Toro Toro National Park tour, Bolivia

“Ancient reminders of dinosaurs and past civilisations mingle with remarkable geology in one of Bolivia's most striking national parks.”

Highlights

Toro Toro National Park | Dinosaur footprints | Colourful colonial towns | Umujalanta Cave system | Ancient rock paintings | Ciudad Itas natural 'city of stone' | Vergel Canyon

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Toro Toro National Park tour, Bolivia

Environment

We ensure that packaging on our trip is kept to a minimum and litter is disposed of responsibly.

The beauty of Toro Toro National Park lies partly in its remoteness and our guides strive to conserve its environment by keeping its sites clean, and treating its natural wonders with respect. We use local guides who have been trained to understand the importance of ethical business practise. Touching of stalactites and stalagmites in the caves is strictly forbidden and this practise is increasingly passed on to the locals, resulting in an increased preservation in this area.

We appreciate the local wildlife and enforce a strict policy of not approaching nesting birds or touching any wildlife. The canyons in Toro Toro are a wildlife haven for vultures and we educate our guides and locals to preserve their environment to enable them to breed without disruption.

We encourage our guests, guides and locals to consciously save water at hotels as water can be scarce in the National Park.

Community

The trip employs a local guide from the small village of Torotoro to join an English speaking guide, hence providing income to the local population. Wages and taxes are kept in country, creating a beneficial relationship between tourism and the local community.

Locals are gaining an additional source of income and are developing a sense of pride to protect the park. It means locals get great life skills, such as learning foreign languages so as to work in tourism, at home and abroad.

We use small local hotels in the village, run by locals. All lunches and dinners are bought and consumed at small, local restaurants rather than brought into the park from the outside.

We are committed to working with local charities in the countries we operate in.

Since 2006 we supported the Huchuy Yachaq community project in Cusco, with the help of everybody who has travelled with us. We donate USD $3000 a year to this community project, funding a full time teaching post.

And we are planting trees as part of a reforestation project in Peru.

1 Reviews of Toro Toro National Park tour, Bolivia

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The absolute highlight was the private Salkantay trek. We loved the trekking through the beautiful mountain landscape far away from the crowds, with absolutely amazing crew of the local agency: our great guide Elvis who strived to provide us with the real Andean hiking experience, and our fabulous cook Cezar who spoiled us with fantastic 3-course vegetarian meals!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Our trip was tailor-made; for such a trip it's important to list your 'must see' places but also to be open for suggestions and tips from people who know the
destination - our agent Kat helped a lot to design a perfect itinerary for our trip.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - in each place we were supported by local agencies who often took us to places where we could meet and support local artisans & people from local
communities. We especially liked the visit at organic coffee farm run by the female cooperative in Peruvian cloud forest.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fantastic!!! Peru & Bolivia were always on our bucket list and we’re very happy to finally make this dream come true. Landscapes with mountains & deserts,
great history, as well as contemporary local culture & food were absolutely amazing!

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