The Bolivian Amphibian Initiative is a nonprofit organization that aims to protect Bolivian endangered species through research, conservation efforts, hands-on experiences, and informing the public.
Tour revenue will be invested in the local community and the continuing Titicaca water frog conservation project, as well as in transportation and operating costs.
Any day by appointment
Families, Youth, Professionals, Young adults, Conservationists
Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather
1 to 5
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Warm clothes, Sunscreen lotion, Sunglasses, Hat, Change of clothes, Swimming suit
This org is new to the travel industry
Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.
Travel through the beautiful landscape of Bolivia’s lakes and mountains on a 40- minute car ride and a short boat trip to arrive at a small island littered with Incan ruins. Begin your adventure by exploring the ruins, the incredible views of the Bolivian scenery, and the beautiful Lake Titicaca. The local community will then welcome you with food and drink before you embark on a tour of the lake that will familiarize you with the home of the endangered Titicaca water frog. Work alongside other adventurers to see and experience the unique attributes of this species. The tour will even provide you with gear so you may snorkel and swim in the most navigable lake in the world with the Titicaca water frog for an experience like none other! The local community will then prepare a warm lunch for all tour guests on a small beach near the lake where you can relax for a while before returning to swimming or observing the frog species. In the afternoon, head back to town by boat where a car will be waiting to take you to the wonderful town of Copacabana for more fun. There is even the added opportunity to spend the night in the small island town with the local community for an amazing, authentic experience away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Av. Potasi 1458, Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
You can get to Copacabana from La Paz City by public transport from the bus station. Another option is the smaller buses from the “ex cemetery” in La Paz city where busses are going out to Copacabana every hour. Taxis can also be taken directly from the international airport.
To protect, monitor, and generate information on endangered species in Bolivia with a focus on species in the high Andean region.
Teaching the local community about amphibians and the threats causing their decline while providing training in herpetological methods for park-guards, young biologists, and the general public.
Research providing data on amphibian diversity, ecology, and natural history.
Educational programs designed for local communities, schools, and staff working in protected areas.
Developing a captive breeding strategy for threatened species, which is the first of its kind in Bolivia.