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Travel Articles About Bolivia


Bolivia in Pictures
Explore the Andes, the altiplano, Lake Titicaca, highland valleys, salt flats, the Yungas and tropical Amazonia - brilliant Bolivia. Includes a section of Historical Photos.

| Places and Destination | Art and Culture | Geography and Wildlife

Places and Destinations:

A Tour of Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America. This photographic tour takes us from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia, with stops at islands important to the Inca Empire, archaeological sites, the floating islands of the Uros and views of the magnificent scenery of earth, sky and deep, blue water.

Salar de Uyuni
The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia's southwestern altiplano is a high-altitude salt pan, considered the largest in the world, and a compelling destination for its wide open, blindingly white expanse, the lagoons with their coloful flamingos, a cacti-covered oasis and the famed salt hotel. Take this photographic tour and you won't need sunglasses, sunscreen or suffer altitude sickness!

Jesuit Missions of South America
The Jesuit Missions in South America began in Brazil, then spread to what is now Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, with one in Uruguay. They are all on the tourist mission circuit, and a worthwhile visit to learn about Spanish and Portuguese colonial history.

Bolivia for Visitors
Expanded with updated and new information, photos and maps, this is a basic introduction to the many regions and touring possibilities in South America's landlocked country often called the "Tibet of South America."

Bolivia's National Parks
Bolivia, South America's highest landlocked country, has some of the most pristine, wild and rugged national parks, with a tremendous variety of wildlife species in their natural environments, on the continent.

Lake Titicaca
Sacred lake in Incan mythology and favored destination - find out why millions revere this lake.

La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz, one of the two capitals of Bolivia, nicknamed the city that touches the clouds, is one of the highest cities on earth and the center of Bolivian legislative government, culture and tourism.

Oruro
Oruro is called the folkloric capital of Bolivia for its adherence to traditional customs, including the famed Devil's Dance, or Diablada, performed during Carnaval. It also draws tourists to hot springs, the flamingos and other wildlife at Lake Poopó, desert mirages, volcanic activity, the great salt lakes at Coipasa and Salinas de Garcia Mendoza, and the rock formations at Pumiri.

Sucre
Called the City with Four Names, Sucre is the second capital of Bolivia, home to the Bolivian Supreme Court, a colonial heritage city with the one of the oldest universities in the Americas, intriguing attractions and a wealth of cultural traditions to entice the visitor. Tiwanaku, Bolivia
Text, map and pictures of Bolivia's premiere archaeological site.

Art and Culture:

La Fiesta del Señor Jesús del Gran Poder
Held annually at the beginning of June, the Fiesta del Gran Poder is La Paz's biggest street party. The festival centers around the devotion to Christ as the second person in the Holy Trinity based on an anonymous painting of the Trinity dating from the early XVII century.

Carnaval
In Bolivia, Oruro, Santa Cruz, Tarija and La Paz hold carnavals but the carnaval in Oruro,is the most famous. It takes place for the eight days preceeding Ash Wednesday. in Rio where the escolas de samba choose a new theme each year, carnaval in Oruro always begins with the diablada or devil dance. The diablada is a centuries-old ritual surviving unchanged from colonial days.

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria
The festival, sometimes lasting days, is a mix of Christian and pagan religions and is celebrated in Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela on February 2.

Geography and Wildlife:

The Dinosaurs of South America
Patagonia and other sites are fossil-rich with numerous new species.

The Pantanal
Home to thousands of wildlife species, the Pantanal is a huge wetlands, and a must on a wildlife-lover's travels.


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