Nov 1, 2013|
10 Best Travel Destinations in Bolivia
Bolivia, one of the most secluded places on Earth, is an excellent destination to travel to, as it is rich in multi-ethnic cultures, beautiful landscapes, and adventure-filled locales. Here are 10 best travel destinations in Bolivia, according to guest writer Victoria Armstrong of Travel N Camping Info.
#1. Salar de Uyuni
First on our list of 10 Best Travel Destinations in Bolivia are the stunning Uyuni Salt Flats, one of the must-see spots in the country. One of the most famous sites in Bolivia, salt flats spread across 4000 square miles of land, making this area the flattest place in the world. These salt flats were the remnants of a prehistoric lake in this region. This particular landscape of bright-white salt takes the form of a giant mirror, often reflecting the sky above. Save an afternoon for this visit, as you will want plenty of time to marvel at and take pictures of the white salt, rock formations, and cacti-studded islands. Read more: Uyuni Salt Flats
#2. La Paz
Next on our list of 10 Best Travel Destinations in Bolivia is the city of La Paz. This ancient administrative Bolivian capital never fails to attract tourists, as it is the “de facto” capital with an array of closely-packed homes, colonial architecture, and dramatic mountain peaks in the distance. This city rests on the Andes’ Altiplano plateau, high above sea level. With a striking setting like La Paz, make sure to ride the aerial cable car to experience the spectacular views you won’t be able to see anywhere else. Read more: Top 5 Things to Do in La Paz, Bolivia
#3. Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, is without a doubt one of the 10 best travel destinations in Bolivia. You can visit the floating islands of Uros, to see where indigenous people living on floating, handmade reed islands. Or spend the night on the Island of the Sun, an important Inca site and now a tranquil farming village. Or stay in a resort in Puno, on the Peruvian shore. Anything you choose will make for a fantastic visit, especially with the beautiful blue water shimmering beneath you. Read more: Lake Titicaca Cruises
Sucre, is located in the southern highlands of Bolivia. Known as the constitutional capital of Bolivia, it has been named “The City of Four Names,” as it as infamous for obtaining multiple nicknames. The Spanish founded this capital during the 1500s and 16th-century. Spend your day exploring the city and gazing at the still preserved colonial architecture that floods the city.
#5. Amazon Jungle
Did you know that the Amazon Rainforest basin spills into parts of Bolivia? Well, it does! In fact, the Amazon is a rich region full of tranquil, virgin forests. Much of this region is relatively unexplored, making it the perfect, peaceful place for you to wander.
#6. Cerro Rico, Potosi
The city of Potosi holds the rich mountain known as the Cerro Rico. Cerro Rico is remembered as the mountain that lured the Spanish to come after its silver. Currently, tin is mined due to the deprivation of silver that was lost long ago. Take a tour of the mines while you’re here, and for a more cautious outing, visit the Mint Museum and the many other colonial highlights.
#7. Madidi National Park
Madidi National Park starts in the Andes and stretches it’s territorial region all the way to the Amazon. Spread across an area of 7000 square miles, this biological park is extremely popular among tourists. Keep your eyes open and you may even spot a jaguar, titi monkeys, bird species, or the giant otters that call this forest their home.
#8. Yungas Road
Feeling adventurous? Take a mountain bike ride along Yungas Road, the world’s most dangerous road and one of the most popular attractions in Bolivia. Yungas Road runs from La Paz to the exotic Amazon rainforest in Bolivia. Though not for vehicle travel, this road remains one among the top 10 places of tourist attractions of Bolivia.
The ruins of Tiwanaku, which belonged to the Tiwanaku people, the major precursor of the Inca Empire, are on the southeastern banks of Lake Titicaca. This impressive archeological site is among the ancient cities in the world and is worth a visit.
This sleepy town on the outskirts of La Paz is perfect for those who wish to hike over the Cordillera Mountains. It’s a great “base camp” for hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.
About the Author
Victoria Armstrong writes for www.travelncampinginfo.com. Travel N Camping Info provides travel and camping information, tips and news for a wonderful vacation. You can also get information on various travel destination, camping tips, travel essentials, accessories, vacation planning tips, resorts and hotels, and much more.
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