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  • Discover the largest salt flat in the world: Salar de Uyuni
  • See the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos, a Unesco World Heritage site
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sucre
Let Bolivia catch you by surprise with its amazing landscapes, rich culture and multiple facets. Join us on this 12-day, private, guided tour to see the best that Bolivia has to offer. Starting from the lowlands of Santa Cruz's subtropical forest, the tour begins with a visit to the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos, a jewel of the colonial era.

This is followed by two days in the city of Sucre where you will enjoy a peaceful atmosphere along with stunning treasures of colonial architectural. Then comes the largest salt flat in the world, Uyuni. Enjoy driving through this immense, surreal landscape.

Get the glimpse of Bolivia's rich past while driving through Potosi, which once had the largest silver mine in the world. Your journey continues to La Paz thereafter. Visit the National Museum of Ethnology and Folklore in thee capital city before it is time to head home. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Hotel Cortez
A private driver will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel. If we have enough time today, we will go out on a sightseeing tour of Santa Cruz. Start with Guembe Park, 15 minutes away from Santa Cruz. This 24 hectares paradise is a mix of tropical forest, lagoons and crystal clear water. It also has one of the largest butterfly house in the world and an enviable collection of orchids.

Enjoy a guided visit of the butterfly house as well as thee butterflies reproduction laboratory, orchid temple and termite castle. You are free for the rest of the day.
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Hotel Chiquitos
Leave the hotel at 08:30 am in the morning. Your first stop in San Javier (three hours by road). This is the first Jesuit mission in the country and was founded in 1691. It also hosted the first music school and a workshop to make violins.

Your next destination is Concepcion, 70 km further to the east. Stop by to see the unique geological formations known as Piedras de Paquio. You are free for the rest of the day.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours 5 Star Hotel at La Mision
Visit the church and the museum that was the birthplace of General Hugo Branzer (former Bolivian dictator and president). Original handwritten scores that were played in the missions are exhibited in the museum.

Have your lunch in Concepción then head for San Ignacio. The church was destroyed in 1948 rebuilt in 2001.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Villa Chiquitana
Head for San Miguel and San Rafael missions early in the morning. The opulence of these monuments contrasts with the quietness of the forgotten villages where they exist.
Continue to Santa Ana, a mission destroyed by the Indians after the Jesuits had left. This is followed by a journey through the Mennonite country all the way to San Jose de Chiquitos.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Hotel Cortez
The village of San Jose was founded a few kilometres away from the original site of Santa Cruz. Visit yet another missionary site in the morning before heading west. Cross Rio Grande and take the road leading to Santa Cruz.
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Pueblo Samary Hotel
A private vehicle will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport. Hop on the flight to Sucre and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel on arrival. You are free for the rest of the day. Enjoy dinner at Pena Orígenes Bolivianos Restaurant tonight.

This restaurant is set around a large stage where, almost every night of the week, they put on a colourful, high-energy dance show featuring traditional dances from Sucre and the rest of Bolivia. The dancers act out scenes from Bolivian folklores.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Pueblo Samary Hotel
Spend the day exploring the city of Sucre. A Unesco World Heritage site, Sucre is famous for its beautiful colonial architecture and numerous churches.

Your guide will pick you up at 9:00 am and take you to the most famous buildings and museums of the city. Start with Convento de la Recoleta, a monastery of the Franciscan order built in 1601. Learn more about the history and culture of the region in the Museum of Indigenous Art (ASUR) and Casa de la Libertad, where the Independence Act was signed in 1825.

End the day with a visit to the Monastery of San Felipe Nery. Enjoy a beautiful view of the city from its terrace.

Please note that Convento de la Recoleta, ASUR Museum and Monastery of San Felipe Nery are closed on Sunday while Casa de la Libertad stays closed on Monday.
Meals
  • Breakfast
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Hotel Palacio de Sal
Head for Colchani in the morning. Cross Sucre Bridge, which is known for its anachronical design, over Río Pilcomayo (the river separates Argentina and Paraguay further South) and climb over to the Potosí Plateau.

You will cross the Frailes Mountain Range to reach the village of Uyuni, a small, remote town that borders Salar. Stop by at Pulacayo on the way. Pulacayo used to be the second largest silver mine in South America in the 19th century. It is now almost a ghost town with a museum that harks back to its glorious past.

Arrival in Colchani at the end of the day.
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8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Hotel Palacio de Sal
Discover the world’s largest salt flat with your tour guide today. Leave your hotel at 9:00 in the morning on a jeep for Salar de Uyuni. Drive 73 kilometres on the salt flat to reach the Island of Incahuasi.

This island, located in the middle of Salar, offers an incredible view of the salt desert and the several volcanos that surrounds it. Of volcanic origin, the island is covered with stromatolites and giant cacti (stromatolites are fossilized bacterial colonies, first traces of life on earth).

Return to Colchani in the evening. If we can find more time, we will visit the train cemetery on the outskirts of town.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Casana Hotel Boutique
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport in Uyuni. Catch the domestic flight from Uyuni to La Paz. Drive to your hotel in La Paz on arrival.

You will have some free time to explore La Paz. Explore the historic centre of the city. Go handicraft shopping on Sagárnaga Street or visit one of the various museums in the city.

The tour guide will then take you to the National Museum of Ethnology and Folklore (MUSEF), which occupies a beautiful colonial building built in 1730 and declared a national monument in 1930. The museum is home to an extensive collection of artefacts that tell the story of the many cultures of Bolivia from pre-Incan times to the present.

Learn more about the significance of textiles, masks, ceramics and feather art. Also see a vast collection of coins and banknotes from the colonial time. This tour will last for around three hours.
Meals
  • Breakfast
8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Casana Hotel Boutique
Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby at 09:00 am. Time to discover the history, culture and natural beauty of La Paz. Your first destination is the indoor market of Plaza San Francisco (Mercado Lanza). You will then take a cable car to El Alto to enjoy great views of the city and the mountains that surround it.

Visit different neighbourhoods and explore the historic centre of the city. Wander down Los Andes Street, known for shops selling colourful costumes and masks.

Treat your taste buds to delightful local cuisines tonight during a visit to Gustu. Voted one of the 50 best restaurants in South America, this outfit is led by Danish Chef​ Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen's Noma, a three-time winner of the World's 50 Best Restaurants.

Enjoy a five-course ​tasting menu​ paired with alcoholic drinks before driving back to your hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours
Enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
what’s included
  • Meals: 10 breakfast, 8 lunch and 6 dinner
  • An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the museums and monuments mentioned on the itinerary
  • Private arrival and departure transfers. Private transport used during the unless otherwise mentioned. Domestic flight tickets
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  • Single room supplement
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