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12D/11N Highlands of Bolivia and the Atacama Desert

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Lucia Berrios

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12D/11N Highlands of Bolivia and the Atacama Desert

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  • 12 Days

12D/11N Highlands of Bolivia and the Atacama Desert

Highlights: - Tiwanaku archeological site - La Paz wonder city and cable cars - Sucre & Potosi colonial cities (UNESCO) - The great Uyuni Salt Flats - San Pedro de Atacama

Welcome to La Paz

Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Assistance with check in and briefing with our guide. Today is for acclimatization because there is 50% less oxygen in the air than at sea level.

La Casona Hotel Boutique

La Paz Tour

Today we will explore the central neighborhood in a La Paz tour. We pass through to witches' market, the San Francisco cathedral, the main square (Plaza Murillo) and the historical center of La Paz. Later, we continue to the southern neighborhoods to visit the Moon Valley, a fascinating geological anomaly called like this because of its bizarre, moon-like landscape. Then we will get on the cable car and see the fascinating landscapes of La Paz city. After the La Paz tour, enjoy Lunch at a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast and lunch Read more

La Casona Hotel Boutique

La Paz – Tiwanaku

After the La Paz tour adventure, we head to Tiwanaku, which is a 1½ hour drive from La Paz, throughout which the highlands are passed and the Aymaran way of life can be seen. Today's adventure will take you on a scenic journey through La Paz, El Alto and the vast Altiplano en route to Tiwanaku archeological and UNESCO World Heritage site. At the site we will explore the cultures main temples, some of them still under excavation, including the Pyramid of Akapana, Kalasasaya and the inspiring Gateways to the Sun and Moon. In addition to the traditional examples of Tiwanaku architecture, giant monoliths and figurative representations are scattered throughout the archeological complex. Huge stone blocks weighing as much as 45 tons each are placed with such precision that not a single gap between one to the next exists. The sculptures are worthy of modern day appreciation - intricate details of both the people and the gods can be seen on the spiritual deities the Tiwanaku revered. Rest and prepare for your Sucre tour the next day. Meals: Breakfast Read more

La Casona Hotel Boutique

La Paz - Sucre Tour

Pick-up from the hotel to the airport and flight to embark on your Sucre tour. Today, you will discover more of this beautiful and colonial city, including visits to the main museums, Casa de la Libertad, ASUR textiles museum and the main buildings and attractions of the city. Included: Breakfast, dinner ick-up from the hotel to the airport and flight to embark on your Sucre tour. Today, you will discover more of this beautiful and colonial city, including visits to the main museums, Casa de la Libertad, ASUR textiles museum and the main buildings and attractions of the city. Included: Breakfast, dinner Read more

Mi Pueblo Samary Hotel

Sucre - Potosi

Today, you will continue the Sucre tour and will visit Cal Orcko where you can find awesome footprints of more than 330 species of dinosaurs. In the afternoon you will travel to Potosi (around 3 hours) and visit the Sumaq Orcko mountain (Cerro Rico), which contained the larger silver mine in the world. Meals: Breakfast Read more

Coloso Hotel

Potosi - Uyuni

Visiting Potosí is a journey back in time through traditional colonial streets and the artisan market; the famous Mint House, San Francisco church and the front of San Lorenzo (its façade) church that has one of the greatest examples of stone carvings of the baroque-mestizo style. After lunch, we will continue travelling until we reach Uyuni town (4 hours) where you will visit Uyuni Salt Flats. Meals: Breakfast and lunch Read more

Jardines de Uyuni Hotel

Visit Uyuni Salt Flats

Today you’ll visit visit Uyuni Salt Flats - famed (and rusting) train cemetery, you then continue to the salt-harvesting village of Colchani to see how the locals produce salt. After this, we will reach the great Uyuni Salt Flats, visiting the bizarre Incahuasi Island that is covered in enormous cacti and from where we get an amazing view of the flats. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Read more

Palacio de Sal / Luna Salada

Coloured lagoons and deserts

After the you finish to visit Uyuni Salt Flats, you will head south and experience completely different landscapes of volcanoes, highland deserts and colorful lagoons. Short stop to see the famous Stone Tree, formed by years of wind erosion and visit the great Red Lagoon. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Read more

Mallku Cueva Hotel

Green lagoon – San Pedro de Atacama

Today you visit the geysers of Sol del Mañana, the Green Lagoon that is at the feet of the Licancabur Volcano. From this point you´ll go towards the Chilean border and cross it to San Pedro de Atacama. Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Casa de don Tomas / Thaka Th

Moon and death valleys

Today you´ll go to the Valley of the Moon and Valley of Death, two magical places where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the giant dunes and volcanoes.

Casa de don Tomas / Thaka Th

Geysers del Tatio and Machuca community

You leave the hotel early to the geysers del Tatio. You´ll arrive at the moment when sun rises and the geysers are more active that indicate the high volcanic activity in the area. After this, you head to Machuca Village that just make you go back in time with its 20 small houses and a tiny church. Meals: Breakfast Read more

Casa de don Tomas / Thaka Th

San Pedro – Calama

Thank you for visiting the Andes! Today your journey comes to an end and after breakfast we transfer you from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama airport. Meals: Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location La Paz
Day 4
Location Sucre
Day 5
Location Potosi
Hotel Coloso Hotel
Day 6
Location Uyuni
Day 7
Location Colchani
Day 7
Location Colchani
Day 8
Location Villamar
Day 9
Location San Pedro de Atacama
Day 9
Location San Pedro de Atacama

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation in double or single rooms with private bathroom
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Private services
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Tickets and entrances fees
  • Domestic flight tickets

Package excludes

  • Beverages during the meals
  • Anything not mentioned in the program
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
  • Tips
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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