Duration: 2 days / 1 night
When Paceños want to escape the high-altitude chill of La Paz, they head down into the steamy Yungas of Bolivia, a rainforest region not far outside the city but about 3000 meters nearer to sea level.
The sleepy town of Coroico in the heart of the Yungas has long been a favorite weekend destination for Paceños, appreciated for its exotic fruit, great coffee and balmy weather. For travelers looking for an opportunity to escape the bustle of La Paz, we offer customized full-day or 2-day/1-night Coroico tours.
- Descend the legendary Yungas Road, "The World's Most Dangerous Road"
- Cool off in picturesque natural pools at the base of waterfalls
- Tour Tocaña , one of Bolivia's few Afro-Bolivian communities
- Take a coffee tour and enjoy the best java in Bolivia
Descend 3000 meters from La Paz to Coroico along Bolivia's famous Camino de la Muerte or "Death Road". We arrive in Coroico in the early afternoon, just in time for lunch by the pool at the local favorite, Viejo Molino Restaurant. Spend the afternoon swimming in the natural springs that form under the waterfalls in Vagante River, near town and exploring the hiking trails in the valley. In the summer, when the water is low, we visit La Senda Verde, an animal refuge with monkeys, parrots, Andean bears and more.
Finish out the day in town, with dinner at a local restaurant followed by yungueñitos and live music at a small pub.
Visit the small Afro-Bolivian community of Tocaña, just a few kilometers from Coroico. Tocaña is one of very few Afro-Bolivian communities in Bolivia and offers many unique experiences. Like most other communities in the region, Tocaña harvests coffee and coca. Spend the afternoon touring the coca and coffee plantations. Sample some of the best coffee you'll have in Bolivia, since most Bolivia's best coffee beans are exported.
In the evening, the Coroico Valley begins to fill with fog, making the drive back to La Paz a surreal experience, like rising up through the clouds.
Included: Bilingual tour guide (Spanish-English), private transportation and lunch at the Viejo Molino Restaurant.