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BOLIVIA small group trips

 

Bolivia, a country of contrast. Each scene is new, sparking the imagination, as the story-book pages turn from lush valley to rocky mountain peak. The landscapes are as majestic, serene, stark, and sometimes perplexing as the textiles are vividly colorful. The land and people are deeply enriched by thousands of years of Atacameno, Aymaran, Guarani, and Incan tradition, inviting every guest to feel welcomed at the home of Pachamama. 

Glide through the streets of El Alto and La Paz, bastions of architectural creativity and color set against a swirling dusty background. Taste the culinary delights of Bolivia’s new gastronomy scene, boasting flavors from herbs and spices only found at the highest peaks and the deepest of jungles.


Visit backstreet markets, the witch’s street, and receive blessings from Aymaran healers, known as Yatiri. Cheer on Cholita luchadoras as they contend for glory in the wrestling ring. Walk through surreal deserts and the Salar de Uyuni, where the landscapes allow your imagination to run as far as the flamingos can fly.

We have assembled a well-rounded team of Bolivian travel experts who are dedicated to making it easy for you to have the trip of a lifetime. We stay on top of all the trends so you don’t have to spend countless hours online researching a country you've never been to. Join us, avoid the tourist traps, and leave the planning behind. Be greeted by a local, and an instant friend; someone who'll show you the best places to explore, eat, drink and play! That's the #elcaminotravel way.

 
 
 
 
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PRICE

$3300

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LENGTH

7 NIGHTS AND 8 DAYS

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CITIES

La Paz & Uyuni

 
 
 
 

 

ITINERARY

 
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DAY1

Arrive: Touch down in the world’s highest capital city, La Paz, standing eye to eye and toe to toe with the Great Illimani, the Pearl of the Andes. Take a few deep breaths, acclimate and relax at the rooftop bar and pool of the five-star, Atix Hotel, your home for the next few days. This stunning hotel is officially classified as a Design Hotel, a prestigious affiliation recognized around the world for a high standard of service, attention to detail, and of course, style. “Bearing the torch for design-led luxury in La Paz, Atix is a showcase for Bolivian culture, art, and gastronomy” - Design Hotels

Evening: On tonight’s menu is a multiple course, vegetable based, gastronomic experience that takes sustainability to international award-winning style and taste, matched by the colorful beauty that only Bolivian ingredients can offer.

Meals included: Dinner

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DAY 2

Morning: After breakfast, we’re off to ride the Teleferico, La Paz’s public transit system.  This world-famous cable car has reclaimed the word “commute” with its beauty, ease, and efficiency. Take in the views of the city skyline below, stretched over the glacier-capped mountains. When we arrive in El Alto, the sister-city to La Paz, we’ll embark on a journey to visit some of Bolivia’s newest and most creative contributions to the international architecture scene; Cholets, designed by the one and only, Freddy Mamani. Cholets are endemically, and whole-heartedly Bolivian where ancient Aymaran design meet modern materials and scale. Freddy is known for pushing the boundaries of architecture and his style of Cholet, draw the eye inward, leaving you mesmerized by opulence and whimsical color schemes.

Afternoon: Bowler hats, decorative skirts, colorful shawls and wrestling. Join us for an afternoon with the ladies of Bolivia known as, “Cholita Luchadoras”. Allow us to introduce you to the unmistakable style and no holds barred strength of these honorable women.  We’ll have a unique opportunity to sample their food and cheer them on at Cholita Lucha Libre. The Cholita Luchadoras work to elevate the status of indigenous women through ultimate showmanship, featuring high flying acrobatics and feats of strength. Pick a champion, or all of them, and follow them as they lead us to victory. 

Evening: After Lucha Libre, the evening and night are yours. Relax, go out, or buy a onesie and practice the jaw dropping moves you saw at the ring (just be safe!). And, of course, your local host is always available to point you in the right direction. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks at Lucha Libre

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DAY 3

Morning: Strap on your walking shoes and get ready for our friends to walk you through some of La Paz’s most interesting nooks and crannies. Mysteries and a stunning array of cultural contrasts await as we navigate our way through the backstreets of La Paz where we’ll indulge all of our senses in food, textiles, and yes, maybe even a potion or two.

Afternoon:  Bolivia’s gastronomy scene offers something completely new to first timers due to its strong indigenous roots, endemic ingredients, and contemporary status that wields a license to experiment. As we continue down the gastronomy path today, we’ll be stopping for lunch at one of the cities most famous watering holes for food and COFFEE. Bolivia, thanks to its altitude, is becoming a fast learner in producing high-quality coffee. They have even begun to compete on the world’s stage against coffee powerhouses like Colombia and Indonesia. The venue sprawls through a beautiful colonial building, doubling as a coworking space to fuel that entrepreneurial fire. Find a seat and take advantage of the collaborative atmosphere as you discuss goals and plans with your new friends. 

The Rest of the Day: The rest of the day and evening are yours. If your thinking caps have been fired up and you’re feeling prolific, you’ll be in no rush to leave. Enjoy the space, brainstorm, and plan your next move. If something along the walk caught your eye (we know something will), head back and shop the afternoon away, or chill poolside. It’s your afternoon and evening. We’ll be getting up bright and early in the morning for our next destination, so use it wisely and as you see fit. As always, tap your local host for info and inspiration.

Meals Included: Breakfast, and lunch