Ultimate Stargazing Adventure
Geysers in the high Altiplano  
Atacama Desert  
Isla Pescado, Salar de Uyuni  
Salar de Uyuni  
Lake Titicaca  
Mt Illimani, the guardian of La Paz  
Posada del Inca Sun Island  
Moon Island, Lake Titicaca  
14 day tour
Including flights and transfers
Prices from
£5230

Tour Highlights

  • Historic Santiago
  • Intriguing La Paz
  • Luna Landscape of Atacama Desert
  • Unique Lake Titicaca
  • Untouched Salar de Uyuni
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Ultimate Stargazing Adventure

Chile      Bolivia

Our Chile and Bolivia Adventure takes you to some of South America’s most breathtaking and mesmerizing desert scenery. From modern, bustling Santiago you fly north to the Atacama Desert where you enter a completely different world. One of the driest places on earth, the Atacama feels magical with its towering volcanoes, serene lagoons and inky black night skies that are incredibly clear and perfect for stargazing.

From the Atacama Desert you continue across the Altiplano into Bolivia and the remote Sud Lipez. Distances here are vast and the landscape stunningly beautiful. Experience the different coloured lagoons as you wait in anticipation for your first view of the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat on earth. Isla Pescado (Fish Island) is an oasis within the vastness of white and the cacti provide a spectacular photographic backdrop.

You also spend two nights at Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, where the waters shimmer under the clear blue skies and the snowcapped Andean backdrop completes the ‘picture postcard’ scene.  Finally, no Bolivia holiday would be complete without experiencing the capital city, La Paz, and its remarkable ‘bowl’ setting, overlooked by the majestic Mount Illimani.

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Day 1
London - Santiago
Depart the UK for your overnight flight to Santiago via Madrid.
Day 2
Day 2
Santiago
Transfer to downtown and the bohemian area of Lastarria. The Singular Santiago is a one of the newest hotels in the city in a great location with a host of bars and restaurants nearby. Bellas Artes metro station is a short walk from the hotel, providing easy access to the different neighbourhoods and attractions of the city.
Accommodation: The Singular Santiago
           
Day 3
Day 3
Santiago
Free day to explore the city. Visit the Bohemian area of Bellavista where you will find many traditional restaurants along with quirky shops and cafes. From here you can easily access Parque Metropolitano, the largest and most interesting of the cities parks. On the summit stands a colossal statue of the Virgin. From the city you can also visit some of the nearby wineries such as Concha y Toro or take a day trip to the coastal city of Valparaiso.
Day 4
Day 4
Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama
Transfer to the airport for the flight north to Calama, gateway to the pretty adobe town of San Pedro de Atacama. Long before the Spanish arrived, the area was the heart of the Atacameno culture and the town oozes history along the shady streets and crumbling walls. In the town the Iglesia de San Pedro, from the 17th century, is supposedly the second oldest in the country and has been heavily but sympathetically restored. Your base for the next three nights is the Alto Atacama, which offers luxurious experiences in a unique location just outside the town.
Accommodation: Alto Atacama
               
Days 5 - 6
Day 5
San Pedro de Atacama
Two full days to explore the beautiful and barren Chilean altiplano. The hotel offers a full program of excursions which are included with your stay. The most popular options are, Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) featuring fantastic landscapes caused by the erosion of the salt mountains, Salar de Atacama, a vast salt lake home to three of the world's five species of flamingo (Andean, Chilean and James) and the El Tatio geysers, located at 4321 metres altitude and most spectacular in the early morning.
Day 7
Day 7
San Pedro de Atacama - Sud Lupiz
Cross the border into Southern Bolivia and Laguna Verde. As the name suggests this green lagoon dazzles in the bright sunlight and from here you can enjoy spectacular views of Licancabur Volcano, at 5865m. Visit the 'Sol de Manana' geysers, part of a geothermal field covering around a square kilometre. Continue to Laguna Colorado which is characterized by the red tone of its waters and is inhabited by flocks of flamingoes. You can also see vicunas, llamas and vizcachas. Travel through the Siloli desert, where you will see the famous Stone Tree, the inspiration for one of Dali's iconic paintings.
Accommodation: Tayka del Desierto
     
Day 8
Day 8
Salar de Uyuni
Continue north through the barren landscape visiting some of the smaller lagoons en-route. This lesser visited eastern area of the Sud Lipez is relatively new to the touring circuit in the region but the vistas are just as beautiful and the lagoons just as colourful with their minerals. Spend the next 2 nights at the Luna Salada. Constructed entirely of rock salt this is one of the most unique hotels in the world. Located on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni, experience fantastic sunrises and sunsets from the warmth of your hotel.
Accommodation: Luna Salada Hotel
           
Day 9
Day 9
Salar de Uyuni
Spend the day exploring the vast Salar de Uyuni, the largest in the world at 12,000 sqkm. The Bolivian Andes are spectacular and unique - the sound of silence, surreal pentagons of salt, cloudless blue skies make you feel like you in another world. At the centre of the salt lake is Isla Pescado (Inka Wasi), shaped like a fish and dotted with cacti makes for great photography, as does the endless horizon. On the northern edge of the salar visit the majestic Tunupa Volcano.
Day 10
Day 10
La Paz
Early morning flight from Uyuni to La Paz. Descend from El Alto satellite city into the spectacular bowl of La Paz overlooked by the impressive Mt Illimani. La Casona is centrally located in the heart of the historic centre. The original colonial building features the same styling as the nearby San Francisco Convent. In the afternoon you will have the chance to explore the beautiful and mystical city. Admire the government buildings flanking Plaza Murillo, wander the quirky, colourful Calle Jean and be amazed by the surreal Valley of the Moon. There is an interesting story around every corner.
Accommodation: La Casona
   
Day 11
Day 11
Lake Titicaca
Transfer by land to Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca. After a short city tour taking in the Moorish-style cathedral which dominates the town. Inside you find the black Virgen de Candelaria, carved by Inca Tupac Yupanqui's grandson, Francisco Yupanqui, is encased and situated above the alter. The statue is never moved from the cathedral. Embark the hydrofoil which will take you to Moon Island to visit the Sun Virgins Temple before continuing to Sun Island. The Posada del Inca Eco Lodge is situated at the top of the island with the walk taking around 45 minutes.
Accommodation: Posada del Inca Eco Lodge
     
Day 12
Day 12
Lake Titicaca
After a relaxing morning visit the Sacred Fountain, where the water is believed to grant eternal youth and happiness. After lunch at Uma Kollu and a visit to the small handicraft market embark the hydrofoil returning to Huatajata on the mainland. Visit the Andean Roots Eco Village where you will learn about the culture and history of the local people. There is also the opportunity to have your coca leaves read by Tata Benjo who believes that to heal the body you first need to heal the soul. In the evening you have the opportunity to visit the Observatory for star gazing. At such high altitude, with clear skies, this is the ideal location.
Accommodation: Inca Utama
   
Day 13
Day 13
La Paz
After breakfast, transfer by land to La Paz. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. The more affluent 'Zona Sur' (south zone) of the city is very modern with a host of restaurants including the new Gustu. Serving only Bolivian cuisine paired with Bolivian wine this is the perfect gastronomic treat and end to your Altiplano adventure.
Day 14
La Paz - London
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to London via Lima and Madrid. Alternatively we can extend your trip into Peru.

Pricing Information & Dates

14 day tour, from £5230 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Notes
Includes breakfast throught and many other meals.

Tour Route Map

  1.   Santiago & Winelands
  2.   Atacama Desert
  3.   Salar de Uyuni
  4.   La Paz
  5.   Bolivia Lake Titicaca
  6.   La Paz

Accommodation on this Tour

Alto Atacama
Alto Atacama
Atacama Desert, Chile
Alto Atacama A village hotel near the ancient ruins of Pukara de Quitor, Alto Atacama is just 3km from San Pedro. The village has a unique location at the base of the breathtaking Salt Mountains in......
               
Inca Utama
Inca Utama
Bolivia Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Inca Utama Situated in Huatajata on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Inca Utama is both a hotel and cultural experience. The 57 rooms are spread through two buildings with white stone walls and......
   
La Casona
La Casona
La Paz, Bolivia
La Casona La Casona is located within a colonial building in the historic city of La Paz and features the same architectural and construction styling (stone patios, terraces, the belfry and......
   
Luna Salada Hotel
Luna Salada Hotel
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Luna Salada Hotel Luna Salada Hotel (literally meaning ‘salt moon’) has to be one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world, as it is almost entirely constructed of rock salt.......
           
Posada del Inca Eco Lodge
Posada del Inca Eco Lodge
Bolivia Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Posada del Inca Eco Lodge Located at the top of beautiful Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, this charming hotel was once a colonial hacienda, but now offers 20 rustic, simple but comfortable rooms in a......
     
Tayka del Desierto
Tayka del Desierto
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Tayka del Desierto Tayka del Desierto meaning ‘Hotel of the Deserts’ is situated 40 minutes from the Laguna Colorada in the middle of the Andean desert in an extremely remote place.At the......
     
The Singular Santiago
The Singular Santiago
Santiago & Winelands, Chile
The Singular Santiago Located in the cultural Lastarria district in the north east of Santiago, The Singular Santiago is the latest hotly-anticipated luxury development from the team behind The......
           

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