The best natural parks in Bolivia

Bolivia is a country rich in nature and one of the favorites of lovers of biodiversity. Its government-protected forests and jungles are ideal for those seeking experiences in places rich in flora and fauna.

Here are some of the most important national parks that travelers should not miss:

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Salar de Uyuni National Park (Salar de Uyuni)

It is a favorite spot for local and international travelers. Its appeal is that it is considered the largest salt flat in the world and one of the highest above sea level as it is located in the Andes.

El Salar de Uyuni is surrounded by salt, making it a spectacular site for photography. Throughout the day, the light changes the colors of the landscape and gives the visitor an exceptional experience. On this site is the famous salt hotel which was built with this element of nature. To reach this place, visitors can go to the province of Daniel Campos and from there move to the department of Potosí.

Toro Toro National Park

This area protected by the Bolivian government is located in the province of Charcas, a city easily accessible from La Paz, the capital of the country. Among the great biodiversity that tourists can find in this lush place is the Andean cat, also known by locals as Titi, in addition to many other endemic species.


Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is considered the largest salt flat in the world and one of the highest above sea level. (Photo via OTW/iStock/Getty Images Plus).
Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is considered the largest salt flat in the world and one of the highest above sea level. (Photo via OTW/iStock/Getty Images Plus).

Sajama National Park

It is located near the border with Chile and is characterized by its cold climate as it is part of the fabulous Andes mountain range, which makes it a spectacular site for lovers of wildlife and photography. Visitors can walk the trails of the Keñua Forest, which is one of the richest in natural life where explorers can admire a variety of flora and fauna species. To get to this place, tourists have to travel to the province of Cercado.

Isiboro-Sécure National Park

This beautiful place is located in the indigenous region of Bolivia and is part of the lush jungle of the Amazon River. To visit it is necessary to have an expert guide for the safety of tourists and to better know the nature and attractions that the area offers. One of the most emblematic places in this place is the Mamore River, together with the Isiboro River and the Bolivian Lagoon, where the tourist can find very abundant flora and fauna such as jaguars and deer, among others. This place is located in the region of Beni and Cochabamba and can be reached by plane or by road.


Many Bolivian national parks are located in the lush Amazon region.  Photo via iStock/Getty Images Plus/DC_Colombia).
Many Bolivian national parks are located in the lush Amazon region. Photo via iStock/Getty Images Plus/DC_Colombia).

Noel Kempff National Park

In this extraordinary place, the visitor can enjoy natural wonders such as Fawcett Falls and Rainbow Falls where, in addition to the beauty they offer, they are surrounded by fields of orchids, palm trees and great vegetation of tropical forest. Some animals living in the area are jaguars, eagles, cougars and snakes. To get there, visitors can fly to the autonomous department of Santa Cruz, which shares territory with Brazil and Paraguay.