Altiplano road-tripping, unreal landscapes and a proud indigenous heritage
Like a shot of singani, the national liquor, Bolivia will rouse your senses. This little landlocked nation packs a big punch with its technicolour festivals, revolutionary history and hearty cuisine.
From Lake Titicaca, the mythical birthplace of the Incas and the mirror-like Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, to semi-arid lowlands, savannah, Crayola-coloured lagoons and tropical rainforests, it is a country that captures the imagination of even the most seasoned adventurer.
Complex, and tough to navigate solo, the nation with the strongest indigenous identity in South America (there are 36 official languages) was once dismissed as a destination just for backpackers or adventure travellers.
That’s all changed, thanks to our specially designed itineraries with high-end vehicles and custom-made logistics, along with the opening of luxury properties like Kachi Lodge in Uyuni and Atix hotel in La Paz. We’ve teamed up with artists, astronomers, chefs, winemakers, and coffee growers to give you luxury, cultural and culinary adventures without compromising on Bolivia’s rugged appeal.
Discover unrefined romance amidst stark and beautiful landscapes, staying in crumbling 16th century haciendas decorated with paintings of Spanish conquistadors, and meeting villagers tending quinoa and llamas, maintaining the traditions passed down through generations.
If you want your IG feed to be the envy of all but you can’t wait for Elon Musk to launch his first package tours to Mars, then the Salar de Uyuni will do the job nicely. The world’s largest salt flat spans over 10,000 square kilometres of dazzling alabaster-white surfaces, geometric salt patterns, blood-red lagoons and shimmering flamingo kaleidoscopes, where reflections blur the boundaries between reality and mirage.
And then there’s La Paz. At 3,600 metres above sea level, it will literally take your breath away. The world’s highest capital – packed into a bowl-like canyon in the shadow of Mount Illimani – is experiencing a creative renaissance of quirky cocktail bars, experimental cuisine and a thriving arts scene.
You can mingle with cholitas – the bowler-hat brigade – by day and then unwind in a secret cocktail bar or luxury lodge by night. Our specialists deliver the flexibility and spontaneity synonymous with the Bolivian love for life, but with a luxe twist at every hairpin turn.
We are winding down after our tour of Buenos Aires at the truly delightful Legado Mitico. Absolutely everything has been perfect and exceeded expectations and we are looking forward to La Bamba tomorrow. But we wanted to especially call to your attention and thank you for our guide in Iguaçu, Tadeu. This gentleman is a warm, knowledgeable and generous soul who totally captivated us and provided us with the experience of a lifetime. The falls took on a spiritual dimension under his guidance, not to mention good fun, smiles and laughter.
Spreading the word
Tom, we have had the most wonderful holiday, quite beautifully organised by you and beautifully looked after wherever we went. Thank you a million times. We will definitely be spreading the Dehouche name about, once back in Scotland!
A Peruvian expedition
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip. The guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. Your local staff helped with any issues. All your suggestions were perfect.
I will definitely use you again and recommend you to my friends.
Thank you again.
Guides that became friends
Seeing as I was a solo traveller, both Veronica and Walter helped make my visits to Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu memorable and I felt I was traveling with helpful friends rather than disinterested employees. My thanks to both of them for making my visit one that I will remember for a long time!
Full marks Inca Trail
In short, it was excellent. Your suggested itinerary, accommodations, restaurants, etc. were superb. Everything went as planned. We rate the parts of the trip you were responsible for as a 10/10. The guides on the Inca trail were excellent. They were professional, attentive and observant. We would love to travel with Holger and Ceasar again. The tents and food on the trail were excellent also.
Overall, a great experience and we will be telling friends and family about Dehouche's excellent planning and execution for the trip.