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Signature Bolivia: The final frontier

14 days from £4,160pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Bolivia

  • Uyuni Salt Flats

Overview & Highlights

Bolivia is one of the world’s last true adventure destinations. Travel beyond Lake Titicaca and La Paz on a journey of unpredictability including Che Guevara's trail and the salt flats of Uyuni. 

This is a highlights holiday, but with a really adventurous element, as reaching these top sights in their relatively remote locations is a journey of discovery in itself. Surely the most authentic country in Latin America, Bolivia is also surely the most colourful, with highland communities preserving their mélange of religious traditions, brightly woven costumes and haunting pipe music. The tropical lowlands and Santa Cruz, where you’ll find a surprising ethnic diversity and a dynamic economy, also offers its share of surprises.

The difficulty of access to the shattered landscapes of Bolivia means many communities remain isolated from modernisation taking place elsewhere. Alongside sprawling cattle farms you’ll see smallholdings where subsistence-level farmers eke out a living from adobe farmhouses. Hidden among the canyons is the Ruta Che, a rough, lonely but incredibly scenic road following Che Guevara’s failed revolutionary campaign in Bolivia, where he is revered.

Potosí was once one of the largest and most affluent cities in the world: the silver mined in its conical hill contributed to the riches of the Spanish Empire and the Mint was located here. The city’s grand architecture reflects this long-gone prosperity, while Sucre is an elegant sun-dappled colonial city and traffic-stifled La Paz, overshadowed by a vast ice-jacketed Andean peak, stuns with its multitude of street markets. At the end of a varied trip you can relax on the peaceful Island of the Sun, with the snow-capped Andes reflected in the cobalt waters of Lake Titicaca.

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  • Santa Cruz: Guided city tour
  • Samaipata: visit to el Fuerte Inca ruins
  • Visit to la Higuera, where Che Guevara had his last stand
  • Sucre: Guided city tour
  • Potosí: City tour and visit to the Spanish Imperial Mint museum
  • South Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni (salt flats)
  • La Paz: Guided city tour with cable-car trip
  • Lake Titicaca: Boat trip to Isla del Sol (Sun Island) via Moon Island
  • Guided visits on the islands

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  • The tour leader could not have been more courteous, he did more than was expected of him and found us some very good restaurants. Our most memorable moments were staying…

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  • Even though I had seen countless photographs of Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu when I first saw the sights I was reduced to a , 'Wow!' every few minutes.

    FB, Spain
  • We knew from the itinarary that alot of travelling would be involved. Given the amount we saw it was well worth time spent in the bus. We compared this itinerary…

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  • Monte Alban when I felt on top Of the world.  A vast archaeological site, wonderfully interpreted by a local guide and not too many other tourists.

    PM, Lincoln
  • Cartagena - perfect mix of history, culture, nightlife and beach lazing. Colombian people very friendly and genuinely seemed delighted that we visited their country.

    NG, Leyland
  • Enjoyed the trip to the equator while in Quito. Loved Alausi, very interesting place, people. Cuenca was lovely, very easy to get around, felt safe, staff at hotel very helpful,…

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