Get Inspired / South America / Bolivia Bolivia Highlights, South America Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South America / Bolivia Bolivia Highlights, South America story by: Contiki La Paz The highest capital city in the world and home to more than a million Bolivians. Visit the Witches’ Market where you can buy a strange assortment of potions, silver jewellery and sweets. Just outside of La Paz is the Valle de la Luna, an eroded hillside maze of miniature canyons and pinnacles, and the historical centre of Tiahuanaco, Bolivia’s most important archaeological site, where to this day, they are still finding ancient archeological artifacts. Copacabana & Lake Titicaca Lake Titicaca has 36 islands with exceptionally clear sapphire-blue water. The Island of the Sun and Island of the Moon, are the legendary sites of the Inca’s creation myths. Suriqui Island is world-renowned for its totora reed boats and Kalahuta Island for its stone tombs. The main Bolivian town on Lake Titicaca’s shores is Copacabana, famous for its 16th century shrine, the Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana. Uyuni Salt Flats This 12,000 sq km saltpan was once part of a prehistoric salt lake which covered most of southwestern Bolivia. It’s estimated to contain 10 billion tons of fine salt reserves, and produces 19,700 tons per year. The Island of Fishermen, which is considered an unusual name when there is no water or fish, is in the middle of the saltpan, has spectacular stands of cactus. The village of Uyuni, southeast of the saltpan, is a good base for excursions. Sucre & Potosi Sucre is a living expression of both colonial and modern times. The cathedral, museums, churches and galleries of La Recoleta offer fine examples of history, colonial and modern art. Three hours from Sucre is Potosi, a famous colonial city with turquoise lakes and the peak of Huayna Potosí, which was once also a source of silver during colonial times. According to the legend, Potosi has produced enough silver to build a solid silver bridge from Potosi to Madrid. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 9 things you need to know before you cruise Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Top 6 places to take a selfie Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.