Bolivia is a fascinating country rich in culture and history. Begin in La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, with a pronounced indigenous influence reflected in the bowler hats worn by its Aymara women. Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia renowned for its white washed buildings and famous museums, whilst Potosi was the largest and wealthiest city in the Western Hemisphere during the 17th Century. The Spanish plundered incredible quantities of silver from this region, and evidence of earlier wealth can still be seen in buildings with elaborate baroque facades and a host of fine museums. The trip ends in Uyuni, a gateway to the largest salt flats in the world.
Duration8 Days / 7 Nights from NZD $3,285*
Type of Journey
Departure DatesDaily, year-round
- Tailor-made journey
- 7 nights’ accommodation
- 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
- Meet & Greet at La Paz El Alto International Airport
- Private transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- English-speaking local guides
- Flight La Paz > Sucre
1 Jan – 31 Dec
1 Jan – 31 Dec
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Day 1: La Paz
Arrive in La Paz where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: La Paz
Explore La Paz, a city honoured among the seven wonder cities of the world, on a captivating half-day tour. Nestled in a valley at the Andes’ base, La Paz boasts an elevation of 3632 meters above sea level. The journey unfolds through vibrant street markets teeming with exquisite handicrafts, intricate weavings, and intriguing items associated with witchcraft. Delve into the city’s colonial legacy with visits to historical landmarks including the San Francisco Church, the Gold Museum, and the iconic Murillo Square. Ascend to the “Mirador de Killi Killi” viewpoint, offering breathtaking panoramas. Encounter an outdoor replica of the Tiwanaku temple, delving into ancient history.
Transition to the modern southern region of La Paz and venture to the awe-inspiring Valley of the Moon, where the intricate erosion has sculpted a clay mountain. Glide across the cityscape aboard the “Teleferico” cable car, treating yourself to an unparalleled vista of La Paz’s beauty. This comprehensive journey offers an unmissable opportunity to witness the city’s cultural richness, historical heritage, and natural marvels, providing an experience that is a must for everyone.
Day 3: La Paz > Sucre
You will be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Sucre. Upon arrival in Surce, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 4: Sucre
Discover Sucre, the captivating capital of Bolivia, nestled at 2700 meters above sea level in a picturesque colonial setting. Immerse yourself in an enriching half-day tour that unveils the city’s historical and cultural treasures. Explore Casa de la Libertad, an iconic site where Bolivia’s Act of Independence was signed in 1825, marking a pivotal moment in history. Wander through Bolivar Park, a testament to Sucre’s aristocratic heritage, adorned with miniature replicas of Paris’s Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.
Delve into the heritage and spirituality at La Recoleta Church and Museum, uncovering the city’s religious significance and artistry. Engage with the fascinating world of indigenous textiles at the ASUR Textile Museum, a showcase of vibrant traditions and craftsmanship. This intriguing tour offers a glimpse into Sucre’s rich past, blending historical landmarks, cultural nuances, and artistic legacies, all contributing to the city’s undeniable charm and allure.
Day 5: Sucre > Potosi
Depart early from Sucre, embarking on a mesmerizing 3-hour journey along a scenic road that begins in the breathtaking valleys at an elevation of 2759 meters. Traverse the route, catching glimpses of the Pilcomayo River and the historic Puente Arce, an ancient bridge that served its purpose in bygone eras. Ascend towards the highlands, climbing to impressive heights reaching 4060 meters, a remarkable transition as you approach the renowned colonial mining city of Potosi.
Day 6: Potosi
This morning, embark on a remarkable journey thousands of metres beneath the surface to explore the living and working environment of Bolivian miners. Equipped with protective clothing and helmets, visitors delve into the silver mines nestled within the renowned Cerro Rico, once the wealthiest site in the world. This afternoon, exploring Potosi offers a step back in time through its historic colonial streets and vibrant artisan market. Marvel at the renowned Mint House and the striking facade of the San Lorenzo church, boasting remarkable stone carvings in the exquisite baroque-mestizo style.
Day 7: Potosi > Uyuni
Enjoy an incredible journey from Potosi through the diverse landscapes of the Andes range, adorned with vibrant colours, striking erosion formations, and dotted with cacti. Traverse past the picturesque villages of Chaquilla and Tika Tika and witness the renowned Pulacayo tin mine along the way. The voyage culminates in the village of Uyuni after a scenic 3 to 4 hour drive. Arriving in Uyuni, encounter a thriving centre that was once primarily a significant train maintenance and workshop hub. Today, it is rapidly expanding due to the burgeoning tourism centred around the Uyuni salt flats and the surrounding region.
Day 8: Uyuni
You will be met and transferred to the airport for your onward arrangements. Otherwise, Uyuni is the gateway to the famous Uyuni Salt Flat, choose to extend your time here to explore the salt flat. Please enquire for details.
- Surcharges apply for Easter/Holy Week and the Christmas and New Year’s period
- Surcharges may also apply on National holidays
- The price of the included flights is subject to change
- Accommodations in Potosi and Uyuni are best available
- Museums are closed on Monday’s, Saturday & Sunday afternoons, and on holidays
- This itinerary is also available in reverse