The main journey of this tour is made in the comfort of the train, is one of the fastest tours to visit the wonder of the world Machu Picchu.
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
Morning: Full Day Ruins of Tiwanaku/ Tiahuanaco Tour: You will be picked up from Desaguadero at 11:00 and taken to Tiwanaku (about 1 hour).
Afternoon: After lunch in Tiwanaku, you will have a couple hours to visit and explore the political and spiritual center of the Tiwanaku culture, a site filled with huge stone structures with the oldest dating back 4,500 years. There is the Temple of Kalasasaya, the legendary Sun Gate, a semi-subterranean temple complex, the Pyramid of Akapana, the ceremonial center of Puma Punku, and museums filled with tons of fascinating objects from the era of the Tiwanaku civilization. After, you will be taken back to your hotel in La Paz (approx. an hour and a half).
Staying in La Paz: Rosario (3 stars), La Casona Boutique (3.5 stars), STANNUM (4 stars), Casa Grande (5 stars) Includes Lunch
Morning: Half-Day Tour of La Paz and Moon Valley (OPTIONAL, not included in the original price):
Today, we will visit some of the most popular places in La Paz. This includes the popular artisanal market located in Calle Sagárnaga, and the Witches’ Market (Mercado de las Brujas), where you can find medicinal herbs, home remedies, and other fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals. The tour will continue on to the Basilica of San Francisco (museum fee not included) and Murillo Plaza, where you can find the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, the Government Palace, and the National Congress building. Afterward, you can visit Jaén Street, one of the last colonial-era roads left in historic downtown La Paz. Along its cobblestone walkway, you will find many museums, bars, restaurants, and shops selling all manner of different things. Next, we will take you to Plaza España where you can hop on the cablecar towards the southern end of the city and appreciate its beauty from the sky with breathtaking views of Obrajes, Calacoto, and La Florida, several of La Paz’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Finally, you will visit Moon Valley with its otherworldly rock formations, and you can also stop by the house of famed Bolivian potter, Mario Sarabia. This should take about 4 hours, and then back to your hotel.
Afternoon and Evening: You will be picked up from the hotel lobby by a chauffer and taken to the bus terminal. The overnight bus to Uyuni leaves at 21:00 and lasts approximately 10 hours.
Dinner and the next morning’s breakfast will be served on the bus.
Morning and Afternoon: Uyuni Salt Flats (Full Day): You will be picked up from the Uyuni bus station at 7:30, and taken to TIKA, a restaurant in Jardines de Uyuni Hotel, where you will have a brief rest until the tour starts at 10:00 a.m. Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world with an area totaling more than 12,000 square km (7,455 sq mi). One of the many amazing sights in Uyuni is the train graveyard, a place full of abandoned locomotives from the 19th and 20th century. You will have time to explore, so don’t miss out on this great photo op! You will also visit the town of Colchani, where you’ll have a chance to witness an artisinal salt-processing plant. You will see how salt is collected, dried, and turned into the stuff you put on your table everyday. You can even buy some of this unique salt yourself! And don’t miss the ojos de sal, holes in the salt flat where water seeps out from underground springs, and the “salt mountains,” where salt is dried in the sun after its extraction.
The next stop will be Incahuasi Island (also known as Isla Pescado), located in the middle of the salt flats, famous for its giant cactus which can grow to over 10 meters (32 ft.) in height! Lunch will be served on the salt flat for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You can also use the unique landscape of the salt plains to take fun photos, playing with proportion and perspective. Show them to your friends and they’ll be sure to get jealous!
NOTE: Incahuasi Island cannot be visited during the rainy season.
After lunch, you will head north to the slopes of Tunupa, a nearby volcano, to visit Pucara Ayque, a Pre-Colombian fort and the mummies within. You will also have a chance to watch the sunset over the plains before returning to your hotel in Colchani.
Staying in Uyuni: Jardines de Uyuni (3 stars) / Meals: Breakfast (on the bus), lunch, & dinner
Morning You will be picked up from the hotel lobby and chauffeured to the airport to board your flight to El Alto International Airport in La Paz: BoA OB-303 leaving at 09:40 a.m. and arriving at 10:40 a.m. Any further flights or transportation needs will be the responsibility of the customer.
Number of passengers: 01 – 12
2019 cost per person (in US$):
Chauffer + guide, with a 4×4 for up to 5 ppl in Uyuni, room and private bathroom
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(1) The cheapest flights vary seasonally and getting the best price depends on when we receive your payment and information
(2) You are responsable for all of the fees and extra charges that your bank, or any intermediary bank, charges while abroad, or for payments or transfers made to businesses in other countries.
(3) Price includes hotel accommodations based on single / double / triple occupancy.
It is recommended that you rest for at least 3 hours prior to any sort of physical activity, that you eat light (digestion is slower due to the altitude and restricted oxygen), and that you drink coca tea (except for those who suffer from high blood pressure or heart problems).
You should wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Drink a lot of water, use sunglasses, sunblock, and a hat.
Make sure to use lotion & chapstick (the air will dry out your skin).
Bring a small backpack for day-use and a camera.
If you use contact lenses, it is recommended to bring extra contact solution or an extra pair of contacts.
CONDE TRAVEL reserves the right to make changes without prior notice regarding the tour price, as well as to the travel itinerary, without right to reimbursement, due to: market fluctuations, strikes, social disturbances, weather changes, natural disasters, late departure and/ or arrival of flights and/ or buses, or due to any other relevant reason. In addition, CONDE TRAVEL is not responsible, nor will it assume any cost for: loss of personal items and/ or luggage, accidents, death, inconvenience, flight and/ or bus delays, or damage to personal property. Nor will CONDE TRAVEL assume responsibility for any infringement of goods and services resulting from disease, acts of war, social disturbances, riots, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, over-booking and downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical failures or other types of failures in airplanes or any other means of transportation, the failure of any form of transportation to arrive and depart on time, or any other Acts of God.