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Toro Toro National Park

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Price USD180 3 days
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Toro Toro National Park

USD180 per person

Toro Toro National Park is a paradise for geology and paleontology lovers. There we see traces of large reptiles of the Mesozoic and deep caverns of the Karstic. There is the vast cavern of Huma Jalanta, the cavern of Huaca Senka and many more. There are dinosaur tracks and areas with abundant fósiles. It also hosts the Inca ruins of Flame Chaqui and cave paintings. A particular attraction is the impressive Canyon del Valle de Toro Toro and its surrounding areas.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Cochabamba
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Breakfast
    Dinner
    Lunch
    Mineral water
    Spanish-speaking driver/guide
    Transport in vehicle 4x4
  • Not Included
    Sleeping bag
    Snack
    Toilet paper
    Travel insurance
1
Leaving Cochabamba
After meeting up with your guide in the morning, we leave early from Cochabamba in our private 4x4 vehicle. Our journey will wind through a series of changing landscapes and you will witness the diversity of Bolivia as the scenery passes by your window. There will be chances to stop and take photos along route. Once we arrive in Toro Toro we check into our chosen hotel and then pay a visit to Umajalanta - the deepest cave in Bolivia. To get there we embark on a pleasant hike and see the first dinosaur footprints of our tour along the way. Much of this cave remains unexplored (only about 7km have been explored so far) and we will be entering with our torch and helmet into just a small percentage of this colossal formation. Inside we will see stalactites and stalagmites plus see blind fishes that live inside. Evening meal and night in our hotel.
2
Ciudad Itas and dinosaurs footprints
Breakfast in our hotel and we set off in our 4x4 into the mountainous countryside until we reach a place called Ciudad Itas. It is at an altitude of 4000m and we will see some interesting rock formations that have been created by water erosion over thousands of years. We will also see some rock paintings that are said to be over 2000 year old. This area offers us a unique viewpoint of the surrounding area and its canyons and ridges plus it is also home to king of Andean birds, the condor, which we will see if we are lucky enough. Later on this day, we visit the Carrera's pampas, where we will find many different kinds of dinosaur footprints. Our guide will show us the best preserved ones and give us information as to which dinosaur made it. There is plenty of time to ask questions and take photos. Back to our hotel to have our evening meal there.
3
Waterfall El Vergel and Titanosaurus Footprints
Today we visit a natural theater and a bridge formed by nature plus also see the largest dinosaur footprints that have been found in the area, made by a dinosaur called Titanosaurus, which could grow over 36 meters long. We will then visit another viewpoint giving us breath taking views over the canyon. In this canyon lives families of the endangered red head macaw and it is sometimes possible to see them. From here we descend a stairway to the bottom of the canyon and the surrounding vegetation will become more lush as we arrive to a waterfall call "El Vergel". There is time to bathe in the clear waters of the fall and relax amongst nature. Our last visit will be to see some more footprints located near the village of Toro Toro. There are hundreds to observe and they come from a variety of different dinosaurs. Before we head back to Cochabamba we will eat a traditional lunch from the region.

This tour includes:

  • Transportation in 4x4 vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Helmet and headlight for Umajalanta cave
  • Meals during the tour  - 2 x lunch, 2 x evening meal, breakfast in hotel + 2 nights accommodation

Non included:

  • Transport to Cochabamba (tour departs from Cochabamba)
  • Extra drinks, water and alcoholic beverages
  • Breakfast on first day, dinner on last day
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Additional snacks.

Important:

This tour begins in Cochabamba and does not include transportation costs to get there. Please email for more information. Price - The price per person for this tour changes depending on group size. The group size is a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6 clients.

Health and safety:

These tours visit remote areas that have very limited facilities. If you are sick or if there is an accident there is often no medical facilities nearby other than basic care. If things go wrong face the reality of travel in a remote area of a developing country. Altitude sickness - The city is at an altitude of about 4000 meters so you should acclimatize in order to minimize the negative effects that you might feel at this altitude.