Airport reception, transfer and accommodation at Hotel. Afternoon city tour in Santa Cruz and visit Cotoca, crafts and food population typical of eastern Bolivia.
Land transfer to the city of Sucre, the journey takes 7 hours.
Arrival to the city of Sucre, in the evening enjoy the best nightly Bolivia in the Rock "Origins Bolivianos".
DAY 7: SUCRE CITY TOUR
Make a stroll through the constitutional capital of Bolivia, the "White City" of Sucre. Visit to Church, Convent and Viewpoint of “La Recoleta”, the Museum of Indigenous Art (ASUR), which shows two cultures: Tarabuco and Jalq'a; visit to the House of Liberty and walk around the main square, lunch in town and in the afternoon we continue toward the Cal Orck'o limestone quarry, located 5 km from the city of Sucre, where you will see great variety and quantity of prehistoric animal tracks of different species, considered the largest sample of Footprints Dinosaur World.
DAY 8: SUCRE - POTOSÍ AND VISIT TO COOPERATIVE MINE
After breakfast we left the hotel to enter the endless sea of salt, "Salar de Uyuni" one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, visit the first museum built inside the Salt Flat, then visit the Incahuasi Island which has large cactus populations. At this time of year (December to March) the Salt Flat is flooded with water so you will experience spectacular views of the plane zone that seems to be a giant mirror.
Return to Uyuni, we will have time to rest in a hotel in Uyuni before board the midnight train to return to Oruro.
In the evening walk through the city to visit the Church of the Tunnel, with the Virgin of Candelaria who made his name in the pilgrimage of dancers, in the Temple is the mining museum. We will have the chance to see the excitement that causes this carnival, which is one of the biggest cultural expressions of the world.
The Carnival of Oruro is a cultural expression, folk valuable when Andean traditions found throughout the colony with the cult of the Virgin of Candelaria, seeking to worship God the Creator with the dance of "Llama Llama" where he is the main character, this dance is now known as the famous "Diablada", which along with other dances gather to march in parades through the streets of the city to get to the Virgin of the Tunnel (Virgen de Candelaria). More than fifty sets numerous dances run for 20 hours continuously and pilgrimage front parade spectators from all over the country and world. This majestic activity is carried on a tradition that has been consolidated to be declared as a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.
Breakfast at the hotel and later move towards the stands preferential "Entry of Carnival" and be on time to enjoy the first groups of dancers who arrive, we start enjoying the richness of Bolivian folklore, we are ready to experience the greatest spectacle of the Andes!
Throughout the day we will see the most representative dances of Carnival: Diablada Morenada, Caporales and Tinku, among other very important for our culture.
A hrs. 22:00 we pulled out of the stands to go to the hotel and relax after a long day of beautiful displays.
It is the second day of the parade, folk parade groups dance throughout the day again, the difference among Saturday and Sunday spectacle is that this day is not considered a religious pilgrimage, it is an activity of the Oruro Carnival: "The Corso".
After lunch we embark on our private and go towards the Sajama National Park, lodging in Tomarapi ecolodge. Arrival Tomarapi hrs. Approximately 17:00.
After breakfast we will know them most important attractions of the the Sajama National Park, which lies at an altitude of over 4200 meters above sea level. We will visit the Huayna Khota lagoon and will have a walk through the forest of “Queñua”, the bush that grows at highest altitude in the wolrd, the view is full of vicuna, llamas and alpacas that feed in the wetlands of the park, all at the foot of the Sajama Volcano, the highest peak in Bolivia (6542 m). Finally enjoy a bath at the hot springs near the village of Sajama. After lunch we set course to the city of La Paz, in the way we stop to visit the famous Church of “Curahuara de Carangas”, also known as the Altiplano Sistine Chapel which has more than 400 years old. Arrival to La Paz to hrs. 19:00.DAY 16: CITY TOUR IN LA PAZ
Walk through the historic city center, walk through the typical markets and the famous "Witches Market". We fantásitcas panoramic views from the viewpoint of Killi Killi and the Valley of the Moon, where we enjoy a typical Andean lunch.DAY 17: RETURN
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