Covering nearly nineteen thousand square kilometres, this park is home to some of the most diverse plant and animal life in South America.
#02 Salar de Uyuni
A vast, perfectly flat expanse of dazzling white surrounded by high mountain peaks, the Salar de Uyuni is the world’s biggest salt lake and, perhaps, Bolivia’s most extraordinary attraction.
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One of the cradles of Andean civilization, and once the centre of a massive empire, Tiwanaku is among South America’s most intriguing archeological sites.
The highest city in the world, the legendary silver-mining centre of Potosí boasts some of the finest Spanish colonial architecture on the continent.
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#05 Folk music and dance
Far more than just panpipes, Bolivian folk music and dance is as vibrant and varied as the country itself.
#06 Oruro Carnaval
One of South America’s most colourful fiestas, during which thousands of costumed dancers parade through the streets and revellers indulge in heavy drinking and indiscriminate water fighting.
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#07 La Paz
Nestled in a deep canyon at an altitude of over 3500m, Bolivia’s de facto capital is the highest in the world, and a fascinating melting-pot of modern urban and traditional Aymara cultures.
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This starkly beautiful reserve is a haven for rare Andean wildlife.
La Paz’s Witches’ Market offers a fascinating insight into the secretive world of Aymara mysticism and herbal medicine.
#10 Biking down the world’s most dangerous road
Pastry parcels filled with a rich stew of meat and vegetables, salteñas are an ideal mid-morning snack.
#12 Inca trails
#13 Andean textiles
The traditional weavings of indigenous highland communities are among the finest expressions of Andean culture
The Jesuit mission churches offer a splash of incongruous splendour and historical intrigue in the wilderness.
#15 Isla del Sol
Isla del Sol is the spiritual centre of the Andean world, revered as the place where the sun and moon were created.
Known as the White City, Bolivia’s capital is a jewel of colonial architecture and a lively university city that combines serene dignity with a provincial charm.
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#17 Mountain climbing
With six peaks over 6000m Bolivia is a paradise for experienced mountaineers. Novices can arrange a guided climb up 6090m Huayna Potosí.