Immerse yourself in a historical and cultural odyssey across the southern portions of Bolivia, discovering vibrant cities, lake villages and islands, salt flats, and a volcanic park full of unique wildlife. This 10-day Secrets of South Bolivia classic tour also provides you with your choice of the best 4-star and 5-star accommodations for a truly unforgettable experience.
Begin in the Breathtaking City of La Paz
Discover the secrets that southern Bolivia holds with a start in the breathtaking city of La Paz. Cozily situated beneath the Illimani mountain, the city itself is a combination of modern, colonial, and indigenous worlds perfect for exploring.
Roam the historic center and bustling squares. Discover its cathedrals, palaces, and local landmarks. You can also venture to nearby Moon Valley and its lunar landscape and ride across the sky aboard the Teleferico, the highest and longest cable car in the world.
Enjoy explorations of the famous Lake Titicaca and its surroundings, including a variety of unique cities, villages, and islands. Begin with the village of Copacabana and move on to La Isla de la Luna (Moon Island).
Spend time getting to know La Isla Del Sol (Sun Island) with its numerous ancient ruins and historical sites, including the Pilcocaina Palace, the birthplace of the Incan Sun God. This palace offers stunning carvings and artwork, and you’ll want to linger here for a while.
The village of Huatajata also awaits, providing a unique destination full of historical sites, museums, and indigenous relics to discover.
Charming City of Sucre and Surroundings
The city of Sucre is one of the most charming and beautiful cities in South America. Roam its streets and learn about its colonial past. Visit the spectacular textile museum and sample the local cuisine and exciting nightlife.
Another south Bolivia secret on the tour is the UNESCO-listed silver trading hub of Potosí, with its silver mines nearby. Visit the Royal Mint here as well as the colonial city itself and learn about its unique history.
The Salt Flats of Uyuni & Beyond
In Uyuni, you’ll find the largest salt flat in the world and stay overnight in a hotel made entirely of salt blocks. The Luna Salada Hotel provides guests with comfortable accommodations and access to its hot tub and spa for extra relaxation during your stay.
Nature lovers will be in awe as you spend time in the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, a volcanic park at the southernmost tip of Bolivia. Here you can watch the active Sol De Manana geysers and gaze out over the dazzling emerald lake.
Venture to Coquesa, a small hamlet at the base of the Tunupa Volcano, and see flocks of Andean flamingos. For a closer look at the volcano, hike the nearby trails before returning to La Paz for your flight home.