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What to see in Bolivia

Bolivia Attractions


High-up and remote, in many ways Bolivia feels like a time capsule, an ancient country determinedly maintaining its many indigenous cultures. This, combined with the biodiversity and natural beauty, explains the enduring allure of Bolivia.

Bolivia's top tourist attractions include the serene, high-altitude loveliness of Lake Titicaca and the nearby ancient ruins of Tiwanaku, a city pre-dating the Inca Empire; the breathtaking Salar de Uyuni, the largest expanse of salt flats in the world and a truly otherworldly destination; the charming colonial town of Sucre, founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and still bursting with historic buildings; the Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, full of harsh, weird landscapes found nowhere else on Earth; the terror-inducing Yungus Road, 'celebrated' as the most dangerous road in the world and a playground for brave mountain bikers; and the Bolivian share of the glorious Amazon jungle, best explored in the Madidi National Park, or accessed from the town of Rurrenabaque.

Travellers need to be aware that although Bolivia packs a sightseeing punch, the country can be difficult to get around and tourist infrastructure is not always of a good standard. Travel itineraries should be planned with this in mind: exploring one or two interesting regions leisurely is generally preferable to trying to explore the whole country in a rush.


Coroico

Coroico is a popular weekend break for La Paz locals and a welcome low altitude chill-out spot for visitors. The trip…

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Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque is one of the main starting points for holidaymakers planning an eco-tour to the Amazonian pampas and jungle.…

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Salar de Uyuni

Covering an area of 4,680 square miles (12,121 sq km), the Salar is the world's largest salt desert, set at an elevation…

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Tupiza

This little mining town in the Potosi department may not be an attraction in itself, but it serves as a popular base…

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Yungas Road

Not an attraction for the faint of heart, the dangerous Yungas Road, which has been dubbed the 'El Camino de la Muerte'…

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G.A.P. Adventures

Tour operator G.A.P Adventures has for the past 14 years specialised in unique, small group, grassroots adventure travel experiences in the world's most wild places, going off the beaten track into the heart of the destination to meet the locals who call it home. G.A.P. Adventures offers several expeditions to the Bolivian Amazon and Andes.

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Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel, one of the world's leading suppliers of small group adventures, focuses on getting off the beaten track, interacting with the locals and having real life experiences throughout Bolivia.

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