- Visit the Tiwanaku Ruins–known as the oldest civilization in the Americas
- Night visit to the Mystic World of the Kallawayas–natural healers of enhancements
- Hydrofoil Cruise in Lake Titicaca including the Sun & Moon Islands
- Discover the Colonial Market of Sucre
- Visit the Mining Market and the Royal Mint in Potosi
- Travel to Salar d’ Uyuni, the largest Salt Desert in the World
- Tour La Paz and shop at the Indian Witch Doctor’s Market
DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN LA PAZ
Arrive in La Paz; transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure to rest and adjust to the high altitude (12,500 feet above sea level). Overnight stay at the Hotel Europa.
DAY 2 | LA PAZ | TIWANAKU | HUATAJATA (LAKE TITICACA)
Depart La Paz and transfer to Tiwanaku. Visit the magniﬁcent Tiwanaku ruins known as one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are samples of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115,000 inhabitants. Experience the Andean Roots Eco Village. Spend some time at the Kallawaya Natural Spa where thousand years old methods are used to treat stress, well-being, and cosmetology enhancements. Tonight visit the “Mystic World of the Kallawayas”, natural healers of Bolivia authorized by law to practice natural medicine. Upon arrival to the hotel, enjoy a Welcome Drink and a Candlelight Dinner. Overnight stay at the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa. (B, D)
DAY 3 | HUATAJATA | COCOTONI | COPACABANA | SUN ISLAND | MOON ISLAND LA PAZ
After breakfast, transfer to the untouched Bay of Cocotoni, proceed by hydrofoil cruise to the town of Copacabana, visit the shrine and local market. Depart Copacabana and cruise to Sun Island, visit the Inca Staircase and Sacred Fountain believed to be the “Fountain of Youth”. Enjoy lunch at Uma Kollu, an archeological restaurant and visit the picturesque handicraft market. Depart Sun Island via hydrofoil crossing the lake to Moon Island; visit the Sun Virgin’s Temple. Return to La Paz for your overnight stay at Hotel Europa. (B, L)
DAY 4 | LA PAZ | SUCRE
Flight to Sucre, former capital of Bolivia. The city tour includes the Textile and Ethnographic Museum Asur, San Felipe Nery Church, and the Recoleta. The rest of the day is at leisure where the City Center has been named an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We suggest you see the impressive collection of Colonial Art in the local museums. Overnight stay at the Parador Santa Maria La Real. (B)
DAY 5| SUCRE | POTOSI | UYUNI
Early morning departure for a full-day tour to Potosi, declared by UNESCO as the “Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind.” During colonial times, this city was the wealthiest in the world due to its rich silver mountain. The visit includes historic sites, the Royal Mint and an optional visit to the silver mine. Drive to Uyuni for dinner and overnight stay at Salt Hotel. (B, Box Lunch, D)
DAY 6| UYUNI | LA PAZ
Visit the largest Salt Desert in the world surrounded by an impressive panorama. Visit the Salt Museum, then enjoy a delicious lunch at Fish Island. This landscape is popular with photographers. (B, L)
DAY 7| LA PAZ
This morning depart for a city tour of La Paz and Moon Valley. The city of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where everything is a hidden treasure! The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, the Indian Market, the Witch Doctor’s Market as well as breath taking panoramic views all framed by majestic “Illimani” mountain. Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. The afternoon is at leisure to shop in the wonderful shops nearby. Return to La Paz for overnight. (B)
DAY 8| DEPART LA PAZ
Transfer to the airport for your departure ﬂight. (B)
(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
Land Prices Per Person
Valid through August 2017
|La Paz||4||Hotel Europa||Standard Room|
|Huatajata (Lake Titicaca)||1||Inca Utama Hotel & Spa||Standard Room|
|Sucre||1||Parador Santa Maria La Real||Standard Room|
|Uyuni||1||Hotel Luna Salada (Salt Hotel)||Standard Room|
Important Note: Participants on this tour should have sufﬁcient stamina and should also be capable of undertaking activities on higher altitudes. Please refer to additional notes regarding physical and medical considerations, which are noted on the General Information page of this brochure under 'Physical and Medical Requirements'.
Features: Hydrofoil services are Shared. Motor Coach Service on Day 3.
Please inquire about International and Internal local airfares in Economy or Business Class. *Prices are not valid during certain holidays and are based on a minimum of two persons traveling together. Please enquire about single and triple rates as well as single persons traveling alone. Extra night rates are available upon request. Local Government Fees and Airport Taxes are not included.
Visa to Bolivia is required for U.S. Citizens.