Bolivia is certainly one of the countries with the most diversified landscapes in South America. If your heart swings between desert regions, tropical forests and mountain scenery, Bolivia should undoubtedly seduce you. Its culture adds an extra touch that differentiates it even more from its neighbors. During your stay, let yourself be surprised by this country of impressive charm.
This country with an area almost twice the size of France has many wonderful surprises in store for its travellers. Like landscapes, climates vary widely across the country. If you are planning a trip across the whole territory, adapt your belongings to these temperature variations. You haven’t organized your trip yet? To help you prepare for your trip, here are the great must-see places in Bolivia!
- The famous Salar de Uyuni
- Sun `s Island
- The ruins of Tiwanaku
- The Red Lagoon
- the green lagoon
- Amboro National Park
- The Yungas Road
- La Paz Witches Market
The famous Salar de Uyuni
The most anticipated stage for most travelers in Bolivia is of course the Salar de Uyuni desert. In the southwest of the country, in the Andes, you will discover the largest expanse of salt in the world. This decor was born from the drying up of a lake thousands of years ago. Today, this panorama impresses and amazes many tourists every day. Don’t leave without the essential souvenir photo of this unique expanse!
In Quechua, Incahuasi means “ the Inca’s house ”. It is a small hill surrounded by the famous Salar de Uyuni desert. A few days a year, when the water covers the expanse of salt, Incahuasi turns into an island. With its rocks and cacti, this place is perfect for contemplating the desert.
Sun `s Island
Located on Lake Titicaca, this 14.3 km² island is the largest in the area. Appreciated for its calm, its local traditions and its landscapes, Isla del Sol is simply magnificent in every way. You can go on beautiful hikes, discover its customs, sail on the famous Titicaca or simply relax there.
The ruins of Tiwanaku
It is in the west of Bolivia, not far from the capital and Lake Titicaca, that you will cover these surprising ruins dating from the 5th century. We owe these remains to the pre-Inca civilization that populated this territory. Among the most interesting archaeological sites, the Sun Gate or an anthropomorphic statue.
The Red Lagoon
Located in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in the Bolivian Altiplano, this salt lake owes its originality to its color. In addition to this particularity, it is located in a magical setting between snow-capped mountains, small heaps of salt and pink flamingos.
the green lagoon
Like Laguna Colorada , Laguna Verde takes its name from its color. This time around, it’s dazzlingly blue and unbelievably beautiful. This salt lake then attracts hundreds of tourists daily.
Amboro National Park
If you like tropical landscapes, go to the Amboró National Park located in the northern part of the Andes. In reality, this place is at the crossroads of three different ecosystems: the Amazon basin, the Andes and the Northern Chaco. The landscapes are therefore extraordinary and breathtaking. Moreover, it is one of the most bird-populated places in the world!
The Yungas Road
If you don’t have vertigo or a fear of danger, then you might be tempted to take the Yungas route. Nicknamed the “road of death”, this one suffers from a very bad reputation. However, it offers breathtaking panoramas! Despite this, this one is strongly not recommended because of the state of the road, the lack of safety barriers, its narrow dimensions and the fog which can make the route even more dangerous…
La Paz Witches Market
If you want to go even further in discovering Bolivian culture, don’t forget to go to the witches’ market in the capital. It is a place of sale of objects used for magic rites and rituals. On the other hand, if you are sensitive, especially with regard to animals, we advise you to abstain.