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Ultimate Bolivia Vacation

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$4237+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Witnessing the largest salt flats on earth, Uyuni, which sprawls for 12,000sq km and provides epic photo opportunities!
  • Gliding out on a boat to the Island of the Moon, sheltering the Inak Uyu ruins which evoke an ethereal aura.
  • Marveling at the exquisite colonial architecture and intriguing handicrafts at the street markets of bustling La Paz.
  • 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

The Ultimate Bolivia Vacation includes a visit to one of the greatest wonders of the world, the salt flats of Uyuni. They are the biggest salt lakes in the world (12,000 square kilometers), a truly unforgettable experience especially since the flats reflect the sapphire-blue Altiplano sky. Yampu travelers will also visit the capital city of La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Sucre, Potosí and Santa Cruz—a city of 1.5 million that has taken on increasing social and economic importance in Bolivia in recent decades. Its streets are laid out on a concentric ring model.

Inclusions
Price includes Domestic air from Sucre to La Paz and La Paz to Uyuni, 9 nights hotel accommodation in La Paz, Sun Island, Sucre, Potosí and Uyuni, some meals, day excursions in La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Sucre, Potosí and Uyuni, 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.

Note:
*During the rainy season (November to March) the Uyuni salt flats get flooded, making it sometimes difficult to visit the area and also cross from Bolivia to Chile. We do not recommend booking this program between those dates.
Best Time to Travel
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$4115 £$4237 £$4495 £$4531
Single £$6935 £$7180 £$7695 £$7767

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 the Tiahuanaco Temple. 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

La Paz – Copacabana – Sun Island

Early morning departure from La Paz, heading north and crossing the highlands parallel to the Royal Andes Range. First stop is Copacabana, a main Catholic pilgrimage center with a church that houses the famous Virgen Morena. It was an important area in pre-Colombian times and entrance to this sacred land. Visit the church and explore the town. After a light lunch (included), take a boat to Sun Island, and visit the "Pilcocaina" Sun Temple. From here, hike about one hour to the Ecolodge La Estancia, offering spectacular views of the mountains and the lake. La Estancia is located in the southern part of Sun Island on Lake Titicaca. It was built preserving the Andean architecture and combines modern comfort with respecting the harmony of the surrounding nature and habitat. Overnight on Sun Island. Dinner tonight is included. ...read less

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Day
4

Chincana Ruins, Island of the Moon – La Paz

After breakfast there will be an opportunity to enjoy the sunrise. Then, take a boat north to visit Chincana ruins and the Sacred Rock. After the excursion, travel by boat to the Island of the Moon and explore the Inak Uyu ruins before finally reaching Copacabana. After lunch (included) return to La Paz.

After breakfast there will be an opportunity to enjoy the sunrise. Then, take a boat north to visit Chincana ruins and the Sacred Rock. After the excursion, travel by boat to the Island of the Moon and explore the Inak Uyu ruins before finally reaching Copacabana. After lunch (included) return to La Paz.

Lake-Titicaca -Chincaca-Ruins-Bolivia
Day
5

La Paz – Uyuni

This morning, transfer to the airport in La Paz to take the flight to Uyuni. Upon arrival, transfer to a nearby salt hotel in Colchani, at the shores of the Uyuni salt flats. After settling in, visit the village of Colchani in the shores to see the locals produce salt. On the way, enter a perfect natural highway to cross to Isla Incahuasi, which is a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus (entering Incahuasi Island will be dependent upon the weather). After the excursion, continue back to Colchani and enjoy a great sunset, overnight in the salt hotel. ...read less

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Day
6

Uyuni

After breakfast visit the cemetery of old trains, afterwards, enter the salt flats and visit Pucara de Aique. Here, there is a great view of the Uyuni salt flats and its surroundings. Uyuni, is the largest salt flat on earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with 12.000 square km in size. Enjoy a picnic style lunch and then return to the salt hotel in Colchani.

After breakfast visit the cemetery of old trains, afterwards, enter the salt flats and visit Pucara de Aique. Here, there is a great view of the Uyuni salt flats and its surroundings. Uyuni, is the largest salt flat on earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with 12.000 square km in size. Enjoy a picnic style lunch and then return to the salt hotel in Colchani.

Uyuni-Salt-Piles-Bolivia
Day
7

Uyuni – Potosi

Trip crossing branches of the Andes Range with great landscapes, old mines and Indian villages, to Potosi. Afternoon tour of the colonial city, declared by Unesco "the Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind. Visit the 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. Overnight in Potosi.

Trip crossing branches of the Andes Range with great landscapes, old mines and Indian villages, to Potosi. Afternoon tour of the colonial city, declared by Unesco "the Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind. Visit the 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. Overnight in Potosi.

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Day
8

Potosi - Sucre

Today, transfer to Sucre.
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. Overnight in Sucre.

Today, transfer to Sucre.
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. Overnight in Sucre.

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Day
9

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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Day
10

Santa Cruz – Home

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home or overlap with the add-on of one’s choice.

Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home or overlap with the add-on of one’s choice.

La Paz, Bolivia

Isla del Sol, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Uyuni, Bolivia

Potosi, Potosi Department, Bolivia

Sucre, Colombia

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.

  • Sun-Island

    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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    Uyuni

    Originally a railroad junction, Uyuni has become a very popular place to visit. Take a trip to the Train Graveyard and see dozens of decommissioned locomotives, wagons, and other antique machinery. Look up in awe at the massive 30 plus foot cacti that tower over the town. Bring a camera for some unique shots of the salt covered terrain at the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni.

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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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    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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    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

Potosi : Hostal Colonial Potosi

Potosi : Hotel Gran Libertador, Potosi

Potosi : Hotel Valery

Sucre : Casa Kolping Sucre

Sucre : Hostal Sucre

Sucre : Hostal Colonial Sucre

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

Potosi : Cima Argentum

Sucre : Hotel Monasterio

Sucre : Hotel Boutique La Posada

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

Uyuni : Cristal Samana

Potosi : Hotel Coloso

Sucre : Hostal de su Merced

Sucre : San Marino Royal

Sucre : Hotel Independencia

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

Uyuni : Luna Salada

Uyuni : Palacio de Sal

Sucre : Samary Boutique

Sucre : Parador Santa Maria la Real

Sucre : Hotel Villa Antigua

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Camino Real

Santa Cruz Bolivia : Los Tajibos

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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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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Gil and Ray

Traveled November, 2011

We will certainly recommend Yampu to anyone and everyone contemplating a south-american tour

Not sure how much of the trip we can cover with you (3,000 pictures) but I can tell you that you and your group did an absolutely fantastic job of organizing it for us and custom-made to suit us. We kept expecting something to go wrong somewhere but it never did! We were always picked up and dropped off as per the agenda, regardless of which country, city, airport or bus station it was supposed to be at. The hotels we stayed at were also well chosen and the included meals were so much more than expected. We will certainly recommend Yampu to anyone and everyone contemplating a south-american tour. We just cannot say enough about the company or the services provided! We also take this opportunity to thank you and all the Yampu staff involved in our travel arrangements and also to wish all at Yampu, a very Merry Christmas and the best of everything in the New Year!

Jennifer

Traveled March, 2008

The trip was great! Thank you

I have been meaning to write, but have been so busy now that I am back to work. The trip was great! Thank you. I had no troubles. I loved Bolivia-wished I had stayed there longer. My guide, Marco, was wonderful there. I enjoyed Peru very much, too. Especially Cusco. The people at there were really excellent. Very helpful and reliable. When my flight from Lima to Cusco was canceled, my guide Elena came back to the airport to look for me and assist me. I was very impressed with that. Already thinking of my next trip, but of course I will need to save money and time off from work again. Thanks to everyone at Yampu,

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