- First day transfer from La Paz airport to the hotel
- Tour extensions, optional programs and upgrades
- Any personal expenses
- Drinks during mealtime that are not listed on the itinerary
- Checked luggage for all flights
- Early check-in, late check-out and hotel extras
- Service Charge & Tipping for driver and guide: a total of $90 per person for the whole trip
- Municipality taxes that customers will have to pay when checking in/out at the local hotels (approximately U$1 per person per day) if applicable
- Single Supplement for a solo traveler is $499
Group Size: 10 - 35 people for each departure date
ALL PRICES ARE IN USD
Early Bird - Standard Plus category Hotel Upgrade: $199 per person (original $299 per person)
1. Initial Deposit: $300 per person at the time of booking
2. Second Deposit: $300 per person due 2 weeks after the Initial Deposit
3. Final Payment: 150 days prior to the trip departure date
Cancellation Penalty: (days prior to the trip departure)
150 days or above$600 as the penalty
149 - 91 days $600 + 50% of the tour fare as penalty
90 - 31 days $600 + 75% of the tour fare as penalty
30 - 0 days100% of total fare
Departure from Home
Take the international flight to La Paz from your hometown.
Arrive La Paz
**depends on your flight schedule, you may arrive La Paz in the early morning. You will get your flight schedule 1 month prior to the departure. You will have the option of adding a extra night of hotel accommodation for your early arrival.
Arrive La Paz from your own town. Upon arriving at La Paz International Airport, you can make your own way to the hotel or join our transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax.
Transfer from La Paz Airport to Hotel: $35 per person
After breakfast at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to relax. You can join our optional program today.
*You can take both options
Optional Program -Tiwanaku Ruins Half Day Tour: $89 per person
Passengers are picked up from their hotels to visit the epic city of Tiwanaku, the capital of an ancient civilization. Located 72 km away form the city of La Paz and near the south-eastern shores of Lake Titikaka. During its greatest times, the capital of Tiwanaku was the largest in the world and considered to be the Cradle of all American Civilizations. This pre-Inca ruins started endless archeological debates, the most recent radiocarbon 14 tests show that this edifications date back to 1580 B.C. In this ancient breathtaking city we will visit the Kalasasaya (Sun) temple, Semisubterranean (Earth) Temple, Akapana Pyramid and the legendary Sun Gate, the tour also takes us to the museum filled with ceramic objects and tools from previous civilizations prior to the Incas.
Optional Program -City Tour in La Paz Half Day: $59 per person
Pick up from the hotel to visit Jaen Colonial Street, which is one of the most well preserved colonial streets of the city. The tour continues to Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings are located. After, walk through Witches Market provides a fascinating window on the secretive world of Andean mysticism. Later, visit Rodriguez typical market, the largest food market in La Paz, the variety of the products are as colorful as the outfit of the local women who sell them. A must in La Paz is certainly taking a ride in a Cable Car to enjoy fantastic views and to finish the tour visit the spectacular Moon Valley features bizarre geological formations.
La Paz to Sucre
Breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport in La Paz to board your intra-flight to the city of Sucre. Upon arrival, we will take you on a half day tour in Sucre. The city is very beautiful with colonial architecture. Sucre is a very important city in Bolivia, the historical and official capital in this country (while La Paz is the administrative capital). The rest of the day is free to relax.
Half-Day City Tour
Visit the House of Freedom Historical Museum; the Convent of San Felipe de Nery or La Recoleta viewpoint; the Asur Textile Museum; the facades of the churches of San Lazaro and Santo Domingo; the main historical monuments and Bolivar Park.
Sucre to Potosi to Uyuni
Breakfast in the hotel, It is a long day until we arrive in Uyuni. However, we will make the journey fun for you. It consists of two parts. The first part will take about 2 hours until we arrive in the city of Potosí, home of a giant historical heritage. This journey is very scenic, you will enter the High Plateau region and will enjoy the marvellous views on the road. In Potosí you will have a city tour.
Half-Day City Tour
Visit the most important and interesting places of the city, which was declared UNIVERSAL HERITAGE OF MANKIND by UNESCO. We will visit San Lorenzo Church where we will appreciate its beautiful façade, Casa de la Moneda Museum, the exterior of the Tower of Company, the exterior of the Arch of Cobija and the artisans market in the colonial area of the city.
After midday, you will take the second part of the journey to Uyuni, which is actually longer. However, after lunch meal and with high altitude (approx. 4000 masl) for sure you will take a nice nap on the way to Uyuni. This second part of the trip will last about 4 hours.
Once in Uyuni, you will stay 2 nights in a hotel built with salt which is a lifetime amazing experience.
Please take a good rest tonight and you will have a full-day excursion to Uyuni Salt Flats.
**You can pre-book the buffet dinner at the hotel restaurant. We will contact you for this option 3 months prior to the departure.
Breakfast in the hotel, we will take you to a full day tour to see the Uyuni Salt Flats.
**Rainy season in Uyuni starts in December ending in February/March. In those months you will be able to enjoy and have fun with the mirror effect in the salt flats.
Departure to the Salt Flat visiting the Train Cemetery and the village of Colchani where one can see the extracting salt process and also some local handmade handicrafts. During the rainy season, the entire Salt desert is covered by water, turning into one giant mirror where the sky is reflected. It is a surreal landscape where everything seems to float. Visit of the "Ojos de Sal" or salt eyes; exit points of underground water, the salt hexagons adorning the desert with their geometric shapes and the piles of salt, attractive little pyramids made by the villagers of Colchani. Picnic lunch in the salt flats. We will appreciate the sunset, take pictures and drop off to the hotel.
If Not Flooded
Departure to the Salt Flat visiting the Train Cemetery, the Colchani village where is possible to observe the extracting salt process by hand and the salt local handicrafts. Visit to "Playa Blanca" a museum of salt; "Ojos de Sal", the salt eyes, interesting to be the exit points of the salt water; salt hexagons, geometric shapes on the salt flats surface, piles of salt and we will cross the salt flats to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Picnic lunch in the middle of the salt flats. Also you can visit to Incahuasi Island, it is located in the heart of the salt flat and it is the biggest of a group of islands that represents an isolated ecosystem. The island is populated with giant cacti species that measures up to 12 meters high (26.25 feet), providing an impressive overview. We will appreciate the sunset, take pictures and drop off to the hotel.
Departure from Uyuni
You can take the early morning optional program to revisit the salt flats for a Stargazing and Sun Rise Tour if you want.
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the intra-flight to Lapaz and connect your international flight home.
Stargazing Salt Flats Tour -$129 per person Stargazing & Sunrise Salt Flats Tour -$149 per person
Pick up from the hotel and drive to the shores of the salt lake. Considered one of the greatest spots to watch the stars in the entire world, the Salt Flats offers an amazing view of the Milky Way, being one of the few desert areas in South America that allow a night sky free of light pollution and with the perfect conditions to take long shoot pictures, therefore the images you can take in this location are unique. Continue enjoying the sunrise for the Sunrise tour, another way to appreciate the surreal landscape this salt desert provides. Just at the shores of the Salt Lak, you can observe the sun rising over the white surface and light everything up with its rays. To watch the sunrise from this part of the world is an experience to treasure for life. Return to the hotel.
Included: Private transport 4WD (Land Cruiser with 4 pax per vehicle), homegrown bilingual guide assistance (English - Spanish) and waterproof boots.
Upgrade Options (must confirm before final payment):
- Upgrade to Standard Plus Hotel Accommodations: $299 per person (Early Bird Special $199 per person)
- Upgrade To Business Class: $2000 per person only between USA and South America International roundtrip
Optional Programs (see detail in the itinerary):
- Transfer from La Paz Airport to the Hotel: $35 per person
- Day 3 - Tiwanaku Ruins Half Day Tour: $89 per person
- Day 3 - City Tour in La Paz Half Day: $59 per person
- Day 7 - Stargazing Salt Flats Tour: $129 per person
- Day 7 - Stargazing & Sunrise Salt Flats Tour: $149 per person
Stay Like a Local Extensions:
1. Departure Flight Extension - arrive La Paz 3 days before the tour start (Airport pickup not included)
Price: $199 per person
Included: Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
2. Departure Flight Extension - arrive La Paz 5 days before the tour start (Airport pickup not included)
Price: $299 per person
Included: Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
3. La Paz 3 nights Standard Plus category Hotel Extension before the tour start (Airport pickup not included)
Price: $399 per person
Single Supplement: $200
- Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
- Standard Plus category hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
4. La Paz 5 nights Standard Plus category Hotel Extension before the tour start (Airport pickup not included)
Price: $599 per person
Single Supplement: $320
- Air Ticket change fee & fare difference from the original itinerary
- Standard Plus category hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
Hotels & Flights
Economy Plus Hotels
La Paz: Altus Hotel or similar
Sucre: De Su Merced Hotel or similar
Uyuni Calientes: Casa de Sal Hotel or similar
Standard Plus Hotels for Upgraded Package
La Paz: Presidente Hotel or similar
Sucre: Samary Hotel or similar
Uyuni Calientes: Luna Salada Hotel or similar
International Air (*UTOvacation reserve the right to confirm the airlines below):
☆ United Airline
☆ American Airline
☆ Delta Airline
☆ Air Canada
☆ LATAM Airline
☆ Copa Airline
☆ Aeromexico Airline
**Please note the tour confirmation will be provided to you 1 month prior to the departure date which includes the hotel and the flight schedule details.
Tourist VISA is NOT REQUIRE for USA & CANADA passport holders
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Number of Days Prior to Departure
Cancellation Penalty (Per Person)
150 days or above
91 - 149 days
$600 + 50% of tour fare as penalty
31 - 90 days
$600 + 75% of tour fare as penalty
0 - 30 days
100% of the tour fare as the penalty
No refund will be available on departure date and/or after the tour has commenced (Including denied and/or rejected by Immigration Department or Custom of destination or Cruise port terminal officer). No refund or reimbursement will be available to passengers who voluntarily forego meals, cruise, tours and/or accommodations. A surcharge may apply should there be any additional fees occurred from services refused by the passengers. i.e. Since air ticket, cruise ticket, transportation, accommodation, and meals have to be arranged in advance during high season (i.e.Holidays, Special Events, and other important activities and conventions), no departure date changed is allowed. No refund will be available on departure date change and/or booking cancellation. Any other charges, refunds or rebates caused by the acts of God, Force Majeure, natural disasters, fire, weather, governmental and local authority's order, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or inquiry caused by accident is beyond the responsibility of UTOvacation and therefore, you agree to hold UTOvacation harmless and non-liable for any refunds or compensation outside of the previously defined refund structure. Furthermore, should the traveller violate any local/provincial or national laws during their travels, UTOvacation is not responsible or liable. By this signing the agreement the client agrees to any offer of a voucher, future company credit, or alternative arrangements as determined by management at that time. No refunds will be offered for Travel notices except for complete travel bans (Canada Travel Advisory Level 4) (USA Travel Advisory Level 4) which have occurred after the date of booking. Should an outright travel ban be implemented by the departing or destination country/city, a full travel credit will be offered. Refunds will not be granted for pre-existing situations at the destination country at the time of the booking. Please note, should UTOvacation incur any unexpected costs from its suppliers, these costs would be subtracted from and balance/travel credit issued to the passenger Please note, any refunded amount will not include fees associated with Travel Visa’s which have already been issued or any services that have already been delivered. All reschedule tours are consider non-refundable; regular cancellation policy does not apply.
No Show If for any reason, a passenger does not attend the scheduled daily activities during the tour, an additional supplement fee of 100USD per day will be applied. (Only applicable for China discounted tours) Shopping During your Tour Although we would be happy to assist your shopping needs, UTOvacation would not be responsible for price, quality, and service of any goods purchased during the tour. Price Adjustments After the booking is confirmed, if the price increased following the imposition of a surcharge on fuel by the carrier or an increase in the exchange rate, insofar as the exchange rate applicable before the date on which the services are provided has increased by more than 5% since the date on which the contract was entered into; and/or if the increase, without taking into account any increase in the provincial sales tax or Canada's goods and services tax, raising taxes, royalties or reauthorized charges by a competent public authority, is equal to or greater than 7% of the price of services, you may choose between a full and immediate reimbursement of the services or the provision of similar services. Tour Adjustments UTOvacation retains the right to adjust, modify or reschedule tours if deemed necessary. UTOvacation also reserves the right to adjust your tour date or itinerary if it feels it is in the best interest of its passengers especially in cases that involve the health and safety. This may include minor adjustments like the timing of a scheduled tour attraction visit to a complete date modification. UTOvacation will do our best to notify you of any such changes before your departure (Or as soon as possible if you have already departed). Stipulations. Please note, UTOvacation does its’ best to fulfill its tour obligations. However, UTOvacation is not liable for scenarios which impact room availability, tour execution, separate fees or other elements of the tour that is enforced by third party individuals such as local and federal authorities. Tour Credits UTOvacation on occasion may issue Travel Credits as either a reward or because of trip suspension. Travel Credits may be used on any UTOvacation product except for Travel Visa’s or First Class fare upgrades
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The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that all travellers should be up to date with routine vaccinations. Following to that, travellers should check that they have been fully vaccinated against measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis and COVID-19 before starting their travel. Non-immunized or incompletely immunized travellers should be offered the routine vaccinations recommended in their national immunization schedules, in addition to those needed for international travel (e.g. yellow fever vaccine).
The WHO recommends the following vaccinations for travellers to South America: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever and rabies. Some routine vaccinations are also recommended, such as: measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap), influenza, chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, meningitis and polio.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination may be required for some travellers, based on their specific itinerary. It is possible to find further details in the WHO website.
Travel Insurance UTOvacation strongly recommends all tour members to purchase travel insurance at the time of booking. UTOvacation does not directly offer Travel Insurance. The Travel Insurance recommended by UTOvacation are facilitated and owned by third party operators. Any Travel Insurance purchased by the passenger is governed by the third party and UTOvacation is not liable or responsible for said insurance.
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Tour Fare Excludes
Visa Application Fee
Any personal charges, such as phone bills, laundry, postage, and baggage over-weight charge, insurance, beverages, water, etc
There is a compulsory service fee of $90 per person. This includes tipping and fees associated with the local services team that includes the Tour Guides, Drivers, hotel and restaurant staff.
Any Items not listed in the itinerary
Any other charges or incremental costs caused by the acts of God, Force Majeure, natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority's order, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or inquiry caused by the accident beyond the responsibilities of travel agents and incurred due to the tourist action violating the law.
In the event of an “Act of God” and or Force Majeure, UTOvacation is not liable and reserve the right to remedy the situation as it sees fit.
By purchasing UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program, passengers may rebook/reschedule their scheduled tour without penalty.
• UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program must be purchased within 14 days of initial booking. • UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program: reschedule/rebook up to 150 days before departure $ 99 - $ 399-$299 (Assurance price varies based on the final price of the tour product purchased) • UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program: reschedule/rebook up to 120 days before departure $ 99 - $ 399-$399 (Assurance price varies based on the final price of the tour product purchased) • UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program: reschedule/rebook up to 90 days before departure $ 99 - $ 399-$499 (Assurance price varies based on the final price of the tour product purchased) • Please note, upon purchasing UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program, you understand that this program is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please note, when UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program is purchased, payments made by the customer will first be applied to the UTOvacation's Travel Assurance program and then to the remainder of the tour package.
Additional Notes The extra cost of schedule delay caused by Air Flight cancellation or change will be undertaken by passengers themselves. The missed itineraries will not be re-arranged. During the tour or cruise, it will be considered as surrendering application automatically if you do not attend the pre-arranged tour or check in the prearranged hotel or cruise. All the extra cost will be undertaken by the client voluntarily. UTOvacation reserves the right to abandon any clients if such clients violate the law or damage the interest of tour groups If a travel visa is denied for any reason neither it is applied through UTOvacation Visa Service Center nor apply on your own, the tour cancellation policy applies when cancellation of the tour is requested. UTOvacation holds no responsibilities for any denied Travel Visa application. If a child, 18 years old or younger, is travelling abroad with only one parent/guardian, children MUST carry a notarized consent letter signed by non-accompanying parent/guardian. If a child, 18 years old or younger is travelling alone, children must carry a notarized consent letter signed by both parents/guardian. Such a consent letter may be requested by immigration authorities when entering or leaving from a foreign country or by North American officials when re-entering into USA or Canada. Failure of presenting such document may result in the rejection of boarding aircraft or vessel for the children concerned. UTOvacation reserves the right to cancel any booking/accommodation/flight arrangement if the customer fails to pay the compulsory service fee for the entire trip prior to departure date or the 1st day of arrival to the destination. (Please note, the tip is an industry-standard and is provided to the tour guides and bus drivers of the designated tours, to ensure our customers receive the best and high-quality service during the trip.) Cruise lines reserve the right to cancel, modify or substitute any scheduled port of calls and the schedule at any time and for any reason whatsoever without prior notice due to the navigation authority and water conditions. Any additional expenses cause by the trip interruption should be paid by the customers, which includes but not limited to meals, transportation, hotel accommodations, personal expense, and lost baggage. UTOvacation shall not be liable for any loss to guests. For children under 18 who will be occupying a bed, there will be an additional $100 supplement per child. Please note, this is only applicable China discounted tours or any trip that includes China discounter tours.