Things to do in Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni

The most important thing all tourists need to know, and most don’t until visiting a tour operator, is that the name Salar de Uyuni (or Salt Flats) Tour is a bit misleading. Even though all trips do truly visit the Salt Flats, which is made-up of the best part of the tour that is only part of either a two or three-day trip. This trip is enough in itself, but many people combine it with (and most tours include) a visit to the grotto Galaxy Cave, formed by the explosion of burning lava into a cold lake, and a long way around down to the Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde nearby the Chilean border. It’s well worth it. The two lakes, in the Eduardo Aboroa Reserve, are a haven for birds and provide some of the most striking scenery when you are in Bolivia travel. Get there in the evening for the complete interesting colorful outcome.

Yungas Road

Yungas Road is one of the most famous activities spots when you are visiting in Bolivia travel with friends. Yungas Road is the exhilarating and death-defying bike ride along one of the world’s most dangerous roads. Enclosed by hilly environment and scary cliffs, the windy road gives 69 kilometers from La Paz to Coroico, joining the Amazonian rain-forest to the capital city. From La Paz, Yungas Road road hikes to everywhere 15,260 feet at La Cumbre pass, earlier slowly descendent to 3,900 feet at the city of Coroico. The fall in height above sea level means explorers experience both chilly situations in the Altiplano high ground and hot moist situations in the rain-forests below. These dangerous situations meant many of the buses and trucks went down the side of the cliffs taking with peoples livelihoods.

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the world’s uppermost controllable lake and the middle of a county where thousands of existence flowerpots eke out an alive casting in its icy waters, mounting potatoes in the stony property at its edge, and North Americans breathless for air; for more about Lake Titicaca just refer Bolivia travel guide. It is also where traces of the rich pre-Hispanic past still stubbornly cling, resisting in past centuries the Spanish conquistadors’ aggressive campaign to erase Inca and pre-Inca cultures and, in recent times, the lure of modernization. It might at first appear austere, but ancient holidays are marked with riotous celebrations where elaborately costumed processions and brass bands start a frenzy that lasts for days.

Isla Incahuasi

Isla Incahuasi is a rocky outcrop of land in the middle of Salar de Uyuni at an elevation of 11,995 feet above mean sea level. Isla Incahuasi is situated in the Potosi and Oruro sections in southwest Bolivia, nearby the top of the Andes. The path to reach the island is salt made. It’s also known as Inkawasi or Inka Wasi. Salar de Uyuni is a 10,500 sq.km sized salt lake inwardly Bolivia, the world’s largest of its kind and you can drive on it. The white ocean of salt is edged in by the Andes Peaks and expressions like new snow that’s not yet been troubled by paths. The world’s biggest salt flat is strictly not a road, but motivating here is absolutely amazing; if you want to know more facts about IsIa Incahuasi refer Bolivia travel guide for more information.

Torotoro National Park

The Torotoro National Park is one of the most attractive Parks in Bolivia. Don’t miss to visit Torotoro National Park when you are in Bolivia travel with your family or friends. The village of Torotoro is located on a small plain surrounded by mountain ranges of Huayllas and Condor Khaka. 138 kilometers from the town of Cochabamba, Torotoro keeps still its royal attraction and architecture. Torotoro is an area suitable for paleontology, archeological and cultural studies and research because of its richness in remains, dinosaur ways and skeletons. The park has more than 1000 species of plants as well as a great diversity of fauna. Visit spectacular places like the Grand Canyon and the Vergel, Dinosaurs tracks, Umajalanta Cave, Natural stone bridges, Cave paintings, and Museum of stone “Pachamama Huasi”.

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2016’s top sporting getaways

All sports fans will know how following their favorite team or athlete is a great way to explore some exotic global destinations. Not only does it provide you with an excuse to go to places that you’d never usually consider, but the carnival atmosphere of travelling with a group of supporters can be a lot of fun too. So here are some great sporting events to consider attending in 2016.

Olympic Games in Brazil

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Although the recent Olympic Games in London was a massive success, when the historic athletic event comes to Brazil it’s sure to ramp up the fun factor. Rio 2016 takes place for just over two weeks in August, and will be the first time that the summer Olympics have taken place in South America.

Rio de Janeiro is famous for its carnivals, bossa nova and its beautiful beaches, and will definitely provide one of the most memorable Olympics yet. Key moments to look out for include Usain Bolt aiming for a ‘triple-triple’ in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, as well as our own Bradley Wiggins looking to help the British cycling team overcome recent lack of form by achieving a further gold in Rio.

Golf at the Australian Open

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For something a little more genteel, but no less dramatic, the Australian Open will be held at the historic Royal Sydney Golf Club at the end of the year. It will be the fifteenth time that the venue has hosted the prestigious golfing event and many will be visiting the Coral site for the latest golf odds to see whether it looks likely that it will be Rory McIlroy for the Open Championship next year?

The golfing star has already been in great form with a Race to Dubai victory, but the Australian Open has featured many Australian victors, with this year’s winner Matt Jones keen to repeat his recent excellent performance.

Visiting the Superbowl in California

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And finally, for the sports fan who thinks they’ve seen everything, then a visit to the upcoming Superbowl in California this February should provide more than a little entertainment.

The Levi’s Stadium will hold a capacity crowd of 68,000 on 7 February where two teams compete for Superbowl glory at the end of yet another fascinating season. It’s still too early to say who will be in the final, but Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks have been showing great form. And regardless of who’s in the final, it should provide the perfect excuse to get a little Californian sunshine this winter.