Spanning the Andes Mountains, Atacama Desert, and the Amazon Basin rainforest, the country of Bolivia is a beautiful and diverse destination. During this 10-day Best of Bolivia tour, you’ll have the chance to discover its myriad beauty and the many incredible things it has to offer. Along the way, you’ll enjoy your choice of 4-star or 5-star accommodations and learn about the country’s history, culture, and nature with the help of local English-speaking guides.
Discover Bolivia’s Culture and History in Santa Cruz, Sucre, and Beyond
Your introduction to Bolivia begins in beautiful Santa Cruz, its largest city and hub for spectacular museums, historic buildings, restaurants, and shops. Situated on the Piray River, east of the Andes, the city is filled with tradition and culture while also being modern, making it the ideal place to begin your Best of Bolivia tour.
From here, you’ll fly to Sucre located in the southern highlands, one of the most beautiful and charming cities in all of South America. Often called the symbolic heart of Bolivia, Sucre was founded in the early 16th century by the Spanish and still shows European influences intertwined with its local architecture.
Spend time exploring historic religious buildings, stunning museums, exquisite town squares, and narrow streets. Learn why it was once called the richest city on the planet, and meet the native populations while admiring their crafts.
Excursions soon take you from Sucre to Potosi to learn of its silver history, then to Uyuni to discover the largest salt flat in the world, along with its incredible scenery and wildlife, and the chance to marvel at the fossil formations and giant columnar cacti of Isla Incahuasi.
Explore Lake Titicaca, the Birthplace of the Incan Empire
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and its surroundings are considered the birthplace of the Incan Empire and will be your next destination in Bolivia. Here you will explore villages, islands, Inca ruins, and famed cities unlike any other.
Start your Titicaca tour with a roam among the archaeological ruins of Tiwanaku, often referred to as the “Stonehenge of the Americas”, before a stay in Huatajata. Sitting on the southeastern shore of the lake, you’ll explore its historical and spiritual characteristics, both past and present. Spend time on Sun Island (La Isla Del Sol), exploring its historical ruins, natural sights, and famous landmarks of the Sacred Fountain and the Grand Stairs. Venture by boat to Moon Island and roam through the ruins before heading to the lake’s southern shore and the famed city of Copacabana.
End Your Tour in the Diverse City of La Paz
Your tour ends in La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia. Full of indigenous, colonial, and modern influences, La Paz is the perfect place to wrap up your time here in Bolivia, providing you with bustling squares, cathedrals, local landmarks, and incredible markets for last-minute souvenirs and gifts. As a way to say goodbye to this beautiful country, take a ride in the highest cable car in the world to the tops of El Alto for spectacular views.