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Lake Titicaca and the Salt Flats

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From Puno Across Titicaca to Huatajata

Your adventure begins today from your hotel in Puno where you’ll be met by our expert guide. Travel overland to the charming Peruvian town of Pomata to see Santiago Apóstol de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, a striking 18th-century church built of pink granite. Then visit the handsome cathedral in Copacabana before an exciting Hydrofoil Cruise Excursion across Lake Titicaca. Visit the Sun Virgins Temple on Moon Island and sip the sacred waters of an ancient Inca fountain which is believed to offer eternal youth and happiness!

At the Antiplano Museum, a fascinating exhibit sheds light on the ancient cultural traditions of the region’s indigenous Aymara people. Then meet a member of the Kallawaya, an itinerant group of traditional healers who have long lived here in the high Andes Mountains of Bolivia. You’ll gain fascinating insight into some of the ancient healing methods which they have used for nearly 1,000 years! Tonight you’ll have a chance to observe the constellations of the Southern Sky as your guide shares fascinating Aymara beliefs about the Heavens. Spend a restful overnight at the inviting Inca Utama Hotel & Spa in Huatajata, a scenic highland town on the southeastern shores of Lake Titicaca.  Meals L,D


Onward to Uyuni and Colchani

Transfer this morning to the airport in La Paz for your flight to Uyuni, where you’ll embark on a full-day excursion to the incredible Uyuni Salt Flat, one of the world’s most unusual natural wonders. Covering a vast expanse of nearly 7,500 square miles, this is the largest salt bed on Earth. Tour the Salt Museum in Colchani and see the ancient methods which are still used today to extract the salt. Then visit Inkawasi, an extraordinary island oasis of unique vegetation in the middle of the desolate salt pan. This evening’s sunset over this seemingly endless expanse of salt will be unforgettable. Tonight will be your first of two nights in  a most unusual hotel made of salt!  Meals B,L,D


Excursion to Mt. Tunupa

Today’s full-day tour takes you to the impressive Tunupa Volcano, dramatically overlooking the vast Uyuni Salt Flat. In a small canyon on the side of the mountain, you’ll also be able to visit a sacred cave tomb filled with mummies that were buried long ago. Overnight once again in Colchani at our unique “salt hotel.”  Meals B,L,D


Fly to La Paz

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to La Paz. Upon arrival, join your guide for an afternoon tour featuring the city’s highlights. Discover La Paz’s fine Colonial-era architecture and explore ancient traditions which still endure in lively quarters of the city like the Indian Market and Witch Doctor’s Market. Then thrill to the unusual Lunar-like landscapes of the Moon Valley before checking in to the comfortable Hotel Europe.  Meals B


Depart Bolivia

Our private car and driver will take you to the airport for your onward flight. Meals B


Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows.