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SANTA CRUZ / TARIJA / SUCRE / POTOSÍ / UYUNI SALT FLAT/ ORURO /
LA PAZ / SAJAMA PARK
Duration: 17 Days
 
DAY 1: SANTA CRUZ

Airport reception, transfer and accommodation at Hotel. Afternoon city tour in Santa Cruz and visit Cotoca, crafts and food population typical of eastern Bolivia.

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DAY 2: SANTA CRUZ - SAN JAVIER - CONCEPCIÓN
Departure by private transportation to the town of San Javier, exit hrs. 7:30 toward the Jesuit Mission San Xavier - Conception. San Javier was the first mission founded by the Jesuits on December 31, 1691 was home to one of the music schools and workshops for making musical instruments at the time. We pass through the Paquió Stones where we see the buffalo farm and continued our journey to Concepción, arrival hrs. 19:00.
DAY 3: CONCEPCIÓN - SANTA CRUZ
After breakfast we started our visit in the past Concepcion was one of the most important Jesuit missions, Mission Concepcion whole is referred to as "the jewel missionary", surrounded by lush nature, Concepción is a leader in biodiversity, was declared "sanctuary the Orchid "by the great variety of this flower in its natural habitat, visit the Anthropological Museum, the Church Missionary their craft centers and finally Zapocó Dam. 
DAY 4: SANTA CRUZ - TARIJA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the city of Tarija, is a 40-minute flight. Reception and transfer to hotel, rest of the afternoon free to stroll around the village rooted in customs of the area, especially during the carnival season.
DAY 5: WINE TOUR IN TARIJA
Tarija is famous for the quality of its wines now, most of the wine regions of the world are no more than 500 meters above sea level, while in Tarija, the growing region is between 1750 and 2800 meters, making thus the highest vineyards in the world. The wines produced in this region, have a high concentration of aromas, the location close to the line of Ecuador has more daylight hours, and this incidence of sunlight makes celajes (especially reds), have colorations more intense and a good concentration of anthocyanins and polifenole.
tarija vino tour        
We will walk through the Valley of Concepción where the vines and wineries and wines singanis saved more recognized nationally and internationally. The tour offers insight vineyards nuances of wine culture, the different varieties of grapes such as Barbera, Merlot, Riesling, Muscat, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, among others, know the technical processing and winemaking and singanis, plus delicious hams and cheeses. Return to the city of Tarija.
 
DAY 6: TARIJA - SUCRE

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

Transfer by private transport to the city of Potosi, is a journey of three hours, our arrival lunch at a local restaurant full of colonial history. After lunch we visit a cooperative mine, where we meet with the customs and life of “potosinos” miners. Overnight in Potosi.
 
DAY 9: POTOSÍ - UYUNI - COLCHANI
Transfer by private transportation to the town of Uyuni, in the outskirts of town arrive at the fantastic hotel of "Luna Salada", built entirely from blocks of salt. Free time to enjoy the hotel on the border of the Salar de Uyuni.
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DAY 10: UYUNI - UYUNI - ORURO

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.

DAY 12: UYUNI - ORURO
At 01:45 hrs. overnight train to Oruro, arrival at hrs. 9:00 in the morning, transfer to the hotel to rest.

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.

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DAY 13: ENTRADA FOLKLÓRICA DEL CARNAVAL DE ORURO (only Saturdayl)

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.

DAY 14: ORURO - SAJAMA PARK - TOMARAPI

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.

DAY 15: SAJAMA NATIONAL PARK 

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
Transfer to airport.
END OF OUR SERVICES
 

INCLUDES:

Accommodation at hotels in Santa Cruz, Concepción, Tarija, Sucre, Potosí, Oruro and La Paz
Night in Tomarapi Ecolodge
AccommOdation at hotel in
Transportation
Entrance tickets
Parcial meals
Insurance

 NOT INCLUDED:

Air tickets to and from Bolivia 
Airport taxes
Tips or baggage handlers
Extra Expenses

 
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