Bolivia

Uyuni Salt FlatBolivia is the most mediterranean country in South America, located exactly in the hearth of our continent it surrounded by Brazil at its north and west, by Paraguay at its southeast, Argentina at its south, Chile at its southwest and Peru at its west and northwest.

The capital of Bolivia is Sucre, the seat of the Government is La Paz and the industrial and economical centre is Santa Cruz city.

Bolivia is house of the Tiawanaku culture, the one that gave life to the Incan civilization, at the same time this country is the most multi-cultural one of South America.

The Andean highlands region of Bolivia was part of the Incan Empire, while the northern and eastern lowlands were inhabited by independent tribes. Spanish conquistadors arriving from Cusco and Asuncion took control of the region in the 16th century. During the Spanish period Bolivia was administered by the Royal Audiencia de Charcas. Spain built its empire in large part upon the silver that was extracted from Potosi mines after the first call for independence in 1809, 16 years of war followed before the establishment of the Republic, named for Simon Bolivar. Over the course of the 19th and early 20th century Bolivia lost control of several peripheral territories to neighboring countries including the seizure of its coastline by Chile in 1879.

La Paz city with the Illimani snow capped mount in the background

Bolivia is home to the largest salt falt in the planet: Uyuni Salt Flat, this is the first attraction of this beautiful country, let's discover it with Guanguiltagua Expeditions!

 

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