SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – UYUNI – POTOSI – SUCRE – LA PAZ

Itinerary

DURATION: 12 DAYS – 11 NIGHTS
CODE: CHSPALPZ12D11N

STAR: San Pedro de Atacama – Ciudad de CHILE.

END: Aeropuerto Internacional de El Alto – Ciudad de LA PAZ.

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 Recoleta, 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 – LA PAZ.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport at the agreed time, present an hour before for local flights. Reception at El Alto Airport in the city of La Paz at the agreed time, transfer to the hotel and accommodation, day off and overnight. Meals: None - Hotel: Europa hotel

DAY 08: CIUDAD DE LA PAZ.

In the morning at 09.00 am departure from the hotel tour of artisan markets in clothing, musical instruments, souvenirs, and also artifacts of witchcraft until arriving at the Church of San Francisco, continuing to the Plaza de Armas "Murillo", surrounded by the Government Palace, Parliament and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Following Calle Jaén and arriving at the Costumbrista Museum and passing through a replica of the Semisubterraneo temple of Tiwanaku. Immediately we head to the south and the impressive Valley of the moon for its peculiar formation produced by erosion. Return to hotel and overnight. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: Europa hotel

DAY 09: LA PAZ – LAGO TITIKAKA – ISLA DEL SOL.

Departure to hrs. 07:30 am trip approximately 3 and a half hours from La Paz. The road that we follow borders the Lake, we will arrive at 11:11 hrs, accommodation at the Hotel, lunch hrs. 13:30 we will board motorboat to visit the Isla del Sol, sailing the majestic Lake Titikaka for about an hour arriving to the Island, visit the ruins of the Pilkokaina Temple, the steps of Yumani, the agricultural terraces, the entire tour with specialized guide . After that we will return to Copacabana, dinner and hotel night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- Hotel: Rosario del Lago

Día 10: COPACABANA - LA PAZ.

At 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and City tour that will last approximately 3 hours, we will visit the indigenous fair of Copacabana, the artisan market, the 16th century cathedral in which the brown Virgin of Copacabana was enthroned, later we will ascend to Calvary, where Can appreciate Yatiris who bless and invoke protection to each family. Lunch to finally return to the city of La Paz, transfer to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch - Hotel: Europa hotel

Día 11: LA PAZ – TIWANAKU.

Departure at 09.00 am for Tiwanaku that was developed in the highlands part of the region 72 km from the city of La Paz as a ceremonial center and cradle of the Andean culture, according to the carbon tests 14 these date back to 1580 BC . The emblematic temples are Kalasasaya, Akapana, Puerta del Sol, monoliths Ponce and Fraile, the temple Semisubterraneo and two thematic museums of the site. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Hotel: Europa hotel

DAY 12: LA PAZ – AEROPUERTO.

Pick up from your hotel and at the agreed time transfer to the international airport of El Alto in the city of La Paz and take international flight, to appear three hours before. Meals: None. Hotel: None.

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