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  Ancient style boat in Titikaka (Client J. Ramón Ramos)  
     
     
  Chiquitanía (J. Villarroel)  
     
     
  Devil dancer (ViceMinisterio de Turismo-Bolivia)  
     
     
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  Amazonian woman (ViceMinisterio de Turismo-Bolivia)  
     
     
  Tiwanaku (Client J. Ramón Ramos)  
     

Located in the heart of South America, Bolivia contains a huge area in the Amazon basin (66% of the whole country) which has an incredible bio-diversity seldom seen in other places. It features beautiful and fertile valleys in the foothills of the southern Andes. In the high plateau around LAKE TITIKAKA, called “Altiplano” we find 2500 year old PRE- INKA REMAINS, The southern Altiplano has the unique scenery of the UYUNI SALT DESERT, the Laguna Colorada and the Laguna Verde. The desert of South Lipez can easily be a "Sahara in South America". All this is what D`Orbigny, the French naturalist meant by his phrase, "Bolivia: Synthesis of the World".

Bolivia is a land of extraordinary contrasts and extremes in terms of geography, topography, climate, history and culture; therefore, in Bolivia it is possible to make the transition from the high glaciated mountains to tropical forest in only a few hours. Bolivia is home to more than 30 different ethnic groups with expressions visible in their costumes, textiles, dances, music, traditional architecture and a variety of ancestral rituals and ceremonies.

This huge landlocked country (1.000.000 Km2) is home to some of the highest and least visited Andean mountain ranges, called "Cordilleras" which are in the western part of the country. Bolivia’s main mountaineering area is located in the CORDILLERA REAL, considered once by Austrian climbers as "The Himalayas of the new world", while the APOLOBAMBA range, considered the "far west" of Bolivia. On the VOLCANIC RANGE of Bolivia we find huge snow capped mountains such as SAJAMA (6.542 m high) the highest in Bolivia.

Bolivia is the least densely populated and the most “Andean” country in Latin America with only 9 million people with the majority of the population belonging to indigenous racial and linguistic Quechua and Aymara nations who continue to farm and live traditional lives in adjoining mountain ranges.

LA PAZ is the capital city and is surrounded by impressive snow covered peaks and can be easily considered a "Chamonix" by mountaineers and hill walkers coming from all over the world.

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