miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2022

Lake Titicaca Travel & Trips

 Lake Titicaca Tours & Travel 


 

Lake Titicaca,  the world’s highest lake navigable at 12,500 feet (3,810 meters) above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, between Bolivia and Peru. Titicaca is the second largest lake of South America It covers some 3,200 square miles (8,300 square km) and extends in a northwest-to-southeast direction for a distance of 120 miles (190 km). It is 50 miles (80 km) across at its widest point. A narrow strait, Tiquina, separates the lake into two bodies of water. The smaller, in the southeast, is called Lake Huiñaymarca in Bolivia in Peru; the larger, in the northwest, is called Lake Chucuito.

The meaning of the name Titicaca is uncertain, but it has been variously translated as Rock of the Puma or Crag of Lead. Titicaca lies between Andean ranges in a vast basin (about 22,400 square miles [58,000 square km] in area) that comprises most of the Altiplano (High Plateau) of the central Andes. In the snow-covered Cordillera Real on the northeastern (Bolivian) shore of the lake, some of the highest peaks in the Andes rise to heights of more than 21,000 feet (6,400 metres)

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lunes, 2 de mayo de 2022

 

Tour Bolivia in 8 Days


 

Day 1. -  City Tour La Paz & Moon Valley

During the tour, we will appreciate the cultural, historical, architectural, and natural wealth. Visiting The Square Murillo, Cathedral, Palace of Government, Church of San Francisco, Viewer of Killi Killi, Gold Museum, Witches market and the Valley of the Moon, located to 13 Km. of the city. The erosion has achieved after the years to form a group of astonishing stony formations that give the visitor the sensation of having discovered an unknown world then we will visit the cable car two lines yellow and green almost 25 minutes. A true one and lunar landscape.

 Hotel  La Paz

Day 2. -  Mountain biking the most Dangerous Road

07:00 we pick you up from the meeting place so to have breakfast and we check the right size of all the clothing and gear for each person like: helmet, raincoat, elbow caps, kneecaps, bikes, and so on.
07:45 once we have all the clothing and the whole gear for mountain biking (KONA brand) and along with mechanic guides and everything for the venture, we depart from La Paz city, which is located in an altitude of 3.600 m.a.s.l. (11.810 feet) towards the foot of the Andean mountain range or Royal mountain range, exactly towards the so called Cumbre which is at 4.700 m.a.s.l. (15.420 feet) on one hour and 15 minutes by our private transport service (minibus). During this short journey, we can watch dessert flora and fauna of the high plateau and snowy mountains of the Royal mountain range where usually the temperature is from 0 to 5 degrees.
09:00 we are acquainted with all our gear, then we listen carefully to the explanations of the guides who have a lot of expertise about the road.

09:30 descent, we start this biking venture, the first part is on asphalted road towards Unduavi town (antidrug control but just for cars), in a very frigid climate. In this place we can feel a temperate climate and in this place we buy entrance tickets for the circuit which have a cost of 30.00 Bolivians per each person (this cost is not included in our service), besides this cost is just a symbolic payment to support Death Road indigenous communities for their development.
10:30 soil road in a altitude of 2.700 m.a.s.l. at the Cotapata sub-tropical town where the asphalted road ends and the onset of Bolivian forest begins. The most dangerous road around the world. Well - known as the road of death. This is a soil road that offers and incredible sight while going down carefully headed by the guides passing by the rivers, waterfalls, and the flora and fauna of this place.
12:00 a break for a proper rest of about 20 minutes in order to have some snacks already prepared in La Paz like fruits, peanuts, chocolate, and drinks.
14:00 we arrive at Yolosa town (1.200 m.a.s.l. (3.940 feet) which has a warmth climate and this place is the end of the biking adventure. then we go towards Coroico at Esmeralda Hotel to take a shower, to have the lunch enjoying a good temperature next to the swimming pool, etc.
16:30 we return to La Paz city in our transport service on the new two-ways highway, this is called Cotapata Santa Barbara and is very safe.
19:00 arrival at our central office.

Hotel La Paz 

Day 3.- La Paz -  Salar de Uyuni - San Juan

We will pick you up at 06:00 am in the morning to the airport where we will take our flight at 08; 00 am today we will star around 10.00 AM. You will have an unforgettable trip across 12 000 km2 of fantastic salt landscape. You have to ready your camera ready. The amazing  Uyuni Salt flat view (or Tunupa) looks like a different planet
We will visit ´Colchani´, where we will stop to visit the family house where they are processing the Salt.  Then we will enter the Salar and stop at the salt mounts from where we will continue towards to Incahuasi Island when we will have our lunch then we will continue our visiting the island we will walk 1 hour around the island. After visiting the island, we will continue until San Juan.

Night Hotel

Day 4. - San Juan – Laguna Colorada

This day we will cross the Salar de Chiguana then we will visit the lookout volcano Ollague a fantastic view then we will go towards the lagoons chain of Cañapa, Hedionda, ChiarKhota, Honda and Ramaditas, where we will see a good quantity of the three kinds of flamingos and other kinds of birds as Andean seagulls and wild ducks. These birds live on the lagoons alongside of the volcanoes with their eternal snow on the top and their green sides mixed with other colors done by the borax and sulphur.

After the last lagoon, you will enter the huge and great desert area with no roads or ways. These fantastic deserts gather all the colors from browns, reds, oranges, brass, coffee and beige which are successively shown at every curve of the trip then we will fine the Stone tree a natural formation then we will fine Eduardo Avaroa national reserve where is located  greatest Laguna Colorada where we will sleep in a Hotel

Night Hotel  

Day 5.- Laguna Colorada – Laguna Verde – Uyuni – La Paz

We will start this day early we will drive up to the Geysers of Sol de mañana during the most active moment and with the first ray of lights. This point is the higher altitude of the tour. We will be at 5000 meters above the sea level. The cold is intense, and we will be able to walk among the smoky and noisy geysers, boiling mud stewpot where red and grey mud is boiling like water. The desert and Salar of Chalviri are scenery of big value, which combines the white of the snow and from the borax with the red brown of the desert and with the blue of the water. In that place we will have the opportunity to have a bath in the Hot Springs of Polques and then to have a delicious open-air breakfast.

Then you will take the way to the Ladies of the Desert, Chef d’oeuvre of the wind work. The columns of stones sculpted by the wind show fantastic colors. After that, you will arrive at the feet of Licancabur volcano to appreciate La Laguna Verde (the Green Lagoon, one of the pearl of the reserve) at its best moment to observe the change of color from emerald green to deeper green. Then we will come back to Uyuni, we will stop at San Cristobel village which has been moved from its original site to the actual one (even the church!) for the needs of one the biggest mine in the world then we will arrive to Uyuni then return to La Paz.

Night Hostel La Paz

Day 6. - La Paz – Lake Titicaca Copacabana

Departure from airport to Copacabana during the drive we will be able to see the magnificent Lake Titicaca and the spectacular Cordillera Real. At the half waypoint, we will take a ferry the Strait of Tiquina. We will reach Copacabana in four hours Afternoon visit to Copacabana including a visit to the Virgin of Copacabana and her church, the most important Christian sanctuary in Bolivia.  We will climb El Calvario, a hill from where you will enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Titicaca and Copacabana. Overnight in Copacabana.

Night Hotel

Day 7. - Copacabana - Sun Island

After breakfast, we will leave Copacabana in the morning we will take our boat to the north side of the Island about 2 hrs. Until Challapampa where we will start our hike crossing most of Island of the Sun for 4 to 5 hours until Yumani the south of the island we will enjoy a beautiful views and the sunset.  Overnight in Sun Island

Night Hotel

Day 8. -  Sun Island - Copacabana - La Paz

After breakfast, we will walk down to the Yumani village in that area we will find out the fountain of water, which is supposed to grant eternal youth. After visiting these highlights, we get back to Copacabana by the same motor boat Lunch. Return to La Paz.

End of the Services.

Night Hotel La Paz

viernes, 29 de abril de 2022

                      El Lago Titicaca en los Andes Centrales

 

 


El Titicaca es el lago navegable más alto del mundo, ubicado en los Andes de Bolivia dentro de la  a una altitud media de 3812 metros de altura. Posee un área de 8300 km² su profundidad máxima se estima en 281 metros y se calcula su profundidad media en 107 metros Su nivel es irregular y aumenta durante el verano austral.

Está formado por dos cuerpos de agua separados por el estrecho de Tiquina el más grande situado al norte es denominado lago Mayor o Chucuito y tiene una superficie de 6450 km², estando en esta parte su mayor profundidad (283 m), cerca de la isla Soto El otro cuerpo más pequeño llamado Menor o Winaymarca situado al sur tiene una superficie de 2112 km² con una profundidad máxima de 45 metros.


martes, 15 de febrero de 2022

 

         

         Lo que debes Saber del Salar de Uyuni y el Sud Lipez

El salar de Uyuni es el desierto más grande de sal y alto del mundo, con una superficie de 10 582 km².​ Está situado a unos 3660 msnm en el suroeste de Bolivia, en la provincia de Daniel Campos, en el departamento de Potosí, dentro de la región altiplánica de la cordillera de los Andes.

Se forma en una planicie el Salar de Uyuni se puede confundir con el cielo en el lejano horizonte. El salar refleja las nubes, cuando está ligeramente cubierto de agua. Especialmente entre los meses de enero y marzo, en la época de lluvias.

 


El salar de Uyuni tiene la mayor  reserva de litio en el mundo con el 65 % del litio a nivel mundial, las cantidades de potasio, boro y magnesio. En el salar de Uyuni el método tradicional de extracción de sal consiste en formar pequeñas pirámides que lo realizan a mano con una pala, para que se evapore el agua y facilitar el transporte.


El salar de Uyuni es uno de los principales destinos turísticos de Bolivia ya que lo visitaban  aproximadamente 60 000 turistas cada año. El mejor momento para visitar el Salar de Uyuni es todo el año ya sea en temporada de lluvia que tiene efecto espejo los  refajos y atardeceres únicos en el horizonte el mes noviembre, se puede apreciar las crías de las tres especies de elegantes flamencos que habitan cerca de las múltiples lagunas de colores,  desiertos y volcanes  que son una maravilla de la naturaleza.