Bolivia is a landlocked country and sometimes referred to as the “Tibet of South America” due to its high altitude. Among its must-see sights are the beautiful, endless desert salt flats. Bolivia is a trip back in time, with the most visible indigenous culture south of Guatemala, coca leaves and bowler-sporting indigena are common sights, while its geography is truly extreme: running from the Amazon jungle to the Andes and from the edge of the Incan empire at Lake Titicaca to the edge of the Atacama Desert
Expect the unexpected on an adventure through Bolivia, a country experiencing a surge in popularity due in part to its stunning landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of its indigenous populations. Explore the historic capital of Sucre and sky-high La Paz, experience life at a traditional hacienda, and watch the sunset from atop the sweeping Salar de Uyuni. Join us as we uncover a true South American treasure high in the Andes.
- Sit down for a sunset picnic on the stark and surreal Salar de Uyuni
- Learn about local culture in a small Quechua community in a remote patch of the Bolivian desert
- Enjoy an interactive culinary experience in La Paz featuring a fusion of traditional and modern cuisine
- Experience life at a traditional hacienda firsthand
Arrive anytime, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The adventure begins tonight. We will have a welcome meeting to go over the tour and get acquainted with our fellow travelers.
Accommodations: Attix Boutique Hotel
Enjoy the morning at leisure, or opt to take an excursion to see the stunning maze of canyons and spires in the Valley of the Moon. This afternoon, set out by foot, van, and cable car to discover this sky-high city with your guide. Explore vibrant squares, historical landmarks, and lively markets, learning about the balance of old and new along the way.
This evening, enjoy an interactive culinary experience at a popular local restaurant, including demonstrations on how traditional foods such as quinoa are integrated into modern fusion dishes. With our local chef, we’ll sample a variety of dishes and discuss the growing popularity of La Paz as a culinary destination.
Accommodations: Attix Boutique Hotel
Catch a flight to charming Sucre. After we arrive we will enjoy an orientation walk around the main square with our guide.
This afternoon, relax at a local café, explore on your own, or opt to take an immersive city tour with a local expert that focuses on the stunning colonial architecture and historic sites, best viewed from the city’s ubiquitous rooftop terraces.
Accommodations: Hotel Parador Santa Maria
Enjoy free time this morning before travelling into the southern highlands to our historic hacienda. Surrounded by lush farmlands and rolling hills, this working farm offers unique opportunities for cultural exchanges with the resident family. Get a glimpse into daily life here while taking part in demonstrations at the dairy and in the fields, and step back in time during visits to the property’s private rooms, chapel, and museum. Cap off your experience with an authentic farm-to-table dinner featuring specialities local to the area.
Accommodations: Hotel Museo Cayara
This morning we make the short drive to the centre of Potosi and enjoy a guided tour of the Casa Nacional de la Moneda, the old silver mint and now a museum dedicated to Bolivian art and history.
Then we take a scenic drive to Uyuni, gateway to the world's largest salt flat. Learn about the industrialization of salt and the geographical history of the region while driving across this mirror-like landscape. Enjoy a sunset picnic atop the flats before returning to our hotel.
Accommodations: Palacio de Sal Hotel
Today we journey deeper into the salt pans to explore their varied geographical features. Along the way, stop at the remote town of Agencha, where we visit the Santiago de Agencha community, located two hours across the salt flats from Uyuni, a rural village surrounded by towering cacti and part of a small desert oasis. The community-owned salt lodge was renovated and expanded through a major project in 2016 funded by G Adventures’ foundation, Planeterra. With many of the village’s younger residences fleeing for economic opportunities, this lodge is seen by the community as a way to rescue their indigenous culture and provide opportunities for the future. Learn about their traditional agricultural practices, including their specialization in quinoa production, and take in beautiful views of salt flats that surround it. Enjoy lunch made from local ingredients grown in the village are prepared by ladies who were provided culinary training through the project. Leave Jukil Community Lodge knowing your visit is creating opportunities for a whole new generation of people in this community to improve their lives, and the lives of their children and grandchildren.
We continue sccompanied by a local expert guide explore the stunning landscape of the Bolivian Salt Flats by 4x4. Enter a landscape unlike anything you've ever seen as we drive across (or around) the world's largest salt flat; the piercing blue sky contrasts against the blinding white of the flat salt beds.
Accommodations: Palacio de Sal Hotel
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Double Occupancy - $3989 CAD (sharing a room) - approx. $3400 USD
Single Occupancy - $4759 CAD (your own room) - approx. $4000 USD
If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.
Deposit - $300 CAD due at time of booking.
Final Payment due - June 21, 2022
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Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.
Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies
Marianne is the founder of the Women's Travel Club. She is well traveled and loves to get off the beaten path, her favorite type of tour would involve nature and animals.
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