Tour 6: La Paz – Jungle and Pampas – Uyuni Salt Flats and Lagoons – Lake Titicaca
Day 1: Private transfer from the hotel to the airport or bus station
Overnight stay in La Paz.
Day 2: City tour – Rurrenabaque
After lunch we have a private transfer to the airport where a 45 minute flight takes us to Rurrenabaque, “down into the heat”. After another transfer we spend the night in “Rurre” as the locals call it.
Day 3: Rurrenabaque – Jungle (Madidi National Park)
We will arrive at our eco-lodge around midday, where you will receive a refreshing glass of fruit juice as a welcome drink before being shown your accommodation. We will then have lunch. In the afternoon we will walk along a trail called “small dry creek” where you will see a variety of plants and learn about their many uses. These plants are used for medicines, crafts and construction materials. With a little luck we will see some species of monkeys, peccaries, birds and many insects.
After dinner we can relax.
Day 4: Jungle Madidi National Park
We have lunch and rest a bit. Whoever wants to can go fishing in the afternoon or make handicrafts from plants.
Day 5: Jungle – Pampas
You will be shown your accommodation and we will have lunch. In the afternoon, after a rest, we will go along the River Yacuma by boat to look for and take pictures of caimans, capybaras, turtles, and a great variety of species of birds and others. Before we return we may be able to swim with the beautiful pink river dolphins which live in this wonderful place. (This is dependent upon the season.) You cannot swim with the dolphins all year long, normally just in the rainy season, December to February and a bit later.
We have dinner in our Eco-Lodge and enjoy the evening.
Day 6: Pampas – Rurrenabaque – La Paz
Day 7: La Paz
Day 8: Uyuni Salt Flats
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 on the island.
There are 2,5 hours of free time for us to discover these unique sights. At the end of the afternoon we drive to the hotel “Tayka de Piedra” (Mother Stone), which is located in the village of San Pedro de Quemez.
We have dinner and have some time to relax.
Day 9: San Pedro de Quemez – Ojo de Perdiz (Eye of the partridge)
We admire a large number of birds typical of this region. While we have lunch we enjoy the spectacular landscape of the Altiplano, (High Plain). We continue our trip towards “Ojo de Perdiz”, Eye of the Partridge, where the “Tayka del Desierto” (Tayka of the Desert) hotel is located. It’s a desert landscape which appeals to us in a unique way. We have dinner and have some free time.
Day 10: Ojo de Perdiz – Laguna Colorada – Laguna Verde – Uyuni
We can observe fumaroles and geysers here. There are hot springs where you forget the cold morning. The trip continues to Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) and to Laguna Blanca (White Lagoon), which are on slopes of the Licancabur Volcano.
After we visit these lagoons we drive back to Uyuni arriving at 18:00. There is still time for a walk in Uyuni. At 20:00 we board the tourist bus back to La Paz. There is also the possibility to fly to La Paz the same evening (flight time of one hour) and spend the night there.
Day 11: La Paz
Day 12: La Paz – Copacabana – Island of the Sun
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 1,5 hours) – 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 Cordillera Real mountain 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 13: Island of the Sun – Copacabana – La Paz
Day 14: Private transfer from your hotel to the airport or bus station
Pick up from your hotel and transfer 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. In Rurrenabaque on the tour there is an Eco-Lodge with double rooms, in the Pampas with private shower and toilet, in the jungle in double rooms with shared toilet and shower, on the Island of the Sun in an Eco-Lodge.
English speaking guide for the city tour, jungle and pampas tour, Copacabana and Island of the Sun, Spanish speaking driver (no tour guide) for the private Salt Flats tour, private or public boat to Island of the Sun, all entrance fees, all meals during the tours in Rurrenabaque, in Uyuni and in Copacabana and on Island of the Sun,
tourist bus to and from Uyuni with dinner and breakfast, airplane tickets La Paz – Rurrenabaque – La Paz, 6 private transfers from the airport (bus station) – hotel – airport (bus station) – and shared transport in Rurrenabaque.
Not included in the price:
Price per person (at least 2 people):
Shared boat: 1969 USD
Private boat: 1999 USD
The tours are private and organized for two people.
If you are more than two people, please ask for the price.
English speaking tour guide (besides the driver) for the tour Salt Flats is possible.
Flight La Paz – Uyuni – La Paz 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.