Best Things To Do In Bolivia

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Bolivia is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. From its rugged landscapes, like the world famous Uyuni Salt Flats or the Red Lake (Laguna Colorada), to its rich cultural heritage, this country offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience. If you're planning a trip to Bolivia, here are some of the best things to do:
  1. Take a ride across “The Death Road” (Yungas Road)
This road, which links La Paz with the Amazon region of Bolivia, is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world, due to its high altitude, steep cliffs, lack of guardrails, and poor visibility. However, despite the dangers, the Death Road has become a popular tourist destination in Bolivia, with many thrill-seekers visiting to cycle or drive along its challenging path. If you are brave enough to take a ride through it, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views and a thrilling experience. If you do choose to visit it, is important to take appropriate safety precautions, such as hiring a reputable tour company and wearing appropriate safety gear.
  1. Take a Cable Car in La Paz
La Paz's cable car system, also known as Teleférico was inaugurated in 2014 and currently consists of 10 lines, with more than 30 stations, covering over 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of the city. The cable cars operate at a height of up to 4,000 meters (13,000 feet), making it the world's highest cable car system.
The cable cars not only provide an efficient and affordable way to navigate the city but also offer panoramic views of the city´s sprawling urban landscapes. Some of the most popular cable car lines are the Red Line, which travels from the city center to the El Alto district, and, The Green Line, which takes passengers from the city center to the picturesque Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley).
  1. Take a Boat Ride on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and a popular destination for travelers to Peru and Bolivia. You can take a boat tour and visit some intersting islands like the Uros Islands (these are man-made islands that are constructed from layers of reeds that grow in the lake), Taquile Island (known for its traditional culture and textiles) or Isla del Sol, (is believed to be the birthplace of the Inca sun god and it has several ancient ruins to explore). You can also rent a kayak and sail on this beutifull like on your own.
  1. Shop at The Witches’ Market

Also known as El Mercado de las Brujas in Spanish, is a popular tourist attraction located in La Paz, Bolivia. It is a street market where vendors sell a variety of traditional Bolivian items, including herbs, potions, amulets, and other spiritual items. Other items sold at the market include dried llama fetuses, which are believed to bring good luck and prosperity when buried under the foundations of a new home or business.

The market is also home to several traditional healers and fortune tellers, who offer readings and consultations to visitors. These practitioners use a variety of tools, including coca leaves and cards, to provide insights into the future and to help people make important decisions.
Overall, the Witches' Market is a unique and fascinating place to visit in Bolivia, offering visitors a glimpse into the country's traditional culture and spirituality.
  1. Go trekking in the Andes

Bolivia is a great destination for trekking enthusiasts, with its diverse landscapes and the stunning natural beauty of the Andes. The most popular trekking routes in Bolivia include the Cordillera Real Trek, the Takesi Trail, the Choro Trek, and the Inca Trail.

Huayna Potosí is a favored climb for many outdoor enthusiasts because of its accessibility and impressive elevation of 6,000 meters, which offers a great sense of accomplishment. Also, the striking silhouette of Illimani, visible from La Paz, is equally enticing for climbers.
  1. Take a cruise ship through the Amazon

One of the landscapes that you cannot miss if you visit Bolivia is its Amazon region, and what better way to know it than aboard the only Amazon cruise. The ship called Reina de Enin navigates the waters of the Mamoré and Ibare rivers. The navigation is also done in speedboats or smaller boats that facilitate access to different attractions, in addition to entering and leaving quickly while the boat sails following a fixed itinerary. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit indigenous and peasant communities that live along the riverbanks and learn about the culture and way of life of the place.
  1. Attend a traditional festival

Bolivia has a rich cultural heritage, and visitors can experience it firsthand by attending one of the many traditional festivals that take place throughout the year. The Carnival of Oruro, held in February, is one of the most famous festivals in Bolivia and is a vibrant celebration of music, dance, and traditional costumes.
As you have read, Bolivia is a country that has something for everyone. Whether you're interested in history, culture, nature, or adventure, it offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore this beautiful country!