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31. Adventure to the Altiplano, Bolivia

Ranked #31 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.

Another wonder of the Andes, the Altiplano (Spanish for ‘High Plain’), is located in the mountain ranges most rugged reaches.

It is the most extensive area of high plain outside of Tibet and takes in Cuzco and the Bolivian capital of La Paz, as well as Lake Titicaca on the border with Peru, the Salar de Uyuni salt plain, and various rumbling, gurgling volcanoes.

 

It can get bone-chillingly cold up here, especially when the sun sets. But the Bolivian Altiplano is utterly mesmerising, with some of the most weird and wonderful landscapes I’ve ever set eyes on.”

– Steve McKenna

 

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If you’re planning your own ‘High Plain’ adventure, go to blog.expedia.com.au/bucket-list for inspiration.

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