Bolivia is many things: the Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca, the altitude, the Andes... but it is also a rich pool of diversity with unexpected, multicolored markets, a surprising geography and incredible biodiversity. Bolivia is a place you have to live, to take the time to discover, with all its roots, its Andean culture and its vast territory. The diversity of the Bolivian people, with their indigenous, Inca and Spanish influences, are attached to their traditions, to the Earth - the Pachamama - and to what it has to offer.
Our must-sees are intended to help you discover the rhythm of the Altiplano. We like to stroll around the markets of La Paz, to sail on Lake Titicaca and to immerse ourselves in the Aymara traditions of the Cordillera Real. We delight in diving into the heart of the Earth’s forces with expeditions in the deserts of the South Lipez. We meet with friends Marlene, Céline and Christophe to "live like a local" in the colonial cities of Sucre and Potosi. Above all we like to let ouselves be guided by the moment and to let fate decide the color of our adventures, whether that be harvesting coca leaves in the Yungas, or visiting the wilderness and volcanoes of Sajama.
When we travel, we depart for the unknown and come back changed by the unexpected. We don’t leave, however, without some additional baggage: the awareness of what surrounds us. We make it our mission to tell you about Bolivia as we live it and through our experiences, while your guides share its history. Through our unique mode of traveling, and by taking responsibility towards the environment and society at large we highlight our awareness of the need for transition towards simpler andmore energy-efficient ways of living. The journey, thanks to its encounters and experiences, guides our reflection on what matters most.
Bolivia is many things: the Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca, the altitude, the Andes... but it is also a rich pool of diversity with unexpected, multicolored markets, a surprising geography and incredible biodiversity. Bolivia is a place you have to live, to take the time to discover, with all its roots, its Andean culture and its vast territory. It is at the rhythm of the Altiplano that this tour is making you discover Bolivia.
La Paz, between markets and cable cars
A mixed city full of contrasts, La Paz is the perfect sample of a whole country. From Sopocachi to the market district, full of colors and smells, you cross a few streets to find yourself in the heart of the historical district, now a business center. The only common thread that runs between these two worlds is the permanently noisy chaos that characterizes them.
Catamaran sailing on Lake Titicaca
Let's spend the night on the Island of the Sun, the largest of Lake Titicaca. It is also the island that houses the most temples and sacred places, and is ultimately a place of legends that is still very present in the spirit of its inhabitants. We’ll sail across the lake, the peaceful rhythm of the wind leaving us the time to admire the Island of the Moon, the Sun and the mountains of the Cordillera…
Live like a local Aymara in the Cordillera Real
Time to hit the road to the heart of the Cordillera, where we will spend two days hosted by the Quispe family. Jaime and Marisol welcome us into their home in Tuni, an Aymara hamlet at 4400m above sea level, inhabited by about ten families. We allow ourselves to live at the rhythm of the Cordillera, following Vicky to the village school to try our luck at an Aymara language course, the local dialect…
4WD expedition in the deserts of Uyuni and the South Lipez
A new stage of our adventure awaits us: we leave for the Great Bolivian South for a 4WD expedition in magical regions unexplored and mysterious. In the middle of this very mineral landscape, we drive along colorful lagoons, home to vicuñas, vizcachas, ñandús, and pink flamingos. We finish with pure beauty... on the biggest salt desert of the world, el Salar de Uyuni!
Discovering Bolivia’s colonial past in Potosi and Sucre
In Potosi, Marlene welcomes us and immerses us in her past as a silver mine worker in what was a major source of wealth for the European continent. In Sucre, we follow Céline through alleys of white architecture, listening to her stories about the key role of the city in the history of the Bolivian independence movement.
Sharing with the Jalq'a weavers
Christophe is our guide for the day. We meet his adopted family in Candelaria and discover the secrets of weaving.
Coroïco, meeting the producers of coca
We opt for a small dose of adrenaline with a descent on mountain bike from the Cumbre, at more than 5000m of altitude, to the tropical valley by the Death Road. We meet the coffee planters who knew to value their lands and avoid the controversial intensive production of coca so popular in the area. We cross the fields of coffee and coca and chat with the producers.
Trek and expedition in the Sajama Park
In the company of Marcelo, who welcomes us with great care, we explore the park, its geysers and lagoons. We go to the Laguna Sorapata, a place of preserved biodiversity. We will meet giant coots, aquatic birds that build their nests on the lagoon like large floating platforms made of algae and grass. At the end of the day, we take a break to bathe in the natural hot springs.