Bolivian Salt Flats & The
Andean Desert

8 Days

  • 8 days
  • Available: Year-round
  • Destinations: La Paz, Uyuni, Andean Siloli Desert
  • Trip Type: Customizable
  • Trip Highlights

    • Visit La Paz, the highest capital in the world, resting on the Andes above 11482 ft. high.
    • Wonder around Moon Valley, with bizarre geological formations.
    • Visit to Laguna Colorada, a red lake, one of the strangest sights in an arid and inhospitable land.

    Itinerary Day by Day

    Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    CITY TOUR AND VALLEY OF THE MOON

    A 4 hours city tour through La Paz, elected as one of the 7 wonder cities in the world. It is located in a valley at the foothills of the Andes Range, situated at 3,632m / 11942 ft. above sea level. The tour goes through the street markets rich in handicrafts, weavings and witchcraft items, followed by a visit to the colonial section of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square also visit to the viewpoint "Mirador de Killi Killi"; and the outdoor replica of Tiwanaku temple. Then descending to the more modern, southern part of La Paz to reach and visit the Valley of the Moon, where a clay mountain has been impressively shaped by erosion. Ride by cable car “Teleférico”, it’s an excellent choice to discover an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz. This is a must for every one! Note: cable car ride can change day according to the itinerary.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast

    Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Uyuni.

    LA PAZ-UYUNI-VILLAMAR

    At 10:00 am, firstly you will travel to the South visiting the train graveyard, then on the high plateau you will cross villages like San Cristóbal and Culpina until reaching the beautiful valleys of Alota (3 hours). Then you will see mountains with a lot of erosion on their stones until arriving to Villamar village (1 hour).

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    VILLAMAR - COLOURED LAGOONS - OJO DE PERDIZ

    Early morning trip entering the REA (National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa), visiting Laguna Colorada (2 hours), declared a RAMSAR site due to the nesting of over 30,000 flamingos at 4,278 m. Then up to geysers “Sol de Mañana", pass alongside Challviri lagoon, with its hot spring in the shores of Polques. Cross through the high desert of Pampas de Dali, with amazing views, to finally reach Laguna Verde (3 hours), in the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain.

    Trip back to laguna Colorada, enter the high deserts of Siloli, visiting Arbol de Piedra and finally reach Ojos de Perdiz (4 hours - 4,531m).

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    OJO DE PERDIZ – UYUNI SALT FLATS – COLCHANI

    Morning trip north through the Hedionda and Cañapa minor lagoons and continue east through branches of the range, reaching the valley of Alota (2 hours). North through the highlands passing the villages of San Agustin and San Juan (2 hours), entering in Chuvica to the great Uyuni salt flat crossing to "Isla Incahuasi" (1 hour), a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Continue east to the village of Colchani (2 hours), where the locals produce salt. Enjoy a great sunset.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    COLCHANI - LA PAZ:

    Transfer to the nearby airport for your flight to La Paz.

    Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

    Overnight at selected accomodation in La Paz.

    Included: Breakfast.

    TIWANAKU RUINS

    Tiwanaku is located at 72 km of La Paz. The trip passes along the bolivian high plateau, where you would see the lifestyle of the Aymara community. Tiwanaku is one of the most ancient historical centers of the American culture, whose date in carbon-14 is established on an average of 1,580 BC to 1,150 AC. It is considered the cradle of the American man and one of the most developed cultures at that time. Their principal constructions are: Kalasasaya Temple with his Gate of the Sun as its most succesful work, Ponce and Fraile monoliths, Akapana Pyramid and the Semi-Underground Temple.

    Finally, a visit to two site museums to see their works on pottery and stone.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima.

    International flight back home.

    Included: Breakfast.

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