Description

ToroToro National Park is found in the northern part of Potosí. However, to access this remote but incredible destiny you have to start from Cochabamba City (gastronomic capital of Bolivia). This park is protected and administered by the Toro Toro town, which has a population of mainly Quechua people who maintain their ancestral customs.In Toro Toro Park, you will find immense ravines, waterfalls, dinosaur footprints, turtle fossils, deep caves full of stalagmites and stalactites, prehistoric blind fish, and strange figures produced by erosion.

This park is a prehistoric adventure, an alternative destiny for the curious and adventurous tourist.

Crawl through cave passages, bathe beneath the waterfalls, share with the Quechua culture and follow dinosaur footprints.

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Itinerary

Departure from Cochabamba
  • Humajalanta Cavern: Watching Stalagmites and Stalactites
  • IItas /Rock City: Interesting rock formations (like a gothic cathedral
  • Observe Dinosaur footprints
  • Toro Toro great canyon - -El Mirador (spectacular view of the canyon)
  • El Vergel : Natural pools and waterfallsy cascadas 

Includes

  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Private Transportation
  • Transfer in - out
  • Specialized Guide (Spanish)
  • Traveler Insurance
  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • All Meals

Doesn't Include

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Spending
  • Tips

Bring with

  • Sun Screen
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes
  • Warm Clothes
  • Hat
  • Flash Light

Toro Toro Canyon and El Vergel

A magnificent natural canyon that allows you to admire the landscape from an overlook at the top. Hiking next to the calm river it is easy to find birds, rocks with capricious forms and waterfalls coming through the walls of the canyon. Natural ponds formed by the waterfalls make for a great and refreshing swimming experience.

Stone City - Itas

This touristic atraction was named after the strange rock formations that collectively appear as a Degas' fantastic dream of a city. The stone city welcomes you into its halls, corridors, the gothic cathedral and its large bizarre shapes.

Umajalanta Caverns

These caves are considered the deepest ones in Bolivia. They are filled with stalactites, stalagmites, paths and tunnels. The caves take you to a Jules Verne style adventure to underground rivers. Some of the underground lagoons are home to rare prehistoric blind fish.

Dinosaurs footprints

One of the main atractions of Toro Toro are the thousands of dinosaur footprints. Visit to this sites are a usual part of the visits to the Canyon or the caves. The footprints are uncovered in new places by natural erosion while others get covered in the same process. The National Park Toro Toro is one of the richest paleontological places of Bolivia, and one of the few places on earth where it is still possible to take a close look at the magnificent footprints.

Bolivia » Potosi » Toro Toro

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Geography

It is located in the Province of Charca in north Potosi. However, the best access is with ground transportation from Cochabamba. En route to Toro Toro it is possible to visit the towns of Cliza and Anzaldo. The town of Toro Toro was built on a flat area surrounded by the Huayllas and Condor Khaka mountains. This area is part of the dry mesothermic valleys characterized by deep canyons, valleys and waterfalls. The combination of geological formations and natural landscapes make for an outstanding view. 

The region of Toro Toro is belived, by some, to have been part of the coastline during prehistoric times. There is a theory about a cataclism and the ongoing movement of tectonic plates that explains the presence of marine fosiles, water turtle fosiles and others.

Many dinosaur footprints are also found in this region.

Altitude

Ranges from 1,900 to 4,000 meters above see level (6,233 to 13,123 ft), the park is at 2,500 meters above see level (8,200 ft)

Climate

Clima templado, con unpromedio de 26 grados centígrados

How to get there?

From Cochabamba:
  • 6 hours with public transportation
  • 4.5 hours with private transportation

Culture

The population in this region is primarily Quechua. The most used languages are spanish and quechua. The Quechua tradition is strong and it is evident during the traditional festivities. The carnival celebration in Toro Toro is considered one of the most creative of Bolivia. 

Fauna and Flora

329 plant species have been registered and 49 animal species. Some of the interesting animals of the region are the taruca (andean deer), cougar (andean cat) and the red-fronted macaw.

Hotel Villa Eletvina (cabin)

Bolivia » Potosi » Toro Toro

Description

Rooms with private bathrooms, breakfast.

Rooms