*8. Jesuit Missions of chequitos: This region consists of six mission towns founded by a handful of Jesuit priests in the 17th and 18th centuries. The largest and best-known of these mission towns is San Jose de Chiquitos, though all of them provide a beautiful example of old Spanish frontier architecture.
San Jose de Chiquitos .
*7. Cerro Rico Potosi:
The “rich mountain” or “Cerro Rico” that towers over the city of Potosí once held the silver that lured Spanish Conquistadors to the world’s highest city.
Cerro Rico is the ideal travel destination for those who want to explore the affect that colonization had upon the indigenous people of Bolivia. Although the silver is long gone, tin is still mined from Cerro Rico.
*6.Reserva Eduardo Avaroa:
A trip here feels much like a trip to a strange and beautiful new planet. The Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in the harsh Southwest Circuit region of Bolivia was created to protect the endangered vicuna and the llareta plant. The reserve is also home to some of the planet’s most unusual landscapes.
Reserva Eduardo Avaroa.
Bright white salt flats and the rainbow-colored mineral lakes of Los Lipez are both much too harsh to support human life but are a refuge for many rare and endangered South American species including several large colonies of flamingo.
*5. Sucre: Known as the “City of Four Names”, Sucre is also called Charcas, La Plata and Chuquisaca. Founded in the 1500s by Spanish colonials, Sucre offers visitors a clear glimpse of life in aristocratic Spain in the 16th century.
City of four names.
Sucre has many important historical buildings worth visiting, including La Casa de la Libertad, where Simón Bolívar wrote the Bolivian Constitution, and Bolivia’s National Library, which features documents dating to the 15th century.
Each year in Oruro, just before Ash Wednesday, the city of Oruro hosts the Carnaval de Oruro, one of the most important folkloric and cultural events in all of South America.
The festival features over 28,000 dancers, performing a broad variety of ethnic dances. Around 10,000 musicians accompany the dancers. Unlike carnival in Rio where a new theme is chosen each year, carnival in Oruro always begins with the diablada or devil dance. It is considered to retain most of the artistic expression coming from pre-Columbian America.
Located near the south-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, Tiwanaku is one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire.
The community grew to urban proportions between the 7th and 9th centuries, becoming an important regional power in the southern Andes. At its peak the city had between 15,000–30,000 inhabitants. While only a small part has been excavated, Tiahuanaco represents the greatest megalithic architectural achievement of pre-Inca South America.
Today it is one of the top tourist attractions in Bolivia.
*2. Lake Titicaca: Bordering Peru and Bolivia , Lake Titicaca World largest commercial navigable lake at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level.
The Uros Islands are located about 5 km from Puno. They are artificial floating islands made out of totora reeds which grow in the shallow parts of the lake around Puno. The Uros are a pre-Incan people that live on forty-two self-fashioned floating island in Lake Titicaca. The Uros use bundles of dried totora reeds to make reed boats (balsas mats), and to make the islands themselves.