Erica Kuschel a RoamRight Blog Author

Bolivia For The Adventure Traveler

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From sweltering, cactus-filled deserts to the humid, lush rainforests of the Amazon, Bolivia has it all. An adventurer's paradise, this often overlooked tourist destination is full of adrenaline inducing, awe-inspiring experiences that will satisfy any traveler’s soul.

Desert Horseback Riding

Heavily inspired by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Tupiza takes a page from classic Westerns and offers everything you could want in the perfect cinematic background. Pink stone pillars, sheer cliffs, scorching desert, and picturesque saguaros, this gorgeous landscape will leave you in awe. Week-long hiking, camping, and horseback riding trips are available.

4 Wheelin’ Salt Flats

Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) is the world’s largest salt flats spanning over 4,000 square miles of the earth's surface. Rent a guide and a 4 wheeler and explore the flats that provide salt for people around the world. Also be sure to take advantage of the optical illusions created by the flats and take some silly pictures as you race around the terrain. This area is also known for a week long camping trip that includes flamingo watching and landscapes that look otherworldly.

Rainforest Camping

Did you know that the Amazon River goes through part of Bolivia? While tours can be overpriced in more touristy countries like Ecuador and Peru, get the most out of your budget by visiting the Bolivian part of the river. Spend the night in a cabin on stilts over the river with caiman swimming underneath and during the day fish for piranhas and swim with pink river dolphins! It is an experience like no other.

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Biking Down Death Road

Earn your adventure badge by biking down the World's Most Dangerous Road. The morning starts in the snowy peaks of the Andes and ends while biking through waterfalls in the rainforest. Ride on asphalt and rock while showcasing your biking control. Most tour companies hand out a shirt at the end to commemorate your feat that you can wear with pride.

Hiking Isla del Sol

Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America is located on the border of Peru. Catch a morning ferry to one of the best hikes in the region on nearby Isla del Sol. Spend a few hours and hike down to the southern tip for a ride home. Many people do tend to spend the night here, but keep in mind this place is about as off the grid as you can get.

Bolivia has some of the most versatile landscapes in the world and some of the best adventures on the continent. If you're looking for a good time, Bolivia more than likely has something that interests you.

Note: Any time you participate in any adventure-sport activity, contact RoamRight to make sure your travel insurance policy covers you.

Have you been to Bolivia? Comment below with your favorite adventure!

About the Author

Erica Kuschel

Erica Kuschel, a RoamRight Blog Author Erica Kuschel is half of the duo at the adventure travel site, OverYonderlust.com. Erica traded her ‘normal’ existence in Austin, Texas for a life of new experiences around the world. Erica, who is a photographer by trade, likes to view the world through her lens.

Erica started Over Yonderlust in March of 2010, showcasing couple travel while maintaining a strong focus on photography, humor, videos, and writing with a trusted voice. She has been seen in publications such as The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BBC, and The National Geographic Channel’s online blog. Erica has been a finalist two years running for the Bloggies (in both travel and photography categories) and taking home Hostelbookers Most Epic Photography Blog Award in November of 2012.

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