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Destinations in Bolivia

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  • Altiplano (La Paz, Oruro, Potosí)
  • Sub-Andean Bolivia (Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija)
  • Tropical lowlands (Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando)


  • La Paz – the administrative capital and seat of government
  • Cochabamba – the third largest city in the country, with a pleasant, temperate climate.
  • Oruro – famous for its carnival
  • Potosí – once one of the richest cities in the world thanks to its silver mines.
  • Santa Cruz – the second largest and richest city in Bolivia
  • Sucre – the constitutional capital and seat of the judiciary
  • Tarija – The wine festival takes place every year in Tarija.

Other destinations

  • Chacaltaya and Huayna Potosi – the highest ski resort in the world and the most popular mountain climb in Bolivia.
  • Isla del Sol – Located in the southern part of Lake Titicaca. An isolated island in the middle of the lake. Stunning landscapes and ancient ruins from the Inca period make this place a place of tranquillity.
  • Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos – six isolated towns in the Gran Chaco founded by the Jesuits in the 17th and 18th centuries. They were founded in the 17th and 18th centuries. The area where the towns are located is called Chiquitania and is worth visiting not only for the missions but also for the natural beauty.
  • Madidi National Park – located a few kilometres north of Apolo, is one of the largest biodiversity reserves in the world. Its humid tropical climate has produced one of the most forested areas in Bolivia.
  • Noel Kempff Mercado National Park – an incredibly remote and even more incredibly beautiful Amazonian park, home to the stunning Cataratas Arcoiris waterfall.
  • Quime – A lively and friendly mountain village surrounded by the high mountains of the Cordillera Quimsa Cruz, between La Paz and Cochabamba, with mines, waterfalls, indigenous cloud forest and 31 Aimara Indian communities. Exploration routes. The easiest to reach from the cities in the Bolivian valley.
  • Sajama National Park – beautiful Andean scenery and Bolivia’s highest mountain, Nevada Sajama.
  • Salar de Uyuni – spectacular scenery along the world’s largest salt desert
  • Sorata – a destination for hikers, also close to the San Pedro caves, which contain a beautiful lagoon.
  • Tiwanaku – Ancient Ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Yungas region can be reached by bike on the Camino de Muerte, the world’s most dangerous route through spectacular jungle cliffs, or on foot on the El Choro trek, which crosses the climates from La Paz to Coroico.

How To Travel To Bolivia

By airFlying is the most obvious way to get to Bolivia. The main airports are in La Paz in the west of the country and Santa Cruz in the east. The plan for getting there should be based primarily on the purpose of your visit to the country; you...

How To Travel Around Bolivia

Transport strikes (bloqueos) are not uncommon in Bolivia, so keep an eye on local news. Strikes often affect local taxis as well as long-distance buses; airlines are not usually affected. Do not try to go around or through roadblocks (usually made of stones, burning tyres or wood). Strikers may...

Weather & Climate in Bolivia

Bolivia's climate varies dramatically from one ecoregion to another, from the tropics in the eastern llanos to a polar climate in the western Andes. Summers are hot and humid in the east and dry in the west. Precipitation often changes temperatures, humidity, winds, air pressure and evaporation, resulting in...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Bolivia

The following nationalities do not require a visa for short stays of less than 90 days as a tourist: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,...

Food & Drinks in Bolivia

Food in BoliviaBolivian cuisine could be described as the original "meat and potatoes" - the latter (called papas by the Quechua) were first cultivated by the Incas before spreading around the world. The most common meat is beef, but chicken and llama are also readily available. Pork is relatively...

Things To See in Bolivia

Bolivia has six UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the eastern department of Santa Cruz are the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, the Inca site El Fuerte in Samaipata and the Jesuit missions of the Chiquitos. Near the capital is Tiwanaku, an archaeological site with the remains of a pre-Inca...

Things To Do in Bolivia

The Death Road: from La Cumbre to Coroico. A 64 km mountain bike tour where you can see the diversity of Bolivia. From La Cumbre at 5000mts, in a cold and windy environment, to Coroico, in a humid and tropical environment.Explore the provinces: Bolivia is a place to explore,...

Money & Shopping in Bolivia

CurrencyForeign currencyIt can be difficult to change money other than euros and US dollars, even money from neighbouring countries! You may find more flexible exchange offices at airports, but be prepared for service charges and poor exchange rates. USD notes under $100 may also be difficult to break without...

Traditions & Customs in Bolivia

In Bolivia, do not use the word "Indio" to describe indigenous people. It is considered offensive. The term they use is "campesino" which translates as "peasant" or "indigenous". A 'cholo' is a campesino who has moved to the city, and although the term was originally pejorative, it is now...

Internet & Communications in Bolivia

Bolivia has three mobile phone providers, Entel, Tigo and Viva. All three have outlets in virtually every neighbourhood of the major cities. Internet cafes are becoming rarer with the proliferation of smartphones making internet access more accessible. However, you can still find a cybercafé if you are looking, they...

Language & Phrasebook in Bolivia

Bolivia has 37 official languages, of which Spanish (often called Castellano), Quechua and Aymara are the most important. In rural areas, many people do not speak Spanish. Nevertheless, you should be able to get by with some basic knowledge of Castellano. Bolivia is one of the best places to...

Culture Of Bolivia

Bolivian culture has been strongly influenced by the Quechua, the Aymara, as well as by the popular cultures of all Latin America.The cultural development is divided into three distinct periods: Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Republican. Important archaeological ruins, gold and silver jewellery, stone monuments, ceramics and weavings are preserved from...

History Of Bolivia

Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simón Bolívar, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; most of its subsequent history has been a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. A relatively democratic civilian government was established in the 2000s, but the leadership faces difficult problems such as deep-rooted poverty,...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Bolivia

Stay Safe in BoliviaUse common sense and take precautions that apply elsewhere. All tourists should be careful when choosing a guide and never accept medicine from unverifiable sources. Female tourists should be careful when travelling alone. Try to use "radio taxis" at night, as fake taxis are common and...



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