Bolivia Tour: A Signature Expedition of Culture and Nature Uncover South America

Bolivia Tour A Signature Expedition of Cultural and Natural Gems

13 Days Similar tours from £5669

    Discover Bolivia's Essentials

    Embark on a captivating 14-day Bolivia odyssey, where each moment immerses you in the very soul of the country. Begin in La Paz, surrounded by the surreal beauty of the Moon Valley and pampered by luxurious spa retreats and culinary delights at renowned establishments like Gustu.

    Journey through Tiwanaku's ancient civilisations, soak in the tranquillity of Copacabana, and trek the rural landscapes of Sun Island. Traverse the extraordinary landscapes of Uyuni, from the haunting train cemetery to the ethereal Laguna Colorada, where flamingos dance against nature's grandeur.

    Find solace in the historic Hacienda Cayara in Potosi, delving into mining culture, and savouring a culinary odyssey in Sucre. This immersive Bolivian sojourn promises not just a tour but a profound dive into the essence of the country, a journey that unfolds the highlights, cultural treasures, and natural wonders that define Bolivia's unique spirit.


    Culture, Nature & Adventure

    Tour Highlights

     Enchanting Natural Landscapes: Explore captivating natural wonders, from Moon Valley to ancient trails, connecting with the earth's artistry and the essence of Bolivia's diverse landscapes.

    → Cultural Tapestry Discovery: Immerse in the rich cultural tapestry of Bolivia, experiencing cable car rides, diverse markets, and culinary delights, fostering a genuine connection with the vibrant local culture.

    → Immersive Spa Retreat: Begin your journey with a luxurious spa retreat, ensuring a relaxed and indulgent start, setting the tone for a memorable Bolivian adventure.

    → Ancient Civilizations Exploration: Embark on an odyssey to explore ancient civilizations, connecting with the mysteries of Tiwanaku and delving into Bolivian history.

    → Culinary Journey and Authentic Flavours: Indulge in a culinary odyssey, sampling street food, exploring markets, and savouring unique menus, connecting with the authentic flavours that define Bolivian cuisine.

    Tour Itinerary and Essentials

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      • Day 1 Arrival in La Paz and Moon Valley Magic

        After a seamless transfer to your accommodation, immerse yourself in the embrace of a hotel that goes beyond the ordinary. Indulge in the luxury of a spa that whispers relaxation, offering rejuvenating massages, invigorating facials, and a suite of pampering services. The excellent restaurants promise culinary delights that will tantalise your taste buds.

        In the afternoon, let the enchantment continue as we whisk you away to the mesmerising Moon Valley. A geological wonder, it's a clay labyrinth of otherworldly beauty, where deep gaps and stalagmite-like formations create a landscape that feels straight out of a dream. As you hike through this natural masterpiece, you'll witness the earth's artistry unfold beneath your feet. 

        Overnight: Casa Grande hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 2 Immerse Yourself in La Paz's Rich Tapestry

        Accompanied by our English-speaking team and a unique addition to your tour – a local shoe shiner, your morning unfolds with a cable car ride and a visit to diverse markets.

        Afterward, venture into the shops where the cholitas paceñas acquire their vibrant attire. The colourful pleated skirts, layered petticoats, embroidered shawls, and distinctive bowler hats form a captivating ensemble. Discover the cost of staying in fashion in this vibrant city.

        Take a break for a delightful lunch at Ali Pacha, an enchanting universe of plants, where exotic Bolivian ingredients create a unique menu. In the afternoon, traverse the city, exploring colourful markets, the colonial district, Murillo main square, and the art galleries of Jaen street. 

        The day culminates with a dinner at Gustu, a culinary gem in South America, offering a "tasting" menu that fuses ancestral culinary wisdom with locally sourced ingredients.

        Human and Culinary Experience in La Paz:
        As a highlight, indulge in an extraordinary experience – a Cholita fashion show presented by the renowned Bolivian designer Glenda Yanez. Passionate about her country's traditions, Glenda showcases her designs in unique settings like the Killi Killi overlook or a Cholet in El Alto. This exceptional experience awaits you in the afternoon, following your lunch at Ali Pacha. Price available upon request.

        Overnight: Casa Grande hotel

      • Day 3 Journey Through Ancient Civilizations

        Embark on a morning odyssey as we set forth to explore the remnants of an ancient civilisation at the Tiwanaku archaeological site. Between the 5th and 11th centuries, Tiwanaku stood as a central Andean civilisation, and today, its mysteries beckon.

        In the afternoon, our journey continues to the picturesque town of Copacabana. Time permitting, we ascend the Way of the Cross, or "Calvario," for a panoramic view that promises to steal your breath away. As the day gently transforms into evening, witness the ethereal beauty of the sunset over Lake Titicaca.

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

      • Day 4 Exploring Ancient Trails and Island Serenity - Copacabana to Sun Island

        Awaken to the golden hues of Copacabana as we embark on a captivating journey that weaves together history and nature. From the bustling Copacabana harbour, a motorboat awaits to transport us across pristine waters to the mystical Lourdes Cave. Our footsteps hug the peninsula's edge, guiding us to the picturesque village of Yampupata.

        Immerse yourself in the essence of rural Bolivia, framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Royal Cordillera and the tranquillity of surrounding islands. For those seeking authenticity, a detour to the rocky village of Zampaya offers a glimpse into an untouched way of life.

        A boat crossing brings us to the Yumani wharf, marking the southernmost point of the Sun Island. From there, a trek unfolds, leading us through ancient trails to the island's heights. As we ascend, the whispers of history accompany us, guiding our steps to accommodations that cradle us in the serene embrace of Sun Island.

        Overnight: Ecolodge La Estancia
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 5 From Island Heights to Urban Rhythms - Yumaní to La Paz

        Embark on a descent from Yumaní, following the ancient Inca stairs that unveil not just a path but a journey through time. Discover the Inca's springs, a testament to the engineering marvels of the past. Your adventure continues with a visit to the Pilcocaina Temple, a sacred space resonating with history.

        Board a boat destined for the Moon Island, where the Temple of the Inca's Virgins awaits your exploration. Feel the spiritual energy that permeates this ancient site before returning to the shores of Copacabana.

        As the day unfolds, bid farewell to the tranquil shores and set your course for the vibrant heartbeat of La Paz. 

        Overnight: Casa Grande hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 6 From Urban Pulse to Unearthly Landscapes

        Embark on a journey from the lively urban pulse of La Paz to the unearthly landscapes of Uyuni, where every step carries you further into the heart of Bolivia's mesmerising natural wonders. 

        Upon landing in Uyuni, the adventure begins with a visit to the train cemetery, an intriguing testament to the region's industrial history. As you traverse the Lipez Region, the landscape transforms, revealing the relocated village of San Cristobal, shaped by the presence of a mining company. Discover the church, painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone at a remarkable cost, a symbol of resilience against the winds of change.

        The journey continues to the Rocks Valley, a surreal landscape where erosion has sculpted mystical shapes into the sandy soil. Marvel at these natural wonders before pausing to absorb the breathtaking view of a canyon.

        As the day draws to a close, arrive at Villamar, nestled in the high-altitude embrace of the Bolivian landscape. 

        Overnight: Hotel Jardines de Malku Cueva
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 7 A Kaleidoscope of Nature's Wonders - Villamar to Siloli’s Desert

        Today's journey unfolds as a vibrant canvas of Bolivia's breathtaking landscapes. From Villamar, we head to the thermal springs of Polques, where the brave can take a dip with a view of Chalviri Lagoon.

        Venturing toward the Chilean border, we traverse the famed Dali Desert, a realm of ochre tones and isolated rocks, creating a supernatural landscape. The southernmost tip of Bolivia reveals the White Lagoon and the captivating Green Lake, its emerald waters set against the majestic Licancabur Volcano. 

        Retracing our steps, we journey through a high-altitude pass at almost 5,000m before reaching "Sol de Mañana", a geothermically active wonderland with geysers and mud ponds.

        The adventure continues to the distant Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), where pink flamingos gracefully dance against the backdrop of nature's grandeur. Navigate the Siloli Desert, home to wonders like the famous "Stone Tree" and multicoloured mountains. The day concludes at the Desert Hotel, where the tranquillity of the desert night awaits.

        Overnight: Tayka del Desierto Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 8 Through a Realm of Lakes and Multicolored Mountains

        Following the trail of the 1001 lagoons, we encounter a series of breathtaking lakes—Honda, Ch’arkota, Hedionda, and Cañapa—each adorned with the grace of pink flamingo colonies. The backdrop of multicoloured mountains adds to the visual symphony, creating a stunning panorama.

        A pause to stretch our legs reveals the majestic Ollague and Tomasamil volcanoes, standing sentinel over the high-altitude expanse. Crossing the Chiguana Salt flat adds the perfect punctuation to this marvellous day.

        By late afternoon, our trail brings us to the tranquil enclave of San Pedro de Quemez. 

        Overnight: Tayka del Desierto Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 9 Surreal Landscapes and Salt Flat Wonders - San Pedro de Quemez to Colchani

        Embark on a day of enchantment from San Pedro de Quemez to Colchani, starting with a small detour to the otherworldly Galaxies Cave—an extraordinary and unique locale.

        Our journey then leads us to the famed Uyuni Salt Flats, a destination transcending imagination. The pristine surface unfolds like a blank canvas, adorned with natural "islands" that transform into scenic viewpoints for observation, photography, picnics, and moments of contemplation on the beauty of the world. Here, we encounter the Incahuasi Island, a realm of enchantment with a forest of cacti that seems to appear as if by magic—a sight beyond words.

        As the afternoon sun casts its warm glow, our path takes us to the Colchani village. We may explore a small salt exploitation and, in the evening, witness the sun setting over the vastness of the salt flat—a spectacle that paints the landscape in hues of gold and amber.

        Overnight: Luna Salada Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 10 From Salt Flats to Hacienda Haven

        As the sun graces the sky, we bid farewell to Colchani, setting forth towards the colonial gem of Potosi. The morning journey brings us to this historical city, where a quick city tour and a delightful lunch await.

        Our next destination is the Hacienda Cayara Museum and Hotel, a haven nestled at 4,090 meters above sea level. Immerse yourself in the rich history as we explore the hacienda's farm, offering a unique cultural exchange with the local family. The remainder of the day is yours to savour the tranquillity of farm life, explore the City of Stone, or wander through the captivating museum.

        Whether you choose to engage in the rhythms of hacienda living, wander through the streets of Potosi, or absorb the cultural treasures within the museum, this day promises a blend of history, relaxation, and exploration in the heart of Bolivia.

        Overnight: Hotel Hacienda Cayara
        Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

      • Day 11 From the Depths of History to The Tranquility of Sucre

        Embark on a day of profound exploration as we delve into the historical depths of Potosi and the iconic Cerro Rico. The journey begins with a visit to the Miner's Market—a vibrant showcase of the region's mining culture.

        The highlight of the day unfolds as we venture into the mines of the legendary Cerro Rico. Experience the unique atmosphere within, understanding the challenges and resilience of the miners. 

        Later, our journey continues towards Sucre, a tranquil haven awaiting your arrival. The approximately three-hour drive offers glimpses of Bolivia's diverse landscapes. As you arrive in Sucre, the evening is yours to savour the serenity of this charming city.

        Overnight: Hacianda Cayara
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 12 Sucre's Culinary Odyssey - Street Food Exploration

        Indulge in a day of gastronomic delights as you explore the vibrant culinary landscape of Sucre, the White City. This immersive experience allows you to absorb the essence of Bolivia through its diverse and flavorful street food.

        Embark on a delightful stroll through the city's bustling markets, where each corner unveils a new culinary treasure. Sample a range of dishes and drinks that are emblematic of Sucre and Bolivia, savouring the authentic flavours that define the region.

        As the day draws to a close, the culinary journey culminates in a dinner at the esteemed Nativa restaurant. Here, you'll relish a curated menu that reflects the richness of Bolivian cuisine, a perfect finale to a day dedicated to the artistry and flavour of Sucre.

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

      • Day 13 Sucre Exploration and Flight to La Paz

        Embark on a day of exploration in Sucre, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. Your local guide will meet you at the hotel, crafting an itinerary tailored to your preferences. The city, steeped in history, offers a myriad of options – Visit iconic sites like the convent of the Recoleta, the Ethnographic Textile Museum (ASUR), the 25th of Main Square, and La Casa de la Libertad.

        In the afternoon, we take you to the airport for a flight to La Paz. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind.

        Overnight: Casa Grande Hotel
        Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

      • Day 14 Farewell to Bolivia

        As your Bolivian adventure comes to an end, bid farewell to the enchanting city of La Paz. We transfer you to El Alto's international airport, ensuring a seamless journey for your international flight departure. Depart with cherished memories of Bolivia's diverse landscapes, rich culture, and the warmth of its people. 

        Meal Plan: Breakfast

    • What's Included

      • 13 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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