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Airstream Campers Uyuni

7 Days FROM USD 4,300

Overview

Experience some of the finest sights of Bolivia with a compact 7 day tour, including it's exuberant capital La Paz and the neighbouring Moon Valley, the true wonder of Lake Titicaca, and an essential visit to the Uyuni Salt Flats.

The unworldly Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia are the largest on earth, comprising miles and miles of dazzling white nothingness. Active volcanoes, hot springs and a palette of colour-splashed lakes populated by hardy flamingos punctuate these landscapes of blindingly bright salt plains and stunning desert. The noise of silence makes the heart beat faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt will make you feel that there is no place like this in the whole world. What better way to experience the stunning beauty of this unique place, than in a highly innovative, modern and fully equipped airstream camper, frequently used by NASA to transport astronauts to launch pads.
 

Trip Code: BOTSACU

Location: Bolivia

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

You will arrive to La Paz and transfer from the airport. Private transfer, assistance upon arrival and porter tips at the airport are included. Overnight at Hotel Presidente

Arrival La Paz

La Paz has a spectacular setting in a deep bowl surrounded by snow-capped mountains of the Altiplano. It lies in the shadow of the towering 6,438m high Mt. Illimani, always snow-covered and visible from many parts of the city. The city (from the main square) is 3,636 metres above sea level but the neighbouring city of El Alto where La Paz International Airport is located lies at over 4,000 metres.

Some of the highlights of La Paz itself include Plaza Murillo, San Francisco Church and the ’’Witches Market’’ where vendors sell dried llama foetuses and frogs, dried llama dung, herbs, remedies and other ingredients used in Aymara traditions and rituals.

La Paz

In the morning you will have a tour of the city of La Paz and its surroundings, where it can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner of any street is a hidden treasure. The Native, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor's Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic Illimani" mountain. You will then visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon.

By afternoon you will rrive at Huatajata to experience the Andean Roots Eco Village and The Altiplano Museum where you will be told of the cultural heritage of the Aymaras and the Incas. You can go shopping for local handicrafts and visit fishing villages; then meet the Limachi family; builders of the RA II and Tigris for Thor Heyerdhal, epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. You can spend some time at the Kallawaya Natural Spa where we use thousand years' old methods and treatments for stress and cosmetology.

Later an audiovisual and night visit to "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas, natural healers of Bolivia is planned. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, our Kallawaya, will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. Candlelight dinner follows.

Night visit to the Native Observatory Alajpacha; learn from the Aymaras cosmovision & Southern constellations. Overnight at the unique Inca Utama Hotel & Spa.

Half Day City Tour & Moon Valley

Start your day with a visit to the magnificent Titicaca Lake. Take a hydrofoil cruise to Sun Island to visit the Inca Stairways and the Sacred Fountain believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the archaeological and panoramic Uma Kollo restaurant whose interior wall is a ''Takana'', the name of the breathtaking view of Sacred Lake Titicaca and the Royal Range of the Andes. Next you will board a hydrofoil to Moon Island. Visit the “Iñak Uyu” Sun Virgins temple, where the most beautiful virgins of the Incas were conserving a sacred fire dedicated to their Gods. This temple is considered to be one of the most important ruins on the Lake. Hydrofoil cruise to Copacabana. Visit the shrine and the local market, continue to Huatajata and land transfer to La Paz. Overnight at Hotel Presidente.

Lake Titicaca

After breakfast you will travel to the airport. Take a flight to Uyuni – tickets are included. Arrive to Uyuni and transfer from the airport. Lunch at your hotel.

Enjoy the fascinating landscape at the highest and largest Salt Lake in the world (10,000 Km²) surrounded by an impressive panorama. At sunset, experience a real adventure in a hot air balloon. The noise of silence makes the heart beat faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt and pure sky, will certainly make you feel that there is no place like this in the world. Dinner and overnight at Luna Salada (Hotel made of Salt).

La Paz to Uyuni

Uyuni, founded in 1889 by Bolivian president Aniceto Arce, is still an important military base. It lies in south-western Bolivia, 3,670 metres above sea level and situated on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The Salar de Uyuni covers 12,000 square kilometres of the Bolivian Altiplano and is fringed by the mountains of the Andes. Beneath it lies the world’s largest lithium reserve estimated to be about 100 million tons. The salt in the salt flats is over 120 metres deep. The area is remote, arid and cold, stark, yet stunning, boasting extraordinary beauty and a silence that is captivating.

Uyuni

In the morning, after you enjoy breakfast you will visit Colchani where you will see very old methods to extract salt. Visit the Salt Hills and Ojos de Agua. Continue to the Salt Museum.

You will then visit Inka Wasi Island. At a distance this island has the shape of a fish. It is located at the centre of the Uyuni Salt Pan. Nature has bestowed a singular type of flora on this place, whilst the surface rocks contain fossils of marine algae. This is the largest island in the group that forms an isolated oasis-type ecosystem within the salt pan; the landscape against the background of the salt pans that extend to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography fans. Lunch at the Salt Lake is included.

Enjoy a magnificent sunset at the peaceful and endless Uyuni Salt Lake. Dinner and overnight at Uyuni Salt Lake aboard your deluxe travel trailer.

Uyuni Salt Lake

After breakfast transfer to the airport and take a flight to La Paz – tickets are included. Arrive to La Paz and travel from the airport to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Presidente

Uyuni to La Paz

After breakfast transfer to the airport. Private transfer, assistance upon departure and porter tips at the airport are included

Departure La Paz
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Important Information

  • * Accommodation 
    * Meals as specified in itinerary
    * Excursions as specified in itinerary 
    * Services of bilingual guide
    * Entrance fees
    * Return airport transfers
    * Domestic flight La Paz / Uyuni / La Paz 

     

     

     

     

  • Available upon request

  • Please note that services at Titicaca Lake are shared with other of our clients. Please note that during the Rainy Season (from November to March) some visits at the Salt Lake might be restricted since the Salt Lake gets flooded. Please note that ending 2010, the Government had to abrogate a decree suspending the fuel subsidy. If imposed again, we will be forced to adjust our rates accordingly

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Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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