Chile-Bolivia 14 days | CHIBO14PRIVATE

place+ SEE FULL ITINERARY AND VISITSClick to see the full itinerary day by dayhome HOTELS | Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.directions_car DAILY TRANSPORTS | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, domestic flight(s) depending on your program. translate GUIDES |English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)restaurant MEALS |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.Santiago de Chile Arrivalcity tour half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Santiago ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transfert Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, lunch, dinner not included

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 Santiago. Once arrived in the International Airport of Santiago, our team will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing, we start the city tour. The sights today include the old district, Club Hípico, the San Francisco church, the Government Palace, Main Square, Santa Lucía Hill, the San Cristóbal Hill from where we have a panoramic view of the city and last the most modern district in the city.

place Day 2. Santiago - Valparaiso - SantiagoVisit Viña/Valparaiso full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Santiago ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visits ~3h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

Today we visit Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. In 1996, the World Monuments Fund declared Valparaiso’s unusual system of funicular elevators (highly-inclined cable cars) one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures and the city was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. We continue to Viña del Mar which is Chile’s main tourist attraction and also known as “La Ciudad Jardin” (The Garden City). You can have lunch in one of the many seaside restaurants and in the afternoon we visit the town: the Casino which is one the oldest gambling establishments in South America, walk along the beach, Reñaca and of course the botanic garden Quinta Vergara where the biggest musical festival in Latin American is celebrated each year. We return to Santiago where the evening is free to enjoy the last day on the South American continent.

place Day 3. Santiago - S.P.de Atacama Visit Valle de la Luna half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in S.P. de Atacama ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Flight Santiago - Calama ~2h05 / Private transport Calama – San Pedro de Atacama ~1h20translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for the flight to Calama (connecting in Santiago). After arrival to the airport of Calama you will be transferred to San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon we start the tour by visiting the Valle de la Luna. The Valle de la Luna was created through centuries with stone and sand formations in extraordinary colours and textures making it look similar to the surface of the moon. The valley is also considered one of the driest places on earth as some areas have not received rain in hundreds of years. We will see the salt statues “Las Tres Marias”, the salt mine and the salt caverns and from a large sand dune we can really appreciate the view of the valley.

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 4. S.P de Atacama – Tatio Geyser Field Visit Tatio Geyser half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in S.P. de Atacama ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visits ~3h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

We leave very early to visit the enormous geyser field “Los Géiseres del Tatio”. With over 80 active geysers it is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere. We have breakfast on the site before heading back to San Pedro de Atacama by the village Machuca. We return to San Pedro de Atacama and the rest of the day is free.

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 5. Lagunas Altiplánicas – Salar de Atacama Visit Lag. Altiplánicas half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in S.P. de Atacama ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visits ~2h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, lunch included Dinner not included

The tour starts from San Pedro de Atacama and the first stop is the village Toconao. We then continue to Socaire which is a small village situated in 3500m and is considered the viewpoint of the Salar de Atacama. From here we continue to the lakes Miscanti and Meñiques which are part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve. We continue to the smaller salt flats Capur, Talar and Tuyaito before returning to San Pedro de Atacama.

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 6. S.P. de Atacama leisure day Free day in S. P. de Atacama --- homecheck --- |Hotel in S.P. de Atacama ------- directions_walkdirections_bikecheck ---------- | Bike or walk according to your desiretranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, lunch included Dinner not included

Today we will have a leisure day in San Pedro de Atacama. Some activities are available like treks, bicycle tour or Sand surfing don’t hesitate to ask your guide previously.

place Day 7. Pukara de Quitor – Astronomical TourVisit Salar de Atacama half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in S.P. de Atacama ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transport for the visits for the Astronomical tour / Half day hot spring 2h30 Celestial Explorationstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

After breakfast we leave at 09h00 and walk to visit the Pukará del Quitor. This pre-Colombian stone fortress was built in the 12th century and was designated a natural monument in 1982. It is strategically placed on the side of a hill protected by a gorge over the river. We will be back at the hotel around 13h00 and the afternoon is free to relax before the tour in the evening. Space has the largest park of telescopes of any public observatory in South America and they offer you the best possible view of the southern skies. Please note that this tour is not available during the few days of full moon.

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 8. S.P de Atacama - Ojo de Perdiz Visit Sud Lipez full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka del Desierto or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private 4x4 vehicle for the visittranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

At 8:00, we leave San Pedro de Atacama to join the Bolivian Border of Hito Cajón and enter the National Reserve of the Andean Fauna "Eduardo Avaroa" in Bolivia not far from the Licancahur volcano (5971m) and the Verde and Blanca lagoons. We will not be able to avoid the ritual of the administrative formalities then we will continue our journey by borrowing the tracks of South Lipez, on our way we will observe the "Ladies of the Desert" important rock of several tons cut by the winds and put in this desert landscape of South Lipez, then we will cross the desert of Dali, reverence to the Catalan artist for the unreal and natural colors of this fantastic landscape that will remind us of the colorful touch of the master. We will go from art to geology by visiting the seething geysers of Sol de Mañana, an impressive geothermal field of the region, mud wells boiling with accentuated smells of sulfur. Our visit continues towards the thermal bath of Polques, swimming pool of natural hot water in which we will be able to bathe, if one wishes it. We will visit the Laguna Colorada, which owes its name to its reddish color caused by microscopic crustaceans, the main nutrient of flamingos, which owes its pink color. Due to climate change and the strong evaporation of the Altiplánico basin, the water level of the lagoons in the region is rapidly decreasing, which year after year limits the Flemish population. We will visit the stone tree (thank you not to try to climb the tree) planted in the desert of Siloli and finally after this busy day we will reach 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 9. Ojo de Perdiz - S.P de Quemez Visit Lipez desert full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka de piedra or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private 4x4 vehicle for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Our way up North Cape continues. We will cross the famous jewel route composed of Ramaditas Lagoon, Honda, Chiar Khota, Hedionda and Cañapa before crossing the Salar de Chiguana and past the railroad Uyuni - Ollagüe owned by the FCA (Empresa Ferroviaria Andina). We will follow the railway to arrive in the middle of the afternoon to San Pedro de Quemez, the first Bolivian village burned by the Chilean army during the Pacific War, where we spend the night. The rest of the day will be free.

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 10. S.P de Quemez - UyuniVisit Uyuni salt flat full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Uyuni ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast and lunch included Dinner not included

We will leave the small village of San Pedro de Quemez and we will enter the famous Salar of Uyuni the largest salt desert in the world with an area of 10582km². This salar has the particularity of containing a reserve of 9 million tons of Lithium 40% of world production. We will drive to Incahuasi Island which by mistake is better known as Fisherman's Island. This geological formation which is a petrified coral remains is covered with giant cactus that are up to 12m tall. From the highest point of the island we will have a breathtaking 360 ° view of the Salar of Uyuni. We will visit "los Ojos del Salar" (geological phenomena of rising water from the depths of the salar) and a few kilometers further we will also stop at the salt hotel, the first salt hotel built on the same salar. We arrive at the small village of Colchani located east of Salar Uyuni whose inhabitants live from the exploitation of salt, we will go into a salt operator in Colchani, a special meeting with these artisans from the end of the world. At Colchani we will be able to discover the manual work of the elaboration of salt and we will visit the small salt shop which acts as a museum where we can discover huge pieces carved in salt and curiosities (pottery, jewels, tools, etc.) We will visit the locomotive cemetery - remains of more prosperous times - before going to Uyuni in the late afternoon.

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 11. Uyuni - SucreVisit Potosi/Sucre half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Sucre ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport Uyuni - Potosi ~3h00 / Potosi - Sucre ~2h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

We leave for Potosi early in the morning and upon arrival we start with a visit to the miner’s market. Custom says it brings good luck to buy Coca leaves, cigarettes, alcohol or even dynamite as presents for the miners who will receive us at their workplace. Once we have finished our purchases we visit one of the mines in the Cerro Rico mountain. The mines here are quite different from western mines, some of them are very old – dug out by hand by the slaves of the Inca Empire and later by African slaves during the Spanish occupation - and very narrow and short (not for claustrophobics). Our visit of the Cerro Rico starts by the “Tio” (uncle) who is the protector of the mines and to whom the miners on many occasions make offerings in order to be protected from bad spells. We visit the 1st level of the mine and have the possibility to descend up to 3 levels below – 500 or 600 m into the depths of the Cerro Rico. After this impressive visit, we return to the hotel to pick up our bags and drive to Sucre. Once installed in the hotel in Sucre the rest of the evening is free.

place Day 12. Sucre City tour - La Paz Visit Sucre half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in La Paz ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Transfer Hotel - Airport – Hotel / Private transport for the visits / Flight Sucre – La Paz ~1h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

After breakfast, we visit Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia also called the White City. This gem of Baroque art and the Renaissance is the most European city in Bolivia and probably one of the most beautiful in Latin America. Founded in 1538 by order of Pizarro, Sucre was destined to become the residence and the centre of the Spanish bourgeoisie. From an architectural point of view, Sucre has remained like a postcard of the 19th century which is of course part of its charm. Apart from its beauty and atmosphere of the 18th & 19th centuries, Sucre is also the historic capital of Bolivia. We visit the various museums, the Convento de Santa Clara as well as the Casa de la Libertad, which saw the signing of the Declaration of Independence August 6, 1825 (all visits may vary depending on the day because the museums are closed on Sundays and public holidays). In the afternoon, we are transferred to the airport in Sucre for the flight back to La Paz. Upon arrival in La Paz we are transferred to the hotel and the evening is free.

place Day 13. La Paz - Tiwanaku - La PazVisit Tiwanaku half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in La Paz ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transport La Paz –Tiwanaku – La Paz ~3h50translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, dinner included, Lunch not included

We leave around 08h30 for our visit of the ruins of Tiwanaku, the capital of the pre-Inca empire. Tiwanaku was one of the oldest civilisations in the world and is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire. We visit the Akapana Pyramid and the semi-subterranean temple as well as the archaeological area where we can see the Temple of Kalasasaya, one of the largest and oldest ceremonial centres of the world. We also visit the famous “Puerta del Sol” (Gateway of the Sun) which is a monolithic structure that weighs about 10 tons. On the Puerta del Sol we can observe the Tiwanakota calendar which is expressed in 365,24 days distributed over 12 months. We visit the archaeological museum where we see the Monolith Bennet which measures 7,20 meters and weighs 20 tons, and we also get an insight in the 13 centuries of history which make Tiwanaku the oldest civilization in Latin America. After our visit of the site we have lunch (not included) in a typical restaurant where we can taste quinoa; the most important grain of the Andes. After lunch, we return to La Paz and in the evening, we go to a local “peña” to enjoy a folkloric dance show.

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. La Paz departureNo visits today --- homecheck --- |Departure ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport Hotel - Airporttranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast 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 in Lima. 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 Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

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