TOMARAPI LODGE – SAJAMA
Tomarapi Lodge is located approximately 4 hours from the city of La Paz at the foot of the snowy mountain of Sajama; this lodge offers hospitality services, alimentation, and is also a center that sells artisanal pieces. The owners of the lodge are the inhabitants of the community of Caripe which is located 15 minutes from the lodge. The benefits and gains of this initiative are shared between those who are in charge of the administration and function of the lodge. The Eco-Touristic Tomarapi Lodge has the capacity to house 35 people and contains 11 rooms. Every room offers electricity, private bathrooms, hot water, heating and cooling, and alimentation services. Tomarapi Lodge is an excellent initiative for the communities that live around the protected regions of the country and has demonstrated the viability of a model of communal touristic development based on the customs and culture of its inhabitants.
TOUR TO THE NATIONAL PARK OF SAJAMA + OVERNIGHT IN TOMARAPI
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Accommodation: Tomarapi Lodge
Availability: Every Day Of The Year
DAY 01.- CHULLPAS + CHURCH OF CURAHUARA DE CARANGAS + OVERNIGHT IN TOMARAPI LODGE
08:00 AM – Personal pickup from your hotel (please let us know the name of your hotel) in the city of La Paz and then private transport to the National Park of Sajama; during the trip, we will travel along the highlands, passing through the village of Patacamaya until we arrive to a detour that will take us to the village of Sajama. We will visit the chullpas (pre-Colombian funeral tombs) and the colonial Church of Curahuara de Carangas – known as the “Sixteenth Chapel of the Highlands.” The Sixteenth Chapel of the Highlands is called such because of the quality of the artwork which is found in the interior of the church and whose paintings cover the walls, making the place look like a biblical scene. After visiting the church, we will continue to the Valle de las Rocas (Valley of the Rocks in English) which is a place with unique and amazing rock formations.
13:00 PM – We will be arriving to Tomarapi Lodge (approximate arrival) to have lunch; afterwards, we will head to the thermal baths where you will have the opportunity to take a natural and healthy bath if you wish.
Included: Private touristic transport from La Paz – Sajama, entrance fees, lunch and dinner + accommodation in Tomarapi Lodge.
DAY 02.- GEYSERS + THERMAL BATHS + RETURN TO LA PAZ
AM – After breakfast, we will head out towards the Geysers, being able to enjoy the beautiful passage that includes many different snowy mountains – like the twin mountains of Parinacota and Pomerape – also having the opportunity to observe Andean camelids – like the Alpaca and llamas. After we arrive to the Geysers, we will be able to appreciate the vaporization found within; afterwards, we will head to the thermal baths where you will have the opportunity to take a natural and healthy bath if you wish (you will need to bring with you a towel and also swimming trunks or a bathing suit).