Set off on an epic journey from the world’s driest desert to the world’s greatest salt flat on this Luxurious Chile and Bolivia Journey. That includes a seven-day off-roading travesía between Atacama and Uyuni hosted by boundary-pushing Explora, this itinerary does extra than simply join two nations: It invitations adventurous spirits to remain longer and go deeper in a few of the world’s most distant areas.
Luxurious Chile and Bolivia Journey
Recommended journey at a look: 13 days/12 nights in Valparaiso, Atacama, Salar de Uyuni, La Paz, and Lake Titicaca
This Luxurious Chile and Bolivia Journey, like each journey you’ll examine on our web site, is totally customizable. Now we have a whole lot of pattern itineraries designed by Ker & Downey consultants, able to be tailor-made only for you. So, get in contact to plan your personal journey and browse on to find what’s attainable on a handcrafted journey.
First, think about starting your Luxurious Chile and Bolivia Journey with two restorative nights in Valparaiso, situated an hour from Santiago. Get pleasure from a half-day privately guided tour of this charming seaside city, brimming with colorfully painted buildings and a bohemian vibe. As well as, you may have the choice to go to one among Pablo Neruda’s homes-turned-museums to get a glimpse into the beloved poet and Nobel Prize winner’s life and thoughts.
Subsequent, embark on the Explora Travesía at their luxurious outpost within the Atacama Desert, a land of superlative pure and cultural options. That is the driest and most lovely desert on Earth. Due to this fact, the day by day menu of actions scour each nook of its terracotta panorama. Actions vary from gentle to tough, and brief to lengthy. They usually function each exploration technique: mountaineering, horseback using, biking, driving, strolling, and even mountaineering. You and a information will provide you with the journey that feels greatest to you and your most popular tempo. Nonetheless, we advise an astronomy session within the resort’s observatory — a can’t miss alternative!
Explora Travesía: Volcanoes & Lagoons
It’s lastly time to start the Explora Travesía into Uyuni. Depart through 4×4 car, led by an professional information, by means of the Andes towards Bolivia. After you cross the border (simply 29 miles away), you’ll delve into the wonders of the Altiplano. It is a land stuffed with energetic volcanoes, geysers, and lagoons stuffed with flamingos. Certainly, the Colorada Lagoon affords the right flamingo viewing circumstances. It’s additionally a fantastic place for a picnic lunch. You’ll ultimately attain your distant Mountain Dwelling in Ramaditas within the coronary heart of the Altiplano. Right here, you might be greeted by scrumptious native delicacies, welcoming workers, and intimate lodging. Relaxation up and watch the solar set throughout the horizon.
Explora Travesía: Highland Villages
Subsequent, the Explora Travesía units out towards the villages within the Highlands the place historic cities showcase the normal lifestyle. Move by crops of quinoa, herds of animals, and excellent landscapes. Additionally both hike or alternate driving and strolling by means of historic mines and valleys. A spotlight of this area is the Turquiri lagoon, with its birds and rock formations. Then proceed onward to Chituca to study in regards to the native lifestyle from the villagers. Relaxation up at your subsequent Mountain Dwelling in Chituca with its cozy front room and unbelievable views over the Andean panorama.
Explora Travesía: Uyuni Salt Flat
Finally, arrive on the largest salt flat on this planet — additionally the flattest place on Earth. However first, discover the cactus forests and agricultural terraces close by. Alternatively, go to one other native village earlier than journeying towards the Gruta de Las Galaxias, a cave with uncommon geological formations. All of the sudden, a plain of countless white will emerge seemingly out of skinny air: the Uyuni salt flat. This otherworldly panorama — which is seen from area — gives loads of alternative for exploration: Select from hikes, overland journeys, bike rides, volcano climbs, and extra. You’ll have two nights at Explora’s gorgeous Uyuni lodge, perched on the slopes of the Tunupa volcano.
Say farewell to the Explora Travesía and conclude your Luxurious Chile and Bolivia Journey in La Paz, Bolivia. Whereas right here, embark on a privately guided metropolis tour of the world’s highest capital metropolis. Additionally get pleasure from fantastic aerial views of La Paz Metropolis throughout a trip to El Alto by cable automotive. Then escape the town’s buzz with a cease in Moon Valley, an out-of-this-world panorama of stone formations.
Embark on an in a single day Solar and Moon Islands escape through hydrofoil cruise on Lake Titicaca. Cruise to the Solar Island to go to the You can be transferred from La Paz to the shores of Lake Titicaca, the place you’ll board the hydrofoil to start out the cruise. Cease at the Solar Island to go to the Pilcocaina Temple (“Palace of the Solar”). In a single day in a cushty eco lodge earlier than strolling down the Inca “Grand Stairs” to the Sacred Basis. Right here you possibly can style the water imagine to supply everlasting youth and happiness.
Cruise onward to Moon Island to discover the Iñak Uyu Temple (“Home of the Virgins of the Solar”). Then cease in Copacabana to go to the shrine of Virgen de la Candelaria, additionally known as the “Darkish Virgin.” Meet a neighborhood household earlier than returning to your resort in La Paz, having fun with the highway working parallel to the mighty peaks of the Andes… a remaining farewell in your Luxurious Chile and Bolivia Journey.
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Able to expertise your personal Luxurious Chile and Bolivia Journey? Then contact a Ker & Downey designer to customise your personal journey. The Explora Travesía might be finished throughout 7, 8, 10, or 11 days relying on journey dates. So contact us right this moment to inquire. You may as well learn extra in regards to the seasonality and pricing on the Ker & Downey Distinction. For much more inspiration, observe us on Fb and Instagram.