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 La Paz, Lake Titicaca & Salt Flats  8 days/7 nights

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Costs start at $2,964 pp

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A rewarding country for the resilient, you’ll find extreme landscapes of remote jungle, soaring mountains, and moonlike plains, a stalwart and proud people, remarkably intricate weavings, and a warm welcome. This itinerary is designed to take you to the most iconic attractions in Bolivia. Jam packed from beginning to end and includes places such as Lake Titicaca, the Sun Island, La Paz City and Uyuni Salt Flats.
 
 
Overview
Duration: 8 Days
Departure: Daily
Highlights: La Paz, Tiahuanaco, Lake Titicaca, Sun Island, Solar de Uyuni, Salt Flats, Pucara, Salt Hotel
Often combined with Peru
Itinerary can be customized to suit individual requirements
Day 01: Arrive La Paz / Half Day City Tour
After clearing customs and collecting your luggage, you are met by a representative of Maxim Tours and transferred to your hotel. Your driver will be holding a paging board with your name.
 
La Paz is a city with an interesting mix of modern and traditional. La Paz’ altitude of 12,000 feet will leave you breathless, but her lively market areas are worth wandering. To adjust to the altitude, you should rest a bit, and eat lightly this first day, avoiding alcohol and carbonated beverages.
 
After settling into your hotel, enjoy a city tour with your private guide including the street markets, rich in handicrafts, weaving, and witchcraft artifacts. These are quite interesting and represent the traditional beliefs of the Ch’alla (ritual of offerings) and Pachamama (mother earth and the symbol of fertility). Visit the colonial part of the city, San Francisco Church, Murillo Square, and the outdoor replica of the Tiahuanaco temple. Then visit the modern part of the city to see how the city is growing, and how much the elevation drops. Visit the Valley of the Moon and its geological formations
 
Overnight at Hotel Boutique La Casona
Included: Breakfast, private airport transfers, guide & entrance fees
 
Day 02: Tiahuanaco Tour (Half Day)
Today you are picked up from your hotel by your private guide. Visit the important Pre-Columbian archaeological site of Tiahuanaco, located about 1 hour from La Paz. You’ll travel through the Bolivian Highlands, observing the Aymara way of life. Pass Laja, where the city of La Paz was founded in 1548, with its beautiful renaissance style church. Tiahuanaco is one of the oldest American cultures. Carbon14 dating indicates it dates back to between 1580BC and 1150 AD. It is considered the cradle of America, and one of the most advanced cultures of its time. One of the highlights will be the Gate of the Sun – probably an early astronomical observatory. Tiahuanaco was the center of a powerful, self-sustaining empire. Traditionally it is thought to have been built by the predecessors of the Inca Civilization over 2,000 years ago. It is a mysterious ruined city of extremely ancient origins. Some of the massive structures at this site, like the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx in Egypt and Baalbek in Lebanon, date from pre-flood times, as long ago as 10,500 BC.
 
Afterward, you are transferred by car to town of Huatajata at Lake Titicaca, a vast lake under an endless sky. Titicaca, the world's highest navigable body of water bordering both Bolivia and Peru is the birthplace of ancient civilizations that became the Incan Empire.
 
Overnight at Inca Utama Hotel & Spa
 
Included: Breakfast, dinner, private guide, transfers & entrance fees
 
Day 03: Copacabana / Sun Island
You’ll be picked up at your hotel for the drive to Copacabana, a charming town on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Continue on, via hydrofoil, to Sun Island (Isla del Sol) Once in Copacabana, you will visit the shrine and Dark Indian Virgin.   Then you take a hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple and continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain and taste the water believed to bestow eternal youth and happiness. Lunch will be at the Uma Kollu Archeological Restaurant. Lunch is included. Then visit the local handicraft market and continue on with your hike up to Ecolodge La Estancia.
 
Overnight at Eco-Lodge La Estancia
Included: All meals, tours & transfers
 
Day 04: Sun Island / La Chinkana
This morning, hike to the village of Yumani in the Garden of the Incas, to visit the Inca Stairs and to see the water spring of the Eternal Youth where the Incas were baptized. Continue down to the bay and take a boat to the Chinkana Ruins and the Sacred Rock (1 hour boat ride followed by a 45 minute hike to Challlpampa. Then return to the Ecolodge La Estancia. The afternoon is free to enjoy the peace and beauty of this remarkable place. Or you can take an optional hike across the island for 2.5 hours. .

Overnight at Eco-Lodge La Estancia
 
Included: All meals, tours & transfers
 
Day 05: Sun Island to La Paz
Today you hike down the Inca Stairs through the town of Yumani to take the boat to Copacabana (about 1.5 hours by boat) and then take a private car to La Paz (about 3.5 hours). Lunch is included today.
 
Overnight at Hotel Boutique La Casona
Included: Breakfast & transfers
 
Day 06: La Paz to Uyuni / Salt flats Tour
Today you are transferred by private vehicle to the airport in time for your flight to Uyuni. The short flight will be in the morning.   Round trip airfare from La Paz to Uyani is included in the tour quote.
 
Enter this unique natural wonder with over 5,000 miles of salt. Since it is located over 12,000 feet in altitude, the salt is really special. You will visit the village of Colchani to see the locals produce salt at the shores.  Enter this perfect natural highway to cross it to Isla Incahuasi (2 hours), a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cacti, then we continue north to the mummies of Coquesa in the foothills of the Tunupa Volcano.  We head west to Tahua and enjoy a great sunset.

 

Overnight at Palacio de Sal

 

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, guide and transportation
 
Day 07: Solar de Uyuni / Salt Flats & Pucara (Full Day)
Today we transfer to an area with a very nice hike to a natural viewpoint of Chillma and the ruins of Pucara, where you will have a great view of the Uyuni salt flats and its surroundings, then descend hiking to the salt flats (3 hours). Next we head southeast entering the Uyuni salt flats toward Colchani.
Overnight at Palacio de Sal

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, guide and transportation
 
Day 08: Depart to La Paz
Today you are transferred by private vehicle to the airport in time for your flight to La Paz.  Then you will check in for your international flight to your next destination or head back home. 
 
Included      
  • Meet & Assist on arrival
  • Accommodation per the itinerary
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private touring unless only group tours are available
  • Breakfast at all hotels and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • 24/7 local assistance

 

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