Of particular interest is the indigenous culture in the
Altiplano and round
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, which,
visited from Bolivia, allows the chance to meet the Uros Indians on
their floating islands.
At El Alto, the Altiplano drops dramatically 400m into a rocky
canyon and to the city of La Paz. In the shadow of Mount Illimani,
it is a city of cobbled streets and markets selling anything and
In the remote south-west corner of Bolivia are salt lakes and
high altitude deserts.
El Salar de Uyuni is the largest and highest salt lake in the
world. The Laguna Colorada attracts flamingos whose pink hues
contrast with a shoreline of brilliant white salt and deposits of
gypsum. The dark green waters of Laguna Verde, in the shadow of the
Licancabur volcano are yet another contrast in this surreal
landscape, reminiscent of Dali.