Bolivia is a Latin American country in central South America. It has a variety of terrains spanning from Andes Mountains, Atacama Desert, and the lush green Amazon Basin. Bolivia has a lot to offer to people who opt to explore this adventurous country. But, before planning any trip, it’s always good to know a thing or two about the places you want to explore. For your convenience, we have listed some of the places that are worth visiting in Bolivia. You should visit them on your trip without wasting any of your precious time.
Here are some of our top picks for you to consider visiting while vacationing in Bolivia:
The Salt Flats of Salar de Uyuni
You will not find this peculiar sight anywhere else in the world.
These salt flats are an endless landscape of pure salt the biggest one that you can find on earth. They are formed by the drying up of a prehistoric lake and stretch over a huge area of 11000 sq.kms. Even in these harsh climatic conditions, life exists here; pink flamingos, ancient cacti, and rare hummingbirds live in this region.
The Salar de Uyuni should be topping your list of things to do in Bolivia.
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North Yungas Road or the Death Road
The North Yungas road commonly called ‘the death road’ is a scary stretch of road from La Paz to Yungas. This adventurous bike trail lists in the world’s most dangerous routes. Biking on this track will make every pore on your body sweat.
This track starts by first climbing up the La Cumbre Pass at 4650m and then descends steeply towards Coroico at 1200m. This downhill steep descent is the longest in the world and makes this trail extremely exciting to complete, as the road is only 3m wide and has a rock at one side and a steep valley of 600m on the other. But, before going on any such kind of dangerous trails you should get yourself secure. We recommend you to install any phone tracker app, so in the case of an emergency, your friends and family can trace you.
Valle de la Luna
One should visit this unique valley once they are on the South American continent. Valle de la Luna (aka. Valley of the Moon) is an amazing example of the timeless erosion of sandstone and clay mountain that ended up in creating this gorgeous landscape. This whole valley looks like a maze of canyons and stalagmites. As per rumors, the locals say that Neil Armstrong has named this valley.
Laguna Colorada or the Red lake situated at 4000m above sea level is the home to the rare James’s flamingos. Bolivia attracts visitors from all over the world due to its salt wonders and the red lake is no different. The first thing that you will notice about this salt lake is its cool and unique red color. The red color of the lake is caused by the presence of red algae and other microorganisms.
Exploring the Amazing Amazon
Exploring the rainforests of Amazon from Bolivia is much cheaper when compared to Brazil. You can start your journey from the small jungle town of Rurrenabeque. Here you will have two tour options either you can go for the Madidi Jungle treks or the Pampas tours.
We hope that this will help you in deciding which Bolivia landscapes you should add to your list next!
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