La Paz & Moon Valley – La Paz Region

Founded in 1548 by Spanish conquistadors, La Paz is Bolivia’s third most-populous city, the seat of the country’s government and the capital of the La Paz Department. It is located on the western side of Bolivia, nestled between the Andes Mountains, at an altitude of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level. It also has the distinction of being the highest capital in the world. In La Paz, the Aymara culture and colonial-period influences are very much present even to this day.

Moon Valley is only a short drive from La Paz, yet boasts an amazing display of rock erosion patterns like nothing you’ve ever seen before.