Full-day excursions, this is the only tour in the world that covers the “Synthesis of Geographic World” in just half a day. After climbing to the line of glaciers, the new winds of the road to the subtropical Yungas, covering landscapes with lush vegetation. This is the perfect opportunity to witness the diversity of Bolivia in a short time.
According to the need to minimize the direct and indirect impact that caused the construction of the road Cotapata – Santa Barbara, was established in 1993 Cotapata National Park in the province of La Paz. This park is between 1,200 and 5,600 meters. Located in the Eastern Cordillera, with an abrupt topography comprises four ecological zones with enormous wealth, home to many endemic and endangered species and subspecies of flora and fauna, such as the torrent duck (Merganetta armata) there.
The Cotapata road – Santa Barbara, once fully completed, will constitute an articulator way between the departments of La Paz and Beni, as well as other regions of the country, since this road section is part of the Basic Road Network No. 3 country road and Victor Paz Estenssoro.
The Yungas region, as a whole, will be favored with the presence of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists, who during their stay will encourage the economy of the Yungas populations, especially those found in the northern sector of this beautiful tropical zone .
A good experiment to vividly recall an ancient history of peoples related to the Tiwanaku and Inca civilizations is walking prehispanic roads, which were built by earlier cultures including the Incas. Everyone has different levels of difficulty. They contain a variety of ecological zones rich in flora and fauna, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
An example of this is the road of El Choro (3 days), which covers part of Cotapata National Park; Takesi the way (2 days), that of Reconquered (3 days), the way Yunga Cruz (3 days) and the prehispanic path Irupana (3 days), located in the provinces of North and South Yungas of La Paz department.
One of these roads to travel is being done towards Coroico summit, which allows us to walk about 70 km from the next plateau to the subtropical valleys of the Yungas, taking a natural step (Apacheta) or fracture at this point of the ridge (4,700 m), located in the natural line formed by the glaciers of the Cordillera Real in the stretch of the Wila Mankilizani snowy road and the passage of the summit.