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View of La Paz and the mountains from a cable car
Map of La Paz City Adventure - 5 Days
La Paz City Adventure - 5 Days

Perfect for travelers who prefer a more metropolitan experience, this five-day trip will focus on the most exciting sites in and around Bolivia's capital city. Start your trip with a day of archaeological exploration in the UNESCO site of Tiwanaku before heading to La Paz for posh Andean cuisine, a cable-car tour, an adventurous day of cycling in the mountains, and immersive experiences in some of La Paz's most unique neighborhoods.

Local worker on the Uyuni Salt Flats
Map of Explore Bolivia: La Paz & Great Uyuni Salt Flats - 7 Days
Explore Bolivia: La Paz & Great Uyuni Salt Flats - 7 Days

Perfect for travelers who want to experience the best of the Bolivian highlands, this weeklong itinerary combines excursions and hikes with the urban comforts of La Paz. Begin your trip with a walking tour of the high-altitude city before being transported to the breathtaking Uyuni Salt Flats. You'll be able to enjoy remote sites like the Tunupa Volcano, Incahuasi Island, and colored lagoons filled with flamingoes before heading back to La Paz to sample more Andean cuisine and stroll through markets filled with art and textiles.

View of Salar de Uyuni from Volcán Tunupa, Bolivia
Map of Bolivian Cities, Cloud Forests & Salt Flats - 9 Days
Bolivian Cities, Cloud Forests & Salt Flats - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in Bolivia's diverse beauty as you travel from the city to the cloud forest to the desert on this 9-day trip. Begin and end your tour in the world's highest capital city, and discover its many cultural treasures. Explore otherworldly red lakes and salt flats, engage with local communities, and travel on the exhilarating Death Road.

Trekking through Bolivia
Map of Trekking in Bolivia: La Paz & Cordillera Real - 6 Days
Trekking in Bolivia: La Paz & Cordillera Real - 6 Days

Challenge yourself on one Bolivia's most epic treks through the Cordillera Real, which boasts incredible landscapes. The journey will start with two exciting days in La Paz, Bolivia's administrative capital and the highest capital in the world. You will get ready for trekking through the mountains by walking down from the top to the bottom of the city, hitting some exciting landmarks and local markets. You will then spend the next three days on an alternative Inca Trail. Enjoy the dramatic mountain scenery and pass through small towns that will give you a feel of Bolivia's Andean culture.

Landscape at Eduardo Avaroa National Park
Map of Bolivian Highlands: La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Uyuni & Eduardo Avaroa - 8 Days
Bolivian Highlands: La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Uyuni & Eduardo Avaroa - 8 Days

This unique journey takes you through some of the most spectacular landscapes of the Central Andes in Bolivia. You'll begin by exploring the sprawling twin cities of La Paz and El Alto, before setting out to sacred Lake Titicaca. Then, you'll get to see the great Uyuni Salt Flats and witness the many natural wonders of the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve like geysers, colored lakes, and a surrealist desert.

View of Lake Titicaca
Map of Lake Titicaca & La Paz - 5 Days
Lake Titicaca & La Paz - 5 Days

Perfect for travelers who want to experience the culture and hospitality of Bolivia, this short and accessible adventure balances easy hiking excursions with immersive activities led by locals. Start your trip by exploring the ancient historical sites in Copacabana, then explore Lake Titicaca with your welcoming host family in Santiago de Okola before topping it all off with two exciting days in the Bolivian capital of La Paz.

A boat crossing the Bolivian Amazon
Map of Explore the Bolivian Amazon - 7 Days
Explore the Bolivian Amazon - 7 Days

Nature-loving travelers won't want to miss this weeklong excursion into the Bolivian Amazon. Begin your itinerary in the vibrant city of La Paz before heading to protected parks in the rainforest where you will meet indigenous guides and go birdwatching, hiking, and canoeing. End your trip with a river safari and a little relaxation at your eco-friendly lodge before your departure.

A view of the Tunupa Volcano
Map of Explore the Bolivian Highlands - 9 Days
Explore the Bolivian Highlands - 9 Days

This nine-day itinerary balances excursions into the remote highlands with multiple days of activities in Bolivia's most exciting cities. Begin in the modern, high-altitude city of La Paz before taking a private car to the northern shore of the Uyuni Salt Flats, where you will hike the Tunupa Volcano and learn about indigenous Andean cultures. After exploring the flats, you will continue on to Sucre to tour its colonial-era streets, visit its impressive museums, and learn about Bolivian independence before enjoying a final free day in the capital.

Kallawaya ceremony in Apolobamba National Park
Map of Remote Trekking in Bolivia's Andes & Amazon - 14 Days
Remote Trekking in Bolivia's Andes & Amazon - 14 Days

Adventurous travelers interested in Bolivia's indigenous communities will responsibly explore remote treasures from the Andes to the Amazon on this two-week tour. Start your trip in the high-altitude metropolis of La Paz before heading to Lake Titicaca. Here, you'll meet community leaders and agritourism guides who will take you on a three-day trek through some of the most beautiful villages in the Andes. Then, head to Apolobamba National Park in the Amazon for canoeing and hiking excursions, before a final free day back in La Paz.

Sunset view from Rurrenabaque
Map of Exploring the Andes and Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days
Exploring the Andes and Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days

From the world's highest capital in the Andean highlands to the lush Amazonian hotbed of ecological diversity, Bolivia's natural wonders will enchant every visitor. Explore the hilly streets of La Paz, located above 11,000 feet. Experience a community-based agritourism village run by indigenous craftspeople, and learn traditional ways of life. Walk along the shores of the sacred Lake Titicaca, the second-largest lake in South America. Visit the Amazon river basin and see wildlife in their native habitat, including capybaras, macaws, caimans, anacondas, and the unique pink river dolphin.

Isla del Sol, Bolivia
Map of Explore the Farms and Markets of Bolivia's Andes - 12 Days
Explore the Farms and Markets of Bolivia's Andes - 12 Days

Welcome to the Central Andes! On this 12-day adventure, you'll get to know the rich farming history of Bolivia's highlands as you visit lively markets, speak with local farmers and their families, and enjoy the traditional flavors and foods of the region. Dividing your time between the countryside and the city, you'll discover La Paz and Lake Titicaca, the Uyuni Salt Flats, and eastern farming valleys on this best-of-Bolivia trip.

Views from Incahuasi island over the Uyuni Salt Flats
Map of Bolivian Landscapes: La Paz, Torotoro, & Uyuni Salt Flats - 10 Days
Bolivian Landscapes: La Paz, Torotoro, & Uyuni Salt Flats - 10 Days

Take in the many natural angles of Bolivia on this 10-day trip.  From the rock features that give the Valle de la Luna its name to going underground beneath dinosaur foot prints in Torotoro National Park,  and out to the expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats, you'll be surrounded by all the many ways in which the land can be shaped.

Potosí sign in the Uyuni Salt Flats
Map of Experience Bolivia - 7 Days
Experience Bolivia - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for an ideal mix of Bolivia's charming cities and some of it's most striking geological features. See Colonial architecture and learn about indigenous history in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, Potosí, and Uyuni before taking an excursion to the famous Uyuni Salt Flats and hiking to the Tunupa Volcano. At the end of your trip, you'll have a full day in La Paz to spend as you'd like.

Musicians from Kutapampa share their traditional music and instruments
Map of Apolobamba National Park Trek- 3 Days
Apolobamba National Park Trek- 3 Days

Trek for 3 days in the Apolobamba National Park between villages on a "PachaTrek" to experience life and nature in the high Andes. Accompanied by your local guide, learn about traditional medicine, sacred sites, and indigenous farming methods. Stay the night in comfortable lodges and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals.

The great Uyuni Salt Flats
Map of Bolivia Highlights: La Paz, Sucre, Uyuni Salt Flats - 10 Days
Bolivia Highlights: La Paz, Sucre, Uyuni Salt Flats - 10 Days

Perfect for travelers looking to explore Bolivia's best cities and UNESCO-designated natural wonders, this 10-day itinerary combines cultural experiences with jaw-dropping desert vistas. You'll start in the colonial gems of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Sucre before continuing on to a lush hacienda that dates back to the 1550s. Then, set off for the protected Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve that's home to colorful lagoons, the magical Uyuni Salt Flats, and Siloli Desert. 

Straw-roofed church at Machuca Village
Bolivia & Atacama, Chile – 12 Days

From La Paz to Potosi to the salt flats of Uyuni and San Pedro de Atacama, this trip will take you through some surreal landscape in Bolivia and Chile. Explore the Witches Market in Laz Paz, see the dinosaur footprints at Cal Orcko, and bathe in the hot springs of Sol de Mañana. Culture, nature and the mystical collide on this incredible adventure.

Witches' market in La Paz
Map of Bolivian Landscapes, Cultures, and Communities: Cochabamba, Torotoro, Uyuni, La Paz, & More - 14 Days
Bolivian Landscapes, Cultures, and Communities: Cochabamba, Torotoro, Uyuni, La Paz, & More - 14 Days

Take in the ever-changing landscapes and culture of Bolivia on this two-week itinerary. You'll start with a trip out to Samaipata, an archaeological and geological site in the Andean midlands. Explore the city in Cochabamba, then return to nature with canyon treks and caverns in Torotoro National Park. Scope out historical architecture in Sucre and Cayara before you finish your trip with the famed Uyuni Salt Flats.

Uyuni Salt Flats
Map of Bolivia & Chile Highlights: From La Paz to Uyuni & Atacama - 14 Days
Bolivia & Chile Highlights: From La Paz to Uyuni & Atacama - 14 Days

This exciting itinerary will take you through some of Bolivia's most varied landscapes. You'll begin the journey in Santa Cruz and transfer to the cultural patrimony city of Samaipata. The journey continues in La Paz before a week of natural wonders, as you travel to the Uyuni Salt Flats, visit Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve, and cross over to Chile to traverse the otherworldly Atacama Desert.

Drive through unique landscapes in the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve to see the Árbol de Piedra
Map of Explore Bolivia: Andes to Amazon - 18 Days
Explore Bolivia: Andes to Amazon - 18 Days

With glaciated peaks over 21,000 feet high and mighty rivers rolling through the largest forest on earth, Bolivia is a land of superlatives. Explore diverse extremes from the Andes to the Amazon on this complete 18-day itinerary, starting in one capital, Sucre, and ending in the next, La Paz. Along the way, you'll visit high-altitude lakes and bubbling mud and geysers in Eduardo Avaroa Reserve, herd llamas and farm quinoa in Santiago K, trek Isla de la Luna on Lake Titicaca, and seek out exotic wildlife in the Amazon's Madidi National Park.

View over the Bolivian Amazon
Map of The Bolivian Amazon and its Native Peoples - 6 Days
The Bolivian Amazon and its Native Peoples - 6 Days

Explore the richness of wildlife and connect with the native people of the Bolivian Amazon on this culturally immersive 6-day adventure. You'll experience life in the jungle as you stay at sustainable eco-lodges designed, run, and owned by local tribal communities—eco-tourism projects developed to protect their way of life and slow the advance of deforestation. You'll canoe rivers and their tributaries, sway in hammocks, fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle, fish for piranhas, and hike into the thick of it all.

The Vergel Canyon in Toro Toro National Park
Map of Active Adventure in Bolivia - 7 Days
Active Adventure in Bolivia - 7 Days

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and hikers, this 7-day itinerary showcases Bolivia's best national park as well as two of its most culturally vibrant cities. You'll begin with guided tours of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Cochabamba before heading to Torotoro National Park for three days of caving, hiking, and swimming underneath waterfalls. Then, end your trip with a night in Bolivia's exciting capital of La Paz and the nearby Moon Valley.

A llama scales the rugged mountains in Potosí
Map of Sonq'oman: Into the Heart of the Bolivian Highlands - 14 Days
Sonq'oman: Into the Heart of the Bolivian Highlands - 14 Days

This complete two-week trip takes you to the cultural and geographical core of highland Bolivia, a place that has long deflected outside influences due to its rugged remoteness and the tenacity of its native cultures. Still far removed from the effects of mainstream tourism, western Bolivia offers a wealth of unmediated exchanges with its Quechua and Aymara inhabitants as they go about life as farmers, herders, miners, and fishermen. The high plateau holds glaciated volcanoes, enormous basins with a surreal menagerie of creatures—from ostriches to llamas to flamingos—and deep canyons with stones of every hue.

Uyuni Salt Flats
Map of Uyuni Salt Flats - 3 Days
Uyuni Salt Flats - 3 Days

This incredible expedition takes you to and through some of the world's most extreme —and beautiful—landscapes. Start in the dusty town of Uyuni, visit the famous train cemetery, and stay in a hotel made mostly from salt. Spot unique Andean wildlife in the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve and experience the wild Mars-like landscapes of the Salvador Dali Desert.

Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia
Map of San Pedro de Atacama & Great Uyuni Salt Flats - 5 Days
San Pedro de Atacama & Great Uyuni Salt Flats - 5 Days

This itinerary is perfect for those looking for a short trip through some of the most awe-inspiring natural sites in Chile and Bolivia. Start your trip in the Chilean desert town of San Pedro de Atacama, head to the otherworldly terrain of the Valley of the Moon and the Valley of Death, hike around the Licancabur Volcano, and end your trip with a tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats.