National Geographic Journeys: Highlights of Bolivia (SBENG)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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.
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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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2020
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||La Paz||Day 1 La Paz|
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Additional Notes: This adventure travels to high altitude, medically defined as anything over 8,000 ft (2,440m). Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 2||La Paz||Day 2 La Paz (1B, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: La Paz City Tour La Paz Culinary Experience
|Day 3||Sucre||Day 3 La Paz/Sucre (1B)|
Catch a flight to charming Sucre, then enjoy an orientation walk around the main square with your CEO. This afternoon, relax at a local cafE, 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 the city's ubiquitous rooftop terraces. Included Activities: Sucre Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Potosi Countryside||Day 4 Potosi Countryside (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy free time this morning before travelling into the southern highlands to our historic hacienda. Surrounded by lush farmlands and rolling hills, this working farm offers unique opportunities for cultural exchanges 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. Included Activities: Bolivian Hacienda Experience Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Uyuni||Day 5 Potosi/Uyuni (1B, 1L)|
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 worlds 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. Additional Notes: Note: During the rainy season the locations visited may change due to some routes being covered by water. Included Activities: Casa de la Moneda Excursion and sunset Picnic on the Salt Flats Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s)) 4x4
|Day 6||Uyuni||Day 6 Uyuni (1B, 1L)|
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. Additional Notes: In rainy season (approximately January to early April), it is not possible to visit the Agencha community and a box/picnic lunch will be provided instead. Included Activities: Bolivian Salt Flats Experience Jukil Community Experience & Lunch Transport: 4x4
|Day 7||La Paz||Day 7 Uyuni/La Paz (1B)|
Catch a flight to La Paz and enjoy free time to explore before joining our CEO for an optional farewell dinner. Transport: Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)
|Day 8||La Paz||Day 8 La Paz (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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