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Altiplano Boliviano

Retreat
Jul 3rd - 9th, 2019

$2,400 USD

 7 days & 6 nights ALL inclusive.

 
 
 

 Experience Overview

Join us in this life-changing, mystical experience where we will explore some of Bolivia’s greatest natural and cultural treasures. From the amazonian jungle to the white mountain peaks and wildlife-filled landscapes of the Huayna Potosí, and the mystical rituals and haunting folklore of Isla del Sol, this running retreat is sure to take you on a unique quest for self discovery and primal reconnection.

Days
07

Location
Altiplano Boliviano, Bolivia

Avg. Daily Distance
12km

Difficulty
Beginner - Advanced

 
 

About the experience

Unique in its natural beauty, mountainous, complex and slightly chaotic, Bolivia is one of Latin America’s most diverse and captivating nations.

This experience has been carefully designed to allow you to connect closely with Bolivia’s Altiplano culture, cuisine and traditions, all while exploring its most iconic and breathtaking natural landscapes.


The city of La Paz will serve as our base during this experience. Here we will enjoy some of the region’s best cultural and gastronomical offerings. During our runs we will venture through the gigantic and otherworldly rock formations of Valle de las Animas at sunrise, dive into some of the nation’s most well preserved indigenous traditions and mystical landscapes on Isla del Sol. A run on the infamous Death Road will take us into Coroico, located at the gates of the Amazonian jungle. Huayna Potosí will take our breath away as we run at 16,141.73 ft. (a.s.l.), taking in all of its beautiful wildlife surrounded by snow capped peaks and glaciers.


Each day will be accompanied by yoga and meditation sessions led by our top yoga and meditation instructors, who will take us on a spiritual journey of inner peace and self-knowledge.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in La Paz

Shuttle from the airport to Hotel
Hotel Check-In
Welcome Dinner at Popular Cocina Boliviana

Day 2: La Paz - Coroico

Meditation & Yoga Session
Breakfast
Drive to La Cumbre & Death Road
16 km Death Road Run
Lunch
Free Time in Coroico
Sunset Yoga
Dinner

Day 3: Coroico - Valle de las Animas - La Paz

Meditation Session
Breakfast
Drive to Valle de Las Animas
11 km Las Animas Run
Drive Back to La Paz
Lunch
Free Afternoon
Dinner
Night at La Paz

Day 4: La Paz - Isla del Sol

Meditation Session
Breakfast
Drive to Copacabana
Lunch at Copacabana
Ferry to Isla del Sol
Arrival at Isla del Sol
Check-In at Hotel Eco Lodge La Estancia
Free Time
Time With Local Community - Ancestral Medicine
Dinner
Night at Isla del Sol

Day 5: Isla del Sol - Copabacana - La Paz

Meditation Session
11 km Run Isla del Sol
Breakfast
Ferry to Copacabana
Lunch
Drive to La Paz
Arrival in La Paz
Free Time
Dinner

Day 6: Huayna Potosí - La Paz

Meditation Session
Breakfast
Drive to Huayna Potosi
Huayna Potosi 10 km Run
Lunch
Drive Back to La Paz
Free Time
Farewell Dinner at Ali Pacha

Day 7: La Paz - La Paz International Airport

Breakfast
Shuttles to Airport

 
 

What’s included?

  • Airport shuttles.

  • Transportation throughout the whole experience.

  • Carefully selected dining experiences in some of Bolivia’s top restaurants including a special dinner at Ali Pacha and Popular.

  • Authentic traditional Bolivian cuisine cooked by locals.

  • Ferry through the world’s highest navigable lake: Lake Titicaca.

  • Take part on a Coca leaf ritual.

  • Exclusively designed trails in magical and unique landscapes.

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions.

  • Support and knowledge of our local guides.

  • Shared and private accommodation.

 
 

Difficulty

All of our trips are designed to welcome hikers and runners of all fitness levels. We will assign different guides to groups of different levels so that no one is left behind. You will feel safe and comfortable throughout the trip whether you're a professional runner that wants to add these runs to your training, an amateur who wants to explore the world of trail-running or a casual hiker who wishes to challenge him- or herself while enjoying nature in a secure environment.    

Please note that the altitude of the Altiplano region where the trip will take place is at or above 12,000 feet. At this altitude, the air is much thinner compared to sea level, and will cause shortness of breath and tiredness quickly. Luckily, our longest runs are descents, which makes it easier, but the altitude amplifies the required effort. Believe us, the views, landscapes and experience are well worth the hard work that your lungs will go through.

 
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