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TOROTORO NATIONAL PARK TOUR

It is possible to access to Torotoro from the city of Cochabamba. This area has important geological and geomorphological values such as the vast Umajalanta Cave. During the visit we will also observe countless dinosaur footprints, areas with abundant fossils, important Inca ruins and cave paintings. The observation of the Canyon of the Valley of Torotoro and the visit to the city of Itas turn this tour into a unique experience of going back in time to the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras.

Other optional visits:

- Specialized program in speleology visiting the Chiflongaga Cave.
- Program extension to visit the cities of Cochabamba, Urkupi�a and Villa Tunari.

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Day 1: COCHABAMBA � UMAJALANTA CAVE

Torotoro National Park is characterized for having exuberant beauty on its mountains, deep canyons, valleys and waterfalls, and it became the paradise for the lovers of paleontology.

Between 7:30 and 8:00 am our vehicle will be waiting for you at your hotel to start our journey toward Torotoro which is 6 hours from the city of Cochabamba through dirt roads. We arrive in Torotoro for lunch. In the afternoon, we register at the office in Torotoro National Park and we get ready to go visit Umajalanta Cave where you will see stalactites, stalagmites and blind fish. Then we return to the hotel.

Day 2: TOROTORO CANYON�EL VERGEL WATERFALLS

After breakfast, we start our visit by going on foot to Cerro de Wayllas where there are hundreds of traces of various species of dinosaurs. We will do a 7-km hike approximately, bordering the Canyon of Torotoro. On the way, we will see dinosaur footprints and very attractive rock formations. We make a short stopover at Mirador Colgante (lookout) from where we can see red-front macaws. As we take a rest, we also enjoy a tasty snack looking at El Vergel waterfalls. There we can also enjoy a refreshing bath in crystal clear waters.

Walk returning to Torotoro.

Visit the PachamamaWasi Lithic Museum where you can see a huge collection of fossils and different types of stone formations. Visit the crafts market where you can purchase beautiful and authentic crafts.

Day 3: CITY OF ITAS � COCHABAMBA

After breakfast, we start our journey to the city of Itas where you will see a series of rock formations nearly at 4,000 meters above sea level. This "city" has mazes and rock galleries that form a sort of gothic city, nestled in a mountainous area of sedimentary rocks. There, the caverns are joined to each other by narrow corridors, stone bridges and it is possible to find some cave paintings. After lunch, we go back to Cochabamba where we arrive around 8:30 pm.

- The tour starts and ends at your hotel in Cochabamba.
- Check on additional fee for guides in other languages.
- Daily departures
- Transportation to and from Cochabamba, lodging in Cochabamba, non-specified food, beverages in restaurants and hotels, additional expenses, travel insurance, tips, and non-specified services are not included in the tour

The Torotoro National Park is the smallest in Bolivia, but it is one of the most attractive to go back millions of years in time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. It is located at the north of the department of Potos� but the only access is from the city of Cochabamba by a 140 km gravel road, it takes around 4 hours. The altitude range is between 3,600 and 1,900 meters above sea level.

Torotoro is a paradise for geology and paleontology lovers, deep caverns and canyons, waterfalls, thousands of dinosaur footprints and areas with abundant fossils and cave paintings are just the beginning since there are beautiful geological formations that can be reached by short treks.

The Park has more than 60 caves which only two can be visited by tourists, the most visited is the Cavern of Umajalanta located 5 miles west of the town and is one of the largest cave systems in Bolivia, the entrance to Umajalanta is more than 300 yards long. The expedition inside the cavern is made in absolute silence and darkness through different sizes of stalactites and stalagmites, flashlights are essential. There are small lagoons inside the Cavern which are home of the �Blind Fish� (Trichomycterus chaberti).

In Torotoro there are more than 1000 species of plants registered as well as a diversity of fauna, including the Andean deer (Hippocamelus antisensis), Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita), the endemic red-fronted macaw (Ara rubrogenys) and a endemic tordo.

Another beautiful attractions of Torotoro are El Vergel waterfall, located inside the Torotoro canyon and it can be reached by foot through rocky formations, also a majestic mountain of sedimentary rock called �La Ciudad de Itas�, at almost 4000 m.a.s.l., where you are lead through long stretches of stone mazes, and in these mazes are areas of eroded stone on the walls of which are painted murals.

Torotoro is also known as the Jurassic Park of Bolivia, one of the reasons is that in is home of one of the highest number of dinosaur footprints in Bolivia, dinosaur tracks are from biped and quadruped dinosaurs from the Cretaceus period (80-100 million years ago), during the Mesozoic era, also called the Era of the Dinosaurs, time when they ruled the Earth.

The village has a small population and a few hostels to receive tourists from all over the world, the town square was recently reconstructed, now it remembers to universal studios with a big T-Rex in the center.

Prices

  • 2 passengers
  • All included
  • Local Hostel
  • Shared transportation
  • Local guide (Spanish)
  • 3 lun, 2 din, 2 break
  • All the tickets
  • Transfer in Cochabamba
  • $ 250 per person
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  • 4 passengers
  • All included
  • Local Hostel
  • Shared transportation
  • Local guide (Spanish)
  • 3 lun, 2 din, 2 break
  • All the tickets
  • Transfer in Cochabamba
  • $ 210 per person
  • Check Availability

* Prices in American dollars