Cochabamba sprawls out at the base of its own plain presented by the folds and contours of the Altiplano and the Andes. Almost midway between Santa Cruz and La Paz, this nature friendly neighbourhood and dramatic geographical location make for a fine balance of urban living and outdoor pursuits. Inhabited for over a thousand years, the department of Cochabamba is one of Bolivia’s most understated regions. Cochabamba is a wonderful destination in its own right, featuring beautiful year round weather, stunning nature reserves, ancient archaeological sites as well as a colourful and dynamic culture which pride... More
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Set against a striking backdrop of snow capped mountains, Nuestra Senora de La Paz, commonly known as La Paz, is Bolivia’s third most populous city and the world’s highest seat of government. Juxtaposed with the colourful lifestyle and traditions of the Aymara people, is a cosmopolitan city full of modern cafes, museums, clubs, bars and restaurants. One of the highest cities in the world, La Paz is best explored at a slow pace, taking the time to soak up the city’s rich culture and fascinating history. With its numerous fascinating sights, free events, and cool places to go out, La Paz truly is ... More
Potosi is an attractive town in Southern Bolivia and is the ideal destination to experience Bolivian culture and history. Potosi has many old and active mines since it was once a major supplier of silver for the Spanish empire. Situated at an average elevation of 4090 mts above sea level Potosi gained its fame from below the ground. Today, the main attractions in Potosi remain its elegant glorious buildings and historical machinery. The town that once brought great wealth to South America’s Spanish masters, Potosi is now hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Regarded for its charming history, ancient sigh... More
Set among the steamy, tropical lowlands just beyond the last Andean foothills, Santa Cruz is Bolivia’s economic powerhouse. An isolated frontier town until the middle of the twentieth century, the city has since become the biggest in the country, a sprawling metropolis with a booming oil, gas, timber, cattle and agro industry economy. This rapid growth and the availability of land has attracted a diverse range of immigrants to Santa Cruz, including Japanese rice farmers, German speaking Mennonites and, far poorer, indigenous migrants from the Andes. Santa Cruz may surprise you with its small town feeling, c... More
The constitutional capital of Bolivia, Sucre has a well preserved historic center, with many buildings dating back to the city's founding in the 16th century. As a World Heritage Site, Sucre abides by strict development rules, helping the city to retain its impressive views, buildings, and character. Sightseeing in Sucre reveals a distinctly Spanish style and form, though the colors of indigenous dress and art permeate the look of the city. Situated in a valley and surrounded by scenic mountains, the climate in town remains temperate and mild, perfect for walking tours. Proud, genteel Sucre is Bolivia’s... More