Explore the best of Bolivia on this adventure through lively cities, breathtaking scenery and colourful market towns. From the extreme elevation of bustling La Paz through the history of Potosi and on to the surreal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, there's a diverse mix of adventures and activities to deliver excitement, intrigue and pleasure. Discover the highlights of this fascinating part of South America and be swept away by the colour and beauty flourishing in this corner of the earth.

Start
La Paz, Bolivia
Finish
La Paz, Bolivia
Countries
Bolivia
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGSV
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
326kg pp per trip

Travel to Bolivia and experience the highlights of this breathtaking region.


Highlights

  • Visit Bolivia's bustling markets in La Paz
  • View moon-like landscapes at the Valle de la Luna
  • Discover the heart of Bolivia in white-washed Sucre
  • Discover an underground history in Potosi
  • 4x4 through the surreal scenery of the Salar de Uyuni
  • See Bolivia's salt-mining in action

Itinerary

Acclimatise to the heights of La Paz by exploring the alleys and markets of this bustling city. Hop on a local bus to view the surreal rocky landscapes of the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley).
Travel from La Paz to Sucre and spend time wandering amid whitewashed colonial buildings in Bolivia's capital. For a rush of adrenalin, try an optional dose of mountain biking or hang gliding in this region famed for adventure sports.
Learn about the bleak past of what was once the world's richest city. Take the opportunity to head underground into the depths of a tin mine - a challenging yet rewarding option. Alternatively, stay above ground and peruse the wealth of colonial art and architecture available in Potosi.
Explore the strange and stunning landscapes of the Salar de Uyuni by 4x4, where infinite blue skies meet endless white salt on what was once a prehistoric lake. Discover Bolivia's vivid lakes and geysers and spot cute and quirky llamas and sociable flamingos along the way. Take advantage of the fun photo opportunities that this memorable area is famous for.
Return to La Paz on a local bus. Use free time to get to know a different side of this city at the Witches' Market, a place full of unusual trinkets and a host of curious sights. Locals visit here for herbs, folk remedies and fortune-telling services; keep an eye out for yatiri (witch doctors) who circulate throughout the market. Opt to finish the trip with a farewell group dinner, a great opportunity to say goodbye to new friends and share memories of the trip.
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Inclusions

Meals
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
4x4, Bus, Minibus, Overnight seated train, Plane
Accommodation
Dormitory (2 nights), Hotel (8 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)
Included activites
  • Moon Valley
  • Uyuni Salt Flats 3d/2n (shared tour)

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Notes

A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the single supplement is not available:

Days 8-9 Salar de Uyuni

TRIP CHANGES FOR 2013
From 01 Jan 2013 the itinerary of this trip will run in reverse as follows:

Day 1-2 La Paz
Days 3-6 Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni
Days 7-8 Potosi
Days 9-10 Sucre
Days 11-12 La Paz

Full details will be released later in the year.

Important notes

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Reviews

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Bolivia Highlights, March 2015

Bolivia Highlights, March 2015