Enjoy this amazing 10-day tour and discover Santa Cruz, a cosmopolitan hub with museums, restaurants, and nightclubs. Its historic core is anchored by the rose-brick Metropolitan Cathedral. Come across Sucre, the Capital of Bolivia.
Discover Silver Mines in Potosi, Bolivia: Mountain of unimaginable riches that bankrolled the Spanish Empire.
You will also fly to the most amazing Salt Flats, 'Salar de Uyuni' the world’s largest salt flat, though wildlife is rare in this unique ecosystem, it harbors many pink flamingos.
Get delighted by the highest cities in the world, La Paz in Bolivia, this city is renowned for its unique markets and for its vibrant nightlife.
Let us do everything and enjoy a pleasant stay at hand-picked hotels, with transfers included and 24/7 support. Authentic Latin American expertise to live the culture at the maximum.
Day 1: Arrive -Santa Cruz
Day 2: Trip to Sucre
Day 3: Enjoy Free day
Day 4: Sucre - Potosi
Day 5: Potosi Mine - Uyuni
Day 6: Uyuni Salt Flats
Day 7: Colchani - Uyuni - La Paz
Day 8: La Paz - Copacabana - Sun Island
Day 9: The chincana - Moon Island - La Paz
Day 10: Depart La Paz
This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customized to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Argentina & South America.
Arrive -Santa Cruz
Welcome to Santa Cruz, you arrived to a beautiful tropical city located at 1.433 m / 437 ft. Santa Cruz is the gateway to the Amazon.
Upon arrival, 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, we will accompany you to your hotel to assist you with check-in.
You will enjoy a three-hour walk by the most attractive and influx of our city, museums, monuments, residential neighborhoods, the Paseo Artesanal La Recova. Get your camera ready!(S.)(Private Transfer)
Trip to Sucre
This morning after a delicious breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to the airport to take the plane to Sucre. On arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Sucre is the capital of Bolivia; this charming colonial-style city is located in the header of the valleys at 2700 mts of height. It is a very interesting tour that includes a visit of the House of Freedom, where the Act of Independence of Bolivia was signed in 1825; Bolivar Park, to see examples of the aristocratic tradition of Sucre, with small replicas of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris; the church and Recoleta Museum, and the Museum of Indigenous Fabrics of ASUR.(B.) (Shared Guide)
Enjoy Free day
On this day, You will have a free day to go and explore more wonders of this incredible city. Day at leisure to relax and explore. It's impossible to be bored in a city like Sucre.(B.)
Sucre - Potosi
Good Morning Today we will go to Potosi a beautiful and traditional place in Bolivia.
This trip is in regular bus exiting Sucre and lasts 3 to 4 hours, passing by the Pilcomayo River and the Méndez Bridge, where you can see the old bridge that was used in this road in the past. Then we ascend to 1,500 meters until reaching the altiplano and end up in the famous mining town of Potosi at 4,060 meters above sea level. On arrival, transfer from the bus station in the northern part of the city to the hotel.
A visit to Potosi is a journey back in time through the traditional colonial streets and the artisan market; the famous mint, the church of San Francisco and the front of the church of San Lorenzo is one of the greatest examples of stone sculptures of baroque style.(B.)(Shared Guide)
Potosi Mine - Uyuni
After a good rest and a nice breakfast, you will enjoy a unique tour. This trip will let you have an unforgettable journey through thousands of meters below ground, to see the way of life and working conditions of the Bolivian miners (you'll get protective clothing and helmets). The silver mines are in the famous Cerro Rico, at a time the richest in the world.
An incredible journey that starts in Potosi passes by the foothills of the Andes Mountains, with a lot of erosion, changes in colors and cactus; passes near the towns of Chaquilla and Tika Tika, the famous Pulacayo mine and ends in the town of Uyuni (3 to 4 hours), known before as the main maintenance center rail, now growing much thanks to the tourism generated by the salt mine of Uyuni and the region.(B.)(Shared Guide)(Private Transfer)
Uyuni Salt Flats
Good morning, finally today you will see today the famous Uyuni Salt Flats that you been waiting for!
Departure from Uyuni to the great salt flat; visit on the way to the train cemetery, where there are remains of steam locomotives of the 19th and 20th centuries; with a stop in Colchani, this is the best place to observe the methods of extraction of salt; then to Incahuasi island known as (Fish Island), it is an oasis with a unique ecosystem and a village isolated by giant cactus of up to 10 meters of height. The trip continues north to visit the pre-columbian fort of Pucara of Ayque and the chullpares nearby, both at the feet of the Thunupa Volcano. And finally, at an appropriate time, return to the village of Uyuni.(B.)(L.)(D.)(Shared Guide)(Private Transfer)
Colchani - Uyuni - La Paz
This morning after a delicious breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy an exciting trip to La Paz.
La Paz, chosen as one of the 7 wonderful cities in the world, nestled in a valley formed at the foot of the Royal Mountain Range of the Andes- 3632 meters above sea level.
Visit the area of the markets in the streets rich in handicrafts, fabrics, and artifacts of witchcraft. Also, by the colonial part of the city, the church of San Francisco, the Gold Museum, Plaza Murillo, the viewpoint of "Killi Killi" from where you have a magnificent view of the city and the replica from Semi-Subterranean Templete of Tiwanaku. Then to the modern part of the city, going down to 3,200 m to finally visit the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), impressive for its capricious formations made by erosion.
Oh! And the cable car ride will be a good opportunity to discover an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz. This is a must for all visitors in La Paz! (B.)(Shared Guide)(Private Transfer)
La Paz - Copacabana - Sun Island
On this day, from your hotel, you will be taken to a pleasant journey in private transportation from La Paz with a beautiful view of the Lake Titicaca to Copacabana, a beautiful town on the shores of the lake. Visit to the famous church of la "Virgen Morena". Boat trip across the lake to Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), until Huacani to get an Aptapi, the journey continues by boat to the ruins of the Inca temple of Pilkokaina, hike to the Ecolodge Stay with a wonderful view of the Lake Titicaca.
Rest of afternoon at leisure and spend the night at the Ecolodge Stay - Isla del Sol. (B.)(L.)(D.)(Shared Guide)
The chincana - Moon Island - La Paz
Wake up!! This morning don't miss a beautiful sunrise! Walkthrough the Yumani Incas steps visiting the Fountain of Eternal Youth, then travel by boat to the north, to visit the ruins of Chincana and Sacred Rock, the journey continues by boat to the Isla de la Luna, visit the ruins of the Inca temple of Inak Uyu, finally to Copacabana and transport back to La Paz to spend the night.(B.)(L.)(Shared Guide)(Private Transfer)
Depart La Paz
After a good rest and a nice breakfast, you will finish our tour, returning to International Airport. (B.) (Private Transfer)
The below hand-picked properties feature a good location, superior service, and all facilities necessary for your comfortable stay:
- Santa Cruz Hotel ***
- Cortez ****
- Los Tajibos *****
- Casa Kolping ***
- De Su Merced ****
- Mi Pueblo Samary *****
- Colonial ***
- Coloso ****
- Jardines de Uyuni ****
- Nayra Hotel ***
- El Rey Palace ****
- Europa Hotel *****
- Ecolodge La Estancia ****
- 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
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary:
(B.) = Breakfast
(L.) = Lunch
(D.) = Dinner
(S.) = Snack
- All transfers, transport, sightseeing, and excursions as per the itinerary unless specified otherwise:
(Private Transfer / Transport) = Your own exclusive driver. No queuing for taxis, no stopping en route at tour booking agencies. All private transfers/transport are operated on a private basis – i.e., you won’t be sharing with others
(Semi-Private Transfer) = transport provided by the hotel or lodge to their guest only
(Private Tour) = Your own, personal tour guide and an exclusive vehicle
(Shared Guide) = Meet other like-minded travelers and share the services of a guide/vehicle during the planned activity. The typical group size is 10 travelers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all.
- Parks and monuments entrance
- Professional English speaking local guides throughout
- Service charges and taxes.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- International and internal air-tickets. We have access to wholesale fares and work closely with LATAM Airlines, contact us before organize your flights independently.
- Reciprocal fees and tourist visas are not included.
- Travel insurance
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included, phone call, laundry, tips, etc.
- Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events
- You should ensure you have travel insurance in place to cover the possibility of unforeseen circumstances which result in the inability to participate in the tour
- All routes are subject to change without notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions
- Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization (a visa) before entering the country. It is your responsibility for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific country and nationality of the traveler
- South America Tours Pty Ltd does not provide visa services.