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The Best of Bolivia Tour

Santa Cruz to Uyuni is a major travel route chosen by thousands of travellers whom visit this beautiful country so with this in mind we have developed a spectacular and comfortable trip which includes seeing all of the major sights along this travel route in style.

(7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS)

SANTA CRUZ, SUCRE, POTOSI AND UYUNI ULTIMATE SCENIC EXPERIENCE

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Santa Cruz to Uyuni is a major travel route chosen by thousands of travellers whom visit this beautiful country so with this in mind we have developed a spectacular and comfortable trip which includes seeing all of the major sights along this travel route in style.

The tour includes us handling all of the messy logistical parts i.e. flight bookings, hotels, transportation between locations and trips to the best tourist attractions in the region so all you have to do is sit back , have the camera ready and be ready to enjoy what Bolivia has to offer.

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

TOUR ITINEARY

Day 1 Santa Cruz –Refugio Los Volcanes Lodge Amboro National Park

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Hotel pick up and we have a 2 hour scenic drive to the Mirador of Refugio Los Volcanes, here we have incredible photographic opportunities to a secret location before we swap to a 4WD and drive 20 minutes into a spectacular valley to the lodge. We will check into the lodge and visit some beautiful waterfalls before lunch and a few hours of relaxation. 1500 we partake in a guided trek of the area where we will be looking for orchids, exploring the rainforest and if lucky see some of the regions animals with include anything from Condors and Macaws through to Spectacled Bears and Pumas. Dinner and optional night walk.

Day 2: Refugio Los Volcanes – Santa Cruz

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Breakfast and trek into the park , again we will be learning about the Rainforest and the regions many birds and animals, lunch and more time to explore some other waterfalls before departing Refugio and returning to your hotel in the evening.

Day 3: Santa Cruz - Sucre

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Breakfast and airport transfer to Viru Viru Airport for your flight to Sucre, upon arrival our representative will be awaiting you and from here drop you to your hotel in Sucre. Lunch then you will partake in a City tour of Sucre where you will explore this beautiful City and learn about its rich history, you will also visit the Dinosaur Park which has an extensive array of newly discovered Dinosaur tracks. Dinner and bed.

Day 4: Sucre, Potosi and Uyuni

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Breakfast before we depart Sucre and drive towards Potosi which was once the richest City in the world, here we have an optional trip to visit the Infamous Potosi Mines where we go underground and learn about its tragic history and see how the miners work, or we can visit the Potosi Coin house and learn the equally sad history of how the Spanish converted the silver from the mines into coins and other interesting facts. Lunch and we drive a few more hours towards the town of Uyuni which is the base for our Salt Flat Expedition.

Day 5 Uyuni Salt Flats – Tayka Salt Hotels

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10:00 am hotel pick up and our 4WD driver and guide will meet you and we will begin our magical journey to the Salar De Uyuni and beyond, our first stop will be to explore and learn about the Salt Extraction and processes behind the Salt flats.  We then drive across the Salt flats and enter the Isla de Incahuasi where are greeted by a spectacular island of cactus where you feel you are in another world, a packed lunch is provided and we have some time to explore the island. After exploring the island we drive across the endless Salt Flats and reach the beautiful town of Tahua , keep an eye out for Flamingos and Vicunas which frequent this area, we then check into hotel before exploring the surrounding Museum and community.

We return to the Tayka Hotel for a delicious meal and retire for the night.

Day 6: Uyuni Salt Flats

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Freshly made breakfast in the hotel before we depart for our 2nd days adventures, our first stop is the Cathedral  (a rock formation shaped as a catedral) followed by the incredible Chiquini caves which are a must see attraction, We then visit additional attractions of Islas Campanas, the town of Charagua where quiñua is grown plus explore additional attractions , the scenery of this part of the journey is incredible  and is constantly changing as well which provides excellent photographic opportunities. We stop for lunch at the Tayka de Pierda before continuing our adventure to the first of the Lagunas, which have to be seen to be believed.

After spending some time at Laguna Cañapa we then explore Laguna Hedionda which is a famous breeding ground for the 3 species of Flamingoes found in the region, the sight of these impressive birds is something that simply cannot be missed!! We then visit additional lakes of Laguna Honda and Ramaditas before entering our hotel for the night.

Day 7: Uyuni Salt Flats – Eduardo Avaroa National Park - Uyuni

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Early morning wake up before we depart for the day’s many attractions, the Piedra de arbol, an incredible tree shaped rock which has taken thousands of years to be formed, we then enter the National Park called Eduardo Avaroa where the landscape turns to vast deserts and unique landscapes and from here we stop and visit the world famous Laguna Colorada (a beautiful lake with pink water and surrounded by Volcanes) this is also the best place to view the vibrant birdlife which includes huge flocks of Pink Flamingo’s. We continue our drive to the peak of the National Park to the Geysers where huge surges of gas is thrust up to 200m into the air , we drive through the Salvador dali desert stopping to stop , eat lunch and relax and swim in the thermal pools of the park. After lunch we continue deeper into the park before we stop at the iconic Laguna Verde where we enjoy the spectacular lakes and have ample times for photos, keep an eye out for resident Andean Foxes and cheeky Viscacha a strange rabbit looking creature with a tail which frequents this area, from here we depart the park and continue our way back to Uyuni stopping at the train cemetery or other attractions if time permits.

Here we can arrange your transfer to the Airport or hotel and if you are going towards La Paz we can arrange an onward trip which includes the must see Lake Titicaca Isla de Sol / Tiwanaku Ruins and many other options.

Fast Facts

  • Tour Availability

    January – December

  • Tour Duration

    7 Days/6 nights * (Longer tours can be arranged)

  • PRCE

    From $1,900 per person.

  • Tour starting point

    Santa Cruz Bolivia

  • TRAVELLING with Children

    Wonderful adventure for the whole family

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testimonial author
We booked ( from US) our first trip to the amazing country of Bolivia through Nick's Adventures Bolivia and were glad that we did! We started with flights from Miami to LaPaz, stayed @ ``La Casona Hotel`` on a central plaza, great for beginning the ``long road`` to climate acclimation and the unveiling of a country of stark and immense natural beauty.

We, then, experienced the City and its wonders, including, a compact day tour set and governed by our desires and directions, which included cafes, impromptu stops, old cathedrals, limited shopping at native markets; however, unfortunately, NO nightlife, as altitude sickness is very real for us ``older`` types accustomed to life @ sea-level!

One day was reserved for cycling ``The Death Road`` and some incredible end of day of mountain zip-lining @ sunset ! Not to be missed for those seeking the adrenaline rush of 47 kil of downhill drops, winding roads and the wondrous, majestic beauty of waterfalls, narrow turns, scenic visitas ( that you ``best not`` even consider glancing ``while gravity beckons``!!). NICK'S arranged everything, all inclusive, having sifted through through a panoply of so called cycling professional/experts ( many NOT) and made sure we had the very best and safest equipment, guides and hosts through the GRAVITY BIKE tour team. Thank you , Linda, et al @ Gravity !

We next departed for a two day catamaran trip deep into INCA history on LAKE TITICACA. Island visits, ancient ruins, numerous side- trips and magnificent meals, dinners and native celebrations, including, a New Years Celebration Bash on our boat, NEW YEAR'S -- `` Bolivian style``!

We went on to visit the ``worlds largest`` salt flats left over from a long ago evaporated sea basin, stretching for 1000's of miles; like snow banks, mirror like when touched by moisture, reflecting the ( seemingly) surrounding snow capped mountains
in the distance. Stark, lunar landscape-like vistas, salt mining cottage industry visits and even a hotel built from the salt itself. Well, here the story takes a turn, we were suddenly struck ill, traveling sickness, complicated by our lingering and, as was the case with us, worsening altitude discomforts as the altitudes continued to arise to some 4400 meters ( more than 13,000 ft). We had some misery, but the NICKS ADVENTURES BOLIVIA TEAM never failed us. We had special meals, medicines and individual caring hearts to encourage us and help us find our way to recovery. The attention of ``Janeth`` , our guide in UYUNI, and all of the other drivers, cooks, care-givers demonstrated the knowledge, professionalism and conscientious attention to detail of those planning trips at Nick's ( including, Caroline, Litzy and, of course, that adventurous Aussie, NICK, himself--``G'day Mate``!), they made what could have been a disaster into an experience of how to adjust on the fly!

Finally, our trip, THANKS BE TO THE GODS!, culminated at the charming jewel of a city, SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA--@ sea-level or at least close enough (644meters). We were booked at the `` SENSES HOTEL, perfectly situated in the city's center on Plaza 24; after 4 nights of long, comfortable sleep-filled days and nights of sports bars. fine dining, cafes and more exotic tours with, again, two great NICK'S ADVENTURE BOLIVIA guides, ``Luis`` and ``Jose``, it was, finally, time to move on with our ``own adventure``, to PANAMÁ! Thank you, NICK'S, thank you BOLIVIA! We will not forget you. We will see you again, amigos!!

Eddie Garcia, Jr./ JOHN HILL
VIRGINIA BEACH, USA
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Like every other person who has written a review before me, my husband and I had the most amazing and seamless adventure through Bolivia with Nick and his team.
I had left my travel plans for Bolivia until the last minute and Nick's team bent over backwards to ensure they delivered us a once in a lifetime, action packed adventure through Santa Cruz, Sucre, Potosi, Uyuni and even dropped us all the way to the Chilean border.
We met Nick in Santa Cruz after a quick flight there from La Paz. Everything was arranged - from the airport pick up to our hotel the night before the tour started (even the dinner recommendation was first class). We then spent 2 awesome days with Nick exploring the gorgeous untouched sanctuary at Refugio los Volcanos. And what can I say- it was like being with an old friend. We saw condors, carried out CSI like investigations of puma vs porcupine crime scenes, swam in a pool under a waterfall and got an authentic and honest insight into life in Bolivia. Nick's passion and knowledge of Bolivian wildlife and Jaguars was impressive and infectious.
When we left Santa Cruz for Sucre we were genuinely sad to go, but we were again met with an awesome guide and driver for the balance of our trip through Sucre, Potosi and Uyuni.
Our next guide was a similarly enthusiastic and knowledgeable university student who gave us an interesting and frank education in Bolivian history and current culture. We learnt so much and saw so much. From exploring the depths of the silver mine in Potosi to bagging salt from the salt flats of Uyuni with the locals and posing for amazing perspective shots on the flats. When my husband and I got altitude sickness on the very last night, our guide and driver jumped in to our rescue and changed our route and plans to get us down to the lower altitude of Atacama asap. We couldn't have had a more positive experience. We will definitely be back for a jaguar tour with Nick's and I am confident it will once again be like meeting an old friend for a life changing adventure.
NICOLE KEATING
AUSTRALIA
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SUCRE + POTOSI + UYUNI SALT FLATS

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