Places You Need to See in Bolivia

Bolivia is a country in central South America, home to different natural wonders. From the pristine waters of Lake Titicaca to the massive expanse of Salar de Uyuni, you’ll be in for an adventure of the lifetime. Here’s a list of the top destinations of Bolivia.

SALAR DE UYUNI

Salar de Uyuni is the most popular attraction for the country of Bolivia and it is also one of the 7 Natural Wonders of South America. It is an enormous salt flat located in the southwest part of the country. It is near the crest of the Andes and it’s at an elevation of 11,995 feet (3,656 m) above sea level. It is also home to numerous pink flamingos.

TIWANAKU

Tiwanaku, otherwise called Tiahuanaco or Tiahuanacu, is an archaeological site in Western Bolivia from the Pre-Columbian territory. It is said to have been developed as early as 1500 BC and is additionally speculated that the area was once a moral and cosmological center for pilgrimages.

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CAL ORCK’O

Cal Orck’o is a place 5 kilometers away from Sucre, Bolivia where you can find distinct trails and footprints made by eight different dinosaur species. These footprints trace were imprinted on the limestone walls which once were laid horizontally millions of years ago. Parque Cretacico was officially opened in 2006 features 24 life-size dinosaur replicas from which Cal Orck’o can be seen. The site itself was closed off from tourists due to damage to the site, but there are still guided tours available that will take tourists within a few meters of the imprinted wall.

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ISLA INCAHUASI

Isla Incahuasi is situated in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, at an elevation of 3,656 meters. It’s a hilly and rocky outcrop dotted with giant cacti that grow one centimeter per year. It’s also the top of the remains of an ancient submerged volcano in a giant prehistoric lake around 40, 000 years ago. Thus, unusual coral-like structures and deposits, most consist of fossils and algae, can be found all over the place.

COPACABANA

A small town on the southern shores of Lake Titicaca, Copacabana was at one time a fishing village best known for its numerous religious celebrations. Today, an ever-increasing number of tourists are making a trip to explore Isla del Sol and some of its wonders. At 3,800 meters above sea level, Lake Titicaca is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the world. It’s where you can go on a guided tour to two of Bolivia’s most sacred Lake Titicaca islands: Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna. Day trips are offered to these two islands where you can visit ancient Inca sites, watch ladies weave intricate patterns and taste the areas popular trout dishes. 

From exploring sacred pre-Inca sites to trekking a rocky hilltop, Bolivia will never fail to surprise you with its natural wonders and rich culture. Plan your trip now and our travel specialists will create a tailor-fit tour for you. 

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