Colonial cities, deserts and lagoons from Lake Titicaca to the salar of Uyuni

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This tour to Bolivia is the right compromise for those who want to know both the history and the nature of the country. A journey in close contact with the local cultures and the immense natural beauty that this country offers to its visitors. You will be fascinated by the colonial cities of Sucre and Potosi and amazed by the pristine beauty of the Uyuni salar.

Day 1: Arrival in Santa Cruz

Upon arrival in Santa Cruz you will be welcomed by our staff and taken to your hotel.

Day 2: Excursion to the Amboro park in the volcano area

After breakfast we will leave to visit the Amboro park, one of the most biodiverse nature reserves in the world, in this protected area live many mammals including the Gold of the Andes and the Tiger on Americana. It will also be possible to observe the great variety of fauna and the area of the volcanoes that characterize the reserve.

Day 3: Visit to the Bio Park Guembre

Free morning to rest, in the afternoon we will pick you up to visit the Guembre organic park where we will have the opportunity to observe the flora and fauna that are protected in this very famous reserve and its butterfly garden and the orchid park.

Day 4: Traveling to Sucre

In the morning we will pick you up to take you to the airport to take the direct flight to Sucre, on your arrival you will be greeted by our staff and taken to your hotel. Today afternoon we will visit the city of Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia also known as the White city for the color of its buildings, free evening.

Day 5: Arrival in Potosi and visit of the city

After breakfast you will be taken to the bus terminal to travel to Potosi, arrived in the city you will be greeted by our staff and accompanied to your hotel, on this afternoon we will visit the city of Potosi which has become famous for the extraction of silver from the mines of Cerro Rico making it in the past one of the richest cities in South America. We will visit the characteristic colonial center, its squares and its alleys, free evening.

Day 6: Cerro Rico mine visit

In the morning we will leave for the exploration of the mines of Potosi, accompanied by an expert miner we will enter the heart of the still functioning mine, we will explore some of the many underground tunnels and we will discover the hard work of these men who extract lead, zinc and tin. After the visit we will return to Potosi where we will take the direct bus to Uyuni, arrived in the city you will be welcomed and accompanied to your hotel.

Day 7: Discovering the north of the Uyuni salar

Today we will enter the salar visiting the northern part passing through the island Inkawasi and the sea of ​​salt, a very suggestive area characterized by the immensity of its open spaces. After the visit we will reach San Juan place of the overnight stay.

Day 8: Desert tour and volcanoes

Today we will leave the northern area to travel in the direction of the Colorada lagoon, the landscape will change radically, we will enter the Sioli desert where we will be able to admire the various rock formations and the many volcanoes that characterize this area, in the afternoon we will visit the Colorada area of ​​the overnight stay in the lagoon area.

Day 9: Tour colored lagoons and geysers

In the morning after breakfast we will visit the lagoon area that includes the Colorada lagoon, Verde and Bianca. Subsequently we will reach the geysers where according to the climate there will be the possibility to dive in the thermal waters. After the visits we will resume the journey to return to Uyuni passing through the train cemetery in San Cristobal. Arrival in Uyuni in the afternoon and entrance to the hotel.

Day 10: Visit of La Paz and the Valley of the Moon

After breakfast we will take you to take the direct flight to La Paz, arrived in the city you will be greeted by our staff and escorted to the hotel, then today we will visit the city of La Paz, we will start from the historical center with its squares and its churches and then direct us to the valley of the Moon where we will explore this unique place, once back in the city we will take the cable car that will lead us to the mirador where we will have a total overview of the valley, after the tour we will return to the hotel.

Day 11: From La Paz to the island of the sun sailing on Lake Titicaca

In the morning we will leave with a tourist bus to reach Copacabana on the coast of Lake Titicaca from where we will arrive at the Island of the Sun with a shared boat, entering the hotel and then going out for a first visit to the temple of the sun called Pilkokaina, overnight in the town of Humany.

Day 12: Island of the sun tour and exploration of the Inca temples

After breakfast we will continue the visit of the island of the sun, thanks to the many paths we will reach the Furte del Inca from where we will have a unique view of the entire lake and the Royal mountain range. After the visit we will return by boat to Copacabana where we will take the bus back to La Paz. Arrived in the city you will be welcomed by our staff and taken to the hotel. 

Day 13: Visit of Tiahuanaco and Puma Punku

Morning free to rest. Today afternoon we will travel to nearby Tiahuanaco to visit its ruins, considered one of the oldest archaeological sites in South America. You will be fascinated by its architecture and the mystery that surrounds this ancient pre-Columbian civilization.

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