Bolivia The Empire of the Sun
Visiting La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana Sun & Moon Islands, Tiahuanaco and the Spiritual World of the Callawayas
8 Days/6 Nights
Hotel accommodations with room taxes and services charges, all transfers and ground transportation, meals as mentioned in itinerary (B= Buffet breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner) all tours with English speaking tour guides and assistance of our local representative.
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE (USA-LA PAZ-USA); insurance, passports, meals not mentioned, passports. USA & Boliva airport departure /security /fuel surcharges/ taxes (usually included in your international air ticket). In addition local airport have local taxes to be paid in cash of about US$4-5 per city.
Call (425) 368-2462 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12723324
- Tour Operator
- Tara Tours
- 8 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Miami||MIAMI-LA PAZ : Depart Miami for La Paz, Bolivia. Overnight flight.|
|Day 2||La Paz||LA PAZ : Arrive in La Paz where you will be met and accompanied to hotel selected. Balance of day to rest and get used to the high altitude.|
|Day 3||Lake Titicaca||LA PAZ-TIAHUANACO-LAKE TITICACA : Half day sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins of Tiahuanaco, capital of a great civilization that started in 1580 B.C and at the height of its splendor (700 AC) covered part of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. You will see its Aqueducts, Temples, Palaces, the Gate of the Sun and some of their mysterious monoliths. Then continue to the shores of Lake Titicaca for hotel Inca Utama. In the afternoon you will visit the Eco and Altiplano museums. Fishing on Lake Titicaca for some trout ...then dinner. At night, be ready to experience the Aymara Horoscope and myths of the skies. You will enjoy their constellation and ancestral legends in the "Alajpacha" a native observatory. (B,L,D)|
|Day 4||Copacabana||LAKE TITICACA-COPACABANA : Wake up and see the Sunrise over Lake Titicaca and experience like the local people, the energy of the Sun God. Full day excursion by Hydrofoil to visit the colorful Andean town of Copacabana. Stop will be made to visit the Sun Island and drink water from the Sacred Spring -believed to be the source of eternal life. Return to the Inca Utama for overnight and a chance to discover the spiritual world of the Callawayas -masters in natural medicine of the Andes. Within their concept you must first heal the spirit before you can heal the body . A meeting with a Shaman who will tell your fortune as He casts and reads the Coca leaves. Overnight at the Inca. Utama. (B,L, D).|
|Day 5||La Paz||LAKE TITICACA-LA PAZ : Morning at leisure to enjoy Lake Titicaca on your own, time to meditate or take an optional excursion to visit Suriqi Island famous for its boats made of reeds. Here they built the RA II and Tigris, for Thor Heyerdhals epic expeditions. Mid-afternoon return to La Paz to your hotel. (B, L).|
|Day 6||La Paz||LA PAZ : Morning city tour of the Capital of the Altiplano (13,000 feet high) with the impressive Illimany Mountain (21,000 feet high) in the background . You will visit the Open Air Museum and Tiahaunaco Art collection, Casa Murillo (Colonial Museum), the local and picturesque witch Doctor's Street , the 16th Century San Francisco Church, the residential area of Obrajes and the unrealistic Moon Valley. (B)|
|Day 7||La Paz||LA PAZ : Day at leisure to explore La Paz on your own -a city of contrasts- a unique blend of Spanish and Andean customs- great for shopping with good bargains for sweaters, ponchos, blankets, silver, gold and all kinds of hand made handicrafts. Overnight at hotel selected .(B)|
|Day 8||Miami||LA PAZ-MIAMI : Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami and homeward bound. (B)|
- 5 stars : Camino Real Suites
- 4 stars : Hotel Presidente.
- 3 stars : Hotel Dorado or Gloria.
- 4 stars : Hotel used in Lake Titicaca: Inca Utama
Land/air coverage is US$200.00 per person
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.
Approximate cost from Miami US$900-1100 plus taxes $97.00
SAMPLE ADD-ONS TO THE MIAMI AIRFARE TO LA PAZ:
Add $250 from ATL, BDL, BOS, BWI, CHI, CLE, DEN, DFW, DTT, EWR, HOU, MSY, NYC, PHL, RDU, SJU, WAS, Zone 2,3,4. Add $130 from ORL, TPA, and Zone 1. Add $390 from LAX, SFO, and Zone 5. Add $560 from Zone 6.
SAMPLE ZONE CHART:
Zone 1: FL; Zone 2: AR, LA, MS, NM, OK, TX; Zone 3: CT, GA, MA, MD, NC, NH, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT; Zone 4: AL, AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI; Zone 5: CA, ID, NV, UT; Zone 6: OR, WA
DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS: A deposit of US$200.00 is due at the time of placing the booking. Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
VISA NECESSARY TO ENTER BOLIVIA. YOU CAN CONTACT THE BOLIVIAN CONSULATE OR GET IT AT THE POINT OF ENTRY IN BOLIVIA. COST US$160 (see consulates offices at the bottom of this page). See Consulates at the end of this page