VOLCANOES IN LIPEZ - BOLIVIA  

Departure Date

DATES
January 11 to 26
February 13 to 28
March 15 to 30
April 12 to 27
May 10 to 15
June 14 to 29
July 12 to 27
August 16 to 31
September 13 to 28
October 11 to 26
November 15 to 30
December 6 to 21

 

VOLCANOES IN LIPEZ

DAY 1.- Country of Origin – Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Tarija


Arrival to the International Airport Viru Viru in Santa Cruz. Connection with flight to Tarija. Transfer to Hotel according to selected category:  Del Sol Hotel 3*/ Los Parrales Hotel 5*. City tour during the afternoon, the most important historical monuments and museums are visited: The Casa Dorada, the Museum Paleontologico,  the Churches San Juan and San Francisco and  other beautiful places around Tarija with wonderful scenery like San Jacinto, San Lorenzo and others.
Includes: Airfare Santa Cruz  - Tarija, tour with admission tickets to Museums and other historical sites, guide English/Spanish, and lodging.

DAY 2.- Tarija


Breakfast at the Hotel.  Oenologistic Tour  “Ruta del Vino y Singani” (Wine and Singani Route). Visit The Concepcion Valley, center of the viticulture in Bolivia.  The most famous wines and singanis from Tarija are elaborated there. Wine cellars and artisan wine farms are also visited.  Lunch at San Vicente, a wine cellar and vineyard where delicious typical food can be tasted.
Includes Breakfast, tour with admission tickets,  guide English/Spanish, lunch and lodging.

DAY 3.- Tarija – Tupiza

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure to Tupiza, the trip takes around 6 hours. Accommodation at  Mitru Hotel 3*.
Includes Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4,  box lunch and lodging.

DAY 4.- Tupiza

Breakfast at the Hotel.  A full day tour visiting the surroundings of Tupiza.  Places of incomparable beauty could be seen in this region like: El Angosto, Entre Ríos, La Torre, La
Poronga, Quebrada Seca, el Cañon del Duende, El Toroyo, Valle de los Machos  y el Cañon del Inca. Return to the Hotel for overnight.
Includes: Breakfast, private transportation by vehicle 4x4, guide English/Spanish, box lunch and lodging.

DAY 5.- Tupiza – San Pablo de Lípez


Breakfast at the Hotel. Early in the morning departure to San Pablo de Lipez. The tour visits: Quebrada de Palala with spectacular red rocky formations, El Sillar o Valle de la Luna with shapes of peaks and craters that resemble a moon landscape. The town of Nazarenito, a gold producer small village, and Chilcobija, considered the deepest antimony mine of the world. Arrival to San Pablo de Lipez by the afternoon, the town of 250 inhabitants is located at 4260 m.a.s.l. Accommodation at  Community Lodging/ Tayka Los Volcanes Hotel.
 Includes: Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, lunch, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, guide English/Spanish, dinner and lodging.

DAY 6.-  San Pablo de Lípez -  Quetena


Breakfast. Departure towards Volcano Uturuncu (6008m.) early in the morning. The climbing takes around 4 hours and another 3 to climb down. On the top of the volcano, ancient ruins from old human groups called “gentiles” can be seen. Those groups used to offer  rituals to Pachamama, the Earth Goddess, asking for well being. By the end of the afternoon, departure to Quetena. Accommodation at a Community Lodging.
 Includes: Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, lunch, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, guide English/Spanish, dinner and lodging.

DAY 7.-  Quetena – Laguna Verde


Breakfast at the Comunity Lodging. Departure to Laguna Verde early in the morning. The tour visits Kollpa Laguna and Río Amargo, where natural and medicinal baths can be taken. The trip continues through Salar de Chalviry until Laguna Verde is reached, the strange color of this lagoon is due to the high contents of arsenic and magnesium. Accommodation at a Community Lodging.
Includes: Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, lunch, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, guide English/Spanish, dinner and lodging.

DAY 8.-  Laguna Verde – Ojo de Perdiz


Breakfast at the Comunity Lodging.  Departure towards Volcano Licancabur(5868m.) early in the morning. The climbing takes around 4 hours, and another 4 to climb down. At the top of the volcano a  big crater  can be seen, the world biggest lake of sweet water is located there. There is also an special Inca place, where  they  used to make rituals for the Pachamama under difficult conditions: low pressure, scarse oxygen, high ultraviolet radiation and very low temperature. By the end of the afternoon, departure to Ojo de Perdiz.  The tour goes through a geothermic land called “Sol de Mañana”, with an approximate extension of 1 km2, at 5000m.a.s.l. This place presents an area of intense volcanic activity, with craters of lava and mud in constant boiling. Geysers there are a formidable attraction. Laguna Colorada can be reached 50km from there, it is located at the foot of a black mountain. The lagoon is slightly deep, but it has interior islands of  ice and borax.  The brilliant red color is due to pigments of algae clorofitas and thin sediments deposited at the bottom on the lagoon.  Different kinds of flamingos can be seen. Arrival to Ojo de Perdiz at night. Accommodation at Community Lodging/ Tayka del Desierto Hotel.Includes: Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, lunch, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, guide English/Spanish, dinner and lodging.

DAY 9.-  Ojo de Perdiz – San Pedro de Quemez

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to San Pedro de Quemez early in the morning. The tour goes through Desierto de Siloli, splashed with volcanic lava formations, the famous “stone tree” can be seen there. Towards  north, a set of small lagoons can be observed: Laguna Ramaditas, Laguna Honda,  Laguna Charcota, Laguna Hedionda and Laguna Cañapa. The trip continues to  Salar de Chihuana. Another fantastic attraction is Volcano Ollague. Arrival to San Pedro de Quemez by the end of the afternoon. Accommodation at Community Lodging/ Tayka de Piedra Hotel.
Includes: Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, lunch, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, guide English/Spanish, dinner and lodging.

DAY 10.-  San Pedro de Quemez  –  Tawa


Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Tawa early in the morning. The tour goes through Salar de Uyuni, the biggest salt plain of the world. It has 14 small islands, the main one is Isla de Pescado (Fish Island), formed by calcareous rocks, rest of corals and marine shells. Arrival to Tawa by the afternoon. Accommodation at Community Lodging/Jardines de Tahua Hotel.
Includes:
Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, lunch, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, guide English/Spanish, dinner and lodging.

DAY 11.-    Tawa –  Colchane


Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Volcano Tunupa early in the morning. The climbing takes about 6 hours. By the end of the afternoon arrival to Colchane. Accommodation at Community Lodging/Cristal Samaña Hotel
Includes: Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, lunch, mineral water, soft drinks, snacks, guide English/Spanish, dinner and lodging.

DAY 12.-    Colchane   –  Potosí


Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Potosi, arrival to this city by the afternoon.  Accommodation at Hotel Gran Libertador 3* / Hotel Coloso 5*.  
Includes: Breakfast, transportation by vehicle 4x4, box lunch and lodging.

DAY 13.-    Potosí –  Sucre

Breakfast at the Hotel. Tour to the mines of Cerro Rico during the morning. In the afternoon City Tour. Museums and historical places like The Casa de la Moneda, the Convento de Santa Teresa and others. Lunch on your own. Transfer to Sucre by the night, it takes around 1 hour to get there. Accommodation at Sucre Hostal 3*/ Parador Santa María Real Hotel 5*.
Includes:Breakfast, tours with admission tickets, guide English/Spanish, transfer to Sucre and lodging.

DAY 14.-    Sucre

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour by the afternoon. You will be able to visit places like The Recoleta, Thel Museo Etnográfico, the Casa de la Libertad, The Glorieta and others. Return to Hotel for overnight.
Includes:Breakfast, tours with admission tickets, guide English/Spanish, and lodging.

DAY 15.-    Sucre –   La Paz

 Breakfast at the Hotel.  Transfer to the Airport to take a flight to La Paz. Transfer to Hotel of your choice  Nayra  Hotel 3*/ Camino Real Hotel 5*. City Tour during the afternoon
Includes:Breakfast, airfare to La Paz, transfer in-out, City Tour with admission tickets, guide English/Spanish, and lodging.

DAY 16.-    La Paz –FINAL DESTINATION

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take a flight back to your country.
Includes: Breakfast, transfer.

EXTENTION TO COPACABANA AND TIWANACU 


DAY 16.- La Paz – Tiwanacu - Copacabana

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tiwanacu to visit the ruines. Lunch in Tiwanacu, Transfer to Copacabana, accommodation at Rosario del Lago Hotel. Dinner at the Hotel.
Includes:Breakfast, private transportation, tour with admission tickets, guide English/Spanish, lunch, dinner and lodging.

DAY 17.-  Copacabana – ISLA DEL Sol – La Paz
Breakfast at the hotel.  Visit the Isla del Sol, Pilkokaina, Escalinata Sagrada, Jardin and Fuente del Inca. Return to La Paz.  Accommodation according to selected category:  Nayra Hotel 3*/ Camino Real Hotel 5*.
Includes:Breakfast, private transportation, motorboat, tour with admission tickets, guide English/Spanish, and lodging.

DAY 18.-    La Paz –FINAL DESTINATION
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to take a flight back to your country.
Includes: Breakfast, transfer.

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