The population of Bolivia is composed mostly of ethnic Amerindians: Quenchua, Aymara, Panos, Chipayas, Arauca, Chapacuras, Guarani. Most have kept their lives, traditions and customs intact. Ancient religions, Pachamama and even magic are still alive. The reunion of these people is a real cultural shock.
Make sure you ask for permission before taking a photo of a person. Show respect for the traditions, culture and religion. The rural Indian population is facing serious economic difficulties and is concentrated in cities with common social consequences that cannot be hidden under the colorful traditional costumes.
One of the most remote countries and at the highest elevation in the world, Bolivia seems largely untouched by the passage of time. In Bolivia, there are more indigenous than in any other country in America. For tourists, Bolivia offers a variety of multi-ethnic cultural experiences, magnificent natural landscapes and extreme adventures. From the luxurious resorts on Lake Titicaca to the Uyuni salt lands, the hottest tourist attractions in Bolivia offer a travel experience that you meet once in your life.
In the jungles of Bolivia, in the Yungas region, the farmers don’t walk like ordinary people because they fly on the ropes like birds and are “faster than the astronauts”. These “flying men” are known as “cocaleros” or coca farmers.
Bolivia’s charm is given by its inhabitants, who are always dressed in traditional costumes, which is a rare thing to see in all the countries around the world. Also, historical monuments, old markets from the past centuries and traditional cuisine have brought Bolivia to the attention of tourists from all over the world. Salar de Uyuni is a massive salt desert and is located in Altiplano (the high plateau in Cordillera De Los Andes). It has become one of the symbols of Bolivia also because it reflects the sunlight in such way that it forms the illusion of a mirror, which reflects the sky. In the desert, there are numerous lakes that are atypically colored because of the mineral deposits in the area.