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Location: El Alto

Day 1 - 5 Jan 2021

El Alto International Airport

El Alto, El Alto International Airport

Content: Bolivia isn't the first place that people add to their bucketlists, but everyone I have ever spoken to who has been there has fallen in love with the place! In fact, it is up there with my favourite countries ever 😍 Bolivia is a country still heavily rooted in its culture and this is clear if you land in El Alto Airport and spend some time in the neighbouring city of La Paz. But it is wonderful for so many reasons and I will tell you why! We actually spent almost a month in Bolivia but I will try to condense my favourite parts into a 7 day itinerary for you!

Location: La Paz

Day 1 - 5 Jan 2021

La Paz

La Paz, La Paz
La Paz, La Paz
La Paz, La Paz
La Paz, La Paz

Content: La Paz is an incredible hub of Bolivian culture 😍 Everywhere you look you'll see women in traditional dress, people who work by cleaning and polishing businessmen/women's shoes and the most amazing street food stalls! Bolivia also has some of the littlest people, it is one of the smallest countries in the world in terms of people's height, with the average height of a person sat at 4ft11.5in! Things to do: La Paz has one of the best teleferico systems! So it is absolutely amazing to get around. Also, La Paz has the best collectivo system I have ever seen! You can get to pretty much anywhere using these shared collectivos and they are available every few minutes - you just have to find the right ones! Prices: For the teleferico it is around £2 a ride and this is often for a return ticket. We paid around 2 bolivanos for collectivo journeys that lasted around 40minutes. (£1 - 9.6 Bolivanos)!

Location: Chualluma

Day 1 - 5 Jan 2021

Chualluma

Chualluma, Chualluma
Chualluma, Chualluma
Chualluma, Chualluma
Chualluma, Chualluma

Content: There are lots of cool stops along the teleferico, and for the first day you should check out the colourful town! It was initially built as a tourist attraction but never picked up, but the houses are absolutely beautiful and the views of La Paz are incredible here 😍

Location: La Paz

Day 1 - 5 Jan 2021

Calle Jaen

La Paz, Calle Jaen
La Paz, Calle Jaen
La Paz, Calle Jaen
La Paz, Calle Jaen

Content: I would definitely recommend strolling through the streets of Calle Jaen, the houses are so gorgeous it feels like you're in a movie set 😍 we spent hours wandering through these beautiful streets!

The Nest Boutique La Paz

La Paz, The Nest Boutique La Paz

Content: We stayed in a place called the Nest whilst we were here and it was definitely one of the nicest dorm rooms we have ever been in! This hostel is amazing - it was so clean and the food in the restuarant is reasonable and so nice. Also let me tell you, it was soo nice having somewhere with a hot shower because this is rare in hostels in Bolivia and the season we went in was cold some days! Price: It was around £8 per night per person for a dorm room!

Location: Valley of the Moon

Day 2 - 6 Jan 2021

Valle de la Luna

Valley of the Moon, Valle de la Luna
Valley of the Moon, Valle de la Luna
Valley of the Moon, Valle de la Luna
Valley of the Moon, Valle de la Luna
Valley of the Moon, Valle de la Luna

Content: One of the coolest day trips that we did was to the Valley of the Moon, it has these awesome out-of-this-world rock formations that make you feel like you're on a different planet! We spent a couple of hours walking around the whole thing - was so surreal. We caught a collectivo here!

Location: La Paz

Day 2 - 6 Jan 2021

La Paz

La Paz, La Paz
La Paz, La Paz
La Paz, La Paz
La Paz, La Paz

Content: Another awesome thing to do in La Paz is to visit the Witches Market, as I've mentioned previously La Paz is heavily rooted in culture and the witches market is an amazing demonstration of this! You can find all sorts of potions, herbal remedies and even llamas hanging in the front of shops (it's good luck to bury one underneath a new home for fortune and luck). It's definitely a cultural shock, but incredibly interesting to see!

The English Pub

La Paz, The English Pub

Content: An awesome place to eat that wasn't street food was at the English Pub! It really was amazing and felt like a home away from a home! It served all the comfort foods like bangers and mash, a good roast dinner, and PG tips tea 😂 which is nice when you fancy a break from Bolivian food!

Location: Death Road

Day 3 - 7 Jan 2021

North Yungas Road

Death Road , North Yungas Road
Death Road , North Yungas Road
Death Road , North Yungas Road
Death Road , North Yungas Road
Death Road , North Yungas Road

Content: Now, if you're an adrenaline junkie like me then you MUST include death road on your list of things to do! It isn't for the faint-hearted, and it is very dangerous - people have died trying. But if you think you're up to it then try mountain-biking down what used to be the world's most dangerous road! The reason why it was the most dangerous is because it is a road made of loose gravel and rocks, the width is around 3m with no railings and it's a two way road. The drop from the road is over 1,000m. The reason why it's no longer the most dangerous is because the road isn't really used anymore as an additional, safer road has been built instead. But, regardless of the slippery rocks and the waterfalls along the way, I almost cried at how beautiful the views were. You're staring at the Bolivian Amazon the entire time and there are no words to describe how surreal the experience was, and how alive it made me feel. Price: Around £15 per person including the bikes and safety gear, transport there & back included, and also dinner at the end!

Location: Uyuni

Day 4 - 8 Jan 2021

Uyuni

Uyuni, Uyuni
Uyuni, Uyuni
Uyuni, Uyuni
Uyuni, Uyuni
Uyuni, Uyuni

Content: The next out-of-this-world experience that we had was the tour to the salar de Uyuni. From La Paz there are two ways to get to Uyuni - you can catch an overnight bus to Uyuni. Be very careful with this and please research the bus companies because some have a very bad reputation and can be dangerous. Or, you can catch a bus to Oruro, and then a train/bus to Uyuni. We chose option 2 because it was two 4 hour buses as opposed to a long haul bus. Once arriving in Uyuni it is very easy to find tour agencies to book your Uyuni tour. I'd recommend trying to message some companies beforehand so you can start the morning you arrive! The salt flats are amazing in both wet and dry season. However to get the reflections you have to go in the rainy season. I have never been so amazed by a 360 degree view before. It literally looked like we were within the clouds. Because of the reflections, there was one point where we couldn't see where we had come from, or where we were going and we were literally within a blanket of reflections. Price: Around £20 per person for a full day tour, including the salt flats, Colchani, a visit to the train cemetery and lunch included and professional photos of you with the stars at the end 😍

Location: Colchani

Day 4 - 8 Jan 2021

Colchani

Colchani, Colchani
Colchani, Colchani
Colchani, Colchani

Content: This place was included in our uyuni tour and I'm so glad we came here, it honestly felt like an adults playground. We spent hours climbing the trains, exploring the ruins and enjoying being in the middle of nowhere. This is where any old / malfunctioned trains live and literally like the name it's a train cemetery filled with lots of old trains! Such a cool place 😍

Location: Uyuni

Day 4 - 8 Jan 2021

Uyuni

Uyuni, Uyuni

Content: The hostel we stayed in here was called 'Archo iris uyuni', we found this place by walking around the town. The hostel owners were so lovely and they owned a pizza place which was a really good price beneath their hostel so we had pizza almost every night 😍 I have never met hostel owners so friendly and welcoming. Definitely one of my favourite hostels & on one of our last nights we partied with the owners and their entire family!

Location: Sucre

Day 5 - 9 Jan 2021

Sucre

Sucre, Sucre
Sucre, Sucre

Content: From Uyuni it is very easy to catch a bus to Sucre. Sucre was a beautiful colonial town that we fell in love with. You can wonder through the streets and see so many lovely churches and colourful houses. And after spending some time in nature, it was so lovely to see a town again!

Dinosaur footprints Cal Orck'o

Sucre, Dinosaur footprints Cal Orck'o
Sucre, Dinosaur footprints Cal Orck'o

Content: Also I would recommend exploring the Dinosaur park! It has the world's best preserved dinosaur footprints which was awesome to see. You can catch a public bus from the main square straight to the place. Price: In total, the day at the dinosaur park cost us around £10 including the bus and entry to the park.

Kultur Berlin Hostel Restaurant Bar Nightclub

Sucre, Kultur Berlin Hostel Restaurant Bar Nightclub

Content: When we didn't eat street food we mainly ate for food at our hostel bar/restuarant! The prices were reasonable, especially the lunch time deals which gave you a buffet meal (all you can eat) for around £2, but if you wanted your standard food they had plenty of options on their menu 😍 It was so nice to have a restuarant so close to our rooms (literally downstairs) and it wasn't loud at all when in the rooms. The dorm rooms were very spacious and we only ended up spending around £6 per night for a dorm bed here per person. They also had the most amazing drinks and the owner is often around to say hello to everyone, which is so rare in hostels! Overall, I wouldn't recommend anywhere else to stay!

Location: Isla del sol

Day 6 - 10 Jan 2021

Isla del Sol

Isla del sol, Isla del Sol
Isla del sol, Isla del Sol
Isla del sol, Isla del Sol
Isla del sol, Isla del Sol
Isla del sol, Isla del Sol

Content: After Sucre, if you head back to La Paz, you should definitely go to Lake Titicaca afterwards. We decided to stay on Isla del Sol which involved catching buses and boats to get here. But when we arrived, we were amazed by how beautiful and untouched by tourism this place was 😍 We saw the most amazing sunset over the lake and stayed in a hostel which was part of a family home. We found the hostel by walking up the steps to the top! I have never seen so many llamas, vicunas and alpacas in one place! They were everywhere and it was so amazing to be in the middle of nowhere, completely immersed in Bolivian culture 😍 Price: in total it probably cost us around £10 for buses, boats and all transport. We actually came from Sucre to Lake Titicaca so our journey was over 24hours. I would recommend going back to La Paz for a night, and then heading to the lake.

Location: Copacabana

Day 7 - 11 Jan 2021

Copacabana

Copacabana, Copacabana
Copacabana, Copacabana
Copacabana, Copacabana

Content: From Isla del sol we headed to Copacabana, this is easily accessible by boat! But I would recommend spending 2 full days on Isla del sol (the photos are from here) and then returning back to civilization with Copacabana to end the 7 day itinerary. Overall, Bolivia had the most 'out-of-this-world' experiences and views available, and I would recommend it to anybody thinking of going. We travelled Bolivia during COVID, so sadly the national park was closed. But most people do the Uyuni tour alongside the national park tour and you get to see pink lakes and flamingos too 😍 but one day I'm sure we will come back. Add Bolivia to your list, it was utterly mesmerising 😍