While traveling in Bolivia you will explore the different culture, the beautiful cities, the amazing scenery and much more. Due to the variety of the country, you can easily spend some weeks in Bolivia, and for moments, you will have the feeling that you are on a different planet because of the extraordinary Bolivian landscape. Bolivia: must-visit natural attractions.
In the following, you find a list of those 6 must-visit natural attractions in Bolivia.
Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions
1. Salar de Uyuni
The Salar de Uyuni stands on top of every bucket list of travelers that plan to travel to Bolivia. In Uyuni, you find the largest salt flats in the world with a size of 10,582 square kilometers. During the rainy season, from January to March, the salt flats are covered with water. Due to the reflection of the clouds on the ground, you can barely differentiate between sky and earth. The view is amazing, and the Uyuni salt flats are the perfect destination for travelers with a passion for photography. But also during the dry season, the salt flats are worth a visit. If you want to go and see this magical place, you should book a tour of the Salar de Uyuni!
2. Red Lagoon
If you book a 3-day tour of the Uyuni salt flats, you will see the beautiful Red Lagoon. The highlight of the Red Lagoon is the red flamingos living there. A special type of algae colors the water red. With a size of 54 square kilometers, the red lagoon is one of the most beautiful natural tourist attractions in Bolivia.
3. Sol de Mañana geysers
Another highlight you will visit during your 3-day tour to the Uyuni salt flats is the Sol de Mañana geysers that are located to the south of the Red Lagoon. Here you will see an area with a lot of volcanic activity and geysers. Most impressive are the huge vapours that can reach up to 50 meters!
4. Moon Valley
While staying in Bolivia’s capital La Paz, you should certainly do a tour of the Moon Valley; the natural area located 10 kilometers outside of La Paz. Neil Armstrong gave the valley its name since he was the first person that went to the moon. The valley resembles the moon structures due to its bizarre rock formations that look like craters. Worthwhile a visit!
5. Lake Titicaca and the Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca, located at 3,812 meters, is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. The lake is shared in almost equal parts by Bolivia and Peru. If you decide to visit the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, go to Copacabana. Copacabana is a small village nearby Peru, the starting point for tours to the famous Isla del Sol. According to a legend, this island is the place where the Incan Empire was born. A boat trip through the marvelous lake to the Isla del Sol is a sensation you will not forget.
6. Siloli Desert
You find this natural attraction in Bolivia in the department of Potosí. It is part of the Atacama desert, the driest desert in the world. The Siloli desert is the entrance to the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. In this area, you can also find the colorful lagoons and the great salar.
If you think about traveling to Bolivia, the natural attractions listed above are highlights you should certainly visit. But apart from that, visiting Sucre, the historic Bolivian city where the country’s independence was claimed, and a cultural walking tour through La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, should also be on your list.And for those who love a bit of adrenaline: do the mountain biking tour on the spectacular Death Road.
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