Holidays to Bolivia

Landlocked Bolivia borders Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Argentina, placing it at the heart of South America. It’s a country of topographical extremes, with the dramatic Andes persisting down the western side of the country and the steamy Amazon Rainforest permeating its way in from the north. 

The mesmerising Salar de Uyuni salt flats in the southwest are undoubtedly one of the headliners of Bolivia. It’s a surreal place with flat expanses of cracked salt tiles that go on and on and on for miles. For contrast, head to the wetlands in the northeast where you can spot playful pink dolphins on a river cruise, and sail past settlements of stilted wooden houses that line the riverbanks. Zigzag back west and visit the mystical and serene Lake Titicaca that extends across the border from Peru. On the Bolivian side, the Sun and Moon islands are found, steeped in mythology and home to Inca settlements. 

Set high in the Andes, La Paz offers opportunities for paragliding and adrenaline-charged adventures. It's also the de facto capital and is where you’ll come to stroll around streets, absorb the culture and visit eye-opening places like the Witches’ Market where powders and potions are bought according to ancient Andean beliefs. La Paz has an emerging foodie scene that’s worth sticking around for – delicious street stalls are found everywhere but there’s an up and coming restaurant scene, too. Coffee is big business too, and you'll happen upon cafés that roast and blend their own coffee from beans bought from small, local growers.

If you want to test your fitness, the national parks of Madidi and Sajama are the places to do it. The vast landscapes include volcanoes, geysers and cloud forests and, with miles of hiking trails for different abilities.

Highlights

  • Visit the surreal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni that stretch for miles

  • Discover rare wildlife and tropical plant life in the country's lush national parks

  • Marvel at the red Laguna Colorada, a shallow salt lake that's home to three species of flamingos

Key Info

  • Capital City: La Paz

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Boliviano

  • Time Difference: GMT -4 Hours

  • Flight Time: 16 hours (via Madrid or the USA)

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I have travelled extensively across Latin America including Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Panama. I'm fluent in Spanish.

Bolivia trip ideas

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Places to go in Bolivia

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Map of Bolivia