Bolivia is a landlocked country located in western-central South America, bordered by Brazil to the north-east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west. A country with great beauty, stunning landscapes and unique attractions, Bolivia is not the easiest of places to travel to, but it stands out as a top notch destination for many reasons, one being the diversity of the landscapes. The highlights of Bolivia are many, but we have chosen five of those that stuck out because of the contrast of all this country has to offer.
La Paz is the capital and the highest capital city in the world, sitting at about 13,400 ft. The city is a great introduction to Bolivia’s diversity, set in a valley by snow-capped peaks. Like any other respectable state capital, La Paz offers anything a traveler or tourists want: top notch cuisine, accommodation of all sizes and prices, lively night life, impressive architecture, crazy traffic and giant markets.
Coroico is located just a few hours away from the capital, perched on a hill in the subtropical Yunga Valley and set amongst oranges and bananas groves. Coroico is the most visited town in the Yungas and it commands an impressive view across forested canyons, mountain peaks and coffee plantations. Because of its small size, the town is a perfect place for relaxation or a stop for the most adventurous before embarking on riding the world’s most dangerous road.
The Pampas are fertile lowlands covering more than 750,000 km in more than one country in South America. Parts of the jungle can also be visited in Peru, Ecuador, Columbia and Bolivia so if seeing wild life while visiting this picturesque country, the Pampas tour is for you. Alligators, crocodiles, turtles, monkeys, pink dolphins and an abundant of bird species, this truly unique place permit travelers to get close and personal with a myriad of wild life.
Copacabana is the main town located in the shore of Lake Titicaca and is one of the must-not-miss destinations when traveling to Bolivia. The blue-turquoise water is the main magnet that attracts tourists there but the hiking trails along the shore, the mountains in the background and the wide variety of activities make of this locations one of the top highlights of your trip.
Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat located in southwest Bolivia near the crest of the Andes, was formed as a result of transformation between several prehistoric lakes. This destination is a world’s wonder. Red and green lagoons, pink flamingos, bizarre rock formations and bright white stretches as far as the eye can see, Salar de Uyuni seem like an out-of-this-world place.