DISCOVER THE BEST OF BOLIVIA

La Paz, Tiwanaku Ruins, Huatajata, Lake Titicaca, Sucre, Potosi & Uyuni
Eight Days

DAY 1: Arrival in La Paz
Transfer from airport to hotel in La Paz includes transportation, bilingual guide, assistance on arrival and porter age at the Airport. Free day to acclimatize.
Overnight accommodations

DAY 2: La Paz – Tiwanaku – Huatajata
Breakfast. Pick up from your hotel in La Paz and transfer to Tiwanaku. The magnificent ruins of Bolivia and one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants. They were outstanding in agriculture, hydraulic, architecture & medicine, as well as in social organization. Afternoon we travel overland to Huatajata and to experience the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum, where a state of the art audio system will explain in your own language the cultural heritage of the Aymaras and the Incas, the colonial time and Jacques Cousteau Expedition to Lake Titicaca. Handicrafts and fisherman villages, the Mud Igloos of the Uru Chipayas; meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for Thor Heyerdhal epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Spend some time at the Kallawaya Natural Spa where we use thousand years’ old methods and treatments for stress, well-being, and cosmetology. Night visit to “The Mystic World of the Kallawayas”, natural healers of Bolivia authorized by law to practice natural medicine. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. “Welcome drink & Candlelight dinner” Night visit to the Native Observatory “Alajpacha”; learn from the Aymaras cosmovision & Southern constellations.
Overnight accommodations (B/D)

DAY 3: Huatajata /Cocotoni/Copacabana/Sun Island/Moon Island/Cocotoni/Huatajata/La Paz
Breakfast. Bus from Huatajata to the bucolic and untouched Bay of Cocotoni, with authentic pastoral sceneries where indigenous and nature seems to be one smooth synchrony of peace and freedom. Nowadays the Cocotoni indigenous community lives within this -lost in time- bay, framed by the best panoramas of the Andes and the overwhelming Lake Titicaca.
Hydrofoil cruise to Copacabana, visit the shrine and the local market.
Hydrofoil cruise to Sun Island, visit the Inca Staircase & Sacred fountain, taste the sacred water believed to give eternal youth & happiness.
Lunch at “Uma Kollu” archaeological restaurant and visit a picturesque handicraft market.
Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue by hydrofoil to Cocotoni. Continue by bus to Huatajata. Overland transfer to La Paz and hotel.
Overnight accommodations (B/L)

DAY 4: La Paz / Sucre
Breakfast. Private escorted transfer from hotel to airport for flight to Sucre. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
Afternoon city tour visiting: Textile and ethnographic Museum Asur. This Museum is housed in the Caseron de la Capellanía (House of the Chaplain). It has seven exhibition halls where morden indigenous art is displayed alongside the colonial and pre-hispanic traditions. The museum specializes in the ethnic textiles that are produced in the region, especially in the cultural centers near to Sucre. Tarabuco and Jalq’a; San Felipe Nery Church: The oratorio of San Felipe de Nery was founded on 19th March, 1795 by the Shoeless Carnelite Friar Jose Antonio de San Alberto. The church was constructed with stones from the Churuquella Hill.It is built in the Neoclassical style and has a single nave divided into four sections. The Recoleta: The convent of our Lady Santa Ana, the Retreat of Chuquisaca, was founded in 1600 by Friar Francisco de Morales. The Church was rebuilt in the 19th Century and consists of a single nave with a lateral chapel and a coffered ceiling with a pointed arch.
Overnight accommodations (B)

DAY 5: Sucre /Potosi / Uyuni
Breakfast. Private transportation to Potosi, visiting the Mining Market and the Royal Mint. Certainly one of the most important example of civil architecture in South America. Carved stone, rough stone, bricks, wood and iron combine to produce a building of elegance and harmony. It contains important collections of colonial painting, furniture, clothing, regional dresses, coins and anthropological specimens and others. Private transportation to Uyuni
Overnight accommodations (B/Box lunch/Dinner)

DAY 6 Uyuni
Breakfast. Full day tour visiting the highest and largest Salt lake in the world( 10.500 km2) surrounded by an impressive panorama. At the Salar you enjoyed a landscape similar to the one of the polar regions. Salt Museum
Fish Island (lunch). This island is populated by a great number of cactuses over eight meters tall, this landscape added to the saline horizon make this place one of the favorite site for photographers.
Overnight accommodations (B/L/D)

DAY 7 La Paz
Transfer to the airport for flight to La Paz. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour of La Paz and Moon Valley. The City of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins; a living history which treasures the pre Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites on its streets. The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor’s Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic “Illimani” mountain. Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight accommodations (B)

DAY 8 Depart La Paz
Transfer from hotel to airport for your return flight to the USA or to your next destination in South America (B)