Valley of the Moon, La Paz

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Seek adventure in a landscape of jagged rock spires at Valley of the Moon, located just minutes from La Paz. Literally translated from Spanish as the "Valley of the Moon," the landscape was created by gradual erosion by wind and water. You can see why the bizarre clay formations have always drawn comparisons to the otherworldly as you wander through the field of spires and climb up staircases carved into the rock. Note the many colors of the landscape, ranging from sandy brown to red and violet, caused by the variety of minerals in the rock. Take a look at our La Paz vacation planner to schedule your visit to Valley of the Moon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The valley of the moon has dirt rock formations that are appropriate to it's name. After walking in just a few feet in the trails you lose sight of civilization and without trails would get easily los...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    With the local bus (2dollar) to reach this valley is fine, unfortunately I know for you the number of the bus, he was yellow. On this location you can 2 routes, we did the longest and who was ca. 40 minutes. The costs also fell. Fine place to visit while you still have to get used to the altitude.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Valley of the Moon is located in the southern part of La Paz. It was formed by the erosion of the rocks forming a striking entrorno, in which you can see the strength of weather and climatic phenomena.
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Growing popularity among backpackers and young travelers has led to an increase in budget accommodations in La Paz. The central neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Juan XIII offer both low-cost options and high-end hotels. For a bohemian twist on your La Paz vacation, stay in Sopocachi, the city's artsy neighborhood.
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