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Wild Bolivia

Tailor Made Itinerary

11 Days From A$7,881

Overview

Steeped in the blood of a turbulent past, Bolivia is a land of stunning contrasts. From the jagged peaks of the Andean Cordillera to the stark, glaring salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, it is a land of breathtaking landscapes, ancient cultures and colourful traditions.

This exhilarating adventure takes you from the highlands of La Paz, with its rich mix of mestizo architecture, fascinating ancient ruins and dramatic lunar landscapes to the jungles of the Amazon, where you will travel ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover ruins left by one of the Americas oldest civilisations
  • Go on the prowl for predators in the heart of the Amazon
  • Stay in a unique salt hotel in the desert salt flats
  • Explore the Witch Doctor’s Market in La Paz
  • Cycle along a perilous mountain path with expert guides
  • Sleep aboard a converted Airstream Camper

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE LA PAZ

DAY 1: ARRIVE LA PAZ

On arrival in La Paz you will be welcomed by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. After some time to rest up, be guided through the city in the afternoon to unearth its mysterious past, visiting the local markets for an insight into indigenous culture and rituals. These traditional attractions are surrounded by colonial architecture and the city is framed by the majestic Illimani Mountain. The tour then takes you just outside the city to the Moon Valley; a clay formation resembling the surface of the moon where breathtaking panoramas can be enjoyed.

Casa Grande Hotel

DAY 2: LA PAZ - TIWANAKU

DAY 2: LA PAZ - TIWANAKU

This morning your guide will take you to the magnificent Tiwanaku ruins which provide an amazing look into an ancient civilisation. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are examples of its glorious past where you can learn how the community sustained a successful agrarian based economy. The former inhabitants were pioneers in agriculture, engineering and medicine but a long famine caused the settlement's collapse. At the end of your half day tour stop for lunch at a local restaurant en route back to your hotel in the city.

Casa Grande Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: LA PAZ - RURRENABAQUE

DAY 3: LA PAZ - RURRENABAQUE

An early departure from La Paz for your local flight to the Amazon brings you to the Amazon’s entry town of Rurrenabaque for your overnight. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the town.

Hotel Maya
Breakfast

DAY 4: RURRENABAQUE - AMAZON RAINFOREST

DAY 4: RURRENABAQUE - AMAZON RAINFOREST

Travel deep into the rainforest by small boat, down the Beni and Tuichi rivers before landing ashore and hiking to your eco-lodge. After lunch and a chance to settle in, you can enjoy a swim or canoe ride in the nearby lake or simply relax in your tranquil surroundings. The afternoon includes a briefing about the natural importance of this national park. Later on, take a trail to discover the area's nocturnal wildlife including frogs, birds and insects.

Chalalan Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: AMAZON RAINFOREST

DAY 5: AMAZON RAINFOREST

A morning hike introduces you to a host of exotic vegetation and your guide will explain the medicinal properties of these herbs and plants. After lunch, the chance for a little leisure time at the lodge and a nature lesson before an afternoon trek to find the region's endemic mammals and reptiles including monkeys, caiman and anacondas. Return to the lodge for your final night in the jungle.

Chalalan Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: AMAZON RAINFOREST - LA PAZ

DAY 6: AMAZON RAINFOREST - LA PAZ

Walk back to the river port in the morning before returning to Rurrenabaque by boat for your flight to La Paz. Upon arrival, you will be collected from the airport and taken to your hotel by private transfer.

Casa Grande Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 7: LA PAZ - COROICO - LA PAZ

DAY 7: LA PAZ - COROICO - LA PAZ

Head out of the bustling capital to the meeting point for your bike excursion this morning. The road from Yungas to Coroico begins at a high altitude with fantastic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. From here, descend rapidly on your mountain bike down a twisting path, passing towering cliff faces, dramatic drops and amazing scenery. With expert instruction and supervision, you can safely enjoy Bolivia's most famous road, stopping for snacks and photos as you approach the jungle dirt track surrounded by rock overhangs and cascading waterfalls. At the end of the trail, arrive at an animal refuge for a well-deserved buffet lunch and some relaxation time by the pool. Transfer back to your hotel in La Paz at the end of the day.

Casa Grande Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: LA PAZ - UYUNI

DAY 8: LA PAZ - UYUNI

The final leg of the trip begins with a flight to Uyuni, where on arrival you will be transported to the largest salt flats on earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano. A journey into this unique landscape is an unforgettable experience as you travel over the surreal hexagons of crystalline salt, beneath a cobalt sky and amongst unusual wildlife and natural phenomena. Drive to 'Fish Island' which juts out remarkably from the flat terrain. This is an oasis-type ecosystem within the salt pan littered with cacti and an ideal place for photography. Following lunch, take an overland transfer to Jirira to arrive at your private Airstream Camper, then enjoy dinner and an overnight on board.

Vintage Airstream Camper
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: UYUNI SALT FLATS

DAY 9: UYUNI SALT FLATS

Enjoy a full day excursion to the salt lake where flamingos gather under the sun. Early on, stop at bizarre geological landmarks before reaching the foot of the Tunupa Volcano. In the afternoon, gaze at the incredible sunset before your final cosy night aboard the Airstream.

Vintage Airstream Camper
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: UYUNI - LA PAZ

DAY 10: UYUNI - LA PAZ

Morning departure to the airport for your return flight to La Paz. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel via private transfer. The rest of the day is free to enjoy your last evening in Bolivia at leisure.

Casa Grande Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 11: DEPART LA PAZ

DAY 11: DEPART LA PAZ

Today you will be collected at your hotel and transferred back to La Paz airport in time for your international flight home.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

WILD BOLIVIA (11 DAYS) A$7,881

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Richard

Richard is our Latin America expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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Southern Bolivia is more than the Uyuni Salt Flats. Further south this surrealism grows at the Salvador Dalí Desert and dreamlike lakes like Laguna Verde and Laguna Colorado that burst with colours.

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