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Explore the authentic culture of Bolivia. This all-embracing handpicked journey encompasses the highlights of this unique destination.
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six nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing with a local English speaking guide, all transfers and flights as per itinerary
Be dazzled by the magic of an ever-changing vista and swept away by the wealth of authentic culture in this unforgettable land of contrasts. Travel across Lake Titicaca and discover the birthplace of the Incas, explore La Paz’s cobble stone streets, fascinating witchcraft markets and the Moon Valley with its amazing geological shapes. Travel to the Uyuni Salt Lake, a true paradise for photographers with its magnificent sunsets.
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Sail across Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire.
Witness magnificent sunsets at the unique Uyuni Salt Flats while staying at a hotel built out of salt blocks.
Explore the unique Valley of the Moon, a large formation of clay monoliths resembling the face of the moon.
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This morning depart on an overland journey from Puno, the
capital of Peruvian folklore, to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Lake
Titicaca is one of the most fascinating lakes in the world and situated at 3,800m above
sea level. Once in Copacabana board your catamaran and sail to Sun Island, the legendary
birthplace of the Inca Empire, and home to over 180 Incan ruins. In Incan mythology, Lake
Titicaca is the place from which the world was created from, when the god Viracocha came
out of the lake and created the sun, the stars and the first people. Explore Challapampa
Village, where you will have the opportunity to learn about one of the local indigenous
communities. Visit the museum, some of their houses, the chapel and school. Enjoy a
romantic candle light dinner on board the catamaran, where you will spend the night. (L)(D)
Continue sailing across Lake Titicaca, enjoying the stunning
views. En-route visit the Inca garden covered with Pachamama Terraces, authentic
agricultural Inca terraces that contain a wide variety of Andes crops and medicinal herbs.
Travel to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex which includes a unique sailing experience to the
Pilkokaina Inca Palace aboard a traditional Titicaca vessel. The only large reed vessel that
plies the entire lake, it is an unforgettable experience that uses almost extinct Titicaca
navigational techniques to cruise the lake. While at the cultural complex, participate in
agricultural work and learn about Andean agricultural technology, traditional medicine and
ancient healing rituals. Visit Ekako, a unique underground museum that contains the largest
collection of Sun Island’s archaeological items and Andean mummies. Disembark the
catamaran after lunch for your overland transfer to La Paz. (B)(L)
This morning there is an early flight to Uyuni. En-route,
explore Colchani, the town where salt is produced, and shop for unique salt handicrafts.
Continue to Thunupa Volcano and visit Chantani village and the extraordinary Coquesa
mummies. Enjoy a unique overnight stay at a hotel built out of salt blocks with rooms
overlooking the Uyuni salt mine. (B)(L)(D)
At an altitude of about 3,600m the Salt Desert of Uyuni is part
of the Bolivian Altiplano and the largest salt flat in the world. This part of the Bolivian Andes
offers amazing views and experiences that you won’t see anywhere else on earth. During
the dry season you can drive across it admiring its vastness, but for a few months of the
year, when there is some water in the lake, it turns into a huge mirror. Discover the salt lake,
visit the Galaxy Cave and its extraordinary stalagmites and stalactites, the Devil’s Cave,
with sacred burial chambers and the Incahuasi Island, famous for its gigantic cacti. With the
salt flats, lagoons, clear sky, giant cacti and colourful flamingos dotting the landscape, this
desert is a photographer’s dream. (B)(L)(D)
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to La Paz,
where you will stay for the next two nights. This afternoon at your leisure to discover this
fascinating city. (B)
La Paz and its surrounds will transport you to an enigmatic past. Every corner
and every street is a hidden treasure. Explore the famous Witch Doctor’s market, San
Francisco Church and the traditional Sagarnaga street market with its exquisite handicrafts.
Your trip continues to Plaza Murillo where you will appreciate the fine colonial architecture
of the Cathedral, the Government Plaza and the National Congress building. Conclude
you exploration with a visit to the unique Moon Valley, just outside La Paz, a clay formation
resembling the face of the Moon that has been eroded over years by the dry winds of
southern Bolivia. It is also an important site for the famous Dias de los Muertos (Day of the
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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