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Highlights Trip to Bolivia

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2842+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Marveling at the exquisite colonial architecture and intriguing handicrafts at the street markets of bustling La Paz.
  • Glimpsing the fascinating cultural heritage of the Aymara and the Incas at the majestic Lake Titicaca.
  • Meeting the last remaining Urus-Iruitos people on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, reached by an exciting and scenic hydrofoil ride.
  • Admiring historical artifacts peppered across the old mining town of Potosi, including the wooden machinery showcased at the Casa de la Moneda.
  • Stepping through the ethereal Chincana Ruins on Sun Island, boasting sublime views of the sapphire-hued lake.
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Tour Overview

Yampu’s Highlights Trip to Bolivia takes you to La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Sucre, Potosí and Santa Cruz. La Paz is the highest capital in the world (12,000 feet) and is surrounded by the majestic Royal Andean Range. Lake Titicaca, on the border between Peru and Bolivia, has water that is as blue as sapphire. Sucre, the country’s official capital, attracts thousands of tourists every year thanks to its whitewashed buildings from the colonial era, and Potosí, a 16th-century silver mining city, retains much of the same kind of architecture.

Inclusions
Price includes Domestic air, hotel accommodation with continental breakfast, some meals, day excursions (in English) including entrance fees and all transfers. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Double £$2842 £$2983 £$3229 £$3274
Single £$4810 £$5090 £$5584 £$5674

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Home – La Paz

Take the overnight flight to La Paz, Bolivia. Look out for the magnificent views of the city and the Royal Andean Range when landing.

Take the overnight flight to La Paz, Bolivia. Look out for the magnificent views of the city and the Royal Andean Range when landing.

Day
2

La Paz

Upon arrival in La Paz airport, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, city tour of La Paz. Travel through the colonial part of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square and the outdoor replica of Tiahuanaco Temple. Also visit the street markets, rich in handicrafts, weavings and witchcraft artifacts that represent the traditional beliefs of the Ch’alla (ritual of offerings) and Pachamama (mother earth and symbol of fertility). Then, see the modern part of the city and the dramatic drops in elevation. Finally, leave the city to enter the Valley of the Moon and enjoy its natural geological formations.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
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Day
3

Island of the Sun

Early pick up from the hotel in La Paz and transfer to Huatajata. The road runs parallel to the Royal Range of the Andes. Arrive to Huatajata to experience the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum, where a state of the art audio system will explain in one’s own language, the cultural heritage of the Aymaras and the Incas, the colonial time and Jacques Cousteau Expedition to Lake Titicaca. Handicrafts and fisherman villages, the Mud Igloos of the Uru Chipayas; meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for Thor Heyerdhal epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue with a hydrofoil cruise to Urus-Iruitos floating islands belonging to 500 year old culture with the same name. Here one can see firsthand the Quewaya Sustainable Project, a social project created to assure their survival. Hydrofoil continues to the Moon Island, to visit the Sun Virgins Temple Iñak Uyu, and the Sun Island, visiting the "Pilcocaina" Sun Temple. Enjoy a soft llama trek to the "Posada del Inca" Ecolodge to have lunch. Afternoon at leisure and then enjoy a typical Andean dinner (lunch and dinner included) at Posada del Inca Eco Lodge. ...read less

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4

La Paz, Chincana Ruins

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Morning visit to the Chincana Ruins (the Labyrinth), located about 300 meters (500 feet) southwest of the sacred rock -at the north side of Sun Island. From here, enjoy impressive views of Lake Titicaca. The Chincana Ruins contain the trapezoidal doors and niches which were lately adapted during the Inca period. They were believed to be a support facility for the Island’s Shrine, housing the maiden who took care of the Shrine. Visit the Inca Staircase and the Sacred Fountain, taking a drink of the water believed to give eternal life and happiness. There will be the option to trek back, or return by boat. Lunch at the "Uma Kollu" archaeological restaurant and visit the small handicraft market. Then return to Huatajata and road transfer back to La Paz. Upon arrival transfer the hotel. ...read less

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La Paz to Sucre

Early morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Sucre. Upon arrival at Sucre airport, transfer to the hotel. Sucre, the official capital of Bolivia, is located at 2,290 meters (9,148 feet) and is considered the cultural center of South America because of its strong cultural influence from colonial times.
Afternoon city tour, visiting the Recoleta and San Francisco Church, the House of Liberty where Simon Bolivar signed the Independence of Bolivia, the second oldest University of the continent San Xavier and the local colorful market. Parador Santa Maria la Real (Suite)
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Day
6

Sucre to Potosi

This trip starts in Sucre and lasts 3 and hours, passing the Pilcomayo River at Puente Mendez, where one can see the old steel pending bridge that was used on this road before. There, go up around 5,000 feet to reach the highlands that end in the famous mining city of Potosi. Overnight in Potosi.

This trip starts in Sucre and lasts 3 and hours, passing the Pilcomayo River at Puente Mendez, where one can see the old steel pending bridge that was used on this road before. There, go up around 5,000 feet to reach the highlands that end in the famous mining city of Potosi. Overnight in Potosi.

Day
7

Tour of Potosi

Afternoon tour of the colonial city, declared by Unesco "the Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind. Visit the Casa de la Moneda (the Royal Mint), conserving the unique wooden machinery brought in 17th century from Spain, the San Lorenzo church and the most important colonial streets. Afternoon, return to Sucre and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon tour of the colonial city, declared by Unesco "the Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind. Visit the Casa de la Moneda (the Royal Mint), conserving the unique wooden machinery brought in 17th century from Spain, the San Lorenzo church and the most important colonial streets. Afternoon, return to Sucre and transfer to the hotel.

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Day
8

Sucre-Santa Cruz

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Santa Cruz. Upon arrival in Santa Cruz, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Santa Cruz: the museum of the cathedral, the ethnographic museum of El Arenal and the history museum, finally the Zoo to see rich Bolivian fauna.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Santa Cruz. Upon arrival in Santa Cruz, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Santa Cruz: the museum of the cathedral, the ethnographic museum of El Arenal and the history museum, finally the Zoo to see rich Bolivian fauna.

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9

Santa Cruz-Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

La Paz, Bolivia

Isla del Sol, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Sucre, Bolivia

Potosí, Bolivia

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Places You'll See

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    La Paz

    Spend time up in the clouds in La Paz, the highest de facto capital city in the world, nearly 12,000 feet above sea level. Visit Calle Jaen, home to many well preserved colonial buildings and museums. Visit the Witches’ Market for all your charm and potion needs, and other fun souvenirs. Take a walk up to Mirador Killi Killi, to enjoy beautiful views of the city.

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    Island of the Sun

    Enjoy the peacefulness of Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), where there are no paved roads and no motor vehicles. View any of the over 80 ruins on the island, dating back to the time of the Incas. Visit the Museo de Oro and see the many Incan artifacts discovered underwater from around the island. Enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the clear skies.

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    Sucre

    The relaxed atmosphere of Sucre, or the White City, will captivate many travelers with its agreeable climate and fantastic neo-classical architecture. Enjoy what this quaint city has to offer with its many churches, museums, and cafes while learning Spanish and taking in the stress-free ambiance.

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    Potosi

    Potosi, a 16th Century silver mining city, retains much of its colonial architecture with splendid churches, the famous Mint House, along with wonderful exhibits of silver and gold coining and colonial paintings. It is believed that working mules were shoed with the abundant amount of silver that was mined. Nearby is the famous “Cerro Rico de Potosi”, the richest Silver Mountain in the world.

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    Santa Cruz Bolivia

    Santa Cruz, Bolivia is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and offers the best of Bolivia. Take in the modern architecture and learn of the city’s history with a city tour or venture to nearby destinations to partake in some wonderful excursions. Also known as the Sloth Capital of the World, one can find these unique creatures while adventuring the outskirts of the city.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

La Paz : Hostal Naira

Sucre : Casa Kolping Sucre

Sucre : Hostal Sucre

Sucre : Hostal Colonial Sucre

Potosi : Hostal Colonial Potosi

Potosi : Hotel Gran Libertador, Potosi

Potosi : Hotel Valery

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Las Palmas

Santa Cruz Bolivia : LP Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Tropical Inn

4 Star Properties

La Paz : Hotel Rosario

Island of the Sun : Ecolodge La Estancia

Sucre : Hotel Monasterio

Sucre : Hotel Boutique La Posada

Potosi : Cima Argentum

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Senses Boutique Hotel

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Hotel Cortez

5 Star Properties

La Paz : Ritz Apart Hotel

La Paz : La Casona Boutique Hotel

Sucre : Hostal de su Merced

Sucre : San Marino Royal

Sucre : Hotel Independencia

Potosi : Hotel Coloso

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Hotel Suites & Spa Buganvillas

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Sun Hotel

Luxury Properties

La Paz : DM Andino Resort & Spa

La Paz : Casa Grande Apart Hotel

La Paz : Camino Real Suites

Sucre : Samary Boutique

Sucre : Parador Santa Maria la Real

Sucre : Hotel Villa Antigua

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Los Tajibos

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Camino Real

Testimonials

Karina S.

Traveled June, 2016

Trip was pretty awesome

Really enjoyed Lake Titicaca, Valley of Moon, dazzling stars at night, Isla de la Luna!! colonial cities and Salt Flats (what a surprise from exterior of landscape to interior of hotel) . . . very memorable trip.

Thanks for all your help.

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Stephen

Traveled June, 2012

Your local connections were very supportive

Even though the loss of the permanent resident card and the loops we had to jump through did stain the trip some, it was nothing against the enormous satisfaction with the whole trip. We were very impressed with entire arrangement. The guides were always on time and all of them were extremely helpful and knowledgeable in their field. The timing of each segment of the tour was excellent and we really felt a great combination of valuable tour segments and adequate time to explore on our own and still get time for a little relaxing. The Amazon was great and the Inkaterra Reservation was first class. The tours there were great. The only disappointment was the lack of animal life outside of the compound. Of course the Machu Picchu was beyond belief and we really enjoyed the climbing of the Huayna Picchu. We topped the day with trekking to the Sun Gate. Cusco was a great experience and it was a real eye opener to travel and visit the backcountry of Peru and see how people live there. It is like going back several hundred years but more importantly it looked like people enjoyed their life.We had not set our hopes for bolivia very high but it was a real surprise. We enjoyed the islands and got a chance to visit one of the floating islands. The trip was very improved by our excellent guide Icla. She was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. La Paz is a very interesting city and with the unexpected extra days there we got to know the city even better.Your local connections were very supportive while we dealt with our paperwork issue and even arranged for a guide and bus to take us to the airport when we finally headed home. Back home we are so much aware of the culture and people of part of south-america and will most likely try other destinations in that part of the world in the future. Again, thank you to you and Yampu Tours for a great trip!

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Noel M.

Traveled August, 2012

Your professionalism, support, and understanding regarding my personal concerns is greatly appreciated

Ruby, how do I begin to thank you for the amazing trip you arranged for my wife and I to Peru and Bolivia this summer. Your professionalism, support, and understanding regarding my personal concerns is greatly appreciated. You and your staff went above and beyond to help me with my needs that made our trip truly an amazing one. I only have great things to say to my friends and family about all that you did for us. My wife loved Machu Picchu and it was great staying at the luxurious Inkaterra in Aguas Caliente. Ruby, thank you for everything. You know that I will highly recommend you to any of our friends that are considering a trip to south-america. Also, thank Jeff and Stephanie for all their help as well. Speak to you soon.

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Dave from the UK

Traveled February, 2008

As I said, overall it was a brilliant experience,

As I said, overall it was a brilliant experience, although I guess we were probably spoiled with the number of occasions when we had a guide to ourselves!

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