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ESSENTIAL COCHABAMBA — 4 days/3 nights

Cochabamba & Inter Andean Valleys

 

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Essential Cochabamba will enable you to sample the very best of Bolivian daily life and history combined with breathtaking landscapes in and around Cochabamba, and featuring privately guided tours.

Capital of the Bolivian valleys, Cochabamba is a corn producing area populated mostly by Quechua Indians who have inherited all of their ancestors' traditions: typical dress, ritual ceremonies, and their legendary friendliness and hospitality.

The « valley of eternal spring » lies in the heart of Bolivia half way between the tropical plains of the east and the high altiplano.

Discover Carrasco National Park and the Chapare area. On our way from Cochabamba, we rise up from this fertile, golden valley to the Andes and then drop down into the Amazon rainforests of the Chapare, all within a few kilometers. This excursion presents a wide range of tropical mountain ecosystems, such as premontane forests, moist evergreen cloud forests, semi-humid montane forests and semi-humid Puna (herbaceous highland vegetation). Also the Andean slope forests from Cochabamba to Villa Tunari and into Carrasco National Park, are among the richest on Earth in terms of diversity and endemism.

Explore Toro-Toro National Park—a world-class wildlife sanctuary that features breathtaking landscapes eroded by glaciers, wind and waters. Crawl and climb impressive rock formations, explore magical caves at Umajalanta and Paleozoic and Cretaceous calcite deposits with thousands of fossils and dinosaur footprints. Trek along the canyons and search for pristine waterfalls and natural stone bridges at El Vergel. Look for condors, flocks of parakeets and endemic birds such as the rare Red-fronted Macaw. You will spend two nights at a local lodge.

Essential Cochabamba has it all, from tempered countryside, landscapes of high mountains, and humid tropical valleys for here lie the many rivers that drain towards the Amazon Basin.

In option #1 you will spend three nights at hotel in Cochabamba. In option #2 you will spend one night at hotel in Cochabamba and two nights at a rainforest lodge at Carrasco National Park. Trip option #3 offers an in-depth exploration of ToroToro National Park. Of course all trip options are fully customizable.

Throughout your stay you will have the opportunity to explore Cochabamba's incredible mix of both natural and cultural features. This trip promises to satisfy the interests of everyone!

WHERE?

• COCHABAMBA - Cochabamba is known as the city of "Eternal Spring". The name itself is derived from the Quechua words Cocha, or lagoon, and Pampa, or plane. The population of 900,000 makes Cochabamba the third largest city in Bolivia. In town, wander the indigenous markets admiring the variety of items on sale. Here one can find everything — from agricultural products to ceramics, crafts to animals, cars to electronic goods. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Archeological Museum of the university, one of the best in Bolivia.

• AROUND COCHABAMBA - Explore around Cochabamba. Visit picturesque towns and Quechua villages at Tarata, Cliza, Punata, Arani... Look for condors and exotic flora at Condor Huachana. Hike the Tunari mountain range, home of Polylepis trees, llamas, vicuñas and the rare Spectacled Bear... Search for Inca remains at the archeological site of Incallajta: with a surface area of 67 hectares, this site is among the main Inca sites in Bolivia... Explore the Puna Highlands and Evergreen Montane Forest along the "Road to the Clouds" (Camino a las Nubes), formerly the main access road to the nearby lowlands, now converted in a trekking route...

• CARRASCO NATIONAL PARK - River tributaries flow from the highest cloud forests in the world to the immense Amazon basin. The park covers more than 620,000 hectares (1.5 million acres) fom an altitude of 4.700 m. down to 300 m. (15,000/900 ft). It is one of the richest ecosystems on the planet with an extraordinary variety of flora which includes dozens of palms, ferns, and other plants as well as extremely rare and protected animal species. From monkeys to rare orchids... Carrasco National Park has it all!

• TOROTORO NATIONAL PARK - With only 165 sq km Toro Toro is the smallest national park in Bolivia and yet offers a wide variety of things to see and do. ToroToro N.P. occupies a region of dry inter-Andean valleys south of Cochabamba. The park is accessible by road (journey time is 4 to 5 hours including stops over a very scenic road) or by a 25 mn plane ride with more stunning vistas on the way to/from the village of ToroToro. The region is typically mountainous with deep canyons, valleys and waterfalls. The bizarre geological formations with cliffs as deep as 300 meters and rushing rivers, limestone caves, natural stone bridges, marine fossils and dinosaur footprints add an antediluvian ambiance. As a matter of fact many visitors come here for a paleontological adventure.

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WHAT?

Cultural Exploration - Wildlife Viewing - Adventure Touring - Hiking - Photography

WHEN?

Year-Round Departures (depart virtually any day of the week).

May - October is dry season.

Option #1 - Easy Cochabamba

Day 1 - Arrive Cochabamba; Tour the city.

Days 2 & 3 - Explore the valleys around Cochabamba. Choose among a variety of cultural excursions and nature-oriented activities to suit your taste: Travel to the small Quechua towns in the nearby valleys and visit some of the most colorful local markets in the country... Look for epiphytes and giant ferns at Incachaka... [BL]

Day 4 - Day at leisure in Cochabamba for optional activities; Transfer to airport. [B]


Option #2 - Cochabamba Andes & Amazonia

Day 1 - Arrive Cochabamba; Tour the city.

Days 2 & 3 - Discover Carrasco National Park—a world-class wildlife sanctuary that offers refuge to a number of tropical animals and birds. Spend two nights at a local Rainforest Lodge. Easy walks, for all ages, developed for people interested in learning about the Amazon flora and fauna, and the ecological relations among the great variety of species living in the rainforest. Close encounters with monkeys guaranteed! [BL]

Day 4 - A last excursion in the rainforest and back to Cochabamba in the afternoon; Transfer to airport. [B]


Option #3 - Adventure in Toro-Toro National Park

Day 1 - Arrive Cochabamba; Tour the city.

Days 2 & 3 - Discover Toro-Toro National Park—a world-class wildlife sanctuary that features breathtaking landscapes eroded by glaciers, wind and waters. A private tour is the only practical way we can visit the Park. Crawl and climb impressive rock formations, explore magical caves at Umajalanta and Paleozoic and Cretaceous calcite deposits with thousands of fossils and dinosaur footprints. Scientific studies in the area span about 80 to 350 million years ago. The impressive visible strata date back to Jurassic (200-145 Ma) and Triassic (250-200 Ma) period. Trek along the canyons and search for pristine waterfalls and natural stone bridges at El Vergel. Look for condors, flocks of parakeets and endemic birds such as the rare Red-fronted Macaw. You will spend two nights at a local lodge. Underground cave adventures, easy walks for all ages as well as challenging treks developed for adventurous people interested in learning about natural history... Close encounters with dinosaurs guaranteed! [BLD]

Day 4 - A final hike in Toro-Toro National Park and back to Cochabamba in the afternoon; Transfer to airport. [B]


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Meals Included: Breakfast [B], Lunch [L], Dinner [D]

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