Natural Beauty in Bolivia


Uyuni Salt Flats

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia was formed by the disappearance of an inland ocean that covered most of the Altiplano and extended all the way to the Titicaca lake. It is an extraordinary experience to cross this lake of salt by car.

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Lake Titicaca

The Titicaca Lake is the highest navigable lake in the world with an average height of 3,810 meters above the sea level. The Titicaca Lake is a great tourist attraction for nature lovers. A portion of lake Titicaca belongs to Bolivia and the other one to Peru.

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Green Lagoon

Green lagoon (Laguna Verde) is a high-altitude mineral lake in the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve, known for its beautiful green color.

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Red Lagoon

The Red lagoon (Laguna Colorada) is a shallow lake within the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile. The lake is famous for its strong red colour caused by algae that provide food for large flocks of pink flamingos.

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Rock Tree

The Rock Tree (Árbol de Piedra) is a tree-like rock formation in the Siloli Desert desert that offers great photo opportunities!

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Salvador Dalí desert

is characterized by landscapes that resemble surrealist paintings by Salvador Dalí.The Salvador Dalí Desert (Desierto Salvador Dalí)

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Polques Hot Springs

The Polques hot springs are well-known because of the intense volcanic activity in the area. Early in the morning tourists enjoy a bath in these healing waters.

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Yungas

The Yungas region is found almost three hours from La Paz, Bolivia. The landscape is a combination of green hillsides, precipices, rivers, cascades, and moderate vegetation.

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Chacaltaya

Chacaltaya is the highest skiing area of the world. The Chacaltaya mountain (5,580 meters), is one of the mountains of the Cordillera Real (Royal Mountain range) of the Oriental Andes and it is only at 36 kilometers from La Paz, Bolivia.

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Andean Fauna

The Andean fauna populating the surroundings of the Uyuni Salt Flat and the amazing lagoons is diverse and rich.

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Incahuasi Island

Set on the remains of a volcano, Incahuasi Island, was used as a resting place for the Incas who used to cross the salt flat with llamas.

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Vergel Waterfall

The Vergel waterfall is located just three kilometers to the north from Toro Toro Town and offers to its visitors a contrasting landscape after rocky canyon formations.

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Huayllas Mountain and the Dinosaur footprints

Huallyas Mountain treasures 80 million year old dinosaur footprints and fossils just five minutes away from Toro Toro town by car.

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Umajalanta Cavern

The Umajalanta Cavern is located just 10 kilometers away from Toro Toro town. It is 4600 meters long and offers to its visitors impressive subterranean views of stalagmites and stalactites.

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Itas City

Itas city is a unique place 21 kilometers to the west of Toro Toro town with huge rocky formations whose particular shape resembles a real city.

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Eyes of the Salt Flat (Ojos de Sal)

The eyes of the salt flat are the outlets for subterranean rivers flowing under the Uyuni Salt Flat.

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Amazing Lagoons

Near the Salt Flats of Uyuni, Bolivia several spectacular lagoons amaze the visitors - Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), Laguna Blanca (White Lagoon), Laguna Hedionda (Stinking Lagoon), Laguna Canapa.

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Cañapa Lagoon

Canapa is a salt water lagoon situated in Sud Liez province of the Potosi department, close to the Hedionda (smelly) Lagoon.

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Ramaditas Lagoon

The Ramaditas Lagoon is a sweet water lagoon in Sud Lipez Province of Potosi.

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Shiarkhota Lagoon

The Shiarkhota Lagoon or Chiar Khota is located in Sud Lipez province, Potosi, Bolivia.

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Honda Lagoon

The Honda lagoon is the deepest lagoon, its light blue waters contrast with the highland's earthy colors.

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Siloli Desert

The Siloli Desert is located at the southeast of Potosi city. It's famous mainly for its rock formations like the Arbol de Piedra. It's part of the Atacama desert the driest in the world.

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Island of the Moon

The Island of the Moon (Koati) is located at 7 Km. from the Island of the Sun. The ruins of the Inak Uyu (Palace or Temple of the Moon) are found here.

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Thermal waters and geysers

At about an hour from the Red Lagoon in Bolivia there are several geysers. This endless supply of water is spitted out of the ground at a temperature of 90 C, through fumaroles and cracks through which sometimes even volcanic lava erupts.

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Villa Abecia

On the road to Tarija in Bolivia is Higuerayoc or Abecia Village. This valley is ideal for grapevine production and the bathing results have amazingly clean and pure water which attract a lot of visitors.

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Licancabur Volcano

Guardian of the Verde Lagoon the Licancabur Volcano is very popular among tourists due to its similarity to Mars. The NASA has been making studies about the volcano reason why it captures more attention and interest.

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Tunupa Volcano

The Tunupa Volcano (Volcan Tunupa) is located at the Daniel Campos province in the Oruro department. The volcano has a height of 5432 meters and can be seen from the entire Uyuni Salt Flat. The Tunupa's Volcano area is home of different fauna species like flamencos, ostriches and foxes.

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Ollague Volcano

Ollague let to enjoy a panoramic view of Ascotan and Carcote Salt Flats. The volcano has a crater of 1250 square meters from where displays fumarolic activity, particularly to the south of its summit area but no historical eruptions have been confirmed from Ollague. The volcano also contains a deictic summit lava dome.

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Moon Valley

The Valley of the Moon is located at about 5 kilometers from La Paz, Bolivia. The scenery is formed by rocky formations, which gives an eerie sensation of being on another planet or the moon.

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Illimani

Illimani is the highest peak (6,438 metres or 21,122 ft) in the Cordillera Real (part of the Cordillera Oriental, a subrange of the Andes) of western Bolivia. It lies just south of La Paz at the eastern edge of the Altiplano.

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Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque (or simply Rurre) is a small town (population 15.000) on the banks of the Rio Beni in the Bolivian Amazon Basin. Trips to the jungle in the nearby Madidi National Parkare the main attractions.

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Villa Tunari

Villa Tunari in Tropical Area of Cochabamba is located in the center of Bolivia between the Andes Mountain Range and the lowlands of the Amazon. Enormous ecological diversity is spread all across its rivers and forests.

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Coipasa Lake

Coipasa is Bolivia's second largest salt flat, in the arid but colourful Altiplano of Bolivia, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the city of Oruro, near the Chilean border.

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Municipal Zoo

The Municipal Zoo in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is one of the most complete zoos in this part of South America with a variety of typical fauna of the region.

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Los Espejillos

Los Espejillos is a remote tropical paradise in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. With its sparkling waterfalls and natural pools it is truly a wonder of nature. A series of waterfalls have carved out and filled several deep pools as they cascade downward in step-like fashion, each flowing into the next.

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Boat trip in the Amazon region

The Reina de Enin Ecological Cruiser is a riverboat that navigates on the Mamore River, the largest river in Bolivia, and a tributary of the Amazon River. The cruiser offers 2-6 day tours during which time you will be in close contact with wildlife and nature.

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La Chiquitania

La Chiquitania in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, is a vast and extraordinary territory in which we are able to admire churches of the Jesuit period and where we find wonderful wood carvings and equally beautiful paintings of saints and scenes of religious life.

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Pairumani

Pairumani is located at 21 kilometers from Cochabamba in Bolivia and has an average temperature of 19 C. The Hacienda (farmhouse) of Simon I. Patino, known as the Baron of Tin is found in Pairumani. Pairumani is one of the most attractive places of the central valleys of the area.

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Parque Machia

Parque Machia is located a short walk to the east of Villa Tunari in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The topography presents splendid views of the Andean Cordillera Oriental and of the lowland tropical region. The bountiful wildlife and pleasant breeze make this an ecotourism hot spot.

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Cachimayu

Cachimayu near Sucre, Bolivia is one of the main areas where the Pilcomaya River runs through a populated area. On the riverside there are luxurious and leafy gardens and orchards, and several country homes such as the 'Cabanas Cachimayu' (Cachimayu Cabins).

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Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o)

Cretaceous Park (Cal Orck'o) is definitely one of the most unique attractions in Bolivia. 65 million years ago the site of Sucre's Fancesa cement quarry, six kilometers from the centre, was the place to be for large, scaly dinosaurs.

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Lake Poopo

Lake Poopo is located at 65 kilometers from Oruro in Bolivia, on the route that leads to the neighboring department of Potosi. The biggest attraction is the island of Panza, an ideal place for hunting and fishing.

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La Puerta del Diablo

La Puerta del Diablo (Devil's Door) is located six kilometers from Potosi and presents an interesting geological structure made of red sand-stone, a construction that extends all the way to the entrance of the cave

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Tarapaya Lagoon

Known also as the Inca's Bath, the Tarapaya Lagoon is an extremely famous and constantly visited natural attraction. The lagoon is filled with thermal waters, which give origin to other spring water sites.

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Cachuela Esperanza

Cachuela Esperanza is located 43 km far away from Guayaramerín, the second most important city in Beni. In this zone there is very rich flora, fauna and cattle production. It is also well-known for the production of rubber, chestnut and wood.

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Dinosaur footprints

At 5 kms from the city of Sucre in Bolivia lies Cal Orcko, a giant 80 meters hight and 1.2 kilometers long wall that has petrified footprints of dinosaurs. Cal Orcko is one of the most important pre-historic findings in the world.

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El Palmar Natural Area

Located in Sudanez, El Palmar natural area

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K'atalla (Seven falls)

At only eight kilometers from Sucre in Bolivia, there are several waterfalls of pure, crystalline water, which provide a very picturesque and unique view. In the surrounding areas there are seven waterfalls.

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Icla

The valley of Icla near Sucre, Bolivia has a very pleasant climate. There is a canyon here where the crystal clear and pure waters of the Icla River run through. Amid this beautiful scenery, there is an important deposit of paleontological remains.

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Bramadero

Bramadero or the Refuge of the Mountaom, is located at the bottom of the Mountain of Chataquila, at 35 kilometers from Sucre, the capital of Chuquisaca department in Bolivia. Bramadero has several and very comfortable cabins, which allow visitors to enjoy a very unique view of the entire area.

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Cajamarca

Cajamarca near Sucre, Bolivia, is a piece of the higher portion of the valley, and has several sections of pine trees and kewinas (local species of trees) forest.

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