Bolivia, officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia, is the highest, most secluded and most rugged nation of the southern hemisphere. There are plenty of tourist attractions and adventure activities available like horse back riding, rafting, trekking, events and festivals.
The country’s capital La Paz has been nicknamed as the ‘city that touches the clouds’, as it is the world’s highest capital city, with an altitude of over 4000 meters. Near La Paz, you can visit Lake Titicaca, the highest natural lake in the world. Other attractions include the Noel Kempff Mercado, Kaa Iya and Amboró national parks, the Altiplano, Copacabana, Ayata, Sorata, the Cordillera Real (Royal Mountain Range), Mount Condoriri Range, Chacaltaya Mountain and the spectacular landscape of Moon Valley
Get a glimpse into the past at various historical sights, museums, galleries and architectural treasures like the Museo de la Casa de la Moneda, Cathedral of Sucre, San Benito church and Casa Real de Moneda (National Coining House) are amongst the best museums in southern Bolivia. Other famous attractions are puzzling ruins of Tiahunico, the Island of the Sun, the Convent of San Fransisco and the Convent of Santa Teresa, Compania de Jesus on Calle Ayacucho and UNESCO world heritage site, the Historic City of Sucre.
There are many adventure sports and outdoor activities available like trekking on the high peaks of La Paz, Andes Mountain, Illimani, Huyana Potosi, and Pequeño Alpamayo. Boating and sailing at Isla Del Sol and Isla de la Luna or walking by the artifical lakes of Lagunas Del Kari Kari are other options. Potosi, with its silver-mines is not only a UNESCO world heritage site, but also one of the country’s best outdoor destinations. In and near the city, you can find beaches, bike trails, boating, camping, fishing, golf courses, hiking, skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Bolivia has exciting shopping options like the Witches Market (Mercado de Hechiceria) in La Paz, the Mercado Negro and Ketal Supermarket, just to name a few.
Bolivia’s weather varies significantly from one climatic zone to another. Summers are typically warm and wet whereas winters are generally cold and dry. Keep in mind that due to the high altitude, it can get extremely cold in areas such as the altiplano, or La Paz. For more information or any other query join our community. You can chat, view photos, read blogs, make friends and even meet travel partners.
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