Essential Bolivia

09D / 08N
Visit the modern city in Bolivia, Santa Cruz. Continuing with the Uyuni salt flats, and the impressive Colored Lagoons: Colorada Lagoon and Green Lagoon.

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What Included

  • Transfer IN & OUT: Santa Cruz, Uyuni & Desert & La Paz
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary:
  • City Tour Santa Cruz – Private
  • 3 days – 2 night Tour Uyuni Salt Flat with Desert and Color Lagoons + Lunch + Sunset Tour (Full Day) – Private
  • Tour Copacabana + Sun Island + Lunch (Full Day) – Share in bus
  • Tiwanaku Temple (half day) – Private
  • 02 nights in Santa Cruz + breakfast
  • 02 nights in Uyuni + breakfast
  • 01 night in the Desert + breakfast + Dinner
  • 03 nights in La Paz + breakfast
  • Meals according the itinerary
  • Entrances fee according the itinerary


Day 1 … – Santa Cruz

Arrival to Santa Cruz city where our exclusive tour guide will be waiting for you in order to explain you the detailed itinerary. Transfer to your selected hotel.

Day 2 – Santa Cruz

Breakfast at hotel.
You will start the tour visiting the beautiful city of Santa Cruz, one of the growing cities on the world. Walks through different avenues called “rings” which divide the city passing through beautiful squares and historical monuments. You will taste the traditional “Coffee” accompanied with pastries from the region. Also, you can visit a museum of your choice: Regional History Museum, Sacred Art or House of Culture (Mondays are closed). Return to the hotel.
Afternoon at leisure for personal activities. Overnight.

Day 3 – Santa Cruz – Uyuni Salt Flat

Very early breakfast at hotel. Pick up and transfer to the airport to board the domestic flight to Uyuni city. Start the tour the village of Colchani, where the processing of salt can be observed (drying, grinding and packaging of salt) you will also have the opportunity purchase handicrafts made of salt. Then we will be able to see the Salt mounds (first stage in processing the salt, the drying), Eyes of water (groundwater that flow to the surface), the Salt Museum built from salt and visit of the Incahuasi Island (a rocky island in the middle of the salt flat where we can observe giant cactuses, some of them are more than 100 years old, from the top you can see the salt flats in its entirety) Lunch in the sal flat. Also, you will enjoy a spectacular Sunset in Uyuni salt flat. Return to Colchani and overnight in salt hotel.

Day 4 – Uyuni Salt Flat – Desert

Breakfast at hotel. Start the tour with Train Cemetery (old steam locomotives that were used to transport minerals). Visit San Cristobal village, Ollague Volcano viewpoint 5865 masl, Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Charcota and Ramaditas lagoons. Lunch on route. Siloli desert. Dinner included. Overnight.

Day 5 – Desert – Uyuni Salt Falt

Breakfast at hotel. Early in the morning we will start the visit to the Stone Tree (geomorphological formation from the mushroom rock type, due to the erosion caused by the wind. It outstands from a set of volcanic rocks), the Red Lagoon where the red of its waters is due to sediments from algae as well as zooplankton and phytoplankton which have the peculiarity of changing with the temperature, the Geysers (lava boiling intensely and steam which reaches up to 50 meters high), stop at the Hot Springs of Polques where we can enjoy nature and a refreshing and energetic bath in the middle of the desert. Lunch on route. Then, we will visit the Green Lagoon where we can see its impressive emerald color and the Licancabur Volcano. Return to Uyuni and overnight in salt hotel.

Day 6 – Uyuni Salt Flat – La Paz

Breakfast at hotel. At fixed time, transfer to the airport to board the domestic flight to La Paz city. Arrival and transfer to hotel selected hotel. Afternoon at leisure for personal activities. Overnight.

Day 7 – La Paz – Copacabana – Sun Island – La Paz

Very early breakfast at hotel. Pick up and transfer to the bus station to board the tourist bus to Copacabana 3810 masl. This trip takes 3-4 hours approx. On the way, we will cross the strait of Tiquina by motor boat (20 minutes). Arrival to Copacabana and transfer by boat to Sun Island where you will visit Pilcokaina Palace and enjoy a nice lunch that is called Apthapi, it is prepared with: potato, dried-potato, broad bean, husked wheat, cold cheese, banana, boiled or fried egg and others. To then have a panoramic walk to the Community of Yumani where we will visit the famous Inca Garden, Sacred Fountain of Incas and Yumani Stairway. Then, we will return to Copacabana to visit the Catholic Church and Local Market. We will return to La Paz by local bus and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8 – La Paz

Breakfast at hotel.
We will start the experience tour to Tiwanaku Archaeological Temple, Antique pre-Inca archaeological city: Ceramic and Lithic Museums, Akapana Pyramid, Semi-Subterranean Temple, Kalasasaya Temple, Sun Gate and Ponce Monolite will be visited. Finally, you will visit a strategically aligned man-made terraced platform mound with a sunket court and monumental structure on top, Puma Punku Complex. Return to your hotel.
Afternoon at leisure for personal activities. Overnight.

Day 9 – La Paz – …

Breakfast at hotel. At fixed time, transfer to the airport to board the international flight.

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