There is quite simply no city in the world like La Paz! So, when you’re here our city tour is well worth the experience as it perfectly combines beauty, culture and historical facts.
You will also get the chance to ride the cable cars capturing the best birds-eye view of the beautiful city
In addition to this you will also visit and explore the Valley of the Moon. Located downtown in the South the Valley of the Moon is an area where natural erosion had worn away the majority of a mountain, primarily composed of clay and sandstone rather than rock, leaving tall spires.
The flight from La Paz to Uyuni is a one hour flight and means you can avoid the 10 to 12 hour overnight bus journey.
The Uyuni salt flats in southern Bolivia are the world’s largest salt flats. The Salar hosts prehistoric lakes and plants, flamingoes, vizcacha, and more. You will have your own private 4 x 4 vehicle to explore the unique salt flats and even stay at the Hotel de Sal, a hotel made completely out of salt!
Day 1 - ARRIVE LA PAZ
Upon arrival to La Paz international airport you will be welcomed outside of Customs by an English-speaking assistant holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver, and accompany you to your hotel to assist with check-in. (Private Transfer)
Day 2 - LA PAZ
Today you will be taken on a 6 hours tour of the’ city of contrasts’, which represents a unique blend of cultures and races.
After breakfast, we will head to the famous valley of the Moon where erosion has changed the badlands into fantastic shapes and deep gullies.
Follow by a Teleferico (cable car) ride on the green and yellow lines, a great opportunity to get a birds-eye view of the city.
After descending we will stroll around La Paz’ trendy bohemian neighborhood, Sopocachithe place to be for the city’s wealthy and sociable youth. Admire the striking views of the city and of iconic Illimani Mountain from the lookout at Monticulo Park.
Later you will experience a unique visit to the popular neighborhoods and markets of La Paz, guided by a “lustra bota” or shoe-shiner will provide different impressions of this unique city. After a short visit to the main cemetery, continue walking to “Fish Street Market”, the “Flower Market” and the “Ice Cream Plaza”. The tour concludes at the famous witches’ market where we will learn a little bit of Andean cosmovision.
Once all activities are completed we will head back to your hotel.
Rest of afternoon and evening at leisure. (B.) (Private Tour)
Day 3 - LA PAZ – UYUNI SALT FLATS
Early morning (night time) pick-up from hotel and transfer to the airport for your direct flight to Uyuni. Ascending to El Alto, there will be a nice view of La Paz and city light.
Upon arrival transfer from the airport to Jardines de Uyuni hotel, a briefing with the guide while have a buffet breakfast.
10:00 Departure from Uyuni to the great salt flats; visit on the way, the Train Cemetery where the remains of 19th and 20th century steam locomotives are. stop in Colchani as this is the best place to observe the methods of salt extraction.
Picnic lunch in the middle of the salt flats
Next to Incahuasi Island, this is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by giant cactus up to 10 meters high.
Once all activities are completed we will head towards your amazing hotel Palacio de Sal with walls and ceilings made with salt. The purpose of this special construction is to be in balance with nature and the surrounding landscape, also to enjoy a pleasant and unforgettable rest. (B. L. D.) (Private Tour) (Private Transfer)
Day 4 - UYUNI SALT FLATS
After breakfast continue north to visit the pre-Columbian Pucara de Ayque fort and the nearby chullpares on the foothills of Thunupa volcano.
Picnic lunch in the middle of the salt flats
Enjoy magnificent sunset.
Finally, at appropriate time go back to your salt hotel. (B. L. D.) (Private Tour)
Day 5 - UYUNI SALT FLATS – LA PAZ
This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to La Paz.
On arrival to La Paz, your tour comes to an end. (B.) (Private Transfer)
The below hand-picked properties feature good location, superior service, and all facilities necessary for a comfortable stay.
- La Paz: Hotel Atix
- Uyuni: Hotel Palacio de Sal
- Hotel accommodation quoted in lead-in hotel guest rooms unless specified otherwise
- Hotels can easily be changed at the customer request. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay
- Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, South America Tours Pty Ltd will provide the best possible alternative.
- Accommodation with private facilities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Return flight La Paz to Uyuni to La Paz
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary:
(B.) = Breakfast
(L.) = Lunch
(D.) = Dinner
- All transport, sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary unless specified otherwise:
(Private Transfer) = Your own exclusive driver. No queuing for taxis, no stopping en route at tour booking agencies. All private transfers / transport is operated on a private basis – i.e., you won’t be sharing with others
(Private Tour) = Your own, personal tour guide and an exclusive vehicle
- Parks and monuments entrance fees
- Professional English speaking local guides throughout
- Service charges and taxes.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Internationalair-tickets. We have access to wholesale fares and work closely with LATAM Airlines, contact us before organizing your flights independently.
- Tourist Visas are not included.
- Travel insurance
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included, phone calls, laundry, tips, alcohol, etc.