Travel agents can experience the culture and history of Bolivia on Tara Tours’ 10-day FAM trip departing March 22, 2017. The tour takes guests from Santa Cruz, a prosperous commercial center and Bolivia’s largest city; to Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia; to the city of La Paz, where relics from pre-Hispanic times can be found. While city hopping, guests will have the opportunity to explore Main Square (Plaza 24 de Septiembre), Arte Campo (craft shops) and El Abasto Indian market in Santa Cruz; tour the Monastery de La Recoleta, House of Liberty and ASUR textile museum in Sucre; and climb the Grand Inca Staircase and taste the water of the Sacred Fountain on Sun Island.
Additional excursions include a city tour in Potosi, a famed colonial city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to visit the Royal Mint and an underground mine; a hydrofoil cruise to the Uros floating islands; and a sightseeing tour of the Tiwanaku ancient ruins followed by a candlelit dinner and a meeting with a Shaman in Huatajata. Accommodations are provided at four- and five-star properties including Camino Real Hotel, Parador Santa Maria La Real and Hotel Europa. Rates start at $2,312 per agent; $2,812 for a spouse; and $2,912 per companion including airfare, accommodations, all transfers and ground transportation, plus meals noted in itinerary and English-speaking tour guides. For more information, call (305) 278-4464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.