April 11 - 21, 2020
Sun Island addition:
April 21 - 25, 2020
Salar de Ayuni and the Altiplano
Scenic landscapes in the Altiplano of Bolivia
Our Photo Tour in Bolivia leads thorough some of the worlds most fascinating landscapes. In the Altiplano the high altitude Andean plateau we see stunning desert landscapes with herds of wild llamas, lagoons full of flamingos and snow capped volcanoes.
Highlights are the giant salt flats at Ayuni, the cactus studded island Isla Pescadero and the sandstone canyons and rock formations in southwestern Bolivia. We have the opportunity to practice light painting and Astro photography in the desert and at a train cemetery.
Besides stunning landscapes and wildlife we meet the descendants of the Incas and the local Indian people in one of South Americas most dramatic countries. We will explore and photograph Bolivia with our native guides and 4x4 vehicles and drivers.
Optional stay on the Sun Island, the birthplace of the Inca Empire.
This tour can be combined with our Patagonia Photo Tour from March 28 - April 11. 2020
Gallery with more photos from our last: Bolivia photo tour
€ 5,990 /per person/double room sharing (~ US$ 6,730)
€ 990/single room surplus (~ US$ 1,120)
Additional days Sun Island April 21-25
€ 1,650 /per person/double room sharing (~ US$ 1,860)
€ 350/single room surplus (~ US$ 400)
Participants: 5 - 9 persons
Prices are from 2018 and might see some small change. We will update as soon as available.
- all accommodations in double room sharing, unless single room is booked
- breakfast and meals as mentioned in itinerary. L=Lunch D=Dinner
- transportation in our 4x4 vehicles, with guides and driver
- all entry fees as mentioned in itinerary
- supported by Christian Heeb and Thomas Haitmar
We sleep in very remote places and there may be only basic accommodations, but always with private bathroom
- flight to San Pedro, Chile and back from La Paz, Bolivia
- meals not mentioned in itinerary
- cost for visa application
April 11 - 21 resp 25, 2020
April 11: San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)
Individual arrival at Calama Airport and Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama or arrival with the group from Patagonia. Overnight in San Pedro.
April 11 – 14: San Pedro de Atacama
Aclamatise our bodies to the high altitudes while visiting lagoons with flamingos and waterfowl, scenic mountain passes and rock formations. Sunset photography in the Vale de la Luna. We explore the local sites in the popular region. Overnight in San Pedro.
April 15: San Pedro – Villamar (Bolivia)
In the morning our local guide drives us to the Bolivian border where our Bolivian guides await us with their 4x4 vehicles. On the way we have chance to get photos of the dramatic Licancabur volcano. After the border crossing we visit some beautiful Lagunes and see towering volcanoes and wildlife in these remote parts of the Andes. Among them the Laguna Verde and Laguna Colorado famous for its Flamingoes. Overnight in the smal town of Vilamar. (L,D)
April 16: Villamar - Colchani
Today we have a morning photo session in the rock formations Valle de las Rocas and visit the Salar de Uyuni with the famous cactus island. Sunset on the Salar hopefully with reflections in the water. Overnight for 2 nights in Colchani. (L,D)
April 17: Colchani, Salar de Uyuni
Visit the Burial Towers of Pucara de Ayque at the food of Thunupa Volcano. More photos of the Salt Flats and evening photography and light painting at the train cemetery of Colchani. Overnight in Colchani. (L,D)
April 18: Colchani – Sajama National Park
Today we travel to some remote and seldom visited and stark landscapes on the Altiplano with another huge Salt Lake and wild Vicunas. Overnight at a Ecolodge at the foot of the Sajama Vocano. (L,D)
April 19: Sajama National Park
Today we visit the geysers of Walla Keris and the thermal areas there. Besides beautiful landscapes we visit the beautiful colonial church of Macaya. Overnight at the same Lodge. (L,D)
April 20: Sajama National Park – La Paz
On the way to the capital City of La Paz we travel through high Andes landscapes with towering volcanoes and visit the Queñuas Fomalquellen. We also visit the Colonial Church of Curahuara de Carangas. Overnight in La Paz. (L)
April 21: La Paz or flight back Home
Either individual flight back home, or visit and photograph the colonial town and markets. Afternoon visit the Moon Valley, a bizarre eroded landscape with rock spires. Overnight in La Paz. (L)
April 22: La Paz – Sun Island
We head to the village of Copacabana, located high above the Titicaca-Lake. From there we take the boat to our Eco Lodge situated on the Sun Island, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. First, we visit the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina and then hike (about 1 hour) to the beautifully located Ecolodge, where we spend the night today. Overnight Eco Lodge.(L,D)
April 23: Sun island
A day spent on the island exploring. Overnight Eco Lodge.(L,D).
April 24: Sun Island – La Paz
After breakfast boat tour to the moon island and visit of the inca ruins at Inak Uyu . Afterwards back to La Paz. Overnight in la Paz (L)
April 25: Departure from La Paz
Transfer to Airport, end of tour.
We reserve the right to adjust the program if necessary.