Welcome to Bolivia Tourism. This landlocked country in South America is one of the highest and most remote countries on Earth. It is a country of great beauty and stunning landscapes.
The Capital of Bolivia, La Paz is the number one tourist destination and areas like the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world, and Lake Titicaca, shared with Peru, offer great opportunities for a once in a lifetime vacation.
Its people is a mix of cultures where the indigenous population is a vast majority.
La Paz Bolivia is the world's tallest capital city
This is the highest capital in the world at about 4100 meters and it is your first stop arriving to this wonderful country. The city located on a valley surrounded by snowcapped peaks, is a vast metropolis offering many attractions, among them varied cuisine, from local to Indian and Middle Eastern.
Accommodations for all budgets abound in La Paz and its surroundings. And above all for tourists it is an inexpensive city compared to many other World Capitals.
La Paz is the administrative capital of the country, while Sucre is the constitutional capital.
Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca between Peru and Bolivia
The largest lake in South America is shared by Peru and Bolivia. My granddaughter on her South American trip crossed the lake as a mean of transportation from Bolivia to Peru.
It is, perhaps, the cradle of many indigenous civilizations of South America. Copacabana is a famous resort on its shores visited by both tourists and locals.
Tiwanaku on the shores of Lake Titicaca
Also known as Tihuanaco, this important precursor of the Inca Empire is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Titicaca. Between the 7th and 9th centuries it was a huge urban center home to almost 30,000 inhabitants, being one of the most important urban centers in South America at the time.
Only a small part has been excavated of one of the greatest megalithic architectural achievements of Pre-Inca South America. Today it is one of the Top Bolivia Attractions.
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is one of the Natural Wonders of the World
This is in my opinion the highlight of a trip to Bolivia. You may feel like an astronaut that just landed on the moon or any remote planet. The landscapes are awesome. It is one of the Wonders of the World
These salt flats are the largest in the world. This area of about 10,000 Sq. Km were formed by a pre-historic lake that dried. Bright white stretching as far as the eye can see, contrasting with the deep blue skies, is such magical scenery that simply doesn’t look real.
The surroundings are wonder lagoons in many colors, pink flamingoes and unique wildlife accompanied by volcanoes, geysers, colored mountains.
Salar the Uyuni is a most visit destination for adults and children when visiting Bolivia.
Yungas the World's Most Dangerous Road
It is known as the world’s Most Dangerous Road it runs from La Paz to Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest in the north of the country.
The road climbs to about 4,600 meters before descending to 1,200 meters reaching the town of Coroico. Although extremely dangerous, it has become a favorite among bikers that love the 65 Km long ride downhill.
Coroico a peaceful and picturesque town in Bolivia
At the end of the World’s Most Dangerous Road is located Coroico set amongst bananas and oranges groves. This is a place to relax, in the middle of your sometimes-difficult Bolivia Tourism adventure.
The scenery is awe inspiring and stopping here for a few days is highly recommended
Sorata on the Cordillera Real in Bolivia
This town on the slopes of the Andes Mountains is like a station for those that want to climb the Cordillera Real in the high plains or Altiplano. Six of the peaks are over 2,200 meters.
It is located between La Paz and Lake Titicaca and hikers come to Sorata to plan for their mountain hikes.
Cerro Rico in Bolivia South America
Meaning the Rich Mountain, it towers over the city of Potosi which once held the amounts of silver that attracted the Spanish Conquistadors to Bolivia.
Visitors may still see how tin is till mined from Cerro Rico while taking a tour as well as a visit to Casa de La Moneda, today a museum that once housed the Royal Mint.
Madidi National Park in Bolivia
With a size of 18,000 Sq. Km is one of the most biological diverse parks in the world. It stretches from the Andes to the Amazon rainforest.
By visiting this park, you may spot the Titi Monkey, found nowhere else in the world; a jaguar and a giant otter. It is also heaven for birdwatchers for the enormous amount of bird species in the park.
The city of Sucre is the Constitutional Capital of
It is also called Charcas, La Plata and Chiquisaca, earning the name of The City of Four names. This constitutional capital of Bolivia was founded in the 1,500s by the Spaniards.
Today it offers a glimpse of aristocratic Bolivia on the 16th century. It has many important historical sites worth visiting. They are La Casa de la Libertad, where Simon Bolivar wrote the Bolivian Constitutions and also Bolivia’s National Library featuring documents dating to the 1,500s.
The Pampas in Bolivia's Amazon Rainforest
This is on the top of the list for many Bolivia travelers, a trip to the Amazon area to see the largest amount of wildlife in South America.
Most people think of Brazil when thinking of a visit to the Amazon basin, but the truth is it can be visited from Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador as well.
The jungle tours that start in Rurreranbeque are reached either by a 20-hour bus ride, which I do not recommend, or on a 45 minutes flight from la Paz.
If seeing wildlife is your goal, you will see plenty of alligators, crocodiles, pink dolphins, monkeys, turtles or perhaps the largest snake in the world.
Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia
It is located on the Bolivian side of this highest navigable lake in the world, sits this charming small town.
They offer hiking tours along the shores in order to see the lake in different perspectives.
A boat trip to one of the islands in the middle of Lake Titicaca is one of the most popular ways to experience it.
Dance of La Diablada in the Oruro Carnival in Bolivia
Just before Ash Wednesday, the city of Oruro hosts the Carnaval de Oruro, one of the most important folkloric and cultural events in South America.
It features around 10,000 musicians, 28,000 dancers. As opposed to The Rio Carnival where a new theme is chosen every day, the Carnaval de Oruro always starts with the Diablada or devil dance. This is a real example of Pre Columbian-artistic expressions.
Bolivia Flag Description
The national flag of Bolivia was originally adopted in 1851. The state flag and ensign (and war flag) is a horizontal tricolor of red, yellow and green with the Bolivian coat of arms in the center. According to one source, the red stands for Bolivia's brave soldiers, while the green symbolizes fertility and yellow the nation's mineral deposits.
Map of Bolivia and its neighbors in South America
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la paz by 123rf
isla del sol n/a
tiwanaku by piere leclercq
slar by luca galuzzi
yungas by hph
coroico by vaguti
cerro rico by rodoluca
sucre by murray boubister
diablada by parme 82sw
copacabana by christopher crouzet
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