Top 10 things to do in Bolivia

Bolivia

Paradise-like country that will welcome you with its wild primaeval forests, rivers, mountains, and warm people.

Bolivia is a country.

Bolivia has multiple natural and man-made tourist attractions. The Andes, which cross Bolivia, are the highest mountain range outside Asia, and the longest exposed mountain range in the world. Bolivia's seat of government, La Paz, is the highest seat of government city in the world at 3,660 meters. Lake Titicaca is one of the world's highest commercially navigable lakes, and home to the Uros, a pre-Incan people who live on artificial floating islands on the lake. The civilization and other pre-Columbian civilizations left ruins that still exist into the 21st century, including the Temple of Kalasasaya. Yungas Road, one of the most dangerous roads in the world, attracts thousands of cyclists and thrill seekers every year. The city of Potosi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is claimed to be the highest city in the world at 4,090 meters. The city is also the site of silver mines that produced fabulous wealth for the Spanish Monarchy; 45,000 tons of pure silver were mined from Cerro Rico from 1556 to 1783. The Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat at 4,085 square miles (10,580 km2). Madidi National Parkcontains the upper Amazon River basin and is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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Top 10 things to do in Bolivia

La Paz

La Paz
The "peaceful senora" is the world's highest (de facto) capital

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
A wealthier department with a flair for tradition, home to Bolivia's biggest city

Sucre

Sucre
Sucre, also known historically as Charcas, La Plata and Chuquisaca is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, the capital of the department of Chuquisaca, and the 6th most populated city in ...

Tarija

Tarija
A culturally rich region often referred to as the Bolivian Andalusia

Uyuni

Uyuni
Uyuni , yard, cemetery,-ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one that has got a pen", "the one with a pen" is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. There ...

Tupiza

Tupiza
Tupiza is a city in Potosí Department, Bolivia. It is located at an elevation of about 3160 m. The population is 25,709 . Tupiza and its environs are characterized by ...

Rurrenabaque

Rurrenabaque
Rurrenabaque is a small town in the North of Bolivia on the Beni River. It is the capital of Rurrenabaque Municipality. In recent years it has become popular with international ...

Copacabana

Copacabana
Copacabana may refer to:PlacesCopacabana, BoliviaCopacabana Municipality, BoliviaCopacabana, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilFort Copacabana Copacabana, Antioquia, ColombiaCopacabana, New South Wales, Gosford, NSW, AustraliaCopacabana Beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a lesser-known ...

Cochabamba

Cochabamba
A fertile land with great climate where different civilizations thrived for over 1,000 years

Potosi

Potosi
The legend of one of the richest areas of the Spanish empire still echoes in the narrow streets of this Bolivian region.

Madidi National Park

Madidi National Park
Madidi is a national park in the upper Amazon river basin in Bolivia. Established in 1995, it has an area of 18,958 square kilometres, and, along with the nearby protected ...

Oruro

Oruro
The richest mining area of Bolivia, owadays attracts most with its folkloric traditions.

Isla del Sol

Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol is an island in the southern part of Lake Titicaca. It is part of the modern State of Bolivia and is part of the La Paz Department. ...

Coroico

Coroico
Coroico is a town in Nor Yungas Province, in the La Paz Department of western Bolivia.HistoryCoroico Viejo was founded above the river Quri Wayq'u . The town ...

Trinidad

Trinidad
Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands and numerous landforms which make up the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The island lies just 11 km ...

Samaipata

Samaipata
Samaipata may refer to:Samaipata, BoliviaEl Fuerte de Samaipata ...

Sajama National Park

Sajama National Park
Sajama National Park is a national park located in the Oruro Department, Bolivia. It borders Lauca National Park in Chile. The park is home to indigenous people, known as the ...

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is a national park in northeast Santa Cruz Department, Province of José Miguel de Velasco, Bolivia, on the border with Brazil.DescriptionNoel Kempff ...

Buena Vista, Ichilo

Buena Vista, Ichilo
Buena Vista is a small town in the Bolivian lowlands in the Santa Cruz Department. The town was founded in November 26th 1964 as the Jesuit Mission of the betrothal ...

Puerto Suárez

Puerto Suárez
Puerto Suárez is an important inland river port and municipality in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. It is located 10 km west of the border with Brazil.LocationPuerto Suárez is ...

Villazón

Villazón
Villazón is a town in southern Bolivia, on the border with Argentina. It sits directly across a river from La Quiaca in Argentina. The town is a busy trading hub, ...

Cobija

Cobija
The Bolivian city of Cobija is located about 600 km north of La Paz in the Amazon Basin on the border with Brazil. Cobija lies on banks of the Rio Acre ...

City of Potosí

City of Potosí
In the 16th century, this area was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex. The extraction of silver ore relied on a series of hydraulic mills. The site consists of ...

Fuerte de Samaipata

Fuerte de Samaipata
The archaeological site of Samaipata consists of two parts: the hill with its many carvings, believed to have been the ceremonial centre of the old town (14th–16th centuries), and the ...

Torotoro National Park

Torotoro National Park
Torotoro National Park is a small national park in Bolivia, situated among the eastern mountain ranges of the South American Andes cordilleras.GeographyTorotoro National Park is situated in ...

Villa Tunari

Villa Tunari
Villa Tunari or Tunari is a location in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is the seat of the Villa Tunari Municipality, the third municipal section of the Chapare Province. ...

Sorata

Sorata
Sorata is a small town in the La Paz Department in the Bolivian Andes, northwest of the city of La Paz and east of Lake Titicaca. It is the seat ...

Vallegrande

Vallegrande
This article is about the town in Bolivia. For the dry lakebed in New Mexico, see Valle Grande. Vallegrande is a small colonial town in Bolivia, located in the Department ...

Roboré

Roboré
Roboré is a small town in Bolivia.TransportIt lies on the eastern railway network of Bolivia. ...

San José de Chiquitos

San José de Chiquitos
San José de Chiquitos or simply San José is the capital of Chiquitos Province in the Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. It is known as part of the Jesuit Missions of ...

Viacha

Viacha
Viacha is a city in Bolivia, situated in the Ingavi Province in the La Paz Department. Viacha lies in the Altiplano, 22 km. Southwest of La Paz. Transportation to and from ...

Riberalta

Riberalta
Riberalta is a town in the Beni Department in northern Bolivia, situated where the Madre de Dios River joins the Beni River. Riberalta is on the south bank of the ...

San Ignacio de Velasco

San Ignacio de Velasco
San Ignacio de Velasco, San Ignacio, or SIV is the capital of the José Miguel de Velasco Province and the San Ignacio de Velasco Municipality in the Santa Cruz Department ...

Quillacollo

Quillacollo
Quillacollo is the capital of Quillacollo Province in Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. The municipality was established on 14 September 1905 under the Presidency of Ismail Montes.Population and growthThe ...

Bermejo, Bolivia

Bermejo, Bolivia
Bermejo is a town in Bolivia, south of the Tariquía Flora and Fauna National Reserve. It is served by Bermejo Airport. ...

San Javier, Ñuflo de Chávez

San Javier, Ñuflo de Chávez
San Javier is the seat of the San Javier Municipality in the Ñuflo de Chávez Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. San Javier is known as part of the Jesuit Missions ...

Guayaramerín

Guayaramerín
Guayaramerín is a city within the Bolivian Beni Department. It is the capital of the Guayaramerín Municipality in the Vaca Díez Province. Guayaramerín is located on the west side of ...

Villamontes

Villamontes
Villamontes is a town in the Tarija Department in south-eastern Bolivia. Also it is called the benemerita town due to its importance during the Chaco war in the 30s.

Warnes

Warnes
Warnes may refer to:People Reuben Charles Warnes, boxing middleweight champion who participated in the 1908 OlympicsJennifer Warnes, SingerLocations Ignacio Warnes ProvinceWarnes RiverWarnes , Bolivia ...

Caranavi

Caranavi
Caranavi is the capital of the Caranavi Province in the Yungas region of Bolivia, South America. On 23 December 2009, part of the province was detached from the municipality of ...

Comarapa

Comarapa
Comarapa is a small town in Bolivia. In 2009 it had an estimated population of 5,793. It is located roughly halfway between Cochabamba and Santa Cruz. ...

Camiri

Camiri
Camiri is a city in Bolivia, Santa Cruz Department, Cordillera Province. It is the seat of the Camiri Municipality. The town has an estimated population of 65,897 inhabitants, also known ...

Concepción, Santa Cruz

Concepción, Santa Cruz
This article is about the Bolivian town. For other towns/cities named Concepción, see Concepción .Concepción is a town in the lowlands of Eastern Bolivia. It is known as part of ...

Tarabuco

Tarabuco
Tarabuco is a Bolivian town in the department of Chuquisaca, capital of the Yamparáez Province and its first section, Tarabuco Municipality. It is best known as the home of the ...

Carrasco National Park

Carrasco National Park
Carrasco National Park is a national park in Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. It has a surface area of 6,226 square kilometers. More than 5,000 plant species have been registered in the ...

Cotoca

Cotoca
Cotoca is a canton and Municipality of Andrés Ibáñez Province in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia. The municipality consists of two cantons - Cotoco itself and Puerto Pailas. In 2010 it ...

Tarata, Cochabamba

Tarata, Cochabamba
Tarata is a town in Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. It is the capital of the Esteban Arze Province.There are several towns like Arbieto, Santa Rosa, Tiataco, that surround Tarata. In addition, ...

Mizque

Mizque
Mizque is a town in the Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. It is the capital of the Mizque Province. Mizque is located in the valley of the Mizque River, one of the ...

Yacuíba

Yacuíba
Yacuiba is a city in southern Bolivia and the capital city of Gran Chaco Province in the Tarija Department. It lies three kilometers from the Argentine border. It has a ...

Totora, Cochabamba

Totora, Cochabamba
Totora , Tutura or T'utura is a town in the Carrasco Province of the Cochabamba Department in Bolivia. It is the capital and most-populous place of the Totora Municipality. As ...

Montero

Montero
In Hispanic countries, Montero is also the name for Mitsubishi Pajero or Mitsubishi Challenger.For people named Montero, see Montero Montero is a city in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, about 50 km north ...

El Torno, Santa Cruz

El Torno, Santa Cruz
El Torno is a town in Bolivia. In 2010 it had an estimated population of 21,294. ...

Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku
An archaeological treasure

Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna is Spanish for Valley of the Moon and it may refer to:Valle de la Luna Valle de la Luna in the La Paz Department, BoliviaValle de ...

The Witches' Market

The Witches' Market
The Witches' Market, also known as El Mercado de las Brujas and La Hechiceria, is a popular tourist attraction located in Cerro Cumbre, a mountain clearing in La Paz, Bolivia. ...

Illimani

Illimani
Illimani is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real of western Bolivia. It lies just south of La Paz at the eastern edge of the Altiplano. It is the second ...

San Pedro Prison

San Pedro Prison
San Pedro prison or El penal de San Pedro is the largest prison in La Paz, Bolivia renowned for being a society within itself. Significantly different from most correctional facilities, ...

Muela del Diablo

Muela del Diablo
The route might be just a bit harder but the spectacular view of the town is definitely worth it.

Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area

Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area
Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area is a protected area in the Yungas of La Paz Department, Bolivia. It is situated in the northwest of the department, in ...

Lago Titikaka

Lago Titikaka
Mysticism and history connect in the waters of the beautiful lake

Parque Nacional Madidi

Parque Nacional Madidi
The real meeting with the nature in its wildness will happen here.

Parque Nacional Sajama

Parque Nacional Sajama
Geysers and hot springs in Bolivia's first national park

Parque Nacional Torotoro

Parque Nacional Torotoro
The footprints of ancient times echo during the walk in the park.

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni
Dreams for castles of salt are spreading their wings

Sucre Capital

Sucre Capital
Get lost in the beautiful colonial downtown with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries

Surroundings of the Chicheno Valley - Tupiza

Surroundings of the Chicheno Valley - Tupiza
Bucolic scenery with multiple rock formations, rivers, valleys, ravines and canyons

Visit to Mining Mills

Visit to Mining Mills
Explore the fascinating process of enriching the minerals

Beni

Beni
Expansive lowlands and excellent fish dishes (try the alligator too if you dare!)

Chuquisaca

Chuquisaca
Experience an intact ecosystem with wide diversity of altitudes and landscapes

Pando

Pando
Less populated with people but enormously enriched with wild life that could be barely seen anywhere else.

Agro tourism

Agro tourism
Quinoa at its finest

Area Protegida "Ibare - Mamore"

Area Protegida "Ibare - Mamore"
Try to spot the iconic river dolphin (before the caimans do)

Biking

Biking
The most popular attraction that leads you to the "most dangerous road in the world".

Birdwatching in Torotoro

Birdwatching in Torotoro
Vivid variety of colors on the bird wings for the bird lovers.

Boat riding in Copacabana

Boat riding in Copacabana
Explore the lake or take a trip to the islands

Boat riding in the Santa Martha Lagoon - Yacuiba

Boat riding in the Santa Martha Lagoon - Yacuiba
Boat along the lagoon and try to catch an eel

Camping and hiking Lago Bay

Camping and hiking Lago Bay
A place to enjoy a peaceful walk among the trees or meet the reptiles on a guided walk

Camping in Humajalanta and Ciudad de Itas

Camping in Humajalanta and Ciudad de Itas
A caveman or a scout- the choice is yours.

Circuito Historico Sanandita

Circuito Historico Sanandita
Sink in the atmopshere of the real Bolivian military, its practices and history.

Circuito por el Rio Yacuma: Un Zoologico Natural

Circuito por el Rio Yacuma: Un Zoologico Natural
Observe exotic extinct species in their natural habitat

City Tour Downtown - Potosi

City Tour Downtown - Potosi
The town of the silver, that is rich in every meaning.

City Tour Tarija

City Tour Tarija
Around 500 years old, the town has a lot to offer for everyone.

Ciudad de Potosi

Ciudad de Potosi
Time travel to the sixteenth century on the streets of Potosi.

Climbing the Sajama

Climbing the Sajama
If you miss the winter, don't miss climbing the Sajama even in July.

Cochabamba city tour

Cochabamba city tour
The gastronomic capital of Bolivia

Community coexistence - Julo community - Torotoro

Community coexistence - Julo community - Torotoro
Become a farmer for a day or two and grow a lemon tree along with the local people.

Gliding in Copacabana

Gliding in Copacabana
Fly - one of the trendiest experiences in Copacabana!

Hand gliding in the Uchumachi Mountain - Coroico

Hand gliding in the Uchumachi Mountain - Coroico
See the stunning Uchumachi Mountain from a different angle

Hiking Cerro Brujo - San Buenaventura

Hiking Cerro Brujo - San Buenaventura
The vast diversity of flora and fauna may take you on a multi-day adventure

Hiking the Chuchini Snactuary

Hiking the Chuchini Snactuary
A small man-made jungle with nice picnic spots

Hiking the El l Angosto or Canon del Pilcomayo - Villamontes

Hiking the El l Angosto or Canon del Pilcomayo - Villamontes
A masterpiece of nature with waters that can both heal and feed you

Hisotric Downtown circuit

Hisotric Downtown circuit
A tour that includes not only the colonial beauty of the buildings and the surrounding flora but could take you to the witch market too

Kayaking Copacabana

Kayaking Copacabana
A local favorite past time in Copacabana

Lago Bay

Lago Bay
Beauty and biodiversity of Amazonian fish

Misiones Jesuiticas Chiquitanas

Misiones Jesuiticas Chiquitanas
Discover Bolivia's Jesuit Baroque past

Otuquis Nacional Park

Otuquis Nacional Park
At the meeting place of three countries, this is one of the richest ecosystems in the world

Pampalarama Ecoturism

Pampalarama Ecoturism
All tourist services are offered by local people so you can sense the real spirit of the place.

Pampas de Yacuma

Pampas de Yacuma
Go on a boat safari or explore the local communities

Parque Nacional Carrasco

Parque Nacional Carrasco
Diversity of landscapes in a single park

Rafting at the Espiritu Santo River - Villa Tunari

Rafting at the Espiritu Santo River - Villa Tunari
In the right time of the year, the rafting here could turn into a lifetime memory.

Reserva Eduardo Avaroa

Reserva Eduardo Avaroa
Geysers, volcanoes, protected species in the country's most visited reserved park.

Rock climbing Aranjuez - Sendero del Aguila

Rock climbing Aranjuez - Sendero del Aguila
Have your pick of climbing routes!

Rock descent in Torotoro

Rock descent in Torotoro
Rappel down breath-taking cliffs

Ruta Cultural Cobija - Porvenir

Ruta Cultural Cobija - Porvenir
May be the road to paradise is actually in Bolivia.

Ruta de la Muerte

Ruta de la Muerte
The world famous "road of death" offers a challenge for extreme cyclists and for even more extreme drivers

Ruta de los Cintis

Ruta de los Cintis
Feel like a real bolivian enjoying the hasienda lifestyle with a glass of nice wine

Ruta del Che Guevara

Ruta del Che Guevara
Where you can still meet the "living" history and get to know it.

Ruta del Vino

Ruta del Vino
Exciting discoveries for wine lovers

Sajama National Park circuit

Sajama National Park circuit
Healthy bath in the geysers, tasty lamb dinner and a sky crossed by colorful wings.

San Matias Natural Area

San Matias Natural Area
The second biggest natural reserve after "Ibare - Mamore"

Shopping traditional products

Shopping traditional products
Take a taste of Bolivia home with you

The Lauca River circuit

The Lauca River circuit
Discover the after-death beliefs and traditions of the community and see the beautiful flamingos

The San Jacinto Lake

The San Jacinto Lake
Bolivian lifestyle at its best - boating, fishing, and of course, trying all the local delicacies you've caught (or missed)

Tour around the Hedionda and Honda Lagoons in San Pedro de Quemes

Tour around the Hedionda and Honda Lagoons in San Pedro de Quemes
Variety of beautiful birds living among the picturesque flora of the two lagoons.

Trekking en el Camino El Choro

Trekking en el Camino El Choro
Trek through coca leave plantations to descend into the rain forest

Tropico de Cochabamba

Tropico de Cochabamba
A paradise for eco-tourists and adventure travelers

Visit to El Mirador Entre Rios - Tupiza

Visit to El Mirador Entre Rios - Tupiza
Hike to Tupiza river along the red road at the foot of the mountain

Visit to parks

Visit to parks
Places for recreation and fun for everyone - kids and their parents and grandparents

Visit to the Humajalanta and Chiflon Qaqa Caves

Visit to the Humajalanta and Chiflon Qaqa Caves
Fun times for hard core and aspiring speleologists alike

Visit to the San Jose Mine

Visit to the San Jose Mine
Explore up close the process and development of the mine

Visit to the Tiwanaku Archeological Complex

Visit to the Tiwanaku Archeological Complex
Bolivia's most important archaeological site - see it, learn about it, and maybe even buy a souvenir

Visit to the Town of Pulacayo

Visit to the Town of Pulacayo
The town that shaped the mining industry

Visit to the Town of Tiahuanacu

Visit to the Town of Tiahuanacu
Meditate on eternity as you stroll along colonial buildings built from stone blocks from nearby ruins

Bird watching at the Madidi park

Bird watching at the Madidi park
1,200 bird species in their natural habitat will make you want to fly

Camping at Madidi Park

Camping at Madidi Park
Another excitement for the camping lovers in Bolivia.

Hiking the Madidi park

Hiking the Madidi park
Discover the native reptiles, medicinal plants, trees as you trek through the park

North Yungas Road

North Yungas Road
The world's most dangerous road, this road in Bolivia with narrow lanes hugging the cliffs is also known as "Death road"

Theme Paths around the Madidi Park

Theme Paths around the Madidi Park
Hike in the footpath of nearly extinct animals in their natural habitat