We are fit retired Canadians in our early 60s who enjoy hiking & sight-seeing. Museums, galleries, parks, sunshine, unusual topography and churches all OK. My wife and I spent the lion's share of this past winter in Colombia, trotting around the coffee growing area with extended stays in Bogota & Medellin. Before that we spent two previous winters in Peru and in Argentina, for about 7 weeks in each country. For this winter coming I WAS contemplating Chile but have come to realize that it is simply too expensive to travel and get reasonable accommodations. Also, too much time in the air...
I am now thinking that Bolivia might be a good destination. We are not high-velocity travellers and would like to spend 7 weeks from (roughly) mid January to mid March in about a dozen different locations in Bolivia, some for as long as a week, others for just a few days. Big cities, small cities, villages. Jungle & desert.
If I don't get a sensible itinerary for Bolivia, my wife will too, too likely drag us off to some dank part of southeast Asia, so any help would be appreciated. If you had to pick 5 or 10 places to visit in Bolivia, what would they be? Just give me the names of preferred places and I'll do the rest.