BOLIVIA: LA PAZ, TIWANAKU & TITICACA LAKE – 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTSfrom
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- Activity Level Leisurely
La Paz, seat of government and political-administrative capital of Bolivia, is the most indigenous and at the same time the most cosmopolitan city in the country. People from all regions come together as well as immigrants from other parts of the world, and there are diverse cultural conceptions and ethnic expressions that give her the unique physiognomy that distinguishes her. Its geographical and urban configuration allows the newcomer to easily orient himself in the city and feel permanently challenged by the changing facets that, from its different angles, it offers. La Paz at night is a wonderful sight, because it resembles the sky full of stars.
Everything – and everyone – that sits beside this impressive body of water, from the traditional Aymará villages to the glacier-capped peaks of the Cordillera Real, seems to fall into the background in contrast with the shimmering opal jewel set into the spare altiplano earth. It is not hard to see how Inca legends came to credit Lake Titicaca with the birth of their civilization.
Set between Peru and Bolivia at 3808m, the 8400 sq km lake offers enough activities to keep you busy for at least a week. There are trips to the many islands that speckle the shoreline, hikes to lost coves and floating islands, parties in the tourist hub of Copacabana and encounters with locals that will provide insight into the traditions of one of Bolivia’s top attractions.
- All services, transfers and excursions detailed in the itinerary, in regular/private services as it is specified;
- 3 nights accommodation in La Paz with breakfast as its described in the itinerary in the mentioned hotels or in similar, according to availability at the moment of the booking request;
- International or domestic flights;
- Meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary;
- Entrance fees;
- Early check in/Late check-out at hotels;
- Optional tours;
- Any kind of insurances;
- Travel Assitence.
- Day 1 LA PAZ: CITY TOUR
Arrival in La Paz and private transfer from the airport to your hotel with guide assistance. In the afternoon at 14pm we will pick your up from your hotel to start a city tour. We will visit the colorful, mystical and typical markets. Tour through the historical downtown, with remarkable architectural richness. Amazing panoramic views on board a modern cable car. Return to the hotel.
Overnight in La Paz, standard room
- Day 2 LA PAZ- TIWANAKU – LA PAZ
Breakfast at hotel and departure from you hotel between 07:30-08:30 to begin the tour in shared transportation across the immense Altiplano (High Plateau Ranges) to the town of Tiwanaku, where we find the most important archaeological complex of the country. First, we will visit the local museum for an introduction about Tiwanaku’s heritage. Then we begin the visit to the archaeological site whose main attraction is the “Puerta del Sol” (Sun Gate) one of the most important archaeological pieces of the continent. We will also have the chance to visit some other very important ruins of this enigmatic pre-Incan culture in terms of architecture and iconography: the Temple of Kalasasaya, the Templete Semi-subterraneo and the Akapana pyramid, structures that make Tiwanaku one of the most popular places to visit in of Bolivia. Return to La Paz at 16pm.
Overnight in La Paz, standard room (B)
- Day 3 LA PAZ – COPACABANA – ISLA DEL SOL – LA PAZ
Breakfast. We will pick you up from your hotel between 07:00 and 07:30 hrs and we begin our trip to the Titicaca Lake, we will travel through the Altiplano (High Plateau). After a 2 hour trip we arrive to the narrower section of the lake: the Strait of Tiquina, we will cross it in a the rudimentary local ferry along with local people.
Arrival to the town Copacabana at 12:00 and we will have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we will get on board in our boat to travel through the Titicaca Lake, along with other tourists and town people, to the Sun Island. In Sun Island we will visit Yumani, there we will visit “Escalinata Del Inca” (Inca’s stairs) which leads us to the “Fuente de las 3 aguas” (the Fountain of the 3 Watersheds), the tradition dictates that if you drink from its water you can have eternal life.
You will have some time to take pictures of the lake and the astonishing Royal Range of the Andes and we will go back to the boat to return to Copacabana, there we will make a quick visit to the town, enriched by the combination of the Andean and the Christian points of view, the religious sanctuary in honor of Candelaria Madonna, an important pilgrimage site for Bolivians, is located in this town.
Bus to La Paz city at 18:30, arrival to La Paz bus station at 22:00 approximately, where our transportation will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
Overnight in La Paz, standard room (B, L)
- Day 4 LA PAZ – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. (B)