Best of Bolivia

Best of Bolivia

Depart:
Private Tour-Land Only

9 Days/ 8 Nights

Daily January 1-December 31, 2019
Price per Person:
Call or email for 2019 prices

Tour operates with 2 person minimum

Domestic airfare is not included
Package Includes:
8 nights superior first class hotels-all with private facilities
All transfers
Daily breakfast
4 lunches
2 dinners
Sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide
Services on Lake Titicaca is on a shared basis
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive La Paz
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to adjust to the altitude and begin your exploration of the beautiful Bolivian capital. Overnight Hotel Presidente.

Day 2 La Paz
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the city. The City of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins a living history which treasures the pre Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic on its streets. The Native, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Open Air Museum of Tiwanaku, Witch Doctor's Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic "Illimani" mountain. Finally visit the Moon Valley a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. (3 To 3 1/2 hour) Afternoon is at leisure for visits on your own. Overnight Hotel Presidente.

Day 3 La Paz-Lake Titicaca
Start your day traveling toward the Pre-Inca ruins of TIWANAKU (1.580 BC-1.000 AD) The magnificent ruins of Bolivia and one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun gate, the temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 Aymaras. The state controlled agriculture produced the surplus wealth to support the urban center and administrative system. They were outstanding in agriculture, hydraulic, architecture & medicine, as well as in social organization. Due to an economical crisis caused by a long dry season, Tiwanaku collapsed around 1.000 AD. (5 hour tour) Lunch at the Sumaj Untavi Restaurant. After lunch, experience the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum, where a state of the art audio system will explain in your own language the cultural heritage of the Aymaras and the Incas, the colonial time and Jacques Cousteau Expedition to Lake Titicaca. Handicrafts and fisherman villages, the Mud Igloos of the Uru Chipayas; meet the Limachi brothers, builders of the RA II and Tigris for Thor Heyerdhal epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Audiovisual and night visit to "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia authorized by law to practice natural medicine. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. "Tata Benjo", -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. "Welcome drink & Candlelight dinner." Overnight at "Inca Utama Hotel & Spa

Day 4 Lake Titicaca Area
After breakfast hydrofoil cruise to Copacabana, visit the Sanctuary and the local market. Continue to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple Inak Uyu. Continue to Sun Island, visit the Inca Staircase & Sacred fountain, taste the sacred water believed to give eternal youth & happiness. Lunch at "Uma Kollu" archaeological restaurant and visit a picturesque handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata Dinner Night visit to the Native Observatory "Alajpacha"; learn from the Aymaras cosmovision & Southern constellations, just unforgettable. Overnight at "Inca Utama Hotel & Spa"

Day 5 Lake Titicaca-Sucre
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Sucre (not included). Upon arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken on a city tour that includes, The Recoleta and San Francisco Church, the House of Liberty where Simon Bolivar signed the Independence of Bolivia, the second oldest University of the continent San Francisco Xavier and the local colorful market. (3 hour tour). Overnight at the Hotel Parador Santa Maria La Real.

Day 6 Sucre-Potosi-Sucre
Leave Sucre by land for Potosi. Arrive at this colonial city after a 3 hour drive through unique panoramas of mountains and valleys. Afternoon city tour of Potosi. This city was declared by Unesco "The Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind" and the tour incl: The Casa de la Moneda (the royal mint) conserving the unique wooden machinery brought in the 17th century from Spain, the cloister of San Francisco and the cathedral. You will also visit a mine and enter the underground world of our miners and Mystics. Lunch included in a local restaurant. Late afternoon return to Sucre for overnight at the Hotel Parador Santa Maria La Real.

Day 7 Sucre
After breakfast you will be taken on a full day tour to the famous Tarabuco native fair (Only on Sundays). On Sunday, Tarabuco becomes a most colorful market well known for its wonderful Indian clothing. The natives still wear leather helmets similar to those used by the Spanish Conquerors. Lunch included and return to Sucre for overnight at the Hotel Parador Santa Maria La Real.

Day 8 Sucre-La Paz
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your return flight to La Paz (not included). Upon arrival you will be taken to the Hotel Presidente for overnight.

Day 9 La Paz-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in La Paz or continue with a tour to Peru, Chile or Argentina.

Additional nights available.

Price for round trip La Paz-Sucre-La Paz air tickets is approx. $120 per person + taxes.

Visa is need for Bolivia and is not included. Obtained at border and costs $160 per person.



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