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The High Andean Underground Cavern of San Pedro
Bolivia

Gruta de San Pedro is an underground cavern about 6 km along a dirt road from the high Andean enclave of Sorata and is a popular excursion for people about to undertake the hike to Laguna Glaciar nearby.

Run by the community of the same name, the cave is buried into the hillside right above a ravine. It is approximately 10-15 m underground and inside a small lake  measuring about 200m long is filled with crystal-clear water where one could paddle across on small boats. The cave has not been entirely explored and for those who are well-equipped inner access is located on the other end of the lake.

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Updated: 11/06/2014
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