Top 11 Best Things To Do In Bolivia

Bolivia has been on my trip radar since I visited Peru. I mean, the whole nation is breathtaking, and there seems to be an unending amount of natural wonders, delicious cuisine (I’m looking at you, Salteas), and some of the finest things to do in Bolivia. It really is a varied nation chock-full of amazing experiences for us travellers to enjoy.

Obviously, while planning any vacation, particularly if you don’t have much time, you’ll want to uncover the greatest activities to do that are just up your alley.

After all, no one wants to waste time on a vacation! With that in mind, I wanted to offer some of my favourite sites in Bolivia that you should consider visiting during your vacation. You’re going to enjoy the finest vacation ever!

Read on for more information about the top things to do in Bolivia.

Ride your bike over North Yungas Road.

The world's most dangerous road - BBC Travel

This terrifying section, often known as the “Death Road,” is officially featured on several lists of the world’s most hazardous roadways. It links La Paz to Yungas and is a thrilling journey that will have you sweating profusely from every pore of your body.

The route rises to 4650 meters at the La Cumbre Pass before descending sharply to 1200 meters in Coroico. Carelessness costs lives on this route, so be extremely cautious if you go, or travel with a reliable firm.

Pay a visit to the Salar de Uyuni.

The Salar de Uyuni Will Be Mined for Lithium | JSTOR Daily

Aren’t the salt flats breathtaking? Best of all, they’re really simple to see by taking a memorable 5-day tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats. In addition, you will be able to trek to Incahuasi Island and enjoy the most famous vistas from the peak.

This is one of the nicest things to do in Bolivia, but it may be tough to accomplish on your own, so hiring a guide is frequently a good idea.

At the Valley of the Moon, watch the sunset.

Valley of the Moon La Paz | Tickets & Tours - Tripadvisor

Valley of the Moon is what remains of a clay and sandstone mountain that has been battered through time by powerful winds and storms, and it is unquestionably one of the top things to do in Bolivia (particularly if you like beautiful landscapes).

Today, it seems to be a labyrinth of canyons and stalagmites, and it is really unusual and odd. Neil Armstrong allegedly gave it its name, however I’m still not sure whether I should trust them.

Travel to Laguna Colorada.

Laguna Colorada - Goparoo

Yes, you’ve probably realised by now how rich Bolivia is in natural beauty. And, guess what, the Laguna Colorada, or “Red Lake,” is no exception.

The first thing you’ll notice about this small salt lake, located around 14000 feet above sea level (though I didn’t count), is the really beautiful and utterly distinctive crimson colour generated by the red silt and algae that call Laguna Colorada home. It’s very stunning.

Discover the rainforest

An Extraordinary Partnership Saves Two Million Acres of the Bolivian Amazon from Fires and Deforestation – Rainforest Trust

While most people conceive of seeing the Amazon jungle from Brazil, embarking on an Amazonian trip from Bolivia is more cheaper and less congested. The village of Rurrenabaque serves as the beginning point, and from there you have two possibilities.

The pampas trips are the most affordable and provide the best chance to observe animals. The main difference is that the pampas are not deep in the rainforest, but rather on the outskirts of the Amazon basin.

Take a walk around Isla del Sol.

Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island Tour from La Paz 2023

The ideal way to see this island is to stay overnight, but if you’re short on time, a day excursion from Copacabana is still an option. Typically, your boat (or guide) would drop you off at one end of the island and pick you up at the other end. The trek is beautiful and will take the most of the day, so be prepared for a long day.

Visit the witch market in La Paz.

Witches Market in La Paz: A Look into Bolivia's Soul

Whether you like it or not, the Witch Market in La Paz has been there for a long time. Yes, it’s really grim, and you could feel uneasy at some of the locations, such as the dried lamas – it’s not for the faint of heart, so keep that in mind.

When you arrive, you’ll see a plethora of unusual concoctions and products such as owl feathers, dried snakes, and random tonics, however many appear to be geared to tourists today, so anticipate a plethora of souvenir shops instead.

Visit the Train Cemetery.

All about the Uyuni train cemetery (Bolivia) ⌛ | Howlanders

Yes, it’s as strange as it sounds, but it’s completely unique and you’ll either love it or hate it. The “Great Train Graveyard,” located on the outskirts of Uyuni, is a spot where numerous abandoned trains and equipment from the 1940s may be seen fully corroded by salt winds over the years.

The majority of these were brought from Britain in the early twentieth century. Visit this location early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid crowds; it is quite popular with tourists and photographers throughout the day.

Visit Lake Titicaca

The Floating Islands of Peru's Lake Titicaca | Nat Geo Traveller India

Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest altitude lake and South America’s biggest. It is the Inca civilization’s birthplace, surrounded by traditional communities and old ruins that are fascinating to explore and one of the top things to do in Bolivia (and Peru, for that matter).

Ascend the Mi Teleferico.

Mi Teleférico – La Paz, Bolivia - Atlas Obscura

This is the world’s tallest cable car system, operating at 4000 meters above sea level in La Paz! It’s an excellent method to escape traffic between La Paz and El Alto, and it provides a breathtaking aerial perspective of the city.

It’s definitely up there with some of the top things to do in Bolivia. Best of all, after all that trudging around and trekking, it might be a nice respite to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery all around you.

Explore the Museo del Tesoro.

Museums in Sucre, Chuquisaca


This unusual museum in Sucre, literally translating to “Treasure Museum,” is ideal if the weather becomes bad. The Museo del Tesoro, housed in one of the city’s oldest residences, exhibits tonnes of metals and precious stones unearthed throughout Bolivia.

There are particular sections devoted to various professions such as mining, jewellery, architecture, and geology, and you can even purchase high-quality jewellery here.

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