Bolivia-Chile 14 days Group | BOLCH14GROUP

date_range Next departure: 03/03/19
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  • 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. La Paz (3663m/12.020ft) ArrivalNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel Naira in La Paz or similar ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfert Airport - Hotel ~45mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breaksfast,lunch,dinner no included

    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 – Copacabana Visit Copacabana full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel La Cupula or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport to Copacabana ~3h30--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast - Lunch - Diner are included

    We leave the hotel at 07h30 and after approximately 3½ hours we arrive in Copacabana, where we leave our luggage at the hotel. Before lunch we visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana which is a 16th century church that houses the image of the patron saint of Bolivia. The church attracts thousands of local tourists throughout the year and it remains one of the two principal sacred places both for indigenous people and Catholics. After lunch, we have the option to climb to the Calvario from where we have a beautiful view over the lake and the village or climb to Intiwatana or Horca del Inca which is believed to have been an astronomical observatory. If time allows it, we can visit both the Calvario and the Horca del Inca and the rest of the day is free to enjoy Copacabana.

    place Day 3. Copacabana – Isla del SolVisit Isla del Sol full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Palla Khasa or similar------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Public boat ~1h30--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

    After breakfast, we leave by boat to visit the famous Sun Island (Isla del Sol). We visit the Inca Staircase, the Inca Fountain as well as the ruins of the Palacio de Pilkokaina (“place where the birds rest”). This construction is characterised by its walls and doors that are particularly well conserved. We spend the night in an Eco Lodge in Yumani.

    place Day 4. Isla del Sol - La Paz Visit Copacabana half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Naira or similar------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- |Public boat ~1h30 / Transport to La Paz ~ 4h00--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

    In the morning, we return to the harbour of Yumani (walking down the Inca Staircase) from where we take a boat back to Copacabana. Upon arrival in Copacabana we have time for lunch before returning to La Paz where the evening is free.

    place Day 5. La Paz - Sucre city Tour Visit Sucre half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Mi pueblo Samary or similar------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Flight La Paz Sucre 1h00-Transfer Hotel Airport--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

    After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Sucre (departure times vary depending on the day). Arrived in Sucre we are transferred to the hotel and after lunch we leave to visit Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia also called the White City. This gem of Baroque art and the Renaissance is the most European cities 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. Sucre is considered the most beautiful city in Bolivia, but apart from its beauty and atmosphere of the 18th & 19th centuries, Sucre also has the advantage of being the historic capital of Bolivia. We visit the various museums, the Textile Asur as well as the Casa de la Libertad, which saw the signing of the Declaration of Independence August 6, 1825. The evening is free to enjoy Sucre.

    place Day 6. Sucre – UyuniVisit Potosi half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Jardines or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visits Transport Sucre - Potosi ~2h00 Potosi - Uyuni ~3h00--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

    At 08h00 we leave Sucre for Potosi. Potosi was once one of the largest cities in the world with a population over 200.000 people and is one of the highest cities in the world. It lies beneath the Cerro Rico Mountain (“rich mountain”) which was the reason for the town’s historical importance because of its important silver ore. After lunch we visit the miners market. Custom says it brings good luck to buy Coca leaves, cigarettes, alcohol or even dynamite as presents for the miners that 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 600m into the depths of the Cerro Rico. After this impressive visit, we leave Potosi for Uyuni. Upon arrival the rest of the day is free.

    place Day 7. Uyuni – San Pedro de Quemez Visit Uyuni Salt flat full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka de Piedra or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private 4x4 vehicule for the visit ~5h00 --- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast, Lunch and Diner are included

    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 continue 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 8. San Pedro de Quemez – Ojo de Perdiz Visit Lipez desert full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Tayka del Desierto or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private 4x4 vehicule for the visit ~5h00--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, Lunch and Diner 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.

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

    place Day 9. Ojo de Perdiz - S.P.de Atacama Visit Lipez desert full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Don Thomas or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private 4WD vehicle Transfer Hito Cajón – San Pedro de Atacama ~1h30--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch are included

    Today we visit the Stone Tree (please refrain from climbing on the rock) planted in the middle of the Siloli desert and later we enter the Reserva Nacional de la Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa where we arrive at the Laguna Colorada. This Alto Andina Laguna gets its name because of the red colour which is caused by microscopic shellfish which is the principal nutriment of the rose flamingos that live in this area. Due to climate changes (lack of rain) and the high evaporation of the Altiplanic basin the water level of the regions Lagunas is reduced rapidly which year after year also reduces the population of the flamingos. Our tour continues in southern direction to the Laguna Verde – one of the most southern points in Bolivia. We leave the Laguna Colorada in order 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 have the possibility to 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 the 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 where we stop to take a few pictures. The Laguna Verde gets its green colour from the high concentration of lead, arsenic sulphur and calcium – please refrain from bathing. From the Laguna Verde continue to the border in Hito Cajon from where we are transferred to San Pedro de Atacama.From the Laguna Verde we continue south to the bolivian/Chilean border at Hito Cajon. After the border formalities we will change vehicle and continue to San Pedro de Atacama where the rest of the day is free.

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

    place Day 10. S.P.de Atacama – S.P.de AtacamaVisit géiseres de Tatio full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Don Thomas or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visits ~3h00--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is 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. In the afternoon we visit the Valle de la Luna which was created through the centuries by floods and winds giving it an extraordinary colour and texture. The valley is also considered one of the driest places on earth, as some areas have not received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years!! We return to San Pedro de Atacama and the rest of the evening is free.

    place Day 11. S.P.de Atacama – Salar de Tara – S.P.de AtacamaVisit Salar de Tara half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Don Thomas or Similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Private transport for the visits ~1h00--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast is included

    After breakfast we leave to visit the Salar de Tara which is only accessible by 4WD. The Salar de Tara is located approx. 100 km from San Pedro de Atacama in the National Reserve Los Flamencos and is probably one of the most impressive landscapes on the Altiplano. Situated at 4300m of altitude the salar is surrounded by volcanoes and we’ll see numerous volcanic rock formations, created by centuries of erosion, which present some particular formations; Guardianes de la Pacana (the guards of the Pacana), which are enormous stone pillars that rise vertically and lonely from the deserts sand, or the Farallón de Tara (craggy stone). After this impressive visit we return to San Pedro de Atacama and the evening is free.

    place Day 12. S.P.de Atacama – Calama - Santiago de ChileNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel Providencia or similar------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel – Airport Hotel ~1h15--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch are included

    We transfer to the airport in Calama to take the flight Calama – Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago our team will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel and the rest of the day is free.

    place Day 13. Santiago – Colchagua Valley – SantiagoVisit Colchagua valley half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel Providencia or similar---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Privat transport for the visit ~3h30--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |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

    The worldwide reputation of Chilean wines is well established, and it will be a shame not to enjoy your stay to discover the manufacture of one or more of the most prestigious Chilean wines. This visit is a trip in the past to meet the traditions and the Chilean countryside. About 1h30 after leaving the hotel, we will meet in the Colchagua Valley more than 150km south of Santiago. Our visit will begin with the visit of a vineyard in a carriage through its vineyards, then the tasting of several wines in its cellar. You have the choice to have lunch in a vineyard or in the best restaurant of Santa Cruz, the most important city of the region. The afternoon will be spent visiting a beautiful vineyard but also the realization of Chilean wine. We will return to Santiago at the end of the 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 14. Santiago DepartureNo Visit today --- homecheck --- |Accomodation---------- directions_carcheck ---------- |Transfer Hotel-Airport--- translate check --- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |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.

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