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Have you ever wanted to take a walk on the clouds?

 

Well, it’s not possible yet, but you can wander in Salar de Uyuni and think you’re actually walking or flying in the sky. If you want to explore some of the ancient places of the Incas in Bolivia, here are two great options for you to explore.

Mystic Isla Del Sol

Relax and admire the largest island on Lake Titicaca, either arriving from Copacabana or from Yampupata, as soon as you get there you’ll be fascinated with the hiking trails and scenery that greets you.  As there are no paved roads, walking is the perfect form of transportation, and it’s well worth exploring some of the many sites located there, there are alledgely  more than 80 pre-Columbian sites around the island.  A site considered in many tours is the Rock of the Puma, or Titi Kharka, as Lake Titicaca was named after this place, however don’t expect a full puma, unless of course you have an extremely vivd imagination.  If you have extra time on this island, you can take a dip in the lake and enjoy swimming through its waters while waiting for the sunset, a truly memorable sight.  The incas believed that the Sun was born here, the nice thing for you is, you will most certainly catch a lot of it in this wondrous place.

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Breathtaking Salar de Uyuni

Visiting this salt flat place can leave you breathless if you visit during the rainy season,  the floor becomes a giant mirror, so you can see the sky, the sunset, or whatever you have above you double because of the reflections, it’s a wonderful experience, and it gives the feeling that nature herself was playing a magic trick on you. You really do have the sensation of  walking on the clouds.  Salar de Uyuni was formed after Lake Minchin, a prehistoric lake, dried up, leaving a salty crust as a result.  If you visit during dry time, you still can enjoy some great views, and you’ll only miss the reflections, and the salar is pure white.  Besides being a great attraction, Salar de Uyuni is a center of processing and extraction of salt.  Every November you can see many flamingos around, as this becomes their breeding grounds, so the color change to a predominantly pink.

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El Fuerte, a blend of Cultures

Visiting this magical place is a treat in itself, as you’ll enjoy it from the time you start getting closer, as you get a panoramic and beautiful view.  If you’re one of those fascinated by ancient cultures and archeology, this pre-Columbian site will captivate you.  Located near the charming town of Samaipata in Santa Cruz, it’s considered a World Heritage Site.  The Spanish who discovered the site in the 16th century named it “El Fuerte” (The Fort) because of its shape, however there is no confirmation that it was actually built as a fort.  It is also believed to be of Mojocoyan origin around 300 AD, but later was occupied by the Incas who add some constructions and carvings.  There is no clarity regarding the origin of this site, however it’s certainly a mystical place to visit and admire, notably for carvings like jaguars, cats, snakes, pumas, waterways, wells, vaulted niches, among other fine details.

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Mystic Isla Del Sol

Relax and admire the largest island on Lake Titicaca, either arriving from Copacabana or from Yampupata, as soon as you get there you’ll be fascinated with the hiking trails and scenery that greets you.  As there are no paved roads, walking is the perfect form of transportation, and it’s well worth exploring some of the many sites located there, there are alledgely  more than 80 pre-Columbian sites around the island.  A site considered in many tours is the Rock of the Puma, or Titi Kharka, as Lake Titicaca was named after this place, however don’t expect a full puma, unless of course you have an extremely vivd imagination.  If you have extra time on this island, you can take a dip in the lake and enjoy swimming through its waters while waiting for the sunset, a truly memorable sight.  The incas believed that the Sun was born here, the nice thing for you is, you will most certainly catch a lot of it in this wondrous place.

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