Attractions from Bolivia


Alto Madidi National Park

The delta of the river Madidi is home to one of the most intact eco systems in South America. The national park covers a huge tract of rain forest and mountains at an altitude of more than 5000 metres. There are more than a thousand species of birds in the park, which is hailed as one of the best places in South America to observe the wildlife of the rain forest.


Copacabana is a sunny city on the Southern shore of the lake Titicaca near the Peruvian border. It serves as a natural base for those who come to see Lake Titicaca and Peru. It has a nice beach on the lake and is the main port for boats to the islands.


Located in the North Eastern corner of the country, on the banks of the river Mamoré, Guayaramerin is Bolivia's back door to Brazil. The city used to be isolated to the point that it could only be reached by plane or riverboat, but there is now a road connecting it with the world. The area is great for sailing through the dense and impressive jungle.

Isla de la Luna

Smaller than the Isla del Sol, the 'Island of the Moon' is equally beautiful. According to the legend, this was where the maidens of the sun had their home.

Isla del Sol

The 'Island of the Sun' has an important place in Inca legend. You will find a number of ancient ruins on this beautiful island, which the Incas believed to be the birthplace of several important persons and objects, such as the sun. The natural scenery is stunning, and many people go and spend a night or two on the island.

Laguna Colorada

This captivating lake is found in a treeless landscape in the south-western part of the Bolivian highlands. Bird enthusiasts will be especially thrilled here, as one of the attractions of the area is the rare James' flamingo that lives around the lake. All in all, this is an incredibly beautiful area, which is well worth a visit.

Laguna Verde

In the very South West corner of Bolivia, at 5000 metres, we find Laguna Verde ('the green lake'). The backdrop to this gorgeous blue-green lake is the 5930 metre Volcán Licancabu. The top of the mountain shelters an ancient Inca crypt, and the tale goes that young Inca men would be forced to march naked to the crypt where they would freeze to death as sacrifices to the gods.


Rurrenabaque's tongue twisting name is commonly abbreviated to Rurre. It is one of the most beautiful villages in the lowlands. Many travellers come here for the surrounding rain forest and prolific wildlife. Furthermore, the town is known for the unforgettable jungle sunset through the mist over the river Beni at full moon.

The area around The Yungas

Located to the North East of La Paz, The Yungas is characterised by steep cliffs covered with woodland and interspersed with hazy cloud-filled ravines. The cliffs form a natural transition between the cold heights and the Amazon rain forest. The Yungas is an area of extraordinary beauty not to be missed.

The Chacaltaya area

Chacaltaya is the highest skiing resort in the world at 5200 metres. It is only 35 km from La Paz, and there is no shortage of tour operators to take you there. If you hike to the top of the mountain at an altitude of 5395 metres, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the surrounding Andean peaks.

The Salar De Uyuni area

Salar De Uyuni is situated 3650 metres above sea level. The area is basically a vast 12,000 sq km saltpan. It was once part of a prehistoric salt lake that covered most of the south-western part of Bolivia. Despite containing more than 10 billion tonnes of fine salt, the only users are the local Indians.

The Tupiza area

Tupiza is the place to go if you like desert landscapes. This beautiful area boasts mountain ranges, narrow ravines, crystalline rivers, and forests of cacti. The city of Tupiza is not very old but has many cultural sights nevertheless. It is situated on the river of the same name.



This city enjoys a warm, sunny climate with plenty of opportunities to unwind and enjoy the scenery. Almost since its foundation in 1574, it has been the country's largest producer of grain, as the area is blessed with good, fertile land. If you want to learn Spanish, Cochabamba is the ideal place with a lot of private teachers who will give lessons for a week or two.

La Paz


La Paz is home to quite a few interesting local markets filled with strange objects and experiences for shoppers and passers-by. If you stroll around markets like the Mercado de Hechicera (The Witches' Market) and Mercado Negro (Black Market) you'll find everything from herbs and spices to clothes and household items. Remember to haggle, and don't carry to many valuables.


Oruro is the only larger town in Bolivia that lies this high. The town lays in the hight of 3700m. there are 190.000 inhabitants in Oruro. 90% is indians. Because of the hight, it can get very cold and windy. Warm clothes is recommended.

Santa Cruz de La Sierra

Santa Cruz

The second largest city in Bolivia, Santa Cruz, is a big urban centre perched on the edge of the wilderness. It used to be a small isolated agricultural town, but has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and now has 800,000 inhabitants. The city is known for its sugar, rice, cotton, and soy beans.



Sorata is the well-known home to some of the most fascinating natural scenery in Bolivia. It is a small, quiet town at 2700 metres above the sea. The town is nestled in a small valley with views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks. It attracts a fair number of travellers, and many of them choose to hike the ten kilometres to Gruta de San Pedre to see the area's caves and underground lakes.



Sucre is Bolivia's second capital (along with La Paz). Even though La Paz has gained more and more power, Sucre is still the home of such institutions as the Supreme Court. In colonial days the city was of supreme importance in the South, and became the venue for the Declaration of Independence in 1825 and the naming of the new republic after its liberator Simon Bolivar.



Uyuni is the largest and most important town in Southwest Bolivia. A sight not to be missed is a locomotive complete with carriages that looks as though it stopped in the middle of the desert. Uyuni is a desert town, and as such it can get quite cold and windy. It is a place to experience first hand the untamed elements of nature.

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