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Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive santa cruz de la sierra

Santa Cruz Santa Cruz

Arrive in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Santa Cruz, located in the eastern lowlands of Bolivia at 1,400 feet above sea level, is warm and distinctly tropical most of the year. It's a perfect vacation spot with a charming and hip ambiance. On your first afternoon in Bolivia, your guide will take you on a three-hour introductory sightseeing tour of the city. Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own; your guide will have plenty of good suggestions for you. A wide variety of restaurants, bars and open-air lounges are available to lay back and chill out with friends and locals. 

Meals
None
Lodging
Hotel Cortez or similar

Day 2: sucre, a unesco world heritage site

Welcome to SucreWelcome to Sucre

After breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Sucre. [elevation 9,219'] Upon arrival in Sucre, your guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel in the colonial district of the city. 

Sucre, which is listed as a World Heritage Site under the UNESCO patronage, was founded by the Spanish in the first half of the 16th century. Its many well-preserved 16th-century religious buildings, such as San Lázaro, San Francisco and Santo Domingo, illustrate the blending of local architectural traditions with styles imported from Europe. 

Once settled in your hotel, you'll have the opportunity to visit these landmarks when you embark on a half-day tour of Sucre. The tour includes a visit to the most important landmarks in the city, including Casa de la Libertad, which is Bolivia's equivalence to America's Liberty Hall in Philadelphia. It is at Casa de la Libertad that Bolivia signed its Declaration of Independence from Spain, drafted its first constitution and laws, and named Sucre as the first capital of Bolivia. 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel Samary or similar

Day 3: indigenous community

Marvel at the beautiful handcraftsMarvel at the beautiful handcrafts

If yesterday was all about the historical landmarks of Sucre, today is all about getting to know the locals. With your guide, you'll travel to the rural areas around Sucre and have the opportunity to spend time with the people who call this part of the world home. While learning about everyday life in the Bolivian Andes, you'll also meet locals who produce some of the best weavings in South America, which are very unique to this part of Bolivia. These artisans are reviving ancient weaving techniques by opening and operating indigenous handicraft centers. And if you happen to be in this area on a Sunday, you'll be lucky enough to visit an authentic indigenous street fair, which happens only once each week.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel Samary or similar

Day 4: road trip from sucre to potosí to uyuni

Potosi, once the silver supplier for SpainPotosi, once the silver supplier for Spain

This morning you leave your hotel and head out on a private road trip to visit two amazing and historic cities. First, you'll drive three hours to Potosí, a UNESCO site. [elevation 13,290'] During its 17th-century mining heyday, silver from Potosí was taken to Spain and sold throughout Europe. Having maintained much of its old-world charm, your short sightseeing tour of the colonial landmarks will take you back to the times of the Spanish conquistadores. Then, you'll load back into your private transfer and drive three hours to Uyuni, where you will arrive at Hotel de Sal, your unique hotel where the entire structure and furnishings are made from salt. [elevation 11,995']
 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Palacio de Sal or similar

Day 5: bolivian salt flats

The Uyuni salt flats in the dry seasonThe Uyuni salt flats in the dry season

After breakfast, take an unforgettable trip through 11,000 km² (nearly 4,000 square miles) of fantastic landscapes. What looks like a vast snow-covered lake is actually salt, with a white surface stretching to the horizon in every direction. These flats were once part of a massive prehistoric lake, but today they make up the world’s largest salt lake. When dry, this area is a barren landscape; during the wet season, it becomes a spectacular giant mirror. 

If weather permits, on your way back to Salt Hotel you'll want to visit Cactus Island, a strange rock island surrounded by salt, with hundreds of cacti growing on it. You can climb between the cacti and up the hill to take stunning photos. If you are lucky the cacti may be in bloom while you're there. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Palacio de Sal or similar

Day 6: la paz and lake titicaca

Lake TiticacaLake Titicaca

After breakfast, board a flight to La Paz, where you will be met and transferred to your local hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca. [elevation 13,323' at the El Alto Airport; elevation 12,507 Lake Titicaca] Lake Titicaca, which is often referred to as the highest navigable lake in the world, is on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It is sacred to the Incas, as according to legend, the Sun, as well as the pre-Inca god, Viracocha, rose from the depths of Lake Titicaca. When you witness a sunset at Lake Titicaca with the Cordillera Real in the background, you will understand why the pre-Incan people considered this a spiritual place.

Afternoon options include a visit to the small town of Copacabana, a very ancient Aymara-Quechua shrine and the main Bolivian town on the shore of Lake Titicaca. You can take a walking tour of the town, and we also recommend a short walk up the nearby Calvary, with astonishing views into the bay at sunset.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Rosario del Lago or similar

Day 7: lake titicaca and isla del sol inca trek

Reedboat at Lake TiticacaReedboat at Lake Titicaca

Today you'll cross Lake Titicaca and explore the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) and its Incan remains. An island suspended in time, there are no cars or paved roads here, and electricity only reached the tiny villages within the last decade. Even today, the island's myths and legends are prevalent, and you'll learn about these as you wander the ancient ruins hidden in the folds of the steeply terraced slopes of Pilkokaina, amid the Stairway of Yumani. (2 hour boat ride to the island)

If you are up for an afternoon hike, you can opt in for an additional walk along the Inca road from the ruins in the north all the way down to the southern marina of the island. Afterwards, relax and enjoy another sunset at your lakeshore hotel.

 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Rosario del Lago or similar

Day 8: copacabana and back to la paz

La Paz, set in the beautiful mountainsLa Paz, set in the beautiful mountains

You'll say good-bye after breakfast and set the agenda for the morning, picking from a few excellent options your guide will provide, including:

Visit the Basilica of the Black Virgin of Copacabana, a 16th-century Spanish colonial shrine that houses the image of the Virgen de Copacabana. Constructed at the foot of a small steep hill, sacred to the Inca and known as the Temple of Sun, it remains as one of the two principal sacred places of importance to the indigenous peoples and Catholics alike.

Explore a rarely-touristed part of Lake Titicaca (Wiñay Marka) that is very close to the Andes mountain range and offers stunning view of the Cordillera Real. The lakeside and most of its islands are inhabited by rural farmers and fisherman who carry on centuries-old traditions. The coastline is ringed by fields of totora reeds that create habitat for large populations of water birds and fish. 

Or simply wander around the little town of Copacabana. The town's central square is Plaza 2 de Febrero, and from there Avenida 6 de Agosto slides down to the lakeside. It's packed with souvenir shops, hostels, and restaurants, largely catering to foreign tourists. Avenida Jaregui one block north has a more local feel, with street markets and grocery stores.

Return to La Paz by lunchtime, then in the afternoon you'll explore the city with a tour of its main museums, Valley of the Moon, and the famous "Witches Market."

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel La Casona or similar

Day 9: day of choice in la paz

Spend the day in La PazSpend the day in La Paz

Today is your day to explore La Paz, a city built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River (now mostly built over), which runs northwest to southeast. [elevation 11.913'] The city's main thoroughfare, which roughly follows the river, changes names over its length, but the central tree-lined section running through the downtown core is called the Prado.

Your options for today are many and varied, ranging from wandering at leisure through the alleys and lively markets, marveling at the interesting museums, chatting to the locals in a comedor or relaxing over a coffee at a trendy café. 

If you're looking for something more active, talk to your guide about the many complementary activities available to you. You may want to head north of La Paz (to Condoriri Massif or the Apolobamba Mountain Range) or east into the subtropical valleys of the Yungas region. A number of day trips and special excursions are available, including rainforest treks, qhapac ñan adventures, mountain biking down the world famous Death Road, and many more.

We can help you arrange guided activities (at an extra cost) or you can spend the day exploring on your own.

 

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel La Casona or similar

Day 10: la paz, then onward

Pack your souvenirs and head homePack your souvenirs and head home

Enjoy a morning at your leisure, then transfer to the airport in time for your homebound flight.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,295
The cost quoted is the Land Cost and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in Journeys' Trip Notes. The quoted Land Cost will apply when group size falls in the specified range and when travel is on the indicated dates. 2017: 2 person rate private: $4650 per person 6-10 person rate group: $4295 Domestic flights estimate: $350 per person
Single Supplement:
$500
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
10 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost. The total number of days includes the time required to travel between the USA and the destination country.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
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(see full descriptions)
High altitudes
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

From the Bird's Word Blog

Travel to Bolivia: Land of Stark Contrast and Breathtaking Beauty

The fifth-largest country in South America, Bolivia is land-locked and bordered by Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay. Two ranges of the Andes, as well as the Amazon basin, split …

Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat
Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat
Admire the many handicrafts in Bolivia
Admire the many handicrafts in Bolivia
Everyday life in Bolivia
Everyday life in Bolivia
Welcome to Sucre
Welcome to Sucre
Uyuni salt flat
Uyuni salt flat
Everyone is welcome in Bolivia
Everyone is welcome in Bolivia

Undiscovered Bolivia

A land of contrasts, from Santa Cruz, Sucre and Potosí to Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and La Paz

overview

Divided by two ranges of the Andes mountains and the Amazon Basin, Bolivia is the fifth largest country in South America. The mix of natural, scenic and cultural wonders makes this an astounding destination. Note the striking contrasts, from the tropics to the Andes, from the salt flats to Lake Titicaca. Perhaps nowhere else in South America, do such colorful traditions persist, and so few tourists visit.

You’ll begin your trip in charming and hip Santa Cruz, in the eastern lowlands of Bolivia, where it’s warm and tropical most of the year. Your sightseeing tour reveals the tropical way of life in the heart of South America, with abundant cafés and open-air lounges, as well as historical colonial traditions. Then you’ll head to Sucre, a charming city with a unique blend of indigenous heritage and colonial architecture, and a chance to meet local artisans reviving ancient weaving traditions. 

A short road trip will bring you to Potosí, a 17th-century silver mining town, and Uyuni, where you’ll stay at the world-famous and very unusual Hotel de Sal, made completely from salt. While in the region, take an unforgettable trip through 4,000 square miles of salt flats that look like snow-covered landscapes. 

The next section of your trip will take you to the famous shores of Lake Titicaca, where you’ll witness the legendary sunsets that showcase why the pre-Incan people considered the lake one of their most spiritual places. Cross the lake and explore Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), the birthplace of the Inca empire. The island seems suspended in time, with no cars or paved roads. 

Copacabana and La Paz will be waiting for you as you near the end of your trip, with plenty of options for every traveler. Choose from visiting the Basilica of the Black Virgin of Copacabana, exploring a rarely-touristed portion of Lake Titicaca, spend some time wandering the little town of Copacabana, marvel at the many museums, explore the lively markets, trek through the rainforest, or for the bravest traveler, mountain bike down the renowned Death Road.

 

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overview

Divided by two ranges of the Andes mountains and the Amazon Basin, Bolivia is the fifth largest country in South America. The mix of natural, scenic and cultural wonders makes this an astounding destination. Note the striking contrasts, from the tropics to the Andes, from the salt flats to Lake Titicaca. Perhaps nowhere else in South America, do such colorful traditions persist, and so few tourists visit.

You’ll begin your trip in charming and hip Santa Cruz, in the eastern lowlands of Bolivia, where it’s warm and tropical most of the year. Your sightseeing tour reveals the tropical way of life in the heart of South America, with abundant cafés and open-air lounges, as well as historical colonial traditions. Then you’ll head to Sucre, a charming city with a unique blend of indigenous heritage and colonial architecture, and a chance to meet local artisans reviving ancient weaving traditions. 

A short road trip will bring you to Potosí, a 17th-century silver mining town, and Uyuni, where you’ll stay at the world-famous and very unusual Hotel de Sal, made completely from salt. While in the region, take an unforgettable trip through 4,000 square miles of salt flats that look like snow-covered landscapes. 

The next section of your trip will take you to the famous shores of Lake Titicaca, where you’ll witness the legendary sunsets that showcase why the pre-Incan people considered the lake one of their most spiritual places. Cross the lake and explore Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), the birthplace of the Inca empire. The island seems suspended in time, with no cars or paved roads. 

Copacabana and La Paz will be waiting for you as you near the end of your trip, with plenty of options for every traveler. Choose from visiting the Basilica of the Black Virgin of Copacabana, exploring a rarely-touristed portion of Lake Titicaca, spend some time wandering the little town of Copacabana, marvel at the many museums, explore the lively markets, trek through the rainforest, or for the bravest traveler, mountain bike down the renowned Death Road.

 

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itinerary

Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive santa cruz de la sierra
    Santa Cruz Santa Cruz

    Arrive in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, where your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Santa Cruz, located in the eastern lowlands of Bolivia at 1,400 feet above sea level, is warm and distinctly tropical most of the year. It's a perfect vacation spot with a charming and hip ambiance. On your first afternoon in Bolivia, your guide will take you on a three-hour introductory sightseeing tour of the city. Afterwards, enjoy dinner on your own; your guide will have plenty of good suggestions for you. A wide variety of restaurants, bars and open-air lounges are available to lay back and chill out with friends and locals. 

    Meals
    None
    Lodging
    Hotel Cortez or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: sucre, a unesco world heritage site
    Welcome to SucreWelcome to Sucre

    After breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Sucre. [elevation 9,219'] Upon arrival in Sucre, your guide will pick you up and take you to your hotel in the colonial district of the city. 

    Sucre, which is listed as a World Heritage Site under the UNESCO patronage, was founded by the Spanish in the first half of the 16th century. Its many well-preserved 16th-century religious buildings, such as San Lázaro, San Francisco and Santo Domingo, illustrate the blending of local architectural traditions with styles imported from Europe. 

    Once settled in your hotel, you'll have the opportunity to visit these landmarks when you embark on a half-day tour of Sucre. The tour includes a visit to the most important landmarks in the city, including Casa de la Libertad, which is Bolivia's equivalence to America's Liberty Hall in Philadelphia. It is at Casa de la Libertad that Bolivia signed its Declaration of Independence from Spain, drafted its first constitution and laws, and named Sucre as the first capital of Bolivia. 

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel Samary or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: indigenous community
    Marvel at the beautiful handcraftsMarvel at the beautiful handcrafts

    If yesterday was all about the historical landmarks of Sucre, today is all about getting to know the locals. With your guide, you'll travel to the rural areas around Sucre and have the opportunity to spend time with the people who call this part of the world home. While learning about everyday life in the Bolivian Andes, you'll also meet locals who produce some of the best weavings in South America, which are very unique to this part of Bolivia. These artisans are reviving ancient weaving techniques by opening and operating indigenous handicraft centers. And if you happen to be in this area on a Sunday, you'll be lucky enough to visit an authentic indigenous street fair, which happens only once each week.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel Samary or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: road trip from sucre to potosí to uyuni
    Potosi, once the silver supplier for SpainPotosi, once the silver supplier for Spain

    This morning you leave your hotel and head out on a private road trip to visit two amazing and historic cities. First, you'll drive three hours to Potosí, a UNESCO site. [elevation 13,290'] During its 17th-century mining heyday, silver from Potosí was taken to Spain and sold throughout Europe. Having maintained much of its old-world charm, your short sightseeing tour of the colonial landmarks will take you back to the times of the Spanish conquistadores. Then, you'll load back into your private transfer and drive three hours to Uyuni, where you will arrive at Hotel de Sal, your unique hotel where the entire structure and furnishings are made from salt. [elevation 11,995']
     

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Palacio de Sal or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: bolivian salt flats
    The Uyuni salt flats in the dry seasonThe Uyuni salt flats in the dry season

    After breakfast, take an unforgettable trip through 11,000 km² (nearly 4,000 square miles) of fantastic landscapes. What looks like a vast snow-covered lake is actually salt, with a white surface stretching to the horizon in every direction. These flats were once part of a massive prehistoric lake, but today they make up the world’s largest salt lake. When dry, this area is a barren landscape; during the wet season, it becomes a spectacular giant mirror. 

    If weather permits, on your way back to Salt Hotel you'll want to visit Cactus Island, a strange rock island surrounded by salt, with hundreds of cacti growing on it. You can climb between the cacti and up the hill to take stunning photos. If you are lucky the cacti may be in bloom while you're there. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Palacio de Sal or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: la paz and lake titicaca
    Lake TiticacaLake Titicaca

    After breakfast, board a flight to La Paz, where you will be met and transferred to your local hotel on the shores of Lake Titicaca. [elevation 13,323' at the El Alto Airport; elevation 12,507 Lake Titicaca] Lake Titicaca, which is often referred to as the highest navigable lake in the world, is on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It is sacred to the Incas, as according to legend, the Sun, as well as the pre-Inca god, Viracocha, rose from the depths of Lake Titicaca. When you witness a sunset at Lake Titicaca with the Cordillera Real in the background, you will understand why the pre-Incan people considered this a spiritual place.

    Afternoon options include a visit to the small town of Copacabana, a very ancient Aymara-Quechua shrine and the main Bolivian town on the shore of Lake Titicaca. You can take a walking tour of the town, and we also recommend a short walk up the nearby Calvary, with astonishing views into the bay at sunset.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Rosario del Lago or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 7: lake titicaca and isla del sol inca trek
    Reedboat at Lake TiticacaReedboat at Lake Titicaca

    Today you'll cross Lake Titicaca and explore the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) and its Incan remains. An island suspended in time, there are no cars or paved roads here, and electricity only reached the tiny villages within the last decade. Even today, the island's myths and legends are prevalent, and you'll learn about these as you wander the ancient ruins hidden in the folds of the steeply terraced slopes of Pilkokaina, amid the Stairway of Yumani. (2 hour boat ride to the island)

    If you are up for an afternoon hike, you can opt in for an additional walk along the Inca road from the ruins in the north all the way down to the southern marina of the island. Afterwards, relax and enjoy another sunset at your lakeshore hotel.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Rosario del Lago or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: copacabana and back to la paz
    La Paz, set in the beautiful mountainsLa Paz, set in the beautiful mountains

    You'll say good-bye after breakfast and set the agenda for the morning, picking from a few excellent options your guide will provide, including:

    Visit the Basilica of the Black Virgin of Copacabana, a 16th-century Spanish colonial shrine that houses the image of the Virgen de Copacabana. Constructed at the foot of a small steep hill, sacred to the Inca and known as the Temple of Sun, it remains as one of the two principal sacred places of importance to the indigenous peoples and Catholics alike.

    Explore a rarely-touristed part of Lake Titicaca (Wiñay Marka) that is very close to the Andes mountain range and offers stunning view of the Cordillera Real. The lakeside and most of its islands are inhabited by rural farmers and fisherman who carry on centuries-old traditions. The coastline is ringed by fields of totora reeds that create habitat for large populations of water birds and fish. 

    Or simply wander around the little town of Copacabana. The town's central square is Plaza 2 de Febrero, and from there Avenida 6 de Agosto slides down to the lakeside. It's packed with souvenir shops, hostels, and restaurants, largely catering to foreign tourists. Avenida Jaregui one block north has a more local feel, with street markets and grocery stores.

    Return to La Paz by lunchtime, then in the afternoon you'll explore the city with a tour of its main museums, Valley of the Moon, and the famous "Witches Market."

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel La Casona or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: day of choice in la paz
    Spend the day in La PazSpend the day in La Paz

    Today is your day to explore La Paz, a city built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River (now mostly built over), which runs northwest to southeast. [elevation 11.913'] The city's main thoroughfare, which roughly follows the river, changes names over its length, but the central tree-lined section running through the downtown core is called the Prado.

    Your options for today are many and varied, ranging from wandering at leisure through the alleys and lively markets, marveling at the interesting museums, chatting to the locals in a comedor or relaxing over a coffee at a trendy café. 

    If you're looking for something more active, talk to your guide about the many complementary activities available to you. You may want to head north of La Paz (to Condoriri Massif or the Apolobamba Mountain Range) or east into the subtropical valleys of the Yungas region. A number of day trips and special excursions are available, including rainforest treks, qhapac ñan adventures, mountain biking down the world famous Death Road, and many more.

    We can help you arrange guided activities (at an extra cost) or you can spend the day exploring on your own.

     

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel La Casona or similar
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: la paz, then onward
    Pack your souvenirs and head homePack your souvenirs and head home

    Enjoy a morning at your leisure, then transfer to the airport in time for your homebound flight.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
From
$4,295
The cost quoted is the Land Cost and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in Journeys' Trip Notes. The quoted Land Cost will apply when group size falls in the specified range and when travel is on the indicated dates. 2017: 2 person rate private: $4650 per person 6-10 person rate group: $4295 Domestic flights estimate: $350 per person
Single Supplement:
$500
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates

Need to Know

Duration:
10 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost. The total number of days includes the time required to travel between the USA and the destination country.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
High altitudes
Group Size:
Most custom trips can accommodate groups of any size, from one person to as large of a group as you'd like. Some exceptions apply; ask your Adventure Specialist for details.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Below is a summary of our complete Trip Terms & Conditions, which explains each of the items below in more detail. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Pricing and Payment

For most group departures, the booking deposit is $500 per person per trip, though for some trips it may be more, as noted in the trip description. The minimum booking deposit requirement for custom trips is $800 per person, and this deposit is non-refundable. A trip-planning fee of $250 per itinerary is also charged to cover costs of preparing itinerary proposals for custom trips. This fee is credited to the cost of the trip, but is nonrefundable if you do not take the trip. Custom travel during holiday seasons may require a deposit prior to trip confirmation.

For both group departures and custom trips, a second deposit of $1,000 per person is due 120 days prior to departure or at the time of booking for reservations made fewer than 120 days before departure. The balance as shown on your invoice is due 60 days prior to departure regardless of whether extensions or other arrangements are pending. Late payments may jeopardize confirmation of your itinerary and in some cases may result in additional fees. If we have not received final payment 30 days prior to departure your reservation may be canceled and subject to our Cancellation & Refund Policy stated in the complete Terms & Conditions.

We accept payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or check drawn on a U.S. bank account. Payment for airfare is required at the time of ticketing. Discounts that may be available for some trips are not available toward bookings made through travel agencies.​

Airfare

We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

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× comfort level
Choose accommodations and amenities that fit your personal style
●○○○○ Simple
Our most natural accommodations. Bath facilities often shared, sometimes rustic.
●●○○○ Delightful
Comfortable and especially personal. Small to mid-sized lodges, typically with private bath.
●●●○○ Superior
Lodges and hotels with additional amenities, refined artistry, or extra-special settings.
●●●●○ Deluxe
Exclusive or luxury lodges, hotels, or safari camps with fine dining options.
●●●●● Uncommon
The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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