Umajalanta Cavern, Potosi
Umajalanta Cavern is one of the most visited natural attractions in the Toro Toro National Park. The cavern is located just 10 kilometers away from Toro Toro town. This amazing cavern offers particularly beautiful views.
The Umajalanta Cavern is 4600 meters long. The majestic entrance is approximately 20 meters high and 30 meters wide, the cavern structure is formed by calcareous rock, sandstone and plaster.
A river runs through the heart of Umajalanta Cavern, disappearing in the darkness. This unusual place offers to its visitors impressive subterranean views of stalagmites and stalactites.
Umajalanta is a Quechua word that means: water lost in the darkness of the deepest earth. The cavern is formed by huge bolts and galleries united by narrow paths. The interior of Umajalanta acquires fanciful shapes named: the concert hall, the virgin and child hall, the weeping willow and the Christmas tree. These create a path of amazing and ancient rock spectacles that lead to the biggest hall that houses a small lagoon or spring inhabitated by blind silver fish. Umajalanta Cavern is without any doubt a destination not to be missed in the Toro Toro National Park.
Located to the west of Toro Toro town, it is possible to get to this amazing natural attraction hiring a local guide or booking a complete 2 days 1 night tour of the Toro Toro area.
The distance is approximately 10 kilometers from the town; it is highly recommended to get there by car 4x4 but is also possible to take a long trek.
- Not advisable for claustrophobic peolple.
- It is possible to rent helmets and flashlights in town.
- Touching the stalagmites and stalactites is forbidden.
All visitors must register in the Toro Toro Tourism office located in the town main square to buy the Toro Toro National Park entrance ticket (Nationals: Bs. 20, Foreigners: Bs. 30)