Transfer from the airport to your hotel.
Walk through the historic city center, walk through the typical local markets and the famous "Witches Market". Enjoy amazing panoramic views from the Teleferico (Cable Car), crossing the city towards the south zone and continue to the Valley of the Moon.
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
our seats at the bleachers
and be on time to enjoy the first groups of dancers who arrive, we are ready to experience the greatest spectacle of the Andes!
Throughout the day we will observe the most representative dances of the Carnival: Diablada Morenada, Caporales and Tinku, among other very important for our culture.
At night we leave the stands to get back to the hotel and relax after a long day of beautiful displays.
Early in the morning, flight to Uyuni. We will be waiting for you at Uyuni´s airport and we wil have some free time to make buy some souvenirs in the town befoer the tour starts.
At the tour first we will visit the Train Cemetery and the town of Colchani where you can learn more about Uyuni’s mining past and its artisanal salt production present, later we will enter to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flat, and arrive to the “Salt Hotel-Museum”, the first of its kind that nowadays works only as a museum. On our way we will be able to see fantastic optic illusions, able to see in raining season (December- March), and also we will visit “Ojos de Agua” (Eyes of water), small salt eruptions which help us to explain the development of this huge salt lake.
At noon, you will reach the “Incahuasi Island” in the middle of the Salt flat; there are extraordinary calcareous rocks, large populations of Cactus, local fauna and spectacular 360 grades panoramic views of the Salt Flat from the summit.
We will continue our tour to the north part of the salt flat, there we visit a local museum, where we will be able to see pre-Columbian mummies and later we will get to the Salt Flat viewpoint at the foot of the Thunupa volcano. At the end of the afternoon, return to Uyuni.
Uyuni - La Paz flight.
Transfer to airport.