Pachamama

Attractions & Activities In La Paz

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For travelers who have an interest in the eco-credentials of the countries they visit, Bolivia makes an interesting case study. This South American nation is one of many countries across the globe that has been struggling to cope with the effects of rising temperatures, with extreme weather threatening many of its habitats and causing natural disasters. But rather than burying its head in the sand, Bolivia has risen to the challenge.

Not only has Bolivia pressed first-world countries to agree to significant reductions in carbon emissions at UN climate discussions, but in 2011, the Bolivian government made a radical move in response to the threat of global warming. They voted to support an act that treats Pachamama (or Mother Earth) as a living being with rights similar to those that exist for human beings. In Bolivia, nature has been granted the right to life and regeneration, the right to pure air and clean water, the right to not be polluted, the right to balance and the freedom from genetic modification. This is expected to help preserve the country’s habitats, place limitations on up-to-now inexorable industries and to curtail damage to Bolivia’s natural treasures.

The impetus behind this development were the spiritual beliefs of Bolivia’s indigenous people, which place huge importance and show great respect for the Great Mother Earth and the natural world. Though the full bill is yet to be ratified, the legislation is still on course. We’ll have to wait and see how it will impact industry in Bolivia. One thing is for certain though, fascinating changes are afoot.

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 Visit the Inca site of Tiahuanaco on a private luxury tour of Bolivia

Ancient Treasures of Bolivia

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

This personalized tour of Bolivia showcases the nation’s rich history and culture. It’s a journey through the country and an exploration through time, from the …

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Relish the stunning scenes of the Uyuni Salt flats on a private luxury Bolivia tour

Journey to the Salt Flats of Uyuni

08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS

This sample luxury tour of Bolivia takes you to some of the strangest, stirring and most affecting places on the planet. Your senses will be bombarded as you explore the frenetic …

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Explore La Paz and the islands of Lake Titicaca on a customized Bolivia tour, Bolivia

La Paz & the Islands of Titicaca

05 DAYS / 04 NIGHTS

Get under the skin of Bolivia and delve into the unique altiplano culture. Find out how local islanders live on the world’s highest navigable lake before retiring to stay on …

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