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

    more
  • 3-day Tour Chile

    Uyuni Things to Do

    You can buy Uyuni tour packages from nearly anywhere in Bolivia (and San Pedro de Atacama). The closer to Uyuni you are, typically the lower the price. All tours go to the same places - so don't buy the first one, shop around. Case in point, I paid 300Bs less than another couple in the same car, 'and' I had them include the park entry tickets...

    more
  • La Pampa Mercado

    Cochabamba Things to Do

    I got lost several times in the largest market, La Pampa, where you could literally find anything if only you had the patience to explore every little narrow labyrinth way in the four city blocks. Open from early until late, seven days a week, there is no shortage of things to be found in this market. From edibles, to clothes, to produce, to...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • Parque Cretacico

    Sucre Things to Do

    One of the tourist stops was to the cement factory just a few minutes out of town where during their excavations, they unearthed a 1.2km/0.75mi long slab of stone with hundreds of dinosaur tracks with thousands of individual footprints. With only a window of 12noon until 2pm when the sun is on the rock, now pitched vertical in the creation of the...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • Cementerio de Tortugas

    Torotoro Things to Do

    All the trails and locations in Torotoro require a paid local guide, with the exception of the Cementerio de Tortugas. This only requires a 15Bs ticket paid for on the spot, and then is self-guided. This is about 3km south (up the hill, opposite from the direction you arrived), taking about 45 minutes to walk each direction. It is open during...

    more
  • Isla Del Sol - Ruinas Chinkana

    Copacabana Things to Do

    One of the most popular places to see once you get to Copacabana is the Isla del Sol. This isolated island requires about a 2hr ferry to get there. Once there, at the northern side in the town of Sumergida, you can visit the Inca ruins of Chinkana. This is not a visit for people of questionable health or ambulatory problems. After buying the...

    more
  • Farmers Market

    Samaipata Things to Do

    Calle Sucre transforms from its normal quiet street into a rather bustling commercial hive every weekend. Locals come out and sell the produce from their farms as well as all other sorts of crafts they have have. There are no posted prices, you just need to have an idea of the value.

    more
  • Bolivian Base Naval

    Puerto Rico Things to Do

    I was afraid that the soldiers will not allow me to take pictures of this base and the river close by. They looked at me and said nothing, therefore I took some pictures of the place and also of the base from the river. There were three rivers in Puerto Rico and I saw all of them.

    more
  • Vaccination for Brazil

    Cobija Things to Do

    It was compulsory to be accepted in Acre state and in Amazonas, Brazil. I had to pay 80 bolivianos to get it in Cobija Health Department. It is easy and fast, you pay and they issue the document, you do not even have to get the vaccination against the Yellow Fever.

    more
  • The Cathedral

    San José de Chiquitos Things to Do

    It was open early in the morning. I had spent the night in a hostel near to it, so I went inside and participated in the Mass service. The interior of the cathedral was lovely, and many people, even children, participated in the Mass service.

    more
  • Bolivian breakfast

    Yacuiba Things to Do

    There was a train in Yacuiba to Santa Cruz, but nobody knew the schedule, therefore I headed to the bus station and waited for a couple fo hours for a bus. In the meantime some people were serving breakfast (it was early in the morning) and I saw a man carrying a wheelbarrow with a strange sweet dessert. I asked the man and informed that it was...

    more
  • 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.....

    more
  • Plaza Murillo

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Paz Things to Do

    Plazas ranged from long ramblas-like promenades with college students using their widths to practice choreographed dances, to those filled with protesters squatting for weeks at a time (apparently if it's not the handicapped wanting assistance, it's teachers wanting better pay, or students wanting better teachers, or laborers, or medical staff,...

    more
  • Museo Arqueologico

    Cochabamba Things to Do

    The museum located a couple blocks from central downtown, is a worthwhile stop for history buffs. The 25Bs entrance ticket for foreigners is slightly high, but the museum is full of good displays and information boards (provided you can read Spanish). They do have an English guide if you wish for an additional fee. They do not typically allow...

    more
  • Amboro National Park

    Santa Cruz de la Sierra Things to Do

    I joined forces with two Swiss guys I'd met in Cochabamba and together we went for three days into the rainforests of the Amboro National Park. We hiked the hills, swam in pools under waterfalls, tried to translate the calls of the monkeys (all of our translations were not so polite), and ultimately had to push our Land Cruiser out of the mud in...

    more
  • Mirador de Torotoro

    Torotoro Things to Do

    Torotoro is known for its dinosaur footprints. There are many to see on a variety of paths. All paths require national park ticket as well as paid local guide. See my 'Cataratas el Vergel' tip for more details as an example of one trail. This mirador is visited upon the return hike from the Cataratas el Vergel. It is a horseshoe shaped...

    more
  • Isla Del Sol - Challapampa

    Copacabana Things to Do

    After navigating the ~2hr ferry to the north side of Isla Del Sol, you will be arriving at Challapampa. This little town, which I'm told has about 300 people, is the metropolis of the island. It used to be be a more active self-sustaining fishing and farming village, but now it focuses more on tourism by selling crafts and catering to the...

    more
  • Downtown Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico Things to Do

    There are not many tourist attractions that you will find in Puerto Rico. I visited all the interesting places, like the church and the three rivers, had lunch (rodent paca) and drank a local beer. That was all before embarking with destination Cobija.

    more
  • 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.

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • Catedral de San Sebastián

    Cochabamba Things to Do

    This cathedral was founded in the XVIII century over a previous christian temple. The main gate is wonderful, perhaps the best. I went inside and participated in the Mass service. I would see several other stunning churches in Cochabamba during the day that I spent there.

    more
  • Cascada el Vorgel

    Torotoro Things to Do

    There are many hikes to do in Torotoro, some are 3/4-day hikes, but there are full and multi-day hikes as well. When you arrive in Torotoro, you need to buy a National Park entrance ticket, which is 50Bs, valid for 4 days. After you have this, all trails and tours 'must' be guided by a local guide. Prices are per tour - so I suggest you make...

    more
  • Basilica Virgen de Copacabana

    Copacabana Things to Do

    The little town of Copacabana was a humble fishing village, but it is now a pretty busy backpacker destination. One of the places to escape the backpackers and the tourist restaurants is inside the courtyard of the Basilica. The Basilica still stands as a tribute to the old days, keeping the colonial facades and tall towers of the 16th century. ...

    more
  • The Catholic Church

    Puerto Rico Things to Do

    While discovering Puerto Rico I saw this church. Most of the inhabitants of Bolivia are christians, therefore even in small villages you will find a church. It was closed when tried to visit it inside.

    more
  • Road Sculptures

    San José de Chiquitos Things to Do

    When I walked to the old settlement of the city, founded by the spaniard Ñuflo de Chaves, I saw these two statues. I asked the people for the reason, but nobody knew the purpose to have been constructed and put there.

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • Palacio Portales

    Cochabamba Things to Do

    This Palacio was at the same time a cultural center. When I arrived the guards told me that it was close but would open after half an hour. Then I walked nearby, to a touristic boulevard called Recoleto and a pretty looking church. Then I went back and could see the palace plus the gardens. It was built by mining magnate Simon Patiño.

    more
  • Dinosaur Tracks

    Torotoro Things to Do

    Torotoro is known for its dinosaur footprints. There are many to see on a variety of paths. All paths require national park ticket as well as paid local guide. See my 'Cataratas el Vergel' tip for more details as an example of one trail. The canyons below cut through the millennia and expose the past, all the while giving a picturesque back...

    more
  • Isla del Sol - Museo de Oro

    Copacabana Things to Do

    There are not a lot of venue once you arrive in the little town of Challapampa, the little town of ~300 people is basically just a cluster of dirt paths and small homes. There are no street names, but if you walk for a couple minutes, there are a few arrows pointing to the Museo de Oro. Entry to this modest little museum is 10BS. That in itself...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • Horca del Inca

    Copacabana Things to Do

    Horca del Inca is an ancient Inca telescope used to study the starts, the heavens and the seasons. It might seem rudimentary when looking at it, but the stone structure provided a stationary observation platform in order to map, scale and study the sky. It is not a site easily reached if you are in bad health. It requires a hike up vertical...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • 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)...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • El Alto

    La Paz Things to Do

    A side day-trip from the main part of La Paz is the upper 'new city' of El Alto. Since La Paz is situated in a valley, and is already completely full, as new migrants flock to the city, there is no room for them. The neighborhood of El Alto is now a second city, rivaling La Paz's population. Many locals will say that El Alto is where many of the...

    more
  • Calle Jaen - Historic Museum Street

    La Paz Things to Do

    Most of the original colonial streets of La Paz have been lost either due to things like fire, disrepair or city expansion. One notable exception is Calle Jaen. This relatively narrow cobblestone street has been restored and cleaned, so that it now looks as it did back in the early days. There are many museums along this road, as well as other...

    more
  • 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.

    more
  • 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.

    more
  • 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.

    more
  • 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....

    more
  • 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.

    more
  • 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...

    more

Bolivia Hotels

See all 281 Hotels in Bolivia
  • Residencial Rosario

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

    more
  • 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

Top Bolivia Hotels

Uyuni Hotels
304 Reviews - 927 Photos
Uyuni Hotels
4 Reviews - 47 Photos
Tarija Hotels
5 Reviews - 7 Photos
Sucre Hotels
81 Reviews - 174 Photos
Sopocachi Hotels
1 Hotel
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Hotels
48 Reviews - 114 Photos
Santa Cruz Hotels
73 Reviews - 137 Photos
San Borja Hotels
1 Review - 4 Photos
Samaipata Hotels
8 Reviews - 28 Photos
Potosí Hotels
128 Reviews - 363 Photos
La Paz Hotels
388 Reviews - 918 Photos
Huatajata Hotels
1 Hotel
Coroico Hotels
37 Reviews - 140 Photos
Copacabana Hotels
148 Reviews - 295 Photos
Copacabana Hotels
25 Reviews - 44 Photos

Instant Answers: Bolivia

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

22 travelers online now

Comments

Bolivia Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Bolivia things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Bolivia sightseeing.
Map of Bolivia