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BOLIVIA

Bolivia, one of the most underrated gems of South America, is bursting with opportunities for amazing adventures and unique cultural experiences. From the ancient Tiwanaku people, to more recently constructed Jesuit Missions, you will encounter many different ways of life. Bolivia is also home to the highest capital in the world. La Paz clocks in at 11,913ft above sea level!

Bolivia at a Glance

Population: 10 million
Flight time from Miami: 6.5 hrs
Most popular tourist attractions: Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca
Best known for: The world’s most dangerous road, El Camino de las Yungas, Home of Quinoa
Most Famous Citizens: (By death rather than birth) Both Che Guevara and Outlaw Butch Cassidy met their ends in Bolivia.

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Must Sees

Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats

Amid the Andes lies Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. The remains of a prehistoric lake that became dry, the salt flat is an otherworldly expanse of rock formations, islands of cacti, and pink flamingos. The world famous Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats will transport you to another dimension. With no distinction between land and sky, don’t get lost in the middle!

Camino de las Yungas

Better known as Death Road, this 50 mile stretch of road passes up and over mountains, chiseled out of cliff faces the whole way, with few to no safety rails. Dubbed ‘Death Road’ in 1995, its reputation as a mountain biking hotspot has spread worldwide for those brave enough to take the plunge.

Lake Titicaca

The largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world, Lake Titicaca is not only fascinating but beautiful as well. Situated on the border of Peru and Bolivia, both countries lay claim to parts of the lake.

Unique Sites

Reed Islands

Lake Titicaca is home to the Uros people who, for hundreds of years, have lived on the lake. Not by the lake, but on the lake, on islands made of reeds. This forgotten culture is unlike any in the rest of the world.

Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos

At the turn of the 17th century, Jesuit missionaries in Bolivia began to build a series of redduciones de indios (settlements of Christianized Indians) in what is now known as the Chiquitanía region of Bolivia. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991, the buildings have been restored to their former glory and are a treat for any history or architecture buff.

Tiwanaku

Spiritual and political home to the Tiwanaku people, a pre-Incan civilization, this ancient city flourished from about 400-900 A.D. Many of the ruins are still extremely well preserved and add to the number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bolivia.

Activities

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Top 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bolivia

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Best of, Bolivia, Travel, UNESCO World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , , , |

UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Bolivia Calling all history enthusiasts! Your next travel destination should include the beautiful country of Bolivia. Bolivia is surrounded by Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile and boasts 7 UNESCO [...]

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