This 7-day exploration of the Bolivian Altiplano takes you on a journey of beauty and adventure across a dramatic natural landscape of rich colors, contours, and cultures. Spend time exploring lake villages and islands, expansive salt flats, volcanoes and geysers, and charming cities while on this mesmerizing Bolivian Altiplano Tour from Puno.
Discover the Villages and Islands of Lake Titicaca
The tours to Bolivia from Puno take you across the Peru-Bolivia border and along the southern shore of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest lake. At Copacabana, you’ll visit religious and historical sites before boarding a hydrofoil to take you out onto the lake itself.
Your lake cruise lands you first on the Island of the Moon (Isla de la Luna) then on to the larger Island of the Sun, or Isla del Sol, both offering sacred Incan ruins to explore.
On Sun Island, you’ll trek to your hotel for the night, which offers spectacular views out over Lake Titicaca and the snow-capped Andes mountains in the distance. Spectacular photo opportunities abound here. Spend a day visiting historical sites like the Chincana Labyrinth, Roca Sagrada, Sacred Fountain, and Grand Stairs on the island.
When it’s time to depart Sun Island, you’ll again enjoy a hydrofoil cruise to the mainland. The village of Huatajata awaits you, with many historical and cultural sites to see and experience before heading to La Paz.
Explore La Paz & Uyuni
The breathtaking city of La Paz will provide you with opportunities to wander its exciting squares, historic center, and beautiful local landmarks. Seek out indigenous, colonial, and modern sites throughout the city, and venture to the nearby Moon Valley and take a thrilling ride on the Telferico, the world’s highest and longest cable car.
From La Paz, you’ll fly to the otherworldly realm of the largest salt flats in the world at Uyuni. See flamboyances of flamingos, herds of vicunas, and volcanic vistas from a near-endless white canvas peppered with salt-covered cacti. Visit the island oasis of Isla Incahuasi, Laguna Hedionda, Coquesa Mummies, as well as the Siloli Desert and more before heading towards the Atacama Desert and the Chile Border.
Enjoy the Natural Scenery in Eduardo Avaroa National Park
No Bolivian Altiplano tours are complete without spectacular views of the active volcanoes and geysers within the remote Eduardo Avaroa National Park. Founded back in 1973, this park is also home to high-plain deserts, vibrant lagoons, and unique rock formations.
A highlight is the visit to the Laguna Colorada (Colored Lake) where you can admire its red tone waters, three species of flamingos, and roaming llamas. Beautiful lakes abound in this region of Bolivia, and stops at a few more are the perfect way to round out your tour before heading back to La Paz to catch your flight home.