Highlights of Bolivia

 

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Dates: May 18 - 26, 2019

Price: $599 | 9 Days | La Paz to La Paz

Trip Code: SBENG

Expect the unexpected on an adventure through Bolivia, a country experiencing a surge in popularity due in part to its stunning landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of its indigenous populations. Explore the historic capital of Sucre and sky-high La Paz, experience life at a traditional hacienda, and watch the sunset from atop the sweeping Uyuni Salt Flats. Join us as we uncover a true South American treasure high in the Andes.

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Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Highlights from Highlights of Bolivia

Sit down for a sunset picnic on the stark and surreal Uyuni Salt Flats. Learn about local culture in a small Quechua community in a remote patch of the Bolivian desert. Enjoy an interactive culinary experience in La Paz featuring a fusion of traditional and modern cuisine. Experience life at a traditional hacienda firsthand.

Itinerary

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Day 1/2 - La Paz 

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

  • Complimentary pre-night hotel included on this FAM

Day 3 - La Paz

Enjoy the morning at leisure, or opt to take an excursion to see the stunning maze of canyons and spires in the Valley of the Moon. This afternoon, set out by foot, van, and cable car to discover this sky-high city with your guide. Explore vibrant squares, historical landmarks, and lively markets, learning about the balance of old and new along the way. This evening, enjoy an interactive culinary experience at a popular local restaurant, including demonstrations on how traditional foods such as quinoa are integrated into modern fusion dishes. With our local chef, we’ll sample a variety of dishes and discuss the growing popularity of La Paz as a culinary destination.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives La Paz Culinary Experience

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4 - La Paz/Sucre

Catch a flight to charming Sucre, then enjoy an orientation walk around the main square with your CEO. This afternoon, relax at a local café, explore on your own, or opt to take an immersive city tour with a local expert that focuses on the stunning colonial architecture and historic sites, best viewed from atop the city’s ubiquitous rooftop terraces.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 5 - Potosi Countryside

Enjoy free time this morning before traveling into the southern highlands to our historic hacienda. Surrounded by lush farmlands and rolling hills, this working farm offers unique opportunities for cultural exchange with the resident family. Get a glimpse into daily life here while taking part in demonstrations at the dairy and in the fields, and step back in time during visits to the property’s private rooms, chapel, and museum. Cap off your experience with an authentic farm-to-table dinner featuring specialities local to the area.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Bolivian Hacienda Experience

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6 - Potosi/Uyuni

Make the short drive to the centre of Potosi and enjoy a guided tour of the Casa Nacional de la Moneda, the old silver mint and now a museum dedicated to Bolivian art and history. Take a scenic drive to Uyuni, gateway to the world's largest salt flat. Learn about the industrialization of salt and the geographical history of the region while driving across this mirror-like landscape. Enjoy a sunset picnic atop the flats before returning to our hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

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Day 7 - Uyuni

Journey deeper into the salt pans to explore their varied geographical features. Along the way, stop at the remote town of Agencha, a small Quechua community sponsored by G Adventures for Good. Here we enjoy a guided walk to learn about quinoa production and the cultural history of the area. Savour lunch prepared with local ingredients before continuing our exploration of the desert and its pans.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Jukil Community Experience & Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8 - Uyuni/La Paz

Catch a flight to La Paz and enjoy free time to explore before joining our CEO for an optional farewell dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 - La Paz

Depart at any time.

  • Complimentary departure transfer included on this FAM

Meals included: Breakfast

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Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: La Paz Culinary Experience, La Paz

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Bolivian Hacienda Experience, Potosí

  • G Adventures for Good: Jukil Community Experience & Lunch, Santiago de Agencha

  • Arrival & departure transfers

  • Pre-night hotel

  • La Paz city tour

  • Sucre orientation walk

  • Excursions to the Uyuni Salt Flats

  • Internal flights

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts), Hacienda/farm (1nt).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD220-290 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, 4x4 vehicle, plane, walking

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.