Bolivia Things to Do

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Bolivia Things to Do

  • Valle De La Luna

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    La Paz Things to Do

    The Valley of the Moon and the whole area around is pretty spectacular and so peaceful compared to La Paz itself. There is a new camping site just opened along the road - with amazing views, brand new toilets and showers, cool outdoor kitchen and hammocks with a pretty special view down the valley. We went trekking to the Devil's Molar nearby and...

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  • Plaza Murillo

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    La Paz Things to Do

    Plaza Murillo is the city’s main square, named after Pedro Domingo Murillo, a Bolivian freedom fighter. There is a 3 meter high monument of the hero in the centre of the square, on the same spot where he was hung in 1810. Plaza Murillo is surrounded by some of La Paz's most famous buildings; the Cathedral (read my other tips) from 1835, 'Palacio de...

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  • La Paz Downtown

    La Paz Things to Do

    The Witch’s Market is the place to buy good luck charms, make wishes, or create a spell. An object representing what you wish for would be accompanied by animal, vegetable and mineral offerings, which you can buy at this market. A mineral might be as simple as a piece of tinfoil, and vegetables could be herbs or coca leaves. For an animal, this...

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  • Museums

    La Paz Things to Do

    Calle Jaen is a small street with several old colonial buildings from the 18th century. Four of the buildings are now converted into museums with different themes; ’Museo Costumbrista Juan de Vargas’, ’Museo Historico del Litoral’, ’Museo de Metales Preciosos Precolombianos’, and ’Museo Casa de Murillo’... 'Museo Costumbrista Juan de Vargas'...

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  • Iglesia San Francisco

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    La Paz Things to Do

    Construction on the original San Francisco Church began on this site in 1548, one year before the founding of La Paz. The church collapsed under the weight of snow in 1610 and was reconstructed in 1784. (Sacred Destinations) It is quite beautiful inside but unfortunately photography (flash or no-flash) is not permitted. Opening hours: Mon-Sat...

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  • Mercados

    La Paz Things to Do

    La Paz is a magical city – but a couple of streets are properly more magical than the rest of the city… It is the 'Mercado de Hechiceria', the witches' market! A bizarre place, must be a wonderland for healers, shamans, fortune-tellers, and other spiritual people... The streets are filled with stalls selling the strangest stuff I have ever seen......

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  • Tiwanaku

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    La Paz Things to Do

    Tiwanaku is Bolivia’s most important archaeological site. It was the administrative and religious capital of the pre-Incan Tiwanaku civilization, which flourished for over 500 years. Some people settled here much earlier, but Tiwanaku was thriving by 300 AD. At its height, it may have had a population of 60,000. They developed an efficient system...

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  • Road To Coroico

    La Paz Things to Do

    Picture the scene, 4700, above sea level, 7.30am, it is freezing. You are about to decend to 1400m over the next few hours, biking down a road that is steep, loose gravel, and has a 600m vertical drop to the left hand side. You will go through snow capped peaks, into cloud forest, into virtual rainforest. There are risks, 11 bikers have died...

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  • Salar de Uyuni

    Didnt know anything of this place or heard of it, but it sounded great on our itinerary - and talk about an amazing place - its like the size of Lake Titicaca but salt!we drove for miles - to get to Fish Island - with amazing cactii all over it, had lunch, walked up over the island and headed off again. Where we stayed in a hostel made of salt up...

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  • Carnival of Oruro

    If you are at the right time in Bolivia don´t miss the Carnival of Oruro, it is amacing! Held before Ash Wednesday, the next one at the 1. and 2. of march 2014. Reserve your accomodation well in advance and be prepared for rain.

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  • PONCE STELA

    Near Lake titicaca the ruins of Kalasasaya Temple can be found, among which stands the statue of Ponce Stela, believed to be a mythical creature. Tiwanaku culture existed 1500 years ago mainly in Peru but stretched over the border to present day Bolivia.

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  • GATE OF THE SUN

    This gate is located near Lake Titicaca and is carved from one solid piece of rock weighing an estimated 10 tons. It is thought to be at least 1500 years old and part of the Tiwanaku culture that was found in Peru and parts of Bolivia. The figure in the centre of the lintel may be the sun god or the Inca god, Viracocha, which in turn is surrounded...

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  • Birds! What a place to Bird!!!!

    I guess the hunters and fishermen already know about Bolivia, because that's all I met o the airplane when I traveled there on my second trip, in business class. The birders need to wake up. There's a lot of birds here and a lot of rural, unspoiled scenery. With a bird list of around 1,400 species and an amazing variety of habitats from Pantanal to...

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  • Getting stuck in the snow with the jeep

    Getting stuck in the snow with your jeep at an altitude of 5000m is a really abd idea - especially when you have no shovel! So we spent more than one hour with shoveling with our hands and feet.....

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  • The Highest Lake of the world (not...

    The crater lake ontop of Licancabur is considered to be the highest lake of the world. Despite beeing frozen most of the time, there is life inside that got into the center of a NASA/UCLA expedition research in 2002 and 2003. (there has been a diving expedition in 1984 already). The lower waterlevels stay above 0 degrees Celcius despite peak...

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  • La Paz

    Bolivia's capital is one of the most liked in South America in part for its setting, within easy view of the Cordillera Real. It's also user friendly and a fun place to spend a few days in between adventures so readily found in Bolivia.

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  • Copacabana

    This all too comfortable city on the shores of Lake Titicaca combines all the infrastructure that makes a tourist town so pleasant and yet somehow manages escape the overkill so present in other such places. By far, the most relaxing place we found in either Bolivia or Peru on our trip.

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  • Biking the Road of Death/ El Camino de...

    If you are a thrill seeker...this is a must! pictures dont do it any justice, you have to actually be there to really get the full effect. I would not recommend this trip for novice bike riders...you will seriously get hurt or die... im pretty good and i still had a tough time with the traveling speed...about 50mph all down hill! the nerves do get...

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  • A REAL ecolodge run by Bolivian...

    If you truly care about conservation and you want a non-cookie cutter tourist experience, I cannot recommend Serere Lodge highly enough.Serere is a private reserve (no other tour operators can go there) about two hours upstream from Rurrenabaque by boat with a handful of lovely new-ish cabanas. It’s a conservation project rather than a tourist...

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  • Relax at Isla del Sol, Bolivia

    This charming Island is a great way to relax and enjoy a few days on the world's highest navigable lake, Lago Titicaca. Here you can enjoy traditional Bolivian villages and local life. See the video at Isla del Sol

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  • 4x4 across the Salar de Uyuni

    Rimmed by snowcapped volcanoes and crowned with a deep blue sky the Salar is a 12,000 sq km expanse of unfathomable blinding white at a nose bleed altitude of 3,660 m. It is up to 120 m deep with the top 10 m being pure salt. Due to the amount of water below and an usual respiration of gases that bubble up, small rims are pushed up forming massive...

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  • Biking Down the World's Most Dangerous...

    Between the barren altiplano capital of La Paz and the verdant Yungas coca capital of Coroico lies one of the most dramatic and deadly roads in the world. Built by the blood and sweat of prisoners during the war with Paraguay in 1932, the Death Road is still the only route that connects Northern Bolivia with the capital. This absurdly narrow road...

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  • Track Snakes in the Pampas of Bolivia

    The Tuichi River meanders into the wildlife packed Pampas, the vast Bolivian grasslands of the Amazon basin near Rurrenabaque. Here the traveler can discover birds, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, sloths, caimans, crocodiles, capybara, river dolphin, anacondas, cobras, and mambas. It is not a comfortable journey but a rewarding one. It is...

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  • Visit an active silver mine at Cerro...

    In 1545, the city of Potosi was built virtually overnight. Over the next twenty years, its population exploded to 100,000 making it by far the largest city in the Americas. By the 17th century it was the largest city in the world at 160,000. It imported everything from basic food supplies and construction material to Persian rugs and Chinese...

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  • La Nuestra Señora de La Paz Cathedral

    Nuestra Señora de La Paz Cathedral was built between 1831 and 1925. In order to accommodate the steep slope that it's built on, the rear entrance is 12 m higher than the front entance on Plaza Murillo. Inside, it has impressive columns and stained glass windows.

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  • Bolivian adventure

    Hi, if you are adventurous go to the Death Road on bike (La Paz-Coroico) one day trip (35-70 USD) book on Illampu street, bring own Goretex and camera...it worth but stay in Coroico for a night in good hotel...The area around Sajama is beautiful (three photogenic volcanoes, lamas, hot springs, vicunas, even flamencos in nearby laguna... in two days...

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  • Sol de Mañana geyser basin

    Sol de Mañana is a real witch's cauldron of a place, with sulphurous fumes and steam rising above bubbling mud pools.

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  • La Reserva de Fauna Andina Eduardo...

    La Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa is a beautiful rugged area of south-west Chile with snow-capped volcanoes, colourful lakes, geysers and weird rock formations. It was made a national reserve in 1973 and covers an area of 7,147 sq km. some of its main features are Laguna Verde, Laguna Colorada, Sol de Mañana, El Valle de Dalí and...

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  • Laguna Colorada

    Laguna Colorada is a predominantly red coloured lake with a white perimeter, at an altitude of 4278m. The red is caused by algae while the white is caused by calcium carbonate. There are flocks of flamingos on the lake.

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  • Laguna Verde

    Laguna Verde is a beautiful green lake at the foot of the volcano Licancabur. It is 4400 m up on the Bolivian Altiplano right next to the border with Chile. The green colour is caused by minerals in the sediment. Around the edges of the lake there is a white crust of calcium carbonate deposits.

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  • Isla de los Pescadores

    Isla de los Pescadores, also known as Isla Inca Huasi or Incahuasi, is a bizarre volcanic island covered with giant cacti, standing incongruously in the middle of the vast salt flat of Salar de Uyuni. There are some basic facilities here for visitors, including toilets, so most expeditions stop here for lunch.

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  • Salar de Uyuni

    Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, covering an area of approximately 10,000 sq km and made up of 10 billion tons of salt. It was formed when the prehistoric Lake Minchin, which covered much of southern Bolivia, dried up. You can drive across it for days, as long as you are in a 4WD vehicle.This is one place where you...

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  • Iglesia de San Lorenzo, Potosi

    Potosi's beautiful Iglesia de San Lorenzo was built between 1728 and 1744. The baroque mestizo portal was carved in stone by indiginous craftsmen.

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  • Casa Real de la Moneda, Potosi

    Potosi's Casa Real de la Moneda was built between 1753 and 1753. It is a beautiful building and once housed Bolivia's royal mint. Now it is a museum displaying, amongst other things, old coins.Opening hours: Tue-Sat 9am-11am & 2.30pm-6.30pm, Sun 9am-12 midday

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  • Compañía de Jesús, Potosi

    La Iglesia y Torre de la Compañía de Jesús were originally built between 1581 and 1599, although most of the current building dates from the eighteenth century. Climb the tower at the Compañía de Jesús for great views over the rooftops of Potosi.There are some interesting metal sculptures of St George and the dragon in the courtyard.

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  • Casa de la Libertad, Sucre

    Sucre's Casa de la Libertad has enormous significance with Bolivians as it was here in 1825 that Bolivia's decalration of independence was signed. It is an interesting museum if you are interested in modern history.Opening hours: Tue-Sat 9am-12 midday & 2.30-7pm, sun 9am-12 middayAdmission: Bs.10

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  • Sucre

    Sucre is the official capital of Bolivia. It's an attractive, colonial city, with a big student population. It was founded in 1538 and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991.It has lots of museums, colonial buildings, churches, bars and restaurants to delight the traveller.

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  • Iglesia de San Francisco, La Paz

    Iglesia de San Francisco is the oldest church in La Paz. The foundation stone for the original San Francisco church was laid here in 1548, a year before the city of La Paz was even founded. The current church building largely dates from 18th century reconstruction.

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  • Museo Casa de Murillo

    This is another of the four Calle Jaén museums which you can visit on the combined ticket for 4 bolivianos. It is the former home of General Murillo, who was hanged by the Spaniards in 1810 for his leading role in the independence movement. It is an attractive 18th century mansion built around a courtyard.

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  • La Paz

    La Paz was founded by the Spanish conquistador Alonso de Mendoza in 1548. It is a very hilly city so you will find yourself constantly walking up and down steep sloping streets. It is the highest national "capital" in the world and its altitude ranges from 3100m to 4058m. I have written "capital" because it now shares that title with Sucre, but the...

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  • Museo de Metales Preciosas...

    La Paz' s Museum of Pre-Columbian precious metals has a pricelss collection of gold and silver coins, jewellery and artifacts.It is one of the four Calle Jaén museums you can visit on a combined ticket for just 4 bolivianos.

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  • Museo del Litoral Boliviano

    Museo del Litoral Boliviano is one of the four Calle Jaén museums which you can visit on a combined ticket for just 4 bolivianos. It focuses on military history with an emphasis on the War of the Pacific with Chile (1879-84).

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  • Palacio Legislativo, La Paz

    La Paz's Palacio Legislativo, also known as the National Congress or government palace, is one of the most imposing buildings you will see in the whole of Latin America.

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  • Presidential Palace, La Paz

    Peru's Presidential Palace is nicknamed the Burnt Palace because of the number of times angry mobs have set fire to it! As recently as 1946 a rioting mob dragged the president out of here and hanged him from a lamppost in front of his palace. Plaza Murillo is actually named after another president who was dragged out and hanged, back in 1810, but...

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  • World's most dangerous Road!

    While you are in La Paz there are several agencies who offer this daily trip. make sure to book it few days before if you really want to do it and don't have mch time. In every Hostel ar other accomodation you go you can surely fond somebody who take care for the reservations. If you know how to ride a byke you shouln't have any problems woth this...

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