Bolivia Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by angiebabe
  • Things to Do
    by angiebabe
  • Things to Do
    by angiebabe

Bolivia Things to Do

  • Valle De La Luna

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Paz Things to Do

    We had a good look at Valle De La Luna even though we were there for only a couple of hrs. What impressed us most is the silence that is experienced there. It was well worth visiting. Enjoy my photos of the Valley of the Moon. Gerry, the_dutchman

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  • Main Road Tours

    Santa Cruz Things to Do

    In this place you wove the history of Santa Cruz, is the case of the Liberty Street, which was the first to be enlosetada, this marked the beginning of the development of the city". A bit of its history. According to historical data, the September 24 square was founded more than 400 years ago, when Lorenzo Suarez de Figueroa and Gonzalo Soliz of...

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  • Lomas de Arena Natural Desert

    Santa Cruz de la Sierra Things to Do

    Lomas de Arena is a huge natural desert which is surrounded by tropical forests , lagoons and savannahs, its quite difficult to enter as the roads are often flooded and there is a lot of sand on the roads so the safest and best way to visit this attraction is via a local tour operator. A strong 4WD is needed !! We went via the tour operator Nicks...

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  • Excursion

    Rurrenabaque Things to Do

    I boarded the river Beni by canoe, together with many local people. It was very cheap and at the other side there was the village of San Buenaventura where I spent a couple of hours. But I found out that Rurrenabaque is more interesting, therefore I came back. On board there was always a soldier, and then understood that crossing the river was a...

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  • Jesus Penarrieta

    San Borja Things to Do

    Can't yet review this place, because i haven’t travel there yet. However i will be travelling in June, so i'll be posting everything related to my trip to San Borja in this website. more to come.....

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  • Santa Cruz la Vieja

    San José de Chiquitos Things to Do

    It was in this place that Ñuflo de Chaves founded Santa Cruz, but owing to the attacks of the indians he had to move the town to present Santa Cruz. I saw a huge statue of Ñuflo de Chaves and ruins of the Jesuit missions with many explanations. The place is very didactic for the historians.

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  • Plaza Murillo

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Paz Things to Do

    This is one of the main square in La Paz. You will find here the Palacio de Gobierno and several sculptures, being the most important the one devoted to Pedro Domingo Murillo, a patriot who played a key role in Bolivia's independence. But the statue of Murillo, created by an Italian artist in Italy, caused controversy because it seems that the...

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  • Iglesia San Francisco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Museums

    La Paz Things to Do

    The museum exhibits a broad variety of textiles, weavings, male and female clothing from all around the bolivian andes. It is located at a lovely house. I just loved how everything was carefully explained, there are around 7 different rooms, and it includes explanations in both english and spanish. Some people consider it a must-see for weaving...

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  • Mercados

    La Paz Things to Do

    Thanks to a friend I took a bus in downtown and arrived to this original market. Many people were buying coca leaves, what is legal. I noticed that some driver carried many bags and immediately left to remote villages of Bolivia for its distribution. I went inside the market and sat down in a cafeteria (well, just a table and some wooden chairs)...

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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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  • Tiwanaku

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Paz Things to Do

    Tiahuanacu is a magical place. Did you know that a large part of it is still not excavated? There is an underground pool that was used to see and read the stars. there is also a Temple that has not yet been totally uncovered. These do exist as seen with a X-Ray scan. Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian anthropologist brought the large Stella to...

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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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  • Colonial Architecture

    La Paz Things to Do

    When exploring La Paz downtown, sometimes I was transported to Extremadura or to Andalucía. I saw lovely wooden balconies and churches with a style like in Castilla. That is why I wonder why La Paz downtown is not a UNESCO site as Patrimony of the Humankind.

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  • Plaques of Gratitude

    La Paz Things to Do

    It was nice for me when I walked in the downtown La Paz and saw several plaques and monuments giving thanks to the founders of La Paz. Apart from the plaque to the founders in 1548, the monument devoted to Alonso de Mendoza in a main square in downtown was imposing.

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  • Sail Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and also the lake with the most body of water in South America.The lake is famous for its local population who live on the Uros, a group of artificial islands made of floating reeds.

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  • THE LONELY TURKEY VULTURE

    On the road from from Arica in Chile to Bogota we hardly saw any towns or other traffic as we drove through this desolate place but at one pass over the mountains we spotted a young bird, and with the help of VT member Patje this bird has been identified as a young turkey vulture. It was obviously in distress and did not move when we approached it....

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  • Tiwanaku

    If you enter Bolivia from Peru, Tiwanaku is on the way to La Paz, and it makes a pleasant stop before getting to Bolivia capital.You do not need to spend the night in Tiwanaku, but a few hours will be enough.Tiwanaku was the capital of a great empire, known as Cultura Tiahuanaco.

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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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  • 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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Bolivia Hotels

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  • Residencial Rosario

    Hotel Rosario is pretty nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and...

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  • Hotel del Desierto

    Ojo de Perdiz, Sud Lipez, Uyuni, Bolivia

  • Colonial Hotel

    C.Hoyos 8 Potosi Bolivia South America, Potosi,

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

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