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

Itinerary

DURATION: 11 DAYS – 10 NIGHTS
CODE: CHSPASCZ11D10N

STAR: San Pedro de Atacama – Ciudad de CHILE.

END: Aeropuerto Internacional de ViruViru – Ciudad de SANTA CRUZ.

DAY 01: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – LAGUNAS DE COLORES- LOS FLAMENCOS

Transfer at 09.00 am from the hotel in San Pedro to Hito Cajón on the Bolivian border (coming from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile - 1 hour), entering the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve, visit: the Laguna Verde, the deserts Chalviri lagoon and Its hot springs of Polques, geysers, Sol de Mañana and Laguna Colorada. Visit stone tree, Ramaditas lagoons, Honda, Chiarkota, Hedionda lagoon. Overnight at Los Flamencos Eco-hotel. Meals: lunch and dinner - Hotel: Los Flamencos Eco-hotel

DAY 02: LOS FLAMENCOS - SALAR - COQUESA.

At 8:00 a.m.- After breakfast visit Cañapa lagoon, viewpoint of the volcano Ollague, San Juan, entrance to the salt lake and on the way visit Incahuasi island which is a natural habitat of giant cacti, a 40-minute walk through the place, continue towards The population of Coquesa, accommodation in "Tambo Coquesa Lodge" return to the salt lake to observe the sunset. Accompanied by a welcome coca cocktail. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Hotel: Hotel Tambo Coquesa Lodge

DAY 03: SALAR – PULACAYO - COLCHANI

Departure from the hotel at 08.30 am to the salar, walks on Sajchilla Island with giant cactus, unexplored site, 20 minutes walk, we continue to the town of Colchani, before a stop in Salt Museum before first hotel, white deserts in their fullness , Typical landscapes of extraction like pyramids of salt, eyes of salt, observation of elaboration of Salt Iodada in rustic form, crafts of salt. Transfer to hotel, accommodation and lunch on site. In the afternoon at 14.00 p.m. we leave for Pulacayo about 22 km from Uyuni surrounded by several hills of the Chichas mountain range such as Cerro Paisano or Cerro Pupuzani, with an altitude of 4200 m and its climate is typical of the Andean zones: Cold, dry and strong winds, during most of the year, temperatures range between 5 ° C and 12 ° C. It would be the second largest mine with silver deposits in Bolivia, we returned to the hotel in the town of Colchani and overnight. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner - Hotel: Palacio de Sal hotel de sal

DAY 04: COLCHANI – POTOSI – CASA DE LA MONEDA.

After breakfast at 08.00 am departure from the hotel we return to the city of Potosí, trip of about 04 hours. Accommodation in the hotel and in the afternoon at 15.00 pm 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 which has sculptures carved in A stone of baroque mestizo style and the church of San Francisco highlighted by its remarkable ceilings. Finally the Tower of the Company and the Arch of Cobija. Return to hotel and overnight. Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Coloso de Potosí

DAY 05: CERRO RICO DE POTOSÍ - CIUDAD DE SUCRE.

Breakfast at the hotel and at 09.00 am we went out to 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.

At 3:00 p.m. we will return to the city of Sucre, trip of approx. 02.30 hours, accommodation and hotel night. Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Parador Santa María hotel.

DAY 06: CIUDAD DE SUCRE – PARQUE CRETÁCICO

In the morning: 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 ecoleta, and the Museum of Indigenous Tissues of ASUR In the afternoon Visit to the site where dinosaur tracks are found, Cal Orko, 5 km (3 miles) from Sucre. This archaeological site is one of the most important in the world due to the great variety and quantity of dinosaur tracks that lived approximately 65 million years ago. Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Parador Santa María

DAY 07: SUCRE AEROPUERTO – SANTA CRUZ.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport at the agreed time, present an hour before for local flights. 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 08: 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 09: 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 10: 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 11: SANTA CRUZ - AEROPUERTO.

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. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: None

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