Extend your Peruvian journey with a one-week, whirlwind Bolivian jaunt. This high-elevation add-on will launch and conclude in charming La Paz, Bolivia’s bustling capital. A flight to the south will land you at the heart of the world’s only worthy answer to the Tibetan plateau. Here awaits a dazzling lineup of picturesque, lunar landscapes: from the Valley of Rocks to the auburn, flamingo-dotted Laguna Colorada (the Red Lagoon), from volcanoes and hot springs to bubbling geysers and a cactus-covered “island” in an ancient lake. Pay a visit to a graveyard of rusted, vintage trains and to mysterious, pre-Columbian ruins. Above all, traverse the vast and ethereal salt flats of Uyuni – the largest on earth.
This journey outline is by no means fixed. As the traveller takes centre stage in our planning – from the type of lodging to daily activities – your journey will be crafted to suit you.
Fly into La Paz, where you’ll settle into your hotel for the night.
Early this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Uyuni. Explore San Cristobal with its colonial church and the villages of Culpina K and Alota. Visit the Valley of the Rocks and marvel at their interesting shapes, caused by wind erosion. Arrive at Villamar village, and finally your hotel for the evening.
Have breakfast this morning before departing to Laguna Colorada to see the famous James Flamingos, unique in its species. Continue onto the Sol de Mañana Geysers, going through the water springs and to Laguna Verde, at the edge of the Llicancahur Volcano. Journey back to Laguna Colorada, entering the high deserts of Siloli and visiting the Arbol de Piedrato finally reach Ojo de Perdiz.
This morning, journey through the minor lagoons and the valley of Alota, crossing the Highlands and passing the villages of San Agustin and San Juan, and across the Uyuni Salt Flats until you arrive at Incahuasi Island (also known as Fish Island). From there, continue to the village of Colchani – undoubtedly the best place to observe salt extraction methods and processes. Enjoy the stunning sunset before finally arrive to Uyuni Town.
After breakfast, set off from Uyuni to the great salt flats. On the way, visit the train cemetery, Colchani and the pre-Columbian Pucara de Ayque fort and the nearby chullpares on the foothills of Thunupa volcano. At midday, enjoy a specially prepared picnic lunch in the middle of the iconic Uyuni salt flats. Finally, head back to Uyuni village and spend your evening at leisure.
After a delicious breakfast head to thedomestic airport to fly back to La Paz. Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to your hotel for a short break. Later in the afternoon, our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you on a private exploration of Bolivia’s bustling capital and its popular neighbourhoods and markets. In the evening, spend it at leisure as you bid farewell to South America on your last evening there.
As a new day begins, our guide will meet you at the hotel and privately transfer you to the International Airport to catch your flight out.
La Paz, Uyuni, Villamar, Culpina K, Alota, Laguna Colorada, Sol de Mañana Geyser, Laguna Verde, Siloli desert, Arbol de Piedra, Ojos de Perdiz, Colchcani, Alota, San Agustin and San Juan, Incahuasi Island
May to October
3,600m - 4,600m
Easy to Moderate
Pricing upon request.
As we’ll customise your journey based on your preferences and needs, please note that this indicative price is just a rough estimate. Prices can fluctuate depending on season, type of accommodation and activities/experiences chosen(private vs. shared) etc
This journey outline is by no means conclusive. It is just a guideline and can be tailored according to your comfort level, interests and preferences for every detail from accommodation to activities.