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If you are heading to South America, Peru and Bolivia are must-see travel destinations. There is so much to see and be done in the amazing Latin countries. You can go hiking up a mountain, or visit the salt deserts. Here is a small list of things to do and places to visit in Peru and Bolivia.
Macchu Pichu, Peru
Macchu Pichu is one of the 7 world wonders and a wonder it definitely is. You can climb the Incan trail to see the ruins and life of the indigenous centuries ago. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
Lima is the capital city of Peru. It is quite busy and can find all of the Western goodies if you are feeling homesick. Definitely try some ceviche, Peru is known for it and it will come fresh off the coast.
Cusco is the cultural capital of Peru. You will find indigenous peoples in their traditional outfits, great cathedrals and shops. There are so many great restaurants and nightlife happening. You sure do not want to miss out!
Arequipa is a quieter city of Peru. It is absolutely beautiful and very developed. you can walk through this colonial city or even hike up a volcano, whatever you fancy.
Lake Titicaca, Peru
Although a peculiar name, this lake is famous and for good reason. Soak up the sun and these beautiful landscapes as it is a definite must-see.
If you are looking to move away from the city, then Iquitos is the place for you. Head for the amazon and life in the jungle by going north to the city of Iquitos.
This is the destination for all those adventure junkies. Go swimming in the hot springs, try some hiking, rafting or visit the ruins at this beautiful location.
La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz is definitely a busy city but must-see of course. Don’t get overwhelmed by the traffic, it will be part of the cultural adaptation. With all the great youth hostels and markets to visit, you are sure to have a great time. Also, if you are in the adventure mood, try biking on Death Road or hiking up Huayna Potosi.
The Witches Market, Bolivia
The Witches Market is one of those places that will make your skin crawl. Located in La Paz, the Witches Market is known to sell some of the most traditional Bolivian souvenirs but also have some skeleton heads that will give you the creeps.
Sucre, Bolivia is a beautiful white city that has so many cathedrals and sight seeing to attend.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
If you are looking for a good day to relax at the pool after a long bus ride, then this is the place for you. Santa Cruz is a slow-paced and relaxed environment where you can chill, have an ice cream and enjoy the sun.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
This location is a definite must-see. The salt deserts include a beautiful 3-day car ride across beautiful landscapes such as cacti islands and railway ruins and of course, the amazing salt deserts.