Bolivia

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Bolivia

Bike ride to Coroico

Start this thrilling ride amidst snow-covered Andes and bike 40 miles downhill through the steamy Yungas lowlands along the “world’s most dangerous road,” through spectacular gorges, dense cloud-forests, and cascading waterfalls, before reaching the picture-perfect tropical town of Coroico. From March to mid-December only.

Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, 63 miles east of La Paz, Ave. 16 de Julio #1490, Edificio Avenida, Planta Baja, Oficina #10, 011-591-2-2-313849, www.gravitybolivia.com
Tags: biking | things to do | outdoors | tour | adventure

Eco-stay in the Amazon

Go wild in Madidi National Park deep in the Amazon rainforest at Chalalán Eco Lodge, owned and operated by a local tribe and accessible via five-hour boat journey from the jungle town of Rurrenabaque. Best from May through October.

Madidi National Park, Chalalán Eco Lodge, Rurrenabaque, 45 miles northeast of La Paz; Comercial St., Central Zone, 011-591-3-892-2419, www.chalalan.com
Tags: smart splurge | things to do | outdoors | tour | adventure

Isla del Sol

Legend says the sun was created and the Inca dynasty was born on this striking island where you can hike through indigenous Aymara villages, check out ancient ruins, and admire the azure waters and mountain peaks surrounding Lake Titicaca. Daily boat rides from Copacabana waterfront.

Titicaca Tours, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana; dock at the end of Avenida 6 de Agosto, 011-591-102-862-2060
Tags: things to do | culture | architecture | history

Salar de Uyuni

Take a jeep tour around this lunar-like landscape, the world’s largest salt flats, bordering Chile in southwestern Bolivia. The adjoining Reserva Eduardo Avaroa is just as surreal, with multicolored lagoons, pink flamingos, and boiling geysers. Three- to four-day tours available.

Colque Tours, Avenida Potosí 54, 011-591-2-693-2199, www.colquetours.com
Tags: things to do | outdoors | tour | adventure

Tarabuco Sunday Market

This picturesque Sunday market near Sucre (1 hour away by bus) is Bolivia’s prime place to pick up colorful textiles and weavings by Quechua and Aymara communities that sell handmade goods here. We recommend taking a private guided tour.

Unlimited Adventure, www.unlimited-adventure.com
Tags: shopping | things to do | architecture | history | tour

Tiwanaku

Check out the maze of pyramids, gates, carvings, temples, and monoliths of this pre-Incan archeological site that once served as a ceremonial center for the ancient Tiwanaku civilization, with some sections dating to as early as 200 B.C. Seeing it with a half-day guided tour is best.

Crillon Tours, 45 miles west of La Paz, www.titicaca.com
Tags: things to do | architecture | history | tour

Witches' Market in La Paz

Choose your lucky charm at this unique market where Aymara ladies in colorful garb sell their mystic wares, from herbal potions and animal amulets to dried llama fetuses and good-luck talismans.

Calle Linares, off Calle Sagárnaga,
Tags: shopping | things to do | culture | market

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