Highlands of Bolivia and the

 Atacama Desert

12 days - 11 nights Bolivia - Chile

Day 1 – Welcome to La Paz

Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Assistance with check in and briefing with our guide. Today is for acclimatization because there is 50% less oxygen in the air than at sea level.

Day 2 – La Paz city tour

Today's city tour of La Paz includes visits to the Valley of the Moon and a ride with amazing views by cable car. You will also visit the main square, colonial streets and local markets. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Included: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 – La Paz / Tiwanaku

Pick-up from the hotel and ride to Tiwanaku. This day you explore the archeological site and appreciate the great temples, the Pyramid of Akapana and Kalasasaya, gateways of Sun and Moon.

Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – La Paz / Sucre

Pick-up from the hotel to the airport and flight to Sucre. Today, you will discover more of this beautiful and colonial city, including visits to the main museums, Casa de la Libertad and the mail buildings and attractions of the city.

Included: Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 – Sucre / Potosi

You will visit Cal Orcko where you can find awesome footprints of more than 330 species of dinosaurs. In the afternoon you will travel to Potosi (around 3 hours).

Included: Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 – Potosi – Uyuni

In Potosi city you visit the Sumaq Orcko mountain (Cerro Rico), which contained the larger silver mine in the world. Then, you´ll visit Casa de la Moneda. and to finalize the day you head to Uyuni, enjoying of fascinating landscapes in route.

Included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 – Uyuni Salt Flats

Today you’ll visit the famed (and rusting) train cemetery, you then continue to the salt-harvesting village of Colchani to see how the locals produce salt. After this, we will reach the great Uyuni Salt Flats, visiting the bizarre Incahuasi Island that is covered in enormous cacti and from where we get an amazing view of the flats.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 – Coloured lagoon and deserts

You head south today and experience completely different landscapes of volcanos, highland deserts and colorful lagoons. Short stop to see the famous Stone Tree, formed by years of wind erosion and visit the great Red Lagoon.

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 – Green lagoon – San Pedro de Atacama

Today you visit the geysers of Sol del Mañana, the Green Lagoon that is at the feet of the Licancabur Volcano. From this point you´ll go towards the Chilean border and cross it to San Pedro de Atacama.

Included: Breakfast

Day 10 – Moon and death valleys

Today you´ll go to the Valley of the Moon and Valley of Death, two magical places where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the giant dunes and volcanoes.

Included: Breakfast

Day 11 – Geysers del Tatio and Machuca community

You leave the hotel early to the geysers del Tatio. You´ll arrive at the moment when sun rises and the geysers are more active that indicate the high volcanic activity in the area. After this, you head to Machuca Village that just make you go back in time with its 20 small houses and a tiny church.

Included: Breakfast

Day 12 – San Pedro / Calama

Thank you for visiting the Andes! Today your journey comes to an end and after breakfast we transfer you from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama airport.

Included: Breakfast

INCLUDED:

• Accommodation in double or single rooms.

• English-speaking local guides (other languages are also available).

• Private services.

• Meals as mentioned in the program.

• Tickets and entrances fees.

• Domestic flight tickets in Bolivia.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

• Tips.

• Beverages during the meals.

• Anything not mentioned in the program.

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Lucia Berrios

I love Bolivia and sharing its wonders with visitors and enjoy travelling and searching for new experiences whenever I can. I will be happy to help you organize your dreamed trip around Bolivia and its surroundings!

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