Travel back in time as you walk in the footprints of ancient dinosaurs in Toro Toro Bolivia National Park. Plus, visit other area attractions: caves, waterfalls, and incredible rock formations!
Toro Toro Bolivia is famed for its well-preserved dinosaur footprints, but the region also offers a lot of other fascinating attractions. On this 3 day / 2 night tour, you can look forward to seeing the highlights of the area such as Umajalanta, the deepest cave in Bolivia, gorgeous rock formations, rare wildlife, and cascading waterfalls. This is a fantastic trip for adventurers looking for a less-traveled destination in Bolivia.
Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
Start location: Cochabamba
End location: Toro Toro Village
Day 1 – Depart from Cochabamba and Explore Umajalanta, the Deepest Cave in Bolivia
Your Toro Toro Bolivia tour starts as your guide picks you up early in the morning at your hotel in Cochabamba and takes you in a private 4×4 vehicle to Toro Toro. Your journey will wind through a series of changing landscapes and you will witness the diversity of Bolivia as the scenery passes by your window. There will be chances to stop and take photos along route.
Once you arrive to Toro Toro Bolivia, you will check into your chosen hotel and then pay a visit to Umajalanta – the deepest cave in Bolivia! To get there, you will go on a pleasant hike. Along the way, you will see the first dinosaur footprints of your tour. Much of this cave remains unexplored (only 4.3 miles or 7 kilometers have been explored so far) and you will be entering with your flashlight and helmet into just a small percentage of this colossal underground formation. Inside, you can see stalactites and stalagmites as well as blind fish. Finally, you will have an evening meal and spend the night at your hotel.
Day 2 – Admire the Rock Formations of Ciudad Itas and Find Dinosaur Footprints
After breakfast in your hotel, you will travel in the 4×4 into the mountainous countryside until you arrive to a place called Ciudad Itas. This is at an altitude of 13,123 feet (4,000 meters), and you will see some interesting rock formations that have been created by water erosion over thousands of years. You will also see some rock paintings that are said to be over 2,000 years old.
This location offers a unique viewpoint of the surrounding area and its canyons and ridges. If you are lucky, you could also see the king of Andean birds: the condor! Later on, you will visit the Carreras Pampa to find many different kinds of dinosaur footprints. Your guide will show you the best-preserved ones and tell you which dinosaur made them. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and take photos. You will return to your hotel in the evening for dinner.
Day 3 – See Titanosaurus Footprints and Relax next to the Waterfall El Vergel
Today you will visit a natural theater and nature-formed bridge. Plus, you will also see the largest dinosaur footprints of the area, made by a dinosaur called Titanosaurus which could grow to over 118 feet (36 meters) long!
You will then visit another viewpoint with breathtaking views over the canyon. Families of the endangered red-head macaw live in this canyon and it is sometimes possible to see them. From here, you will go down a stairway to the bottom of the canyon. The surrounding vegetation will become more and more lush as you arrive to a waterfall called “El Vergel”. There will be time to bathe in the clear waters of the waterfall and relax, appreciating the natural beauty.
Your last visit will be to see some more dinosaur footprints located near the village of Toro Toro. There are hundreds to observe and they come from a variety of different dinosaurs. Before you head back to Cochabamba, you will eat a traditional lunch from the region.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.