Individual Bolivia in 10 or 12 days
Our Total Bolivia Tour in 10 or 12 days from La Paz to Santa Cruz
Individual tour with, hotels/transport and excursions included
From La Paz to Santa Cruz
You can choose this tour in 3 options
1 Budget tour : in hostals/ local transport / excursions in international group
2 classic tour: in 3* hotels/ mix local transport – private / mix private excursions – international 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 formation. 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
* Your food, in the hotels is breakfast included.
* The entry fees and taxes, like airport tax.
Many highlights in 1 tour
* Santa Cruz: the border of the jungle with the ruins of El Fuerte
* The traditional market 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
1 La Paz
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.
Transfer in La Paz from busterminal or airport
Hotel/ hostal in La Paz
1/2 day City tour and Moon valley
Lunch – Diner
Day 2 La Paz Tihuanacu
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.
Excursion to Tihuanacu
Hotel/ hostal in La Paz
Lunch – Diner
Entree fee 100 Bolivianos
Opcional 1 day Deadroad mountain bike tour to Coroyco
Opcional you take the nightbus to Uyuni
Day 3+4+5 Uyuni Salt flats + lagunes
Transfer to the airport and 50 min flight to Uyuni. In Uyuni transfer to the centre. 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 hotel in budget or nice salt hotel in luxe
Day 2 or 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, or in luxe option Tayka disierto
Day 3 or 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.
3 days Saltlakes 4×4 jeeptour in shared jeep
2 nights hostal in verry basic( shared dorms)
Food 2 breakfast 3 lunch 2 diners
transfer to airport in La Paz
Transfer from airport in Uyuni
Hotel/ Hostal Uyuni day 3
opcional 1 if you arrive with nightbus / some hours hotel to relax
Opcional 2: private jeep and better Salthotel + Tayka hotel
Entree fee 180 Bol
Local flight ( we can arrange)
Day 6 Potosi
Transfer to busterminal and local bus to Potosi. 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).
Local Bus to Potosi
1/2 day city tour
Hostal / hotel in Potosi
Transfer in Uyuni and Potosi
Day 7 Potosi – Sucre
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 Sucre in Private car for about 3 h drive.
Excursion to silver mines
Private Car to Sucre
Hotel/ hostal Potosi
Lunch – diner
Day 8 Sucre
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.
1/2 day City tour ( if today is a Sunday you can go to the real traditional market of tarrabuco
Hostal / hotel in Sucre
Lunch – Diner
Day 9 Sucre
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. In the afternoon you have time to discouver further Sucre.
1/2 day incatrail/ obly going down
Hostal / hotel in Sucre
Lunch – diner
Day 10 Santa Cruz
Transfer in airport in Sucre and transfer inn Santa cruz to you hotel .We can relax or discover this big jungle city. Hotel in santa cruz
Opcional you can do a city tour in Santa Cruz
transfer in and from the airport Santa cruz and Sucre
hotel/hostal in Santa cruz
Flights ( we can arrange)
Lunch – diner
On the 10 days tour you go direct from Sucre internacional Home
Day 11 Santa Cruz – Fuerte
El Fuerte & museum, 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 we bring you back yo Santa Cruz.
Private excursion to el fuerte
Hotel / hostal in Santa crue
Opcional you can stay 1 night in Samaypata
Opcional you can choose 2 d 1 n Parque amboro refugio volcanes
Day 12 Santa Cruz
Transfer to the airport for internacional flight home
Transfer to the airport
Lunch – diner/ flights