Explore Bolivia in 11 days, including a tour of the Uyuni salt flats
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Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12
Trip code: BBDR
Duration: 11 days
Discover beautiful Bolivia in 11 amazing days on this guided group tour. Go off the beaten track in Bolivia and see the best bits of this unique part of South America on this amazing adventure. Beginning in the soaring city of La Paz, see the silver mining town of Potosí and spend time exploring Bolivia’s ‘White City’, Sucre, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable 3-day 4x4 excursion to the incredible Salar de Uyuni (salt flats) before returning to lively La Paz. Stunning!
Please note: This is an open-aged trip.
- Discover Bolivia and make new friends on this guided group tour
- Explore the sky-high city of La Paz, one of the highest in the world!
- Go on a unique 3-day 4x4 driving tour of the Uyuni salt flats and see volcanoes, mountains, desert landscapes, gorgeous lagoons and unusual geysers in this breathtaking scenery
- Join an optional tour of a working silver mine and learn all about the fascinating history of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Potosí
- Try awesome optional activities and hike, bike or even see perfectly-preserved dinosaur footprints as you explore the capital city of Sucre
Day 1: La Paz
Arrive in the soaring Bolivian cultural capital of La Paz today, in time for a 6pm welcome meeting where you will meet your guide and group.
Day 2: La Paz/Sucre
Spend the morning exploring the capital city before taking a short, inclusive afternoon flight to beautiful, colonial Sucre.
Day 3-4: Sucre
This colonial city is often called the ‘White City’ and you have 2 days of free time to wander its streets, join optional excursions to nearby dinosaur tracks or go hiking or biking in the surrounding scenery.
Day 5: Sucre/Potosí
Travel on by local bus from Sucre to Potosí, where you have some free time to explore the city or join an optional and unforgettable visit to a working local silver mine (extra cost of USD21).
Day 6: Potosi/Uyuni
Head south to Uyuni which is the gateway to the salt flats excursions.
Day 7-8: Salar de Uyuni
Head to Salar de Uyuni on day 7 and enjoy a 3 day 4x4 driving excursion to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats and see the stunning surrounding desert scenery.
Day 9: Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni
Enjoy a final day exploring the salt flats and then board an overnight bus back to La Paz.
Day 10: La Paz
Have a free day to explore the winding streets and markets of La Paz or for the more adventurous you can opt to bike on the famous “death road”.
Day 11: La Paz
Your incredible Bolivian tour ends today in La Paz and you are free to depart at any time.
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You will need to arrange your flights into Alto International Airport in La Paz, Bolivia on day 1, in time for a 6p.m. welcome meeting.
Please note, we can also arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
Airport transfers are not included, but you can get a taxi to your hotel in the centre of La Paz for a set rate of around 8USD. Please only use taxis driven by official uniformed taxi drivers. The scenic drive into the soaring city takes around half an hour.
10 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. The majority are in twin-share rooms, however accommodation at the community lodge will be on a multi-share basis.
9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners are also included. Please allow USD145-190 for meals not included.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18. This fantastic trip is an open-aged experience that caters for a mix of younger and older travellers. This means that you may travel with people who are outside your own age group. Such a mix of ages creates a great group dynamic and enhances the travel experience, as you get to know a range of people with different stories to tell!
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Bolivia for stays of up to 30 days.
Please note: Due to recent changes, the Bolivian authorities now require all travellers to Bolivia to provide a Yellow Fever 'Certificate of Vaccination' on arrival. You should keep your Yellow Fever Certificate with your travel documents when entering Bolivia. As we are not medically trained we are not able to advise you about vaccinations - you should make an appointment with your GP before travelling to get up to date information and advice about receiving the vaccination and other health considerations.
Physical Rating: Average. Some activities on this trip will require a moderate level of fitness.