SANTA CRUZ - SUCRE - POTOSI - UYUNI – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Itinerary

DURATION: 10 DAYS – 09 NIGHTS
CODE: BSCZSPA10D9N

STAR: ViruViru Airport  – SANTA CRUZ

END: San Pedro de Atacama – Ciudad de CHILE.

DAY 01: CIUDAD DE SANTA CRUZ

Reception at ViruViru Airport in the city of Santa Cruz at the agreed time, transfer to the hotel and accommodation, day off and overnight. Meals: None - Hotel: Cortez hotel

DAY 02: CIUDAD DE SANTA CRUZ.

Breakfast at the hotel and departure. Our first visit is The Basilica of San Lorenzo, the cathedral museum, the Prefectural Palace, the Art Museum and the House of Culture. All in the historical center of the city, in addition to a craft center La Recova and Arte campo, where we will find regional handicrafts, textiles, ceramics, carving and others. Finishing with a snack on the Boulevard de Monseñor Rivero. Return to the hotel. Afternoon free and overnight. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: Cortez hotel

DAY 03: MISION JESUITICA DE SAN JAVIER.

Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Santa Cruz to transfer you by private transport to San Javier (225 km / 140 miles). Visit to the first and oldest mission in the region of Chiquitos, founded by the Jesuits in 1691. Visit to the Jesuit church. Lunch. Visit to the Misional museum and the music school. We will visit the natural viewpoint "Piedra del Bibosi" and the site known as "Piedras de los apostoles", where the natives of the "piñocas" tribe used to dance in honor of their god Nupayaré. Return to Santa Cruz. (Approximately 4 hours). Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Cortez hotel.

DAY 04: FUERTE DE SAMAIPATA.

Breakfast at the hotel and at 07.00 am we leave for Samaipata located 120 km from the city on the way to Cochabamba, is an important sample of rock architecture, along the way we will visit the waterfalls of Cuevas and then ascend to the fort, which was formerly inhabited By pre-Columbian, Amazonian and Inca civilizations. Go down to the village for lunch and in the afternoon visit both the village, the church and the archaeological museum. Return to Santa Cruz. Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Cortez hotel

DAY 05: SANTA CRUZ – SUCRE APTO.

Breakfast at the hotel and at the agreed time pick up from the hotel transfer to the ViruViru airport in the city of Santa Cruz and take local flight to the city of Sucre, reception at Sucre Airport and transfer to your hotel accommodation.

In the afternoon departure from the hotel at 14.00 pm Visit La casa de la Libertad, where the Act of Independence of Bolivia was signed in 1825; The Bolivar Park, to see examples of the aristocratic tradition of Sucre, with small replicas of the Eiffel Tower and El Arco del Triunfo de Paris; The church and museum of the Recoleta, and the Museum of Indigenous Tissues of ASUR returned to the hotel, accommodation and overnight. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: Parador Santa María Real.

DAY 06: CASA DE LA MONEDA POTOSI

In the morning at 10.00 am departure from the hotel and continue with the trip to the city of Potosí, Trip of 02 and a half hours aprox transfer to the hotel, accommodation. In the afternoon at 14.00 p.m. Visit to one of the historical centers of the colony as the Museum La Casa de la Moneda, in addition to colonial streets and artisan markets, the Church of San Lorenzo that has sculptures carved in stone of baroque mestizo style and the church of San Francisco outstanding For its remarkable ceilings. Finally the Tower of the Company and the Arch of Cobija. Return to hotel and overnight. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: Coloso de Potosí hotel

DAY 07: POTOSI - UYUNI.

Breakfast at the hotel very early and visit a private mine managed by the miners themselves allowing us to see the way of life their beliefs and working conditions, similar to those of the Spanish colony. They will be provided with protective clothing and helmets for entry. Already in the afternoon trip to the city of Uyuni, trip of 4 hours aprox, and transfer to the hotel, accommodation and overnight. Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Jardines de Uyuni.

DAY 08: UYUNI - SALAR - ECOLODGE TAMBO COQUESA

At 9:30 am departure, visit train cemetery, continue towards the indigenous community of Colchani, observation of Sal Yodada elaboration in rustic form, salt handicrafts, entrance to the white deserts in their fullness, typical landscapes of extraction as pyramids of Salt, eyes of salt and first hotel salt now museum of place, lunch in the desert of salt. We follow the route by SAJCHILLA Island 20 minute walk with millenary cacti, unexplored site still, followed Museum of Chantani mummies and stone forms ending the Tours Coquesa.

Accommodation in "Tambo Coquesa Lodge", after the accommodation, return to the salt lake to observe the sunset. Accompanied by a welcome coca cocktail. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktail and Dinner - Hotel: Tambo Coquesa Lodge

DAY 09: TAMBO COQUESA - LAGUNAS - FLAMENCOS

After breakfast at 08.00 am we leave hotel, we enter again to the salt lake with paradisiacal landscapes, a stop at: Incahuasi Island, typical place with presence of giant cactus in a habitat of volcanic rock, visit the community of San Juan, museum Of quinua natural viewpoint of volcano Ollague (active), lagoon Cañapa and finally Hedionda lagoon.

Accommodation in Los Flamencos Eco-hotel, after the accommodation walks along the banks of the lagoon, where you can appreciate the three varieties of flamingoes just meters away, return to the hotel, dinner and overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Hotel: Los Flamencos Eco-hotel.

DAY 10: FLAMENCOS – DESERTS – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA.

Departure at 07.00 am visiting Laguna Honda, Chiarkota, Siloli Desert, Stone Tree, already inside the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve the Colorada lagoon, geysers, hot springs, Dalí desert, Green lagoon, transfer to the Chilean border Hito Cajón, change of Vehicles and continue the trip to San Pedro de Atacama Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: None

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