Top things to do

Top Choice Cave in Sorata

Gruta de San Pedro

A popular excursion, San Pedro Cave, known in the Aymará language as Chussek Uta (House of Owls), is approximately 500m deep, with an enclosed lagoon that can be crossed in pedal boats (B$5 per person, and recommend…
Top Choice Animal Sanctuary in Coroico & Yolosa

La Senda Verde Wildlife Sanctuary

At 12-hectare Senda Verde, there's a new concept: humans are 'caged' while most of the 200-plus monkeys run free. This protects people and monkeys alike (adult monkeys can be aggressive, and sick humans can infect t…
Top Choice Italian in Coroico & Yolosa

Toto

Homemade tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli pastas with delicious sauces, not to mention the best pizza in town, make this a must for those wanting a little Italian comfort food. The soft lighting, warm service and so…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Sorata

Helados El Oso Goloso

Dig in to some seriously good artisanal ice cream under the watchful eye of rescued rheas at this eccentric outdoor heladería (ice cream shop) on the road to Gruta de San Pedro. Try local flavors such as chirimoya (…
Ruins in Aucapata & Iskanwaya

Iskanwaya

The major but near-forgotten ruins of Iskanwaya, on the western slopes of the Cordillera Real, sit in a cactus-filled canyon, perched 250m above the Río Llica. Thought to date from between 1145 and 1425, the site is…
Viewpoint in Sorata

Mirador Wila Kollu

This vertigo-inducing lookout 3035m above Sorata is, quite literally, breathtaking. To reach it, walk (or hire a taxi, B$80) up the road to Laripata. Just before Laripata you'll see a small trail off to the left lea…
Cave in Sorata

Las Cuevas del Rio San Cristobal

A short 3km round-trip hike down the road past Altai Oasis takes you to these small caves by the river where rural farmers used to sleep before market days in Sorata. The caves themselves aren't super impressive but…
German in Coroico & Yolosa

Carla's Garden Pub

A Dutch pub owner has combined her thatched-roof beer hall with an established German restaurant and moved it to the bottom of the plaza's steep stairs (check for the 'Open' sign.) They've maintained the same tasty …
South American in Coroico & Yolosa

Coroico Star

A few steps down from the main plaza, this popular travelers' meeting point might serve the best pique de macho (sausages and french fries in sauce) you'll encounter on your entire trip. The owners also organize a v…
Ruins in Aucapata & Iskanwaya

Pukara

A set of Mollo ruins so little explored that locals say you can still find ceramic pieces and other artifacts. It lies like a fortress on the peak above Aucapata and can be reached on a 1½-hour hike from Aucapata's …