Bolivia Bold: La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Sucre and the Uyuni Salt Flats
A 16 day learning community retreat exploring the bold culture, landscapes and history of Bolivia.
When: July 5 – July 19, 2017
Early Bird: Reserve your space before February 20, $2,299
After February 20, $2,549
Who: 8 or more teen participants (ages 13-25) unschooolers, homeschoolers, worldschoolers and teens and young adults who are self-directed
Status: Open & Accepting Applications
A minimum of 8 participants is required to produce this learning community retreat
The 2017 Bolivia-Bold is a 16-day “temporary learning-community”. This is our fastest and boldest retreat yet! Known as a land of soaring contrasts and exhilarating extremes, Bolivia is filled with adventure at every twist and turn. From diverse activities and spectacular wildlife to beautiful indigenous villages and unique cultural experiences, there is something to learn and experience in every moment.
Bolivia is a country that is dominated by the altiplano (high mountain plateau), yet possessing plains and valleys, and whose ethnic roots are Aymara. Our Project World School community will explore all of it. Bolivia boasts a mixed legendary heritage that both grants the country its identity and engages it in a deeply rooted syncretism. Bolivia has Lake Titicaca, the Uyuni salt flats, the Andes, and the Amazon. Bolivia is world famous for its folklore and dances, ancient traditions and mysterious history, progressive indigenous centered politics and human rights all within the most colorful landscapes and natural beauty.
In the spirit of all Project World School retreats, we are not a typical study abroad program as we take advantage of the power of a learning-community to produce collaborative goals, knowledge acquisition, personal development, and changes in global perspectives. This is one you don’t want to miss. Join us in Bolivia!
Full accommodation for the duration of the learning community retreat
All airport transfers
All ground transportation
Breakfast, lunch, and dinners during the retreat (with the exception of travel days)
Entrance fees to all the included attractions
All workshops, talks, guided tours, and classes throughout the retreat.
Filtered drinking water to refill your water bottles (water bottle not included).
Fun, learning and community!
Does not include: International airfare, laundry, snacks, and extra activities
The cost does not cover extras such as souvenirs, toiletries, batteries, or other personal items. Laundry services are not included either.
Round trip international flights from your home country to La Paz, Bolivia are not included.
Day 1 – Arrive in La Paz- Meet and greet
Day 2 – Teleferico & Ice Breakers through Improv
Day 3 – Explore La Paz – Witches Market – Culture & History
Day 4 – Visit Tiwanaku – Travel to Lake Titicaca – Explore Copacabana
Day 5 – Explore Isla de Sol- Archeological Site
Day 6 – Travel to Santa Cruz-
Day 7 – Spot Jaguars at Kaa Iya National Park
Day 8 – Sand boarding in Lomas de Arena
Day 9 – Travel to Sucre
Day 10 -Day Exploring Sucre
Day 11 – Potasi – Mines
Day 12 – Uyuni Salt Flats
Day 13 – Uyuni – Pink Flamingos
Day 14 – Uyuni – Rock formations & Dali’s Gardens
Day 15 –Return to La Paz
Day 16 -Board international flight from La Paz back to your home country
*Schedule is subject to shift
During the Peru – Bolivia Bold- Soaring Contrasts, Rich Culture, Wildlife & History– 16 Day Teen Learning Community, we will be staying in a variety of accommodations, from backpacker hostels, to salt walled hotels. All accommodations will be shared, varying by location including 12 bed dorms to double rooms. This is our fastest moving retreat yet, so be prepared to live out of your backpack, there will never be time unpack and get settled. Additionally, there will be 2 overnight busses on this trip so plan on being flexible, sleeping on the bus. All the public hostels and hotels we stay at are registered with the Bolivian tourist boards and local tax departments. They must meet certain standards in order for use to stay there.
All meals consist of the local flavors of Bolivia. Many of our meals will be prepared by our team in our hostels. Breakfasts will consist of fresh fruit, juice, eggs, and local “pan” (bread). Lunches will be a combination of local dishes, salads, fish and other local flavors. On the days we have all full-day outings, we’ll prepare and pack lunches for our trip, including sandwiches, fruit, chips and juice. Dinners will be a combination of self-prepared meals in our hostel and dinners in local restaurants. We will make every effort to accommodate everyone’s diet restrictions including having vegetarian and gluten-free options. Please indicate any special needs on your application.
In order to qualify for the early bird discount, you must get your application in by February 20th AND pay the $1,000 deposit to hold your space. 50% of your deposit is refundable if you cancel 60 days prior to the retreat.
The Peru – Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley – 22 Day Teen Learning Community ends just 2 days before the Bolivia retreat starts. If you wish to attend both retreats, please send us a note here and we’ll work out a discount for you. If you attend both retreats, we will cover your accommodations for the two extra days between both retreats in La Paz, but you will be responsible for covering your flight from Lima to La Paz. Please contact us to make arrangements using our contact form here.