If you’re looking for a unique, fun destination for that next family vacation or get-together, this 10-day Bolivia Star Wars & Dinosaurs tour will delight all ages. Find adventure in Bolivia around every corner and stay in your choice of the best 4-star or 5-star accommodations as you discover unique history, ancient ruins, and stunning natural beauty.
Arrival in La Paz
Begin your exciting tour in the capital city of La Paz, and explore its bustling squares, historical landmarks, and unique shops. Visit the lunar-like landscape of nearby Moon Valley, and ride across the sky on the highest cable car in the world.
As you leave the city, you’ll step back in time as you travel to the Bolivian countryside and the ancient Incan ruins of Tiwakanu. This ancient city thrived up until about 1,000 B.C., then abandoned due to a devastating drought in the area.
Adventure at Lake Titicaca
The next part of your tour takes you to the famous Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world. Discover cultural heritage sites in the lakeside village of Huatajata before venturing out onto the lake to visit La Isla de la Luna (Moon Island).
Settle onto the larger La Isla Del Sol (Sun Island) and capture family photos at the famous Great Staircase, Sacred Fountain, or any of the other numerous ancient ruins on the island.
Once back on the mainland, you’ll have time to explore Copacabana and its mesmerizing Basilica and enticing markets before being transported to Sucre.
Meet the Dinosaurs of Sucre
The breathtaking city of Sucre flourishes with an abundance of whitewashed colonial buildings, historical landmarks, and fun things to do. An exciting highlight of your visit here takes you to Cretaceous Park, just north of Sucre, to meet Bolivia’s dinosaurs. Start with a guided tour through the dinosaur replicas and exciting exhibits for a glimpse of the ones that once roamed these lands.
According to scientists in this area, over 5,000 unique dinosaur species once walked here, evidenced by the number of footprints found. Feel the awe as you take in the steep vertical Bolivia dinosaur wall here and see many of these for yourself.
The wall itself wasn’t always vertical. Thanks to tectonic activity, the limestone that once lay horizontal has been forced upwards into an imposing wall.
Fascination continues from here, taking you to Potosi and its hidden silver mines. A visit to the Royal Mint provides you with a look at how workers once turned raw silver into Spanish coins.
Experience the Connection of Bolivia with Star Wars in Uyuni
For a different, more recent event in Bolivia’s history, you’ll head to Uyuni to discover its connection with the widely popular Star Wars movies.
Uyuni is home to the most extensive salt flats in the world. Covering 10,500 sq km, the Uyuni Salt Flats offer some of the most stunning scenery imaginable, including astonishing cacti and graceful flamingos.
These uninhabitable salt flats so impressed George Lucas that he made them into the setting for the planet Crait, with its abandoned rebel base and the final battle between the Resistance and the Empire.
The fun doesn’t end with Star Wars and salt flats, however. You’ll also venture to a subaquatic cave, see the Ayke mummies, and have a chance to explore the Alcaya archaeological ruins before returning to La Paz to wrap up your tour.