Highlights of Bolivia

11-day highlights itinerary exploring Santa Cruz, Uyuni, Lake Titicaca and La Paz

Highlights of Bolivia

Explore the scenic and cultural highlights of Bolvia on this 11-day overview. Starting in Santa Cruz, in Bolivia’s tropical lowlands, you’ll journey over the Andes to the altiplano and on to the world’s highest capital city, La Paz.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Santa Cruz

    You will be met on arrival in Santa Cruz and transferred to the Hotel Cortez, or similar, in the city centre.

  2. Day 2: Visit Samaipata Ruins

    Depart Santa Cruz this morning and journey south-west to Fort Samaipata, or ‘El Fuerte’ as it is more commonly known. This scenic journey through the Andean foothills will take around two and a half hours.

  3. Day 3: Fly to Sucre

    You will be met at your hotel after breakfast and transferred to the airport for the morning flight to Sucre. On arrival in Sucre, meet with your local guide and driver and transfer to the Hotel Parador Santa Maria, or similar, for two nights.

  4. Day 4: Free day in Sucre

    Today is free for you to explore Sucre at your own pace.

  5. Day 5: Drive to Potosi

    Depart Sucre this morning and continue your journey southward to Potosi, a small mining city situated high in the Andes at 4,060m.

  6. Day 6: Journey to Salar de Uyuni

    This morning you’ll have the chance to learn more about Potosi’s mining history on a visit to the Casa de la Moneda, the former Royal Mint, where you can examine the old wooden machinery that was once used to make the silver coins and bars that allowed Spain to become the global super power of the early modern era.

  7. Day 7: Uyuni

    Bolivia’s Salt Flats are one of the country’s most iconic features. The seemingly never-ending salt-flats create a stunning landscape of brilliant white contrasting with a bright blue sky.

  8. Day 8: Fly to La Paz

    Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to La Paz, where you will be met on arrival by your local guide and begin a half-day tour of the city and its surrounds.

  9. Day 9: Tiahuanaco ruins, Lake Titicaca

    This morning’s explorations will take you out of the city and to the archaeological site of Tiahuanaco. These magnificent ruins are amongst Bolivia’s most important historical gems.

  10. Day 10: Lake Titicaca – Sun Island

    Venture onto the bright blue waters of Lake Titicaca to visit the Isla del Sol. According to Incan legend, Sun Island was the birth place of the Incan Sun God, Titi, and hence of the Incan empire.

  11. Day 11: Sun Island to La Paz

    This morning is free. You might like to wake early to view the lake at sunrise or enjoy a walk along the lake shore, before returning to the hacienda for a leisurely breakfast.

  12. Day 12: Departure

    Your itinerary ends this morning in La Paz. You will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

12 days from £2650pp


12 days from £2650pp

Group trekking expedition in the Saghro Mountains

Overall, I could not be more pleased. There was never a moment when I felt that the team was not there for us.