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BOLIVIA

Bolivia is one of the most intriguing countries in Latin America, land locked in the heart of South America, it will offer you the mystery of the Tiahuanco culture, the legends of Lake Titicaca, the beautiful colonial towns of Sucre and Potosi and the Jungles of Beni and the Madidi National Park (part of the Amazon basin) and the largest and highest salt lake in the world..!!

Come -join us to discover an incredible ancient land - Bolivia !!

Bolivia "The Empire of the Sun" 8 days exploring La Paz, Lake Titicaca and Tiahuanco ruins

Best of Bolivia 12 days visiting the most important cities and sights of Bolivia

Tara’s Journey to Power Places 10 days Touring the highlights of Peru and Bolivia

 

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED -  VISA NECESSARY TO ENTER BOLIVIA

 

 

 

 

 

Bolivia "The Empire of the Sun"

 

Tours to Lake Titicaca

Visiting La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana Sun & Moon Islands,
Tiahuanaco, the Spiritual World of the Callawayas
& Uyuni "Largest Salt Flat in the World"

9 Days/7 Nights
Daily departures
Locally hosted

Day 01  MIAMI-LA PAZ:
Depart Miami for La Paz, Bolivia. Overnight flight.

Day 02  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 03  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.Tiwanaku is thought to have been a moral and cosmological center for the Tiwanaku empire to which many people made pilgrimages. Researchers believe it achieved this standing prior to expanding its powerful empire.Tiwanaku is significant in Inca traditions because it is believed to be the site where the world was created.  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 04  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 05  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 06  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 07  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 08  LA PAZ-UYUNI SALT FLATS:
T
ransfer to the airport for flight Uyuni. Arrive and continue with a full day tour of  the largest salt flat on Earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with 12.000 square Km; the Bolivian Andes offer stunning sceneries which can be hardly matched. It has to be -a once in your life time journey-. The noise of silence makes the heart beat faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, the pure sky, the cacti and the flamingos, will certainly make you feel that there is not place like this in the whole world, then drive to "Isla Pescado". At a distance this island has the shape of a fish. Its historical name is Inka Wasi. It is located at the center of the Uyuni salt pan. Nature has bestowed a singular type of flora on this place. The surface rocks contain fossils of marine algae. This is the largest island in the group that forms an isolated oasis-type ecosystem within the salt pan; the landscape against the background of the salt pans that extend to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography fans.  After lunch return to Uyuni. (B,L)

DAY 09 UYUNI-LA PAZ- USA

Transfer to the airport for flight to La Paz. Arrive and connect with your international flight back home (B)

Optional tours available to Sucre, Santa Cruz and more...email us your request at: tara@taratours.com


INCLUDING:
Hotel accommodations for 7 nights 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. Local airfare La Paz-Uyuni-La Paz

NOT INCLUDED:
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.


2017 LAND TOUR COST: (Per person)

HOTELS

3 stars

4 stars

5 stars

Sharing double

US$2,780

2,860

3,265

Sharing triple

2,725

2,797

3,085

Single Supplement

682

790

1,060

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Approximate cost from Miami US$900-1100 plus taxes $97.00


Hotel used

5 stars -Camino Real Suites
4 stars –Hotel Presidente.
3 stars -Hotel Dorado or Gloria.  
Hotel used in Lake Titicaca: Inca Utama (4 stars)
Hotel used in Uyuni: Luna Salada or Palacio de Sal (4 stars)

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$300.00 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.

 

 

 

 

 



Best of Bolivia

 

 

Santa Cruz, Sucre, Potosi, Uyuni, Lake Titicaca,

Tiahuanaco & La Paz

 

12 days/10 nights

DAY 01 USA-SANTA CRUZ

Depart USA/Canada for Santa Cruz, Bolivia . Arrive and transfer to hotel Camino Real.
(early check-in included)
About Santa Cruz:
Located on the eastern slopes of the Eastern Cordillera, Santa Cruz is aptly called a boomtown.  It is fast developing into a major retail center and is the country’s second largest city.  Founded in 1561 by the Spaniards coming from Paraguay, the city is hot except for May to August when cold “surazo” winds blow in from Argentina.


DAY 02 SANTA CRUZ
 

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour of Santa Cruz begins at the Main Square “Plaza 24 de Septiembre”, close view of the Cathedral “Basílica Menor de San Lorenzo”, visit Arte Campo (craft shops) located in a very traditional house, then continue to the “El Abasto” Indian Market. Overnight at Camino Real. (B)

Day 03 SANTA CRUZ- SUCRE Flight:

Transfer to the airport for flight to Sucre. Arrive and transfer to your HOTEL PARADOR or Su Merced (best available...4 stars) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 04 SUCRE:

Morning  city tour of Sucre, the constitutional Capital of Bolivia is a living expression of colonial times. The Cathedral, churches and cloisters of  La Recoleta, San Felipe and Guadalupe, the House of freedom where Simon Bolivar signed the Independence Documents, the Bell of Freedom at San  Francisco cloister, and the University Museum emphasizing anthropology, Colonial and Modern art, etc. , are the main interest of this beautiful city. (B)

Day 05 SUCRE-POTOSI-UYUNI -by land:

Early morning depart for Potosi. It is a 3 ½ hour car ride. Arrive and  visit Potosi The rich mountain still towering over the city that has produced enough silver as to build a bridge from Potosi to Spain, according to the legend. Visit the Cathedral , the church of San Francisco and a visit to the  Casa de la Moneda, where you can watch the wooden machinery used to make the silver coins for Spain, are the most attractive visits. Continue to Uyuni for overnight at hotel de Sal or Palacio de Sal (4stars). (B)

Day 06  FULL DAY UYUNI SALT FLATS: Tours to Uyuni

Transfer to the airport for flight Uyuni. Arrive and continue with a full day tour of  the largest salt flat on Earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with 12.000 square Km; the Bolivian Andes offer stunning sceneries which can be hardly matched. It has to be -a once in your life time journey-. The noise of silence makes the heart beat faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, the pure sky, the cacti and the flamingos, will certainly make you feel that there is not place like this in the whole world, then drive to "Isla Pescado". At a distance this island has the shape of a fish. Its historical name is Inka Wasi. It is located at the center of the Uyuni salt pan. Nature has bestowed a singular type of flora on this place. The surface rocks contain fossils of marine algae. This is the largest island in the group that forms an isolated oasis-type ecosystem within the salt pan; the landscape against the background of the salt pans that extend to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography fans.  After lunch return to Uyuni. (B,L)

DAY 07 UYUNI-LA PAZ
-TIAHUANACO-LAKE TITICACA:

Morning Transfer to the airport for flight to La Paz, arrive and continue to the magnificent archeological site of Tiahuancao for a Half day sightseeing tour of the ancient ruins and 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. Tiwanaku is thought to have been a moral and cosmological center for the Tiwanaku empire to which many people made pilgrimages. Researchers believe it achieved this standing prior to expanding its powerful empire.Tiwanaku is significant in Inca traditions because it is believed to be the site where the world was created. 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 08  LAKE TITICACA-COPACABANA:

Wake up at the sound of the "Pututu" -a native alpine horn- to see the Sunrise 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 HOTEL. (B,L,D).

Day 09  LAKE TITICACA-LA PAZ:

Morning at leisure to enjoy Lake Titicaca on your own, time to meditate or just relax with the cool breezes of Lake Titicaca.. Noon return to La Paz. HOTEL EUROPA (5 stars) (B).

Day 10  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. HOTEL EUROPA. (B)

Day 11  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 EUROPA. (B)

Day 12  LA PAZ-MIAMI: 

Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami and homeward bound. (B)


2017 LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON (minimun 2 people)

Includes local airfares Santa Cruz-Sucre and Uyuni-La Paz

DBL US$ 3,940    TRP $3,832    SGL SUPP $1132

 

INCLUDING:

Hotel accommodations for 10 nights 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. Local airfare Santa Cruz-Sucre and Uyuni to La Paz

 

NOT INCLUDED:

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE (USA-LA PAZ-USA); insurance, passports, meals not mentioned. USA & Bolivia airport departure taxes -(usually included in your international air ticket);  Local taxes to be paid in cash of about US$4-5 per city -for the local flights.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

See cost & information on our Insurance section

 

Does not include international airfares

Aproximate cost International airfare from Miami US$800-950; New York $950-1150; Los Angeles $1100-1300

 

For further information call us  1-800-327-0080 or email us tara@taratours.com

 

 

 

 

 

Tara’s Journey to Power Places

Tours to Bolivia

Visiting La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Tiahuanaco, Cuzco and Machu Picchu

10 days/9 nights

Daily departures
Locally hosted

Day 01 THU. MIAMI-LA PAZ

Depart Miami for La Paz. Overnight flight.

Day 02 FRI. LA PAZ
Arrive in La Paz where you will be met and accompanied to hotel selected. Afternoon city tour of the Capital of the Altiplano (13,000 feet high) . You will visiting the Open Air Museum and Tiahuanaco Art collection, Casa Murillo, the local and picturesque witch Doctor street , the 16th Century San Francisco Church, the residential area of Obrajes and the unrealistic Moon Valley. Overnight at hotel selected.


Day 03 SAT. 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 Bolivia, Argentina and Peru. Here, you will see its Aqueducts, Temples, Palaces, the Gate of the Sun and some of their mysterious monoliths. Tiwanaku is thought to have been a moral and cosmological center for the Tiwanaku empire to which many people made pilgrimages. Researchers believe it achieved this standing prior to expanding its powerful empire.Tiwanaku is significant in Inca traditions because it is believed to be the site where the world was created. Then continue to the shores of Lake Titicaca for hotel Inca Utama. In the afternoon you will visit the Eco and Altiplano museums. After dinner you will have 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 will tell your fortunes as He casts and reads the Coca leaves. Overnight at the Inca Utama. (B, L, D).


Day 04 SUN. LAKE TITICACA-COPACABANA-PUNO

Wake up at the sound of the "Pututu" -a native alpine horn- to see the Sunrise 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. From Copacabana you will be taken by car or bus to Puno to hotel selected. (B, L).


Day 05 MON. PUNO-CUZCO BY TOUR BUS

Early in the morning board the tour bus for picturesque ride thru the Andean mountains. Stops will be made at Pucara where you'll find an interesting small museum with some statues from the Pucaras - a Pre-Inka civilization. Continue to "La Raya Pass" at 14,500 feet high with spectacular views of the white snow peaks. Time to take some pictures. Then, buffet lunch at typical restaurant. Next stop at
Raqchi, where a 6 mile Inka wall surrounds the Temple of the Inka God Wiracocha. Final stop at
pretty town Andean town of Andahuaylillas, noted for its colonial chapel with beautiful Creole frescoes –also call the Sixtine Chapel of South America. Arrive in Cuzco by 4-5pm and transfer to your hotel.  (B)

Day 06 TUE. CUZCO-PISAC MARKET-OLLANTAYTAMBO-CUZCO Tours to Machu Picchu

Every week hundreds of natives from the sorrounding areas come down to Pisac to celebrate mass or to sell/trade their wares. It is a great opportunity to buy sweaters, ponchos, handicrafts, jewelry and enjoy the bargains. After lunch, visit the impressive Inka fortress of Ollantaytambo. Return to Cuzco and to your hotel. (B)

Day 07 WED. CUZCO
Morning sightseeing tour of Cuzco -at one time Capital of the Inca Empire- and visit to the ruins nearby such as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and the Inca Spa of Tambomachay. (B)


Day 08 THU. CUZCO-MACHU PICCHU
Full day excursion by train to the most mysterious, energetic and powerful place of the Inca civilization.Early morning your tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the train station for your 3 1/2 hour trip with spectacular views of the Urubamba River and the Andean mountain range to Machu Picchu. Temples, palaces, towers and staircases are built into the side of the mountain. Here your tour guide will take you from site to site explaining the advanced world of the Incas. Overnight at hotel selected. (B)

Day 09 FRI. MACHU PICCHU-CUZCO
Day at leisure to explore Machu Picchu.(You can hike Huayna Picchu or go to the Intipunku -Gate of the Sun- or visit the small town of Aguas Calientes and its thermal baths on your own. Mid-afternoon return to Cuzco. Transfer to hotel selected . (B)

Day 10 SAT. CUZCO-LIMA
Transfer to the airport for flight to Lima and transfer to hotel selected. Afternoon city tour of visiting the most important site of colonial and modern Lima -founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro. (B)


Day 11 SUN. LIMA-MIAMI

Transfer to the airport for you flight to Miami . (B)


INCLUDING
:
Hotel accommodations for 9 nights 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, entrance fees, train and hydrofoil tickets and local airfare Cuzco-Lima.


NOT INCLUDED
:
Insurance, passports, meals not mentioned,  USA & Bolivia
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.


LAND TOUR RATES 2017 -Per person
(Includes local airfare Cuzco-Lima)
           
  3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Double US$3,355 3,778 4,705
Triple  US$3,150   3,610  4,690
Single  US$5,920  6,325  8,800 

 

 

NOT INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE (USA-LA PAZ....LIMA-USA)
Approximately cost from Miami US$1400-1600 (see sample add-ons below); New York US$1500-1700, Los Angeles US$1600-1800

HOTELS 3 stars: 

Lima= Britannia; Cuzco=Royal Inka; Puno=Casa Andina; La Paz= Dorado; M.Picchu= Inti Inn

HOTELS 4 stars: 

Lima= Casa Andina Select;  Cuzco= Sonesta; Puno= Casa Andina Private Collection; La Paz= Presidente; M.Picchu= El Mapi

HOTELS 5 stars: 

Lima=Marriott; Cuzco= Libertador; Puno=Esteves; La Paz=Camino Real Suites; M.Picchu= Sumaq or Inkaterra

 

Upon request Monasterio and Machu Picchu Sanctuary

 

**SAMPLE ADD-ONS:

Add $260 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.

 

DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS:

A deposit of US$300.00 is due at the time of placing the booking. Final payment is due 60 days before departure.

 

CANCELLATIONS: Please see section Payments & Cancellations

 

VISA NECESSARY TO ENTER BOLIVIA. YOU CAN CONTACT THE BOLIVIAN CONSULATE OR GET IT AT THE POINT OF ENTRY IN BOLIVIA. COST US$160

 

 

 

 

 

For good airfares to Bolivia

 

Call us or emial us at

reservations@taratours.com

 

Airfares to Bolivia

 

VISA NECESSARY TO ENTER BOLIVIA

http://boliviamiami.com/eng/visas/tourist-visa/

 

 

BOLIVIAN CONSULATES:

 

BOLIVIAN CONSULATE IN WASHINGTON DC
Address: 1825 Connecticut Ave NW #200c, Washington, DC 20009
Hours: Open today · 9AM–3PM
Phone: (202) 232-4827

BOLIVIAN CONSULATE IN NEW YORK
211 E 43rd St #1004
New York, NY 10017
Hours: Open today · 9AM–3PM
Tel: (212) 687-0530
email: consulado.bolivia.ny@gmail.com
http://www.bolivianyc.org/

BOLIVIAN CONSULATE IN FLORIDA
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a 14:00
Phones: (786) 536-9326 (305) 358-6303 (305) 358-6304
Fax: (305) 358-6305
Address: Doral Corporate Center 3750 NW 87th Ave. Suite 240, Doral Fl 33178
Email: generalconsulate@bellsouth.net

BOLIVIAN CONSULATE IN TEXAS
2401 Fountain View Dr. Suite 110
Houston, TX 77057
Tel: (832) 916-4200
Fax: (832) 916-4201
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a 14:00
info@boliviatx.org
http://www.boliviatx.org/

BOLIVIAN CONSULATE IN CALIFORNIA
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a 14:00
Address: ,3701 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California 90010
Phone: (213) 388 0475.
http://boliviala.org/

BOLIVIAN CONSULATE IN GEORGIA
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a 14:00
2401 Fountain View Dr. Suite 110
Houston, TX 77057
Tel: (832) 916-4200
Fax: (832) 916-4201
info@boliviatx.org.
http://www.boliviatx.org/consular-affairs/visas/tv

 

 

 

 

BEFORE YOU SEND ANY DOCUMENTS -PLEASE CALL THE CONSULATE AND VERIFY WHAT KIND OF DOCUMENTS YOU NEED. ALSO VERIFY ADDRESS....or visit its web site:

http://boliviamiami.com/eng/visas/tourist-visa/

 

  

For questions or further information on Bolivia or about these programs 

Have your Travel Agent call Tara Tours at 

1-800-327-0080 or e-mail us at:

tara@taratours.com