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.”


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

Description of Toro Toro National Park tour, Bolivia

The stunning Toro Toro National Park remains an off-the-beaten track destination that is a perfect add-on to any trip to Bolivia for anyone looking for a less strenuous South American adventure experience. Its highlights include some of the best preserved dinosaur footprints in South America, stunning geological formations plus pleasing colonial towns.

Travelling from the atmospheric city of Cochabamba, private 4x4s cover the rugged road to Toro Toro. Pause en route at the colonial village of Tarata to admire its beautiful crumbling colonial facades. Then don torch helmets to explore the nearby Umajalanta Cave a remarkable partly explored arena of giant stalagtites and stalagmites, blind fish and stunning rock formations.

Another day, climb to 4000m for stunning mountain views as you head for the unique Ciudad Itas a natural 'city of stone' created by millennia of rock erosion. Here too are rock paintings estimated to be around 2000 years old. This is also your first encounter with the thousands of dinosaur footprints that are a highlight of the Park including the mighty 36m long Titanosaurus.

You'll also explore the depths of the Vergel Canyon, overseen by soaring condors. At the bottom of the canyon, a wonderful natural pool formed by a waterfall provides a perfect swimming spot.

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Departure information

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

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Toro Toro National Park tour, Bolivia


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.


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.

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