What to see in Bolivia
Home to ancient indigenous tribes and spellbinding biodiversity, Bolivia offers the thrill of the unbeaten track. Adventurous travellers will come alive in the country's wilderness, which has something for every bent. Indeed, visitors can brave the Amazon Basin's sticky heat, explore parched desert, or scale rugged mountains, packing coca leaves to remedy altitude sickness.
Lake Titicaca is a must for nature lovers. So too is the breath-taking Salar de Uyuni: the world's largest salt flat. The Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve is full of otherworldly landscapes.
History buffs will enjoy the Spanish colonial town of Sucre, and exposure to the country's tribes, who still live as they have for centuries. The terror-inducing Yungus Road is another of the destination's gems, and is known as the world's most dangerous road.
On a cautionary note, travellers should plan their itineraries with Bolivia's lack of infrastructure in mind. Tourists generally have a richer experience by visiting one or two interesting regions, instead of trying to see more in a single trip.
Coroico is a relaxing, low-altitude spot where visitors can escape frigid highland nights. The trip from La Paz traverses the Yungas Road, which makes for a photogenic and adrenalin-charged entrance…
Rurrenabaque is one of the main starting points for eco-tours to the Amazonian jungle and pampas. Perched between the surrounding jungle and the River Beni, this little frontier settlement is the loveliest…
Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat, which exists courtesy of a prehistoric lake that went dry. This region is one of Bolivia's most spectacular natural attractions, and is a photographer's…
Located in Potosi Department, Tupiza mining town serves as a popular base for tours of nearby San Vicente, which is the region's major drawcard. San Vicente's 'Wild West' history features Butch Cassidy…
Yungas Road is not an attraction for the faint of heart. Dubbed the 'El Camino de la Muerte' (Road of Death), it stretches between La Paz and Coroica and claimed 200 to 300 lives every year until 1994.…
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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.
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.