Tour: Coroico & the Yungas of La Paz (2 days, from La Paz)

This short tour takes us from La Paz over the Cumbre pass at 4,700m and down to the tropical Yungas region. One of the most spectacular roads in the world winds through a fascinating mountain landscape. Currently, this road is almost out of use, so that passengers can stop to take pictures at any time. In Coroico (1.600 m.a.s.l.) you can look forward to exuberant nature, a beautiful hotel and an interesting visit to an ecological coffee farm. Learn all about the cultivation of hand selected highland coffee and taste it in the amazing surroundings.

Itinerary

First day: Journey from La Paz over the Cumbre pass into the Yungas, following South America’s most spectacular road to Coroico, visit to a coffee farm.

We leave La Paz in the morning, following one of the most amazing highways in South America down to the tropical Yungas of La Paz. The road starts uphill in order to conquer the La Cumbre pass at 4.700 m! From here, you will enjoy countless extraordinary panoramic views of the snow-covered mountains of the surrounding Cordillera Real and down into the deep valleys of the tropics. Soon, we leave the main paved highway to take the old route that winds down closely hugging the hillside next to steep cliffs. Thanks to the new paved road, the old road is now reserved for tourism but has maintained the name of “death road”. The vegetation turns more and more exuberant: orchids, bromelias and all kinds of exotic plants lean out to the road and we will even drive through a waterfall. Pure nature, close to the touch right out of the car window! Soon, we reach the lowest point at 1.300 m – did you just descend almost 3.500m in less than 2 hours?! After lunch in Coroico, you visit Finca Shanti. Tour the coffee plantation of the property and learn all about the production of first quality organic hand selected highland coffee - from the plant, to the crop, the drying, the peeling, the toasting. At the end, you will taste the result of this whole meticulous process. Enjoy the evening at your hotel in an idyllic environment with an inviting pool. Overnight in a hotel in Coroico. (-/L/-)

Second day: Rio Vagante, coca plantations and return to La Paz

Enjoy a nice excursion to the natural rock pools of the Rio Vagante. The natural beauty of this gorge, with various smaller waterfalls and an overwhelming abundance of flora, make this place ideal for a refreshing bath and an idyllic hike. On the way back to Coroico through small forests and steep fields, you will come repeatedly across coca plantations. Many stories surround the sacred plant of the Incas, and it’s still important in the present: Your guide will be happy to tell you more. Back in Coroico, enjoy lunch before returning to La Paz, this time over the new well paved highway. (B/L/-) - END OF OUR SERVICES

Included in the package

- English-speaking guide to/from La Paz
- Private transport
- 1x overnight stay in DBL room
- Meals according to program (B= breakfast; L= lunch; D= Dinner)
- All entrance fees

Reservation

Please do not hesitate to contact us for price requests, reservation, general question, and individual tour inquiries, at: contact(at)landmarktravelbolivia.com

Link

www.landmarktravelbolivia.com/coroico

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