A short drive from downtown La Paz is a geological oddity that is out of this world. Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) is a series of strangely eroded rocks that really do resemble its namesake. With a fun but easy hiking trail and great views of the surrounding region, it’s the perfect mini escape from the congestion of central La Paz.
To get there, take any minibus going to Mallasa or a taxi from the center for 30 BOB ($US3.80).
After paying the 15 BOB (US$2) entry fee, head straight for the hiking trail…
With a well-maintained path that winds through the valley…
And passes some otherworldly rock formations along the way.
There are plenty of places to stop and admire the view…
And it’s not hard to see why they call it the moon valley.
The valley affords spectacular views of the surrounding mountains…
As well as the nearby town of Mallasa.
You might even have the whole valley to yourself.
A spot of shopping is an option…
Or just sit back and enjoy the views.
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