Bolivian Amphibian Initiative: Bolivia Discovery Tour: Explore Lake Titicaca and Endangered Species

Bolivia Discovery Tour: Explore Lake Titicaca and Endangered Species

Cochabamba, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Bolivian Amphibian Initiative

Non-profit organization

10-12 hours
From$112 USDper person

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 Highlights

  • Enjoy all that the world’s most navigable lake has to offer while contributing to conservation efforts to protect Bolivian endangered species.
  • Take a boat tour on Lake Titicaca while enjoying the scenic mountain landscape and historic Inca ruins.
  • Snorkel and swim in one of the world’s most famous lakes for a once in a lifetime experience.

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.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    7 AM

  • Duration

    10-12 hours

  • Good For

    Families, Youth, Professionals, Young adults, Conservationists

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 5

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Warm clothes, Sunscreen lotion, Sunglasses, Hat, Change of clothes, Swimming suit

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

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.

Tour Start Address

Av. Potasi 1458, Cochabamba, Cochabamba, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

How To Get There

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.

More About Bolivian Amphibian Initiative

Mission

To protect, monitor, and generate information on endangered species in Bolivia with a focus on species in the high Andean region.

Main Programs

  • 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.

Awards & Recognition

Denver Zoo
Partners
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Partners
Amphibian Ark
Partners