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More than just the famous Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia astounds with a variety of experiences from otherworldly landscapes to lively cities. This itinerary is ideal for travelers who would like to cover a the major highlights of Bolivia in one trip, with the possibility of extending into Peru or Chile.

10 DAYS CLASSIC BOLIVIA

ITINERARY DAY-TO-DAY

1

DAY

LA PAZ

Take a ride on the teleferico and enjoy a visual introduction of the world's highest capital city. 

2

DAY

LA PAZ / SUCRE

Fly to the white city of Sucre where most colonial buildings are whitewashed and learn about its historic significance. 

3

DAY

SUCRE / POTOSI

Visit Jatun Yampara, an indigenous community and observe the way of life and customs of the ancestral Yampara culture. Meet the school community and learn about the educational reform in Bolivia. Drive to Potosi.

4

DAY

POTOSI

Once considered amongst the most important cities in the world along with Paris and London, explore the UNESCO site of Potosi. Visit a working cooperative mine and listen to the stories of the silver mines which the city was built upon.

5

DAY

POTOSI / UYUNI

Drive to Uyuni, once a major transportation hub of South America. Visit the Train Cemetery where trains and equipments were left to rust and fade out from the abandoned projects. 

6

DAY

UYUNI

Explore the famous salt flats of Uyuni . Depending on the season, winter sees geometrical polygon formations while summer transforms this saline desert into an endless mirror. Also, visit a salt factory and salt hotel museum. 

7

DAY

UYUNI / SILOLI DESERT

Drive to the village of Coquesa and hike to the cave of ancient mummies and get close to the Thunupa Volcano. Continue your drive to an altitude of 4,200m. Stop at the mirador of the volcano Ollague, an active volcano with one of the world's highest sulphur mines. Continue along the Chilean border by the "Route of the Jewels" and encounter flamingos and picturesque landscapes of the Siloli Desert. 

8

DAY

SILOLI DESERT / UYUNI / LA PAZ

Explore the stark landscapes of Siloli Desert and its famous "Arbol de Piedra". Visit the Sol de Manana Geysers, a volcanic crater and stop at the unearthly crimson Laguna Colorada and Polques Hot Springs before skirting Laguna Salada and crossing the Dali Desert. Visit the emerald waters of Laguna Verde. Fly to La Paz.

9

DAY

LA PAZ

Take a city tour of La Paz and delve into its colonial history  as well as local Andean life at the intriguing Witches Market. Venture to the Moon Valley and marvel at its lunar-like landscapes. Enjoy dinner at one of La Paz's upcoming fine restaurants. 

10

DAY

LA PAZ / TIWANAKU / LA PAZ

Check out "Cholets" of El Alto, a new Bolivian architecture and symbol of Aymara opulence. Uncover the ancient mysteries of the Tiwanaku civilisation, from the shores of Lake Titicaca to majestic pyramids and sacred temples.

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS

Parador Santa Maria La Real
Hotel Museo Cayara, Potosi
Kachi Lodge, Uyuni
Tayka del Desierto, Siloli Desert
Atix Hotel, La Paz
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