Crillon Tours DMC Bolivia
Our company was founded in 1958 by my father Darius Morgan and in 1966 we started the Hydrofoil service on Lake Titicaca. We were the pioneers in tourism in Bolivia. With so many years of experience, we are really the best, most reliable Destination Management Company in Bolivia and I say this with full confidence. We now have our own hotel, lodge, restaurant, fleet of vehicles and hydrofoil, which makes us very competitive. Please contact us if you would like to know how we can support you in organising your next event, group or incentive in Bolivia. We would love to turn your event into a unique experience!
Short Bio Darius Morgan Jr
I'm 2nd generation of the founders of Crillon Tours, pioneers of tourism in Bolivia. I imbibed tourism at birth and learned to walk at the same time as navigating in the Titicaca Hydrofoils. I studied in Mexico and got a master degree in the USA. Once I returned to Bolivia, I worked all positions at CRILLON TOURS, creating new and appealing tourism products on Lake Titicaca and Uyuni Salt Flats. Today, I am recognized worldwide as the most dynamic and effective promoter of Bolivia. I'm married and have two boys with whom I share my love of Bolivia, soccer and motocross.
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Testimonial about Crillon Tours
The Crillon Tours Restaurant on Sun Island brilliant. The driver on the way to Uyuni was very safe and helpful. Potosi is challenging but memorable for all the right reasons. The motorbike tour on the Salt Lake absolutely excellent. The Airstream Caravan superb and its personnel very well organized, real diamonds. Throughout the trip the Crillon Tours guide has been a very social companion and very proactive to clients need.
Reynolds - UK
Bolivia is the land of amazing beauty, from Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in Latin America, to the almost unspoilt part of the Amazon jungle in the North, the Salar de Uyuni - the largest salt flats in the world an absolutely stunning spot for great incentives, to the Andes mountains (almost) the highest around, Bolivia has it all. You can mountain bike, trek or boat through the Amazon jungle, have a jeep safari on the Uyuni salt lake, it is all possible.
Our country is multicultural,with some cultures that are on the brink of extinction, which is why we, at Crillon Tours, are actively supporting them in their struggle to survive. You can visit the floating islands and experience this culture which dates back to 5000 BC.
Bolivia will surprise you, astound you in its diversity and undiscovered treasures. We hope we can welcome you soon to the greatest treasures that Bolivia has to offer.
Program ideas Bolivia
Day 1 - Puno-Juli-Moon Island-Sun Island-Copacabana-Huatajata
Overland journey from Puno to Juli on the shores of Titicaca Lake.
Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple "Iñak Uyu"
Continue to "Sun Island". Visit the Inca "Grand Stairs" and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness.
Aptapi at "Uma Kollu" archaeological Restaurant, typical lunch
Hydrofoil cruise to Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin.
Time for shopping in the colorful central market located in the main street of the town.
Activity : We can settle the "Alasitas" Fair, a craft fair whose main feature is the sale of miniatures with the ritual purpose that they become reality. Ekeko (God of wealth) is the most important item in the fair. A priest could bless the miniatures bought.
Overland journey to Huatajata including Tiquina Strait crossing. Upon arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri.
Activity : Regatta Contest on Titicaca Lake: This is a dynamic rowing competition in reed boats (two participants per boat) held next to your hotel. Specific points are set for a trip of about 500 meters at the world's highest lake. It is estimated that competitors would be completing the course in 15 minutes. Winners will receive beautiful alpaca scarfs. Each reed boat can have a flag with the logo of the Company.
Night experience of "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves.
Welcome drink and Candlelight Welcome dinner
Following dinner, visit the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations.
Overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa -/L/D
Day 2 - Juatajata - La Paz
Am Transfer to Tiwanacu
AM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF TIWANACU (1.580 BC-1.000 AD). The magnificent ruins of Bolivia belong to one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants. The state controlled agriculture produced the surplus wealth to support the urban centre and administrative system. They were outstanding in agriculture, hydraulic, architecture & medicine, as well as in social organization. Due to an economic crisis caused by a long dry season, Tiwanaku collapsed around 1.000 AD.
Activity : Ceremony in the ruins of Tiwanaku: great symbolic ritual as an augury of prosperity and happiness; according to Andean tradition, participants drink water collected from two sides at the time they become a single flow. This ceremony culminates with the blessing of the "amautas" at the main altar of this magnificent and mystical archaeological site.
Transfer to La Paz.
Special BBQ lunch served at Oberland Restaurant.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Visit and private candlelight dinner in one of the ambiences of the National Art Museum, located downtown La Paz. ( http://www.mna.org.bo/), entertained by a group of violinists who will make this evening an unforgettable experience.
Overnight at Europa Hotel B/L/D
Day 3 - La Paz
AM CITY TOUR AND MOON VALLEY
The City of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins; a living history which treasures the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites on its streets. The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor's Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic "Illimani" mountain. Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon.
Photo session: during the visit to the Valley of the Moon took advantage of the panoramic landscape for a photo shoot of each one of the participants, along with a group photo.
"Trueque" Game: During the visit to the market, each participant will receive a bag with three local products: beans, potatoes and quinoa. Showing off their skills to negotiate, they should exchange these products with those offered by local vendors. Bartering has been an ancient activity practiced by all primitive civilizations; our indigenous ancestors based their entire economy on barter known as "Trueque"
Enjoy lunch at Local restaurant with a magical touch of glamor and charm.
Experience the Zebra Urban Educators Project. The City Hall in La Paz created a very special character called the "zebra" to teach drivers and people how to use the pedestrians to respect the transit laws in order to reduce the traffic problem on the streets. The project prepares young people under the principles of equality, friendship and solidarity, resulting in a compromise with the city and the desire to change values and attitudes towards it. You can join them as a "Zebra Volunteer" and share their daily activities on the streets.
Dinner and Overnight at Europa Hotel B/L/D
Day 4 - La Paz / Uyuni
Transfer to the Airport of La Paz for your flight to Uyuni.
Enjoy a morning excursion to the small village of Tahua, at the foot of Thunupa Volcano. Stroll through the village and hike to the cave of the Coquesa Mummies.
Lunch is served at your hotel
Transfer back to hotel.
Dinner at hotel
Overnight at Luna Salada or Palacio de Sal Hotel B/L/D
Activity : Special star gazing on the Salt Lake: The clear star sprinkling nights on the Bolivian High Plateau- especially at Uyuni Salt Flats –are a fantasy to all who take part of this show. In order for our passengers to truly live this unique nature phenomenon in a comfortable way, do we offer a night of "Meeting with the stars" on the Uyuni Salt Flats. After the introduction participants have had in our native Observatory Alajpacha at Titicaca Lake, they can easily identify through our telescope the stars & constellations and their location on the Southern Hemisphere Skies.
Our chef offers international or national drinks, from his mobile multifunctional kitchen & bar, accompanied by delicious finger foods. On request a specialized guide can be included to this experience.
Day 5 - Uyuni Salt Flats
Excursion to the Salt Lake and Isla Pescado. Uyuni is the largest salt flat on Earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with 12.000 square Km; the Bolivian Andes offer stunning sceneries which can be hardly matched. The sound of silence makes the heart beats faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, the pure sky, the color lagoons, the cacti and the flamingos, certainly makes you feel that there is no other place like this in the whole world.
Enjoy a superb gourmet lunch on the Salt Lake, optimizing this way the already spectacular visit of the Uyuni Salt Flats, one of the most isolated regions of the planet. Our chef, accompanied by his mobile multifunctional kitchen & bar, prepares typical dishes adapted to the palate of our international visitors. The lunch accommodation includes comfortable chairs and tables, elegantly prepared with tablecloths, cloth napkins, silver ware and wine & water glasses
Photo Session: In the center of the salar, one feels like in another planet when contemplating the immense White floor that joins the sky on the horizon, this is really a dreamed landscape of an infinite whiteness.
In this White desert, there is nothing except the profiles of the mountains when the horizon is not just a blue line in the distance. All these features make the Uyuni Salt Lake ideal for taking pictures and a challenge for the photographers, achieving stunning photographs impossible to perform elsewhere.
Thanks to the absence of geographical references, it is very simple to make this special effect in which the distance hides and sizes are distorted. Having someone at the tip of your hand or be as small as a shoe is so easy, capturing a magical moment.
Taking advantage of this landscape, you can create wonderful photographs of flights, capturing jumps that seem you move away from the ground.
The Photo Session includes individual pictures as well as group and couple pictures.
Return to your hotel.
On the way back to your hotel, you will participate on a funny Quiz with 8 questions on your experience in this magical destination. There will be a fabulous prize for the best score!
Farewell dinner at your hotel with folklore show.
Overnight at Luna Salada or Palacio de Sal Hotel B/L/D
Day 6 - Uyuni / La Paz
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to La Paz.
On arrival, assistance to connect your international flight. B/-/-
More about Crillon Tours
Being a stable player on the Bolivian tourism industry for more than 55 years gives our clients the assurance that we are very good at what we do. We have the knowledge and contacts to make your travel to Bolivia very special . Our very motivated and educated team provides you with creative, innovative proposals, based on the latest technology and with very competitive rates of course. We work with "personal travel advisers", who are specialised in the different destinations in Bolivia.
We are very proud of our own infrastructure in Bolivia, which makes us more independent in offering services. We also support social projects in Bolivia, like the Urus Iruitos Floating Islands & Quewaya. If you would like to learn more about this, please contact us. We to provide our clients with very competitive proposals.
We would love to welcome you in Bolivia and show you what we can do to tailor make your next event in our lovely country.
We specialise in MICE, VIP Groups, Special Groups, Luxury Travel, Conferences, Meetings, Special Interest Groups, Cruises, Shore Excursions, Corporate Travel, Hotel Bookings, Gala dinners and Fine Dining in Bolivia.
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