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Bolivia Destinations - Destinations In Bolivia
Below you'll find some of the top destinations in Bolivia. You'll find many things to do and see in this country. Bolivia destinations and attractions are listed by city. Click on one of the city links to find more attractions and things to do within that city.
La Paz & Nearby Destinations
La Paz is the top destination in Bolivia for travelers because its stunning beauty and many attractions located in the area. La Paz is the world's highest capital city, sitting in a sunken valley in the Andes Mountain range. The city is located at an elevation of about 11,811 feet (3,600 meters) above sea level.
Santa Cruz & Nearby Destinations
Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz is a top Bolivia destination and lies in the tropical low lands of eastern Bolivia. The city is also known as Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Santa Cruz is by far Bolivias most prosperous city and is among the fastest growing, with a population exceeding La Paz in the past ten years.
Samaipata: Visit Inca ruins in Samaipata about a 2 hours drive from Santa Cruz through the lush green foothills of the Andean Mountains, where you'll see incredible scenery on the way. It is also near Valleygrande, the place where Che Guevara had his revolution and was executed.
Salar de Uyuni is a must-see Bolivia destination. Salar de Uyuni was once a giant salt lake. The lake dried up and left behind a massive salt desert. You can now tour these salt flats and see some of the world's most natural wonders such as geysers, hot springs, volcanoes, giant cacti, red and green lakes. Also home to pick flamingos and herds of vicuna, the endangered relative of the llama.
Sucre: Sucre is a historical Bolivia destination and is the constitutional capital of Bolivia, with a population of 247,300 & located in the south-central part of Bolivia in the Andean Mountain range. Known for its colonial history, with many colonial buildings throughout the city. In 1991, UNESCO declared it a world heritage site, with many cultural attractions, museums, shops, and restaurants.
Potosi: Potosi is said to be one of the highest city in the world at about 4,090 m (13,454 feet) above sea level. Potosi was once a wealthy city because of the large amounts of silver ore deposits in Cerro Rico and the mines there were a major supply of silver for the Spanish Empire over three hundred years ago. You can now tour these mines in Potosi.
Oruro: The city of Oruro lies in the Andes Mountain range in the normally cold, brown Altiplano region and is one of Bolivia's high altitude cities, sitting at an elevation of about 3706 meters (12,158 feet) above sea level. Oruro is Bolivia's folklore capital, home of the Carnaval de Oruro, one of the biggest carnivals in South America.
Cochabamba: The city of Cochabamba lies in the heart of Bolivia and is located in a valley surrounded by the Andes mountain range. The city sits at an elevation of 2,550 meters (8,366 ft.) above sea level and is Bolivia's third largest city with a population of close to one million people.
Rurrenabaque: Rurrenabaque is a small town in the northern part of Bolivia and has become a popular Bolivia destination for travelers or ecotourists wanting to see parts of the Bolivian Amazon, with its close proximity to the pristine forests of Madidi National Park (Parque Nacional Madidi) and to see the plentiful wildlife of the surrounding pampas along Rio Yacuma.