This tour included visit to: Death Road(La Paz), Titicaca Lake, Chacaltaya Mountain, Tiwanaku Ruins, Satl Flat(Uyuni), red Lake, Potosi mines, Samaipata (Sta Cruz), Villa Tunari(Cochabamba), and more.
LEVEL: MEDIUM AND HARD
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Arrival in La Paz Transfer from the airport to a hotel in La Paz. In the afternoon, we will discuss details of the tour and check out the bikes.
The trip to Oruro is approximately four hours (270 km / 168 miles) on paved roads, and will give you an opportunity to get use to your bikes. The high-altitude landscape is typical of the Altiplano in the Andes. We will arrive at a hotel in Oruro in the evening.
The ride to Jirira takes seven hours (245 km / 152 miles), half on paved roads and half off-road. As we continue on a paved road past Challapata village, the green highland transforms into a desert. On the way, we will pass Huari village, sanctuary of Quillacas, and Salinas de Garci Mendoza village. Finally, we will arrive in the village of Jirira near the shores of the salt flat of Uyuni.
On this day, we traverse the salt flats of Uyuni, and on the way we will visit the Fish Island where we can see the giant cactus (Piloes cereus selcianus), and fantastic panoramas of the salt flats. This ride takes seven hours (120 km / 75 miles), half off-road and half on salt-paved terrain. We will arrive in San Juan village after crossing the salt flats and passing the Colcha K village.
This is one of the hardest days! The journey from San Juan to Laguna Colorado is only 195 km (121 miles), but it will take about nine hours because it is 100% off-road, with sand, gravel, stones, steep climbs and descents, and many curves! This is a lot of fun and many changes available for motorcyclists on this route. Early in the morning we will drive cross-country through the panoramic Siloli desert, stopping along the way to visit the famous "Arbol de Piedra" ('tree stone'). After passing different lagoons, we will arrive at Laguna Colorado, where there is a concentration of hundreds of pink flamingos.
From Laguna Colorado to Mallku will take nine hours (250 km / 155 miles), again 100% off-road. More challenges are available today with plenty of sand, gravel, and two river crossings. After one hour's ride we will arrive at the crater of "Sol de Mañana" and its intense volcanic activity. After three hours, we will reach the banks of Laguna Verde in the base of the Volcano Llicancabur, and then we continue past Alota village and the valle de las rocas ('rocky valley') toward our final destination in Mallku village.
The trip to Uyuni village takes four hours (155 km / 96 miles), 100% off-road. We will pass San Cristóbal mine and visit the train’s cemetery before arriving in Uyuni village. Basic lodgings.
Riding to Tupiza will take seven hours (240 km / 150 miles), 100% off-road. We will drive down through temperate valleys to the small town of Tupiza, a charming place with a pleasant climate and a fantastic panorama of the red mountains.
We will traverse the temperate valleys and the highlands, enjoying the fantastic views throughout the trip, which will last nine hours (350 km / 217 miles) 100% asphalt on a high-traffic road
Potosi On our tenth day, we'll have a look around Potosi, spending the morning visiting the cooperative mines, and spending the afternoon visiting the Casa de Moneda Museum. We will stay at our four-star hotel for the night.
The route to Sucre is a relaxing descent for three hours (164 km / 102 miles) on paved roads. In Sucre, the capitol of Bolivia, we will stay in a hotel.
From Sucre to Samaipata is an eight hour drive (495 km / 308 miles), 90% on paved roads and 10% on gravel roads. Again, we will descend on a highway (including some gravel roads in good condition). The panorama will change as we pass several Quechan villages. We will arrive in Samaipata.
In the morning, we'll travel by car to visit "El fuerte", an ancient sacred place from before the time of the Incas. In the afternoon, we will leave for Santa Cruz, a four hour trip (125 km / 78 miles) on paved roads with many curves and descents.
On the fourteen day, we will cross the chapare area, which has beautiful vegetation and fantastic views. We arrive in Villa Tunari (2,308 m / 7,572 ft elevation) and stay in a hotel after an eight hour ride (315 km / 196 miles), 90% on asphalt.
After lunch, we will leave Villa Tunari on a curvy road with some traffic. We will arrive in Cochabamba (2,558 m / 8,392 ft elevation) and stay in hotel after three hours of riding (157 km / 98 miles).
we continue on the highway toward the city of La Paz. We ascend to the Altiplano, with the views of the snowy mountains. The ride is six hours (363 km / 226 miles) on asphalt.
La Paz Transfer to the airport or to your hotel.