Highlights of Bolivia

    • Trip Type: Journeys
    • 8 Days | Round-trip La Paz
    • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

Expect the unexpected on an adventure through Bolivia, a country experiencing a surge in popularity due in part to its stunning landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of its indigenous populations. Explore the historic capital of Sucre and sky-high La Paz, experience life at a traditional hacienda, and watch the sunset from atop the sweeping Uyuni Salt Flats. Join us as we uncover a true South American treasure high in the Andes.

Trip Highlights

    • Sit down for a sunset picnic on the stark and surreal Uyuni Salt Flats.
    • Learn about local culture in Agencha, a small Quechua community located in a remote patch of the Bolivian desert.
    • Enjoy an interactive culinary experience in La Paz featuring a fusion of traditional and modern cuisine.
    • Experience life at a traditional hacienda firsthand.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — La Paz

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 — La Paz

Enjoy the morning at leisure, or opt to take an excursion to see the stunning maze of canyons and spires in the Valley of the Moon. This afternoon, set out by foot, van, and cable car to discover this sky-high city with your guide. Explore vibrant squares, historical landmarks, and lively markets, learning about the balance of old and new along the way. This evening, enjoy an interactive culinary experience at a popular local restaurant, including demonstrations on how traditional foods such as quinoa are integrated into modern fusion dishes. With our local chef, we’ll sample a variety of dishes and discuss the growing popularity of La Paz as a culinary destination.
(B,D)

Day 3 — Sucre

Catch a flight to charming Sucre, then enjoy an orientation walk around the main square with your CEO. This afternoon, relax at a local café, explore on your own, or opt to take an immersive city tour with a local expert that focuses on the stunning colonial architecture and historic sites, best viewed from atop the city’s ubiquitous rooftop terraces.
(B)

Day 4 — Sucre/Potosí

Enjoy free time this morning before traveling into the southern highlands to our historic hacienda. Surrounded by lush farmlands and rolling hills, this working farm offers unique opportunities for cultural exchange with the resident family. Get a glimpse into daily life here while taking part in demonstrations at the dairy and in the fields, and step back in time during visits to the property’s private rooms, chapel, and museum. Cap off your experience with an authentic farm-to-table dinner featuring specialities local to the area.
(B,D)

Days 5 & 6 — Potosí/Uyuni

Make the short drive to the center of Potosi and enjoy a guided tour of the Casa Nacional de la Moneda, the old silver mint and now a museum dedicated to Bolivian art and history. Take a scenic drive to Uyuni, gateway to the world's largest salt plain. Learn about the industrialization of salt and the geographical history of the region while driving across this mirror-like landscape. Enjoy a sunset picnic atop the flats before returning to our hotel.
(B,L)

Day 6 — Uyuni/Solar

Journey deeper into the salt pans to explore their varied geographical features. Along the way, stop at the remote town of Agencha, a small Quechua community sponsored by G Adventures for Good (seasonal). Here we enjoy a guided walk to learn about quinoa production and the cultural history of the area. Savor lunch prepared with local ingredients before continuing our exploration of the desert and its pans.
(B,L)

Day 7 — Uyuni/La Paz

Catch a flight to La Paz and enjoy free time to explore before joining our CEO for an optional farewell dinner.
(B)

Day 8 — La Paz

Depart at any time.
(B)

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Dates

2019
  • Jan 13 - 20, 2019
  • Feb 17 - 24, 2019
  • Mar 17 - 24, 2019
  • Apr 14 - 21, 2019
  • May 12 - 19, 2019
  • Jun 23 - 30, 2019
  • Jul 14 - 21, 2019
  • Aug 18 - 25, 2019
  • Sep 15 - 22, 2019
  • Oct 13 - 20, 2019
  • Nov 17 - 24, 2019
  • Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020

Trip Cost

Price From

$1,999

Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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What To Expect

We will be traveling at high elevations while in Bolivia. This expedition is not suitable for anyone who suffers from a respiratory disorder, a circulatory ailment, or a disability that limits mobility.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $479

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels (6 nights), hacienda/farm (1 night)

Meals Included
17 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transportation
Private vehicle, 4x4 vehicle, plane

In rainy season (approximately January to early April), it is not possible to visit the Agencha community. During that season, travelers will spend the day exploring the salt flats and surrounding geographic features, and a picnic lunch will be provided.

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.