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Highlights of Bolivia

Highlights of Bolivia


Season:  Available all year round
Duration:  8 days / 7 nights
Price: from US$ 1058

From the eternal snow caped mountains of the Royal Range of the Andes and the Sacred Lake Titicaca, to the incredible still present signs of colonialism in the Silver mines of Potosi and original museums of Sucre – the white city. Enjoy the High-plateau original cultures, while sharing and understanding its current world focus. Around Lake Titicaca you will visit and learn about the Aymaras and Quechuas, about natural medicine and sorcery from the Kallawayas and the vast knowledge of the Tiwanacans. Then have an historical visit to the most impacting colonial time events and sites. Potosi was the wealthiest city in the continent during the colony. Today you can visit and see how Bolivian miners, are still working under very difficult conditions

Itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 1.
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Afternoon, city tour with Moon Valley included. La Paz called the “CITY OF CONTRASTS”; represents a unique blend of cultures and races. Indian markets, the Witch doctor market, the open air museum of Tiwanaku, colonial and modern areas as well as the Moon Valley are the local main attractions. Overnight Hotel Presidente (5 stars).

Day 2.
Buffet Breakfast. In the morning, tour to Tiwanacu Ruins. Tiwanaku, was the capital of a highly advanced nation dates back, according to the latest carbon 14 test, dates back to 1580 BC. This Aymara civilization developed through five interesting periods covering at the peak of its splendor time (around 700 AC) an area of 232,558 sq. miles (600,000 km2) while being the largest city in the world with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Visit the ruins of Akapana pyramid, the Kalasasaya and the Underground Temple of Kontiki, aqueducts and the famous Gate of the Sun, which is carved with symmetrical figures. Tiwanacu is considered to be the “Cradle of the American Civilizations” and in 2000, UNESCO declared it “Cultural Heritage of Mankind”. Continue by bus to Huatajata, where you will discover the “Andean Roots Eco-Village”. Meet the Limachi Brothers, builders of Ra II and Tigris for Thor Heyerdhal expeditions and other well known scientist vessels. Visit the artisans and fisherman villages , admire the Urus-Chipayas culture with its Mud igloos & floating islands, pre-Inca agricultural terraces called Takanas, Sukakollus and a sample of the Salt Lake. Audiovisual and night visit to the Mystic World of the Kallawayas®. Optional late night visit to the native Alajpacha stars Native Observatory®. Candlelight dinner & Folklore Show. Overnight Inca Utama Hotel & SPA (5 stars).

Day 3.
American Breakfast. Hydrofoil cruise to Copacabana, where you will visit the Shrine and the local market. Continue to Sun Island, soft Llama Trek from “Pilcocaina Sun Temple” ruins until La Posada del Inca Lodge. Lunch and free time to explore the surroundings. Dinner. Overnight Posada del Inca Eco Friendly Lodge.

Day 4.
Continental breakfast. Descend to the Yumani Hydrofoil harbor, through the Inca Steps and Sacred Fountain. Lunch will be served at the panoramic “Uma Kollu restaurant. Continue by Hydrofoil to Huatajata, visiting the “Iñak Uyu” Sun Virgins Temple on Moon Island. Bus Huatajata/La Paz. Overnight Hotel Presidente (5 stars).

Day 5.
Buffet Breakfast. Departure transfer for flight to Sucre. Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Sucre. The constitutional capital of Bolivia, is a living expression of both colonial and modern times. The Cathedral, churches and cloisters of La Recoleta, San Felipe and Guadalupe, the House of Liberty, where Simon Bolivar signed the Declaration of Independence, the Freedom Bell at San Francisco cloister, the second oldest university in South America, San Francisco Xavier, as well as the university Museum offer fine examples of anthropological research, colonial and modern art. Sucre and Potosi are the most representative examples of the colonial time and art in the Andes and a visit to these cities takes you back to the 17th century. Sucre was also declared by UNESCO as “The Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind”. Overnight Hostal De Su Merced (3 stars).

Day 6.
Continental Breakfast. Full day tour to Potosi (Lunch is included). Land transportation to Potosi, for a full day excursion to the famous Colonial City, and source of silver during colonial times. The rich mountain towers over the city, and according to legend, it has produced enough silver to build a solid silver bridge from Potosi to Madrid. The Cathedral, the church of San Francisco and The Casa de la Moneda (Royal Mint), with its wooden machinery used to make the silver coins for Spain during the colony and a visit to a mine are the main local attractions. Potosi was also declared by UNESCO as “The Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind”. The visit to a mine is also included. Return to Sucre. Overnight Hostal De Su Merced (3 stars).

Day 7.
Continental breakfast. Departure transfer for the return flight to La Paz. Arrival transfer. Free time for last minute shopping. Overnight Hotel Presidente. (5 stars).

Day 8.
Buffet Breakfast. Departure transfer for your return flight.


Excursions

Included Excursions

Excursión details in the itinerary.


Details of the Program

The Program Includes

  • Tours and meals detailed in program.
  • Guide in the requested Language.
  • Accommodations according the Program.
  • Air tickets La Paz - Sucre - La Paz.

Rates and Reservations

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Rates per passenger US$
In Single Room 1177
In Double Room 1058

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Cancellation Policy

Once the reservation has been confirmed by Gotolatin, the following charges will apply for cancellations made by the passenger, according to the program departure date:

  • Between 45 and 30 working days before the beginning of the program
    Charge of 30% of total program value per passenger.
  • Between 30 and 15 working days before the beginning of the program
    60% of total program value per passenger.
  • Between 15 and 0 working days before the beginning of the program
    No refund.
  • There are no refunds for portions of the program not used, hotel accommodations, etc.
  • We recommend considering Travel Insurance for any reason.

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