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Bolivian Adventure

Trip Length

Trip Code

9 days PSBN

Minimum Passengers

4 people

Countries Visited


Start City

End City

La Paz La Paz
Bolivian Adventure

Bolivia is a landlocked nation complete with towering mountain peaks, high altitude plains, colonial cities and lush farming lands. With nearly 65 percent of the population belonging to the Aymara, Quechua and other indigenous groups, it is the most ‘Indian’ nation in South America. Starting in the lofty heights of La Paz our adventure crosses the Altiplano to the spectacular salt plains of Uyuni where the horizon disappears into a sea of white shimmering salt. The small city of Potosi lies beneath the Cerro Rico – or Rich Mountain – a peak veined with silver ore. Finally we come to Sucre, arguably the nation’s finest city and still technically the capital of Bolivia. Here, we explore Old Sucre including the Recoleta Church and Monastery, the Chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and the absorbing Museum of La Casa de la Libertad.

Why we love it:

Bolivian Adventure

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: La Paz

Accommodation: Rosario Hotel or similar, La Paz


Day 2-3: Uyuni - Uyuni Salt Plains

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Magia de Uyuni Hotel or similar, Uyuni


Day 4-5: Potosi

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: Santa Teresa Hotel or similar, Potosi


Day 6-7: Sucre

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Accommodation: De su Merced Hotel or similar, Sucre


Day 8: La Paz

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Rosario Hotel or similar, La Paz


Day 9: La Paz

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Rosario Hotel or similar, La Paz


Your Trip

What's Included


Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

What to know


Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.


Americans currently require a visa for Bolivia. Australians, British, Canadians and New Zealanders currently do not require a visa for Bolivia. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.


You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel ( page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading


A Traveller’s Guide to El Dorado & the Inca Empire-L Meisch Backpacking and Trekking in Peru & Bolivia-H Bradt

Important Information

The city of La Paz is situated 3,636 metres above sea level and it is possible that, as a result of the high altitude, you may experience the symptoms of altitude sickness including some light-headedness, insomnia and a shortness of breath when you first arrive. If this is the case we recommend that you avoid any strenuous activity for the first couple of days of your trip or, alternatively, you may wish to arrive a day earlier to allow more time for acclimatisation.

Winter Temperatures

Night time temperatures during winter (May to August) on the Bolivian Altiplano are very cold and can drop to -20 Celsius. Please ensure you bring adequate warm clothing if travelling in the winter months.

Public Holiday Inconveniences

Please be prepared for the inconvenience of sights such as museums and churches being closed to tourists on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day and New Years Day). Throughout Latin America, most museums also tend to be closed on Mondays.

Local Emergency contact numbers: Peak Adventure Travel Emergency phone: +51 99605 5559 +51 97009 4823

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

30 July 2014

General Contact Details

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