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Laguna Route Bolivia

Witness the watery wonders of Bolivia's aqua-laden Andean lanscapes on the "Ruta De Las Lagunas".


Experience breathtaking scenery and adventure along with the incredible landscapes of Bolivia on this luxury 7-day Laguna Route Bolivia tour. The Laguna Route, or Ruta de Las Lagunas, takes you through the lake region and deserts of Bolivia and on to the expansive salt flats for a one-of-a-kind experience. From La Paz to Lake Titicaca to Uyuni, this tour is sure to surprise, thrill, and satisfy the adventurer in you while providing luxurious comfort along the way.

La Paz

Upon arriving in the breathtaking city of La Paz, you’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep as you prepare to venture out and explore its many offerings. Filled with modern, colonial, and indigenous influences, La Paz offers something for everyone, including a historic center, bustling squares, cathedrals, palaces, shops, and restaurants.

You can also explore nearby Moon Valley and take a ride across the sky on the Teleferico cable car to experience the most spectacular views of the city and beyond. Seek out more city treasures if you like or relax before the next part of your tour takes you to beautiful Lake Titicaca.

The Isles and Villages of Lake Titicaca

Once you arrive at Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest, commercially navigable lake, you’ll select your own adventure for the day. Expert guides await onboard a deluxe hydrofoil to help you choose between the lake’s activities and destinations and to ensure your experience here is the best it can be.

Explore the largest island on the lake, La Isla Del Sol (Sun Island), and discover its many archaeological ruins, including the Inca Great Staircase and Sacred Fountain. Add a stop on Moon Island to your itinerary and explore its religious sites, or explore any other location you desire before a return to La Paz for the night.

The Salt Flats of Uyuni and Beyond

From La Paz, you’ll take a short flight to Uyuni, where you’ll begin by exploring the region’s various remote towns full of history, culture, and charm and spectacular lake-filled landscapes along the way. From the small mining town of San Cristobal to the Bolivian culture experience at Villa Alota, a unique adventure awaits.

After some cultural contemplation, the Laguna Route beckons you towards the Bolivia-Chile border and the beginnings of the Atacama Desert. Behold the mesmorizing natural scenery that surrounds you on this epic journey that takes you to the wildlife-rich Eduardo Avaroa National Park.

For many visitors the llama, vicuna, and vizcachas herds, active Sol de Manana Geysers, and spectacular volcano views are reason enough to make the journey, but it is its alluring colored lakes that give the ruta de las lagunas its name, from the reddish hues of Laguna Colorada that’s home to several species of flamingo, to the green and white waters of the Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca lakes that neighbor each other at the base of Licancabur Volcano.

Before returning to La Paz and the end of your tour, you’ll have the chance to visit the island oasis of Incahuasi in the midst of the salt flats – which will provide you with spectacular scenery, unique photo opportunities, and a silence incomparable to anywhere else on the planet – and the small village of Coquesa to marvel in wonder at the Coquesa Mummies and towering Thunupa Volcano. A spectacular ending to a spectacular adventure.

Itinerary & Prices

All itineraries are subject to change due to seasonal weather conditions (and resultant variations in river and tributary water levels) affecting accessibility to locations. Thus navigation routes, times and excursions may need to be modified at the cruise captain’s or your guide's discretion.

7 Day - Laguna Route Bolivia
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Welcome to La Paz!

Welcome to Bolivia! After arriving at La Paz Airport you’ll be warmly greeted by your awaiting bilingual guide and private tranportation for the half-hour journey downtown to your chosen hotel. Along the way, your guide will provide their passionate insight into this breathtaking Bolivian city, the highest de facto capital city in the world at 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level.

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La Paz
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La Paz Through The Ages

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel ready for this morning’s half-day city tour of La Paz, including a visit to Moon Valley and chance to take the Teleferico. Beneath the majestic Illimani mountain, La Paz is a chaotic carnival of color and noise, where indigenous, colonial and modern worlds meet and new adventures lurk around every street corner. Explore the local landmarks of its historic center, taking in the bustling squares, palaces and cathedrals, not to mention the mysterious Witches’ Market. Later, visit the lunar landscape of the nearby Moon Valley – a nickname given by Neil Armstrong himself in 1969 when he came to La Paz after the region reminded him of his famous moonwalk – and admire its colossal clay spires steeped in legend.

For the finale, you’ll hop aboard the city’s towering Teleferico for a sky-ride between the depths of Zona Sur to the heights of El Alto, and enjoy the incredible views that only the world’s longest and highest cable-car can afford. The afternoon is yours to spent at your leisure, a chance to rest up after the morning’s exertions or for the adventurous to discover the city’s hidden treasures. Why not head out in search of the House of Congress’ backwards clock, paying homage to Bolivia’s indigenous heritage, or the ‘hidden’ works of famous architect Eiffel in the form of the bus station and Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Market in La Paz
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Titicaca Lake, Moon Island & Sun Island

Day three allows you to explore Bolivia’s largest lake, Lake Titicaca, by deluxe hydrofoil, but to your own itinerary. After your drive from La Paz out to the city of Huatajata, where your vessel awaits, onboard experts will be on hand to help you create your own exclusive Titicaca program. Why not explore both the Moon and Sun Islands, home to various religious sites, including Inaq Uyu, the House of the Virgins of the Sun, which is on Moon Island.

There are other historical sites on La Isla Del Sol (Sun Island), including the Sacred Fountain and the Inca Great Staircase. At the fountain, you can see if the legends are true that drinking from it will give you everlasting youth and vitality. Since Sun Island is the largest in the lake, you can spend most of your day here and still not see everything. The north side of the island has many sites to visit.

Since you’ll be on a private tour, you can explore as much of the lake and its islands as you like. You will also receive a gourmet picnic lunch during your trip, which you can enjoy at the water’s edge, or anywhere else you’d like! Once you’re day’s discovery is done, you’ll head back to La Paz to your chosen hotel.

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Deluxe Hydrofoil
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La Paz & Uyuni

After breakfast in La Paz, you’ll be taken to the airport for your flight to Uyuni. Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats and Incahuasi Island. Uyuni, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano, is the largest salt flat on Earth covering an astonishing 10,500 sq km, and offers some of the most stunning scenery imaginable that can’t be seen anywhere else. The sound of silence makes the heart beat faster, and the pentagonal canvas of crystalline salt, dotted with cacti and balletic flamingos set against a pure sky will make for one of the most memorable moments of your lifetime.

You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at the island oasis of Incahuasi, surrounded by its astonishing algae and fossil formations. It is covered in thousands of giant columnar cacti, some more than a hundred years old and over 12 meters tall. The landscape against the background of the salt pans extending to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography hunters. Your guide will help you take surrealistic photos due to the optical effect of the Salt Flats before returning to your hotel.

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Salt Flats
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Tahua Village

Today you’ll embark upon an unforgettable excursion to the small village of Tahua, at the foot of Thunupa Volcano, the so-called Guardian of the Salt Flats. Once you’re finished, you’ll head back to Uyuni Salt Lake.

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Stunning Uyuni

This morning, after breakfast, you’ll be transferred from your hotel to Uyuni Airport for your flight back to La Paz. Day at Leisure.

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Uyuni - La Paz
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Farewell to Bolivia

Today we bid a fond farewell to Bolivia. After breakfast you’ll be transferred from your hotel to La Paz Airport, approximately half an hour from downtown, in good time for your international flight home.

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La Paz
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