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Bolivia Explorer (9 days)

Ladatco Tours

La Paz, Bolivia To La Paz, Bolivia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2018


Day 1
La Paz, Bolivia
Casa Grande None

Morning arrival and transfer to Casa Grande in the heart of the city. Balance of the morning at leisure to adjust to the altitude of 12,000 feet. Afternoon visit to the main points of interest in La Paz including the Witch Doctor’s market and nearby Moon Valley.

Day 2
La Paz, Bolivia
Casa Grande Breakfast

Morning drive to Tiahuanaco Ruins where the remains of five civilizations, one on top of the other, have been discovered - the last one finished 100 years before the first Inca arrived. Tiahuanaco was a pilgrimage site for the Incas and is considered of major importance in the world of archaeology in addition to being a "power site" in the world of mysticism.

Day 3
Sucre, Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia
Parador Santa Maria La Real Breakfast

Transfer for morning flight over the snow capped Andes to Sucre. Upon arrival, meeting and transfer to the Parador Santa Maria La Real in historic Sucre. Afternoon visit to the main points of interest in Sucre, acting legislative capital and a colonial treasure house with many excellent museums and churches.

Day 4
Sucre, Bolivia
Parador Santa Maria La Real Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will enjoy a full day excursion to Potosi, a scenic drive in the high Altiplano. Potosi was once the site of a major Spanish Mint, using silver extracted from the mines of Cerro Potosi. Visit the main points of interest in this historic city, have lunch and make a quick visit to the mine before the return drive to Sucre.

Day 5
Sucre, Bolivia
Parador Santa Maria La Real Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will visit one of the most authentic Indian markets in all of South America. The drive is via an exciting mountain road to the town of Tarabuco where the Indians have a lively Sunday market. The Indian dress is very distinctive with hats that resemble the Spanish Conquistador helmets. Plenty of time to explore and shop before lunch and return drive to Sucre.

Day 6
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia
Sucre, Bolivia
Hotel Inca Utama Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for return flight to La Paz with immediate transfer directly to Hotel Inca Utama on the shores of the highest navigable lake on earth, Lake Titicaca. Afternoon visit the hotel's Andean Roots Cultural Complex with Altiplano and Eco Museums, explore the ancient "chullpas" (mortuary towers) and evening visit to the mystical world of the Kallawayas, the high altiplano medicine men.

ABOUT THE INCA UTAMA: Located right on the shores of Lake Titicaca, there are 65 lake view rooms and suites, each with private facilities, heating and electric blanket for a cozy stay. There is the Choza Nautica over-the-water restaurant, a bar with over stuffed couches and roaring fireplace, "Suma Utavi" restaurant, a complete spa, and elevators in both the original hotel building and the Colonial Towers. The Inca Utama has a complete cultural complex consisting of the Altiplano Museum, Andean Eco Village complete with handicraft center, Eco Museum, Limachi brothers and their full size replica of the RA II, stone fisherman village, the Urus Chipayas mud igloos, Kallawayas Museum and the Alajpacha native observatory.

Day 7
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Hotel Inca Utama Breakfast, Lunch

Today you will enjoy a full day excursion by hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple "Iñak Uyu", then the hydrofoil continues to Sun Island, legendary birthplace of the Inca. Walk up ancient Inca steps, visit the Sacred Fountain and enjoy spectacular views of Moon Island and the lake. Lunch at the "Uma Kollu" archaeological restaurant and visit the small handicraft market. Board the hydrofoil to Copacabana to visit the Shrine and the Dark Virgin before returning to the Inca Utama for overnight. In the evening visit the "alajpacha" (native observatory) for a look at the southern skies.

Day 8
La Paz, Bolivia
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Hotel Europa Breakfast

Morning breakfast and return transfer to La Paz and to Hotel Europa. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9
Miami, FL United States
La Paz, Bolivia
None Breakfast

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Miami where you clear immigrations and customs and make connections to your home city.

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  • La Paz

  • Colonial Sucre

  • Historic Potosi

  • Authentic Tarabuco

  • Scenic Lake Titicaca

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Deposit $750 per person in order to confirm space.

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Full payment due 65 days prior.

Cancellation policy - to be verified for each booking but in general:



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89 to 61 days prior departure 30% of tour costs

60 to 31 days prior departure 50% of tour costs

30 to 00 days prior departure 100% of tour costs

NOTE: No Refunds are made for changes made en route at the discretion of the traveler.

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer