Imagine exploring a part of the world that’s so untouched that few have trodden the same path before. Imagine exploring it in a way that’s totally unique without a single person having experienced it in the same way as you. Sound impossible? Think again.
With our award-winning travel service Blink we’re able to bring you the most personalised luxury experience imaginable; the chance to design your own temporary accommodation and experience in locations so private that no one else will have stayed there and never will again in the same way. With this in mind we’re hugely excited to invite you on a brand-new travel exclusive; Blink in Bolivia. This rare, one-of-a-kind experience is only available for a limited time and for a limited number of people – as our camps truly won’t be constructed for long.
Our Blink experience takes you from La Paz into the startling volcanic Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve and onto the lunar landscapes of the Salar de Uyuni with plenty of adventure along the way. For a limited time period, in only a select few locations, imagine waking up to watch the sunrise over the Salar de Uyuni desert from your private dome camp, in complete solitude – a story that so few will be able to tell. Blink, and you really will miss it – so get in touch to create your once-in-a-lifetime bespoke journey through Bolivia.
And if you’re keen to explore the rest of the great South American continent, then use Bolivia and our Blink camps as your launch pad. You’re in the perfect position to set off into Peru, Chile or Argentina. Our Travel Experts have recently been exploring these destinations and have incredible knowledge and expertise to create the most remarkable journey imaginable.
City in the Sky
Sitting at 3,640metres, La Paz is the world’s highest capital city so steady yourself here for a few days and take in the city heights and sights while you’re at it. Based at the city’s hippest address, Atix Hotel, you’ll have a city full of trendy bars, gourmet restaurants and contemporary art at your fingertips. Latin America’s latest culinary hotbed, get your taste buds going with dinner that evening at Claus Meyer’s Gustu, pulling a seat up at the Chef’s Table and savouring innovative creations.Read more
The next morning, you’ll join our expert guide, famous Bolivian photographer Gaston Ugalde, to discover the hidden secrets of La Paz. A city that will transport you back to a mysterious past, where each corner invites a new adventure; unearth pre-hispanic history, longheld traditions and magic rites performed right there on its streets. Your guide will take you into some of the most famous, iconic and historic areas of La Paz, seeing everything from the Indian Market, Witch Doctor’s Market and breath-taking panoramas are all framed by the majestic Illimani mountains. As a souvenir of your day, your guide Gaston Ugalde will create a portfolio of images from your explorations. Tomorrow, the adventure really begins.
From La Paz, it’s just a quick one-hour flight down to Uyuni, from where you need only jump in a jeep to experience wild and untamed landscapes. A few hours’ south of Uyuni, you’ll be whisked off to the rarely travelled Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve, passing canyons, stony plateaus and rolling sand dunes, you’ll soon see why our expert team chose this remote part of the country for a Blink experience. Here, you’ll encounter a rugged landscape, shaped by strong winds and volatile volcanoes over millions of years to create something really rather extraordinary. In the midst of all this natural wonder, lies your exclusive Blink camp, The Blink Yurt, Sud Lipez set up by our expert team. Traditional yurts on the outside, yet decked out with rustic-luxe eucalyptus headboards and sumptuous furnishings on the inside, this is isolation in style. Spend the night dining under the stars, sampling local Andean delicacies before bedding down in your luxe private yurt.
Tomorrow, our expert guide will take you out to explore the best of this region as you head to the Laguna Verde salt lake where emerald green waters create an otherworldly contrast with snow-white shores. Rising high above the waters is the indomitable Licancabur Volcano with its dormant summit providing an irresistible invitation for a challenge. Beyond that, lies only the vast expense of the Chilean Atacama Desert. So, where will the day’s adventure lead you?
Adventure on the Altiplano
From Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve, you’ll head back across the altiplano to the Salar, passing through Sud Lipez on the way. Comprising of a vast valley and bordered by several volcanoes, Sud Lipez is Bolivia’s at its wildest and most unruly. Encompassing staggering heights and tranquil lagunas bespeckled with the bright pinks of flocks of flamingos; it’s living proof that getting there really is part of the adventure in Bolivia. From there, cruise across the lunar-like salt flats marvelling at the splendid isolation of it all with seemingly nothing on the horizon for miles around. Until you come to your next Blink camp. In keeping with the otherworldly landscapes of the Salar, your private Dome camp will appear as if from another world – until you step inside to discover all of today’s modern day luxuries. Sumptuous beds facing out at transparent panels, you’ll have to pinch yourself waking up to these views.
A breathtaking environment at your fingertips, spend a day exploring the Salar, marvelling at the scenery and, of course, playing with perspective on that perfect white canvas. For the adventure seekers, Tunupa Volcano awaits – whilst for those looking for a cultural hit? Your guide will take you into the village of Coquesa, a community that is home to both ancient mummies and modern mining; it provides fascinating insight into the daily life in this most unforgiving environment.
One last meal out beneath the stars and, just like that, your adventure has come to an end. To end on a high we can arrange for you to be picked up by a private light aircraft right outside your camp, to then soar over Andean peaks and volcanoes before landing in La Paz and continuing your onward journey – but where to? Home, or beyond? The choice is yours.
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