Best of Bolivia Tour
BOLIVIA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Wander the old colonial streets in pretty Sucre, discover the bustling markets in the de facto capital La Paz, and marvel at the stunning natural landscape of Uyuni’s salt flats – the largest in the world. Join other solo travellers on this adventure through South America’s most intriguing country, where natural beauty abounds. We’ll travel to the old colonial city of Sucre; whose historical centre is a UNESCO world heritage site. We’ll stay in the famous Hotel Palacio de Sal before venturing out to discover the world’s largest salt flat; Salar de Uyuni. And finally we’ll explore La Paz, a collision of cultures at high altitude, full to the brim with local artists and young chefs breathing new life into this old city.
Visit the world’s largest salt flat – Salar de Uyuni
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage town of Sucre
Spend a night in the Hotel Palacio de Sal
Explore the bustling de facto capital of La Paz
Day 1 – Arrive La Paz
Today is an arrival day so there are no planned activities, so you are free to arrive at any time. Check-in at the hotel will be from 2pm. A dinner will be arranged for the first night of your Bolivia Tour.
Day 2 – La Paz / Sucre
After breakfast at the hotel, we will be checking out and travelling to the airport to take a short flight to Sucre. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in and afterwards we’ll begin an orientation tour of the city. The historical centre of Sucre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and is full of stunning colonial architecture, many beautiful churches and museums, all surrounded by a mountainous backdrop. We’ll visit the important historical square, Plaza 25 de Mayo and take in panoramic views of the city from La Recoleta. Overnight in Sucre.
Day 3 – Sucre
Today will be spent at your leisure in Sucre. Perhaps you will check out some of the city’s impressive museums, try some local cuisine, or wander the pretty colonial streets in the historic centre. Overnight in Sucre.
Day 4 – Sucre / Uyuni
After breakfast at the hotel in Sucre, we will be checking out and beginning our journey to Uyuni, home to the world’s largest salt flat. We’ll be stopping on route in Potosí, an ancient mining city, before we reach our destination – the famous Hotel Palacio de Sal, where we will be spending the night.
Day 5 – Uyuni
After breakfast today, we will be travelling in 4×4’s to Salar de Uyuni (the Uyuni Salt Flats). Our first stop will be in the small village of Colchani, where we will visit the salt miner’s workshop and discover how the salt is processed. We will then visit the salt flats themselves and will enjoy lunch in the middle of this incredible landscape! We’ll also see the Inca Huasi Island that sticks peculiarly out of the salt flat and was once an ancient volcano some 40,000 years ago.
Day 6 – Uyuni / La Paz
Today we will have time for some further explorations in Uyuni, and in the evening, we’ll be taking an overnight bus back to La Paz.
Day 7 – La Paz
On arrival in La Paz, we’ll get checked-in to our hotel and, after some lunch, we’ll begin our city tour. During the tour we’ll visit bustling markets, explore the beautiful colonial street Calle Jaén, and discover the San Francisco Plaza. There are also magnificent views of the city from the Killi Killi Viewpoint if time permits. A dinner will be arranged for your last night in Bolivia. Overnight in La Paz.
Day 8 – Depart La Paz
Your Bolivia tour has come to an end! After breakfast you will have the day at your leisure until you need to transfer to the airport for international flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE BOLIVIA TOUR
• Sharing a twin room at 3-star hotels with breakfast
• 1x Domestic flight between La Paz & Sucre
• All transportation during the trip (excludes airport transfers)
• 4×4 Excursion to Salar de Uyuni
• Overnight bus from Uyuni to La Paz
• English-speaking local guides throughout
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE BOLIVIA TOUR
- International flights
- Airport transfers
- Lunches & Dinners
- Tipping of guides & drivers
- Travel Insurance
- Up to eight weeks before departure, a place can be reserved on our Best of Bolivia tour on payment of a deposit of £250.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 8 weeks before travel.
- International flights into and out of Bolivia are not included in the cost of the tour and will need to be organised separately. Please get in touch for recommended flights, and do not book anything until we give the go-ahead.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Discover
Group Size Between 5-12
Physical Rating Moderate
Currency & Spending Money Bolivian Boliviano / Spending £35 and upwards per day
Hosts One of our local guides will be your main point of contact throughout this trip. They will meet you at the hotel at the start of the tour and be with you throughout your journey, take you for dinners and answer any questions about the trip or their country!
Clothing The weather will be warm and sunny at this time of year, but as with anywhere at altitude, the temperatures will drop in the evenings so it’s advised to take both warm and cold weather clothing. You will need comfortable walking shoes or trainers and adequate sun protection – being up that high means the sun is much stronger and you are more likely to burn.
Health Please seek medical advice from your local GP or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before departure and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations. This will also allow time for you to have any inoculations that you may require.
Single Supplement £349
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Bolivia before your departure date.