Valle de la Luna In 7 Pictures – Bolivia

Valle De La Luna La Paz

Valle de la Luna La Paz Boliva

Ever wanted to fly to the moon? Nah, totally overrated, just fly to La Paz in Bolivia and head to their Moon Valley. The Valle de la Luna, or Moon Valley, has gotten its name because of the rocks’ distinctive formations that look similar to the moon’s surface. It doesn’t entirely make you feel like you are on the moon but it looks very cool and is a must-see if you are in La Paz. The Moon Valley is located at the outskirts of the city of La Paz and can be reached easily via taxi or as part of an organised sightseeing tour.

The distinctive shape of the area is due to erosion that has worn away the majority of a mountain leaving tall and odd spikes and formations. If you manage to visit the Valle de la Luna without lots of other tourists present the area feels quite mystical. But once you start hearing tourist groups, this feeling is gone immediately haha. There are several walks to explore the Moon Valley that take around 20 – 60 mins. The rocks are perfect for pictures, so make sure you take your camera with you. And don’t slip or let anything fall down because it will be gone forever. It’s fairly safe to walk around though as the way is fenced.

Valle de la Luna In 7 Pictures

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Just a heads up: The Lonely Planet travel guide says that the Moon Valley is slightly overrated. This is true if you expect a life-changing experience.. But I would definitely recommend visiting the Moon Valley while in La Paz. It is not a huge effort to get to and it does look stunning.

If you are not visiting as part of an organised sightseeing tour, plan around 3h for your Valle de la Luna trip. This gives you enough time to explore the sight and you still have lots of time for other activities on that day. Ideally come in the morning as a number of tourist groups that go to the mountains in the morning visit Valle de la Luna on their way back. So mornings should be a bit more quiet. Click here to read more about things to do in Bolivia & La Paz.


  1. December 12, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    This place is amazing! So unique and beautiful. You really captured it well. Bucket list worthy!

  2. December 23, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Your pictures are EVERYTHING!

  3. February 20, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Ok, now I want to go here. Your photos are stunning. Is it safe for Americans?

  4. February 20, 2017 / 9:37 am

    What a beautiful place! I bet this was fun to explore! I absolutely LOVE visiting old places and seeing different things.. so cool!

  5. February 20, 2017 / 10:03 am

    wao. place is absolutely amazing. photos are mind blowing. looks like very nice place to be at. just by looking at the photos i feel like a feather. being there would be really amazing

  6. February 20, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    What beautiful photos. I did not know this place even existed.

  7. MaryAnne
    February 20, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I wish I had the opportunity to visit this place one day, your pictures are so amazing, you had a really great time!

  8. February 20, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    This is amazing. Another reason why I want to go to Bolivia!

  9. February 20, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I had no idea how beautiful Bolivia was it is absolutely gorgeous, I love its rustic yet tranquil energy! Beautiful photos as well what camera do you use? Just followed you on IG/ Twitter/ Bloglovin x
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  10. February 20, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    woww beautiful pictures . i’ve never been to bolivia but would love to visit it someday. thanx for sharing :)

  11. February 21, 2017 / 3:22 am

    Your photos are great and you made this sound like a really interesting place to visit. I’ve never heard of Valle de la Luna before.

    But that picture with the Mirador sign and the one directly after it? SCREAMS Lord of the Rings to me. Maybe the similarity to Mordor?
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  12. February 21, 2017 / 6:30 am

    This is pretty amazing! I’ve never been here before and for me it’s a must see. I don’t really mind if it’s overrated for a lot of people, it’s still beautiful and it shouldn’t be missed.
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  13. February 22, 2017 / 1:10 am

    Amazing photos! This place looks so stunning. I’m adding this to my travel bucket list. I bet this place will look even better during sunset.

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