Hi, I’m Angeles, and I was born in La Paz, one of the highest cities in the world. I spent my childhood in different towns around Bolivia, and this experience showed me how rich my country is. I can’t imagine living in a different place. I think seeing a sunset reflecting off the great mirror of the Salt Flats or soaking in the peacefulness of the shores of Lake Titicaca are magical experiences that you have to have at least once time in your life.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I have been working in tourism in Bolivia for more than 15 years, sharing this time with a large number of visitors and travel companies around the world. Much of my work has been on customized trips to natural parks and community trips with the main goal of sharing my country with the rest of the world, all while preserving the traditions of our peoples and our natural landscapes. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Travel is my life passion. I can remember walking with my daddy to in Aguarague Mountains in the Chaco region of Bolivia, swimming with my brothers in the Yara River in Bolivia’s mountain jungle, dancing Saya (traditional dance) in the village of Tocaña or just standing in the Sajama National Park in the middle of the night watching the Payachatas (twin mountains) gleaming in the moonlight. These and other experiences in my life make me love the tourism, because every moment is a memory you have for the rest of your life."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I remember travelling to Livichuco, a small village in northern Potosí. I spent more than a week there learning their customs, cooking with the women without hot shower—it was so cold! A couple times my hair froze after the shower, and there was no cellphone or internet. There, I tasted my first stone soup—Yes! A stone soup called Kalapurka, which is a traditional dish in Bolivia, and believe me it is delicious. That trip taught me that the wealth of a country is its people."
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Take your time exploring the best Bolivia has to offer on this epic 15-day tour around the country. Ride a cable car high above the streets of La Paz and descend deep into the heart of Potosí's famous silver mines, see flamingos in their natural habitat at lagoons in the desert, catch a dazzling sunset over the Uyuni Salt Flats, cruise around Lake Titicaca, and so much more. Dividing your time between urban centers and far-flung destinations, like quiet villages untouched by tourism and a quinoa farm where you'll spend the night with a local family, you'll learn all about Bolivia's one-of-a-kind culture, people, and places.
Immerse yourself in the stark beauty of the Atacama Desert and the snow-capped Andes on this journey around Chile and Bolivia. Explore the strange rock formations of the Valley of the Moon and drive across the endless, dazzling white of the Uyuni Salt Flats. You'll see steaming geysers shooting out of the earth, go for a dip in natural hot springs, and find bright pink flamingos in the wild along the journey. Then contrast the space and silence with a visit to the bustling streets of La Paz, the highest capital city in the world.
With 10 days in Bolivia, travelers have several options. On a highlights tour, you'll explore the colonial city of Sucre, walk the startling white expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats, and learn about indigenous culture on Lake Titicaca. If it's nature you're interested in, consider an itinerary focused on Bolivia's most beautiful landscapes, including Torotoro National Park, the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, and the Umajalanta Cavern. Alternatively, combine a trip through the Andes and Lake Titicaca with a jungle adventure in the Amazon rainforest, or spend several days in Peru before exploring Bolivia. Read over the following itineraries to learn more about your options.
Summer is swiftly approaching and bringing with it rainy days to much of Bolivia in November, though nothing like what will fall in the coming months. Come now, and you'll experience the country at its tranquil best, with few crowds at major sights and milder weather up on the Altiplano, where the showers are slowly transforming the parched highlands into a lush carpet of wildflowers.
The rain comes down heavily in January across most of Bolivia, despite temperatures in some regions such as the rainforest being at their annual high. Yet, this is a great time to explore Bolivia's big cities like La Paz, Sucre, and Santa Cruz, including a host of cultural attractions that visitors in better weather pass over. The southeastern savanna is the most agreeable region now. Though parts of the Andes and rainforest are inaccessible due to rain, swelling water levels make for excellent white water rafting.
Take in the glorious natural landscapes of Bolivia on this 10-day trip. From the otherworldly rock formations of the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) to massive dinosaur footprints in Torotoro National Park, and from the white expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats to underground caves that stretch on for miles, there's so much to explore. Bring your hiking boots and make sure your camera battery is charged up; you'll be overwhelmed with once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities on this active adventure.
Recent trip reviews for Maria de los Angeles
Bolivia has soooo much potential to be an ama...
Mar 23 - Mar 26, 2022
Bolivia has soooo much potential to be an amazing place to visit but from the beginning of our trip everything was a hassle. We arrived to La Paz at 2:30am my husban and my 8 year old daughter are Americans are they were treated very poorly we with the most absurd demands of paperwork and visas ($130 each ) that the government officials didn’t even know how to work in the computer..it’s very obvious they don’t want Americas to visit because all the Americans that came in that flight were... read more