Bolivia

Bolivia

Reflections at 12,000 feet

THE EXPERIENCE

Turn every experience you have ever had of Latin America on its head and rethink. The beating heart of a vast continent, once spellbound by Bolivia it will never let you go. Beginning with La Paz, retreat to the stillness of the Sajama National Park. However, the volcanoes and springs pale in comparison when confronted with the ethereal otherworldliness of the Salar de Uyuni. Blindingly beautiful, surprisingly colourful and cradled by snow-capped mountains, this landscape is a workout for the soul.


This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to two 2018 Silversea cruises.
Please see below and embark on your greatest adventure to date.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Duration
9 nights
Departure date
26 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
From
Callao
To
Santiago, Chile
Fares from
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bolivia

HIGHLIGHTS

Stay at...

Stay at the bottom of ice-capped Sajama, Bolivia’s highest peak.

Visit t...

Visit the highest and largest salt lake in the world.

Stay in...

Stay in bespoke luxury Silversea tented camps specially erected along the way.

Enjoy a...

Enjoy a 2 night stay at the luxurious Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa.

ITINERARY

Itinerary map

DAY BY DAY
ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrive in La Paz, Bolivia. After getting acclimatised, a guided visit of El Alto awaits with charismatic architect Freddy Mamani. A private dinner at Restaurant Gustu follows. Overnight at the Casa Grande Hotel.
DAY 2
After breakfast, a 5-hour drive to Sajama National Park will take you to the bottom of ice-capped Sajama, Bolivia’s highest peak. Your luxury yurt will be ready to welcome you on arrival with drinks and coca tea to help you relax at 4,500 metres altitude.
DAY 3
Today will be a day of exploring the Sajama National Park with its volcanoes, hot springs and 3,000 year old plants. After lunch, we will be meeting with one of the small Aymara communities that have lived in the rugged region for millennia, learning of their day to day lives.
DAY 4
Today we will travel overland to reach the Salar de Uyuni. Heading south we will have the Occidental Andes and the border with Chile on our right while the volcanos to our left are part of the Oriental Andes. After 8 hours of driving, we will have descended 900 metres. Overnight at our luxury dome camp.
DAY 5
This morning visit the village of Tahua and hike to the cave of the Coquesa mummies. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the Salar and islands, visiting Isla de los Pescadores with its cactus forest. An unforgettable view of the immense salt lake and the Andes during cocktails and stargazing at sunset will complete your day.
DAY 6
More exploring of the Salar awaits during the morning, while in the afternoon we will travel to Sud Lipez. Hundreds of stunning birds will animate your journey prior to arrival at our luxury yurt camp.
DAY 7
Today you will have ample time to explore the colourful Lagunas, look for bird and wildlife, marvel at the colours of the rock formations and mountains.
DAY 8
Travel through canyons, over passes reaching 4,800 meters, across stony plateaux and past sand dunes to reach the Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve. Enjoy the unbelievable sights, including the Stone Tree, rare James’s Flamingos and beautiful Laguna Verde. Drive through the Chilean National Reserve Los Flamencos, before reaching the exceptional Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa.
DAY 9
Enjoy a relaxing a day at the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa. Today your only decision is how much or how little to do!
DAY 10
This morning we will leave San Pedro de Atacama for Calama. On the way to the airport stop at the Pukará de Quitor, a pre-Incan stone fortress looking over the San Pedro River and valley.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Special charter flight
  • Luxury hotel accommodation included meals whilst staying in hotels
  • 6 nights in a double luxury tent with heating and private bathroom
  • Transportation from day 2 to day 8 in private Toyota Land cruiser or Nissan Patrol with Spanish/English speaking driver/guide

COMBINED CRUISES

This Couture Collection experience is exclusively connected to the following 2018 Silversea cruises.

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