I admit to having a bucket list for so many reasons. For one thing, it gives you something to dream about and is really all about creating memories. Life is short so it's important to make the most of it. Remember, Don’t Postpone Joy. One place on my bucket list that I dream of going is beautiful, untouched Bolivia, a country off the radar of mainline tourism, but offering unique and authentic experiences to intrepid travelers.
If Bolivia is on your bucket list, or if traveling to remote, untouched destinations is your thing, check out this fabulous small group tour with Small Footprint Travels (limited to 12 people) and explore this lovely land located in the heart of South America.
Bolivia is home to both the Aymara and Quechua Indians and is the most widely populated indigenous country in Latin America.
Colorful village markets offer extensive shopping opportunities and many photogenic people. You’ll learn to cook traditional Bolivian dishes at cooking class in La Paz. Bolivians are warm and friendly and will make you feel welcome in their country.
Bolivia is home to some of the worlds’ highest vineyards and recently recognized award-winning wines. You’ll visit wineries in the southern part of the country and travel to UNESCO World Heritage cities.
They also travel to the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, which covers more than 4,000 square miles. Traversing this immense white dessert in our private 4x4 vehicles is like stepping onto another planet. You get to spend two nights there in a hotel built entirely of salt!
La Paz is a rich city steeped in history and is now linked with a network of modern cable cars. We will enjoy a cooking class to learn classic Bolivian dishes. Did you know that Bolivia is home to more than 4,000 varieties of potato?
Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake is a short drive from La Paz. You’ll spend a night at a comfortable eco lodge on the Island of the Sun, situated in the middle of the Lake. It is there on that island the Incas believed the world was created.
As an optional add-on trip, you can continue traveling with Small Footprint Travels from La Paz and fly to Cusco, Peru, to experience Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. These destinations are unlike any you will experience in the rest of the world and Machu Picchu is a must-visit when you are in South America. Bucket list!
Traveling with Small Footprint Travels is the best of all travel worlds because details of foreign travel are arranged for you and you’re accompanied by Spanish-speaking American tour leader and local Bolivian guides.
As for the ease of process, they guide people through everything they need for this trip, from what to bring, shots to get, where to get the visa, and recommended flights to Bolivia.
Nearly everything is covered in the cost of the tour. Many, but not all, meals are included. One thing to note… this is a journey for people in good health because you’ll be walking every day—though it’s not a trek by any means. You’ll stay in comfortable 3 & 4 star lodging and have your own private transportation and professional driver throughout.
I traveled to Cuba with Small Footprint Travels and loved every minute of it! So sign up today!
The tour dates for Bolivia are September 11- 25, 2019 with an add-on trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu (September 25 - 29).
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All photos courtesy of Benjamin Porter