The small South American
country of Bolivia is situated in the middle of the continent,
with views of the Andes Mountains near at hand.
Bolivia day trips and tours
in Bolivia can be organized through tour companies
or executed on your own. However you decide to plan
your trips to Bolivia, there are plenty of great options
for things to do and see.
Most travelers who enter Bolivia via plane will arrive
in La Paz. This large and
thriving city is the perfect place to spend the day.
Bolivia day trips through La Paz can include shopping
in one of the many markets located in the downtown area,
as well as trips to the small cafés and traditional
restaurants in the city. Spend your Bolivia tour
of downtown La Paz not only checking out the markets,
but exploring the architecture as well. Bolivia
day trips through downtown showcase numerous colonial
structures steeped in history, as well as old stone roads
and ancient paths. Toward the end of the day, head
back toward the center of the city for dinner and maybe
even a drink at a local bar.
Trips to Bolivia and the villages of the villages are
an excellent way to experience local culture. A
Bolivia tour of the town of Sucre offers incredible views. Located more than 9,200
feet above sea level, weather in Sucre is sunny most of
the year. Spend the first half of the day shopping
and exploring the colonial churches and museums that populate
the downtown area of Sucre. Have lunch in the city,
and then for the second half of the day make your way
to the site of a dinosaur dig. A set of well-preserved
tyrannosaurus rex tracks are the main feature of this
dig, located just a short distance from the village.
For a Bolivia tour located even further up into the
mountains, head to Potosi.
Potosi is the highest city of its size in the world, resting
13,000 feet above sea level. The clean mountain
air and colonial architecture make this one of the most
attractive cities to visit in Bolivia. Additionally,
the city is built around major silver mines and is by
far the most opulent city in Bolivia. Day tours
in Bolivia or Potosi can include time spent in the city
itself during the morning, and a trip to the working mines
of Cerro Rico in the afternoon. None of the mines
operate with mechanization, so a trip through the mine
is an intriguing trip through a maze of tunnels and caves.
Salt Desert of Uyuni
Heading down from the high altitude, many travelers
next make their way to the Salt
Desert of Uyuni. Whether you take this route
or find yourself in the desert by another path, the desert
is completely unique and worth exploring. Trips
to Bolivia through the Uyuni desert reveal a large salt
lake and a warehouse that produces salt bricks.
The desert is also home to a hotel built of salt and an
island surrounded by salt. If viewing the mountains
of salt makes you thirsty and maybe a little hungry, you
won’t be far from the town of Uyuni, where you can
have dinner and enjoy a refreshing drink. Your tours
in Bolivia will have included trips to many different