Bolivia: Tapestry of Traditions
Luxury Group Travel | 13 Days
- Insider’s Bolivia: its people, traditions, and places, in-depth
- Spectacular pre-Columbian archaeological sites at Lake Titicaca
- Potosí and Sucre’s UNESCO-listed colonial architecture and history
- Astronomer-led stargazing from a salt-brick lodge at Salar de Uyuni
- La Paz with a local, access to private art gallery and designer atelier
- GeoEx’s expert trip leaders, savvy local guides, and 24/7 support
- Tarabuco Fair, where traditional textiles are worn, bought, and sold
The striking textures and hues of the Bolivian landscape are the perfect complement to the country’s complicated past and colorful present, its primarily indigenous people, and their long-held traditions. Marvel at the stonework at Incan and pre-Incan sites in Samaipata and on the islands and shores of Lake Titicaca. The influence of Spanish colonialism is seen through the architecture in the former capital at Santa Cruz, the famed silver city of Potosí, and the whitewashed city of Sucre. At Tarabuco, revel in the textiles and traditional dress of Bolivia’s indigenous people. Round out your Bolivian experience with sensational Uyuni salt flats, and La Paz urban life.
1 – 2
Arrive at Santa Cruz, the former capital, in the tropical lowlands and get your first look at Spanish colonial architecture Decode UNESCO-listed rock carvings at Samaipata.
3 – 4
Fly to Sucre, where whitewashed buildings hold cultural and historic museums Candelaria is famed for its traditional textiles. Meet weaver families and learn about their craft.
5 – 5
Immerse yourself in the colors and textures of the Tarabuco textile market The silver-mining town of Potosí holds more insight into the colonial period Stay at one of the first Haciendas in Bolivia.
6 – 7
The silver-mining town of Potosí holds more insight into the colonial period Stay at one of the first haciendas in Bolivia Explore, stargaze, picnic, and sleep in a salt-brick hotel at the surreal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni.
8 – 10
Soar over La Paz on the Teleférico cable-car system and ramble through outdoor markets See the private gallery of Gaston Ugalde and atelier of designer Beatriz Canedo Patiño In El Alto, marvel at Aymara-designed buildings adorned with indigenous motifs.
11 – 12
On the shores of Lake Titicaca, explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Tiwanaku Trace Incan mythology through the islands and archaeology of the Inca on Isla del Sol.
Learn about the art of totora, reed rafts that have been used to navigate Lake Titicaca for centuries, from an Aymara artisan Depart in the evening.
MEET YOUR TRIP LEADER
Born in Cusco and a graduate of Peru’s prestigious four-year-university program for guides, Rosa Alegria has been leading trips in both Peru and Bolivia since 1986. She is a specialist in Andean culture and history and a founding member of Group Ayniq, a guide training and social project.
Dates & Prices
10/11/23 – 10/23/23
04/10/24 – 04/22/24
10/09/24 – 10/21/24
Group Trip: From $8,845 per person
based on double occupancy
- Expertise of GeoEx’s travel specialists
- Services of GeoEx’s in-house air reservations team
- All accommodations
- All ground transportation and airport transfers
- Sightseeing, events, visits, and entrance fees
- Most meals
- Bottled or filtered water at included meals and while sightseeing
- Services of local guides, drivers, and other staff
- Some gratuities
- Emergency evacuation services and secondary medical expense insurance
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