Independent - Complete Bolivia Highlights

Loop around Bolivia on this awesome trip to one of the most rewarding countries of South America. Explore La Paz, a high-flying city with unique neighbourhoods and a witch market, on a city tour. Immerse yourself in the abstract desert where Dali found his inspiration among volcanoes, moon-like landscapes, geysers and the glistening white salt flats of Uyuni. Walk among the historic streets of the highland town of Potosi. Get in touch with locals at marketplaces and see beautiful colonial architecture in Sucre and Potosi.

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Supplier Tour ID: LPBBOL/159015
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: La Paz, Bolivia
  • Finishes: La Paz, Bolivia
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • La Paz



Day 1

Arrival in La Paz
Get picked up at the La Paz airport and dropped-off at your hostel or hotel.


Day 2

La Paz Local City Encounter
Walk to the most interesting sites in La Paz with your local guide who will show you how to hop on a local bus, talk to locals, eat at local markets and the best street stands. Visit the real witch market and wander into neighborhoods rarely visited by tourists so you can see the real way of life in La Paz.
Included: English Speaking Guide, 1 Typical Snack.
Not Included: Local Transport (around Bs 20 = $3 USD) + Taxi (around Bs 10 = $1.5 USD), Lunch (between 30-70 Bs = $4-10 USD), Evening Refreshment (7 Bs = $1 USD)


Day 3

Free day & Night bus La Paz - Uyuni
Go on the optional `death road adventure by bike` or just relax in La Paz before taking a night bus to Uyuni.


Day 4

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Trip (L/D)
Arrive at the Uyuni bus station and make your own way to the meeting point of the tour (within walking distance). Start off your 3D/2N tour at 11 am with a visit to Uyuni`s `train graveyard` to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then we will visit the small village of Colchani to visit a salt factory where they process the salt mined from Uyuni, have lunch, and enjoy some free time to explore the local museum or shop for souvenirs. Next we will continue to the great salt flats of Uyuni. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, and visit a hotel made completely of salt. Next we will visit Incahuasi (Fish Island) where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. Enjoy the stunning sunset over the salt flat before spending the night at the village of Candelaria in a salt hotel.
*Included: 2 Nights accommodation in basic shared rooms, Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Tour, Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack during tour, Local Driver & English Speaking Guide on tour, Cook and cooking equipment on tour, Meals: 2 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 2 dinners / snacks
*Not Included: Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs), Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs), Hot Shower (10 Bs) - Please note that these costs are subject to change without prior notice.
Note: During the rainy season, between January and April, the Fish Island tour will be replaced with a possible stargazing / During the monsoon season, between January and April, the Salt Hotel will be in Colchani Village.


Day 5

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Trip (B/L/D)
Start off at 7:00 am for breakfast at the hotel and then head toward the villages of Julaca and San Agustin where we will take a short walk to the Sora Canyon to observe incredible views and flocks of llamas. Our next stop is at the Volcan Ollague viewpoint, where we will have lunch before heading to the beautiful Andean lagoons inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos. Visit the Desert of Siloli at 4550m (the highest and driest in the world) and take a photo next to the `Rock tree`, a lava rock formation. Before arriving to our final destination today, we will stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos and admire this intense red-colored lake, and then at the Sol de Mañana geysers. In the evening we will enjoy the open air hot springs and take a bath in naturally 35 Cº water before spending the night in nearby Polques.
Note: During the rainy season, between January and April, the departure will be at 6:00 am.


Day 6

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Trip & Return to Uyuni (B/L)
Get off to an early start around 7:30 to the Dali Pampas, where Salvador Dali found his inspiration from boulders sprinkled in the middle of the desert, and then to the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border). Then head back to Uyuni passing by beautiful scenery along the way and eating a picnic lunch along the roadside. Return to Uyuni in the afternoon. Overnight in Uyuni.
Note: During the rainy season, between January and April, the departure will be at 6:00 am.


Day 7

Transfer Uyuni - Potosi
Sleep in and then take a transfer to Potosi.


Day 8

Potosi Free Day & Transfer to Sucre
Enjoy a free day in Potosi to walk around town, then take a bus to Sucre.


Day 9

"Sucre with a Local" Day Trip
Learn about Sucre`s history and traditions on this walking tour. See this capital`s main attractions, interact with locals, and taste traditional Bolivian food with a local guide.
Included: English Speaking Guide, 1 Typical Drink
Not Included: Local Transport & Taxi to Cemetery (please bring about 18-20 Bolivianos to cover these costs)


Day 10

Sucre - Free Day
Enjoy a free day to visit the dinosaur park nearby or Tarabuco village just outside of Sucre on your own.


Day 11

Sucre - Free Day & Night bus to La Paz
Enjoy your last free day in Sucre and take a night bus back to La Paz.


Day 12

Airport drop-off in La Paz
You will be dropped-off at the airport in La Paz. End of the trip.

    • 9 Nights Accommodation:
    • 2N in La Paz
    • 2N in Shared Room on Uyuni tour
    • 1N in Uyuni
    • 1N in Potosi
    • 3N in Sucre
    • 2 Night Buses
    • All transportation between cities & during tours
    • La Paz Airport pickup & drop-off
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • English Speaking Guide on tours

      9-nights Hostel, 3* or 4* Hotel Accommodation depending on package
      (Details: 2N La Paz, 1 Nightbus, 1N Agua Quisa, 1N Red Lagoon, 1N Uyuni, 1N Potosi, 3N Sucre, 1 Nightbus)

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Tour Highlights:
    • Visit beautiful Bolivian cities with colonial architecture
    • Travel to the Uyuni Salt Flats through surreal deserts
    • Explore marketplaces and get in touch with the locals