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These 11 Photos Will Make You Want to Visit Valle de La Luna, Bolivia Right Now

Valle de la Luna | ©  Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock
Valle de la Luna | © Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock
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).

Road to Valle de la Luna © psyberartist/Flickr

After paying the 15 BOB (US$2) entry fee, head straight for the hiking trail…

Hiking trail © Felipe Ernesto/Flickr

With a well-maintained path that winds through the valley…

Valle de la Luna © Byelikova Oksana/Shutterstock

And passes some otherworldly rock formations along the way.

Valle de la Luna © Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock

There are plenty of places to stop and admire the view…

Valle de la Luna © jjspring/Shutterstock

And it’s not hard to see why they call it the moon valley.

Valle de la Luna © saiko3p/Shutterstock

The valley affords spectacular views of the surrounding mountains…

Valle de la Luna © Pyty/Shutterstock

As well as the nearby town of Mallasa.

Valle de la Luna © Galyna Andrushko/Shutterstock

You might even have the whole valley to yourself.

Valle de la Luna © Evgeny Subbotsky/Shutterstock

A spot of shopping is an option…

A spot of shopping is an option © bjaglin/Flickr

Or just sit back and enjoy the views.

Valle de la Luna © Anthony Tong Lee/Flickr