From $885/Person          All Inclusive 7Day/7Night Package Starting and Ending in La Paz  

The La Paz area has so much more to offer than most realize. History, culture, ancient ruins, waterfalls, islands and vast forests beg the intrepid traveller to be explored. Our 7 day all inclusive package explores the best of La Paz, giving you an in depth experience that combines off the beaten trail with some of the more popular must see attractions like Tiwanaku and Isla del Sol. We offer this package with 3 to 5 star accomodation, and cooked to order lunches served in the beautiful Bolivian countryside. 

Highlights:                     Overview:

  •  Ancient Ruins              Day 1 La Paz City Tour
  •  History                         Day 2 Andes/Ruins/Forest Day
  •  Local Cuisine               Day 3 Coroico/Yungas 
  •  Local Culture               Day 4 Tiwanaku/Copacabana
  • Customizable               Days 5-6 Isla del Sol/Isla de la Luna
  • Private                          Day 7 Palca Canyon           

Includes: Accomodation (3 to 5 stars depending on package), Listed Tours, Private Transportation (Airfare to and from La Paz not included), Breakfast and Lunch (Dinner included on Isla del Sol and in Coroico), Entrance Fees, English/Spanish Speaking Guide 

Itinerary: As this is a private tour we are flexible in regards to our itinerary. We understand that after a few days of travel it’s nice to sleep in for a change. We are happy to accommodate for this, as well as making some other slight changes to the itinerary. For example, those wishing to do the Death Road may opt to switch out the “Andes, Ruins, Forest” tour to do so. It is best to keep in mind that this tour was designed to cover the most of the La Paz area while minimalizing superfluous transport time. We require a minimum of 2 travelers to book, and limit groups to 20 travelers.  

Day 1, La Paz                                We begin with the city of La Paz, administrative and political capital of Bolivia. Founded in 1548, La Paz is as rich in history as it is in culture. Starting from the iconic San Francisco Church, birthplace of La Paz we travel on foot to Plaza Murillo, where the Bolivarian wars for independence began. We then head to grab a salteña on the plaza. Salteñas are the traditional empanada of Bolivia, and are enjoyed as a midmorning breakfast treat. Walking to Calle Jaen we explore the most intact early colonial street in La Paz before heading to the city’s teleferico, or gondola line. From there we have a bird’s eye view of the city and the canyon of the Choqueyapu River. We stop halfway up the red line to visit La Paz’s Cementario General or general cemetery. This “city of the dead” is enormous, and its park-like atmosphere is a favorite spot for Paceños (demonym for people from La Paz) to stroll on the weekend. After a stop in El Alto we return to the downtown area to take lunch and sample some more local food. After lunch we either continue to visit more sights downtown, such as the lookout at Killi Killi, or return you to your hotel to rest up a bit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Day 2, Andes, Ruins, Forest   A tour of our own design, we explore the history of the ancient trade routes that fueled the Andean economy for centuries. We depart by private transportation from La Paz and head up high, to a 5000 meter pass on an ancient Andean trade route used continuously for at least 3000 years. From there we cross the continental divide and head down to a series of “tambos”. These stations were used by the Inca and Tiwanaku peoples as relay points for messengers (chasquis) and for trade caravans crossing the Andes to stop and rest. Some of these tambos are still well preserved, and it is in one such tambo that we stop and cook lunch. After lunch we depart for a walk in the cloud forests of the “Yungas”, the foothill region to the east of the high Andes. These foothills shelter a biodiversity nearly equal to that in the lower Amazon Basin, with riotous vegetation and many rare, colorful bird species (more in this region than in all of North America combined!). From there we continue down into tropical warmth, to the 18th century colonial village of Coroico where we spend our second night.

Day 3, Coroico                             The village of Coroico is a meeting point of cultures and home to many peoples. It also has some of the best fried chicken this side of Kentucky. Coroico is a wonderful place to shop for locally made crafts as well. We have several options for our day in Coroico, including a hike into the unique, moss covered cloud forest on Mt. Uchumachi, a drive out to a secluded group of waterfalls for swimming and BBQ cooked next to the water, or simply a relaxing day spent by the pool sipping umbrella drinks. Any way you choose you can’t go wrong. At 1500 meters t’s a nice way to catch your breath before heading back to the thin air of the Altiplano. We conclude the day with private transportation back to La Paz.

Day 4 Tiwanaku/Copacabana                                                                                                                                                          Shrouded in mystery until quite recently, the ancient city of Tiahuanaco is still far from being completely excavated and surveyed. The area around the site was inhabited as early as 3500 BCE, and saw the rise of Chiripa, first civilization in the Americas, around 1500BCE (note: we can amend the Tiwanaku itinerary to accommodate a visit to the Chiripa site upon client’s request). With the development of the suka kollu, a type of agricultural pond, the settlement grew rapidly during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, and began to influence the surrounding areas. As a city-state, it blossomed between 300CE and 1000CE, and was home to as many as 500,000 people at its peak. Due to changing weather patterns around the turn of the first millennium CE the city began to decline and was abandoned sometime around 1080CE. Although much of the site was disturbed by looting, which began soon after Tiahuanaco’s decline, it is possible to observe the high level of social sophistication, and technical stone work that were characteristic of Tiahuanaco during its height. We depart La Paz between 7am-8am for the 1.5 hour drive to Tiwanaku and tour the main sites of Puma Punku, the Pyramid of Akapana, Temple of Kalasasaya, Puerto del Sol and the ruins complex’s stone and pottery museums. After completing the tour we begin our drive to Copacabana, where we will spend our fourth night. After touring the town and the incredible grottos perched above the stunning Titicaca shoreline we sample the area’s local cuisine for dinner. Fried fish is the local specialty here, with much more to choose from.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Day 5-6, Isla del Sol/Isla del la Luna
Isla del Sol is a jewel of South American travel. From white sand beaches with turquoise water to the island’s 80+ ruins there is too much to see in just one day, and with a backdrop of 6000 meter peaks towering over the water the sunrises are unforgettable. After breakfast in Copacabana we begin our journey to Isla del Sol by private boat, stopping at Isla de la Luna on the way for an hour long walking tour of that Island and it’s ruins. After arriving on Isla del Sol we are met by mules to take our bags up the hill to the picturesque village of Yumani. After lunch we walk to the Inca ruins at Pillkukayna, a well preserved two story structure. Dinner options in the village of Yumani include chairo (a Bolivian stew with beef or fish and potatoes) pizza cooked in a wood fired oven or fresh caught trout. On day two we head to the Inca ruins at Chincana, popularly known “the labyrinth”. This hike crosses the length of the island with stunning views of the high Andes and the Peru side of the lake along the way. After lunch cooked at the ruins we return to Yumani, and gather our things before returning to Copacabana by private boat. Clients have the option of returning to La Paz that evening or spending another night in Copacabana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Day 7, Palca Canyon
Located to the southeast of La Paz, and lost in eternity, Palca Canyon is the hidden gem of La Paz travel. Eons of rain have sculpted the sedimentary rock into a masterpiece the likes of which Georgia O’Keefe or Salvador Dali would feel perfectly at home in. Temperatures here can be much higher than in chilly La Paz, which is often a welcome change for those travelling in the Altiplano. Several smaller canyons spur off to the sides, and offer a unique environment to hike in, as the narrow canyons wind and twist into the silence. To the Aymara this was a place to make offerings to the Pachamama, or Earth mother, and to reflect and commune with the spirits. The occasional presence of water creates lush oases of moss and deep green plants that starkly contrast the rock. We cook lunch in the canyon, and spend the day exploring, hiking and enjoying this unique and surreal environment. As time allows we can return to La Paz early in the afternoon for clients wishing to rest up a bit and get ready for a flight or to do some shopping.          

                         

From $2865 per person All inclusive 14 day/14 night package starting in La Paz and ending in Santa Cruz or La Paz 

Bolivia could be considered a mini continent for its diversity in culture, geography and climate. This private 14 day tour covers most of Bolivia’s major geographical areas, including the Bolivian Amazon, Bolivian Andes, the Altiplano, Bolivian Yungas and Bolivia’s high desert. This itinerary begins in La Paz, and is a nice mix of off the beaten path tours combined with some of Bolivia’s major attractions. Our service includes private ground transport, air transfer from Sucre to Santa Cruz, all meals excluding dinner*, accommodation in hotels vetted by us and professional guides who call Bolivia home. *for multi day portions incl. Isla del Sol, Salar de Uyuni and Amboro we provide 3 meals per day

Highlights:                  Overview:                     

  • Exploring Ruins       Day 1 La Paz
  • Wildlife Viewing       Day 2 Andes/Ruins/Forest
  • Local Cuisine           Day 3 Coroico/Yungas
  • Lake Titicaca            Day 4 Tiwanaku/Copacabana
  • High Andes              Day 5&6 Isla del Sol
  • Jungle                       Day 7 Palca Canyon
  • Desert                      Day 8,9&10 Salar de Uyuni
  • 4 Cities                     Day 11 Potosi
  • Customizable          Day 12 Sucre
  • Private                      Day 13&14 Amboro/Santa Cruz

Includes: Accomodation (3 to 5 stars depending on package), Listed Tours, Private Ground Transportation, Air Connections Through Course of Tour (Airfare to and from Bolivia not included), Breakfast and Lunch (Dinner served through Isla del Sol, Salar de Uyuni and Amboro portions), Entrance Fees, English/Spanish Speaking Guide


Itinerary: This is a private tour with the exception of the Salar de Uyuni portion (typically a group of 6-7 people). We are happy to arrange the 3 day Salar tour as private. This tour is designed to cover the most of Bolivia while minimizing superfluous transport time. We are happy to make changes in this itinerary to accomodate our clients' wishes. We understand that after a few days of travel it’s nice to sleep in for a change, so we are happy to push times back or start earlier for those who like. Hotel options vary from basic (3stars) to luxury (5 stars). In most cases tours are private, We require a minimum of 2 travelers to book, and limit groups to 20. 

Day 1, La Paz 

Our tour begins with the city of La Paz, administrative and political capital of Bolivia. Founded in 1548, La Paz is as rich in history as it is in culture. Starting from the iconic San Francisco Church, birthplace of La Paz we travel on foot to Plaza Murillo, where the Bolivarian wars for independence began. We then head to grab a salteña on the plaza. Salteñas are the traditional empanada of Bolivia, and are enjoyed as a midmorning breakfast treat. Walking to Calle Jaen we explore the most intact early colonial street in La Paz before heading to the city’s teleferico, or gondola line. From there we have a bird’s eye view of the city and the canyon of the Choqueyapu River. We stop halfway up the red line to visit La Paz’s Cementario General or general cemetery. This “city of the dead” is enormous, and its park-like atmosphere is a favorite spot for Paceños (demonym for people from La Paz) to stroll on the weekend. After a stop in El Alto we return to the downtown area to take lunch and sample some more local food. After lunch we either continue to visit more sights downtown, such as the lookout at Killi Killi, or return you to your hotel to rest up a bit.

 

Day 2, Yanacachi 
One of the prettiest drives in Bolivia, we venture to the seldom visited 16th century colonial town of Yanacachi, a village lost in time. Some of the timbers on the older houses date from the early colonial period, and are nearly 500 years old. On the surrounding hillside are several smaller villages that have long been abandoned, and are melting back into the forest, including a centuries old church with its alter still intact. After eating lunch we travel to an ancient settlement where Inca ruins intermingle with early colonial buildings along astretch of pre-Colombian road. The romantic atmosphere of this area is haunting. From there we continue down into tropical warmth, to the 18th century colonial village of Coroico where we spend our second night.

 

Day 3, Coroico                                                                                                                                                                                       The village of Coroico is a meeting point of cultures and home to many peoples. It also has some of the best fried chicken this side of Kentucky. Coroico is a wonderful place to shop for locally made crafts as well. We have several options for our day in Coroico, including a hike into the unique, moss covered cloud forest on Mt. Uchumachi, a drive out to a secluded group of waterfalls for swimming and BBQ cooked next to the water, or simply a relaxing day spent by the pool sipping umbrella drinks. Any way you choose you can’t go wrong. At 1500 meters t’s a nice way to catch your breath before heading back to the thin air of the Altiplano. We conclude the day with private transportation back to La Paz.

Day 4 Tiwanaku/Copacabana

Shrouded in mystery until quite recently, the ancient city of Tiahuanaco is still far from being completely excavated and surveyed. The area around the site was inhabited as early as 3500 BCE, and saw the rise of Chiripa, first civilization in the Americas, around 1500BCE (note: we can amend the Tiwanaku itinerary to accommodate a visit to the Chiripa site upon client’s request). With the development of the suka kollu, a type of agricultural pond, the settlement grew rapidly during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, and began to influence the surrounding areas. As a city-state, it blossomed between 300CE and 1000CE, and was home to as many as 500,000 people at its peak. Due to changing weather patterns around the turn of the first millennium CE the city began to decline and was abandoned sometime around 1080CE. Although much of the site was disturbed by looting, which began soon after Tiahuanaco’s decline, it is possible to observe the high level of social sophistication, and technical stone work that were characteristic of Tiahuanaco during its height. We depart La Paz between 7am-8am for the 1.5 hour drive to Tiwanaku and tour the main sites of Puma Punku, the Pyramid of Akapana, Temple of Kalasasaya, Puerto del Sol and the ruins complex’s stone and pottery museums. After completing the tour we begin our drive to Copacabana, where we will spend our fourth night. After touring the town and the incredible grottos perched above the stunning Titicaca shoreline we sample the area’s local cuisine for dinner. Fried fish is the local specialty here, with much more to choose from.

Day 5-6, Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol is a jewel of South American travel. From white sand beaches with turquoise water to the island’s 80+ ruins there is too much to see in just one day, and with a backdrop of 6000 meter peaks towering over the water the sunrises are unforgettable. After breakfast in Copacabana we begin our journey to Isla del Sol by private boat, stopping at Isla de la Luna on the way for an hour long walking tour of that Island and it’s ruins. After arriving on Isla del Sol we are met by mules to take our bags up the hill to the picturesque village of Yumani. After lunch we walk to the Inca ruins at Pillkukayna, a well preserved two story structure. Dinner options in the village of Yumani include chairo (a Bolivian stew with beef or fish and potatoes) pizza cooked in a wood fired oven or fresh caught trout. On day two we head to the Inca ruins at Chincana, popularly known “the labyrinth”. This hike crosses the length of the island with stunning views of the high Andes and the Peru side of the lake along the way. After lunch cooked at the ruins we return to Yumani, and gather our things before returning to Copacabana by private boat. Clients have the option of returning to La Paz that evening or spending another night in Copacabana.

 

Day 7, Palca Canyon
Located to the southeast of La Paz, and lost in eternity, Palca Canyon is the hidden gem of La Paz travel. Eons of rain have sculpted the sedimentary rock into a masterpiece the likes of which Georgia O’Keefe or Salvador Dali would feel perfectly at home in. Temperatures here can be much higher than in chilly La Paz, which is often a welcome change for those travelling in the Altiplano. Several smaller canyons spur off to the sides, and offer a unique environment to hike in, as the narrow canyons wind and twist into the silence. To the Aymara this was a place to make offerings to the Pachamama, or Earth mother, and to reflect and commune with the spirits. The occasional presence of water creates lush oases of moss and deep green plants that starkly contrast the rock. We cook lunch in the canyon, and spend the day exploring, hiking and enjoying this unique and surreal environment. As time allows we can return to La Paz early in the afternoon for clients wishing to rest up a bit and catch up on internet time or the news back home.

Day 8-10, Salar de Uyuni
After a morning flight to Uyuni and private airport pick-up we begin our journey out into the salt flats with some of the popular sites close to Uyuni (the train graveyard, salt factory and Inca Huasi to name a few) before venturing out deeper into the Salar. Day two takes us south, toward the frontier of Chile, with good opportunities to see native Andean wildlife such as guanaco and Andean fox along the way. After stops at the bizarre rock formations of Arbole de Piedra and the red waters of Laguna Colorada we enter Eduardo Avaroa National Park which boasts an array of geothermally active features such as geysers and boiling mud pools. We spend our second night on the Salar at Polques and enjoy an optional nighttime soak in the nearby hot springs. On day three we travel through the Dali Desert on our way to Laguna Verde, a lake of green mineral water, before turning north to return to Uyuni for the night. We offer the option of joining a standard group tour or choosing a private tour for a more personalized experience.

 

Day 11, Potosi
Once the richest city on Earth, with streets paved of pure silver, a visit to Potosi is an unforgettable experience. Though its hay day has long passed the streets still echo with its former splendor and the ghosts of the millions who died while working in the mines above. We depart from Uyuni early in the morning by private transport for the drive to Potosi, where we are met by members of the Potosi Miner’s Association for a tour of the city, and for those adventurous enough, a tour of the mine itself (optional). Following tours of the city and mine we travel by private transportation to Sucre, where we spend the night in one of South America’s loveliest cities.

 

Day 12, Sucre

Sucre took a back seat for La Paz as its role as co-capital of Bolivia waned, there is little doubt who takes first place when it comes to architectural beauty. Sucre’s iconic white buildings and terra cotta tiled roofs complete this quintessential Spanish colonial atmosphere. With a climate of perpetual springtime, Sucre is to Bolivia what Medellin is to Colombia. After a night’s stay in the Parador Santa Maria La Real (optional), one of our favorite hotels anywhere in South America, we are met by our guide to take us on a private tour of the city’s sites, including the Monastery of San Felipe de Neri, pictured above. Lunch in the city’s central plaza is an opportunity to sample some of Bolivia’s best food. We make an after lunch stop at one of Sucre’s famous chocolate emporiums to sample some tasty treats. Our Sucre tour concludes with private airport service and a direct flight to Bolivia’s largest city, Santa Cruz.

 

Day 13-14, Santa Cruz/Amboro National Park
Overlooked by most travelers, a tour of Bolivia would not be complete without a stop in Eastern Bolivia. Sultry Santa Cruz is Bolivia’s largest city, and may feel more like Brazil upon arrival. After a night’s stay near the city’s main plaza, which boasts some very inexpensive and excellent Michelin inspired restaurants, we depart for Amboro National Park. Located at the “elbow of the Andes”, Amboro boasts a biodiversity similar to that of less accessible areas of the Bolivian Amazon. This private tour is among the best run in the Bolivia, and features many options, such as setting up camera traps to photograph local wildlife (including jaguar, puma and ocelot) and night trekking to spot rare nocturnal species in their native habitat. After spending a night in the park’s safari style lodge we head out for a second day exploring the park’s trails or relaxing by a quiet stream to soak in this incredible environment. We return to Santa Cruz via private 4wd and conclude our tour with a night’s stay in Santa Cruz, or return air service to La Paz with private airport pick-up and hotel accommodation.

Transport to and from Bolivia is not included. Tours start the morning of the first day but clients may opt for airport pick up and a snack and room waiting upon arrival. Our tours are custom per client, and services range from 3 to 5 stars. Tell us what you want. We are happy to design the right tour to fit your budget. We offer a 100% refund for cancellations made 48 hours in advance.