B, Around La Paz

Cañón de Palca

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The magnificent Palca Canyon (marked on topo sheets as Quebrada Chua Kheri) brings a slice of Grand...
 

Muela Del Diablo

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The prominent rock outcrop known as the Devil’s Molar is actually an extinct volcanic plug that rises between the Río...
 

Chacaltaya

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The 5395m-high Cerro Chacaltaya peak atop a former glacier (it diminished over several decades and, tragically, had melted...
 

Tiwanaku

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While it’s no Machu Picchu or Tikal, a visit to the ruins of Tiwanaku (sometimes spelled Tiahuanaco or...
 

Mallasa

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The village of Mallasa is popular among paceños (people from La Paz) on weekends. Just east of Mallasa is La...
 

Valencia & Mecapaca

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About 30km south of La Paz, and 15km from Mallasa, are two quaint, if increasingly urbanized, villages worth visiting for...
 

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