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This intriguing country is just beginning to emerge as a travel destination. From the natural beauty of the Amazon to the epic Andes, this is the South America of a time gone by. Travelers will discover unique dramatic landscapes like the iconic Uyuni Salt Flats and the endearing people along the winding city streets of bustling LaPaz.

Destination Must-See's

Uyuni Salt Flats

Welcome to the world’s larger salt flat. This stark (and incredibly flat) landscape was once a part of a giant lake. Today, it is covered by a couple of meters of salt crust. The best way to explore this amazing place is aboard a 4x4 vehicle. Zip across the white floor, marked by strange geological structure such as Incahuasi Island, a rocky outcropping that is the top of an ancient volcano. From the spooky Train Cemetery where old steam locomotives rest silently to the imposing Tunupa Volcano on the northern edge of the flat, this is a place unlike any other you have visited.

Isla del Sol (Sun Island)

It is the sacred and legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire, in the Titicaca region, steeped in tradition and folklore, remains the center of Incan legends, which you will experience first-hand. Climb the ancient Inca steps and see ruins dating back to the Inca period circa 15th century AD. Walk along agricultural terraces and take in the spectacular views of Lake Titicaca during your visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex. Experience a Shaman blessing on a cliff overlooking the lake.

La Paz

Situated at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, La Paz is the highest altitude capital city in the world. Located in a valley at the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, this special place is recognized as one of the seven urban wonders of the world. Join a local expert to explore the city center seeing the main square, Plaza Murillo, La Paz Cathedral, Presidential Palace & Congress building. You can explore the Gold Museum, which houses an impressive collection of Pre-Columbian precious metals. Some of its archaeological pieces date back 3,000 years ago.

Valley de la Luna (Moon Valley)

Take a short drive outside of La Paz and you will find this moonlike landscape that is actually not a valley but a maze of canyons, giant spires and geological formations. It is said that Moon Valley was actually named by Neil Armstrong after he likened the area to the lunar landscape. These eye-popping formations are the product of millennia of erosion from the strong winds and weather. Take in the serenity of this desolate place as you discover the breathtaking hues ranging from beige to dark yellows and oranges.

Destination Must-Do's

Lake Titicaca Cruise

All aboard for your catamaran cruise on Lake Titicaca. Feel the excitement of gliding along at 12,500 feet above sea level on the highest navigable lake in the world and South America's largest lake (by volume). Sitting on the border of Bolivia and Peru in the Andes, shimmering Lake Titicaca possess incredible panoramas and was sacred to the ancient Incan civilization, as it was believed to be the birthplace of the sun.

Witches Market

Venture into one of the most unique sites in Bolivia – the famous Witches Market. Stroll by dozens of vendors and mingle with the locals buying supplies for ritual ceremonies. Come with an open mind as you learn about the offerings that are made to the Pachamama (Mother Earth). The fascinating and sometimes strange products used in these rituals include dried herbs, seeds and various parts of frogs and insects to name a few. The locals use these rituals to call on the spirits of the Aymara world.

Salt Hotel

Locally sourced materials... check! Spend 2 nights in a one-of-a-kind hotel completely made of salt bricks pulled from the Uyuni Salt Flats. The hotel is constructed completely from salt blocks and offers stunning panoramic views of the flats outside your window. This unparalleled experience allows you to immerse yourself in the magic of your surroundings.

La Paz Cable Car

Take in the magnificent views of La Paz on an exhilarating ride high above the city. Recently created by the government as a solution to the city’s natural steep terrain, dense population, and narrow streets causing traffic nightmares. This has become the largest urban cable-car system in the world with extensive plans to expand the network over the coming years.

Expert Advice

PaulVieira

Paul Vieira

Product Manager
Lunch is the main meal of the day for Bolivians. Shops, offices and tourist attractions generally close during the hours of 12:00-2:30. The locals use the time for a quick meal and maybe a short nap or a walk in the park.
From fruit juice to incredible chocolate and coconut combinations, Bolivians loves their sweets. So be ready to be tempted and partake in a few extra calories along your journey.
Resting whenever you can and drinking plenty of water is very important to remember at this elevation. It is a good idea to eat many small meals even if you don’t feel hungry or thirsty.

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