Bolivia-Argentina 14 days

place+ See full itinerary and VisitsVisithome Hotel | Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.directions_car Daily Transport | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, 3 days of 4wd drive for Uyuni Salt flat and Lipez, 2 domestic flights La Paz-Uyuni and Sucre-La Paz. Expand or Collapse the itinerary to see the Outline full detailedtranslate Guides |English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)restaurant Food |For lunch (where included) it will either be a lunch box or a hot meal and for dinner (where included) you will be served a hot meal. Please refer to the program for more precision

place Day 1. La Paz (3663m/12.020ft) ArrivalNo Visit today home La Paz | Hotel Naira in La Paz or similardirections_car Transfert airport |Transfert Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant ------- |No meal organize this day

map MAP| Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.cloud_download DOWNLOAD ITINERARY | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, 3 days of 4wd drive for Uyuni Salt flat and Lipez, 2 domestic flights La Paz-Uyuni and Sucre-La Paz. Expand or Collapse the itinerary to see the Outline full detailedhelp_outline INFORMATION|English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)

Today you arrive in La Paz. Flying into La Paz is always an experience; if you arrive at night you can admire the lights of the city between the mountains or during the day you might get a view of the Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world. Once arrived in the International Airport of El Alto, which is also the highest commercial airport in the world, our team will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing, there are no more activities planned and you can take the time to acclimatize to the altitude and explore La Paz on foot.

place Day 2. La Paz - Chacaltaya (5300m/17.390ft) – Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) Visit Tiwanaku Full day home La Paz | Hotel Naira in La Paz or similardirections_car Transport to sites |Private transport to Tiwanaku and Folkloric show in town ~3h50translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B-L-D |Breakfast - Lunch - Diner are included

After breakfast, we leave to visit Chacaltaya – the highest ski run in the world (now closed due to lack of snow) – only a 1-hour drive from La Paz. From where the car drops us off we only must climb approx. 200m/656ft to reach the top, from where we have a wonderful view of a big part of the Cordillera Royal in particular the Nevado Illimani, the Huayna Potosi and the Condoriri. We can also observe the Altiplano and the Lake Titicaca and if the weather permits we can also see the clouds over the Yungas (semi tropical part of Bolivia) as well as the volcanoes Sajama (highest summit in Bolivia – 6542m/21,463ft), Parinacota and Pomerata. After lunch (not included) we descend to visit the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) in the southern part of La Paz. Because the area is composed of clay rather than rock, erosion has worn away large parts of the mountain creating impressive formations, that offer us a lunar landscape. We return to the centre around 15h30 and the rest of the day is free.

place Day 3. La Paz – Lake Titicaca – la Paz Visit Chacaltaya and Valle de la Luna Full day home La Paz | Hotel Naira in La Paz or similardirections_car Transport to sites |Private transport to Chacaltaya and Valle de la luna ~2h50translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B----- |Breakfast is included

We leave La Paz at 06h00 by bus to reach Copacabana where we board the Catamaran Cruise Ship. Upon arrival in Copacabana we visit the main square and the cathedra, before boarding the Catamaran. A snack is served on board while we sail to the Sun Island. Upon arrival at the Sun Island we visit the Inca Garden, the Inca stairs and the Inca fountain, as well as the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the largest private tourist attraction of Bolivia, including the underground museum of Ekeko, the traditional medicine and the Titicaca Reed Shipbuilders display centres, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft centre and the Intica’s lounge. We embark on a typical totora boat and we visit the Inca palace Pilkokaina before returning to the catamaran which will bring us to the harbour in Chua from where we board the bus for La Paz. We expect to arrive in La Paz at 19h30. End of our services

place Day 4. La Paz - San Pedro de Quemez Visit Copacabana Half day home S.P.de Quemez | Hotel La Cupula or similardirections_car Transport to sites |Private transport to Copacabana ~4h00translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B----- |Breakfast is included

In the morning, you are transferred from your hotel (La Paz centre) to the airport in El Alto for your flight to Uyuni. During the short flight, you can observe the Altiplano and if the weather permits you’ll have a great view of the different lakes and salt flats of the region. You are picked up from the airport and after a short stop in Uyuni we start our tour. The first visit will be the locomotive cemetery, the result of an abandoned project to build a big network of trains out of Uyuni. From here we continue to Colchani which is a small village situated on the edge of the Salar and who’s inhabitants live from salt exploitation. In Colchani we discover how salt is processed manually and we visit the small salt boutique. We now enter the famous Salar de Uyuni; the biggest salt desert in the world with acreage of 10.582km²/4.086mi2. One of the particularities of the Uyuni Salt Flat is that it contains a reserve of 9 million tonnes of Lithium which represents 40% of world production. We head to the Island Incahuasi, a geological formation that is a remnant of petrified coral and is covered with giant cactus that can get up to 12m/39.37ft high. From the top of the island we have a wonderful 360° view of the Salar de Uyuni. After lunch our journey continues to San Pedro de Quemez situated at the doors of the Lipez desert. We arrive at San Pedro de Quemez around 16h00 and the evening is free.

place Day 5. S.P.de Quemez - Ojo de PerdizVisit Isla del sol Half day home Ojo de Perdiz | Eco Shelter Palla Khasa or similar directions_boat Transport to sites |Public boat to Isla del sol ~1h30translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B-L--- |Breakfast and Lunch are included

We continue our tour of south Bolivia and from San Pedro de Quemez we pass the Uyuni – Ollague railway, which is the property of the FCA (Empresa Ferroviaria Andina), before crossing the Salar de Chiguana. We observe the still active volcano Ollague and even from far we can see its fumarole. We follow the famous Jewel Route which is composed of the Lagunas Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiar Khota, Honda and Ramadita. We arrive at Ojo del Perdiz in the Siloli Desert where we spend the night.

place Day 6. Ojo de Perdiz - UyuniVisit Isla del sol Half day home Uyuni | Hotel Naira or similardirections_car directions_boat Transport to sites |Public boat ~1h30 / Transport to La Paz ~ 4h00translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B----- |Breakfast is included

We leave the Laguna Colorada to go even deeper into the Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. We visit the boiling geysers of Sol de Mañana which is an impressive geothermal field with pits of boiling mud and strong smells of sulphur. Our tour continues in the direction of the thermal bath of Polques, a natural source of hot water where we can go for a swim. We continue through the South Lipez and we observe the “Damas del Desierto” which are enormous rocks planted in this barren landscape and carved by wind and weather over the years. We also cross the Dali Desert, which was named in reverence to the Catalan artist because of the resemblance of the landscape with the unreal yet natural colours, to the masters’ work. We continue to the Laguna Verde and Blanca at the foot of the Licancahur, one of the most southern points in Bolivia. The Laguna Verde gets its green colour from the high concentration of lead, arsenic sulphur and calcium. From the Laguna Verde we start our drive back north. We pass by the small village Villamar which seems lost in the middle of the gigantic Lipez desert before passing by the biggest mining project in Bolivian history at San Cristóbal. We arrive around 18h00 in Uyuni where we spend the night.

place Day 7. Uyuni - TupizaVisit Uyuni Salt flat full day home Tupiza | Hotel Tayka de Piedra or similardirections_car flight Transport to sites |Transfert Hotel - Airport ~45mn / Flight to Uyuni ~45mn / Private 4x4 vehicule for the visit ~5h00 translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B-L-D |Breakfast, Lunch and Diner are included

After breakfast we will drive to the colourful valley of Tupiza. It will take around 6h00 to reach Tupiza will cross the Cordillera de las Chichas and on the road, we will stop for lunch. Once in Tupiza the rest of the day will be free.

place Day 8. TupizaVisit Lipez desert full day home Tupiza | Hotel Tayka del Desiertodirections_car Transport to sites |Private 4x4 vehicule for the visit ~5h00translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B-L-D |Breakfast, Lunch and Diner are included

The valley of Tupiza is very colourful with reddish ochre bland earth. We will find also a very friendly community « los chicheños ». Today we will have 5 kinds of activity of your choice to propose: Discovery by foot: we’ll walk few kilometres around Tupiza Horseback riding: a small expedition Tupiceña style around 15 kilometres. 4wd tour: discover the surrounding a drive a bit further and see a little bit more Mountain biking: the sporty way to discover Tupiza and have a rush of adrenaline Butch Cassidy and Sundance road: follow the last road of the bandit toward Huaca Huañusca.

* Depending on the season and the weather, the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not always accessible!

place Day 9. Tupiza – Villazón – Humahuaca Visit Lipez desert Full day home Humahuaca | Hotel Jardines de Uyuni or similardirections_car Transport to sites |Private 4x4 vehicule for the visit ~7h00translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B-L--- |Breakfast and Lunch are included

We leave Tupiza to reach the Argentian border Villazón/La Quiaca. After the migration and custom control, we will drive toward Humahuaca. Once in Humahuaca we will drive to the nice colourful mountain surrounding Humahuaca and appreciate de landscape.

* Depending on the season and the weather, the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not always accessible!

place Day 10. Humahuaca – Purmamarca - SaltaVisit Potosi and Sucre full day home Salta | Hotel Mi pueblo Samary or similardirections_car Transport to sites |Private transport Uyuni - Potosi ~3h00 Potosi - Sucre ~2h00translate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B----- |Breakfast is included

After breakfast we will drive through Tilcara and discover the salt flat of « Salinas Grandes » the biggest salt flat in the West of Argentina. We continue our trip and pass by San Antonio de los Cobres before reaching the nice valley of Salta.

*The mines are closed on Sundays so if today is a Sunday we will go for a tour of the city instead.

place Day 11. Option 1: Salta – Cafayate / Option 2: Salta - IguazuVisit Sucre Half day home Salta | Hotel Naira or Similardirections_carflight Transport to sites |Private transport in Sucre / transfert Hotel - Airport / Flight Sucre - La Paz ~1h00/ Transfer Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B----- |Breakfast is included

Option 1 first day: Salta – Cachi – Molinos – Cafayate Early in the morning, we leave to drive to the small village of Cachi. From Salta the road offers a nice landscape composed with forests, canyons « Quebradas », rivers and high mountains. The road goes through « La cuesta del Obispo » and up to 3348 m where we can appreciate a full view on the valley. Then we continue la « Recta de Tin Tin », ancient road use by the Incas et goes to the national park « Los Cardones » where we can observe the Mountain Cachi 6380 m. Cachi village is located at the bottom of this mountain and we will visit and discover the church classified National Historic Monument. We will be also able to walk around Cachi or visit the Cachi historic museum. Later we will drive on the R.N 40 and visit Colte the handcraft road and the village of Seclantás, Molinos, San Carlos located in the « Quebrada de las Flechas » and its wonderful landscape. We will spend the night in Cafayate famous for its white wine Torrontes. Option 2 first day: Salta – Iguazu We leave the hotel and be transferred to the airport of Salta to flight to National Park of Foz de Iguazu. Once arrived our team will pick you up to drive to the hotel. This park was created in 1934 and measure 55.000 hectares. There are 275 falls from 30 to 80 meters high. An ecologic train and 3 stations have been built in purpose to preserve the environment of each tour. The lower tour (1700m) has 8 belvederes on a terrace which allow a direct contact with the vegetation and the waterfalls. The higher tour (1200m) which cross from the top part of the waterfalls Dos Hermanas, Chico, Ramírez, Bossetti, Adán y Eva, Bernabé Méndez, and finish in Mbigua and got 6 belvederes where we can appreciate the rainbow formed by the San Martin, Escondido, Dos Mosqueteros, Rivadavia and Tres Mosqueteros waterfalls. We continue toward Puerto Canoas 3 kilometres away from the Iguazu river bank where the third terrace start, from there we the best view on the most impressive waterfalls: La garganta del diablo. In the centre of the waterfall there is the island of San Martin where we can walk, 650 meters and 172 steps to access the different panoramas views. We will be able to appreciate the different panoramas like this one use in the movie Mission (1986) take precisely from this spot. We will walk also on the green path (600m) and observe the animal and plants. After this nice and impressive visit, we will go back to the hotel where the rest of the days is free.

place Day 12. Option 1: Cafayate – Salta / Option 2: Iguazu Brazilian sideCity tour on foot half day home Iguazu | Hote Naira or Similardirections_car Transport to sites |No transport this daytranslate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B-L--- |Breakfast and Lunch are included

Option 1 second day: Cafayate – Quebrada de las Conchas - Salta Today we will discover the impressive and marvellous « Quebrada de las Conchas » where we will enjoy the sight of several geologic phenomenon. We will go back to the hotel in Salta at the end of the afternoon. Option 2 second day: Iguazu Brazilian side After breakfast we will visit the Iguazu Waterfall Brazilian side. We will discover through the bridge and miradors the Floriano et Teodora da Fonseca waterfalls and finish our visit with the San Martin waterfalls with a complete view on the waterfalls and on San Martin Island. The rest of the day is free.

place Day 13. Option 1: Salta – Buenos Aires / Option 2:Iguazu – Buenos AiresNo Visit today homeBuenos Aires | Accomodationdirections_car Transfer Airport |Transfer Hotel-Airporttranslate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B----- |Breakfast is included at the hotel depending on your time of departure. If you must leave the hotel before breakfast is served at the hotel (normally at 07h00) breakfast is not included

Option 1 third day: Salta – Buenos Aires In the morning we will leave the hotel and be transferred to the airport of Salta and flight to Buenos Aires. Once arrived at Buenos Aires airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. After a short break we will visit the city. Buenos Aires is a 4 Million cosmopolitan city and the biggest of Argentina with a nice mix of European and South American culture and architecture. We will start the visit with the Avenida 9 de Julio, the largest avenue in the world. Will pass by the Teatro Colon and the Plaza de Mayo where we can observe La casa del Gobierno, el Cabildo and the Cathedral. At the end of the afternoon we visit la Boca area and the street « El Caminito » the artist and bohemian spot in town. Then we will go back to the hotel. Option 2 third days: Iguazu – Buenos Aires In the morning we will leave the hotel and be transferred to the airport of Iguazu and flight to Buenos Aires. Once arrived at Buenos Aires airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. After a short break we will visit the city. Buenos Aires is a 4 Million cosmopolitan city and the biggest of Argentina with a nice mix of European and South American culture and architecture. We will start the visit with the Avenida 9 de Julio, the largest avenue in the world. Will pass by the Teatro Colon and the Plaza de Mayo where we can observe La casa del Gobierno, el Cabildo et la Cathedral. At the end of the afternoon we visit la Boca area and the street « El Caminito » the artist and bohemian spot in town. Then we will go back to the hotel.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

place Day 14. Buenos Aires departureNo Visit today home------ | Accomodationdirections_car Transfer Airport |Transfer Hotel-Airporttranslate ESG |English Speaking Guiderestaurant B----- |Breakfast is included at the hotel depending on your time of departure. If you must leave the hotel before breakfast is served at the hotel (normally at 07h00) breakfast is not included

According to your time of departure* you are transferred from the hotel to the airport. For international flights, it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services. Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko South America cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

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