Amazon Jungle Adventure
The Amazonia comprises the tropical rainforest of the Amazon basin. This Amazonian jungle is the largest tropical forest in the world. The Bolivian Amazon jungle makes up approximately 35% of the national territory with areas of natural forest with abundant biodiversity. Among the most important destinations of the area we have Madidi National Park and the Municipal Reserve of Pampas of Yacuma River. You can access to these adventure destinations of ‘Jungle and Pampas’ through the town of Rurrenabaque which is 50 minutes away from La Paz by plane.Enquiry
Salar de Uyuni
Bolivia is a fascinating country to be visited on 4wd expeditions. The largest destinations known by their tough routes and spectacular scenery are Sajama National Park and Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve. Sajama Park houses the highest peak in Bolivia: Sajama. The park also offers hot waters, mountaineering routes, queñua forests and several archaeological sites such as polychromatic ‘chullpas’ (Funerary Tombs) from the Inca era.
The Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve contains the beautiful circuit of Lagunas Altonandinas (High Andean Lagoons), as well as the famous Red and Green Lagoons. Its deserts show a mixture of colors that impact the observers. This reserve is part of the Uyuni Salt Flat circuit and ‘intersalar route’.Enquiry
Cordillera de los Andes
Trekking and Climbing
Bolivia is an ideal country for mountain and trekking activities. The Andean Cordillera and its branches crossing through the country offer experienced and novice thrill seekers the possibility of defying increasingly their skills. The most visited mountains are the following:- Illimani, Mururata, Condoriri, Huayna Potosí, in Cordillera Real
- Sajama, Pomarape and Parinacota, in Cordillera Occidental (western)
Regarding trekking, Bolivia is part of the great network of Caminos de Inca (Inca treks) or Qhapaq Ñam. One of its most valued routes is the pre-Columbian trek known as Chucura or Choro passing through Cotapata National Park in Los Yungas, La Paz.
The most visited mountain on this cordillera for short treks and panoramic view is Chacaltaya, a defunct ski slope that is located 50 minutes from the city of La Paz.Enquiry
Currently, one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bolivia is the Death Road, also known as ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Road’. The route starts at La Cumbre (Summit) at 4000 meters above sea level and goes down to subtropical areas located at 300 meters.
This route was the main access road to the jungle of Los Yungas, where Coroico is located, and becomes legendary for its extreme danger. Nowadays, it is a fast-track and almost exclusively consolidated as a mountain biking tourist circuit.Enquiry
Carnival in Oruro
Oruro city was founded during the colony as silver mining center in the region of the Urus. Today, it is one of the smallest cities of the country, but it retains its attractive aspect of European design of that period. The most important tourist activity is the Oruro Carnival, declared by UNESCO in 2001 as a ‘Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity’ due to its great religious and cultural value which is shown in the folk dance parade during two days.
One of the most important dances performed at Oruro Carnival is called Diablada (Dance of the Devils) that started in the ancient Andean cult in honor of the being living in the depths of the mines, which subsequently was adapted as ‘the devil’ from the colony.
Gran Poder festivity
It is celebrated in the city of La Paz in May. The most representative dance is morenada, which comes from the surrounding communities of Lake Titicaca.Enquiry
Meet local communities
The topography of Bolivia offers immense possibilities for carrying out tourism activities for all tastes, from Cordillera de los Andes to the Amazonian region; it offers you the possibility of doing any type of tourism activity ranging from great adventures through the mountains to trekking on agricultural land of local communities. This is the way to get to know Bolivia "from inside"; learning about the local life both in the capital cities and in the indigenous communities. Experience tours within museums and archaeological sites reveling ancient cultures surrounded by the most impressive national parks and natural reserves that house an enormous amount of biodiversity.
The following are the most visited communities:
- San Miguel del Bala offers ecologic lodges in Madidi National Park, in the middle of the Bolivian Amazon.
- Red de Hoteles Tayka, in Uyuni Salt Flat and Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve
- Tomarapi offers an eco-lodge in Sajama National Park.
- Red Apthapi has lodges at Isla del Sol and experiential tourism routes at Isla de la Luna and Copacabana.
Surrounded by mystical Lake Titicaca
- Isla Pariti houses a museum with fine ceramic pieces from Tiwanaku culture. The most representative piece is called El Señor de los Patos (the Lord of the Ducks) which is known for its perfection and artistic quality compared with pieces of the Roman Empire or creations of Leonardo Da Vinci.