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7D/6N LA PAZ AND UYUNI SALT FLATS

From SGD 3368

Your Bolivian Tour starts in the city of La Paz and you begin your adventure in the popular street market El Mercado Rodriguez. After some sightseeing, the rest of the day is at your leisure. The next day brings you to the much awaited Uyuni Salt Flats. Marvel at this wonder of nature! Also enjoy your day’s excursion to the Altiplano or the high plateau region. Visit the archeological sites of Puerta del Sol, or the Sun Gate. Lake Titicaca is a must visit on your trip to Bolivia, and that is exactly what we will explore during the trip. In your holiday you get a glimpse of Bolivia in a nutshell.

Day 01: 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.

Day 02: Explore Uyuni Salt Flats 

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.

Day 03: La Paz and Tiwanaku 

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.

Day 04: Titicaca Lake 

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.

Day 05: Island adventure

  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.

Day 06: Coroico 

  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”.

Day 07:  Departure   

Transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Lima.

PRICE INCLUDES 

  • Accommodation in 4 Star hotel with Breakfast
  • Meals: 2B 5L 1D
  • Sightseeing tours as mentioned
  • Entrance tickets for Attractions
  • Full-day excursion to Isla de la Plata with a snack
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Tour Guide

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

  • All rates are per person based on sharing basis
  • Meals/Drinks offered may differ according to package
  • Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
  • All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
  •  All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions
  • Prices do not include any additional Airport charges or other charges