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Aug

Bolivia: LA PAZ $6,990

CHILE - SALAR DE UYUNI - DEATH ROAD - LA PAZ - POTOSI - BOLIVIA - ALTIPLANO


TOUR SPECIFICATIONS

  • 15 DAYS/ 14 NIGHTS
  • START: CALAMA, CHILE
  • END: CALAMA, CHILE
  • DISTANCE:  4.000 KM / 2.500 MILES
  • 75% ASPHALT / 25% DIRT
  • COUNTRIES: CHILE & BOLIVIA
  • RIDER COMPANION RECOMMENDED: YES
  • MAX GROUP SIZE: 7

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SALAR DE UYUNI
  • POTOSI
  • SANTA CRUZ
  • LA PAZ
  • DEATH ROAD
  • LAKE TITICACA

ITINERARY

Day 1: Flight from the capital Santiago to Calama, northern Chile. In Calama you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation and
bike for a welcome dinner.

Day 2: We set sails for Ollagüe, 3.500 m.s.n.m. 210 km. pavement and 200 km on gravel roads. We will sleep in a very
simple place or spend the night with wild camp next to the bikes with BBQ (Asado) the South American way.

Day 3: Remember your oxygen masks! Setting off to Uyuni, 250 gravel road. 3.560 m.s.n.m. South East of Bolivia is the
spot of the biggest salt flat in the world, "Uyuni Salt Flat" or better known as Salar de Uyuni.. The area of the salt covers a
surface of 10.582 Km2 at an altitude of amazingly 3.653 meters above sea level, like a static sea touched by the southern
winds. This region of volcanic lands encloses in its natural resources of extraordinary beauty united by a surprising
characteristic of its the color. The Uyuni Salt Flat and the Heavenly, Yellow, Green, and Red lakes are some of the highlights
to cross off on your list of places to visit in the world.

Day 4: Be prepared for extreme conditions in Uyuni, you can experience
everything from freezing night temperatures to the desert baking sun. In the
Salar de Uyuni, you will find hotels which are made of salt bricks, even the
cocktail bars, so remember your Tequila. Salar de Uyuni has one of the most
amazing views a desert will ever offer you. A flat white pan only interrupted by
the mountain peaks in the horizont beneath the bright blue sky. Here you will
get the silence no other place can ever offer you. Some even get frightened by
the silence deserts have. Many place of South America has not much to offer
regarding accommodation, so we kindly suggest that we spend our night wild
camping on the Uyuni done in the adventurous way!
We promise this will overwhelm you once you tried a night on the Salt pan.

Day 5: Today we have 250 km to cover and will reach Potosi 4.070 m.a.s.l., 250 km.
In the year of 1553, Potosi -capital of the department of the same name in the Southwest of Bolivia- received the title of
imperial city on behalf of Carlos V, King of Spain. At that very moment of the history it was difficult to foresee the decline of
the splendid village that at the present time, preserve only a few gleams of its splendid past.
At (4,070 m.a.s.l.) in the quiet town of Potosi you can see the old houses, narrow sidewalks. At the end, the image of the
Cerro Rico dominates its highland. Even today many of its miners simply get lost in its mining tunnels, but it used to be
worse. There are no longer deliriums of silver in this old imperial Village, that in 1987, was declared Cultural Patrimony of the
Humanity by UNESCO.

Day 6: During colonial time of Potosi, the silver extraction in the Cerro Rico, had transformed the city into the biggest in
America with over 160,000 citizens. From then on churches and elegant
mansions were built and conspicuous architects and celebrated artists were
welcomed as they arrived to this once famous city.
The dark story is says that silver was extracted from the deepest level of the
Cerro Rico or Sumaj Orcko (majestic mountain). It was such a success that it
could have been possible to build a gigantic bridge all the way from Potosi to
Madrid. But the sadly truth is that this fabulous idea could have been put into
reality with the bodies of the enslaved indians that died in the tunnels as well.

Day 7: Travelling to Cochabamba. 2.560 m.a.s.l., 420 km on pavement and 100
km on gravel road.
Cochabamba is considered as the capital of the valleys of Bolivia, it is known
for its fertile and productive location at 2,500 m. a.s.l. The city is surrounded
fields.
Before the the Spanish arrived, the valley of Cochabamba was inhabited by
primitive cultures that, later on, fell under the domain of the Collas. Then, the
sons of the Sun extended their golden empire until these rich lands that once
were part of the Collasuyo region.

Day 8: This day we will head for Santa Cruz, 420 m.a.s.l. at the beginning of the
amazing jungle. 420 km. on paved road.

Day 9: In Santa Cruz de la Sierra you will not waste your time. If you decide to
stay in the urban area, then you have more than one choice to have a good
time, the Cabins of Piraí are ideal for a laid back day.
If you are willing to discover more of the mysteries of the forest or of ancient cultures, then you can visit some of the Jesuit
missions located close to the city or the sanctuary of Cotoca, to where thousands of pilgrims arrive. Another interesting area
is the pre-incas ruins of Saimapata.

Day 10: Today we will head for Cochabamba, the capital of the flowers. Here we will enjoy the hotels and lodgings service,
besides the lovely gastronomy of the place. What Bolivia is well known for! Near the city you will find a variety of places that
offers great cultural interest

Day 11: We are going to cross into Bolivia to the main city La Paz. 440 km. pavement. The city itself was founded in 1548
and offers many attractions like churches, museums and open air markets. You will see the beautiful colonial architecture
that is preserved in buildings like the church of San Francisco, and in the many
building on Jaen Street. Among the interesting museums is the home of Pedro
Murillo. He was a hero of the Bolivian independence, and the Gold Museum,
which contains gold items from the pre-Columbian cultures. Two other fine
colonial architectural examples are the Art Museum and Tambo Quirquincho,
which has been recently remodeled. The Tambo Quirquincho has a very
important national art collection which is worth a visit.

Day 12: Don’t forget your parashute as we will be passing THE WORLD’S
MOST DANGEROUS ROAD, often spoken of as the death road. The bike tour
is performed in a very beautiful region, because of its nature contrast and
weather transition in an amazing way. From the mountainous area, where the
tour begins moving into a semi tropical area known as Yungas. Within this area
two fundamental features highlight.

Day 13: Leaving the lake Titicaca, 250 km of paved road. Source of life, myths and legends, the lake is located in the highland of Bolivia and Peru, acting as a natural border between both countries. In the Bolivian area, the islands of El Sol, Suriki and Kalahuta are rural but fascinating places, in which the features of the old Andean cultures can still be perceived.
But the islands of weavers of rafts and expert fishermen are not the only attractions. In the lake proximities is located the
bucolic town of Copacabana (department of La Paz), home of the miraculous Virgen Morena. The image -venerated by the
whole highland- was carved by a descendant of the Inca.

Day 14: We will head towards our end of the journey at Arica, a ride of 500 km. Due to its geographic location, Arica is the
first or the last city in Chile depending of which direction you look. This is the
northernmost city in Chile a few kilometers away from the border to Peru. In
addition to being a typical city of the border, it is one of the most beautiful cities
in the first region of Chile. As a result of its location, there is a perfect
combination of the roughness of the Pacific Ocean, the aridness of the desert
and the majestic traits of the altiplano, which makes it closer to nearby Bolivia.
Having almost 180.000 inhabitants, Arica turns into a real destination
welcoming tourists from Peru, Bolivia and even its own countrymen during the
warm summer.
In the evening we will enjoy a goodbye dinner finishing off our great adventures.

Day 15: Flight back to Santiago, Chile from Arica.

PRICE

  • TOUR WITH KAWASAKI KLR 650E: $6,990 USD
  • UPGRADE TO BMW F800 GS + $1,290 USD
  • UPGRADE TO SINGLE-ROOM SUPPLEMENT (14 NIGHTS) + $1,200 USD
  • PILLION / PASSENGER: + $3,190 USD

RCC GUIDED TOUR INFO

WHAT'S INCLUDED

- MOTORCYCLE RENTAL
- PELICAN LUGGAGE SYSTEM
- TANK BAG
- 3RD PART LIABILITY INSURANCE CL
- TOUR GUIDE
- ACCOMMODATION

- BREAKFAST

- FERRIES & TOLL ROADS

- MECHANICAL SUPPORT
- SUPPORT AT BORDER CROSSINGS

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- FUEL
- INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

- 3RD PART LIABILITY INSURANCE
FOR FOREIGN COUNTRIES
- NATIONAL FLIGHTS
- SINGLE ROOM (HOTELS)
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
- DRINKS AND SNACKS
- DINNER
- PERSONAL EXPENSES AND ACTIVITIES
- HEALTH & TRAVEL INSURANCE
- VISAS
- DAMAGE DEPOSIT FOR BIKES
- TIPS & GRATUITIES
- SUPPORT VEHICLE

MOTORCYCLE INCLUDE
- TANK BAG
- LUGGAGE SYSTEM (SIDE BAGS)
- LOCKS
- TYRE REPAIR KIT
- TOOLS
- MECHANICAL SUPPORT

REQUIREMENTS
- MINIMUM 18 YEARS OF AGE

- VALID MOTORCYCLE LICENSE

- PASSPORT & PHOTO ID

- VALID CREDIT CARD
- DAMAGE DEPOSIT (REFUNDABLE)

- 50% IN ADVANCE FOR BOOKING
- 50% PAID 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE
- HEALTH & TRAVEL INSURANCE

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