7 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

The Best of La Paz and Uyuni Salt Flat

COPACABANA - La Paz - MOON ISLAND - SAMPAYA - SUN ISLAND - TIWANAKU - UYUNI
Starting from $2,172 (Land Only)

The Best of La Paz and Uyuni Salt Flat

INCLUDES
  • Accommodation with breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Tours in Private Service.
  • Transfers from / to airports in private.
  • Meals specified in the program.
  • Service of Bilingual Spanish English Guide
EXCLUDES
  • Flight tickets
  • Taxes and fees at land or air terminals
  • Extras and services not specified
  • Meals and beverages not specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Day 1: La Paz

At your arrival to La Paz, we will be waiting at the airport to welcome you and take you to your hotel.
At 14:00 we will pick you up from your hotel to start the city tour, it begins at one of the most commercial and popular street market: "El Mercado Rodriguez” walking around the street of this food market knowing about local products and gastronomy and learning about local customs and practices. And then continue at the “Witches market” where you will find traditional remedies and witchcrafts to offer to “Pachamama” (Mother Earth).
We continue visiting the exteriors of the San Francisco Basilica, the most representative religious temple of the Baroque-Mestizo style in Bolivia and then we address ourselves to Murillo Square, in its surroundings there are: the Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Congress of the Republic and the Cathedral.
Finally we go to the south part of the city to get to the Moon Valley, a natural area formed due to the erosion and clay composition of the soil, wind and rain have created a valley filled with stalagmites.
Return to hotel.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at La Casona Hotel Boutique or similar, Private transportation, Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish), Entrance tickets to Moon Valley, Transfer airport-hotel
Meals: None


Day 2 - Day 2: LA PAZ - UYUNI –UYUNI SALT FLAT – UYUNI

Early in the morning, transportation to the airport to take the flight to Uyuni
Flight La Paz- Uyuni (not included)
At your arrival to Uyuni, we will be waiting for you at the airport to give you the first instructions for the tour, you will have free time to visit the town and have breakfast on your own. .
Around 10:00 we will begin our tour from our office, first we will visit the Train Cemetery and the town of Colchani where you can learn more about Uyuni’s mining past and its artisanal salt production present, later we will enter to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flat, and arrive to the “Salt Hotel-Museum”, the first of its kind that nowadays works only as a museum. On our way we will be able to see fantastic optic illusions, able to see in raining season (December- March), and also we will visit “Ojos de Agua” (Eyes of water), small salt eruptions which help us to explain the development of this huge salt lake.
At noon, you will reach the “Incahuasi Island” in the middle of the Salt flat; there are extraordinary calcareous rocks, large populations of Cactus, local fauna and spectacular 360 grades panoramic views of the Salt Flat from the summit.
We will continue our tour to the north part of the salt flat, there we visit a local museum, where we will be able to see pre-Columbian mummies and later we will get to the Salt Flat viewpoint at the foot of the Thunupa volcano.
At the end of the afternoon, return to Uyuni.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at Jardines de Uyuni Hotel or similar, Private transportation 4x4, Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish), Entrance tickets to attractions, Transfers according to itinerary
Meals: Lunch


Day 3 - Day 3: UYUNI - LA PAZ – TIWANAKU – LA PAZ

Early in the morning, transfer to the airport to catch the flight back to La Paz. Flight Uyuni – La Paz (not included). At your arrival to La Paz, we will be waiting at the airport to begin the tour across the immense Altiplano (High Plateau Ranges) enjoying the landscape characterized by Andean products fields and small houses made of mud bricks called “adobes”. Our destiny is the town of Tiwanaku, where we find the most important archaeological complex of the country. For a first approach to this impressive culture, we will visit the local museum as an introduction about Tiwanaku’s heritage.
And then we go into our journey back to more than 3500 years ago, we will visit the archaeological site whose main attraction is the “Puerta del Sol” (Sun Gate) one of the most important archaeological pieces of the continent, a megalithic gateway carved from a single block of stone.
We will also have the chance to visit the rest of the ruins of this enigmatic pre-Incan culture in terms of architecture and iconography: the Temple of Kalasasaya, which is believed to be a ritual platform built using huge blocks of red sandstone, the “Templete Semi-subterraneo” and the Akapana Pyramid, structures that make Tiwanaku one of the most popular places to visit in of Bolivia.
Return to La Paz at 16:30, there we will continue our trip very close to the sky, in the highest urban cable car of the world, we depart from the panoramic station, which allows us to know this beautiful city from a whole new perspective; we enjoy the wonderful view of the Andes Range and a city whose houses and streets “hang” from the mountains.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at La Casona Hotel Boutique or similar, Private transportation La Paz-Tiwanaku-La Paz, Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish), Entrance tickets to museum and archaeological site and cable car, Transfers according to itinerary
Meals: Lunch


Day 4 - Day 4: LA PAZ – COPACABANA – SUN ISLAND

At 08:00 we will pick you up from your hotel and we are ready to begin our trip to the Titicaca Lake, we will travel through the Altiplano (High Plateau). After a 2 hour trip we arrive to the narrower section of the lake: the Strait of Tiquina, we will cross it at a rudimentary local ferry along with local people and later we continue towards Copacabana trough the road, before arriving to our destination we will enjoy the view of Major (Huyñay Marca - Perú y Bolivia) and Minor Lake (Chucuito- Bolivia).
Arrival to the town Copacabana at 11:30 and we will get on board of our boat to travel through the Titicaca Lake to the Sun Island, at its south part we will visit the inca’s archaeological site of “Pilcocaina Palace” an ancient palace built exclusively for the inca. Later we continue to Yumani, there we will visit “Escalinata Del Inca” (Inca’s stairs) which leads us to the “Fuente de las 3 aguas” (the Fountain of the 3 Watersheds).
You will have some time to take pictures of the lake and the astonishing Royal Range of the Andes in the background of the landscape and we begin walking uphill the island to our accommodation, 1 hour of a moderate difficulty walk.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at Ecolodge La Estancia or similar in the Sun Island, Private transportation La Paz-Copacabana, Touristic shared boat, Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish), Entrance tickets to archaeological site
Meals: Breakfast, Typical lunch, Dinner


Day 5 - Day 5: SUN ISLAND - MOON ISLAND – SAMPAYA - COPACABANA - LA PAZ

After breakfast we go downhill to the port of the island to get back on our boat, this time to Moon Island also named Coati, where we will visit the archaeological site called “Templo de las Escogidas” (Temple for the chosen ones), women in this island learned diverse occupations like the production of Andean textiles and where kept virgin to be the Inca´s wives.
We get back towards the town and we reach the small community of Sampaya, we will visit this community characterized by its stone constructions from the times of the aymara señorios.
We end this tour with a quick visit to the town of Copacabana, enriched by the combination of the Andean and the Christian points of view. For our last activity we will visit the religious sanctuary in honor of Candelaria Madonna, an important pilgrimage site for Bolivians and walk by the town and its handicraft stores.
In the afternoon, return to La Paz city in our private transportation to your hotel.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at La Casona Hotel Boutique or similar, Private transportation Copacabana-La Paz, Touristic shared boat, Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish), Entrance tickets to archaeological site,
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6 - Day 6: LA PAZ – COROICO – LA PAZ

At 08:00 we will pick you up from your hotel and we begin the trip to magical region of Los Yungas, the geographical transition between the altiplano to the Amazonian rainforest turns out to be a true spectacle of ecological diversity. We start ascending to “la Cumbre” at 4700 masl, from where you will enjoy the wonderful view of the majestic Real Andean Range, after we begin going down more than 2000 meters through rocky mountains, snow-capped peaks and foggy forests to the fertile and sub-tropical jungles of Los Yungas.
After 3 hours we arrive to the peculiar town of Coroico, where the climate turns warm. Coroico belongs to an agricultural region, in the Yungas region abundant crops of coca, coffee and citric fruits are produced. Today we will have the chance to have a closer look to the coffee producing process, from the begging with the harvest, then the drying process to reach to an artisanal toasting, which results in a very tasty and particular coffee.
Return to La Paz, if the travellers want to have the experience we can go the way back through the famous “Death Road”.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation at La Casona Hotel Boutique or similar, Private transportation, Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish), Coffee tasting
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 7 - Day 7: LA PAZ

At the proper time, transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Lima.
Includes: Transfer hotel-airport
Meals: None


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to December 31 2017 $2172
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From August 15 2017 to December 31 2017 $353
Notes

* The itinerary can be changed without previous notice because of the weather conditions

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