Welcome to Central Highlands

Throughout, there are lovely, little-known colonial towns; it’s well worth eschewing the city-to-city mode of travel to explore them. A more distant past is evoked by the Inca ruins in the Cochabamba Valley, but Parque Nacional Torotoro has the last laugh on the age front: it’s bristling with dinosaur footprints and fossils, some of which date back 300 million years.

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$50 Walking & Biking Tours

Sucre City Small-Group Walking Tour

Sucre, the capital city of Bolivia, provides a warm welcome to all visitors who want to get to know this beautiful city. A memorable experience awaits you! A local guide will accompany you during this walking tour, sharing his/her knowledge with you as you make these following stops: Main Square Plaza 25 de Mayo: You will see the main buildings around the square and your guide will explain to you the history of each place and why it is called May 25th square After our visit to the main square, you will go to the local market where we will have a traditional and delicious “Tojori” breakfast (a very traditional drink made out of corn, it is hot and filling) Following your visit you head towards the Obelisk and then to the Bolivar park, a beauty among the plazas. It was once a private garden of the richest man in Sucre and it is now public and considered as the most beautiful plaza in Sucre “Kinder Park”: this is a place where you will have an experience that you’ll never forget. Sucre is known for having dinosaur tracks all over the place, it is so trendy to name everything after a dinosaur that this park is all about dinos After our visit to the park, you will take local transport to go to a viewpoint from where you can see the majestic Sucre. Overlooking the city of Sucre, La Recoleta is also a place where history and tradition blends Now time to take a cab that will take us to an unusual place: the cemetery. “Today us, tomorrow you” reads in the inscriptions at the entrance gate. The most beautiful place of all Sucre, this is a unforgettable experience in which visitors can see how rich people were back in the 1800's in South America Your walking tour will come to an end in the main square.

$49 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico

Your trip will begin with a short sightseeing tour around Potosi and a stop at the Mining Market on your way up to "Cerro Rico". At the market you will be able to observe a wide range of materials and tools used by the miners in their daily jobs at the mine. Buy dynamite, alcohol and coca leaves to give as a present to the miners you will meet on your tour. Shortly before arriving to the mines, you will make a stop at a small storage room where you will put on work pants, jacket, boots, helmet and lamp to go into the mine as a security measure.The mines that are visited all are located in the heart of Potosi's historical Cerro Rico and they are concessions that the state carries out to the legally established mining cooperatives.  Inside them you can appreciate the system of miners’ work that has not suffered great changes after so much time of exploitation. The use of dynamite, air compressors and mechanical perforators have all been used in the mining process. Your tour will take you through the different galleries and interior levels of the mines where you can see statues that the miners have built to represent their gods, such as the Uncle of the Mine. You will be able to view the mineral veins that are a group of rocks and chemical formations of minerals in the mine and other formations unique to Cerro Rico. Interact with the local workers, give them a small present as a token of your appreciation for their hard work and observe the humbling work they do here through different methods that are carried out numerous times a day.

$35 Private & Custom Tours

Private Half Day Tour: Sucre Walking Tour with Hotel Pick up

The pick-up time is optional:In the morning at 09:00 amFor the afternoon at 2:00 p.m.The pick up time will be according to the reservation made by the client, it will be picked up by your private personal guide and go to visit the beautiful city of Sucre, touring the main square, Museum of the House of Liberty or museum of the Recoleta (optional), building of the University San Francisco Javier, walk through the city where you can appreciate the colonial architecture of the city.Enjoy the tasting local food like "salteña"  and you can also enjoy knowing the local people know their customs and their culture

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Shared Visit to Uyuni Salt Flats from Sucre by Bus

The service starts at 7:00 p.m., with the pick up of customers from the Hotel in Sucre in private mobility, to move to the bus terminal and take the tourist bus that will take us to Uyuni for 8 hours. Upon arrival, you will be waiting for a private mobility to take us to a cafe to enjoy a delicious breakfast, and also an option to take a hot shower. We start at about 10:00am, in our 4wd car and a professional guide, and visit the train cemetery before heading to the Great Salt Lake. Meet on the way the people of Colchani, where we will see an artisan salt processing plant. Visit then the Sal Flats, to know about waterholes and to observe how the salt is being extracted.  Then proceed to Incahuasi Island (known as Fish Island) where you can observe the famous giant cactus, and you can enjoy a delicious lunch. Lunch will be served in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, at the convenient time. Then we go to Salt Flats, where you can see a beautiful landscape and enjoy the beauty of the Great Uyuni Salt Flats. Later, before returning to Uyuni, observe the sunset accompanied by a special toast at the largest salt lake of the world!  Arrival in Uyuni is approximately 7:00pm. At the end of the tour of the Salar de Uyuni, after a short break, our private mobility will transport you to the bus terminal to take our bus back to Sucre.

$40 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private transfer from Tupiza to Uyuni with bilingual guide

To know the wonderful Salar de Uyuni from Tupiza, we have the best option to organize a private transfer from your Hotel in Tupiza to your Hotel in Uyuni, with private mobility, comfortable and fully equipped, driver of bilingual speaking, mobilities equipped with oxygen, first aid articles and emergency telephones.  On the Route you can enjoy very beautiful Andean landscapes, know the fauna and flora of this region. The tour starts at the time requested by the client, with pick up from your hotel in Tupiza, on the way the driver will provide snacks and bottles of water to all customers.  We continue heading to the north of Bolivia our first stop is Salo, to have a little rest.  We continue with the route to Uyuni, on the way you can enjoy nature, with Andean landscapes, and typical animals of the area, llamas, vicuñas.  After an hour's walk, we make another stop in a place called ATOCHA, to enjoy local food and have a little rest, and finally after 3 hours of travel, we arrive in Uyunu  city, that is at  3650 m.a.s.l. and to finish our tour we leave it at your place of preference or at your Hotel that you prefer.

$49 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tours to the Mines in Potosi

Our adventure begins with the pick up from your Hotel, to visit the MINING MARKET, it is a local market where we can observe all the different materials that are for sale for the work to be done in the mines, we continue in our private Tour accompanied by our guide Professional, and visit the test laboratories, where we can observe the mineral processing, and also continue with our tour to visit the mineral processing plants, and so we arrive to a high part to reach the viewpoint, where You can observe a spectacular landscape of the colonial city of Potosi and then get to visit the Cooperative mines, being all this a Classic Tour and a truly unforgettable adventure, after finishing the service, we return to the city of Potosi and enjoy a warm Mate of coca, being a relief for the altitude sickness.TRAVEL: Mining market - chemical testing laboratory - mineral refining plant - viewpoint - outside mine - cooperative mine. (Classic Tour - Adventure Tour)....

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