Bolivian Magic

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Ready to experience Bolivia's jaw-dropping natural beauty? This spellbinding trip will take you from the heady heights of La Paz through to the mind-bending beauty of the Bolivian salt flats, with spooky train graveyards, colourful flamingos and plenty of fascinating cultural insights along the way. Make sure there's space on your camera roll.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • 5 Breakfast (B)
    • 2 Lunch (L)
    • 3 Dinner (D)
    • La Paz: Swoop into this small Bolivian town – the gateway to visit the salt flats at Salar de Uyuni.
    • Uyuni: This one’s pretty surreal! An array of abandoned steam engines that were left to rust are now a work of modern art.
    • Uyuni: Visit the stretch of salt flats. They’re kind of like a giant beach made from salt. And it’s an epic backdrop for some quirky pics.
    • : Wild llamas and alpacas. Flamingos. Salt flats. Volcanos. The list of amazing things you’ll see here is endless.
    • La Paz: It’s high time we explored the world’s highest (administrative) capital! Joined by an expert local guide, we’ll check out the best sights in La Paz, including the Witches’ Market and the landmark St Francis Basilica.
    • La Paz: See San Francisco Church and Metropolitan Cathedral – two impressive landmarks in this lively city
    • La Paz: Get a slightly creepy gift for your BFF at the Witches Market, stand in Plaza Murillo and see the rainbow colours of Jaen Street.

What's this trip about?

    Ready to experience Bolivia's jaw-dropping natural beauty? This spellbinding trip will take you from the heady heights of La Paz through to the mind-bending beauty of the Bolivian salt flats, with spooky train graveyards, colourful flamingos and plenty of fascinating cultural insights along the way. Make sure there's space on your camera roll.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLa Paz
End CityLa Paz

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: La Paz

The perfect start to your Bolivian adventure is meeting your group in the city of La Paz. Sitting in the midst of a narrow canyon and dwarfed by the mighty ice capped peak of Mount Illimani to the South, this is a city of contrasts, where 19th century churches rub sho...

Day 2: La Paz to Avaroa National Reserve

Today we're headed to Uyuni, the official gateway to the Salar de Uyuni...more commonly known as the Bolivian Salt Flats. Excited much? You should be. To get the journey started, we'll be heading to the Great Train Graveyard, which is every bit as incredible as it sou...

Day 3: Avaroa National Reserve

It's time to jump back in the 4x4 and continue through the Bolivian desert. We'll be starting a crossing through the Avaroa National Reserve. Hot springs, geysers, volcanoes, mountains, lakes and flocks of flamingos will have your head spinning 360 as you try to take it all on. Nature on steroids is probably the best description.

Avaroa National Reserve

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Avaroa National Night Bus to La Paz

Today we start the journey back to Uyuni. So sit back and enjoy the views unlike anywhere else. You'll get a chance to have a look around the town and grab some dinner. Tonight we're getting on a night bus. Falling asleep in Uyuni and waking up in La Paz? There's no easier way to get across the country.

Overnight bus

Breakfast

Day 5: La Paz

Today's the day to soak up Bolivia one last time. See the city from above on La Paz's incredible cable car system, or use the your day to get a final taste of Bolivian delicacies - llama anyone?This afternoon, a nap may be calling your name, getting you nice and rested before your final night with your Contiki crew!

Selina La Paz (or similar)

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: End La Paz

This morning your trip ends.  Not ready to say goodbye to South America? Why not join us on another Contiki tour with your new mates?

Breakfast

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Price per day$175
Last Updated: 2/21/2024
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Accommodation

Selina La Paz (or similar) Avaroa National Reserve Overnight bus,
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Meals Included
  • 5 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
Age Requirements
18 to 35 years
Trip ID
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