Bolivia Unveiled: Nature's Wonders and Wildlife Treasures Uncover South America

Bolivia Tour Nature's Wonders and Wildlife Treasures

17 Days Similar tours from £5577

    Discover Bolivia Natural Treasures

    Embark on a transformative 17-day Bolivian odyssey, offering a complete escape from the ordinary. Feel the warmth of Bolivian hospitality as you touch down in Santa Cruz.  Explore the mystical Samaipata Fort, wander through the Giant Fern Forest, and swim in a natural oasis within Amboro National Park. Transition to Sucre, where history meets tranquillity, and unveil ancient trails.

    Traverse from bustling cities to serene sanctuaries, disconnecting from the familiar and reconnecting with nature. Dive into surreal wonders in Uyuni and unwind in the tranquillity of Coroico's La Senda Verde. While your Amazonian odyssey promises a deep immersion into the unknown.

    During this Bolivia tour, experience the enchantment of diverse cultures and the untamed beauty that awaits when you step away from the ordinary. 


    Nature, Wildlife, Adventure & Culture

    Tour Highlights

    Amazonian Odyssey in Madidi Park: Connect with indigenous communities, witness traditional practices, and explore the diverse ecosystems of the Amazon during your immersive stay in Madidi Park.

    Charming Village Exploration: Wander through charming villages like Chataquila, connecting with local life and delving into the heart of Bolivian culture.

    Wildlife Sanctuary Visit: Delight in the serenity of La Senda Verde, a wildlife sanctuary in Coroico, where your visit supports conservation efforts and provides a unique encounter with rescued animals.

    Giant Fern Forest Trek: Trek through the towering wonders of the Giant Fern Forest, an adventure that brings you up close to rare flora and the magic of untouched nature.

    Local Cooking Classes: Immerse yourself in Bolivian culture as locals guide you through authentic cooking classes, adding a flavorful dimension to your journey.

    Tour Itinerary and Essentials

    • Detailed Itinerary Show All

      • Day 1 Welcome to Santa Cruz – Your Bolivian Adventure Awaits!

        Touch down at Viru Viru Airport, where our friendly team greets you with warmth. A seamless transfer to your hotel sets the stage for the exciting journey ahead. Experience the embrace of Bolivia as you step into Santa Cruz. The day is yours to unwind and dream about the vibrant adventures awaiting you.

        Overnight: The Cosmopolitan
        Meal Plan: None

      • Day 2 Discovering Mystical Samaipata and Cascading Wonders

        After a scenic ride through Bolivia's picturesque landscapes, Immerse yourself in history at the "Samaipata Fort," a UNESCO World Heritage site. This archaeological marvel intertwines the architecture of Chanes, Inca, and Spanish cultures on a colossal rock, echoing pre-Hispanic beliefs. Archaeology enthusiasts, this is your dream destination!

        Venture 20 km further to the Cuevas Waterfall Park, a nature lover's paradise. A refreshing walk along a well-equipped trail leads you to three breathtaking waterfalls, a symphony of nature's wonders.

        Overnight: El Pueblito Hotel Boutique
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 3 Into the Heart of Nature – Fern Forest and Amboro National Park

        Journey from Samaipata to the extraordinary Giant Fern Forest, a haven for wild orchids and home to a stunning array of 17 varieties of giant ferns. Brace yourself for a unique encounter with nature's towering wonders. In this rare haven, witness the beauty of wild orchids and colossal ferns, some reaching up to ten meters in height. It's a botanical spectacle found in only a handful of places worldwide.

        Our next destination is the Refuge of the Volcanoes in Amboro National Park. After settling into the refuge, we embark on a scenic walk through the Serrania Canyon, a landscape that beckons exploration.

        The adventure continues with a refreshing swim in the natural pool carved by the Quebrada Elvira. Surrender to the allure of this untouched oasis, a hidden gem within Amboro National Park.

        Overnight: Refugio Los Volcanes
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 4 Farewell to Nature's Haven – Return to Santa Cruz

        Savour a leisurely morning at the Los Volcanes Refuge, surrounded by the tranquillity of nature. Take a stroll, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and soak in the unique beauty surrounding you.

        After a delightful lunch, we bid adieu to the refuge, embarking on a private journey back to Santa Cruz. 

        Overnight: The Cosmopolitan
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 5 Santa Cruz to Sucre – Where History Meets Tranquility

        Bid farewell to Santa Cruz as a private vehicle whisks you to the airport, ensuring a seamless transition to the next chapter of your Bolivian adventure. Touch down in Sucre, where Bolivia's charm unfolds at the airport. Our welcoming team awaits to escort you to your hotel, setting the stage for exploring this historic city.

        The remainder of the day is yours to savour the delights of Sucre. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets, explore the vibrant markets, or simply unwind in the tranquil atmosphere that blankets the city.

        Overnight: Su Merced hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 6 Unveiling Ancient Trails and Dinosaur Secrets

        In the morning, your private journey takes you to Chataquila village where a charming chapel shelters the revered Virgin of the same name. Immerse yourself in the local culture during this one-hour drive.

        Embark on a breathtaking descent along the beautiful Inca trail to Chaunaca, a 6 km hike that unfolds over approximately 1 1⁄2 hours. Let the ancient whispers of the Inca civilisation guide your steps through this mesmerising landscape.

        Return to your vehicle for a scenic one-hour drive to the famous meteoritic crater of Maragua. Marvel at its pastel hues and embark on a delightful 4 to 5-hour round-trip walk, led by a trekking guide, to explore the region's most exquisite dinosaur track site.

        As the day of discovery unfolds, your journey leads you back to Sucre in the late afternoon. 

        Overnight: Su Merced hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 7 From Sucre to Potosi, then Uyuni – A Journey into Bolivia's Rich Tapestry

        Today, Embark on a scenic journey from Sucre to Potosi.

        Arriving in Potosi late in the morning, immerse yourself in the city's rich history during free time in the city centre. Explore the cobblestone streets, glimpse colonial architecture, and savour a leisurely lunch on your own.

        In the afternoon,  resume your adventure as we depart for the captivating town of Uyuni, a roughly 3-hour drive through Bolivia's breathtaking vistas.
        As the day concludes, find your sanctuary in the unique charm of Colchani. Your night unfolds in a salt hotel, where the brilliance of Uyuni's salt flats meets comfort and enchantment.

        Overnight: Salt Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner

      • Day 8 Uyuni's Surreal Wonders – Salar de Uyuni Expedition

        Embark on a captivating day at 9 a.m. as your 4WD adventure begins, whisking you away from your hotel to the mesmerising Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt desert on Earth.

        En route, delve into the intricacies of salt production at Colchani's salt exploitation. Witness the remnants of the Salt Hotels, silent witnesses to a bygone era, closed since November 2001.

        The highlight of your journey awaits on the Island of Incahuasi, nestled in the heart of the Salar. A place of volcanic origin, the island is adorned with stromatolites and giant cacti, offering a surreal landscape and a glimpse into Earth's ancient history.

        As the afternoon sun casts its glow, return to Uyuni, with the option to explore the train cemetery on the town's outskirts if time permits.

        Overnight: Salt Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 9 Uyuni to La Paz – A Day of Urban Exploration

        Bid farewell to Uyuni as a private vehicle transports you to the airport. Upon landing in La Paz, our team greets you at the airport and ensures a smooth transfer to the hotel. Take a moment to settle in and drop off your belongings.

        The rest of the day is dedicated to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of La Paz. Embark on a delightful walking tour, discovering the city's colourful markets, the charm of the colonial district, Plaza Murillo, and the enchanting Calle Jaen.

        For those seeking a unique perspective, consider taking the cable car, the highest in the world, offering a breathtaking panorama of the city. Your guide will tailor the day's exploration based on your preferences, ensuring a personalised and unforgettable experience.

        Overnight: Atix Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 10 La Paz to Coroico – An Ecological Odyssey at La Senda Verde

        Embark on a picturesque journey from your La Paz hotel to Coroico. As the landscapes unfold, anticipate a day of immersion in nature and wildlife.

        Discover the wonders of "La Senda Verde," a wildlife sanctuary where over 800 animals from 65 species find refuge from illegal trafficking and habitat destruction. Learn about their unique behaviours and understand the crucial importance of conservation efforts.

        Delight in a nourishing lunch at the refuge, surrounded by the sounds of nature. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere that defines La Senda Verde.

        Later, choose to further enrich your day with optional activities, such as wine and coffee tasting or a soothing yoga session. 

        Overnight: Uma Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 11 Coroico to La Paz – Nature's Tranquility and Return Journey

        Start your day with options to savour the tranquillity – whether it's lounging by the pool or taking a leisurely stroll through the lush village surroundings. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, surrounded by verdant vegetation, enchanting waterfalls, and the soothing murmur of icy rivers.

        After a delightful morning, gather your memories and prepare for the journey back to La Paz. A scenic 4-hour drive awaits, allowing you to reflect on the natural wonders experienced in Coroico.

        Arrive back in La Paz and settle into your hotel, where comfort and relaxation await. 

        Overnight: Atix Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 12 La Paz to Madidi Park - Immersive Amazonian Odyssey

        Embark on an early morning journey from La Paz to Rurrenabaque. Upon arrival in Rurrenabaque, a warm welcome awaits. Embark on a 3-hour boat journey with breathtaking views of the Beni and Tuichi rivers, your gateway to the mystical Madidi National Park. En route, visit Villa Alcira, an original community, to immerse yourself in their way of life and witness the traditional pressing of sugar cane.

        Arrive at the Ecolodge, where a welcome aperitif featuring local natural fruit juices awaits. Settle into your lodges, surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest.

        In the afternoon, embark on a captivating walk along the "Dry Creek" trail. Discover the diverse flora, learning about their uses for medicine, crafts, and building materials. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, peccaries, birds, and the fascinating insect life, all subject to seasonal availability.

        Savour a delicious dinner as night falls. For those seeking extra excitement, join a night walk with prime opportunities to spot nocturnal creatures like tarantulas, snakes, monkeys, and insects (optional activity).

        Overnight: Mashaquipe Lodge
        Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 13 Exploring Madidi - Nature's Treasures Unveiled

        In the morning, embark on a 3-hour trek to the "Caquiahuara Macaw Cliff." From a lookout point, witness the mesmerising sight of parabas in their natural nesting habitat. Surrounding you are tall native trees and plants, each with unique uses for medicines, crafts, and building materials.

        On foot, make your way back to the Tuichi River, where an intriguing experience awaits. Discover the construction of a "Callapo" log raft, a rustic transport method used by the indigenous people of the Amazon. Set sail downstream on the raft, allowing the natural rhythms of the river to guide you back to the lodge.

        The afternoon offers optional activities for those seeking extra experiences. Engage in sport fishing or explore the art of local crafts, each providing unique insights into Amazonian life.

        Overnight: Mashaquipe Lodge
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 14 Madidi Park to Pampas de Yacuma – Amazonian Symphony Continues

        Embark on a 1 1⁄2 hour boat ride back to Rurrenabaque, allowing you to savour the final moments in Madidi Park. Let the tranquility of the river accompany your journey.

        Experience a road trip to Santa Rosa, where the likelihood of encountering sloths, anteaters, various bird species, and other local animals is high. The journey becomes an opportunity for wildlife observation and appreciation.

        In the afternoon, embark on a boat trip along the Yacuma River for sport fishing. With high chances of catching piranhas and other native river fish, the excursion also offers sightings of caimans, capybaras, turtles, and a plethora of bird species.

        As night falls, relish a delectable dinner at the lodge. The adventure continues with a night boat trip along the Yacuma River, providing opportunities to view capybaras, various bird species, and the mesmerising glow of caiman eyes with the aid of flashlights.

        Overnight: Mashaquipe Lodge
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 15 Pampas de Yacuma to Rurrenabaque – A Symphony of Nature's Farewell

        Embark on a morning boat trip along the Yacuma River. The river journey presents a remarkable opportunity to swim with the pink river dolphins (subject to seasonal availability). As you glide along the water, marvel at the sight of caimans, capybaras, turtles, and a variety of local bird species.

        Bid farewell to the Pampas de Yacuma as you embark on a 3-hour drive back to Rurrenabaque. 

    • What's Included

      • 14 nights' accommodation 
      • Private ground transportation 
      • Meals as defined in the itinerary
      • Local English-speaking tour guide
      • Domestic flights
      • Activities mentioned in the itinerary

      What's not Included

      • International flights
      • Meals not listed in the itinerary
      • Tips and other discretionary expenses


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