Andes Journey
Andes Journey

Bolivian Andes Multisport Tour

14 nights

Ascending to Alto Toroni while on guided Andes Journey in Bolivia TourSnowy mountain peaks in the horizon seen on guided Andes Journey in Bolivia TourColorful mines visited on guided Andes Journey in Bolivia TourFlamingoes over Laguna Colorada in BoliviaCatamaran trip in Titicaca lake as seen on guided Andes Journey in Bolivia Tourguided Andes Journey in Bolivia Tour rewards with a glimpse to Real CordilleraPanoramic view of the Salar de Uyuni in BoliviaCultural experience with locals in Tuni BoliviaApproaching the Tunupa Volcano on guided Andes Journey in Bolivia Tour

Explore the nature and culture of the Andes in Bolivia on this guided tour

Andean hiking or bustling city exploration? You don’t have to pick between the two! The Bolivia Adventure Tour is one of the most diverse ways to experience Bolivia’s mountains, cities, and lakes without missing a thing.

The Bolivia Adventure Tour truly offers it all. Begin the tour by exploring the streets of La Paz, an energetic city of contrast and excitement. Sample local cuisine and shop in handcrafted markets before setting off for a catamaran tour on Lake Titicaca. The warm sun and pristine lake are a stark contrast to the high-altitude mountains you’ll be hiking through!

Trek below the towering Condoriri Massif as you hop from one perfect alpine lake to the next. Then, the Bolivia Adventure whisks you to the largest salt flat in the world, and then up to the high-altitude lagoons of the Lipez region. Tend to the llamas in local villages and help them prepare traditional meals. Then, climb volcanoes and search for mummies from 700 BC in remote towns. Unforgettable places at every turn!

The Bolivia Adventure Tour is one of the most exciting adventures you can take in incredible Bolivia.

Highlights of the Bolivian Andes Multisport Tour

Get to know La Paz, a vibrant city with exciting cuisine, culture, and local people.
Hike high into the Andes, trekking below some of the most impressive summits in the area.
Cruise over beautiful Lake Titicaca on a catamaran with the warm Bolivian sun on your face.
Gaze across the vast salt flats and hunt for mummies at the base of a volcano.

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15 days / 14 nights
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Bolivian Andes Multisport Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in La Paz and Moon Valley

Welcome to Bolivia! You’ll be warmly received at the airport and taken to your hotel. Toss your bags down and head out towards Moon Valley. This unique clay labyrinth is nature’s artwork, filled with stalagmites. Then, head back into the city for dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in La Paz (3,600m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 La Paz Cablecar Tour

Begin the day by linking up with your guide at the hotel, where you’ll set off for the historic centre of La Paz. See the red cable car? That’s your ride for the day. After you fly around above the city, stop in at different local markets for some souvenirs or snacks. Highlights include the countless varieties of potato dishes and the fresh fish markets, which are carefully prepared each morning as early as 3:30 am. Take a breather for lunch at Manq’s, a true Bolivian experience. Then, you’ll spend the afternoon walking through the city, including the colonial distinct, the main square, and the many great art galleries.
Overnight Location: Hotel in La Paz (3,600m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Explore to Lake Titicaca

Get the morning started with a transfer to Chiquinapi, right on the shore of Lake Titicaca. Here, you’ll stop into the local monastery, which is situated in the gorgeous Andean countryside. Enjoy lunch here before setting off for the island of Sunata. Here, explore to your heart’s content before beginning a relaxed hike along the shore of the lake. After you get back to the monastery, you’re free to either continue hiking at your leisure or settle in on the sand to relax before dinner onsite.
Overnight Location: Room in monastery (3,700m)
Distance: 2.5 hours, 115m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Chuuinapi Catamaran Tour

Today is one of the highlights of the trip! Don your bathing suit and set off for a catamaran tour of Lake Titicaca. You can see the glaciers and peaks of the Cordillera Real in the distance, which is a perfect backdrop. After your sailing, you’ll return to the monastery and help prepare lunch. Afterwards, you’ll set off to meet the local Tuni people and learn about their life here in the mountains. They’ll show you how to prepare a local Andean dinner, and then it’s lights out.
Overnight Location: Ecolodge in Tuni (4,450m)
Distance: 2 hours, 50m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Hike Chiarkhota & Austria Pass

The next part of your Andean adventure is all about hiking! Today, you’ll get high into the stellar mountains in the area. You’ll begin by heading west along Laguna Tuni, heading up to a beautiful valley that sits at the base of Condoriri. It’s simply incredible up here- you have to see it to believe it. Continue climbing along the “Head of the Condor”, which has a large glacier to admire. The trail gets a little tougher as you head up Col Austria, where elevation starts to exceed 5300m. Don’t worry, it’s well worth the burn! You’ll feel like you’re atop the entire mountain range up here. Then, head back down to Tuni and rest your legs while you enjoy some music and dinner.
Overnight Location: Ecolodge in Tuni (4,450m)
Distance: 8.5 hours, 920m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Drive from Tuni to La Paz

Little tired after yesterday’s excitement? Start the morning slowly with Andean donuts and api (purple corn juice), and then you’re free to relax around the community. Hang out with the llamas, prepare lunch, and just enjoy the day before an evening departure to La Paz.
Overnight Location: Hotel in La Paz (3,600m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 Valley of Rocks and Villamar

Begin the morning with a quick flight to Uyuni, where you’ll be picked up by a local guide and taken to the Lipez region. There’s a fascinating train cemetery on the way, which you’re welcome to stop in at. Likewise, the church in San Cristobal is a worthwhile pit stop- it was painstakingly rebuilt brick by brick after being relocated due to mining. Take another break at the amazing Valley of Rocks, which is full of otherworldly rock formations several metres high. Finally, take a photo op at a panoramic canyon lookout before settling into Villamar in the late afternoon.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Villamar (4,150m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Sol de Manana and Siloli Desert

Today, your first adventure takes you to the hot springs near Polques. They’re nature’s hot tubs, so take a swim and admire the Chalviri Lagoon in the distance. When you’re back on the road, you’ll approach the border with Chile where the “Dali Desert” awaits. The landscapes here are unlike anywhere else! Ochre-coloured ground and isolated rocks make it feel like a drive on Mars. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Green Lagoon, which is deep emerald in colour and sits right at the base of the Licancabur volcano. It’s a special sight to behold! Keep heading towards the Red Lagoon, which is full of pink flamingoes. You’ll be spending the night out here in the refuge, so you’ve got plenty of time to admire the birds and to explore the nearby Siloli Desert, which is full of unique rock formations.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Ojo de Perdiz (4,280m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Lagoons, Flamingos & Volcanoes

After breakfast, it’s time to take a trip down the “1001 Lagunes” road, where one stunning lagoon after the next hosts flamingoes and reflects colours onto the nearby mountain. You’ll take a break by the Oliague and Tomasamil volcanoes, and then continue on to the village of San Pedro de Quemez for dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in San Pedro de Quemez (3,700m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Iruputuncu’s Ascent

Day 10 of your Andean adventure begins with an early morning departure to the Iriputuncu volcano, which is right on the border with Chile. It’s time to climb! You’ll head up the scree to peer over the edge of the crater and into the heart of the volcano, where the fumes from the volcano paint the air with incredible colours. Then, you can climb to a pass above the crater and step into Chile momentarily. Afterwards, head back down and drive back to the village to enjoy dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in San Pedro de Quemez (3,700m)
Distance: 4.5 hours, 650m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Uyuni Salt Flat

Today, start off with a trip to the Salar of Uyuni. This is a truly incredible place, with a perfectly smooth, snow-white surface. Take lots of photos! Then, head to the island of Incahuasi, which is home to rare cacti. Finally, you’ll pay a visit to a tiny salt farm in the village of Tahua. The sunset will entertain you on the drive to Jirira, where you’ll spend the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Jirira (3,660m)
Distance: 3 hours, no elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Ghost Town

Day 12 of your Andean tour begins with a trip to the village of Bellen, which lies right under the foot of the Alto Toroni volcano. You’ll pass through Llica, a ghost town surrounded by quinoa fields. Then, the desert view unfurls before you as you drive to the Sillajuay mining camp. Here, you’ll camp looking over the mine and the mountains.
Overnight Location: Camping near Sillajuay mining camp (4,735m)
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Ascent of Alto Toroni

After sleeping under the stars, it’s time to head for a morning hike to a pass over 5500m above sea level. Getting nice and high up today! You’ll follow a ridge between summits at 5740m and then descend down to another pass. The views the entire way are just amazing, and you’ll be able to see numerous peaks and volcanoes. Finally, you’ll be driven to the village of Tahua for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tahua (3,660m)
Distance: 7 hours, 800m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14 Coquesa & Tunupa Viewpoint

Your last full day in Bolivia is already here! It’ll start with a trip to the neighbouring village of Coquesa, which is at the foot of the Tuna volcano. Take your time exploring the area- you might even run into one of the mummies dating to 700 BC! Don’t worry, they’re friendly. Then, take a relaxed hike to enjoy the lovely view of the salt flats from atop the volcano. When you’re done trekking, it’s time to head back to the airport to fly to La Paz for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in La Paz (3,600m)
Distance: 3 hours, 200m elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 Farewell, Bolivia!

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport prior to your departure flight. What a trip!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Andean Adventure Journey Price and Dates

This guided tour of the Andean region of Bolivia is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

The best time to travel to Bolivia for the Bolivia Adventure is from April through November.

Prices of Private Guided Bolivia Adventure Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $6,665 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $6,265 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $5,464 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $5,245 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6: $5,205 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7: $4,870 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 8-9: $4,675 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 10-11: $4,500 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 12+: $4,485 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Bolivian Andes Multisport Tour

This tour is based in mountain ecolodges, hotels, and campsites. The hotels and lodges offer pleasant rooms with unique mountain settings. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $690 USD to have a private room in a hotel.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Rosario in La Paz ★★★

Hotel Rosario is beautiful, and the rooms offer free Wi-Fi and laundry service.

Night 3

Monastery in Chuquinapi

This renovated monastery now offers bright, simple guest rooms. The onsite restaurant is tasty.

Ecolodge de Tuni in Tuni

This cozy ecolodge has simple rooms, fields full of llamas, and friendly owners.

Hotel Rosario in La Paz ★★★

Hotel Rosario is beautiful, and the rooms offer free Wi-Fi and laundry service.

Hotel Jardines de Mallku Cueva in Villamar

This hotel is rustic, and the rooms are much more luxurious than the outside of the hotel might suggest. Some feature fireplaces, private bathrooms, and air conditioning.

Hotel Tayka del Desierto in Ojo de Perdiz

Hotel Tayka del Desierto is simple and offers spacious rooms. While there are occasionally hot water shortages, the views are exceptional.

Hotel de Piedra Tayka in San Pedro de Quemez ★★★

This rustic hotel is entirely built of volcanic stones. The rooms are cozy. While amenities are minimal, the views of the salt flats are excellent.

Night 11

Hostel Dona Lupe in Jirira

This hostel is right underneath the Tunupa volcano. The rooms are private and simple and the owners are lovely.

Night 12

Camping near Sillajuay mining camp

Pitch your tent and enjoy the great outdoors. Sleep tight!

Hotel de Sal Tayka in Tahua ★★★

This hotel was constructed out of local salt bricks. It offers heating, nice patios, and a pleasant central fireplace.

Hotel Rosario in La Paz ★★★

Hotel Rosario is beautiful, and the rooms offer free Wi-Fi and laundry service.

What’s Included in the Bolivian Andes Multisport Tour

Meals

15 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 9 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 14 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes return flights between La Paz and Uyuni, as well as all required personal and luggage transfers in a private vehicle with a driver.

Also Included

  • English speaking, IFMGA certified guide services
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Camping equipment
  • All the activities mentioned in the program

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visa if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Domestic airport tax ($3 USD per person)

Optional Extras

  • Extra night at any point of the travel
  • Tips for local guides

Frequently Asked Questions about Bolivian Andes Multisport Tour

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Thaki Travel is a boutique tour operator based in Bolivia. Thaki aims to show you the best of Bolivian landscape, cuisine, and adventure. They are known for their professionalism, reactivity, and deep knowledge of each corner of Bolivia.

Thaki Travels aims to go the extra mile and surprise their guests with unexpected experiences and places. They use high-quality equipment to make mountain trips as safe and enjoyable as possible.

They offer exciting alpine adventures and vibrant city tours, providing an unforgettable journey through Bolivia with a serious dose of adventure.

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. On hiking days, you will hike 3-7.5 hours and while hikes generally have moderate altitude gain, you will be above 4,000m in elevation for the duration of the hiking portions, which will make even easy hikes seem more difficult.

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