Lake Titicaca is the world’s largest, high altitude lake and it is easy to understand how the Incas give credit to Lake Titicaca for the creation of their entire civilisation. Located on the Southern Part of Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol is considered by the Incas to be the birthplace of the Sun God. My best friend and I were on a tour of Bolivia and Peru with Dragoman for the final month of our time in South America. We visited this tranquil island on…

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Whilst travelling around South America, Dan and his friend Kevin spent a few days in Tupiza, the ‘Wild West’ of Bolivia. Tupiza is a relaxed town surrounded by rugged scenery and the perfect place to live out your cowboy dreams like Butch Cassidy & the Sundance kid did over 100 years ago. With no horse riding experience at all, they set off on a two day cowboy adventure through some of the most dramatic scenery you can imagine. We arrived late at night into the…

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After the craziness of La Paz we were looking forward to getting back to nature & exploring Lake Titicaca! We set off from scenic, colourful Copacabana to explore Isla del Sol, a tranquil, breathtakingly beautiful  island located in the southern part of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. Whilst Isla del Sol has are no paved roads or cars there is an extensive network of walking trails and we spent a day walking from the north of the island to the south. It was our first experience…

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Having recently spent three months travelling around South America, I learnt more than ever that things often don’t go to plan whilst on the road.  Bus trips in Brazil, Argentina, Chile & Peru proved to be surprisingly comfortable and generally painless journeys, where we always ended up at the correct destination (a major plus!) Then comes Bolivia. Bus rides in Bolivia are in my experience, painful.   My first experience with the Bolivian transport system was a bus from Uyuni to Bolivia’s Wild West, Tupiza.…

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The Salar de Uyuni is the worlds largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometres (4,086 sq miles). It is located in the Potosi and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, at an elevation of 3,565m above sea level. The Salt Flats are generally included on a 3 or 4 day 4WD tour. We chose to start our tour in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile and finished up in Uyuni, Bolivia. It is possible to do this tour in reverse, i.e. departing from Uyuni and ending in…

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