Madidi was probably the most amazing place we have ever been!!!!!!!!!!!! We loved it! The ecotourism group of Chalalan in Madidi National Park was great and we have seen soooo much! Thank you. It is highly recommended by us!
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I had read about the rainforest and seen lots of TV programs about it, but to actually visit one and stay in the midst of all was quite an experience. There are an unbelievable variety of creatures and plants to see. The sounds of the insects and animals at night and the beautiful bird songs I heard every morning will stay with me the rest of my life.
John Anderson, Canada
The Incan Empire expanded across Peru and Bolivia. There are 3 major Incan ruins scattered around the city of Cochabamba, Incarakay, Incacachayta and the lesser known and harder to get to, Incallajta. Nestled in the hills 4 hours east of Cochabamba, on the old road to Santa Cruz, Incallajta is a spectacular site to visit. The site was an Incan village and astronomical observation post, although the ruins a not as intact as sites like Machu Pichhu, it is an important religious site for the Quechua people.
We left early in the morning for the four hour drive to the site. The scenery was spectacular as we crossed over lush mountains and rivers, you pass through villages and can see the day to day life of the people who live there. The Site itself is rambling and you have to use your imagination, but with the help of a local guide, it is easy to get a picture of the life and culture of the Incans. The Astronomical Observation Post is fabulous, as your mind wonders as to just how the Incans could measure the stars and planets. With a delicious lunch and plenty of time to stop on the way (quick return stop at a local bar to try the local drink Chica was also welcomed!) to take in the scenery, the trip with Bolivia Cultura was a perfect way to see this part of Cochabamba. For an insight into Incan culture and daily life in Bolivia you cant go past a day trip to Incallajta.
The ruins of Incallajta are truly spectacular. They are one of the largest set of ancient incan ruins in the world. It is easy to understand why the inca wanted to build a fortress and city here. It is perched up on the side of a mountain which provides natural cliff defenses on several sides as well as a source of fresh water. The main building was one of the largest inca structures ever built. Incallajta´s remote location makes means that few tourists ever visit. We were the only tourists the day we were there and shared the spectacular ruins of this ancient city with herds of llamas and a local shepard.
thank you very much again for the very nice tour in Torotoro. It was really a highlight on my trip and I liked it very much.
The landscape around Torotoro is amazing. The cave tour on the first day was exhausting but very interesting. The second day we skipped the other cave with the wall painting because one of the group felt not very good in the first cave and we went up the mountains instead. I think it was a better choice for us. I enjoyed the great view from above over the mountains and rocks around Torotoro very much. On the last day we went down the canyon, climbing around rocks and bathing in the river.
Beside the activities I got a lot of information about the origin of the bizarre landscape and the dinosaur footprints from our guide Mario. All together it was a great trip and a great experience and really worth the money.
I was in Torotoro for two nights. I remember my guide Mario took me to four different places. The countryside was gorgeous and I enjoyed everything. Javier was very pleasant and I loved the the cave with stalactites. Without both guides it would not have been possible to continue because there were a lot of scary cliffs. It offers a great opportunity to visit another region of Bolivia. The nature is fantastic, the silence is special and there are not many tourists.
Emma Koponen, USA
I went on a 3 day/2night trip to Torotoro with Javier and Mario as a local guide. We were a group of 5 and had an incredible time. Everything was perfect, no problem! Food was perfect and Javier and Mario are the best! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone ………..to discover Torotoro!
We so enjoyed our experience in Torotoro last weekend. Javier and Mario are fantastic! At every road block, Javier maneuvered like a pro, and got us there and back with little problem. We had such fun and felt so safe with them both, even deep in the caverns... The food was fantastic, and the excursions were UNREAL! Thank you for everything!
-Wendy Herron- Calvert School
Hello Mario, hello Javier! Greetings also to your family, to the staff of "Bolivia Cultura Travel ", to the family we stayed with in Torotoro and all the inhabitants of Torotoro. We hope you remember us, we are the three Austrians who spent several days last September with you in Torotoro - these days were amongst the most impressive of our entire trip to Bolivia. Over the past several months we have spoken often of Torotoro National Park, our experiences there and the great people that we met in this town – above all you and your family, Mario. . . and the family where we stayed. Your knowledge of the town and the region are impressive, and it was so wonderful to hear you talk about all there is to see in this exceptional place. Thanks for everything!
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