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PBS06

Highlight Places: La Paz, Salt Lake (Salar de Uyuni), Tiwanaku 

Lenght5 DAYs/4 Noches 

Starts in: La Paz - Bolivia 

Ends in: La Paz - Bolivia  

Minimum: 2 Persons 


DAY 1 

La Paz - Uyuni 

Breakfast, dinner. 

 

Reception and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, City Tour and Moon Valley, guided tour that starts with the visit to typical markets in the city of La Paz, such as handicrafts markets, the exotic market of witches, where you can find articles related with rituals celebrations, medicinal plants and incense smokes that structure a colorful picture with singular originality; The traditional Church of "San Francisco", built with stone with a door  carved with Baroque blend with native motifs. The "Murillo Square" or "Plaza de Armas", the traditional "Calle Jaen" with museums that presents the history and national identity. 

Tour inside the modern cable car system that offers a panoramic view of La Paz city, bus ride through residential neighborhoods of the city, to finally visit the incomparable Moon Valley, received its name after Neil Armstrong visited the site and remarked how the landscape resembled that of the moon. Transfer to the terminal. Departure by bus to the city of Uyuni. 

Night aboard the bus. 

 

DAY2 

Uyuni - Salt Lake (Salar de Uyuni) 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Reception in Uyuni. After breakfast, the tour starts with a visit to the "cemetery of trains", where you will see "skeletons" of locomotives and wagons across the "Altiplano" (high attitude bolivian desert), remind us of a successful Bolivian mining past. Excursion to the Salt Lake (Salar de Uyuni), visiting the village of Colchani, located at 20 km from the city of Uyuni which is the obligatory stop on the way to the majestic Salt Lake, a crafts market located on the main street, artisanal proccesing salt plants, the cut and manual extraction of salt blocks; the first "Salt Hotel" built entirely with salt blocks; the route also visits the Grotto of the Galaxies, underwater cavern formed in the previous stage to the glaciations, conformed by volcanic eruptions solidified at the moment they contacted water; The cave of the Devil, which contains pre-Colombian buildings inside. 

The day concludes with the magical experience of seeing the sunset from this place, which is considered as a magical moment painted with strong red and orange like flashes of fire. 

Accommodation night in Uyuni or Colchani. 

 

*At night the sky becomes a vault with flashes of billions of stars, that can be seen on the horizon with no need to move your head up; the number of shooting stars that can be observed and the perception of the constellations, make this moment a wonderful experience. 

During rainy season, only a few millimeters of water cover the surface of the Salt Lake and like magic the line between earth and sky disappears, the stars descend from the sky by the water reflex. 

* (As long as the overnight is spend in Colchani or around the Salar Lake) 

 

DAY 3 

Uyuni - Incahuasi Island 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

Excursion to Incahuasi Island, characterized by its formations of limestone rock, with remains of corals and marine shells, full of capricious caves and giant cactus of 8 to 10 m. height; The tour also includes the Tunupa volcano, a sacred mountain revered by pre-Colombian and Inca cultures, the volcano offers also beautiful contrasts of colors, "bofedales" (a type of wetland, a high-altitude peat bog that acts like a giant natural sponge) that houses some species of birds, also visit an archaeological center where mummified rest of ancient cultures remains. 

 

Optional: Ascent to the volcano Tunupa (trekking) 

Return to the city of Uyuni. Transfer to the terminal. Departure by bus to the city of La Paz. 

Night aboard the bus. 

Optional: One-hour daily flights. (Does not consider dinner). 

 

DAY 4 

La Paz - Tiwanaku 

Breakfast, lunch. 

After breakfast, excursion to Tiwanaku, a pre-Inca archaeological site (1,500 b.c.) located 72 km from the city of La Paz, in the Bolivian highlands; known for the monuments and admirable lytic sculpture; The tour visits the great temple of Kalasasaya, built with big stones, the Puma Punku pyramid, ruins that show the great stones used in its construction and the use of staples for its union, the "Puerta del Sol" (Sun's door), lithic portal worked in one single block of stone, the most wonderful example of perfection work of construction reached by this culture. 

Overnight in La Paz. 

 

DAY 5 

La Paz. 

Breakfast.  

Transfer out. 

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