Bolivia is a fascinating country rich in culture and history. Begin in La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, with a pronounced indigenous influence reflected in the bowler hats worn by its Aymara women. Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia renowned for its white washed buildings and famous museums, whilst Potosi was the largest and wealthiest city in the Western Hemisphere during the 17th Century. The Spanish plundered incredible quantities of silver from this region, and evidence of earlier wealth can still be seen in buildings with elaborate baroque facades and a host of fine museums. The trip ends in Uyuni, a gateway to the largest salt flats in the world.
Day 01: La Paz You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 02: La Paz Enjoy a morning city tour, taking in the indigenous Witches Market followed by a visit to the colonial quarter which includes San Francisco Church, the Gold Museum and Murillo Square, on which sit the Presidential Palace, Cathedral and many other important buildings. Later visit the more affluent southern suburbs and see the impressive lunar landscape in the Valley of the Moon. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride on the 'Teleférico' as you return to your hotel.
Day 03: La Paz > Sucre Transfer to the airport and fly to Sucre with time at leisure to enjoy this colonial city.
Day 04: Sucre During your tour see the Casa de la Libertad, where the Act of Independence of Bolivia was signed in 1825, Bolivar Park and then visit the excellent Museum of Indigenous Art, which is well known for its Indian Textiles.
Day 05: Sucre > Potosi Drive through scenic landscape into the highlands bound for the famous colonial mining city of Potosi, nestled at the foot of the Cerro Rico Mountain. The rest of the day is free for independent exploration of what was, at one time during Spanish rule, the richest city in the Americas.
Day 06: Potosi Your full day of touring includes the colonial history of Potosi, which reflects the extraordinary wealth generated from the famous silver mines. Visit a working mine at Cerro Rico where you will be able to view the workers and the mining process much as it was under colonial times. Afterwards, step back in time to enjoy traditional colonial streets and the artisan market, the interesting Mint House Museum, San Francisco Church and the facade of San Lorenzo church, one of the greatest examples of the Baroque-Mestizo carving style.
Day 07: Potosi > Uyuni Leaving Potosi, head south through the Andes enjoying lovely panoramic landscapes before reaching Uyuni in the afternoon.
Day 08: Uyuni Arrangements end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport if planning to return to La Paz. Otherwise, Uyuni is the gateway to the famous Uyuni Salt Flats, and you can extend your time here to explore the salt Flats or continue your journey through to Chile. Contact World Journeys for details.
• Tailor-made tour with English speaking local guides • Personal meet & greet on arrival • 7 nights accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing & entrance fees • 7 Breakfasts • Flight La Paz > Sucre
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Surcharges may apply during Easter or National Holidays. 5 Star hotels are available in La Paz and Sucre at additional cost.
Surcharges may apply during Easter or National Holidays. 5 Star hotels are available in La Paz and Sucre at additional cost.