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Bolivia Discovery
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Climb to the top of South America for an out-of-this-world Bolivian experience encounter awe-inspiring geography, cities rich in colonial history and indigenous culture. From La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, travel to the crest of the Andes and the middle of nowhere for three days of incredible off-road exploration of the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano. Take the road less travelled and meet locals for an immersive cultural experience that few travellers get to know. If you are looking for an authentic experience away from the tourist track, Bolivia is the perfect place for genuine adventure.

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Duration: 11 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Off-road Auto & 4x4, Community Project Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126829
Starts: La Paz, Bolivia Finishes: La Paz, Bolivia
You will visit
  • La Paz

Itinerary

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Day 1: La Paz

There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: La Paz/Uyuni (1B)

Leave early for the long journey to Uyuni, the starting point for the salt flats excursion.

Transport:
Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. If travelling on a day when the train is not operating, you will take an overnight bus from La Paz departing at 19:00 and arriving in Uyuni at 06:00 the next morning.
Train (6.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni (1B, 1D)

Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni. Despite its isolation and challenging climate (cold and blustery most of the year), the town of Uyuni has earned the nickname of Hija Predilecta de Bolivia (Bolivia's Favourite Daughter).

It is also the starting point for our 2-night excursion through the spectacular Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in 4x4 vehicles.

Settle in to your G Adventures-supported community salt-brick bungalow, complete with salt floors and furniture, after a guided walking tour up to the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner of local ingredients prepared by ladies from the community.

Additional Notes:
During the rainy season the locations visited may change due to some routes being covered by water.

Included Activities:
Salt Flats Excursion
Jukil Community Experience & Lodge

Transport:
4x4 (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 4: Salar de Uyuni (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Included Activities:
Salt Flats Excursion

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Day 5: Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling to the town of Uyuni for the night.

Included Activities:
Salt Flats Excursion

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Day 6: Uyuni/Potosí (1B)

Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Spend the afternoon exploring the city.

Transport:
Uyuni to Potosi
Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)

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Day 7: Potosí/Sucre (1B)

Continue by bus to Sucre and explore this beautiful colonial city or opt to go hiking in the surrounding area.

Transport:
Local bus (3.00 hour(s), 79km)

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Day 8 - 9: Sucre

Spend two days exploring all that Sucre has to offer.

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Day 10: Sucre/La Paz (1B)

Fly to La Paz. Spend the afternoon exploring and shopping in the many markets of the city -- it is an especially good place to buy textiles and leatherwork.

Visit the Witches' Market or take one of the several optional excursions available.

Transport:
Plane (0.75 hour(s))

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Day 11: La Paz (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3 days)
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts), G Adventures-supported lodge/basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share)
    Meals Included
    • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Public bus, train, 4x4 vehicle, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) from Days 1-9; return flight to La Paz is unaccompanied
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the winding streets and markets of La Paz
  • Experience the Uyuni Salt Flats and high mountain wilderness by 4x4
  • Discover colonial cities and historic cultures in Bolivia


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Elin K. Posted on: 

Very good accommodations (even in the salt-desert!). Transportations were public and very good even if the roads sometimes was bad! And the itinerary was just right.

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Sandra K. Posted on: 

Excellent tour. Great scenery. It was a photographers paradise.

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David F. Posted on: 

Very Good. The scenery was breathtaking and the best that I have ever seen.

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Diana B. Posted on: 

The tour guide was very good, organized and considerate.

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Diep N. Posted on: 

The country was beautiful, and the tour was absolutely marvelous. I had an awesome time!

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Guillaume S. Posted on: 

The tour was in every way great. Great places to discover, great hotels and shelters, great guide. It was a pleasure to do this tour.

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Elizabeth C. Posted on: 

Good routes and amount of time planned in each area.

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Laura C. Posted on: 

The tour was great, timed well and had a fab leader!

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James F. Posted on: 

A very well organized tour with plenty to see and do.

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David P. Posted on: 

The places we went had fabulous scenery!

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