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Tour 4: La Paz – Salt flats of Uyuni – Potosí – Sucre – Lake Titicaca

Day 1: Private transfer from the airport or bus station to the hotel

  Private transfer from the airport or bus station to the hotel.
Spend the night in La Paz.

Day 2: City tour of La Paz

  At 09.00 am you are picked up for a 3 hour private city tour in a minibus where you'll see the most important sights of the city which include Murillo Square, the museums in Jaen Street, the Handicrafts Market, the Witches’ Market, Moon Valley, etc.
You then have the afternoon off at your leisure.
At 8 pm you have a private transfer to the tourist bus to Uyuni. There is also the possibility to stay overnight in La Paz and fly early to Uyuni (one hour flight).

Day 3: Salar de Uyuni Tour – Overnight stay at the Salt Hotel Luna Salada

  We arrive in Uyuni around 7 am. We get picked up and walk to the office where our group tour, Salt Flats, begins at 10:30. Until then we have some free time.
The tour begins in a jeep that takes you to the train graveyard. You can see among other things locomotives that were used in the 19th century. In the village of Colchani, at the beginning of the Salt Lake, you can see salt mountains for the production of salt. Here you can buy souvenirs made out of salt. On the Salt Lake we can often see bubbling salt springs, which are called Eyes of the Salt Lake. Underground water streams break through the salt crust here. In the middle of the Salt Lake we see a hotel made out of salt.
On Fish Island (Isla Pescado), which stands out like a fish from the salt lake, there are craters and you can see cacti 8 metres tall. We have a small lunch. There are 2,5 hours of free time for us to discover these unique sights. We then drive to the Salt Hotel, Luna Salada (salty moon), which is made out of blocks of salt.
We have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 4: Salt Hotel – Uyuni – Potosí

  After breakfast we are picked up by private transport at the hotel and taken to the bus station in Uyuni. In a public bus we travel to Potosi in 4,5 hours where another private transport will take us to the hotel.
The rest of the afternoon is free time. We spend the night in Potosi.

Day 5: Potosí (Mines and city tour)

  After breakfast we have a private tour where we visit the Pailaviri mine. It is located in the Cerro Rico of Potosi, the rich mountain of Potosi. Under this mountain during colonial times was the largest silver mine in the world, located at 4800 metres above sea level. You can visit an inner part of the mine. On the tour we can see miners who like centuries ago are still mining minerals by hand under inhuman conditions.
In the afternoon we go on a private city tour by minibus. We visit the mint museum, San Lorenzo Church, the Barracks, the convent churches of Santa Teresa and San Francisco, and the main square of Potosi – 10 de noviembre (10th of November Square). We spend the night in Potosi again.

Day 6: Potosí – City tour of Sucre

  You are picked up at 09.00 at your hotel and taken to the bus station in a private transfer where a public bus will take us to Sucre in about 3 hours. Another private transfer takes us to our hotel.
In the afternoon we have a private minibus city tour of Sucre. Sucre is also called the "white city", "ciudad blanca", and has a historic centre which still has a centuries old colonial architecture. Sucre is probably the most attractive city in Bolivia. On this city tour we see charming streets with their neo-classical facades, magnificent churches from colonial times and historic monuments which stand for important events in the history of Bolivia. We visit the (Casa de la Libertad), the House of Liberty, the Recoleta (a church with a convent) and a textile museum.
Overnight stay in Sucre.

Day 7: Sucre – La Paz

  We have the morning free to do as we please – take the time to simply wander around the downtown streets. In the afternoon we have a private transfer to the airport where we have a 45 minute flight to La Paz. Another private transfer takes you to your hotel.

Day 8: La Paz – Copacabana – Island of the Sun

  In the morning we are picked up at the hotel by tourist bus. After around 3,5 hours we reach Copacabana where we visit the cathedral and have lunch.
We board a private boat at the harbour (90 min) – there is also the possibility of the tourist boat to Yumani with a similar hike (about 1,5hours) – and go to the southern part of the Island of the Sun to Pilcocaina.
We visit the Palace of Pilcocaina, archaeological ruins from the Inca period. Afterwards we hike in about 50 minutes to our hotel. During this hike we have fantastic views of the Andes mountains range and the majestic Lake Titicaca, at an elevation of 3850 metres the highest navigable lake in the world. You can partly see the lake even from both sides of the island. We will have dinner and have time to rest.

Day 9: Island of the Sun – Copacabana – La Paz

  After breakfast we hike to the harbour of Yumani where the boat takes us back to Copacabana (90 minutes – private or tourist boat). We walk along an old cobblestone Inka path before we go down the steps of Yumani. We also see the fountain of youth – another Inca ruin. We have lunch in Copacabana before taking the tourist bus back to La Paz.
We spend the night in La Paz.

Day 10: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport or bus station

Private transfer from the hotel to the airport or bus station.



Included in the price:

Overnight stays in 3 star hotels or hostels with double rooms and private bathrooms and showers, breakfast included. Overnight stay in a salt hotel in Uyuni, overnight stay in an Ecolodge on Island of the Sun.
English speaking guide for the city tours, Copacabana + Island of the Sun, Spanish speaking driver for the Salt Lake tour, private or public transport to the Island of the Sun, all entrance fees, tourist bus to Uyuni with dinner and breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner in Uyuni, airplane ticket Sucre - La Paz, all meals in Copacabana and Island of the Sun, 9 private transfers.

Not included in the price:

Beverages.

Price per person (at least 2 people):

Shared boat: 1054 USD or 1004 EUR.
Private boat: 1084 USD or 1034 EUR.

Note:

The tours are private and organized for two people.
If you are more than two people, please ask for the price.
Flight La Paz – Uyuni is possible.
Private tour Uyuni Salt Flats is possible.
Private transport La Paz – Copacabana – La Paz is possible.
The tour can also end in Puno or Cusco.
If you wish ask for more or less service.
Change the tour according to your wishes.

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