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Located in the heart of South America, Bolivia is where the Andes and the Amazon collide. It’s a country surrounded by land with a diverse, beautiful landscape, friendly people and a wide range of climates.
From its charming colonial cities in the highlands of the Andes to its laid-back lifestyle in the eastern lowlands in the Amazon basin, the country is a place worth visiting. Not only does its unspoiled natural environment attract foreigners, but it is also where the cost of living and travelling is among the lowest you’ll find in Latin America. For some those who are looking for a place to escape the "rat race" lifestyle, Bolivia is an attractive option.

Potosí

It extends to the slopes a legendary mountain called Sumaq Orqo, which contained the largest silver mine in the world. Due to being at 4,090 m (13,420 feet) Potosi has to be known slowly, calmly and even with certain laxity. This simple carefulness will allow you to know every corner of the Imperial Village, and even, to enter in one of its historical mines, where you will have the chance of talking with the men that crack the bowel of the earth in search of silver.
The city is characterized by its Baroque architecture, its profusion of churches, monasteries and temples, palaces and mansions that decorate the narrow and paved streets. In the department of Potosi is situated the remarkable Salar de Uyuni, which has become one of the main tourist attractions in Bolivia. With an extension of 12,000 square kilometres, the place is a white ocean of salt surrounded by a chain of mountains.
Salar de Uyuni: Also known as the "Alaska of Bolivia ", this white ocean of salt with an extension of 12,000 square kilometres, is located in a deserted region southwest of the country, between the departments of Potosi and Oruro. The colour of its deserts, fabulous lagoons and its volcanic lands are not only beautiful but incomparable. The lagoons are part of the Eduardo Avaroa National Park and have the singular characteristic of changing colour according to the weather. But the beauty of these mirrors of water goes further on. In the Laguna Colorada or Nido de los Andes, there are more than 30,000 flamingos of three varieties; and also, vizcachas, geisers and volcanic wells. La Paz was founded after the clamors of the civil war ceased, Don Pedro de la Gasca, ordered, to the captain Alonso de Mendoza, the creation of a city to commemorate the end of the confrontations. The command was completed on October 20th, 1548, and a town of peace was founded for perpetual memory.
Since its establishment, the city has known how to harmonize those features of its cultural and architectural legacy, with discreet flashes of modernity that constitute genuine brushstrokes of the future in the Andean height.
Squares invaded by hundreds of hungry doves, markets of crafts in which words in quechua and aymara are whispered, a valley that resembles to the moon surface, streets in perpetual ascent that end in sublime colonial churches. However, it is crucial to walk slowly if you want to evade the rigors of the 3,640 m.a.s.l.

LA PAZ

Moon Valley is located about 6 miles (10Km) south of La Paz's city center. It is a maze of canyons and pinnacles that have been eroded by wind and rain. It offers astonishing sights that seem from another world.
Tiwanaku is one of the most fascinating places to visit. It is an ancient city that consists of pre-Inca ruins archaeologists believe were built before the birth of Christ. The ruins are located near Lake Titicaca, about 45 miles (72km) west of La Paz along paved roads.
Witches Market is popular tourist attraction in La Paz. This famous market hosts a crowded line of bizarre shops, where you'll find magic spells, sorcery, potions and see real life witches.

SUCRE

Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia, preserves the essence of its splendid past. People say that in August of 1825, the members of the Deliberating Assembly met in this welcoming Andean village, to proclaim the independence of the country.
Declared Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO, it is a small place in perpetual serenity. Inspiring, discreet and wrapped in an intellectuality halo, the city is the haven of the young students that are formed in the classrooms of the Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier.
Thanks to its colonial essence, to its intellectuality atmosphere, to its old houses and the extraordinary castle of La Glorieta, to the irresistible beauty of its landscape and the warmth of its people, the capital city of Bolivia will always be a temptation for the traveller.

TITICACA

Is the highest navigable lake in the world (3,810 m.a.s.l.) and the bigger in extension in South America, with an area of 8,300 square kilometres.
It is located in the highland of Bolivia and Peru, becoming a natural border between both countries. In the Bolivian area, the islands of El Sol, Suriki and Kalahuta, are rural but fascinating places, in which the features of the old Andean cultures can still be perceived.
But the islands of weavers of rafts and expert fishermen are not the only attractions. In the southern shores of the lake sits the pastoral town of Copacabana (department of La Paz), home of the miraculous Virgen Morena. The image -venerated by the whole highland- was carved by a descendant of the Inca. About a 3 hours drive from La Paz, Copacabana offers many attractions and it is a great hub for exploring the different Inca ruins around Lake Titicaca.

SALAR DE UYUNI

With an extension of 12,000 square kilometers, the Salar de Uyuni, also known as the "Alaska of Bolivia ", is located in a deserted region southwest of the country, between the departments of Potosi and Oruro. The color of its deserts, its volcanic lands and fabulous lagoons, are not only attractive but incomparable.

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