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TOROTORO NATIONAL PARK

The Torotoro National Park is located in the municipality that has the same name, at the northern end of the city of Potosí, 736 km from the capital city and 138 km from the city of Cochabamba.

It has an area of 16,570 hm² and is the smallest national protected area. Within its limits are ten rural communities and the urban population of Torotoro. The area created in 1989 with the main objective of protecting the scenic beauty of the area, that is, preserves the archaeological, palaeontological and speleological sites besides preserving flora and fauna of the region.

Umajalanta Cave

Located 8 kilometers west of Torotoro, in the community of Huayra K'asa, it is the largest and deepest cavern in Bolivia. Its name means "the water that is lost in the depths of the earth". It forms with large vaults, galleries and narrow steps. In its interior, there are formations of stalactites and stalagmites, which receive different names such as weeping willow tree, Christmas tree, concert hall, virgin and child.

Itas City

Located 21 km from Torotoro, at 3500 meters above sea level, it is a rocky formation that appears to be a stone citadel, with labyrinths, giant caves and cavities and the entrance of the rays of the sun, generate unique visual effects and too can appreciate cave paintings.

In the vast vault that is located in the deepest part of the route, there is a lagoon or spring water where live small blind fishes that can observe with facility. There are guided visits that are organized by qualified villagers and park rangers.

El Vergel and the canyon of Torotoro

It is 4 kilometers of Torotoro. In the trip through this canyon can see dinosaur footprints and geological formations. Descending to Vergel visitors can take a dip in the crystalline waters of river and observe the subtropical vegetation of the area. During the hike advises to be attentive and pending to observe parrots with red front and condors.

Center for Paleontological Interpretation Turtle Cemetery

Located 4 kilometers from Torotoro, in the community of Molle Cancha, with the samples on display can show the geological evolution of the adjacent area and the Park, in exhibition there are fossils, such as turtle remains and skulls of prehistoric crocodiles.

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