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Si! BOLIVIA

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Colonial Sucre
historic Potosi
authentic Tarabuco,
surreal Salt Flats of Uyuni
scenic Lake Titicaca

13 Days


Locally Hosted Independent Tour

Suggested Departure Day:
Thursday
April-November

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ITINERARY (Subject to change without notice):

Day 1 - Thursday - Depart Miami: Depart Miami on overnight flight.

Day 2 - Friday - Arrive La Paz:  Morning arrival and transfer to Casa Grande in the heart of the city. Balance of the morning at leisure to adjust to the altitude at 12,000 feet. Afternoon visit to the main points of interest in La Paz, including the Witch Doctor's market and nearby Moon Valley.

Day 3 – Saturday  - La Paz - Sucre: Transfer for morning flight over the snow-capped Andes to Sucre. Upon arrival, meeting and transfer to the Parador Santa Maria La Real in historic Sucre. Afternoon visit to the main points of interest in Sucre, acting legislative capital and a colonial treasure house with many excellent museums and churches. (B)

Day 4 – Sunday - Sucre: Today you will visit one of the most authentic Indian markets in all of South America. The drive is via an exciting mountain road to the town of Tarabuco where the Indians have a lively Sunday market. The Indian dress is very distinctive with hats that resemble the Spanish Conquistador helmets. Plenty of time to explore and shop before lunch and return drive to Sucre. (B/L)

Day 5 – Monday – Sucre - Potosi: Enjoy a scenic drive to Potosi in the high Altiplano and check-in at the Coloso Hotel for overnight. Afternoon city tour of Potosi, declared by UNESCO “The Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind”. The colonial city of Potosi was the source of silver during colonial times and legend has it that it produced enough silver to build a solid silver bridge from Potosi to Madrid. Visit the main points of interest in this historic city. (B)

Day 6 – Tuesday – Potosi – Uyuni - Colchani: Early morning visit the Casa de la Moneda (Royal Mint) with its wooden machinery used to make the silver coins for Spain during the colony and a visit to a mine which are local attractions. Depart Potosi and drive to Uyuni and on to Colchani. Dinner and overnight at a hotel made of salt, Luna Salada or Palacio de Sal depending on availability. (B/BL/D)

Day 7 – Wednesday – Colchani: Full day visit to the Salt Lake and Isla Pescado. The Uyuni Salt flat is the largest on Earth. This incredible creation of nature offers stunning sceneries. The surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, pure sky, cacti and flamingos will certainly make you feel like there is no other place in the world like this. Learn about the traditional methods of salt extraction, see the Ojos de Agua and the salt museum. Drive to “Isla Pescado” (Island of the Fish), that gets its name because when viewed from the distance it looks like a fish. Located at the center of the Uyuni salt pan it is an ideal place for photography fans and a once in a life time journey. (B/L/D)

Day 8 – Thursday – Colchani: Today you will continue exploring with a visit to the Tunupa Volcano to learn of her legends. Also near the village of Coquesa you can visit a sacred tomb in caves where people were buried as mummies. Box lunch en route. (B/L/D)    

Day 9 – Friday – Colchani – Uyuni - La Paz: Transfer to the airport at Uyuni to board your flight to La Paz, Meeting on arrival and transfer to the Casa Grande. (B)

Day 10 – Saturday - La Paz – Sun Island, Lake Titicaca: Morning drive to Huatajata to board the hydrofoil cruise on Lake Titicaca visiting Copacabana’s shrine and local market, Moon Island’s Sun Virgin Temple and on to Sun Island. Visit the Pilcocaina Sun Temple and trek to the Posada del Inca for lunch and check-in. Afternoon free to explore the surroundings. Dinner and overnight at the Posada del Inca Sun Island. (B/L/D)

Day 11 – Sunday - Sun Island – Inca Utama: This morning visit the Inca Staircase and Sacred Fountain, lunch and visit a small handicraft market. Board the hydrofoil for cruise to the Hotel Inca Utama, visiting Urus-Iruitos floating islands and Quewaya Sustainable Project en route. Afternoon visit the hotel's Andean Roots Eco Village  with the Altiplano Museum. Evening visit to the mystical world of the Kallawayas, the high altiplano medicine men. After dinner, visit to the “Alajpacha” Native Observatory for a look at the southern skies. (B/L/D)

Day 12 – Monday – Inca Utama – Tiahuanaco- La PazMorning drive to the Tiahuanaco Ruins, where the remains of five civilizations, one on top of the other, have been discovered - the last one finished 100 years before the first Inca arrived. Tiahuanaco was a pilgrimage site for the Incas and is considered of major importance in the world of archaeology in addition to being a "power site" in the world of mysticism. After your visit, continue on to La Paz and the Casa Grande for overnight. (B/BL)

Day 13 – Tuesday – La Paz – Miami: Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Miami where you clear immigrations and customs and make connections to your home city. (B)

RATES and DETAILS:

SAMPLE LAND RATE PER PERSON: (All rates subject to change without notice)
YEAR Single Occupancy Twin Occupancy - P/P Triple Occupancy - P/P
2017 Request $5,650 to $6.300 Request
2018 Estimate  10% increase
Plus Air fares and USA Departure Taxes
PAYMENTS: By credit card; special form required & must carry Card Holder's signature
Deposit - Per Person 2nd deposit - Per Person Full Payment Due
$1000 in order to confirm To complete a total of 30% deposit
upon confirmation of all space
65 days prior departure
CHANGES:
After reservations confirmed If new documents are required
$100 per change $100 per change + $100 re-issue documents
CANCELLATIONS:
Cancelled Between Up to 90 days 89 - 61 days 60 - 31 days 30 - 00 days
Fees Per Person $1000 30% 50% 100%
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Highly recommended
RATE INCLUDES:
  • Hotel accommodations with hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as indicated, table d'hôte basis
  • Transfers as indicated, with English speaking guide
  • Luggage handling at airports
  • Sightseeing as indicated, with English speaking guide
  • Surface and overland travel as indicated
RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Air fares and USA Departure taxes
  • Foreign airport departure taxes
  • Bolivia visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips to drivers, guides, hotel bellboys, ship's personnel
  • Meals not specifically indicated as included
NOTE: Information was last updated  January 2, 2017. Information & rates subject to change.
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