Itinerary #1: Highlights of Bolivia
This lively 10-day itinerary combines cultural experiences with outdoor adventures, featuring visits to the colonial gem of Sucre, the colorful lagoons of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, the remarkable Uyuni Salt Flats, Siloli Desert, and Lake Titicaca.
|Day 1||Arrive in Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Santa Cruz de la Sierra|
|Day 2||Tour Sucre's Historic Center||Sucre|
|Day 3||See Dinosaur Footprints at Cal Orck'o||Cayara|
|Day 4||Explore the Cayara Hotel Museum||Colchani|
|Day 5||Discover the Uyuni Salt Flats||Colchani|
|Day 6||Visit the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna Reserve||Siloli|
|Day 7||Go for a Dip in Thermal Baths||La Paz|
|Day 8||Enjoy a Cable Car Tour of La Paz||La Paz|
|Day 9||Day Trip to Tiwanaku & Lake Titicaca||La Paz|
Welcome to Bolivia! You'll arrive in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, then wander around the charming colonial streets of Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia. Visit Cal Orck'o, on the outskirts of Sucre, to see the most extensive collection of dinosaur tracks in the world, then step back in time at the Cayara Hotel Museum. Overnight in Colchani for a couple of nights while exploring the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats and learning about the importance of salt to the region's history.
View ethereal rock formations and pristine lagoons in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, home to pink flamingos, and go for an early-morning dip in nearby thermal springs. Then continue to La Paz, where you'll spend the last few days of the trip. Take in the vibrant city from above on a cable car tour. On the last full day of the trip, you'll detour to Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca to find out about the region's ancient cultures—and to go for a spin on the lake in a traditional boat, of course. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Discover Bolivia's Landscapes
Discover the natural beauty of Bolivia on this photogenic 10-day itinerary that includes visits to the Uyuni Salt Flats, Torotoro National Park, the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, and the magnificent Umajalanta Cavern.
|Day 1||Arrive in La Paz||La Paz|
|Day 2||Discover La Paz on a City Tour||Cochabamba|
|Day 3||Explore Torotoro National Park & Umajalanta Cavern||Torotoro|
|Day 4||Go Trekking in Torotoro National Park||Torotoro|
|Day 5||Hike to El Vergel Canyon & Return to Cochabamba||Cochabamba|
|Day 6||Free Day in La Paz||La Paz|
|Day 7||Transfer to Uyuni||Colchani|
|Day 8||Visit the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve||Siloli|
|Day 9||Return to La Paz & Sightsee||La Paz|
Kick off the tour in La Paz. You'll go on a guided city tour before heading to Torotoro National Park to see high desert plateaus and green riverways. Venture into the Umajalanta Cavern. This long, deep cave features stalagmite and stalactite rock formations and several waterfalls. Go trekking in the national park, spotting dinosaur footprints, and go for a refreshing dip in a lagoon at the bottom of the Vergel Canyon.
Midway through the trip, you'll travel to Cochabamba and then back track to La Paz, where you'll have a free day to spend as you please. It's an excellent opportunity to try some traditional Bolivian street food on a guided food tour. Then you'll transfer to Uyuni to see the famous Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, keeping your eyes open for flamingos in the wild. Go for a dip in natural thermal springs before heading back to La Paz. Finish the trip with an unforgettable cable car ride high over the city. Learn more
Itinerary #3: Explore the Andes & the Amazon Rainforest
This exciting 10-day adventure showcases the incredible diversity of Bolivia's landscapes, introducing you to the Andes and Lake Titicaca before sweeping you away to the Amazon rainforest for several days of river rafting and bird-watching.
|Day 1||Arrive in La Paz||La Paz|
|Day 2||Discover La Paz on a City Tour||La Paz|
|Day 3||Explore Lake Titicaca & Copacabana||Isla del Sol|
|Day 4||Visit the Community of Santiago de Okola||Santiago de Okola|
|Day 5||Hike in the Hamputuri Valley||La Paz|
|Day 6||Canoe to Madidi National Park||Madidi National Park|
|Day 7||Spot Birds in Madidi National Park||Madidi National Park|
|Day 8||River Safari||Las Tortugas Eco-Lodge|
|Day 9||Spot Wildlife on a Guided Excursion||La Paz|
|Day 10||Depart La Paz|
Begin the journey in bustling La Paz. You'll spend the first day or two here, getting oriented in Bolivia and adjusting to the altitude. Then move on to Lake Titicaca, enjoying a picnic lunch in the small lakeside village of Copacabana. Visit the indigenous artisan community of Santiago de Okola and learn about traditional crafts and ways of life. Then head back to La Paz and go for an afternoon hike in the Hamputuri Valley. Alternatively, try Bolivian street food on a guided street tour.
The second part of the trip takes you to the Bolivian Amazon. You'll fly to Rurrenabaque and paddle a canoe to Madidi National Park. Spend the next two nights here, spotting colorful birds in the wild, looking for the rare pink dolphin on a boat tour, and going on jungle hikes. On day eight, you'll go on a river safari, spending the night at another eco-lodge in the rainforest. Wake up to the sounds of birds and monkeys in the trees. Your guide will take you on another hike to look for anacondas, caimans, turtles, and capybaras. Circle back to La Paz for one last night before the trip's end. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Highlights of Peru & Bolivia
On this 10-day adventure around Peru and Bolivia, you'll take once-in-a-lifetime photos in the ethereal salt flats of Uyuni, tour the ruins of Machu Picchu, boat around Lake Titicaca, and hike with llamas.
|Day 1||Arrive in Cusco & Get Oriented||Cusco|
|Day 2||Tour Pisac & Ollantaytambo||Aguas Calientes|
|Day 3||Visit the Ruins of Machu Picchu||Cusco|
|Day 4||Sightsee in La Paz||La Paz|
|Day 5||See the Uyuni Salt Flats on a Full Day Tour||La Paz|
|Day 6||Walk Around the Ancient City of Tiwanaku||La Paz|
|Day 7||Go on a Boat Cruise on Lake Titicaca||Puno|
|Day 8||Visit the Lake's Floating Islands||Puno|
|Day 9||Trek with Llamas Through Andean Landscapes||Lima|
|Day 10||Depart Peru|
Welcome to Peru! Start with a day of sightseeing in Cusco and adjust to the altitude. Then you'll spend day two exploring the Sacred Valley, visiting Ollantaytambo and the market town of Pisac, before overnighting in Aguas Calientes. You'll rise early on day three to visit the world-famous "lost city of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Return to Cusco in the evening and enjoy a relaxing Peruvian meal and shopping for local handicrafts before crossing to Bolivia the next day.
Fly to La Paz on day four and ride a cable car high above the metropolis, enjoying views of the towering Andes. You'll enjoy a full-day tour to the salt flats of Uyuni next, returning to La Paz at night. Tour the ancient city of Tiwanaku, near Lake Titicaca, the following day. You'll explore the lake more the next day while on a boat cruise, stopping to see some of the lake's floating islands on day eight. Overnight in Puno, then go hiking with llamas on the last full day of the trip. You'll spend the evening in Lima before catching a flight out the next day. Learn more
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