Torotoro National Park, Potosi
updated: 2019-02-11 08:08:45
The Park is located to the north of Potosi, in the province Charcas, though it is more easily accessible from Cochabamba city. It has a surface of 16,570 hectares (166 km2). It is an authentic paradise for the lovers of geology and paleontology since tracks of large reptiles of the Mesozoic era and deep caverns of carstic origin can be found here. Among the attractions are the extensive cavern of Huma Jalanta, the cavern of Huaca Senka and others. Also, there are tracks of dinosaurs and zones with abundant fossils. Toro Toro harbors the Inca ruins of Flame Chaqui and cave paintings. A particular attraction is the impressive canyon of the Valley of Toro Toro. The altitude varies between 3,600 and 1,900 meters.
The National Park Toro Toro occupies the region of the mesothermic dry valleys north of Potosi. The region is typically mountainous with deep canyons, valleys and waterfalls. 329 species of flora were registered and the existence of 600 species of larger plants is estimated. The typical species of the Forest are the white quebracho tree, thicket and the mountain pine. In the higher parts remainders of quenua thickets exist. There are 49 registered species of fauna, including the taruca or Andean deer, Andean cat or titi, puma, the endemic red front paraba, lorito, endemic tordo in the region. The native population of the Area is of the Charcas origin and the predominant tongue is the Quechua.
Toro Toro National Park is situated among the eastern Andes mountainsin the Northern area of Potosi department in Bolivia, about 140 kilometers to the south of Cochabamba city.
Toro Toro National Park can only be reached by gravel roads and riverbeds. The trip takes approximately seven hours during the dry season and a few hours more during the rainy season when sometimes the roads become completely impassable.
By Public Transportation - Potosi - Cochabamba - Toro Toro
There is no access by road to Toro Toro National Park from Potosi city. From Cochabamba it is possible to take a bus from the corner of Barrientos Avenue and Republica Street.
The roads are paved till Arbieto town. From there on the road is cobbled till Anzaldo and Toro Toro towns. It is important to acquire the bus tickets 1 or 2 days in advance due to the high demand.
Private Transportation Cochabamba - Toro Toro
It is possible to hire private transportation from Cochabamba city to Toro Toro National Park.
It is possible to hire a tour to visit the Toro Toro natural attractions from Cochabamba city.
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