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New! Tailor Made Bolivia: Lake Titicaca & the Uyuni Salt Flats
Days: 10 | From: $4,295
Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Day 1: Arrive Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Arrive in Santa Cruz, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Santa Cruz | Exploring the City
After settling in, set out on a city tour, viewing the Basílica Menor de San Lorenzo from the main square — Plaza 24 de Septiembre. Continue to Arte Campo, a crafts shop located in a traditional home, and El Abasto Indian Market. Then, after seeing other key monuments and residential neighborhoods, pause for a cup of coffee, before returning to your hotel for time at leisure.
Camino Real Hotel | Meals: B
Day 3: Sucre | Constitutional Capital
Fly to Sucre, where you are met and taken on a city tour. Visit La Recoleta, the House of Liberty, where Simon Bolivar signed the Independence of Bolivia. Then, wander through the fascinating Textile Museum Asur and check in to your hotel.
Parador Santa Maria La Real | Meals: B
Day 4: Potosi/Uyuni | Silver City
Travel overland to the colonial city of Potosi, a former source of silver. Legend has it that the rich mountains produced enough of the precious metal to build a solid bridge from Potosi to Madrid. Visit La Casa de la Moneda and Santa Teresa Museum, and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, continue overland to Uyuni and check in to your hotel.
Days 5-6: Uyuni | Surreal Salt Flats
Situated on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano, Uyuni is the site of the largest salt flat on earth. See its otherworldly pentagons of crystalline salt, set against a backdrop of lagoons, flora, flamingos and boundless skies. Visit Isla Pescado (Incahuasi), an oasis with algae and fossil formations. See its thousands of giant columnar cacti, which are upward of 100 years old. Return to your hotel and have dinner on the shores of the Uyuni Salt Lake. The next day, set out to see Thunupa Volcano. Stroll through the nearby village and hike to the cave of the Coquesa Mummies to view the remains of the ancestors of locals and learn their stories. Return to your hotel and relax before sitting down to dinner on site.
Day 7: La Paz | Neighborhood Market Visits
Transfer to the airport and fly to La Paz, where you explore its colonial and modern neighborhoods as well as the Indian Market and Witch Doctor's Market. Ascend the Mi Teleférico cable car for panoramas framed by the majestic Illimani Mountain. Then, discover Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the moon.
Casa Grande Hotel | Meals: B
Day 8: Lake Titicaca | Exploring by Hydrofoil
Depart for Cocotoni, where you take a hydrofoil cruise on Lake Titicaca. Visit Moon Island and Iñak Uyu (Sun Virgins Temple). Continue to Sun Island, where you climb the Grand Stairs and taste the water of the Sacred Fountain, believed by some to give eternal youth and happiness. After a local lunch, stroll through a small Indian market. Then, take the hydrofoil to Huatajata, visiting the Andean Roots Eco-Village; Altiplano Museum, Handicrafts village, Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, ship builders of the ‘RA II’ and ‘Tigris,’ which made epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean led by famed adventurer Thor Heyerdahl. Meet their vicuñas, llamas and alpacas. Tonight, enjoy an audiovisual and night experience of “The Mystic World of the Kallawayas,” about Bolivia’s natural healers, who believe in order to heal the body, one must first heal the soul. Receive a blessing from a resident kallawaya, who answers questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. After a drink, sit down to a candlelit dinner. This evening, visit the Native Observatory Alajpacha, to study the constellations in the spectacular night sky.
Inca Utama Hotel & Spa | Meals: B L D
Days 9-10: Depart La Paz
Return to La Paz and enjoy your final day here with an afternoon at leisure. The next morning, after breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
Casa Grande Hotel | Meals: B
Enhance Your Journey
Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.
Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.
El Alto Sunset Cocktail and Dinner
Ride the spectacular cable car from Teleferico station to the edge of El Alto for an unparalleled view of La Paz at sunset. Enjoy a cocktail while soaking in the city lights as they blend with the stars of the southern Andean skies. Head to GUSTU restaurant for dinner, recognized as one of the 50 best restaurants in Latin America.
Uyuni Salt Lake Paragliding
A unique paragliding tour at the Uyuni Salt Lake will enrich any Uyuni experience for the adventurer with expectations.
Suma Phayata Food Tour
Discover Bolivian delicacies hidden in plain sight as you explore La Paz on a food tour. Suma Phayata is an effort created to boost the culinary scene of La Paz, featuring various vendors serving up bites of local flavor for both visitors and locals. Sample chorizo choripan, fresh pickled vegetables, locally made bread or tripe soup.
Airstream Deluxe Camper
Forgo your hotel for a unique camping experience on the Uyuni salt flats.