Bolivia
The perfect 6 days itinerary

Bolivia is a country in central South America, with a varied terrain spanning Andes Mountains, the Atacama Desert and Amazon Basin rainforest. It is known for its rich indigenous culture, stunning natural landscapes, and historical sites. The administrative capital, La Paz, sits atop the Andes’ Altiplano plateau with snow-capped Mt. Illimani in the background. Bolivia offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, making it a captivating destination for adventurous travelers.

What to do in Bolivia?

This 6 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Bolivia. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Arrival in La Paz and City Exploration

Morning

Arrive in La Paz, situated at an impressive altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level. Start your day with a visit to the Witches' Market, where you can find traditional Bolivian crafts and herbal remedies. Explore the San Francisco Church, a colonial landmark with intricate baroque architecture.

Afternoon

Head to the Mirador Killi Killi, a viewpoint offering panoramic views of the city. Visit the Museo de la Coca to learn about the cultural significance of coca in Bolivia.

Evening

Dine at a local restaurant to try Bolivian cuisine, featuring dishes like salteñas and llajwa.


Day 2: Day Trip to Tiwanaku

Morning

Travel from La Paz to the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire, located about an hour away. Explore the ruins, including the Akapana Pyramid and the Gateway of the Sun.

Afternoon

Continue exploring the site and visit the local museum to learn more about the Tiwanaku culture.

Evening

Return to La Paz.


Day 3: Explore Lake Titicaca

Morning

Drive to Copacabana, a town on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana, a sacred site for many pilgrims.

Afternoon

Take a boat to Isla del Sol, where according to Inca mythology, the sun god was born. Explore the island's ruins and hike to its scenic viewpoints.

Evening

Return to Copacabana and enjoy a sunset over Lake Titicaca.


Day 4: Journey to Uyuni Salt Flats

Morning

Depart from La Paz to Uyuni by flight. Upon arrival, start your exploration of the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt flat in the world. Visit the Train Cemetery, where old steam locomotives are eerily abandoned.

Afternoon

Continue to explore the salt flats. Visit the Isla Incahuasi, an island in the middle of the salt flats covered with giant cacti.

Evening

Stay overnight in a salt hotel, uniquely constructed from salt blocks.


Day 5: Explore More of Uyuni and Return to La Paz

Morning

Continue your exploration of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Witness the breathtaking sunrise that creates a mirror effect on the water-covered salt flats.

Afternoon

Visit the local markets and craft shops in Uyuni town. Purchase souvenirs such as salt crafts and textiles.

Evening

Fly back to La Paz.


Day 6: Departure and Last Minute Shopping

Morning

Enjoy your last morning in La Paz. Visit the Mercado Rodriguez, the largest open-air market in the city, for last-minute shopping.

Afternoon

Prepare for your departure from La Paz. Reflect on the amazing experiences and the diverse landscapes you've encountered in Bolivia.

Evening

Head to the airport for your flight home.


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