Yungas mountain jungle

The Yungas is a subtropical mountain jungle between the high Andes mountain range and the lowland jungle basin of the Amazon.

The paved road from La Paz to the Yungas is a dramatic change of ecosystems and geographical zones. From perennial glaciers at almost 5,000 meters above sea level, to lush green hills with tropical fruits, coffee beans and coca plantations at less than a thousand meters above sea level.

One of the main attractions is the cozy laidback town of Coroico with warm climate. There are numerous treks that follow ancient Inca trails descending from the Andes into the Yungas, as well as the World Most Dangerous Road used now for downside mountain bike tours.

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