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Bolivia

Bolivia is located in west-central South America and bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest and west by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. Bolivia shares Lake Titicaca, the second largest lake in South America with Peru and has an incredible biodiversity, culture, gastronomy and many highlights to discover! Find more detailed information about your next travel destination below.

General Information

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Capital of Bolivia:La Paz, Sucre
Currency:Boliviano (BOB)
Population of Bolivia:11.35 million (in 2020)
Languages in Bolivia:Spanish and 47 indigenous languages, like Quechua and Aymara

FAUNA AND FLORA

Bolivia has an exceptional flora and fauna. It is home to many different species because of the varying climate zones throughout the whole country. In the Andes Mountains you can find alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, deers, flamingos and a lot of species of birds. In the highlands, you can observe pumas and bears, whereas the Chaco region is populated by armadillos and rheas, the ostriches of the American continent. As for the flora of the country, we will be able to find huge forests, savannahs, oasis, volcanoes, snow-covered mountains, and much more!

GASTRONOMY

Bolivian cuisine is born of the mixture of indigenous and Spanish traditions. The country offers a varied cuisine, essentially based on  The meat is cooked with rice, potatoes and shredded lettuce and enlivened with a spicy tomato sauce called llajwa. You have to try some of these culinary highlights:

  • Anticucho, a meat dish consisting of small pieces of skewered and grilled meat, the most popular of them made with beef heart, called "anticuchos de corazón"
  • Lomo Montado: fried tenderloin steak served with a fried egg and chopped tomato on top
  • Sajta de Pollo: a Bolivian dish consisting of chicken, onions, tomatoes, peas, and yellow chili peppers. It is typically flavored with parsley, celery, black pepper, garlic, and cumin.
  • Lechón al Horno: the most popular Bolivian version of roast pork, typically using a suckling pig as the star ingredient. The meat is marinated in a combination of oil, vinegar, garlic, and spices.
  • Pique macho: dish that consists of a layer of french fries buried underneath a heap of chopped beef, hot dogs, eggs, cheese, onions, bell peppers, and chili peppers.
  • Fricase is a spicy Bolivian-style pork soup served with potatoes and maiz, hominy.
PERSONAL CARE & HEALTH INFORMATION
  • Bolivia does not have a system of purification on tap water. Do not to drink tap water unless it is boiled or purified with tablets.
  • Be careful with meat and fish dishes places unknown or local markets! It is recommended to try Bolivian dishes in restaurants.
  • Bolivia does not require any immunizations for entry, although we recommend vaccination against yellow fever. Please consult your doctor.
  • In case you are staying in the Amazon rainforest (Jungle), we recommend to consider a malaria vaccination (consult your doctor)
  • Symptoms of altitude sickness tend to occur within hours after arrival at high altitude and can produce headaches, nausea, shortness of breath and stomachaches. Please do not plan any physically demanding activities the first days, drink a lot of water and eat well-balanced food.

Bolivia is in the Southern hemisphere and has two different seasons:

  • May until October is in most opinions the best time to visit Bolivia, as the dry season brings sapphire skies and less travel disruption. It is the Bolivian winter, though, so the highlands will be cold – and well below freezing in the desert at night, particularly in June-July.
  • Summer is the rainy season, which runs roughly from November to March and is much more pronounced in the lowlands; in the Amazon, road transport becomes pretty much impossible, as huge areas are flooded and everything turns to mud.

A passport valid for six months is required to enter and depart Bolivia. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers to Bolivia will receive a card from Bolivian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days). Please visit the Embassy of Bolivia in your country for more information. We recommend you to have a travel insurance for your trip to South America.

Bolivia is one of the least expensive countries in South America, and considerably cheaper than its neighbors: Chile, Brazil and Argentina. The Bolivian boliviano (BOB) is the national currency of Bolivia, although the most recent version of the boliviano was introduced in 1987, previous versions of the currency have existed since 1864. A single boliviano is comprised of 100 subunits, called centavos. Boliviano coins come in denominations of 10, 20, and 50 centavos. In addition, larger coins worth one, two, and five bolivianos are also in circulation. Banknotes feature denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 bolivianos.

Emergengy numbers of U.S. Embassy in Bolivia, La Paz:

  • (+591) 2 216 8000

Emergency number of British Embassy in Bolivia, La Paz:

  • (+591 2) 2433424.

Emergency services in Bolivia can be reached on the following numbers:

  • Police: 120
  • Ambulance: 165
  • Fire: 119
  • Search & Rescue: 138

Tours & activities in Bolivia

Salt flats, deserts, volcanoes and lakes in Bolivia
  • 6 Days  
  •   $

Bolivia is a country more and more modern in terms availability to travel, communication, roads, and more. Its natural beauty and traditions make.

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Real Range of Mountains
  • 4 Days  
  •   $

Cordillera Real Trek or Real Mountain Range is the most popular trek to do in Bolivia because it contains the most famous mountains.

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Hidden places in Bolivia
  • 13 Days  
  •   $

This amazing journey will allow us to visit the most beautiful attractions and landscapes of this country. On this experience we will discover.

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Bolivia from North to South
  • 20 Days  
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This amazing experience will take us across Bolivia, visiting the most important places from north to south. On our 20 days journey we.

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Essential Bolivia
  • 12 Days  
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This amazing journey will take us across Bolivia, visiting the most beautiful attractions and landscapes such as the Titicaca Lake, The Uyuni Salt.

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Mystical Bolivia
  • 8 Days  
  •   $

Since the beginning of times, men has always raised his eyes to the sky, looking for answers about his connection to the universe.

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Quest of the Temples of the Sun (Peru-Bolivia)
  • 13 Days  
  •   $

Prepare to go on a quest of the denominated Temples of Sun located in different southern parts of Peru and northwest parts of.

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