- Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol
- Salt flats and Tunupa Volcano
- Sucre city / Potosi city
Bolivia being a country with a culture rich in diversity is an unavoidable destination if you want to understand the reality of South America since immemorial times.
A country where 60% of the population has native indigenous origin, appears with numerous cultural expressions, from north to south from east to west and from the heights of the Andes to the Bolivian Amazon. Different people of Bolivia have a wisdom inherited by generations. A knowledge that is not written in words but still practiced in customs and rituals; its origins come from the first men to set foot on South America; intact ancient wisdom and lifestyles that challenge the modern globalized world.
Starting on Lake Titicaca at 3825 m.a.s.l. The sacred islands of the sun and moon, the Copacabana peninsula, the archaeological site of Tiwanaku, ancient Chiripas, Incas,Wankarani and other settlements; all of them located throughout the region between Titikaka and surroundings of La Paz city (3600m.a.s.l.). As a guardian of the the city appears the majestic Illimani mountain at 6439 meters, silent witness of the Bolivian history, full of revolutions and unexpected twists in a continental plot that even at this days is in the process of being developed.
To the south of Bolivia we find the city of Sucre also called “Cradle of Liberty” as the plans for the first independence revolution in the continent in 1809, were made behind the gates of the university of San Fransisco Xavier.
Also to the south of Bolivia we find the city of Potosi in its time of splendor it was as big as London or Paris; Seated at the foot of one of the biggest deposits of silver discovered in the world ; It is still possible to find there, miners working like in the colonial times, the city is also the place where the “Mint” was settled; where the silver extracted from the “rich hill of Potosí” was coined; It became a pillar for the economy of Spain and Europe.
To the Amazon, Bolivia has national parks such as Madidi where you can see the cultural and climatic contrast from distances as close as 100 km from the city of La Paz. This region is located to the east of the Cordillera Real.
Our cultural tour begins with a visit to the city of La Paz and its main viewpoints; then we continue visiting the archaeological site of Tiwanaku and then we go to Lake Titicaca , where we find Copacabana and the Isla del Sol.
Meet at the group hotel in La Paz, arrival transfers will be provided from La Paz airport to the hotel.
Tour of La Paz, visit the moon valley, Murillo square, witch doctors market, cable car and museums Return to hotel.
Day 3 (Lunch)
Visit the archaeological site of Tiwanaku where you can see the museums, ruins and the old town and return to the hotel at La Paz.
Day 4 (Lunch, Dinner)
Drive to Yampupata at the coast of Lake Titicaca. Boat to the island of the sun and hike to the hostel.
Day 5 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Visit of the archaeological site “la chinkana” on the north of the island of the sun, return to Copacabana and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 6 (Lunch)
Visit the shrine of Copacabana, the Calvary and surroundings and return to La Paz
Day 7 (Lunch)
Flight to Sucre visiting museums, 25 de Mayo square, central market and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 8 (Lunch)
Visit paleontological site of “Cal Orco” park and drive to Potos.
Day 9 (Lunch)
Visit Potosi silvermine, the royal mint (optional) and drive to Uyuni.
Day 10 (Lunch, Dinner)
Visit the “Train Cemetery” cross the salt flat ,explore Incahuasi Island, Tunupa Volcano and return to Uyuni.
Day 11 (Lunch)
Flight from Uyuni to La Paz , transfer will be provided to the hotel.