The most popular hiking trails begin near La Paz, crossing the Cordillera Real on ancient Inca trails and wind up in the Yungas. The three days route of La Cumbre to Coroico, northeast of La Paz, is the most appreciated of Bolivia.
Other popular tours include Taquesi route, with two days duration, also known as the Inca Trail, which crosses a low-lying port of the Cordillera Real, between Ventilla and Chulumani, that of Yungas Cruz, less known among the people of Chuavi and Chulumani, running through one side of impressive Illimani, and the six days Camino de Oro, which extends from Sorata to the Tipuani River goldfields.
The less strenuous hike through the Ice Caves Zongo Valley near La Paz, is an interesting alternative for walkers who suffer from cramps or need to be gradually adapted to high altitudes. The Cordillera Real also offers good opportunities for climbing; include Mount Illimani, of 6088 m, Huayna Potosi, 5648 m, and Mount Ancohuma Condoriri of 6427 m of altitude. Ski lovers can practice this sport in the world’s highest track in a Chacaltaya Glacier near La Paz, or in neighboring towns like Mururata and Condoriri but with less developed infrastructures.
Once exhausted the possibilities of the mountain, some tours can be organized through the jungle of the Amazon basin in Rurrenabaque, El Porvenir (in the Biosphere Reserve Beni), Perseverance (Perseverance and the Wildlife Reserve Black and White Rivers) and the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in the far northern province of Santa Cruz.
The river boats sailing in the Mamore River from Trinidad stretch into the heart of the wildest area of Bolivia, offering travelers the opportunity to experience the legendary mystery of the solitude Amazon.