Bolivia tour, tour the highlights of Bolivia

Bolivia is South America's secret jewel, where Moon Valley complements the Island of the Sun amid Andean peaks, salt deserts and tropical plantations.
La Paz Moon Valley and Tiwanaku Salar de Uyuni salt flats Sucre and Potosi silver mines Lake Titicaca and island communities Mururata Witches market at Oruro
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14 Days
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Description of Bolivia tour, tour the highlights of Bolivia

Bolivia is one of South America’s best-kept secrets – a breathtaking melange of history, culture and mind-blowing landscapes from the heaven-reaching wilds the Altiplano to the colourful capital bustle La Paz, the world's highest capital. Here, grassy plains mingle with steamy jungles, while timeless colonial cities complement some of the wildest vistas on earth.

This trip contrasts the unforgettable Salar de Uyuni salt flats, where cactus encrusted islands rise surreally from a sea of salt, with the UNESCO-listed treasures of Sucre and the silver mining city of Potosi, while places like the witches market at Oruro reveal startling facets of modern day Bolivia.

The contrasts begin early, with the lanes of old colonial La Paz jostling for attention with the extraordinary landscapes of Moon Valley – including Bolivia's most important archaeological site, Tiwanaku - before driving to Lake Titicaca, where your introduction to Incan and more recent native heritage comes via trips to both the Island of the Moon and Island of the Sun, where you will sleep in a restored colonial Hacienda. You'll also visit a local Uruitos community on Kalauta island.

Flying to Sucre, you arrive in perhaps Bolivia's most attractive city - a UNESCO-listed jewel, where you'll get a chance to see the famous tapestry-weaving community of La Candelaria, as well as visiting a working silver mine and the Royal Mint in Potosi.

In remote Uyuni and Colchani, you discover the remarkable Salt Flats – sleeping in a hotel made from salt bricks and visiting the salt desert, as well as seeing the Tunupa volcano and the area's remarkable cactus 'islands'.

After a return to La Paz, venture forth to discover Bolivia's lush verdancy – from tropical forest to the coffee and coca plantations around Mururata, whose unique Afro-Bolivian community maintain remarkable ancestral links to Senegal.

**Price includes all activities/equipment, tour leaders, local guides and drivers, meals, mineral water, transport (excluding international flights), accommodation and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary.

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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Everything! Too many to name, but the vast and varied landscape and the dazzling Uyuni Salt Flats

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Check your fitness levels, there is a certain amount of walking, trekking, hikking uphill on rough terrain with the altitude to contend with

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


yes without a doubt, we visited villages, markets, homes of local people, weavers etc we bought souvenirs directly from them

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fabulous! First trip with this tour provider, very impressed with their responsible attitude and we had an exceptional tour leader

Reviewed on 07 Sep 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The Salar de Uyuni.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Pack warm clothes!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Great.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

In South America 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 home-stays, locally owned hotels, restaurants and the services of guides and drivers into our Bolivia tour, we ensure that the money you spend on your trip goes directly into the local economy and local communities benefit from tourism.

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

As a company we also supports emergency relief efforts in the areas we travel to, such as the Pakistan Earthquake Fund set up in 2005 and a variety of other community benefiting NGOs around the world. We also support several other NGOs around the world such as the Hope Foundation, Tibetan schools trust and Adopt-A-Minefield, which are all carefully selected to improve the standard of living for the communities we visit. There are full details of these on the Responsible Tourism page on our website.

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