This incredible itinerary is ideal for those keen to discover Bolivia's spectacular natural landscapes, unique culture and fascinating history. Delve into the heart of Bolivian culture and history and explore unique destinations, from the weird and wonderful Witches' Market in La Paz to the awe-inspiring splendour of the world's largest salt flat.


Suggested route & duration

Suggested route

  • La Paz: 1 night
  • Huatajata: 1 night
  • La Paz: 1 night
  • Sucre: 1 night
  • Uyuni: 2 nights
  • La Paz: 1 night

Recommended highlights

LA PAZ Bolivia’s capital boasts a spectacular canyon setting and its steep valley slopes are stacked with houses. Highlights include the intriguing Witches’ Market – where sorcerers cast spells and sell charms, and Moon Valley’s incredible stone and sand landscapes that resemble the surface of the moon. The remarkable ruins of Tiwankaku are just two hours from the city. Here you can discover examples of pre-Inca architecture including the Sun Gate, the Monoliths, the temples of Kalsasaya and Kontiki, and the Akapana Pyramid.

HUATAJATA Journey overland to Copacabana which lies on the shores of Lake Titicaca and take a hydrofoil cruise across the lake to Huatajata. From here you can visit the Sun and Moon Islands which are home to over 150 Inca settlements. See the Sun Virgins Temple Iñak Uyu on Moon Island and drink from the Sacred Fountain on Sun Island.

SUCRE This elegant UNESCO-listed city is renowned for its fine colonial architecture and mild climate. Lose yourself in the steep cobbled streets lined with white-washed buildings and ornate churches, and shop for handicrafts and silver jewellery at one of the street markets. Highlights include La Recoleta which offers fantastic views over the city, San Francisco Church, and the University of San Francisco Javier – one of the oldest universities in the Americas, and the House of Liberty where the Independence of Bolivia was signed in 1825.

UYUNI This small town borders the incredible otherworldly landscapes of the Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat. It also offers you the unique opportunity to stay in a hotel made of salt. Isla Pescado – a fish-shaped island that sits in the centre of the salt pan – provides a striking contrast against the brilliant white landscape.

Tailor your tour

Classic Bolivia is a flexible itinerary, allowing you to change the number of nights you spend in each destination and the hotels in which you stay. Any sightseeing mentioned is a suggestion only; you can choose to pre-book excursions or explore independently. Speak to a Personal Travel Expert to tailor-make your Bolivia holiday.

This itinerary offers the option of using an Airstream Campervan on the Salar D'Uyuni, please call for details.

Good to know

  • Some of this itinerary is at high altitude and can be strenuous; in La Paz you will stay at heights of up to 4000 metres

  • Temperatures at night will drop considerably, especially between May and August. It is essential that you use adequate sun protection because of the altitude