Highlights of Bolivia Tour

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Highlights of Bolivia Tour

Prices

From $2,650USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Explore the exciting Andes region of Bolivia on this guided tour

Tour through La Paz, an energetic city with plenty of exciting markets, shops, and galleries.

Explore beautiful small colonial villages like Sucre and Potosi.

Drive to remote, outstanding areas like massive salt flats and towering volcanoes.

Adventure through deep valleys and to high viewpoints over the stunning Andes range.

Want to be fully immersed in Bolivian culture? The Highlights of Bolivia Tour shows you the best of the Andes region of Bolivia, from stunning villages and cities to unbelievable landscapes.

The Highlights of Bolivia Tour is full of contrasts, which show you just how diverse Bolivia is. You’ll explore the bust streets of La Paz, and exciting city with great food, art, and culture. Quaint colonial villages like Sucre show you a quieter side of life, and the idyllic countryside will make you feel miles away from everything. Llamas and sheep make your acquaintance as you drive from viewpoint to viewpoint, as will the friendly locals along the way. You’ll walk along the largest salt flat desert in the world, marvel at sky-high volcanoes, and watch flocks of flamingos take flight as you drive up to their remote lagoon.

The Highlights of Bolivia Tour leaves no stone unturned, and it’s the perfect way to experience the wonderful culture and natural beauty of Bolivia.

Highlights of Bolivia Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in La Paz and Moon Valley

Welcome! After being received at the airport, you’ll be driven to your hotel. Toss your bags down and start your Andean adventure with a trip to Moon Valley, a unique clay labyrinth that’s truly nature’s artwork. It’s filled with stalagmites and interesting rock features. Then, head back into the city for dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in La Paz (3,600m)
Meals
Breakfast

Day 2 La Paz Cable Car Tour

Begin the first full day by setting off for the historic centre of La Paz after breakfast. The red cable car in the sky is your ride for the day! After you fly around above the city, stop in at different local markets for some souvenirs or snacks. The stalls are carefully prepared as early as 3:30 am, and you can find everything from colourful clothing to fresh produce. Take a breather for a delicious local lunch at Manq’s. Then, you’ll spend the afternoon walking through the city, including the colonial district, the main square, and the many great art galleries along Jaen Street.

Overnight Location
Hotel in La Paz (3,600m)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Sucre City Tour

Start the day with breakfast before heading off to the airport for a quick flight. You’ll arrive in Sucre, where a local guide will work with you to individualize the day’s itinerary based on your preferences. Sucre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the intricately designed churches, buildings, and squares are lovely. Take a walking tour, stop in at once of the local museums, or visit the convent of the Recoleta.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sucre
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Potosi

After breakfast, spend the morning enjoying any sights in Sucre you didn’t get a chance to see the day before. Once you’re finished, a vehicle will take you to Potosi, a lovely colonial town where you can settle in for lunch and an afternoon walk.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Potosi (4,090m)
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Casa de la Moneda Museum and Uyuni

The next leg of your Andean adventure takes you to Casa de la Moneda, the biggest colonial building constructed by the Spaniards in the Americas. Be ready to take photos of pretty much everything, it’s stunning! Then, you’ll head off in a private transfer to Uyuni for the evening. Enjoy dinner and relaxing in the town.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Uyuni (3,660m)
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Valley of Rocks and Villamar

After breakfast, make your way towards the Lipez region. There’s a neat 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 to its current spot due to mining. Take another break at the amazing Valley of Rocks, which is full of alien-like rock formations that can reach several metres high. Finally, take a long break to appreciate a panoramic canyon lookout before settling into Villamar in the late afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Villamar (4,150m)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Lagoons and the Siloli Desert

The first exciting stop today is the thermal baths near Polques. They’re nature’s hot tubs, so take a swim and admire the Chalviri Lagoon in the distance. Hop back in the car to head towards Chile where the “Dali Desert” awaits. Get ready for a landscape unlike anything you’ve seen before! Ochre-coloured ground and isolated rocks make it feel you’re taking 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. As you then approach the Red Lagoon, you’ll be treated to the sights of a huge flock 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 near Siloli Desert (4,280m)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 1001 Lagunes and San Juan

Begin today’s Andean adventure with a drive down the “1001 Lagunes” road, which travels alongside a series of unique lakes full of flamingoes. The lakes reflect the colours of the nearby mountains, which makes for a mesmerizing sight. You’ll take a break by the Oliague and Tomasamil volcanoes, and then continue to visit the site of some pre-Inca mummies. Then, it’s off to San Juan for dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in San Juan (3,695m)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Uyuni Salt Flat

Today’s excursion is one of the highlights of the trip. You’ll drive to the Salar of Uyuni, where massive salt flats lie. This is a truly incredible place, with a perfectly smooth, snow-white surface. Take lots of photos! After you’re sufficiently salty, 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 Colchani. At the end of the day, it’s time to start the journey back to La Paz.

Overnight Location
Hotel in La Paz (3,600m)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Farewell, Bolivia!

Your Andean adventure ends after breakfast, when you’ll be transferred to the airport to begin the trip home. Safe travels!

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Breakfast

Highlights of Bolivia Tour Price and Dates

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

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $3,250USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $3,150USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $2,795USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $2,575USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6: $2,650USD per person
  • Guided groups of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on the Highlights of Bolivia Tour

This tour is based in 1, 2 and 3-star hotels and hostels. The hotels offer pleasant rooms with unique design and location. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $495USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

Hotel Rosario in La Paz

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

Su Merced in Sucre

Hotel de su Merced is built in a 200-year old home, and the rooms are elegant and comfortable.

Hostal Patrimonio in Potosi

This hostel offers free Wi-Fi, baggage storage, currency exchange, and a lovely garden and patio.

Tambo Aymara in Uyuni

This hotel offers a cozy interior patio and a delicious included breakfast.

Hotel Jardines de Malku 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 near Siloli Desert

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

Magia de San Juan in San Juan

This small hotel offers central heating and a good quality restaurant.

Hotel Rosario in La Paz

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

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Highlights of Bolivia Tour?

Meals

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 9 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

All required private and luggage transfers, as well as return flights to and from Uyuni and Sucre are included. From day 5 to day 9 you will be travelling in 4WD vehicles (max 3 travellers per one vehicle). The rest of the ground transfers are in private vehicles.

Also Included

  • English speaking guide in La Paz, Sucre and Potosi
  • Spanish-speaking 4WD drivers and English-speaking local guide from day 5 to day 9
  • Entrance fees to national parks and museums

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Flights to and from La Paz
  • Visa if required
  • Domestic airport tax ($3 USD per person)

Optional Extras

  • Extra night before or after the tour
  • Tips for the crew

Frequenty Asked Questions about Highlights of Bolivia Tour

How hard is the Highlights of Bolivia Tour?

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. Your transport will be via vehicle, and although you will be at high elevations (3000m-4600m+), there is no demanding physical exertion required.

Do I need a visa to travel to Bolivia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Highlights of Bolivia Tour?

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 dinners are included.

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 4 dinners are included.

Yes, you will need to acquire travel insurance. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to La Paz to start this tour?

You can fly into the La Paz El Alto International Airport (LAP), where you will be greeted and transferred to begin the tour.

Is the Highlights of Bolivia Tour guided?

Yes, an English-speaking guide services are included.

Where does the Highlights of Bolivia Tour end?

The tour ends in La Paz, where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Are equipment rentals included?

No, please bring any personal items or equipment desired for the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Bolivia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Bolivia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Bolivia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Bolivia for the Highlights of Bolivia Tour is from May through November.

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Prices

From $2,650USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Hostels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. Your transport will be via vehicle, and although you will be at high elevations (3000m-4600m+), there is no demanding physical exertion required.


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Local guide

Eldy

La Paz, Bolivia

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+1 (587) 327-9828

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