Bolivia’s Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca

isla del sol, bolivia

  At around 3,800 metres, straddling the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. Isla del Sol on the Bolivia side is the largest island on the lake but is still only around 15 km long. This is considered the birthplace of the Incas. According to tradition, it was here that the creator god Viracocha rose and… Read moreBolivia’s Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca

The Original Copacabana in Bolivia

Copacabana, Bolivia

The small town of Copacabana in Bolivia sits on the shore of Lake Titicaca, about a three-hour bus ride from La Paz through spectacular mountain and lakeside terrain. At 3,800 metres, Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world. Copacabana has become a travellers’ crossroads for those travelling between Bolivia and Peru (just across the lake), or to islands in the lake. But… Read moreThe Original Copacabana in Bolivia

Bolivia’s Mesmerizing Uyuni Salt Lake

Uyuni salt lake Bolivia

  We arrived before dawn in the middle of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt lake – bone dry during the southern hemisphere spring. The full moon cast a soft light over the immense salt flats, then as it dipped below the horizon, the rising sun suddenly washed a warm glow over the brilliant white salt, crystallized into strange polygon patterns that stretched… Read moreBolivia’s Mesmerizing Uyuni Salt Lake

Bolivia’s Spectacular Southwest Circuit

Laguna verde, Bolivia

It was a trip that more than lived up to its reputation. Bolivia’s most famous travel experience is the southwest circuit, a 3 to 4-day route that combines famous Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt lake, with the wild desert terrain of Eduardo Alvaro National Park in the southwest corner of the country. There are two main jumping off points for the trip. The… Read moreBolivia’s Spectacular Southwest Circuit