Bolivia Highlights with Salt Flats

TBL02: 9 Days Private Tour of La Paz - Copacabana - Uyuni - La Paz
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 3 to 4-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in La Paz, Airport pick-up
Welcome to join in our Bolivia salt flats tour! After arriving at the airport in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, you will be met and led to the hotel in 25 minutes by the local guide and the driver. No activities is arranged in the afternoon. As La Paz is located at the high altitude, you are advised to take a rest in the hotel to alleviate the altitude sickness.

Accommodation: Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa
Day 2 Half day city tour, Mi Teleferico tour
After breakfast, we will drive to Basilica de San Francisco. This church is featured for a central round floor, a domed roof with a diameter of 33 meters (108 feet) and a height of 58 meters (190 feet), a main church and the six surrounding churches also with domed roofs. Then we are going to Museo de Metales Preciosos to see the varieties of featured handicrafts and metal products. The next stop is the Plaza Murillo in the old urban area. Around the square stands several important architectures, including the presidential palace of Bolivia, Palacio de Gobierno. To appreciate the city landscapes from a bird's eye view, we will head to Mirador Killi Killi in the city center and take the Mi Teleferico there to overlook La Paz. The last stop is Witches' Market. Various drugs and incantations are sold here which are said to help you solve the problems you may face and bring you good fortunes. After sightseeing, the guide and the driver will send you back to the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa
Day 3 Visit Copacabana, Stay in Isla del Sol
In the morning, the guide and the driver will meet you at the hotel and then drive for about 3.5 hours to Copacabana Town situated by the Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival, transfer to a boat to Isla del Sol. It is a small island on the south of Lake Titicaca. After disembarking, we will enjoy the special local lunch. Then follow the guide to go sightseeing the Inca ruins in Pilkokaina Palace. In the end, you will be escorted to a nice local hotel for check-in. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (typical aptapi), Dinner
Accommodation: Ecolodge La Estancia
Day 4 Sightseeing tour to Isla del Sol
Today, we will set foot on the Inca steps and continue to the north by speed boat. After 30 minutes, we will arrive at Maynani Village and tour the Chinkana Temple, the Sacred rock and other Inca sites there. Then pay a visit to Challapampa Village to know more about the local lifestyle of Aymara. Afterwards, take the one-hour boat from Maynani to Isla de la Luna, a small island on Lake Titicaca. Legend has it that Viracocha guides the moon to rise on the island. Here, we will go sightseeing the ruins of the Temple of the Virgins. In the end, go back to Copacabana by boat and visit Basilica of Our Lady. The portrait of Virgin de Copacabana is stored in this Spanish colonial shrine built in 16th century. After the tour in Copacabana, we will return to the hotel in La Paz by car. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa
Day 5 Fly to Uyuni, Enjoy amazing Uyuni Salt Flats tour
After breakfast, the driver will transfer you to the La Paz Airport for the 50 minutes' flight to Uyuni for the Uyuni Salt Flats tour. When you reach there, the local guide and the driver will greet you warmly. Then our tour starts. The first scenic spot we will go is the Train Cemetery 15 minutes' driving away where the discarded steam trains are scattered everywhere. Then we will take the car for 30 minutes to Colchani Village. You will see the handicrafts made of salt and fabrics made from camels and alpacas. Followed by is the Salt Museum. This small white picturesque museum consists of the salt bricks and large number of carvings and sculptures. Next, go sightseeing the Isla Incahuasi in the central Salt Flats. Here, you can see the large cactus growing in the saltmarsh, really a natural wonder and a highlight of our Bolivia salt flats tour. Finally, we will drive 1 hour and 45 minutes to the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel de Sal Luna Salada
Day 6 Visit Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve
Today, we will first drive southward for 2 hours to visit the San Cristobal town 120 kilometers (75 miles) away. Then continue to the Turkiri Lagoon to watch the local animals and plants. The next stop is Andeans Lagoons, the breeding base of flamingos. So you will see groups of flamingos gathering here. Afterwards, we will take the car to Siloli Desert and finally reach the country's most visited reserve Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve. After the tour, head to the hotel and have a rest. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Tayka del Desierto
Day 7 Full day tour with amazing Salvador Dali Desert tour
At around 05:00 in the early morning, we will leave for Sol de Mañana Geyser 150 kilometers (93 miles) away with a driving time of about 2 - 2.5 hours. Remember to pack your breakfast before departure. At the altitude of 5,000 meters (16,404 feet), it is the highest point of our Uyuni salt flats tour where you can see the geysers surrounded by the hazy mists. We will also enjoy our breakfast here. Afterwards, spend some leisure time taking a bath in the open-air hot spring. Next, head to Dali Desert by 50 minutes' car to visit the Laguna Verde. Also called Green Lagoon, it is located at the foot of Licancabur volcano with an area of 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres). A narrow causeway has separated it into two parts. Finally, we will return to the hotel in Uyuni. With a distance of 350 kilometers (217 miles), it can be reached in about 6 hours. On the way, we will also pass by Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement and the San Cristobal Village. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel de Sal Luna Salada
Day 8 Fly to La Paz, Visit Tiwanaku
Today, the driver will send you to the airport for the flight to La Paz. After arrival, the guide and the driver will meet you at the airport and lead you to Tiwanaku Ruins in 1.5 hours. Here, large quantities of primitive art works have been maintained, including the sculptures of exotic faces, animals and various geometrical shapes. The most interesting one should be the Sun Gate, a monolithic stone gate with many patterns and characters caved on. In the end, transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Stannum Boutique Hotel & Spa
Day 9 La Paz departure, Airport drop-off
After enjoying the breakfast, the driver will escort you to La Paz Airport and see you off. Welcome to visit Bolivia again!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$3689 $3320$3029 $2726
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares (economy class): La Paz/ Uyuni/ La Paz
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Service of English speaking guides
  • Service of private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for all tourist sites as per the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flights into and out Bolivia
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Bolivia visa fee
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