Bolivia officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia) is a landlocked country located in western-central South America. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is the Andean mountain range, with its largest city and principal economic centers located in the Altiplano.
Capital: La Paz
Population: 11 million
Dialing code: +591
Language: Spanish, Asmara, Quechua, Chiquita no and Tupi Guaranl.
1.Salar de Uyuni
For a truly out-of-this-world travel destination, it’s hard to match the Salar de Uyuni. One of the flattest places in the world, the 4,000-square-mile salt flats were formed by a prehistoric lake. Visitors travel in 4×4 vehicles across the expanse of the salt flats to visit locally fashioned structures made entirely from bricks of salt. The salt flats are at their most spectacular after a rain, when water sitting atop the cemented salt acts like a mirror, perfectly reflecting the sky above.
Bordering Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America. Incans, as well as a number of other native peoples, are thought to have originated in the region. Near the south-eastern shore of the lake lies Tiwanaku, ruins of an ancient city state that scholars believe was a precursor of the Inca Empire. Lake Titicaca is a popular vacation destination. The original Copacabana is a favorite resort for both tourists and locals.
Dubbed the “World’s Most Dangerous Road” Yungas Road runs from La Paz to Bolivia’s Amazon rainforest region in the north of the country. From La Paz, the road climbs around 15,000 feet before descending around 4,000 feet to the town of Coroico. The road has proved dangerous for those traveling in vehicles, but Yungas have become a favorite travel attraction for mountain bikers who rave about the 40-mile-long stretch of downhill riding.
4.Reserva Eduardo Avaroa
The Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in the harsh Southwest Circuit region of Bolivia was created to protect the endangered vicuna and the llareta plant. The reserve is also home to some of the planet’s most unusual landscapes. Bright white salt flats and the rainbow-colored mineral lakes of Los Lipez are both much too harsh to support human life but are a refuge for many rare and endangered South American species including several large colonies of flamingo. A trip here feels much like a trip to a strange and beautiful new planet.
5.Madidi National Park
Madidi National Park stretches from the Andes to the Amazon. Encompassing over 7,000 square miles, Madidi is known as one the most biologically diverse parks in the world. Visitors to Madidi may spot an elusive jaguar, a giant otter or the titi monkey, a species of monkey found nowhere else in the world. More than 11 percent of the planet’s 9,000 species of birds can be found in Madidi National Park.
|Hostal Rosario||Av. Illampu, La Paz, Bolivia||+591 2 2451658|
|Caparuch||Avenida San Martín, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, bolivia||+591 3 3423303|
|Hotel Cortez||Avenida Cristóbal De Mendoza 280, Santa Cruz de la Sierra,bolivia||+591 3 3331234|
|Camino Real||Capitán Ravelo, La Paz,bolivia||+591 2 2441515|
|Hostal La Cúpula||Michel Pérez, Copacabana,bolivia||+591 2 8622029|