The 300 year old churches are wonderfully preserved and completely unique, combining prominent elements of Western architecture with local materials and craftsmanship. Most resemble large houses and are built entirely of wood.
How will you recognize a cholita? Cholitas are easy to recognize! They wear a very distinctive traditional dress composed of brilliantly-colored layered skirts (polera), which usually reach to the ankles (a cholitas’ ankles are considered to be a very beautiful physical asset!).
As the first rays of sunshine pierce the jungle canopy in the Madidi National Park you are roused from your slumbers by the strident call of the brilliantly plumaged macaws as they join the dawn chorus of birds and monkeys, celebrating the start of another day in the majestic Bolivian rainforest.
Salar de Uyuni (the Salt Flats of Uyuni) was formed thousands of years ago when two enormous salt-water lakes dried up to form the largest, highest (nearly 12,000 feet above sea level) and flattest salt deposit in the world.
As proud Bolivians who wish to share our beautiful culture and outstanding natural beauty with you, we want to dispel some of the old stigmas that no longer fit this modern country as it continues to advance into the new millennium.
With its diverse topography and climate, Bolivia is already a country of superlatives. The real surprise, however, is just how determined Bolivia is to preserve its natural beauty for future generations to enjoy.