LA PAZ – UYUNI – POTOSI – SUCRE – SANTA CRUZ

Itinerary

DURATION: 19 DAYS – 18 NIGHTS
CODE: BLPZSCZ19D18N

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

END: Aeropuerto Internacional ViruViru – ciudad de SANTA CRUZ

DAY 01: AEROPUERTO EL ALTO – HOTEL LA PAZ.

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 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 11:30 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, dinner and hotel night in the island. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- Hotel: La Estancia Ecolodge

Día 05: COPACABANA - LA PAZ.

At 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and City tour that will last approximately 3 hours, we will take a boat to Copacabana and visit the 16th century cathedral in which the brown Virgin of Copacabana was enthroned. Lunch to finally return to the city of La Paz, transfer to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch - Hotel: Europa hotel

DAY 06: BIKING – DOW HILL.

At 8:00 hours we leave for "La Cumbre" (1 hour in transport). 9:00 delivery biking equipment. Hours 9:30 start of the bike adventure from "La Cumbre" cycling the incredible Death Road, duration of the descent approximately 4 hours on the way will be given the snack (ham and cheese sandwich, coke, chocolates , Fruit and two bottles of water) approximately 13:00 hours arrival to the hotel to enjoy the buffet lunch, showers and swimming pool. (Drinks not included) 3:30 pm return to La Paz on the new road. Hours 19:00 arrival to the city. Transfer to hotel and overnight. Meals: Breakfast, lunch - Hotel: Europa hotel

DAY 07: CIUDAD DE LA PAZ – UYUNI - SALAR - ECOLODGE TAMBO COQUESA.

We will pick you up from your hotel early to go to El Alto airport and take your local flight to Uyuni 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 08: 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 09: LOS FLAMENCOS - LAGUNAS DE COLORES - UYUNI

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, return to Uyuni visiting, valley of rocks, we will pass by authentic towns like Villa Alota, Culpina K, mining town of San Cristóbal and its church. Arriving in Uyuni approximately at 18:30 pm. Meals: Breakfast and lunch-Hotel: Jardines de Uyuni

DAY 10: UYUNI – POTOSI.

Breakfast at the hotel and at 09.30 am pick up from your hotel and private transfer to the city of Potosí trip of 04 hours approx. Transfer to your hotel accommodation and overnight. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: Coloso de Potosí hotel.

DAY 11: CASA DE LA MONEDA – MINAS DE POTOSI.

Breakfast at the hotel and 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.

In the afternoon 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. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: Coloso de Potosí hotel.

DAY 12: POTOSI – SUCRE.

Breakfast at the hotel and at 10:00 am departure to the city of Sucre by asphalt road for 02 hours and a half aprox. Transfer to your hotel, accommodation. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: Parador Santa María Real.

DAY 13: CULTURA TARABUCO (solo domingos).

Breakfast at the hotel and at 08.00 am departure towards Tarabuco located 78 km or 1 hour from Sucre, this population has without doubt one of the best traditional markets in South America. They have a big fair every Sunday, which has become the first economic and social activity of its people. The clothing of the Tarabuqueño (of Quechua speech) has not changed since Inca times. Their fabrics are the best in technique, quality and color. Return to the city and transfer to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Parador Santa María Real.

DAY 14: CIUDAD DE SUCRE – SANTA CRUZ

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 after we will go to Airport for to take the local flight, 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: Breakfast - Hotel: Cortez hotel

DAY 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: PARQUE NACIONAL AMBORO - SAMAIPATA.

At 7:30 a.m. we left the hotel to go to our first destination, for a road almost asphalted, except for some sections under construction and others of land. At 81km to reach the Eco-Resort "Laguna Volcan". In this place we can enjoy a coffee or another drink while we take pictures or just contemplate the panoramic view where we have arrived. Time available in this place 30 minutes After returning to the road we continue to Samaipata trip still 2 hours away. On the way we will stop at a place called "Cuevas". In this place we will be able to enjoy the contour of nature next to a stream, which forms especially in the time of rain, beautiful waterfalls. Samaipata is at 1600 m.s.n.m. In the valley and is a town of 4500 inhabitants approximately with a temperate climate. Arriving in Samaipata we head directly to the village museum where ceramic objects from the Moxo-Collas, Chane and Yncaicas cultures are exhibited. After lunch at a local restaurant we head to the main road to take another dirt road for 5.7 km. Rising to 1800 m.s.n. To the bottom where the famous carved stone is located. When the weather is cold in Samaipata it is very likely that up here is much colder, it is recommended to take the forecasts of the case. In the company of a guide will be made the walk around this great stone. The guide will give us a theoretical explanation of the motifs of the figures and other samples of different cultures found around this stone. At the end of this tour we return to the city of Santa Cruz at about 18:00 hours we will be leaving at your hotel. Meals: Breakfast and lunch - Hotel: Cortez hotel

DAY 19: SANTA CRUZ - APTO.

Breakfast at the hotel and at the agreed time pick up from the hotel transfer to ViruViru airport in the city of Santa Cruz and take international flight. Meals: Breakfast - Hotel: None.

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