Bolivia travel packages offer visits to the world’s largest salt flats, the world’s highest ski resort and one of the world’s most infamous roads – the biggest landlocked nation in the Americas is packed with globally-recognisable attractions just waiting for you.
Bolivia travel invites adventure with death road, never-ending salt flats and mountains
Bolivia tours start and end in La Paz and Sucre, with all internal flights included and exclusive accommodation in the Salt Hotel on the Altiplano of Bolivia. Bolivia travel itineraries are packed with adventure, including 4×4 excursions between one and three days to the Uyuni Salt Flats, visits to the world’s highest ski resort Chacaltaya and textile cooperatives, well-organised ‘Death Road’ trips with reliable mountain bike equipment, knowledgeable guides and emergency supplies, and local community homestays.
Travellers also get to know the cities with Bolivia travel, with tours of La Paz and Sucre led by knowledgeable local guides. Optional excursions in tour comparison Bolivia include the Tiahuanaco ruins, private silver mine tours, and horse riding. Want to explore further? Combine your Bolivia travel with a tour of South America to get a real taste of the region.
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Want a taste of that insider Bolivia tourism knowledge we mentioned before? We have collected the best facts from real life tour guides. Impress them on tour with how much you already know.
- Bolivia is a land of extreme nature, with the snow-capped Andes mountains; the white Cordillera Real hiking range; the rainforests of Amazon Basin; part of the world’s highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca; the Uros floating reed islands; subtropical Los Yungas; the spiritual sun and moon at Isla del Sol; and the fertile land in Cochabamba.
- Bolivia is also home to fascinating cities and towns, including the highest administrative city in world La Paz, university capital city Sucre, low-altitude tropical city Santa Cruz, the lake town resort at Copacabana, and the valley town Quime.
- If older cities are more your style, Bolivia travel offers some interesting history in the form of the six towns of the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos, and the ancient city ruins in Tiwanaku.
- The Altiplano is the widest point in the Andes, with most of the mountain plateau lying in Bolivia, while other parts stretch into Argentina, Chile and Peru.
- The Oruro Carnival is one of the rare UNESCO World Heritage Listed Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and has been celebrated for more than 200 years.
- The world’s most dangerous road, steep and bendy El Camino De La Muerte, is in Bolivia, running from La Paz to Coroico.
- The Aymara people are an indigenous group inhabiting the Andean region in Bolivia, Peru and Chile, and their culture stretches far back in history surpassing even the Incas.
- The UNESCO World Heritage City of Potosi has a long history of silver mining, and was one of the most important industrial complexes in the 16th century.
- Notable Bolivian politicians include independence leader Simon Bolivar, Presidents Evo Morales, Víctor Paz Estenssoro, and Ismael Móntes, leading oppositionist Savina Cuellar, and model/politician Jessica Jordan.
- Band Los Kjarkas, the charangos instrument made from armadillo shells, and the diablada ‘devil dance’ are some of Bolivia’s best-known musical and performance contributions.
- Bolivia’s Tahuichi Aguilera Soccer Academy is one of the best in the world, while some of the country’s most famous players include Julio César Baldivieso and Marco Antonio Etcheverry.
- Other celebrated Bolivians include literary figure Alcides Argüedas, teacher Jaime Escalante, and mountaineer Bernardo Guarachi.
Courtney Gahan is a serial expat, traveller and freelance writer who has bartered with Moroccan marketeers, seen the sun rise at Angkor Wat and elbowed her way through crowds on NYE in NYC