Travel to Bolivia and experience the highlights of this breathtaking region
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 that 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.
See the many different sides to Bolivia in La Paz and let the city’s weird and wacky Witches Market cast a spell over you
Choose to explore the extra-terrestrial landscapes of Valle de la Luna, a maze of canyons and colossal clay spires that feels like the surface of the Moon
Discover the heart of Bolivia in the elegant colonial architecture and immaculately landscaped gardens of historical Sucre
Delve into the steep streets and Spanish colonial architecture of Potosi, once one of the richest cities in the world
Empty, haunting and spectacular, the laws of earthly physics bend on the surreal Salar de Uyuni saltpan – experience it on a three-day 4WD adventure across the rocky Atacama Desert
This trip visits places that are at high altitude, and as a result some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information on this.
You'll be spending a lot of time in a 4WD crossing some bumpy surfaces. This is the best way to see the sights in and around Uyuni, and is all part of the adventure.
In Bolivia (especially in Uyuni), sometimes things don't go to plan. For example, an attraction may be closed for the day with no notice or reason. Although this doesn't happen very often, please be prepared for the possibility.
Making your way across the Andean Desert and salt flats isn’t exactly luxurious. Temperatures in the area can be very cold, especially at night, so bring warm clothes with you. Meals are simple, toilet facilities are basic, showers can be cold and the multi-share accommodation is dormitory-style. This is all part of the adventure. Without a doubt, this amazing experience will be one of the highlights of your trip to South America.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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A single supplement is available on this trip except for Day 4 & 5 at Salar de Uyuni and the desert where accommodation is multi-share
GROUP SIZE IN UYUNI:
The excursion to Uyuni salt lake is on shared basis and your group size may be larger than12 travellers.
BOLIVIAN VISA FOR U.S CITIZENS
Nationals from the United States need a visa to enter Bolivia and you we highly recommend you obtain this visa in advance from your nearest Bolivian consulate or Embassy. Not obtaining the visa in advance is likely to cause long delays at the border.
Please see the visa information on these trip notes for more information.
Our Bolivia Highlights trips score an average of 4.45 out of 5 based on 89 reviews in the last year.
The trip was excellent. The tour leader Marisol was very helpful: giving useful information, organizing excursions for us, taking group pictures, etc. The 3-day salt flats tours was amazing: our drivers were very competent and we felt safe with them. Bolivia has amazing things to see and learn about. The trip notes were very useful: also don't underestimate the cold/wind that you might encounter in August. I will definitely travel with Intrepid travel again.
Review submitted 21 Aug 2017
Had the most amazing time traveling with Intrepid to Bolivia. The scenery and people are amazing. Never had a worry about taking transportation and our guide Julia was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Each city visited offered a unique aspect of the Bolivian culture. The Slat Flat tour and Andean mountain range makes you feel like you're on a different planet. Recommend to everyone.
Review submitted 16 Aug 2017