Consider yourself lucky if you have two weeks to spend in Bolivia: it's enough time to see many of the country's spectacular landscapes and cultural attractions. You could choose to focus on the Bolivian highlands, enjoying the colonial charm of Sucre, boating around Lake Titicaca, and driving through the one-of-a-kind Uyuni Salt Flats. Or you could plan your trip around exploring indigenous cultures, opting for an itinerary that takes you to the farthest reaches of the Amazon and the Andes. Another option is to combine ten days in Bolivia with a few more in Chile's Atacama Desert. Learn more about the possibilities by reading over the itineraries below.
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If you have a week to spend in Bolivia, one great option is a highlights tour that includes stops in several cities — La Paz, Sucre, and Potosí — as well as time to explore the Uyuni Salt Flats. Another itinerary focused on two destinations, Lake Titicaca and La Paz, offers a more in-depth experience of Bolivia's urban culture and outdoor landscapes. You could opt for an active adventure that features caving, hiking, and swimming in waterfalls in Torotoro National Park, explore the wilderness of the Bolivian Amazon, or combine a few days in Bolivia with a short visit to Chile's Atacama Desert. Read on to learn more about your itinerary options.
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From a cable car ride high above La Paz to a bike ride on the infamous Death Road, this invigorating five-day trip is packed with adventures. The itinerary focuses on the most exciting experiences in and around Bolivia's capital city. Start your trip with sightseeing at the UNESCO-listed ruins of Tiwanaku, then hurtle downhill through the Yungas cloud forest on a cycling tour. You'll visit an Afro-Bolivian community to learn about coca leaf farming before returning to the city to sample traditional Andean cuisine.
Bolivia's urban centers and otherworldly landscapes are equally fascinating. On this weeklong journey around the country, you'll get the best of both. Explore gorgeous Lake Titicaca, learning about quinoa farming and llama herding on an island in the middle of the lake. Then eat your way through La Paz on a food tour and ride high over the city on a gondola, admiring incredible Andean scenery on the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a quick introduction to the culture and hospitality of Bolivia, try this 5-day itinerary. An accessible adventure that balances easy hiking excursions with immersive activities led by locals, the trip starts on the shores of Lake Titicaca. You'll explore indigenous history in the village of Copacabana, then learn about local ways of life while staying with a host family in the community of Santiago de Okola. Finish with a couple of days exploring the bustling capital of La Paz, riding high over the city in a cable car and sampling Andean street snacks on a food tour.
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.
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.
Adventurous travelers interested in Bolivia's indigenous communities will love this two-week tour through the country. You'll start in the high-altitude metropolis of La Paz before heading to Lake Titicaca. Boating around the lake's islands, you'll come into contact with native people who will teach you about their ways of life. Continue on a guided trek through some of the most beautiful villages in the Bolivian Andes, then head to Apolobamba National Park in the Amazon rainforest for canoeing, hiking, and birdwatching. You'll have a free day back in La Paz to shop, sightsee, and enjoy Bolivian street food before the trip ends.
From the world's highest capital in the Andean highlands to the lush Amazon rainforest, Bolivia's natural wonders enchant visitors. Explore the hilly streets of La Paz, visit a community-based agritourism village run by indigenous artisans, and walk along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the second-largest lake in South America. Then float down a jungle river on a log raft and see a wide variety of wildlife in the Bolivian Amazon, including capybaras, macaws, caimans, anacondas, and the unique pink river dolphin.
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.
Take in the glorious natural landscapes of Bolivia on this 10-day trip. From the otherworldly rock formations of the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) to massive dinosaur footprints in Torotoro National Park, and from the white expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats to underground caves that stretch on for miles, there's so much to explore. Bring your hiking boots and make sure your camera battery is charged up — on this active adventure, you'll be overwhelmed with once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.
If you're interested in traveling to Bolivia's charming cities and most striking natural attractions, this weeklong itinerary around the country's highlights is perfect for you. See colonial architecture and learn about indigenous history in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, and Potosí before enjoying 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 to spend in colorful La Paz.
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.
Perfect for travelers looking to explore Bolivia's bustling cities and UNESCO-designated natural wonders, this 10-day itinerary combines cultural experiences with outdoor adventures. Discover the colonial gem of Sucre, visit a historic hacienda that dates back to the 1550s, and enjoy the colorful lagoons of the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. Then continue onward to see the magical Uyuni Salt Flats, Siloli Desert, and beautiful Lake Titicaca before finishing the trip in La Paz.
This exciting itinerary will take you through some of South America's most beautiful landscapes. You'll begin the journey in Santa Cruz and the historic settlement of Samaipata, then continue to high-altitude La Paz. Then enjoy a week of exploring natural wonders, traveling to the Uyuni Salt Flats, seeing flamingos in the wild at Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, and crossing over to Chile to see the otherworldly Atacama Desert.
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.
Immerse yourself in the stark beauty of the Atacama Desert and the snow-capped Andes on this journey around Chile and Bolivia. Explore the strange rock formations of the Valley of the Moon and drive across the endless, dazzling white of the Uyuni Salt Flats. You'll see steaming geysers shooting out of the earth, go for a dip in natural hot springs, and find bright pink flamingos in the wild along the journey. Then contrast the space and silence with a visit to the bustling streets of La Paz, the highest capital city in the world.
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.
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.
In the Bolivian Amazon, the mountains meet the jungle. In the span a few miles, the icy peaks drop down to green tundra, which gives way to dwarf cloud forest, alive with the vibrations of hummingbirds. A little lower the trees are taller, sheltering ferns, orchids and birds, and lower still mighty rivers wind through massive forests teeming with a greater diversity of life than almost anywhere else on the planet. This trip is about exploring the richness of the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects in this area, and connecting to the people who have coexisted with and formed part of this life for centuries. But this trip also about protection. The ecosystems are under threat from logging, hydroelectric projects and mining. The tribes in this jungle are dwindling and losing their traditions as the outside world closes in. But through these sustainable tourism projects, which are designed, run, and owned by natives, you can help affirm the value of the natural and human inhabitants of these areas and slow the advance of destruction.
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. Finish the trip in Bolivia's exciting capital of La Paz.
Discover the Bolivian Amazon, where the mountains meet the jungle, on this 5-day adventure. You'll arrive in the rainforest on a canoe, visiting a community-run ecotourism project before going on a guided hike to spot monkeys and macaws in the wilderness. Look for jaguar tracks, frogs, tarantulas, and sharp-toothed caimans on a nocturnal walk, enjoy a traditional meal made by members of a local indigenous group, and fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest. Then make the trip to La Paz to catch your flight out.
Immerse yourself in the colorful wildlife and unique culture of the Bolivian Amazon on this exciting 7-day adventure. You'll experience life in the jungle as you canoe along quiet rivers, hike in the rainforest, fish for piranhas, and learn about indigenous traditions. Adding to the adventure, you'll spend several nights at sustainable eco-lodges designed, run, and owned by local tribal communities.
This two-week trip takes you to the heart of highland Bolivia. Due to its rugged landscapes, remote location, and the well-defined character of its indigenous communities, it's a place that has long resisted outside influences. You'll have plenty of chances to interact with Quechua and Aymara natives as you tour the famous silver mine of Potosí, explore the islands of Lake Titicaca, spot flamingos standing in colorful lagoons, and walk around the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Salt Flats of Uyuni.
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.
This action-packed itinerary takes travelers to awe-inspiring natural attractions in two different countries. Start in Chile, exploring the massive sand dunes and otherworldly rock formations of the Atacama Desert. Then cross the border into Bolivia, where you'll spot flamingos in the wild in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, go for a dip in natural springs, and gaze out at the ethereal white expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats.