Duration: 13 days and 12 nights
Description: A country that has so much to offer, the packed itinerary will speak for itself. From old world locations to fun in the sun… this is one tour that packs it all.
Arrival to Santa Cruz – City Tour:
Reception at the airport and transportation to your hotel, where a guide from our office will give you all the details and operations of the programme. In the afternoon you’ll have a 3-hour tour to the most attractive and affluent sites of the city: visit to the zoo where regional fauna and various endangered species can be seen. Museums, principal monuments, residential neighborhoods, and La Recoba handcraft market. Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz – San Javier – Concepción (Breakfast included)
A trip crossing the prairie of the Chiquitania, passing Rio Grande and San Ramón to the Jesuit Mission of San Javier, a nice colonial town with its impressive church. Then through open savannas and forest to the town of Concepcion, the largest centre of the Missions, with an amazing Jesuit Church. Overnight in Concepción.
Concepción – Santa Cruz (Breakfast included)
In the morning you’ll have time to enjoy the beauty of this town, and then visit the largest repair shop for all the restoration done in the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos. Trip back to Santa Cruz. Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz – Sucre (Breakfast included)
Take the morning flight (11.00 am) to Sucre with both transfers. Afternoon, you’ll be free to enjoy this nice colonial city, declared a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Overnight in Sucre.
City tour – Cretacic Park and Dinosaur footprints in Cal Orcko (Breakfast included)
In the morning, a tour to the main museums and churches, as well as the parks and cemetery, and visit the Indian textile museum of ASUR. Enjoy a traditional lunch. In the afternoon visit Cal Orck’o (5 km) to see the world’s largest paleontological site, with over 5,000 dinosaur tracks or footprints from the Cretacic period. Overnight in Sucre.
Sucre – Potosi – City tour (Breakfast included)
A bus trip through the many valleys and highlands to reach the mining city of Potosi. Afternoon visit to the Mint House, traditional colonial streets, San Francisco and San Lorenzo churches. Overnight in Potosi.
Mine in Cerro Rico – Trip to Uyuni (Breakfast included)
Visit a mine to see the remains of the silver production done from the colonial times until the present times in the famous Silver Mountain. Afternoon trip to Uyuni, crossing branches of the Andes range, old mining centers and villages. Overnight in Potosi.
Full day Uyuni salt flats (Breakfast included)
Trip to the village of Colchani in the shores of the salt flats, to see locals producing salt, cross this natural wonder of salt with over 10,000 km to the village of Coquesa, in the foothills of the Tunupa Volcano to see the mommies, continue trip to “Isla Incahuasi”—a special habitat of giant cactus and volcanic rocks. Trip back to Uyuni. Overnight in Uyuni.
Uyuni – Oruro – La Paz (Breakfast included)
Private transportation towards north to Oruro, crossing a big portion of the highlands (5 hours) and then take a regular bus to La Paz (3 hours). Overnight in La Paz.
Tiahuanaco ruins – City tour (Breakfast included)
Trip to Tiahuanaco (72 km) passing the highlands, one of the oldest American cultures, considered the cradle of the American man. Visit the temple of Kalasasaya, Gate of the Sun, monoliths Ponce and Fraile, Akapana Pyramid and Semi-underground temple, as well as the two local museums. Return to La Paz with lunch near the Valley of the Moon. In the afternoon, visit street markets, rich in handicrafts, weavings and witchcraft artifacts. Then tour the San Francisco church, the Gold and Murillo museums and Murillo Square which houses the Congress, Government palaces and Cathedral. Overnight in La Paz.
La Paz – Lake Titicaca – Island of the Sun (Breakfast included)
Transportation to Copacabana (3 hours), a nice town in the shores of Lake Titicaca, crossing the highlands. Boat to the Island of the Sun (1 hour), land near the Pilkokaina ruins and have a typical aptapi. Hike to the Ecolodge La Estancia (1 hour). Overnight in Island of the Sun.
Island of the Sun – Copacabana – La Paz (Breakfast included)
DON’T MISS A GREAT SUNRISE! Take a boat to La Chincana, to see the great and well preserved Inca ruins, continue by boat to the Moon Island, visit the Iñak Uyu ruins, then boat ride to Copacabana to visit the famous Virgen Morena, its great colonial church and a stroll of the town. Transportation to La Paz. Overnight in La Paz.
International Departure (Breakfast included)
Transfer out to El Alto International Airport for your departure flight.
Duration: 13 days and 12 nights