Perhaps this destination is not one of the most popular among travelers, however, Bolivia has great attractions and a cultural heritage like no other on the continent. This country keeps many of its natural treasures intact thanks to the little intervention that of man in them, but also offers its vibrant environments, colorful markets, happy festivals and even extreme adventures.
It is the highest navigable lake in the world and a sacred place for the ancient Inca civilization, who believed that this is where the world was created. It is located south east of Peru and west of Bolivia, just a few hours from its capital, La Paz, from where you can take buses to Copacabana, a small tourist town located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There you can find a variety of lodgings, restaurants and craft shops for all budgets.
In the lake there are several islands, some are part of the Peruvian side and others of the Bolivian side. Among those belonging to Bolivia is Isla del Sol, where the Challapampa community and the Yumani community live. Throughout this island it is possible to find different bays, settlements and archaeological sites such as Chincana, an ancient Inca palace built in the shape of a labyrinth. On this island it is also possible to take a bath on the beaches of Challapampa which, with its white sands, resembles a tropical beach.
It was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca empire that includes lands of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Chile. The ruins of this city certify the cultural and political importance of this civilization and its knowledge in agriculture, art, technology and architecture. Details of its construction remain an enigma, as the form and tools used to carve the stone in such a detailed manner, as well as the reasons for the demise of this culture.
Salar de Uyuni
The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most impressive destinations in South America and of course a must if you plan to travel to Bolivia. Located at 3600 meters above sea level, the Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt desert in the world, which in the months of January and February became a gigantic mirror due to the increase in rainfall in this area. The rest of the year rains are scarce in this area so the salt offers an aspect similar to a white sea where perspective is lost.