Tourist attractions in Bolivia
What to see in Bolivia?
Lake Titicaca, the ciy of La Paz and the surreal Salar de Uyuni are the best known and most visited attractions in Bolivia, but there are also other, less famous hidden gems for those willing to stray from the beaten track: the jungle and pampas in Rurrenabaque, the imponent Sajama peak and the world's highest forest, colonial Sucre, the lavish carnival in Oruro and the still thriving Jesuit Missions in the Chiquitania.
The Top 10 Sights in Bolivia
The ruins of Tiwanaku are found near the south-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca, about 72 km (44 miles) west of La Paz, Bolivia. Tiwanaku is a recognized World Heritage Site.
9. Torotoro National Park
The National Park Toro Toro is located to the north of Potosi, Bolivia. Among the attractions are the cavern of Huma Jalanta, Huaca Senka. There are tracks of dinosaurs, the Inca ruins of Flame Chaqui and cave paintings.
8. La Paz City
La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia. Altitude of the city ranges from about 4058 meters (13,313 feet) above sea level in El Alto (where the airport is located) to 3100 meters (10,170 feet) in the lower residential area. It is the highest national capital in the world.
7. Silver Mines of Potosí
One of the main tourist attractions of Potosi in Bolivia is the Cerro Rico. From the depths of this amazing mountain, huge amounts of silver have been extracted since 1545.
6. Jesuit Missions
The Jesuit missions in Bolivia have remained intact and even after hundreds of years they continue to marvel the visitors. They are located on the eastern lowlands of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at about 6 hours from the city.
5. Oruro Carnival
The Carnival of Oruro is held as a sign of devotion to the Virgin of Socavon. The Carnival of Oruro is one of the largest cultural events and festivities in Bolivia and Latin America.
4. Sajama National Park
The National Park Sajama is located to the Northwest of Oruro, Bolivia. Features the imposing snow covered Sajama mountain, altoandinas lagoons, thermal water and andinism routes.
3. 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.
2. Madidi National Park
The National Park Madidi is located to the Northeast of La Paz, Bolivia. Madidi is the protected area with the most diversity of flora: 5,000 to 6,000 species.