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Eco Tour in Bolivia: Yungas Valley and Coroico

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Key Highlights

  • Revel in the dramatic landscape of Bolivia on this tour
  • The dense Yungas Valley is teeming with a variety of flora and fauna
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 9 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: Approx. 9 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in La Paz(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in La Paz

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    From the imperial Cordillera Real to the steamy jungle valley of the Yungas, Bolivia’s startling contrasts will fascinate you. Begin the tour with a drive across the most imposing range of the Andes to La Cumbre, just an hour from the city of La Paz. As you begin the 3000-meter descent into the misty valleys of the dense Yunga jungle, you will see lush vegetation, teeming with a variety of flora. Rain-laden clouds meet the imposing Cordillera Real and deposit their moisture in this jungle filled valley, making it rich in rich in tropical fruit, coffee, coca, cacao and tobacco.

    At the laid back town of Coroico, you can revel in commanding views of the Yungas with Bolivia’s most prominent Cordillera range in the backdrop. Majestic and awe-inspiring, Bolivia’s landscape will take your breath away on this tour

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel and taken in a private vehicle for an eco tour to the Yungas sub-tropical valley and Coroico. A private English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    The tour begins with a panoramic drive across Cordillera Real, Bolivia’s most prominent mountain range, to La Cumbre (4650 m) among the summits of the Andean range. From here the road descends about 3000 metres through the narrow valley of the Yungas with its great ecological variety.

    Travel through a changing landscape the rare plants of the highland to the rich green tropical plantations of coffee, cacao, banana, coca-leaf and fruit tree orchards.

    Arrive in Coroico at an altitude of 1800 metres. This is a serene village in the Yungas, the geographical transition between La Paz on the altiplano and the Amazonian rainforest. It is also a pleasant spot to relax and enjoy the verdant scenery.

    Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After lunch, you have some free time to walk and explore the town before returning to La Paz in the afternoon. The biggest attraction of Coroico is its slow and relaxed pace that makes exploring it a rewarding experience.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in La Paz.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Experienced private English-speaking guide
    • Transportation in a private vehicle
    • Lunch in a local restaurant in Coroico
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.