What to see and visit in your tour through Bolivia
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Bolivia is a country which is located in central-western of South America. It’s considered the most multi-ethnic country of all Latin America since its indigenous population is over 50%. Besides all that indigenous authenticity, there is a great diversity of natural landscapes that are absolutely spectacular.
What to see in Bolivia
Among its many wonders to see, the most important cities of Bolivia, La Paz and Sucre, the former the administrative capital and the latter the authentic capital. Each one is totally different from the other but with a clear tradition of the country.
The largest city in Bolivia, however, it is not its capital, although it concentrates the executive and legislative powers of the country. It is characterized by being at more than 3200 meters high to reach the 4000 meters in the highest area. One of the most populated cities at such altitude. Among the most visited of this city we have:
Murillo Square, the most important meeting place in Bolivia.
San Francisco Square, where you can also see the oldest temple in the city, the Basilica of San Francisco and whose baroque style mestizo area has a special charm.
The Brujas Market, a place where you can buy the most typical of Bolivia like the typical amulet, based on fetuses of dissected llamas that according to local beliefs, it attracts luck.
Sucre, the natural capital
The city is at a much lower altitude than La Paz and its climate is much more temperate, which makes it in one of the most pleasant Bolivian cities. It is a typical colonial city with its white walls. What to see in Sucre:
The House of Liberty, the place where the declaration of independence was signed as a Republic of Bolivia.
The Recoleta, one of the highest points of the city and where you can enjoy the best views.
What to visit in Bolivia
Besides its beautiful cities, you cannot leave without visiting its most impressive naturals from Bolivia, where you can also find many traces of past civilizations.
The Titicaca Lake
It is the highest navigable lake in the world, since it is 3800 meters above the sea. Its waters are shared between Bolivia and Peru and hide great stories from the past.
Legend says that in this island is where the Inca Empire was born, but there are many cultures that have long settled on its shores.
It is the main port of the Lake on the Bolivian side and city of great tourist attraction for its religious festivities and for its typical houses, characteristic for their red roofs.
The mines of Potosí
In the mountain at 4000 meters high we find thousands of tunnels that supplied silver to the Spanish empire and all of Europe during the time of the conquest of America. Nowadays, the mines continue to operate and they are the basis of the local economy.
Salar de Uyuni
It is one of the main reasons why tourists travel to Bolivia. It is a salt desert of more than one million hectares at an approximate height of 3650 meters above sea level, characteristics that make it unique. To access the Salt flat, the routes depart from San Pedro de Atacama, in Chile or from Uyuni, Bolivia. The sunrise over the piles of salt is a unique natural spectacle for which it is worth getting up early to visit.
Tours of Bolivia
To be able to visit all the hidden corners of the wonderful Bolivia, the tours are the best option. Enjoying every detail and letting yourself go.
Madidi National Park
It is one of the most important jungle regions in the world where thousands of species of plants and animals live, even experts say there are many species that have not yet been discovered.
There´s a 3-day tour to get into the wild jungle full of surprises and to enjoy the nights in contact with nature. Leaving at 8:30 in the morning from Rurrenabaque and returning three days later at 4:00 in the afternoon to arrive at the starting point.
National Reserve of Pampas
It´s a natural experience where you can enjoy the Andean fauna and flora of Ayacucho, being three days in the authentic Bolivian nature. Leaving at 8:30 in the morning from Rurrenabaque and returning three days later at 4:00 in the afternoon to arrive at the starting point.
Salar de Uyuni
Four days to enjoy the spectacular lunar landscape of the largest salt flat in the world. It´s the Bolivian tour par excellence. The salt flat can be visited from Uyuni and includes the landscapes of the Andean plateau formed by snow-capped mountains, colored lagoons, geysers and even flamingos.
First day: Departing by mini bus from Uyuni and stopping at the Blanca and Verde lagoons to the Salvador Dali desert, the landscape is extraordinary worthy of a work of art by the painter. Then we will continue to the Polque hot springs where you can take a bath with the thermal waters.
Second day: Departing for the Valle de las Rocas at 8:00 am, we follow the route passing through the lagoons Vinto and Kanal, and then we will arrive at the hotel to rest.
Third Day: Very early the adventure begins towards the salt flat, you will be able to enjoy the splendor of the sunrise, when you get to Inca Huasi Island you will be able to see the cactus landscapes, from there the next stop is at the eyes of the salt flat which are small holes of water in the soil that give a peculiar shape to the landscape. Finally, getting back to Uyuni where the tour ends.
Weather in Bolivia
The geography of this country is quite varied, just as its climate goes from tropical to Amazonian, temperate in valleys and cold to high altitudes. For this reason it is advisable you inform yourself, when packing, about the temperature you are going to have in your destinations.