Bolivia travel presents varied set of options for the traveler that enjoys
choice. Jungle Eco-tours, exhilarating mountain treks,
brisk lake excursions or lazy afternoons drifting aimlessly
through relaxed markets are just a few of the opportunities
which await you in Bolivia. If you're wondering where
to begin planning your trip, keep these ten suggestions
* A Bolivia tour can
consist of a guided boat tour of the Upper Amazon basin,
complete with a stay in an eco-lodge. Paddle through Chalalan
lagoon as you enjoy the insight provided by your guides.
* The Chalalan Eco-Lodge is a sanctuary in the jungle
run by native Indians, living repositories of cultural
treasures. A visit here will allow you to further appreciate
the careful attention that is taken by these Indians to
preserve their traditional ways of life. Visiting them
and enjoying one of their tours is the best way for a
visitor to express his support of the local native population
of the tropical rainforest of Bolivia.
* Bolivia trekking Lake
Titicaca - follow obscure Inca paths and ancient trails
as you slowly journey along the shores of this impressive
lake. 121 miles long and 45 miles wide, and being highest
navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca is easily a
highlight of any Bolivia tour.
* Ponder the puzzling ruins of Tiahunico and the spiritual
signifigance of the Island of the Sun. The totora (woven
reed) boats is an ancient tradition of the people that
live on reed islands of Lake Titicaca is truly an amazing
feat of native artistry.
* From the Capitol of La Paz, the forbidding peak of
Illimani becks any hardy adventurer daring enough to scale
its snow covered face.
* Huayna Potosi is another memorable climb, with some
of the most stunning vistas in South America. You can
see miles in every direction from the peak of this mountain.
This trek may just the most rewarding and memorable climb
of a lifetime. With it miles of alpine ridges and pristine
views, Bolivia trekking is a must for anyone that is serious
* In La Paz there is the witches market that is unlike
any other. Marvel over the dried llama fetuses, offered
to the gods in prayer, and get lost in a conversation
about the qualities of a potion being offered for sale.
The unique regional candy of Sucre is delicious and fun
to try and beautiful hand crafted silver that is to be
found in all parts of the country is also a great value
for the bargain hunter.
* To the northwest of the capitol are ancient routes
that draw visitors to them. A relaxed jaunt to the Zongo
Valley ice caves will acclimate you to the high altitudes
of Bolivia climbing and get you ready for a longer trek.
* A three-day hike to Coroico from La Cumbre is also
popular. The Cordillera Real is a chain of mountains containing
over 50 summits, comprised of some of the highest peaks
* Sorata, Bolivia is another place you cannot afford
to miss. If you came here and didn't go and later learned
of it, you would be filled with regret. Visitors from
all places agree that Sorata is one of the most picturesque
places in the entire country. Take the 6-mile day hike
to the underground lake at a leisurely pace, enjoying
the lush vegetation of this fertile valley, with the soaring
peaks on Illampu and Ancohuma looming high above.
Surce, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, is a
living treasure. Some of the finest examples of Bolivian
weaving is here, the colorful displays of geometric shapes
and ancient designs are distinctly Bolivian.
Though at times it may seem desolate, Bolivia has such
an incredible variety of sights and geography that learning
the wonder of them all could take years.