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Calling All Adrenaline Junkies: Visit Bolivia To Experience All Kinds Of Adventures

If you are a thrill seeker or adrenaline junkie, you must have come across the usual suggestions about Bali or New Zealand to quench your thirst. Besides them being great destinations to indulge in a variety of adventure sports, Bolivia in South America is coming up as the new kid in town. In 2018, Bolivia ranked 95th among 195 countries, with an average life expectancy of 73.3 years, in a new research, published in the CEOWORLD magazine, forecasts future life expectancies in 195 countries and territories around the world.

The country is a hotspot for all sorts of adrenaline pumping activities. The country is popular for its serene lakes, unique cultures, volcanic pits, and rugged mountains.

While most visit Bolivia for its geysers and resorts situated right next to the ethereal lakes, you can push your limits by trying out various sports like bike riding, snowboarding, mountain-climbing and more. It is also popular for holding world’s largest salt flat and the most biodiverse national park. It is truly heaven disguise offering nature’s finest at your disposal.

If you wish to opt for something different and challenging this year, you should definitely head out this intriguing nation and try your hand at different kinds of adventure sports that would leave you craving for more. Bolivia is the best choices to try out the following list of activities,

Abseiling and Rap Jumping at La Paz:

La Paz is a city in Bolivia that houses highrise buildings for you to scale down from. You can partake in abseiling and rap jumping activities sponsored by Urban Rush and jump down a 17-story building. This was established in the year 2012 and is a must-try for adventure junkies around the globe. Although this activity is not for the faintest of hearts, it will give you a chance to experience what it is to rappel face-down steep edifices. In addition to this, Urban Rush provides you costumes to cut the tension and add a hint of fun. Dress as your favourite superhero and hop down the 17-story building and face your fears.

Indulge in Ice Climbing

Thought rock climbing was good? Nearly not as good as ice climbing. This one-of-a-kind adventure sport lets you climb the Royal Range of the Andes. It is one thing to climb high altitudes and gasp for air, but when you have to combat the chilly weather and literally pave your way through snow-clad mountains, it is a task. There are climbing routes allotted for this activity that are safe to travel through. There are certain months in the year suitable for ice climbing, hence you should always do your research well in advance if you do not want to face severe weather conditions

Trek your way from Sucre to the Maragua Crater

Traverse through the countryside and explore Sucre’s lush greens. You can have a view of Bolivia’s scenic beauty through the countryside, as you partake in a fulfilling trek from Sucre to the Maragua Crater. Discover the different kinds of flora and fauna available in the region, as you would also get a chance to feast your eyes on dinosaur footprints, and also get a chance to meet and greet with the local Quechuan family. Bolivia is famous for all the undiscovered territories available in the land, which makes it an exquisite choice for trekking.

Best Hotels In Sucre, Bolivia

  1. Hotel Boutique La Posada, Sucre, Bolivia.
  2. Hotel Independencia, Sucre, Bolivia.
  3. Hotel Monasterio, Sucre, Bolivia.
  4. Hotel Mi Pueblo Samary Boutique, Sucre, Bolivia.
  5. El Hotel de Su Merced, Sucre, Bolivia.
  6. Hotel Parador Santa María La Real, Sucre, Bolivia.

Zip Lining at Yolosa

Would you like to whiz rapidly across a 1500m line as you lay suspended below it? It would be a wild experience and you also get an overview of the Amazon rainforests! To increase the level of tourism in the year 2010, the ZZip The Flying Fox community established a business providing travellers to enjoy a sky-high thrill that would pump their adrenaline on the go. The view from above is breathtaking and extremely safe for you to travel across, as you lay your eyes on some of the most beautiful valleys and fields in Yolosa.

Cycling along the Death Road

Known as one of the most popular and equally dangerous activities existent, cycling along the Death Road in Bolivia is an activity for the experts; the risk takers and definitely for the strong-minded individuals. The death road is one of the world’s most dangerous cycling roads, grooving around 900m high cliffs through single track roads and is covered by rainforests on either side. It is dangerous because of the lack of guardrails on the roads which has led to quite a few tragic deaths. Despite the threat, thrill-seekers find biking across these roads to be enthralling, especially the downhill journey rife with unusual bumps and rocky roads.

You can also try out sand boarding in the Lomas de Arena; jaguar spotting at the Kaa Iya National Park; crawling through the mines of Cerro Rico and a lot more activities.

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Eva R Sachdeva
Travel and lifestyle reporter at the CEOWORLD magazine.
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