Bolivia is the country of contrasts par excellence. It extends from the highest peaks of the Andes mountain range to the Amazonian forest, passing through the Altiplano, the central valleys and the Oriente plains. The diversity of the landscapes is breathtaking, but it is also its population of diverse origins that dazzles travellers by offering them a rare and authentic vision of Amerindian culture. But by following the instructions of a tourist guide on Bolivia, you will see that you will find your happiness, whatever your travel desires. Culture lovers, you will discover the richness of Bolivian folklore, the most alive in South America! Lovers of wide open spaces, you can admire incredible landscapes with varied fauna where you can meet alpacas and pink flamingos among others! Lovers of thrills, you can climb a peak of more than 6,000 m above sea level or marvel at the salt desert of Uyuni! Passionate about pre-Columbian civilizations, you will love visiting the archaeological site of Tiwanaku! In short, Bolivia is a country that has not finished surprising you and remains very different from its neighbours: Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil or Paraguay....

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When to go to Bolivia?

When to go to Bolivia? A trip to Bolivia is possible all year round. But you have to keep in mind that it rains over most of the country from November to March. But from April to October, the temperatures are warmer and the sky is clearer, even if it is often cooler on the Altiplano; it is the best time to go to Bolivia. There are two very high tourist seasons in January/February (school holidays in South America, particularly in Chile, Argentina and Brazil) and in July/August/September (holidays in Europe and the United States). If you are going to Bolivia in February, don't miss the carnaval d'OruroUNESCO Intangible Heritage site.

How to go to Bolivia? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The tours offered in Bolivia are about ten days long but they generally focus on a particular region because it is difficult to discover the whole country in such a short time. For example, you will be offered a desert tour of Atacama/South Bolivia or on the Andean highlands. Many tour operators also offer a Peru/Bolivia combination around the Andes and you can also make a Peru/Bolivia/Chile combination around the Altiplano.

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No particular dangers in Bolivia except for lovers of artificial paradises.... Indeed, while the use of coca leaves is legal and widespread, the use of narcotics is strictly prohibited. For a simple consumption, you risk 18 months to 3 years in prison. And tourists are not spared and they even serve as an example in some cases!

To travel in Bolivia, it is better to fly. Domestic flights are inexpensive, convenient and reliable. Even cheaper and quite safe, buses are much less comfortable than planes. However, backpackers will prefer buses to save money.

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When to travel?

When to go to Bolivia? A trip to Bolivia is possible all year round. But you have to keep in mind that it rains over...
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Weather forecast

Bolivia is a tropical country. The rainy season, from November to March, is conducive to a busy and grey sky: it is t...
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Budget

Life is really cheap for a European in Bolivia. A backpack trip will really not cost much and if you want a little lu...
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Formalities

No visa is required for Bolivia, only a valid passport is required. A 90-day residence permit will then be granted t...
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Health

To go to Bolivia, you must update your diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccination. Vaccines against typhoid fever, hepatiti...
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How to travel by yourself?

No particular dangers in Bolivia except for lovers of artificial paradises.... Indeed, while the use of coca leaves...
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How to get organized?

The tours offered in Bolivia are about ten days long but they generally focus on a particular region because it is di...
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Getting around

To travel in Bolivia, it is better to fly. Domestic flights are inexpensive, convenient and reliable. Even cheaper a...
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