Bolivia: See & Experience Almost it ALL in 10 Days, 1st Class Traveling

Bolivia: See & Experience Almost it ALL in 10 Days, 1st Class Traveling

You absolutely will not find another tour out there as packed with activities and attractions as this one, provided by CharlieTheTraveler. You will also not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year-and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price and substance. Below are just some examples of what you will see and do on this tour:

► 4x4 Jeep Tour on the Biggest Salt Flat on Earth
► River Cruises with Lots of Wildlife
► Lodging in the Jungle
► Bicycling Along Bolivia’s Most Scenic Mountain Pass
► Sightseeing in an Attractive Colonial City
► Watching Steam Pools Spit Out Boiling Mud
► Exploring a Beautiful Lake Undeservedly Called ‘Titicaca’
► Discovering Extinct Volcanoes & Red Lagoons
► Coming in Close Contact with Pink & White Flamingos, Llamas & Alpacas
► Visiting a Salt Hotel
► Authentic Culture

And Much, Much More…

Itinerary

Day 1: Grand Monuments, City Sightseeing & Surreal-Looking Rock Formations

Stop At: La Paz, La Paz, La Paz Department
Our tour of Bolivia starts in the colonial city of La Paz. It attracts visitors due to its surrounding nature and its Old Town, featuring buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Below is a list of highlights for today in and around the city. Also, note the cable car rides are attractions onto themselves, offering an experience found almost nowhere else on Earth.

1. Valle de la Luna (a.k.a. Moon Valley): surreal-looking rock formations
2. Green cable car ride
3. Yellow cable car ride
4. Plaza Murillo: home to Plurinational Legislative Assembly (a.k.a. the parliament, which can be visited on the outside only) and the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
5. Red cable car ride
6. Blue cable car ride
7. Plaza San Francisco: home to San Francisco Cathedral (the views from atop are great, but it isn’t always open to the public)
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Department
Most of our international customers first arrive later-evening into the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra before reaching La Paz. If this is the case for you, then you can sleep at a hotel in Santa Cruz de la Sierra the night before our tour begins. The following morning, you could take a flight to La Paz. This tour starts the morning you have arrived into La Paz. We can arrange all of this for you. Don't worry!
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Department
Also worth mentioning, if you are required to obtain a visa for Bolivia, we recommend you do so before entering the country. While it can also be done upon arrival, the process is quite lengthy and bureaucratic.

Pass By: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Department
Although many activities on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request. Typically, the salt flat tours, the wetlands tours, and the biking tour along Yungas Road are shared with other travelers. The tour to Lake Titicaca and the tour in and around La Paz are exclusive to you and whomever else you may book on behalf of.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Immersing in Culture & Who in the Heck Named This Lake ‘Titicaca’-

Stop At: Copacabana, Copacabana, La Paz Department
We make a daytrip from La Paz to a village called Copacabana. There we visit a famous cathedral. Afterwards, we take a boat to Lake Titicaca’s Sun Island. There we are provided with a guided walking tour first to the Inca palace and then to the Inca stairway. Archaeologists have discovered evidence that people lived on this island as far back as the third millennium BC. Many hills on this island contain agricultural terraces, which adapt steep and rocky terrain to agriculture. There are approximately 800 families living on this island. This is the place to be if you want to immerse yourself in Bolivian culture.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: A Bicycling Adventure & is it Really ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road’-

Stop At: WMDR Yungas Road, La Paz Bolivia
Today we make a daytrip from La Paz to a very scenic mountain pass called La Cumbre. There we start a car cruise along Yungas Road, a.k.a. “The World’s Most Dangerous Road.” It was once considered just that because of its steep slopes and narrow single track. A new alternative route was built during a 20-year period, ending in 2006. The modernization included enlarging the carriageway from one to two lanes, asphalt paving, bridges, drainage, guardrails and the building of a new section between Chusquipata and Yolosa, bypassing the most dangerous sections of the original road.

Later on in the day, we take a biking tour in the same area, but further down the mountain. Photos and short video clips of our journey are provided to us complimentary and via email. Lunch is included on today’s tour and is served at a hotel. There we can also go swimming.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Welcome to the Wildlife-Rich Wetlands

Stop At: Madidi National Park, Madidi National Park, Beni Department
Today we fly from La Paz to the town of Rurrenabaque and then drive to a village called Santa Rosa. There we take a wonderful boat ride along a river called Yacuma, with the destination being our ecolodge. Welcome to Bolivia’s wetlands, where the river cruises never cease to amaze. Note that all meals are included by our ecolodge during our stay.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Lodging is provided this evening.

Day 5: Going on Movie-Like River Cruises

Stop At: Madidi National Park, Madidi National Park, Beni Department
The highlights during our stay in the wetlands are fishing, river cruises, searching for anacondas and seeing lots of beautiful wildlife. Many of these activities are done today.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Lodging is provided this evening.

Day 6: Witnessing Bolivia’s Animal Kingdom

Stop At: Madidi National Park, Madidi National Park, Beni Department
Before returning to the city of La Paz, we spend much of the day on river cruises searching for caimans, monkeys, a unique-looking rodent called capybaras and numerous species of birds.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:


No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Jeep Safari on Salt Flats, Salt Hotel, Train Cemetery, Salt Factory & More

Stop At: Train Cemetery, Uyuni Bolivia
Today we relocate early morning from the city of La Paz to the town of Uyuni. There we immediately start the 3-day Jeep safari tour. The first stop is the Train Cemetery. There we are provided with a guided tour. Next is a guided tour of the salt factory in the village of Colchani. Following this is lunch, which is included on today’s tour. After our meal, we are taken to the salt flats. They are called Salar de Uyuni. It is the largest salt flat on earth. It was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. We are first provided with a guided tour of some wells, getting an idea as to how they work geologically. We then see salt piles which resemble cones.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Isla Incahuasi, Salar De Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
Following the salt piles is a visit to the old Salt Hotel. There we have a quick look as to what is now a museum. Next is a site called Isla Incahuasi Island. There we have enough time to take postcard-perfect photos of the salt flats. Lastly for today is the village of San Juan, where we lodge for the evening. Dinner is included on today’s tour, around 8:30pm.

*Note that today's itinerary changes a bit during wet season, which is January through March.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:


No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Extinct Volcanoes, a Red Lagoon, Llamas & Flamingos

Stop At: Laguna Colorada, Laguna Colorada, Potosi Department
The destinations for today are Cañapa Lagoon, then Hedionda Lagoon, then Honda Lagoon, then Siloli Desert and finally Laguna Colorada (a.k.a. Red Lagoon). Laguna Hedionda is notable for various migratory species of pink and white flamingos. Llamas and alpacas are also seen grazing in the area. Home to flamingos, Laguna Colorada is a shallow salt lake whose white color contrasts with the reddish color of its waters. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodging are all included on today's tour.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: Lodging is provided this evening.

Day 9: Bathing in Hot Springs & Checking Out Sulfur Springs & a Rock Valley

Stop At: Geiser Sol de la Manana, Avaroa National Reserve, Uyuni Bolivia
The destinations for today are the geothermal field at Sol de Mañana, then Termas de Polques hot springs (bring swimming attire and a towel!), then Salvador Dalí Desert, then Laguna Verde (a.k.a. Green Lagoon) and then the village of Villa Mar. Sol de Mañana is a geothermal field characterized by intense volcanic activity. The sulfur springs field is full of lakes and steam pools filled with boiling mud. Known for its spectacular scenery, hot springs (where we go bathing) and flamingos, Laguna Verde is a salt lake home to minerals that render the color seen in the water.

Breakfast is included on today’s tour, around 7:30am. Lunch is also included on today’s tour, around 1:00pm, specifically in Villa Mar. Following lunch is a visit to the Valley of the Rocks. Our last destination for today before flying to Santa Cruz de la Sierra is again, Uyuni.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:


No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Our Tour Ends Today

Stop At: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Department
Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra or La Paz.

Worth noting, not included in our tour of Bolivia are (1) the city of Sucre, (2) the mines of Potosi, (3) Amboró National Park and (4) Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. However, upon request, CharlieTheTraveler can fully arrange a visit to any of these destinations. The two parks, especially Noel Kempff Mercado, are difficult-and expensive-to reach. As for Sucre, while there are only a handful of worthwhile historic monuments to check out, a track site called Cal Orcko is arguably the city’s main draw. Nine different morphotypes of REAL dinosaur tracks have been documented there.
Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"To make your booking official, you will need to agree to the terms and conditions, which you could find our website."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"



Start Time:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Price Per Person
5/5/2020 - 10/8/2023
Monday - Sunday : 06:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Duration: 10 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Transportation will be arranged for you from the airport in La Paz.

Airports

  • El Alto Airport, La Paz Bolivia


Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Included

  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Lodging X 3 Nights
  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • All Entry Fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guides
  • Entry/Admission - WMDR Yungas Road
  • Entry/Admission - Train Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Incahuasi
  • Entry/Admission - Geiser Sol de la Manana

Not Included

  • If you are required to obtain a visa for Bolivia, we recommend you do so before entering the country
  • Alcohol
  • Airfare

Facilities


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