Bolivia
Río Rodeo

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day176

    Torotoro : sur les traces des dinosaures

    November 5, 2017 in Bolivia

    Nous prenons un bus de nuit jusqu'à Cochabamba puis après un petit dej en ville on prend un collectivo pour torotoro (pas de bol on attend presque 3h qu'il se remplisse!!)... sur place on se loge à Las Hermanas et on se ballade dans ce petit pueblo atypique où des statues de dinosaures sont partout et les gens adorables.

    On recroise Vincent (français) et Lea (allemande) qui avaient pu prendre l'autre collectivo... nous sommes déjà 4 pour demain!

    Le lendemain on se retrouve donc à l'office de guide. Au programme Ciudad de Itas et spéléologie dans la grotte Umajalanta. Nous sommes rejoins par Tamsin et Mark un couple anglais très sympa. La ballade de Ciudad de Itas est très plaisante car le paysage est superbe et les cavernes qui forme comme des petites maisons ont toutes quelque chose de particulier et certaines une superbe lumière.

    Après le pique nique, direction la grotte! On nous fournit le casque et la lampe torche et c'est parti pour 2h de déambulation dans cette grotte. Nous adorons tous ce moment où on se tort dans tous les sens pour passer. Bon... il y a deux passages à la corde que je kiffe pas du tout mais à part ça tip top!

    Le soir on mange avec Vincent et Lea au même endroit que la veille. Toujours aussi adorable, bon et pas cher!

    Le lendemain la même petite troupe repart pour le canyon de Torotoro jusqu'à la cascade de Vergel. Aujourd'hui on part enfin sur les traces des dinosaures!! Ici à Torotoro il y a plus de 2500 empreintes de ces belles bêtes qui sont visibles un peu partout. Torotoro signifie boue boue en langage indigène car il y a 65 millions d'années c'était que de la boue et d'un coup il n'a plus plu... les empreintes sont restées, se sont sédimentées et sont maintenant figées dans ce qui sont devenues des roches. Incroyable! C'est l'attraction principale de lieu (en temoigne les statues de dinosaures un peu partout dans le village).

    C'est une magnifique ballade! La vue sur le canyon depuis la plateforme est impressionnante alors que le canyon n'est pas si profond. Les empreintes sont partout et de toute taille. La cascade n'est pas beaucoup en eau à cette période mais le décor pour déjeuner ici est très sympa. Le retour se fait par la rivière en mode escalade de pierres parfois... je suis la moins à l'aise du groupe mais je fais quand même! On rentre vers 17h et on saute tout se suite dans un collectivo pour Cochabamba avec Lea et Vincent.
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  • Day31

    Wandern in Torotoro

    December 23, 2017 in Bolivia

    An unserem ersten Tag in Torotoro sind wir querfeldein über die Felder gelaufen, bis wir an einer kleinen Schlucht angekommen sind. In der Stadt hatten wir einen Hund getroffen, der die ganzen 2 Std nicht von unserer Seite gewichen ist und mit uns Wandern gegangen ist.
    Die Stadt Torotoro ist ziemlich klein und innerhalb der Stadt gibt es nicht viel zu entdecken.

  • Day33

    Chifflon

    December 25, 2017 in Bolivia

    Nach den Dinosaurierspuren ging es wieder in den Canyon, der an dieser Stelle nicht so tief war. Im Canyon sollen Pumas leben, die wir allerdings nicht zu Gesicht bekamen.
    Nach ein bisschen wandern kamen wir am Chifflon an, eine beim ersten Blick ziemlich klein wirkende Höhle. Nachdem wir durch den Eingang ein paar Meter auf dem Boden reingekrochen waren, kamen wir auf der anderen Seite in eine immer größer werdende Höhle. Über einen Felsvorsprung direkt am Abgrund liefen wir weiter in den auf der anderen Seite liegenden Canyon rein und wanderten wieder am Fluss entlang zurück nach Torotoro.Read more

  • Day16

    Toro Toro village

    October 15, 2017 in Bolivia

    Toro Toro is a small lovely village at an altitude of 2725 mts, stuck in an era long gone by. Its a beautiful place to walk around. The houses were made of mud bricks. Some were really broken down and delapedated. Others near the main plazas were made into big baked brick bungalows.
    The whole village seemed to live off tourists and the general theme was dinosaurs. Almost everyone had converted their houses to restaurants or places to stay. Some had converted their living rooms to stores with items of daily use easily available.Read more

  • Day16

    Toro Toro bookings

    October 15, 2017 in Bolivia

    As soon as we got off at Toro Toro, we looked around the main square and found quite a few hostels. We went to one and were told 50 b$ per person. The room was fine but they didn't have wifi.
    So, we went to Hostal Norte just opposite. They had wifi and a place to wash clothes plus it was just 30 b$ without wifi and 35 b$ per person with wifi included.
    Again we got lucky.. Just at the right time 😁
    We got a private room with shared bathroom. After we told we would stay for 2 days, they charged us b$ 30 pp.
    After keeping our bags, we went to the tourist information center. Of course everything was in Spanish. But, we managed to figure out that there was a fee of 100 b$ (for foreigners) entry fee to the Toro Toro National Park. The entry card is valid for 4 days. One has to go to the NP with a guide only. The tours start at 7:30 am and the cost depends on how many people there are. There is no individual fee but a group charge. So, bigger the group, lesser the cost per person. A minimum of 5 people were required for the tour to start.
    We bought the NP passes and decided to walk around the village.
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  • Day17

    El Vergel tour - more footprints

    October 16, 2017 in Bolivia

    The footprints are spread all over the hillside. In fact earlier, some of the top layers from the hill were broken to make the road. Its only after they were recognized as dinosaur footprints that they started fencing and preserving them.

  • Day18

    Siete Vueltas Tour - The descent

    October 17, 2017 in Bolivia

    The descent was a steep scrambling down the nearly vertical face of the cliff.
    As we reached the bottom of the hill, we noticed the heavy clouds coming in from the other side of the hill. There was a lot of thunder as well. We quickened our pace to reach back the hostel to remove the clothes we had washed in the afternoon.

  • Day18

    The hail and downpour

    October 17, 2017 in Bolivia

    We reached the hostel just in time. The rain had not started yet. The clouds were rolling in. We rushed to the terrace to remove the clothes and just in time. Within 5 min of our coming down it stared raining.
    We decided to have our food at the community food area opposite the hostel.
    As we started eating, the rain became a heavy downpour and soon there were hailstones. The heavy rain and hailstones lasted for about 20-30 minutes not before the whole area outside was covered in water and hailstones.
    The 2 girls (most probably the daughters of the lady from whose stall I had eaten) came and sat with us waiting for the rain to subside.
    After the rain stopped for a while, we went back to the hostel to rest and sleep for the night.
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  • Day16

    Pachamama Vupi Museum Toro Toro

    October 15, 2017 in Bolivia

    We had our food at one of the homes where the living room was converted to a restaurant. The lady running the place made a vegetarian variety of the meal for me by replacing the meat portion with an egg. The meal costed just 10 b$.
    After the food, we went to the Pachamama Vupi Museum. It is open till 8 pm and is actually a family house decorated with stones and fossils that were collected by the person running the museum from the valleys and hills around the village.
    Everything was beautifully decorated into theme corners inside the house. It almost reminded me of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh.
    He even had 2 meteorites that had crashed into the sea and were hence round in shape.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Río Rodeo, Rio Rodeo

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