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Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America. The Altiplano dominates the west of Bolivia, while the east is covered by a lowland plain called the Oriente.

 

The cities in Bolivia are very unique, the capital of La Paz and Santa Cruz are some of the most popular..Bolivia has immensely varied Amazonian and Andean landscapes, as well as remainders of the country's ancient civilizations.

 

Bolivia has more indigenous peoples than any other country in the Americas. For travelers,Bolivia offers a diverse mix of multi-ethnic cultural experiences, magnificent natural landscapes and extreme adventures.

 

There are so many beautiful, interesting, historical, and meaningful tourist attractions inBolivia. From the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku to the incredible bike trails on the mountainsides of the Andes - such as the old Yungas road, otherwise known as the the world's most dangerous road - Bolivia has a wealth of exciting attractions just waiting to be experienced.

 


Attractions:


 

Salar de Uyuni Desert

 

Probably the most popular thing to do in Bolivia, The rainy season in Salar de Uyuni is from November to March.  What happens is a white out affect caused by a small layer of water over the salt flats.  You can take absolutely breathtaking pictures and have lunch at the restaurant made out of salt!

 

 

 




Lake Titicaca

 

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It sits 3,811 m (12,500 ft) above sea level, making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America (Lake Maracaibo has a larger surface area, but it is often disregarded as it is directly connected to the sea).

 

 




Amazon Jungle

 

The Amazon Jungle, one of the most diverse rainforests in the world! There is a diverse range of plant and animal life that can be viewed in the jungle that will not be viewed anywhere else on earth. While taking in the sights that come with the Amazon Jungle consider taking a tour with a registered group to ensure the safety of yourself and fellow travelers while trekking through the jungle.

 

 

 

 

Tiwanaku Archaeological Site

 

Located on the way to Lake Titicaca, this site pre-dates Inca development. If you can't get to the site, you can visit the exhibits in the Museo Arqueologico de Tiwanaku.

 

 

 

 








Laguna Verde

 

In the very South West corner of Bolivia, at 5000 metres, we find Laguna Verde ('the green lake'). The backdrop to this gorgeous blue-green lake is the 5930 metre Volcán Licancabu. The top of the mountain shelters an ancient Inca crypt, and the tale goes that young Inca men would be forced to march naked to the crypt where they would freeze to death as sacrifices to the gods.

 




Eduardo Avaroa National Park

 

The biological reserve Eduardo Avaroa is situated in the far southwest of the department Potosiand borders in the south Argentina and in the west Chile. Educardo Avaroa is Bolivias most visited and popular National Park with its green and red lagoon, rock formation and geysers. The park is with about 50.000 tourists per year Bolivias most important National Park. The altitude ranges from 4.200-6.000 meter. The climate is therefore cold and dry, with approximately 100 mm rainfall a year.

 

 

Las Cuevas Waterfalls

 

The waterfalls of Las Cuevas, the site consists of three falls with natural pools, which are perfect for swimming, and sandy beaches at the side of the water. The falls are at the end of an obvious path leading from the main road, and the trip makes a pleasant walk along the river.

 








La Paz

 

It is the capital of Bolivia and also it has a spectacular colonial architecture, markets we cannot forget, as the Witches Market (Mercado de las Brujas) or the Black Market (Mercado Negro). Very close to the city, we can find the Valley of the Moon (Valle de la Luna), with amazing rock formations.

 

 

 






Sucre

 

Sucre is a place that should not be missed on your stay in Bolivia. The country’s constitutional capital has some of the finest colonial architecture in the world; the Historic City of Sucre was declared a World Heritage Site. Many churches, museums, nice cafés and restaurants and its well-kept plazas and parks are the reason why many call it one of the most beautiful cities of South America.

 

 

 

 



North Yungas Road

 

TheNorth Yungas Road, also known as El Camino de la Muerte (Spanish for "Road of Death"), Due to abysmal driving conditions it has earned the nickname "Death Road" and is included in several lists of the planet's most dangerous routes.

TheNorth Yungas Roadis by far the most dangerous on the planet, Received wisdom is that this is due more to the approach of drunk and/or crazy Bolivian drivers – periodically sending a busload off the precipitous edge – than to the intrinsically terrifying nature of the road. Nevertheless, it has great notoriety, and adventure-minded tourists who make the descent on mountain bikes boast afterwards of their brush with oblivion.


 

General info.

 

Capital: La Paz (administrative capital), Sucre (constitutional capital)

 

Population: 10,290,003

 

Language: Spanish (official) 60.7%, Quechua (official) 21.2%, Aymara (official) 14.6%, foreign languages 2.4%, other 1.2%

 

Currency:  BOB - Bolivian Boliviano

 

Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%

 

Climate: varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid


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