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Individual Bolivia, total Bolivia in 22 days

18 or 22 Days | CODE: B-508
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Our Total Bolivia Tour in 22 days

Individual tour with, hotels/transport and excursions included
From Santa Cruz to  Santa Cruz  ( can also start in la Paz)

You can choose this tour in 3 opcions 

1 Budget tour : in hostals/ local transport / excursions in international group

2 classic tour: in 3* hotels/ mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – internat group

3 Luxe tour: all 4 * hotels / private transport / private excursions/ included entree fees

How do we work ? 
In our packet, you travel all by yourself, Southamerica planet take care for you, we reserve all your hotels and transport. Before you arrive in Bolivia, we wil send to your mail, all the vouchers and general informacion. The excursions you do in International groups with English speaking guides.

Our local agent arrange also your transfers and give you the bus tickets to go from  A to  B, like this, you travel around by yourself but without worry’s, all arranged thru  southamerica planet. If there are any problems, you always find support by contacting our office in Peru or our local contact in Bolivia!

What is included?
* All bus transport, all hotels and all the tours as indicated in the program.
* All your vouchers, information packet, like general info over all the places you visit.
* All hotels are based on double room with private bathroom, single rooms on request for an extra price, all buses or private transport
* We can offer this tour in star hotels or local clean hostels. or in a mix
* all the transfers

Not included
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax.
*Local flights

 

Many highlights in 1 tour 
* Samaypata: the border of the jungle with the ruins of El Fuerte
* Sleeping in Amboro national parc
* The old trade route thru typical villages/from Samaypata to Sucre
* The traditional maket  Tarrabuco( on sunday only)
* La Paz, the highest city
* Tihuanucu – culture
* The 3 – days amazing salt lakes jeep tour / lagunes in 4 wheel drive jeeps
* Potosi, with the silver mines
* Colonial Sucre
* Copacabana with islands on Titicaca lake
* Rurrenabaque Jungle

det_1467Day 1
Transfer in Santa cruz to you hotel .We can relax or discover this big jungle city. Hotel in santa cruz
included
transfer from the airport
hotel/hostal in Santa cruz
not included
City tour
meals

 

 

Day 2 After breakfast we drive to  National Park Amboró, El Refugio Los Volcanes: pure silence and nature, a unique tour for nature lovers and birdwatchers and an ideal place to relax after a long journey. This tour brings you to a hidden jewel in National Park Amboró!  Over 200 species of birds, 100 species of orchids and bromeliads are identified.  The agouti, the armadillo, the coati, the skunk, monkeys and other mammals live here in abundance! The area in which the beautiful colonial style lodge is situated is truly unique. The lodge has six rooms with private bathroom and hammocks outside from where you can see the steep red coloured sandstone mountains of Volcanes. There are many trails you can choose from like: to waterfalls, viewpoints, a special orchids trail and more.The hiking time varies from one to seven hours. In consultation with your guide you will make your choice where to go. After a hike you can refresh yourself in the waterfall next to the lodge or enjoy the area from a reclining chair or a hammock. In the lodge there are some books available about the flora and fauna of the area. 1st day: arrival at around 10.00 at the Refuge and the opportunity to do a short hike or have a refreshing plunge in the water of the waterfall that is located directly next to the lodge. After lunch a hike in the area of the colonial lodge.
Visit
http://www.refugiovolcanes.net/html/espanol.html
included
Private car
Refugio Volcanes
not included
English speaking guide
meals

Day 3
2nd day: a day hike  to a waterfall  or vieuwpoint through the unique area with the guide. Relaxing is possible as well of course.  After lunch you will drive to Samaipata
included
Private car
Refugio Volcanes
Hotel / hostal in Samaypata
not included
English speaking guide
meals

Day 4
El Fuerte & museum, half day Excursion  you will visit the impressive archaeological site of El Fuerte. Here lived in ancient times successively Mojocoyas and Chanés, Guaraníes, Incas and later the Spaniards. From those cultures you can see ruins at El Fuerte. You will need about two hours to visit the site and see everything well. Afterwards you will visit the archaeological museum in Samaipata. Here you will see ceramic that has been found at El Fuerte and in the surroundings of Samaipata. After the excursion you have some free time to explore this smallvillage of Samaypata.
included
Private  excursion  to el fuerte
Hotel / hostal in Samaypata
not included
meals

Day 5
Start jeeptour on the old trade route + Che guevara route. This day you will focus your attention on the legendary Ché Guevara.
In Vallegrande you will visit the well documented Ché Guevara museum and the hospital. Here you can see the laundry basin where Ché Guevara´s body was shown to the world press and his last letter to his children painted on a wall. You will also go to the mausoleum where Ché was buried for over 30 years, and the place where Tania Bunke, the only female guerrilla fighter that was killed during the combats, was buried.
Between those visits you´ll have lunch in Vallegrande.
In the afternoon you´ll drive via picturesque Pucará to the community of La Higuera. This is a beautiful part of the day where condors can be seen regularly. In Pucará you´ll make a stop to stroll through the small streets and maybe you would like to have a chat with the friendly inhabitants.
Time permitting you will take a scenic route with views to the Río Grande via Abra de Picachu to La Higuera.
In La Higuera you will have a look at the three statues in honour of Ché and you will visit the school where Ché got executed in 1967. Nowadays the school building holds a small museum.
You will spend the night in La Higuera in the quiet and romantic hostel, which used to be the telegraphists´s house in Ché´s time. There is no (good functioning) electricity in La Higuera so you will enjoy dinner by candlelight! Hostal Telegrafista
included
Private  excursion  3 days by jeep
Hostal Telegrafista/ basic
not included
meals

Day 6
You visit the school where Ché got executed in 1967. Nowadays the school building holds a small museum.On the small square you will have a look at the three statues in honour of Ché. Then you will make opcional a hike of about 3½ hours via de Abra de Batán to the Quebrada del Churo, the place where Ché was captured. You will have to descend and climb up quite steep during this hike.After lunch you will drive down to the Río Grande.During the drive down from La Higuera to the Río Grande you will enjoy the constantly changing landscapes and probably see many parrots, vultures and other birds. You will make a stop on the impressive bridge which crosses the river. The landscape between the Rio Grande and Nuevo Mundo is beautiful and varied; black earth, red rocks, river and mountain views. You will pass the community of El Oro with its white houses, red roofs, black earth, green banana trees, and sugarcane. You continue to the pleasant town of Villa Serrano where you will see the biggest charango in the world. This guitar-like instrument is played, only twice a year, by a group of musicians at the same time. You will be dropped off at the hostal  in Villa Serrano.
included
Private  excursion  3 days by jeep
Hostal in villa Serrano / basic
not included
meals

Day 7 ( if sunday Tarrabuco Market)
If possible we will make an appointment for you with the charango teacher to visit him in his house/workshop where he makes the charango. Here he will explain how the instrument is made, what materials he works with, etc. On the road again we will appreciate a constant changing landscape consisting of higher mountains, different style of houses and costumes.
Via Tomina where you will visit one of the oldest churches in Chuquisaca you will drive in the direction of Tarabuco. Before arriving in Zudañez you will drive up the mountain  and enjoy the beautiful views over the surroundings where the freedom fighters Padilla and Juana Azurduy had their battles.
If this last day of the tour falls on a Sunday, you will pay a visit to the famous and colourful market which Tarabuco is famous for. After lunch we continue to Sucre where you will be brought to the hotel Hotel in Sucre
included
Private  excursion  3 days by jeep
Hostal / hotel in Sucre
not included
meals

Day 8
The city center today is a huge living museum, full of architectural treasures from the colonial and republican eras as well as numerous 16th century churches that feature Baroque and mestizo art. Walk to Recoleta, a church and museum, a site offering you a fantastic view of the entire city.  San Lazaro and Santo Domingo. You can walk  to the University’s Museum; the Textile Museum Asur, Jalk’a and Tarabuco exhibitions; the Cemetery and the main historical monuments. Or visit the Historical Museum, House of Freedom; the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Historical courtyard of the San Francisco Xavier University. Enjoy he exquisite exterior of Santa Monica’s Church as well as the San Francisco Church and the Convent of San Felipe Nery.
included
1/2 day City tour
Hostal / hotel in Sucre
not included
meals

Day 9
Today some action /excursion /Inca Trail (half day); this easy hike of about three hrs starts at the chapel of Chataquila on the rim of the Cordillera de los Frailes. You walk down the Inca trail to Chaunaca while you enjoy impressive views all around. The hike is 95% downhill and very easy. At Chaunaca the car will pick you up to bring you to the Ravelo River. Here you can take a rest, have a footbath or a (cold!) swim in the water.
You will get some fruit served as well as coffee or tea with cookies before the tour ends.
included
1/2 day incatrail/ obly going down
Hostal / hotel in Sucre
not included
meals

Day 10
Today we will take private car for about 3 h to Potosi. Potosí is one of the three colonial cities of Bolivia. You will see the historical colonial centre of the city. You can visit La Casa de La Moneda, probably Bolivia´s best museum.
Potosi, a mining town that was originally named Villa Imperial de Potosi. The city is spread upon the foothills of the legendary Cerro Rico Mountain that did have the largest deposits of silver during the Spanish Colony. Visit two lovely churches: San Francisco and San Lorenzo. Santa Teresa Church, which is also a museum. Potosí was founded in 1546, following the discovery of silver in the nearby mountain Cerro Rico, literally “the rich mountain”, which dominates the city. During its mining heydays in the 17th century, Potosí was the biggest and wealthiest city in the Americas. Silver from Potosí was taken to Spain and used all over Europe. A simple stroll around town to admire colonial architecture is another pleasurable activity; be sure to stop by the main Cathedral  and Convento de San Francisco (for lovely rooftop views).
included
Private car to Potosi
1/2 day city tour
Hostal / hotel in Potosi
not included
meals

Day 11
excursion Mine Tour Cerro Rico (3  hrs.); before you depart from Potosí you will put on safety clothes and take a lamp and a helmet with you. You will visit the miners market where you can buy some gifts like coca leafs, dynamite and pure alcohol for the miners (not included).It is tradition to bring the miners gifts because you are entering their working area. By car you will go to one of the many entrances of the famous silver mine. You will see miners at work, you will visit El Tío, the God of the underworld, where the miners offer to Pacha Mama, Mother Earth. You can descend to all levels you want, but normally the wider and higher shafts are chosen. You can leave the mine with an assistant-guide at any time, also if the group wants to descend further down. You are witness firsthand to the life and working conditions of Bolivian miners. Silver is what created this city, and it would be shame to leave without learning more about the work conditions of Potosí’s mineral extracting activity. After lunch we continue over the new paved road with reel nice scenery to Uyuni for about 4 h dtive. Uyuni is in many ways a bizarre and surreal place. Hot in the sun, cold in the shade, and freezing at night, the small Bolivian town could be described as climatically challenged.
included
Excursion to silver mines
Transfer out Potosi / transfer in Uyuni
Hotel/ hostal Uyuni
Local bus to Uyuni
not included
meals

Day 12+13+14
Around 10 Am we start our Amazing 3 days tour. The real reason people come to Uyuni is  the Salar. It is a surreal sensation to stand in the middle of a vast expanse and to stare into the distance, unable to tell exactly where the land ends and the sky begins. This is the largest salt flat in the world, and definitely not to be missed. A 3-day tour continues into the surrounding highlands, an area of intense volcanic and geothermal activity, dotted with lagoons colored red, green, and white by microscopic algae and populated by pink flamingos. Strange rock formations are scattered throughout, including Incahuasi Island, a coral reef covered in groves of giant cactus and believed to be the remnants of a volcano that existed in the middle of a giant prehistoric lake.

In the mornig we first visit the train cemetery and Colchani town, as well as the process of making domestic salt. We will be able to observe the salt extraction method. In the rainy season, the salt becomes a giant mirror where the white sky is reflected perfectly and everything seems to be floating in the air. This scenario is a paradise for lovers of photography, for the visual effects that can be achieved. Then you will visit Ojos del Salar; here bubbling gases escape from underneath the salt flat, the Salt hotel and Incahuasi. After a day at the Salt Flats, you will be transferred to your accommodation where you can relax and enjoy dinner at your basic Salt 

Day 2 of private Uyuni Salt Flats Expedition tour.
After breakfast you will continue your way to  lagoons and altiplano. You will go to Chiguana to visit the Ollagüe Volcano. On the road to the desert Andean camelids, llamas and vicunas can be seen. The journey continues with visits to: Cañapa Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon and Chiarkota Lagoon. You will also visit the Silolí Desert and the Stone tree; a rock formation of over eight meters high.The next stop takes place at the breathtaking Colorada lagoon, which owes its color and name to the accumulation of a fine red sediment in combination with the pigmentation of a local type of algae. The lake is home to 3 species of flamingos. You will spend the night in a  basic  lodge

Day 3 of private Jeeptour
The departure on the third day will be very early, to watch the sunrise at Red Lagoon. You will visit the geysers, the Green Lagoon and the Licancabur Volcano and you will have the opportunity to go to the hot springs. On the way back to Uyuni you will visit the Valley of the Rocks. We will arrive in Uyuni in time to catch the night train. We still have 1 room to take a shower before leaving on the night train to Orouro.
included

3 days Saltlakes  4×4 jeeptour in private or shared jeep
2 nights hostal in verry basuc( shared) in hotel ( private jeep)
Food
the evening  day 14 you take nightbus to La Paz
( opcional 1 night hotel and flight to La Paz)
not included
Entree fee 180 Bol
Guide

Day 15
Arrive Capital La Paz . You can visit the Indian Markets and Witches market, as well as the beautiful San Francisco Basilica and Murillo Square. Or the Government palace, National Congress, Metropolitan Cathedral.
Big 30 floor skyscrapers and modern shopping centers where traditional Indians and office personnel are making this city really colorful. As you continue to travel further down to the south you will begin to notice that the climate also changes as it becomes warmer and greener. The difference between central La Paz and the South can be sometimes 1000 meters which is part of the reason that the rich live in this part and the poorer population lives in the colder, higher suburbs of El Alto. Founded in 1548 by the Spanish colonizer Alonso de Mendoza, La Paz has been the stage for some of the most important moments in the history of Bolivia. Although Sucre is Bolivia’s official constitutional capital, La Paz is the seat of the executive and administrative branches of government.Today, the modern city of La Paz has more than 2 million inhabitants, over half of whom can claim indigenous ancestry. Moon Valley at an altitude of 3.400 M. In the Moon Valley you will make a hike of about half an hour. The moon valley: Due to wind and water erosion over thousands of years the Valley of the Moon was formed. At a distance of only 10 km. from the centre of La Paz the sand and rock formations here remind of a moonscape. The tour ends  in your hotel.
included
Transfer in La Paz
Hotel/ hostal in La Paz
1/2 day  City tour and Moon valley
not included
meals

Day 16
From La Paz you can make an other excursion ” Tihuanacu”
Tiwanaku Ruins is the most important pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia, maybe even in South-America. It is considered one of the oldest civilizations of the Andes region (1300 BC-1200 AD). The fascinating culture, the religion and the brilliant architectural and astronomical knowledge existed for some 3.000 years.Tiwanaku was the biggest city in its time; according to assumes it had a population of between 20.000 to 120.000 people.The ruins of Tiwanaku are located at a distance of 72 KM from the city of La Paz. As cultural inheritage of humanity the ruins are protected by UNESCO. The most important highlights are the Kalasasaya Temple, the Akapana Pyramid, the Sun Gate Intipunku and the semi underground temple. The visits of the museums and the ruins will take some 3 hrs.
included
Excursion toTihuanacu
Hotel/ hostal in La Paz
not included
meals
Opcional 1 day Deadroad mountain bike tour to Coroyco
Entree fee

Day 17
Transfer to busterminal and local bus to Coppacabana. Copacabana is situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The small lake town is a lovely place to relax and enjoy.  Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and one of the most magical destinations in Latin America. Copacabana is ideal to relax after a long day of transfort. You can walk around the small city. Lake Titicaca, at about 12,000 ft. The most important place to visit besides the famous sanctuary of Copacabana are the Island of the Sun, Isla del Sol. The islands are located in the province Manco Kapac in the department La Paz. Visit for sure the basilica to see the famous woodcarving of Our Lady of Copacabana. Around 1 pm you do the excursion to isla del sol 1/2 Day . After the tout you stay overnight in a hotel in Coppacabana for an amazing sunset
included
Transfer out
Local bus to Coppacabana
Hotel/ hostal in Coppa
1/2 day tour to isla del sol in shared service
not included
meals
Entree fee
Opcional you can take the transtourin hydrofoil  in A or 2 days and sleep a board of the boat

aymara-indians-isla-del-sol-lake-titicaca-boliviaDay 18
You walk by yourself to the busterminal and you will take the local bus for about 3 h back to la paz. In La Pazyou have free afternoon to discouver further La Paz
included
Transfer In La Paz
Local bus to La Paz
Hotel/ hostal in La Paz
not included
meals
Transfer in Coppa

 

Day 19+20+21 Rurrenabaque – Chalalán Ecolodge ( opcional you can take the boat Reina de enin in Trinidad)
Start of our next adventure. Transfer to the airport and flight to the jungle of  rurrenabaque.
det_1099A guide will pick you up at the hotel to take you to the River Beni where you will get on the boat for Chalalán. Our boats are equipped with: a roof, comfy seats, life jackets, raincoats and a first-aid kit. The maximum seated capacity on the boats is 10 people.
Travel by motor boat to the Chalalán Ecolodge. The trip is a great way of seeing the Bala Canyon around the River Beni. The Madidi NP is accessed by going up the River Tuichi. On your way you’ll see different animals and get a feel for the spectacular landscape of the Bolivian Amazon.  We recommend you take binoculars. The trip takes around 5½ hours during the rainy season and 6 hours in the dry season, mainly in July, August and September.
Packed lunch midway.
Arrival at the port of Chalalán. 25 minute walk to the Ecolodge along a wide, easy, jaguar path. Welcome snack on the shores of Lake Chalalán. Our logistics staff will help you with your luggage. Time to settle in at your cabin or room.
Welcome lunch in the Ecolodge. After lunch relax in a hammock or swim in Lake Chalalán.
Short walk along one of the theme paths to learn about medicinal plants and more about personal interests.  Return to the Ecolodge and choose from the following optional activities:  Handicrafts, canoe trip, videos about the community and the Madidi National Park.
Dinner in the Ecolodge dining room.
Short night walk along the Paraba or Silbador path to see amphibians, reptiles, insects, tarantulas, rodents, birds and nocturnal monkeys. This is a great chance to hear the sounds of the jungle.

Day 2: Chalalán Ecolodge – Madidi National Park
det_1100Buffet breakfast in Ecolodge dining room. You can talk to your guide about changing the time depending on your interests. (e.g. breakfast at 5:30 am for birdwatchers.)
Morning walk along the Tapacare path or another of similar length where you can see and learn about the forest and the wildlife surrounding you. Optional themes: natural interpretation of the forest, natural history, ecological processes, medicinal plants and hardwood trees, animal behavior and bird and mammal watching. Return to the lodge, have a snack.
Lunch in the Ecolodge dining room. After lunch, relax in a hammock or swim in Lake Chalalán. You will coordinate optional activities with your guide.
Short walk along the Paraba path to the viewing point where you can see the beautiful landscape across Lake Chalalán, the mountains and the Madidi rainforest. Your guide will explain about the plants used for building – both hardwoods and palms – and the traditional and sustainable use of natural resources. Here your guide will talk about the park, our Ecolodge and the community. You return to the lake to go on a canoe trip along the shores of Lake Chalalán where you will be able to enjoy the sunset and see monkeys, birds, insects, bats, etc. Return to the Ecolodge for a snack
Traditional “dunucuabi” dinner of catfish wrapped in leaves or fish á la “tacuara” inside bamboo from the Bolivian Amazon. *This traditional dinner depends on the availability of the fish and may be offered any night during your stay.
Short night-time activity (1 to 2 hours). Night trip by canoe to see amphibians, nocturnal birds, fish-eating bats and caimans easily spotted because of their glowing eyes.
Upon your return to the Ecolodge you can take part in a traditional Quechua – Tacana night with music and dances from the San José de Uchupiamonas community. Your guide will explain the traditions of the Uchupiamonas people. *This activity will depend on the number of guests staying at the Ecolodge and may be offered any night during your stay.

Day 3: Chalalán Ecolodge – Rurrenabaque – La Paz
det_1101Buffet breakfast in Ecolodge dining room and then a short walk to  spot wildlife.
Lunch time:11:00 A.M.
Last walk to the river Tuíchi to take the boat back to Rurrenabaque. The return walk along the Jaguar or Wichi path can be modified to accommodate your interests. Please coordinate with your guide.
Return by boat to Rurrenabaque (only 3 hours). The time is subject to the availability of boats and flights. We recommend you are alert during the boat trip in order that you can make the most of your last chance to see the animals.
Arrive at Rurrenabaque. Transfer to airport and return

 

Day 21
Transfer to the airport  in Rurrenabaque + flight to La Paz + connection flight top Santa Cruz.
In santa cruz there is transfer from the airport to the hotel
included
3 Days Jungle lodge
Transfer santa cruz / rurrenabaque and La Paz
Hotel/ hostal in Santa Cruz
not included
meals
Local flights ( we also can arrange)

Dag 1 en 2: 4 + 5 October Day 22
Transfer to the airport, to take your international flight home
included
Transfer out
not included
meals
International Flights

 

 

 

Opcional on Day 18 you can continue to Peru and Cusco 

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