise Ship and sail to Sun Island, the legendary birth place of the Inca Empire. Visit the Inca Garden, steps and fountain then the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out the largest variety of Andean camelids. Also, the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka Traditional vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkakaina Inca Palace. Catamaran Cruise to Sun Island isolated Challapampa Village, buffet lunch while sailing. Half day of participative tourism, visitors have the opportunity to interact with one of the most unspoiled indigenous Titikaka villages through an innovative program organized with the local community visiting their own museum, chapel, school, a typical house, sailing in their vessels to an Inca holy temple and walking through Inca trails. Romantic candle light dinner and overnight on board the Catamaran in lake view cabins with private facilities. Catamaran cruise ship sail across the lake enjoying breakfast and the overwhelming panorama. Visit the Sanctuary of Copacabana, land transfer to La Paz city.

DAY 4:    LAKE TITIKAKA / LA PAZ
Accommdation at the selected hotel with breakfast

DAY 5:    LA PAZ / SUCRE
Private transfer to the airport. Flihgt to Sucre and transfer on arrival. We will visit the House of Freedom Historical Museum; the Convent of La Recoleta Museum and its viewpoint; the facades of the churches of San Lazaro and Santo Domingo; the main historical monuments and Bolivar Park. Optional Visit: Textile Asur Museum or the Convent of San Felipe de Nery.

DAY 6: SUCRE / POTOSI
Private transfer from Sucre to Potosi. Will visit the most important and interesting places of the city, which was declared UNIVERSAL HERITAGE OF MANKIND by UNESCO. We will visit San Lorenzo Church where we will appreciate its beautiful façade, Casa de la Moneda Museum, the exterior of the Tower of Company, the exterior of the Arch of Cobija and the artisans market in the colonial area of the city.

DAY 7:    POTOSI
You will visit a private mine on the Cerro Rico, currently managed by the miners who bought it from the State. Passengers will be able to see the miners performing their job in rudimentary form and in similar conditions as those of the Spanish Colony.

DAY 8: POTOSI / UYUNI
Leave Potosi in the morning to Uyuni. Box lunch on the way. Arrival in the evening, to visit the Cemetery of Trains, the Main Square, the Church, the Cemetery of the city and the salt producers in the locality of Colchani. Overnight.

DAY 09: SALAR DE UYUNI SALT FLATS
Breakfast. We will visit the Great Salar de the Uyuni, biggest in the world, until we arrive at Isla Pescado – Fish Island, well-known as “Huasi Inca”, which is famous for its giant cactus. Box lunch. In the evening we will visit Jirira and Coquesa from where we can observe the Thunupa Volcano and Aymara ruins. Return to Uyuni. Overnight.

DAY 10: UYUNI / POTOSI / SUCRE
Breakfast and return to Potosi. Box lunch on the way. In the evening, transfer from Potosi to Sucre in private car. Overnight.

DAY 11: SUCRE / LA PAZ
Transfer to the airport, flight to La Paz and transfer to hotel for overnight

DAY 12: LA PAZ
Private transfer to the airport. (by car, van or bus)

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