- Explore the hidden corners of Umajalanta Cavern
- Hike the fascinating canyons of Ciudad de Itas
- Descend into the cool green heart of Vergel Canyon
- Keep an eye out for preserved dinosaur footprints!
|Day 1||Descent into Umajalanta Cavern||Toro Toro|
|Day 2||Ciudad de Itas Bouldering and Canyons||Toro Toro|
|Day 3||Descent into Vergel Canyon|
Day 1: Descent into Umajalanta Cavern
Welcome to Bolivia! From Cochabamba, take the road south through farming villages and across high desert plateaus to Toro Toro National Park — home of quiet caves, magical hikes, and dinosaur footprints. Check in at your hotel and grab lunch in the tiny, 700-person, colonial town of Toro Toro before making your way into the park for some caving.
Get your caving gear on and then squeeze into the Umajalanta Cavern. Explore the underground lake full of blind fish. Admire the ancient stalagmites and stalactites. And squeeze through narrow openings into hidden passages. Or, if caving sounds a bit out of your depth, let your guide know and other park activities can be arranged.
Day 2: Ciudad de Itas Bouldering and Canyons
Grab a hearty breakfast, grab your camera, and your hiking boots! Today, you're headed to Ciudad de Itas (the City of Stones) — a high-altitude landscape of giant stones and rock formations that resemble a city. Keep an eye out for giant stone iguanas, pre-historic cave paintings, and dinosaur footprints.
Hiking distance: 2 miles
Day 3: Descent into Vergel Canyon
On your last day in Toro Toro National Park, make your way down more than 800 steps to the bottom of Vergel Canyon, where a landscape of rich greenery, more dinosaur footprints, and cool temperatures awaits. Pause to cool your feet in the pools below the canyon's cascading waterfalls and take a swim in a natural pool or two. Then hike back out to Toro Toro for lunch before returning to Cochabamba and wrapping up your tour.
Hiking distance: 4 miles