Santa Cruz de la Sierra
It is a warm weather city located in the vast eastern plains, along the Pirai River, houses the country's best international airport, Viru Viru, and is located at a height of 416 meters above sea level. Its rapid economic development has become a strategic axis for Bolivia, but the colonial character of "Old Town" and the cheerfulness of its people has remained in the eastern city personality.
The active commercial life of the city, especially in areas of oil, agribusiness and construction, cause that this city has the best tourist infrastructure of the country.
Every year in September takes place the Expocruz, one of the largest industry and trade fairs in South America. The most important cultural event in Santa Cruz and one of the largest in Bolivia is the International Festival of American Renaissance and Baroque Music "Misiones de Chiquitos", which takes place on a biennial basis in the international version.
Some attractions in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra are: Arenal Park, the cabins of Piraí, Aqualand, Biocentre Güembé. Other attractions in the department of Santa Cruz: Samaipata, Amboró Park, Buena Vista, Jesuit Missions (San Xavier, Concepción, San Ignacio, San Miguel, San Rafael, San Jose and Santa Ana) and the Bolivian Pantanal, to name the most important in a long list of sites of natural beauty.
Samaipata is a paradise that is located 120 km southwest of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, at 1650 meters above sea level, near the town there is an important archaeological site, known as the ceremonial and administrative center of Samaipata, or popularly as "the Fort", a name taken from the Spanish era fort located on the south side of the rock. This is a huge a mountain carved with two large slots, seats, ponds and animal motifs with which ancient Amazonian origin populations conducive agricultural cycles, is the largest petroglyph land was occupied shortly before the Spanish conquest by advanced Inca, who left some of their decorations superimposed to the trappings originating Amazon, recent research identified the area as a provincial capital of the Incas, who lived in the thirteenth century these lands of eastern Bolivia. In 1998, UNESCO included the Samaipata places on the list of World Heritage Sites.
It is a city south of the country has a pobación approximately 200,000 inhabitants, the city is surrounded by attractive countryside, where you can engage in fishing and walks in the country's largest vineyards. Tourist Attractions: Paleontological Museum, Archaeological and Historical Church of San Francisco, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Golden House. Tarija is to enjoy the special stage and surprised the vine and the wine produced at an altitude higher than 1700 masl and are part of the tour of the Wine Route and Singani high, which includes visits to vineyards, wineries and cultural and natural attractions of the Tarija valley.
On the outskirts of the city lies the Valley of Concepcion, a town of 2500 inhabitants, offers visitors, wine and countryside vineyards, natural spas, wine list and singanis height (made with raw materials produced over 1700 m), is located just 25 minutes from the city of Tarija, is performed chapaca harvest Festival, where the grape harvest, represents the most important moment for all grower since the culmination of a year of effort dedication to the cultivation of the vine, days before the harvest is conducted to Encounter of Art and Wine, space that brings together artists from various disciplines for 10 days, the main square of Valle de la Concepción becomes the stage for artists painting and sculpture works made their share of population and visitors.
It is part of the backbone of the country next to La Paz and Santa Cruz. It is considered the capital of the valley and is surrounded by vast fields of agricultural and natural landscapes of great appeal, it is also important for the many typical restaurants where you can enjoy the best of Bolivian cuisine. It was founded in 1571 as part of the Viceroyalty of Peru, with the aim of creating a center of agricultural production to provide food for the mining towns of the western region, as Potosí and Oruro.
In the city center you can find modern architecture coexists with many preserved buildings from the colony. One of the biggest attractions is the Cristo de la Concordia, monumental sculpture slightly exceeding the one on Rio de Janeiro.
Tourist Attractions: Cristo de la Concordia, Plaza 14 de Sepriembre, the court, the Palacio Portales I. Simon Patiño. Near the city is the interpolation of Villa Tunari, 91 km from the city of Cochabamba in a region of great natural beauty, on the confluence of the Holy Spirit and St. Matthew, which together form the Chapare River. The village lies in the tropical forest, surrounded by lush vegetation so there are several nature reserves, including the Machia Park and Carrasco National Park. The first is the refuge Inti Wara Yassi, where are preserved many animals in captivity. Another point of interest in Villa Tunari is The Jungle, a theme park in the woods.
The main Feast of Cochabamba is the Festival of Urkupiña, is a celebration in honor of its patron Virgin of Urkupiña on August 15, the day of pilgrimages and traditional folk expression, for five days, is engaged in native dance and folklore, and religion, attendance of pilgrims and tourists is estimated at over half a million.