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Top Choice Archaeological Site in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Dinosaur Tracks

As you might have guessed from the dinosaur figure in the plaza or the dinosaur head sticking out of city hall, Torotoro has become synonymous with paleontology. The village, which sits in a wide section of a 20km-l…
Top Choice Cave in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Caverna de Umajalanta

The Río Umajalanta, which disappears beneath a layer of limestone approximately 22m thick, has formed the impressive Umajalanta Cavern, of which 4.5km of passages have been explored. Inside are some spectacular stal…
Canyon in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Cañon de Torotoro & El Vergel

Three kilometers from Torotoro, the ground drops away into an immense and spectacularly beautiful canyon, more than 250m deep. From the mirador (lookout) at the top you can gaze along it, watching vultures wheeling.…
Natural Feature in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Cuidad de Itas

Though the weirdly shaped set of caverns, once the refuge of isolated communities, are striking, they aren't the main reason to make the 21km, often white-knuckle drive here from Torotoro. It's the breathtaking view…
Religious in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Fiesta del Señor Santiago

From July 24 to 27, the village stages the Fiesta del Señor Santiago, which features sheep sacrifices, dynamite explosions, colorful costumes, lots of chicha and some light tinku (traditional Bolivian fighting). An …
Archaeological Site in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Sea Fossils

In a side gully, an hour’s walk southwest of Torotoro on the Cerro de las Siete Vueltas (Mountain of Seven Turns; so called because the trail twists seven times before reaching the peak), is a major sea-fossil depos…
Ruins in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Llamachaki

A challenging 19km hike around the Cerro Huayllas Orkho, or more commonly a drive in a 4WD vehicle from Torotoro, will take you to the ruins known as the Llamachaki (Llama’s Foot). The multilevel complex, which date…
International in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Cafe Dinosaur

One of the village's more reliable options (in terms of opening hours and having food that's on the menu), this is a good spot to share stories with fellow travelers over large portions of spaghetti and acceptable p…
Museum in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Pachamama Wasi

This amazing house-museum is the quirky home of a man who has spent years of his life pacing the cerros (mountains) with a rockhound’s eye. The house is like a botanic garden, but made of stones: fossils, geological…
Archaeological Site in Parque Nacional Torotoro

Batea Q’ocha Rock Paintings

Above the third bend of the Río Torotoro, 1.5km downstream from the village, are several panels of ancient rock paintings collectively called Batea Q’ocha because the pools below them resemble troughs for pounding l…