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High Valley Route

Cochabamba, Bolivia

TARATA: Called The Colonial City due to its historical and architectural wealth, still maintaining the charm of its original buildings. The attractions are: Huayculli - a production centre for handicrafts made in clay. There is also the San Jose Convent, San Pedro Temple and Santa Lucia Archaeological Dig.
Other important towns are: Anzaldo - where the main attraction is the Santiago de Anzaldo festival, celebrated on July 25th. Cliza - this features an attractive traditional market. Tocco - this is the home of San Miguel Church. Tocata - wherein there is a ravine with a large variety of vegetation and fossils. Punata - this is the site for the gorgeous San Juan Bautista Cathedral (National Monument). Ville Rivero - this town is known for the crafting of lovely tapestries. Tiraque - where the main attractions are the fountain of Love, Lover's Forest or "Ch'ejta Rumi", and the Pachaj Kjocha - which features 100 lagoons of varied sizes along its route.

ARANI: A town where the main attractions are San Bartolome Temple - declared a National Monument; Collpa Claco Convent, Elefante Dormido (Sleeping Elephant) and Pocoata.

VACAS: characterized by its "Six Lagoons", the most important of which s Toro Warkuna - a mystical lagoon with 120 meters of depth and an infinite supply of Puyas Raimundis. Sehuencas - This town has a semi-tropical climate and is the home of an important diversity of birds and reptiles. Totora - declared a National Heritage due to its great historical and architectural wealth. Pocona - This is a colonial town, wherein the biggest attraction is Incallajta, the largest Incan ruins in Bolivia. Aiquile - cradle of the best charango makers in the country, featuring a museum dedicated to this traditional Bolivian musical instrument.

MIZQUE: This gorgeous town has among its main attractions Puente de Los Libertadores (Bridge of the Liberators), the Petrogifos or stone engravings in Uyuchama); the Aguada and Taboada paintings, and the P. Mauricio Vulcamover Archaeological Museum.

VILA VILA: This is a place of great wealth in palaeontology and archaeology.

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