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Sensational Cities & Salt Flats

Bolivia in 7 Days, 6 Nights in Destination

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The perfect trip for those short on time, this journey through Bolivia encompasses the vibrant cities of Santa Cruz, Sucre and La Paz and the breathtaking salt flats of Uyuni!

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    La Paz
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    Salar de Uyuni
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    Sucre

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  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until October 2024

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  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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Accommodation: 6 Nights

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Day 1 to 2

Cosmopolitano Hotel Boutique

Location

Santa Cruz

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Hotel LP Santa Cruz

Itinerary

Set off on an action-packed journey through Bolivia's highland and lowlands. Explore the vibrant atmosphere of cosmopolitan Santa Cruz and fall for the colonial-era charms of Sucre, with the opportunity to trek part of the legendary Inca Trail! Experience the breathtaking salt flats of Uyuni, one of the most spectacular natural wonders in South America and soak up the Andean charms of La Paz.

1st Day: Santa Cruz
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Touch down in Santa Cruz, the largest city in Bolivia. Transfer to your hotel and get settled in. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city at your own pace. The perfect base for exploring eastern Bolivia, Santa Cruz boasts a warm tropical climate, a beautiful colonial center and a rich offering of restaurants, bars and nightlife! Alternatively, we recommend an optional visit to the Biocentro Guembe, an eco-resort home to the world's largest butterfly sanctuary.* Overnight stay in Santa Cruz.

If you want to have the hotel room available before 2:00 p.m., you can add early check-in at an additional cost. In case you are interested, you will be able to see the price and do the upsell in the next step of the purchase process.

 *Optional Half-Day Excursion to Biocentro Guembe: Transfer to Biocentro Guembe, a magical nature sanctuary home to native wildlife, plant species and beautiful pools where you can cool off and unwind. Relax in the water, visit the incredible butterfly garden or stroll along the nature trails to experience the natural abundance of this region of Bolivia.

Please note: depending on your arrival time you will be able to do this activity or not, as the centre is open until 18:30 local time.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Cosmopolitano Hotel Bouti... or similar

143 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half-Day Excursion to Biocentro Guembe

Light

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2nd Day: Santa Cruz - Sucre
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Breakfast at the hotel. Your journey through Bolivia begins today as you take a private transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Sucre. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and get settled in. Sucre is home to a rich array of colonial-era architecture and is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in a valley surrounded by low mountains, Sucre enjoys a perfect climate and is known for its university and production of delicious chocolate products! In the afternoon, set off on a city tour of Sucre for an overview of the city's most emblematic sights and monuments. Stroll through Plaza 25 de Mayo to see important buildings such as La Gobernación, La Alcaldía and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Visit the House of Liberty, to learn more about Bolivian history, or the Indigenous Textile Museum ASUR, to admire a rich array of authentic Bolivian textile arts. End the tour by taking in the views from La Recoleta, the highest part of the city. Return to the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Sucre. 

Please note: The House of Liberty is closed on Mondays, and ASUR museum is closed on Sundays.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
El Jardin de Su Merced B&... or similar

23 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Sucre

Moderate

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3rd Day: Sucre
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get out and explore Sucre at your own pace today. Spend some time wandering the old town, with its white-washed buildings and Baroque architecture or experience the hustle and bustle of Sucre's vibrant Mercado Central. To experience the landscapes and heritage of this beautiful region, we recommend an optional Inca Trail Excursion.* Overnight stay in Sucre. 

 *Optional Half-Day Inca Trail Excursion: Embark on an unforgettable trek along the Inca Trail of Chataquila today to experience the spectacular landscapes and Inca heritage of the Southern Highlands. Starting from the sacred Church of Chataquila, walk 4.5 kilometres (mostly downhill) along the ancient Inca Trail, built by the pre-Hispanic inhabitants as a trade route. Visit Chaunaca Village and enjoy impressive views of the Maragua Crater before transferring by car to the Ravelo River, where you can rest and take a refreshing dip in the cool, clear waters before returning to Sucre.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
El Jardin de Su Merced B&... or similar

23 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half-Day Inca Trail Excursion

Moderate

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4th Day: Sucre - Uyuni
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Breakfast at the hotel. The adventure continues this morning as you transfer to the bus station to catch a bus to Uyuni, home of the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats! Arrive in the small town of Uyuni and transfer to your hotel. Once an important railroad junction, today Uyuni is better known as the gateway to the largest and most beautiful salt flats on earth! After a day of travel, enjoy a relaxing evening at your leisure. Alternatively, we recommend a unique Stargazing Experience.* Overnight stay in Uyuni.

*Optional Uyuni Stargazing Night Tour: Depart your hotel this evening and journey to the salt flat where you can observe the night sky in all its glory! Free of light pollution, observe the star-studded sky and the Milky Way and see them reflected in the mirror-like surface of the salt flat. A truly spectacular encounter and an amazing opportunity to take incredible photographs!

Please note: This optional excursion is dependent on weather conditions.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Nido del Flamenco or similar

18 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Uyuni Stargazing Night Tour

Light

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5th Day: Uyuni - La Paz
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Breakfast at the hotel. An exciting day awaits as you are picked up from the hotel and transferred to the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats, a true natural wonder and highlight of any trip to Bolivia! Firstly, pay a visit to the Train Cemetery, a relic of an abandoned 19th-century project to expand the Uyuni train network. Next, continue to Colchani, where you can observe salt processing and extraction and the mesmerizing Ojos de Sal, the Salt Flat's subterranean river outlets. Continue your adventure at Incahuasi Island, a unique and isolated ecosystem populated by giant cacti that measure up to 10 meters high. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch in the middle of the Salt Flats, admiring the epic landscapes of endless white salt or mirror-like surfaces, depending on the time of year. Stay to watch the sunset before returning to Uyuni. On arrival, head to the bus station to catch the overnight bus back to La Paz. Night on board.

Please note: the salt flats can be visited all year round, however, during the rainy season (November to March) they may flood and you will not be able to visit Incahuasi Island. During this season, the salt flat becomes the largest mirror in the world when a layer of water settles on the crust of the salt desert.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Night Bus Uyuni - La Paz or similar
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Activities

included
Uyuni Salt Flats Excursion

Moderate

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6th Day: La Paz
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Arrive in La Paz this morning and transfer to your hotel for breakfast. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to savor your final moments in Bolivia. Go shopping for last-minute souvenirs or explore the numerous museums and art galleries. Alternatively, we recommend a half-day 'La Paz like a local' city tour and/or an optional excursion to the Moon Valley.* Overnight stay in La Paz.

If you want to have the hotel room available before 2:00 p.m., you can add early check-in at an additional cost. In case you are interested, you will be able to see the price and do the upsell in the next step of the purchase process.

*Optional Half-Day La Paz Like A Local City Tour: Meet your guide at the hotel and head to the cable car station to enjoy spectacular views of the northern and central parts of the city. Disembark the cable car and enjoy a guided walk through the city's most colorful streets and markets. Visit the Musical Instruments Museum and taste an authentic Bolivian empanada at Plaza Murillo before heading to the famous Witches Market to see an array of traditional Andean products known for their medicinal properties. 

*Optional Half-Day Moon Valley Excursion: today depart from the city to discover the otherwordly landscapes of Moon Valley, a fascinating geological anomaly justly named for its cratered, moon-like surface. Explore the walking trails and navigate these unique rock formations, carved out of the soil over centuries of erosion.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Naira or similar

342 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half-Day La Paz Like A Local City Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Half-Day City tour and Moon Valley

Moderate

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7th Day: La Paz - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Bolivia to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US and wave goodbye to this beautiful country. Night on board.

Included activities

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The House of Liberty is closed on Mondays, and ASUR museum is closed on Sundays.

City Tour of Sucre

Included activity for day 2 in Sucre

Stroll through Plaza 25 de Mayo to see important buildings such as La Gobernación, La Alcaldía and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Visit the House of Liberty or the Indigenous Textile Museum ASUR and take in the views from La Recoleta.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Uyuni Salt Flats Excursion

Included activity for day 5 in Salar de Uyuni

Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats, a true natural wonder and highlight of any trip to Bolivia! Visit the Train Cemetery, Colchani and the Palacio de Sal Hotel. Explore Incahuasi Island before enjoying an unforgettable lunch in the middle of the Salt Flats!

Duration 07:30h Approx. Pick up time: 10:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Please note that the centre is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Half-Day Excursion to Biocentro Guembe

Suggested activity for day 1

Transfer to Biocentro Guembe, a magical nature sanctuary home to native wildlife, plant species and beautiful pools where you can cool off and unwind. Relax in the water, visit the incredible butterfly garden or stroll along the nature trails.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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The 4.5km trek is mostly downhill.

Half-Day Inca Trail Excursion

Suggested activity for day 3 in Sucre

Embark on an unforgettable trek along the Inca Trail of Chataquila today to experience the spectacular landscapes and Inca heritage of the Southern Highlands. Starting from the sacred Church of Chataquila, walk 4.5 kilometres along the ancient Inca Trail.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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This tour is subject to weather conditions.

Uyuni Stargazing Night Tour

Suggested activity for day 4 in Salar de Uyuni

Depart your hotel this evening and journey to the salt flat where you can observe the night sky in all its glory! Free of light pollution, observe the star-studded sky and the Milky Way and see them reflected in the mirror-like surface of the salt flat.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Half-Day La Paz Like A Local City Tour

Suggested activity for day 6 in La Paz

Enjoy spectacular views from the city's cable car system before enjoying a guided walk through La Paz's most colourful streets. Visit the Musical Instruments Museum, taste a Bolivian empanada at Plaza Murillo and visit the famous Witches Market.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, La Paz - US.
  • Internal flight: Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Sucre.
  • 5 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels and 1 night on an overnight bus (Uyuni - La Paz).
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  • 6 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles and shared bus transfers: Sucre - Uyuni, Uyuni - La Paz.
  • Visits and entrance fees with an english speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Full-Day Excursion to Uyuni Salt Flat with picnic lunch & wine at sunset.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

It is necessary to obtain a visa to travel to Bolivia, otherwise you can buy one at the Bolivian immigration office or process it online through the following website: https://portalmre.rree.gob.bo/formvisas/.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with at least six months validity. One blank passport page.

  • Visa

    Visa is required.

  • Currency

    Bolivian Boliviano

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    220V, European and American style plug

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 04:00

  • Tourist Office website

    https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Bolivia.html

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

 

 
 

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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