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NATURE TOURS

UYUNI SALT FLAT

Stretching as far as the eye can see, this immense sea of salt is one of the most fascinating sights in the world. It is also the world’s largest reserve of lithium, one of the most sought-after minerals in the world, as well as the world’s highest and largest salt reserve. During the rainy southern summer, a thin covering of water transforms the Salar into an enormous mirror, reflecting the vibrant blue of the sky, the towering clouds and the distant mountaintops.

ISLA INCAHUASI

An island situated in the center of the Salar, with a rock formation that contains the remains of corals and seashells. The island is populated by a species of cactus that grows up to 7 meters tall, at a rate of 1 centimeter per year. They can become up to 700 years old.

ISLA PESCADO

An ancient volcano, in the form of a fish. On the surface one can see white and brown chalky crusts, more than 10 centimeters thick, which are composed of fossilized algae.

GRUTA DE LAS GALAXIAS

Sub-aquatic geological formation with calcareous (or chalky) structures. This cave was formed as calcium carbonate dissolved on contact with subterranean waters and rain. It was formed in prior to glaciation, more than 16,000 years ago.

PRE-INCAIC CEMETERY (Cueva del Diablo or "The Cave of the Devil")

A cavern used as a cemetery by ancient civilizations.

VALLEY OF THE CORAL CACTUS

At the top of the Gruta de Las Galaxias, there is a collection of ancient corals, sometimes called “coral cactuses” or “petrified trees” because of their shape. These corals were formed in an inland sea/on the ocean floor. The coral extracted minerals from the water passing through the central channel, and deposited calcium carbonate, building up the treelike forms visible here.

VOLCAN OLLAGÜE

An active volcano, where visitors can see small eruptions of gases. A few kilometers from Laguna Hedionda, on the side of the road, there is an overlook from which travelers can see the volcano as well as rock formations in the form of waves.

LLAJTAQAQA (City of Stone)

A maze of rock outcroppings formed by hardened volcanic pumice, called ignimbrite, which has formed into spectacular assemblages that resemble a city, with trails, plazas, streets and windows where you can stop to listen to the song of the wind.

LAGUNA HEDIONDA

A lake with a depth of no less than 20 cm, and deposits of ulexite, gypsum, lithium, boron and potassium. It owes its name, which means “foul-smelling lake” to the sulfurous gases that it emits.

LAGUNA CELESTE

A lake located at the feet of Volcán Uturuncu. In the winter, the lake is frozen, and during the summer it is a habitat for various species of birds.

ARBOL DE PIEDRA

A volcanic rock, 5 meters tall, that has been eroded into the shape of a tree. Its base is composed of quartz crystals, feldspar and biotite, which are sensitive to erosion by wind and rain. The upper part is composed of a harder, erosion resistant material, rich in iron.

LAGUNA COLORADA

An emblem of the region, with a depth of approximately 80 cm. Its color comes from algae that expel red particles into the water with changes in the temperature.

SOL DE MAÑANA (GEISERES)

Constant volcanic activity in the region has left numerous craters. Boiling water from deep underground travels up a vent and escapes to the surface in columns up to 50 meters tall.

POLQUES (HOT SPRINGS)

Hot subterranean waters, over 60ºC, known locally as a source of energy and for their power to alleviate arthritis and rheumatism.

VALLE DE DALI

This valley boasts timeless rock formations surrounded by landscapes and attractions that foreshadow the arrival at Laguna Verde. In the middle of the desert, these surrealist forms give the appearance of an artistic painting.

LAGUNA BLANCA

This is one of the highest lakes in the world. Its coloration is due to sulfates and magnesium carbonates present in the water.

LAGUNA VERDE

Laguna Verde, joined to Laguna Blanca by a narrow channel, is named for its spectacular emerald color. This color comes from the interaction of the sun with dissolved mineral particles. On account of its physical conditions – similar to those on Mars 3.7 billion years ago – this lake has been the subject of study of a team of researchers associated with NASA.

ECOTURISMO SURIQUIÑAS

Ubicación: cercana a la Cordillera Real Comunidad, Suriquiñas - Altopeñas (Aymaras). Facilidades: La comunidad brinda servicios de transporte desde La Paz, guías para los trayectos y sitios de camping. Trekking de 3 días por la Cordillera Real, cruzando cerca a lagunas de glaciares y al TuniCondoriri. Actividades: Bicicleta de Montaña por la misma Cordillera Real y convivencia con las comunidades locales.

ECOTURISMO TACASO

Ubicación: río Tacaso - norte Parque Nacional Madidi. Comunidad: Tacaso (Aymarás, Quechuas y Tacanas). Facilidades: La comunidad cuenta con un Albergue Ecológico para 16 personas y servicios de tours con guía por la Jungla y el área protegida del Madidi. Actividades: caminatas por circuitos del Madidi, convivencia con las comunidades locales, paseos en bote y canoas y observación de vida salvaje.

PARQUES NACIONALES

Bolivia se encuentra entre los 10 países del mundo con mayor extensión territorial de áreas protegidas. La región de La Paz - Beni cuenta con cinco áreas protegidas importantes: Madidi, Apolobamba, Cotapata, reserva de la biosfera Pilón Lajas y la Estación Biológica de Beni. Muchas empresas organizan expediciones de varios días o caminatas cortas en las distintas áreas protegidas de la región.

RIOS HUARINILLA Y COROICO

Calificados con un nivel 3, ambos ríos se encuentran en la región del Parque Nacional Cotapata, cercanos a la turística población de Coroico. El río Huarinillas se junta al río Coroico cerca de la población de Santa Bárbara y sus cristalinas aguas son ideales para la práctica del Rafting de nivel intermedio. Actividades: caza fotográfica, trekking, camping, rafting.

RIO TUICHI

Calificado con un nivel 5, el Río Tuichi es uno de los más recomendados del mundo para la práctica del Rafting profesional. Sus aguas cruzan el Parque Nacional Madidi, una de las áreas protegidas con mayor biodiversidad del planeta, la cual ha sido catalogada entre los 20 destinos turísticos más importantes del mundo por NationalGeographic. Actividades: caza fotográfica, trekking, camping, rafting.

JUNGLA AMAZONICA

Existen varios tours que se adentran en la región Amazónica de La Paz . La mayoría de ellos parten desde la población de Rurrenabaque. Generalmente se realizan recorridos en canoas por los ríos de la región, con posibilidad de contemplar vida salvaje. Ya en la región de la Jungla se realizan caminatas, convivencias con comunidades originarias y actividades como pesca o elaboración de artesanías, todas organizadas por los operadores turísticos. Actividades: caza fotográfica, trekking, observación del paisaje.

PARQUE CRETÁTICO - CAL ORCK'O - HUELLAS DE DINOSAURIO

Visita a la cantera cubierta por huellas de dinosaurio, que es la más larga conocida en el mundo, y al Parque Cretácico de dinosaurios con réplicas a exacta escala de estos animales extinguidos.

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