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12d11n Bolivia Essential

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12d11n Bolivia Essential

This tour compiles the most representative places that Bolivia has to offer, Pukina Travel takes care of all the planning and logistics so that you can rest and ensure your comfort and enjoy a unique experience, starting the tour from city of Puno (Peru) and ending in the city of La Paz.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Sacred Island of the Sun and the mysterious ruins as well as the fountain of eternal youth.
  • Sail in the Sacred Lake of the Incas the Titicaca 3800m
  • Visit the highest capital in the world at 3,600
  • Visit the colonial cities of Bolivia, full of traditions.
  • The largest salt flats in the world, with more than 10,000 km2 the perfect place to enjoy the sunset and the surreal landscapes.
  • Visit a paradise in the Bolivian Amazon
  • Possibility of swimming with pink dolphins
  • Observation of wide-ranging birdlife

Located in the very heart of South America, join a Bolivia adventure tour to discover it’s extremely varied rugged landscapes, diverse climates and  its Colonial villages. Our Bolivia Essential tour allows you to discover the city of La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, Uyuni most surreal salt flat, and the Amazon Jungle paradise.

Day 1: Puno, Copacabana, Sun Island, La Paz

At 06:30 am Our customers are collected from their hotels to be transferred towards Copacabana, you must present your passport and migration card (pre-checking) at 07:00 am arrive to Kasani, (border PERU-BOLIVIA), checking of your passport and migration card at the migrations office in both countries, then you continue 20 min more until your arrival to Copacabana, about 12:00 pm (Bolivian Hour). Where our local guide waiting for you, and start with guided visit to the Sanctuary of Copacabana, Then lunch in the Village at 01:30 pm our private boat leaves to Sun Island, visit to the southern part of the Sun Island (1h 45 min to 2 hour visit); once on the island, we walk 30 min to the archaeological center Pilkokaina ruins of a mysterious sacred place dedicated to the worship of Inti the “Sun God” and the maximum Inca divinity. After, we will go down the Inca Trail (stone steps), until you reach the “fountain of youth”, in the way you can appreciate a beautiful landscape of the Lake Titicaca and around. Returns to Copacabana, at 18:00 pm arrival at 18:30pm depart from Copacabana to La Paz (3hrs and 30 min journey), arrival to La Paz and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel accommodation in La Paz 3*

Day 2: Half day at your own hand, in the afternoon city tours in La Paz

At 14:00pm our guide will meet you at your hotel, the tours begin, descending about ten kilometers downhill and find near the residential neighborhoods of La Paz the bizarre Moon Valley, an area formed by the work of the erosion of millions of years, in the area you will see canyons and curious pinnacles composed mainly of clay and sandstone, after a short walk, we continue with our transportation to one of the Cable car stations, from where you will enjoy from a spectacular view of the glacier-capped Andes mountains ascending almost half kilometer up to the cliff-edge city of El Alto at an elevation of 4,150m, and back again, along the way you will witness the city’s disparities, between the wealthy and the precarious  suburbs, then we will continue visiting the main square “Plaza Murillo”, the Witches’ market, where vendors sell llama fetuses and dried frogs for Aymara rituals, herbs for local medicine, as well as aphrodisiac formulas. Finally our transportation will drive us back to your hotel or if you prefer you can stay longer on your own enjoying from the large variety of handicrafts offer.

Meals: none

Hotel accommodation in La Paz 3*

Day 3: La Paz - Sucre

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for the local flight to Sucre, In the afternoon at 14:00pm you will have a guided visit, Sucre is the judicial capital of Bolivia, and it is often referred to as the “White City” due to the many old building painted in white color, you will visit the Museum of Indigenous Arts (ASUR) you will see the famous Tarabuco and Jalq’a weavings, the view point, the House of freedom, the main market and the main square.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel accommodation in Sucre 3*

Day 4: Sucre - Potosi

In the morning we will visit the dinosaur’s footprints (over 5000 of them) they are set just 5kms from the city center. Discovered on the grounds of the local cement company, the footprints have been turned into a major tourist attraction with the creation of a dinosaur-themed park which includes a museum dedicated to the findings, and a collection of life-size dinosaur sculptures including the enormous Tyrannosaurus.

In the afternoon at 2 p.m. you will have assistance from our guide in order to travel with a local line bus from Sucre to Potosi.

Potosi is classified world heritage of the UNESCO since 1987. In the XIX century when the silver mines produced fabulous wealth, Potosi became one of the largest and richest cities in South America with a population exceeding 200.000 people. Now a day the city preserves the characteristic of the Colonial time. Rest of the afternoon at your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel accommodation in Potosi 3*

Day 5: Potosi - Uyuni

In the morning at 09:00am you will have a guided visit of a cooperative mine and get a chance to see how the miners work moving backwards to the 16th century, when the region’s silver made Potosi the wealthiest city in the world. The tour allows you to experience the hard conditions that exists still now a day.

At 14:00pm you will have assistance from our guide in order to take the local bus from Potosí to Uyuni, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel accommodation in Uyuni 3*

Day 6:  Uyuni- Train Cemetery – Incahuasi Island

At 09:00am you will begin the journey by visiting the train cemetery, where you can see the remains of nineteenth and early 20th century steam locomotives. Then we continue to Colchani, which is the main plant for iodization of salt, where we will see how the locals produce salt for human consumption. Then we drive on to the giant salt mirror, we will spend about one hour for a hike at Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the salt plains. You will see giant cactus and maybe the Andean rodent know as Viscacha, the island offers beautiful scenery and plenty of photo opportunities of the sunset right before to get back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Hotel accommodation in Uyuni 3*

Day 7: Uyuni - La Paz

In the morning you will be transfer from your hotel to the airport for local flight to La Paz at your arrival our guide will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in downtown. 

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel accommodation in La Paz 3*

Day 8: La Paz – local flight to the Amazon of Bolivia

Transfer to the airport, to be schedule according to your flight departure, at your arrival We leave from Rurrenabaque by car to the Municipal Reserve of the Yacuma River. After 3 ½ hours we arrive at our Eco lodge, located at the shores of the Yacuma River. Lunch will be served and you have time to relax in a hammock. In the afternoon we make a boat trip where you have the chance to see a lot of wildlife like caimans, alligators, monkeys, capybaras, anacondas and numerous species of birds. Unlike a rainforest most of these animals can easily been seen from boats travelling the Yacuma River.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Night accommodation in lodge

Day 9: Observation of: Caimans, piranhas, capybaras, turtles, pink dolphins and birds

In the morning we walk through the wetlands and look for anacondas and alligators. When we return to our lodge we have lunch and time to take a nap. In the afternoon we swim with pink river dolphins in raining season on dry season no possible. After dinner we offer an opportunity to search for caimans and other night life along the riverbank by boat.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Night accommodation in lodge

Day 10: Sailing in the Yacuma River

In the morning we go by boat to a place where we can observe a lot of squirrel monkeys. After lunch we transfer back to Rurrenabaque where we arrive around 17:00 p.m.

Note: The best season for swimming with the pink dolphins is from December up to May.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Night accommodation in Hotel 3*

Day 11: Flight back to La Paz

Transfer to the airport, in order to take your flight back to La Paz, transfer to your hotel in down town.

In the evening at 07:30 you will be transfer for the farewell dinner in a nice restaurant, where you will also enjoy a display of a show with local music and folkloric dances for two hours before to get back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and farewell dinner 

Night accommodation in Hotel 3*

Day 12: Transfer to the airport

At convenient time we pick you up at your hotel for your last transfer to the airport and your international flight.

Meals: Breakfast after 07:00am 

Land Costs Include:

  • 9 nights of hotel accommodation (double occupancy) in 3* hotels
  • 2 nights of eco lodge accommodation (double occupancy) with private facilities
  • All the meal, according to the day by day description (for the meals not included, we suggest to budget of  8 to 12usd per meal)
  • All land transfers in private basis for our group
  • Transportation according to the description
  • Mineral water, juices and all meals during your stay at the lodge
  • Native and bilingual tours guide.
  • Guided tours with local English speaking guides in all scheduled visits.
  • All activities included in the daily description

Excluded:

  • Domestic Flights: (La Paz Sucre and Uyuni to La Paz)
  • Meals, hotels and transportation outside the regular itinerary
  • Single-room supplement for hotels
  • Insurances of any kind
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays and itinerary changes beyond the control of Pukina Travel. We recommend travel insurance to cover any unforeseen costs.
  • Alcohol and/or bottled drinks
  • All expenses for early departure from team (such as non-scheduled transfers, meals and hotel rooms).
  • Optional Excursions.
  • Charges not liable to PUKINA TRAVEL, we recommend having insurance for unforeseen expenses

  • Personal expenses, tips and extras.

 

Prices depend on the number of clients

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