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Bolivia Tours & Holidays

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Overview

As one of South America's best-kept secrets, Bolivia boasts such a broad array of attractions that travellers intrepid enough to reach this remote land are treated to a wealth of history, culture and mind-blowing landscapes. From the wild, dream-like spaces of the Altiplano, to the chaotic streets of its capital city, La Paz, (surrounded by not one, but four snow-capped mountain ranges), the Bolivian terrain spans everything from grassy plains and steamy jungles, to some of the most remote and ...

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TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Bolivia

A brilliant itinerary that encompasses Bolivia's iconic destinations, sites and nature whilst showcasing the variety is has to offer from vast desert salt flats to sprawling altitude cities nestled in the Andes Mountains
15 days from £3,070
TAILOR-MADE

Wild Bolivia

This itinerary explores Bolivia's rich wildlife and dramatic landscapes through a variety of unique accommodation and active excursions such as mountain biking, hiking in the Amazon and overlanding across salt flats
11 days from £4,260
TAILOR-MADE

Complete Bolivia

Condensing as much as possible within a three-week trip, Complete Bolivia offers a spectacular itinerary of culture, nature and history combining its world-record setting highlights with its quieter destinations
19 days from £4,990
TAILOR-MADE

The Best of Peru and Bolivia

Spend two weeks focussing on the highlights of neighbouring Peru and Bolivia. Explore the vast Salt Flats of Uyuni and grand ruins at Machu Picchu, crossing the border at Lake Titicaca that spans both Andean countries
14 days from £6,850
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Chile and Bolivia Desert Expedition

With a focus on the iconic Uyuni Salt flats that span Chile and Bolivia, this trip explores both sides and their surroundings, as well as taking advantage of some of the planet’s best astronomic observation in the Atacama Desert and the Elqui Valley
12 days from £4,725
TAILOR-MADE

Chile, Bolivia and Peru: Deserts, Lakes and Canyons

A truly remarkable trip for those wanting to dig deeper and spend longer exploring some of the most fascinating natural delights of South America and the Andes, making extraordinary border crossings at Lake Titicaca and the Atacama Desert and Uyuni Salt Flats
17 days from £5,105

HIGHLIGHTS OF BOLIVIA

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

La Paz

La Paz may not be the most beautiful city in South America, or even in Bolivia, but it's certainly one of the most striking. Visitors first see the sprawling shantytowns of El Alto where ...

Potosi

Perhaps the most historically fascinating city in South America, Potosi was once one of the richest cities in the world, thanks to the silver mines of Cerro Rico (rich mountain)....

Sucre

The charming colonial city of Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and home to the Supreme Court and many cultural attractions, museums, shops and restaurants. Relatively small, Sucre is ...

Uyuni Salt Flats

Situated in southwestern Bolivia, the town of Uyuni is on the edge of one of the most iconic sites in Bolivia and one of the most arresting sites on the planet - over 10,000 square ...

Lake Titicaca

Famed for being the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca straddles Bolivia and Peru, spanning an area of over 8,300 square kilometres and sat at an altitude of 3,8oo metres above sea ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

El Hostal De Su Merced, Sucre

One could go as far as to say this is one of the best small hotels in Bolivia. The hotel is housed in a magnificent converted mansion from the 18th century. It is not luxurious but is charming and…

Hotel Museum Cayara, Potosi

Considered the oldest Hacienda in Bolivia, this property has now been converted into a beautiful hotel. The Hacienda Cayara, whose original title dates from 1557, provides a perfectly peaceful setting…

Hotel Tayka del Desierto, Uyuni Salt Flats

The Tayka Hotel of the Desert is only 40 minutes away from the Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada), amidst beautiful scenery of high Andean desert landscapes. This site is accessible from Uyuni (220 km) and…

La Casona, La Paz

Set in a colonial-style building next to San Francisco Square, La Casona is a great 25-room boutique hotel. Decorated with parquet floors and gabled roofs, rooms at La Casona are fitted with fans, air…

Luna Salada Hotel, Uyuni Salt Flats

Located on an elevated piece of land on the edge of the Uyuni Salt Flats, the Luna Salada is a fantastic hotel built almost entirely of salt with spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding area.…

Palacio De Sal, Uyuni Salt Flats

Located on the border of the massive Uyuni Salt Flats, this curious hotel has salt igloos as their standard rooms complete with a ceiling, walls and beds made out of salt. Rooms are ensuite come…

Parador Santa Maria La Real Hotel, Sucre

This boutique hotel is a former 18th century colonial house, well placed in the centre of Sucre close to the Plaza de Armas. An elegant structure with some beautiful antique furniture, it has 23…

Posada Del Inca Lodge, Isla del Sol

Posada del Inca is a lovely 21 roomed traditional hotel on Sun Island, offering guests a peaceful and comfortable place to stay with fantastic views across Lake Titicaca. All of the rooms are basic but…

Atix Hotel, La Paz

Sophisticated, trendy and contemporary, Atix features the works of renowned artist Gastón Ugalde to highlight the essence of the country's rural beauty, as well as an interior featuring locally sourced…

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Southern Bolivia is more than the Uyuni Salt Flats. Further south this surrealism grows at the Salvador Dalí Desert and dreamlike lakes like Laguna Verde and Laguna Colorado that burst with colours.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Bolivia though you should be up-to-date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Malaria is present in some parts of Bolivia. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Bolivia the official unit of currency is the Boliviano. This is a closed currency and can only be exchanged in country.  To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

Bolivia is a Catholic country and unlike its hedonistic neighbour Brazil, visitors are expected to behave accordingly. Although South Americans are very relaxed in comparison to people in other parts of the world, some places (especially up in the Andes) are very traditional and conservative, and your dress/behaviour should respect this. Public displays of affection are considered inappropriate.   

Language & Religion 

With Spanish as its official language, Bolivia has lots of other strings to her language bow. The largest minority language is Quechua followed by Aymara, both linked to the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with another 34 minority languages within the country. The large majority of Bolivians are Roman Catholic, although over the last few decades there has been an increase in the traditional ethnic Inca Religion. Within the Inca’s Empire there were a number of polytheistic religions, practiced by a variety of different people.  

Time 

Bolivia is 4 hours behind GMT.  A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Bolivian cuisine has a great variety of dishes mainly meat, fish and poultry blended with herbs and spices. The diet also consists of fresh fruit and vegetables. Lunch in Bolivia is the main meal, often comprising of soup and a main dish.  Bolivian food is not always spicy but occasionally is accompanied by sauce ‘la llajwa’, which is made of tomatoes and locoto (hot chillies).