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Bolivia’s extreme geography of deserts, mountains, canyons, and jungle hide untold mysteries waiting to be uncovered. In the most isolated country in the Americas, visit the delightful colonial city of Sucre, enjoy family hospitality at an old hacienda, and visit the homes of the some of the finest Andean weavers. Next, it’s off to the largest salt desert in the world. Discover the stunning contrasts of Bolivia and meet the warm people of this uncharted Andean nation.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive La Paz
Day 2 : Sucre and Hacienda Candelaria
Day 3 : Tarabuco Market
Days 4-6 : Salt Desert of Uyuni
Day 7 : Return La Paz
Day 8 : Return Home

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This salt is ready to be loaded + transported to Colchani La Paz and their fabulous futebol stadium Local dancers practicing Bolivia, Fish Island in the Salar de Uyuni Roof tops in Sucre La Valle de la Luna A woman leads her sheep through the streets of Isla del Sol Copacabana, Bolivia

Day 1 Arrive La Paz

Arrive to La Paz where you are transfered to your hotel. Enjoy your first day free to explore the city on your own. You can also arrange for a guided day tour today!

Day 2 Sucre and Hacienda Candelaria

A short flight brings you to the colonial city of Sucre. At 9200 feet above sea level, Sucre enjoys the perfect Spring climate year round. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch and transfer on to Hacienda Candelaria. Although well into her golden years, Dona Aby still runs this working hacienda, overseeing the planting and harvesting of corn, potatoes, and chili peppers each year. Visit the village of La Candelaria where the women are famous for their fine weavings, and you will visit the textile museum. Dona Aby's daughter, Elizabeth, is a local expert on these tapestries and good friends with the Quechua speaking artisans. You’ll visit several homes to talk with weavers before heading back to Sucre this evening.

Day 3 Tarabuco Market

Sunday is market day in the village of Tarabuco, where farmers and weavers from the countryside join together in a festive atmosphere to trade foodstuffs, fine weavings, and exchange gossip with far away friends and relatives. After trying your wits with the local vendors, the rest of the day is yours to explore Sucre's colonial buildings, museums and churches. For dinosaur buffs, you can take a half-day trip out of town to see 60 million year old tyrannosaurus rex tracks.

Day 4-6 Salt Desert of Uyuni

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  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Fly this morning to the Salt Desert of Uyuni and transfer to the well known Salt Hotel, a historic hotel actually built of salt. Visit Isla de Pescadores, a bizarre island surrounded by salt and studded with 20 foot tall cactus. Also explore the train cemetery, learn about the production of salt bricks in the village of Colchani, and watch graceful flamingos wading through briny water. On your last day you'll visit Volcano Tunupa for a spectacular view of this great expanse of salt.

Day 7 Return La Paz

Take an early morning flight back to La Paz and say good-bye to your guide. The rest of the day is free to spend as you like exploring La Paz. We are happy to arrange a guided tour for you this day.

Day 8 Return Home

Transfer back to the airport for your return flight home.

La Paz - Hotels

Salar De Uyuni - Hotels

Sucre - Hotels

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Notes

Based on 2 travelers

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
    • 7 Nights Hotel
  • 6 Days Private Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $270 La Paz - Sucre - Uyuni - La Paz
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $90 Meals not Included
  • $36 Airport Departure Tax
  • $40 Optional Excursions
  • $135 Bolivian Visa
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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