BOLIVIA

Experience the high-altitude highlights of Bolivia in this two-week itinerary. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Bolivia travel plan:

Luxury
1 ✈To La Paz (Book >) Dep: Evening 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Stannum Boutique(Book >) See all hotels >
Take a day to relax in your spa hotel and begin to acclimatise to the altitude.
3 Spend the day exploring this fascinating city. Ride the cable cars and visit the Witches Market, Museu Nacional de Arte, the 16 de Julio market and elaborate cathedral. Check when the cable car shuts down for the night – you don’t want to be stuck a long way from where you started.
4 ✈La Paz to Rurrenabaque (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning 🏨Chalalan Ecolodge (Book >) See all hotels >
Arrange with the ecolodge to collect you from the airport. You’ll then enjoy a long and wildlife-packed boat trip to the accommodation. Whilst not particularly luxurious, this ecolodge is the best around. Take good insect repellant!
5-6 Bird watching, forest hikes, night-time canoe trips…there’s so much to do here and your expert guides will ensure you get the most from your stay. You’ll need to drink a lot of water. Save the environment by using a filter water bottle.
7 ✈Rurrenabaque to La Paz
✈La Paz to Uyuni
(Book >)
Dep: Evening
Dep: Evening
Arr: Evening
Arr: Evening
🏨Hotel Palacio de Sal (Book >) See all hotels >
Soak in the spa and recover from your journey. It gets really, really cold up here – have some warm clothes to hand.
8-9 Book tours into the spectacular Salar de Uyuni and, if time, pay a visit to Potosi. Accommodation in the Salar isn’t particularly luxurious, but if you’re keen then check out the mid-range itinerary.
10 ✈Uyuni to La Paz (Book >)
🚕La Paz to Copacabana (Book >)
Dep: Morning
Dep: Morning
Arr: Morning
Arr: Afternoon
🏨Hotel Rosario Lago Titicaca (Book >) See all hotels >
Enjoy the view of the lake and have a relaxing evening on the shore. Buses to Copabana are comfortable, if you prefer a cheaper journey
11 Embark on a boat trip to Isla del Sol where you can go on a short hike, see Incan ruins and look out over the lake to distant mountains. Copacabana is close to Puno, Peru, where you can visit floating reed islands.
12 🚕Copacabana to La Paz (Book >) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 13:00 🏨Stannum Boutique(Book >) See all hotels >
Visit any sights you missed at the beginning of your trip. Genuine alpaca wool should be cold to the touch.
13-14 ✈La Paz to Home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon (next day) What did you think of this Bolivia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Ask your hotel to arrange a taxi to the airport.
Mid-range
1 ✈To La Paz (Book >) Dep: Evening 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Hotel Rosario (Book >) See all hotels >
Get your bearings by riding the cable cars.
3 Spend the day exploring this fascinating city. Take a cable car to Valle de la Luna, admire San Francisco Church, visit the Witches Market, Museu Nacional de Arte, and the 16 de Julio market Check when the cable car shuts down for the night – you don’t want to be stuck a long way from where you started.
4 ✈La Paz to Rurrenabaque (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning 🏨Chalalan Ecolodge (Book >) See all hotels >
Arrange with the ecolodge to collect you from the airport. You’ll then enjoy a long and wildlife-packed boat trip to the accommodation. Take long sleeves and good insect repellant!
5-6 Bird watching, forest hikes, night-time canoe trips…there’s so much to do here and your expert guides will ensure you get the most from your stay. You’ll need to drink a lot of water. Save the environment by using a filter water bottle.
7 ✈Rurrenabaque to La Paz
✈La Paz to Uyuni
(Book >)
Dep: Morning
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: Morning
Arr: Afternoon
🏨Cristales Joyas de Sal (Book >) See all hotels >
Spend an hour in the Archaeology and Anthropology Museum or take a taxi to the old mining town of Pulacayo. It gets really, really cold up here – have some warm clothes to hand.
8-9 Take a two-night tour into the spectacular Salar de Uyuni. Accommodation in the Salar isn’t particularly luxurious.
10 🚄Uyuni to Oruro (Book >) Dep: 00:05 🏨On board the train
You’ll arrive back into Uyuni in the evening with plenty of time to catch the train. Be sure to buy your train tickets in advance.
11 🚄Uyuni to Oruro
🚌Oruro to La Paz
🚌La Paz to Copacabana
Dep: 09:30
Dep: 13:30
Arr:07:10
Arr: 12:46
Arr: 17:30
🏨 La Cúpula (Book >) See all hotels >
Enjoy the views of the lake from your room. We advise arranging bus travel from Oruro to La Paz on day 2 or 3.
12 Embark on a boat trip to Isla del Sol where you can go on a short hike, see Incan ruins and look out over the lake to distant mountains. Copacabana is close to Puno, Peru, where you can visit floating reed islands.
13 🚌Copacabana to La Paz (Book >) Dep: 13:30 Arr: 17:30 🏨Hotel Rosario (Book >) See all hotels >
Earlier buses are available if there are any sights you missed at the beginning of your trip. Genuine alpaca wool should be cold to the touch.
14-15 ✈La Paz to Home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon (next day) What did you think of this Bolivia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Ask your hotel to arrange a taxi to the airport.
Budget
1 ✈To La Paz (Book >) Dep: Evening 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Morning 🏨Loki Boutique (Book >) See all hotels >
Get your bearings by riding the cable cars.
3 Spend the day exploring this fascinating city. Take a cable car to Valle de la Luna, admire San Francisco Church, visit the Witches Market, Museu Nacional de Arte, and the 16 de Julio market Check when the cable car shuts down for the night – you don’t want to be stuck a long way from where you started.
4 ✈La Paz to Rurrenabaque (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning 🏨El Lobo Hostel (Book >) See all hotels >
Arrange day tours, or if your budget will allow then we recommend overnight tours in the pampas or jungle. Take long sleeves and good insect repellant!
5 You’ll have a whole day to see the huge variety of wildlife here, but consider adding an extra day to go further into the forest. You’ll need to drink a lot of water. Save the environment by using a filter water bottle.
6 ✈Rurrenabaque to La Paz
✈La Paz to Uyuni
(Book >)
Dep: Morning
Dep: Afternoon
Arr: Morning
Arr: Afternoon
🏨Hotel Piedra Blanca (Book >) See all hotels >
Spend an hour in the Archaeology and Anthropology Museum or take a taxi to the old mining town of Pulacayo. It gets really, really cold up here – have some warm clothes to hand.
7-8 Take a two-night tour into the spectacular Salar de Uyuni. Accommodation in the Salar isn’t particularly luxurious.
9 🚌Uyuni to La Paz (Book >) Dep: 20:30 🏨On board the train
You’ll arrive back into Uyuni in the evening with plenty of time to catch the train. Be sure to buy your bus tickets in advance.
10 🚌Uyuni to La Paz
🚌La Paz to Copacabana
(Book >)
Dep: 07:30 Arr:06:30
Arr: 11:30
🏨 La Cúpula (Book >) See all hotels >
Enjoy the views of the lake from your room. Take ear plugs and a sleep mask for the overnight coach.
11 Embark on a boat trip to Isla del Sol where you can go on a short hike, see Incan ruins and look out over the lake to distant mountains. Copacabana is close to Puno, Peru, where you can visit floating reed islands.
12 🚌Copacabana to La Paz
(Book >)
Dep: 13:30 Arr: 17:30 🏨Loki Boutique (Book >) See all hotels >
Earlier buses are available if there are any sights you missed at the beginning of your trip. Genuine alpaca wool should be cold to the touch.
13-14 ✈La Paz to Home (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon (next day) What did you think of this Bolivia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Whilst you can take a minibus from Prado to the airport, taxis are not too expensive – ask your hostel to book.

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