BOLIVIA CIRCUIT: LA PAZ TO UYUNI
Colonial cities to sublime salt flats
BOLIVIA CIRCUIT: LA PAZ TO UYUNI
LA PAZ, UYUNI SALT FLATS, SUCRE, POTOSI
5 Days

Spend five days exploring the colonial heritage of Bolivia’s official capital Sucre and Potosi, a key city to retrace the history of Spanish colonialism in South America. And before you fly back to La Paz you visit the ‘Salar de Uyuni’ the largest salt flats in world, a unique and ‘other-worldly’ place.

Tour Highlights
  • COLONIAL SUCRE AND POTOSI
  • UYUNI SALT FLATS
  • LA PAZ

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Bolivia, South America

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Nature, Culture

UYUNI SALT FLATS

The Uyuni Salt Flats is the world’s largest salt desert and an incredible HIGHlight of any trip, at 3,650m. This is one of the most spectacular sights in Bolivia, and a photographer’s paradise. It is a surreal landscape mixing salt pans, wind-eroded rock formations, and llamas in a completely unspoilt region. Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde are other isolated marvels. One a fiery-red and the other a deep blue-green, these lakes are inhabited by flamingos and surrounded by extinct volcanoes. ‘Salt Hotels’ around the periphery of Salar are a unique form of accommodation where everything (walls, furniture, etc.) is made from salt blocks cut from the flats.

CYCLE THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS ROAD

Leaving from La Paz, you get on your bike at the summit of La Cumbre. Descend rapidly down the twisting roads, navigating through tiny villages and past drug check-posts as you try to glimpse the quickly passing scenery. The cloud then closes in as you enter the jungle and a 1,000m sheer drop is your nearest neighbour. Give thanks and rest upon arrival in Yolosi before returning to La Paz.
The day tour is $375 from La Paz

Itinerary

Transfer to the airport. Arrival and transfer to
the hotel.

Morning tour visiting the cathedral, churches and cloisters of La Recoleta, San Felipe and Guadalupe,
the House of Liberty, where Simon Bolivar signed the Declaration of Independence as well as the University Museum, located in the second oldest University in South American, which offers fine examples of anthropology, and colonial and modern art. A three-hour drive through dry mountain ranges of the Andes brings you to the world’s highest city, famous for its immense source of silver during colonial times.

Today you visit the cathedral, the church of San Francisco, Santa Teresa Convent and the famous Royal
Mint, with its wooden machinery used to make silver
coins for Spain during the colonial time. Drive to Uyuni.
We will cross the villages Chaquilla and Tika Tika and
many spurs of the Andes range, which offer incredible
landscapes where erosion has made up incredible shapes, before arriving to Uyuni.

Excursion to the Uyuni’s salt desert, visiting ‘Isla Pescado’ a bizarre island surrounded by salt and studded with 7-metre (20 ft) tall cacti. Finally we will stop at Colchani, a small village on the shores of the Uyuni salt flats that lives on the salt they produce in a non-artificial way.

After enjoying the sunrise return to Sucre. Transfer to the airport

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices per person twin share
    FROM TWIN
    2018 $2,680
    • Good quality, well located private accommodation
    • All transfers with English speaking driver/guide
    • Meals as listed (B,L,D)
    • Sightseeing as listed with English speaking guides
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