Bolivia and Chile tour

“A two week, small group tour starting in Santa Cruz in Bolivia and ending with three nights in Chile, based in San Pedro de Atacama. With lots of altiplano adventures. Staying mostly in hotels, with private transfers. ”


Bolivia: Santa Cruz | Samaipata | Cordillera Oriental | El Fuerte | Vallegrande | Following in final footsteps of Che Guevara | Candeleria | Altiplano villages | Sucre | Potosi | Salar de Uyuni | Salt flats of Chiguana | Laguna Colorada Chile: San Pedro de Atacama | Tatio Geysers

Description of Bolivia and Chile tour

This Bolivia and Chile tour is a two week, small group journey through Bolivia’s altiplano, the vast high plateaus of the Andes, and some of the continent’s most dramatic landscapes. This trip starts in Santa Cruz in Bolivia from where we head south west. Our first overnight stop is the village of Samaipata, in the foothills of the Andes from where we can visit the UNESCO site at El Fuerte, a magnificent pre-Colombian ceremonial site.

We travel through traditional villages in these dramatic volcanic landscapes, stopping to enjoy elevated lakes, the vast open plains and salt flats such as at Salar de Uyuni. This is one of Bolivia’s most famous landscapes, a bright white salt crust stretching over 10,000 square kilometres.

Travelling with our expert guides in 4WD vehicles every day brings a new adventure, where we also visit the historic and beautifully whitewashed town of Sucre, the mines at Potosi and follow in the final footsteps of Che Guevara who died at Candelaria. Along the way we stay in a mix of hotels and haciendas, meeting plenty of people from altiplano communities before finishing our journey in Chile’s beautiful town of San Pedro de Atacama, which we use as a base to explore the deserts surrounding the town as well as the Tatio Geyser Field.

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the environments we visit are not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to this trip and as tour operators, it is something we are careful to promote. Your guide on this trip will have been trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas.

We are very aware of the economic, ecological and ethical impact tourism can have on ancient cultures and fragile environments. We realise that taking clients through this region can have a negative impact on the environment if not handled responsibly and as such, on all of our trips we go to great lengths to minimise the negative and accentuate the positive - after all, there are also many good things that the traveller can bring.

By keeping the group size to a maximum of 12, we can also minimise the human impact on the fragile sites we visit – particularly important as this trip visits some delicate ecosystems. Such as on day 11 of this tour where we visit Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), where 3 different types of flamingos nest.

The Impacts of this Trip

Responsible travel and sustainable tourism are fundamental ideas that we have been committed to since our birth. It is our strong belief that these words should not be simply ‘tagged on’ to dossiers and websites but should be at the very core of each trip, and our adventures are therefore designed with the local people, culture and eco-system in mind. We believe that a successful trip not only delivers a unique and unsurpassable journey for our clients, but that it also benefits the peoples whose lands we are privileged to visit.

In Bolivia we use local ground handlers - this means that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy and helps to improve employment opportunities in remote regions. By incorporating homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of guides and drivers into our itineraries, we ensure that money you spend on your trip goes directly into the local economy and local communities benefit from tourism. This tour offers a wonderful opportunity to spend 2 nights at Hacienda Candelaria where we will help bake bread for dinner. There are also opportunities to give back, purchasing souvenirs from the weavers Village of Candelaria and supporting two UNESCO world heritage sites visited on this tour.


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