Bolivia 6 canva

High altitude salt flats, lots of llamas and diverse cultures.

With La Paz as its administrative capital, perched at 3,500m above sea level, Bolivia is truly a land of dramatic landscapes. From the piercing, snow-capped peaks of the Andes, to the endless lushness of the Amazon rainforest to the vast Atacama Desert on its southern border, the driest non-polar desert in the world. Expect to experience Bolivia on a big scale!
Bolivia's official capital is Sucre, a picturesque city with beautiful UNESCO world heritage architecture, narrow cobbled streets and charming plazas. Spending some time here is always a pleasure.
Bolivia boasts the world's largest salt flats of Salar de Uyuni at some 11,000 sq km and Lake Titicaca, famous for its still waters, is said to be the birthplace of the Incas.  The wool of the llama is important to Bolivians who make garments renowned for their warm, softness.



Things you should know about Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, covering an area of 10,582 square kilometres.

North Yungas Road in Bolivia has been given the nickname “Death Road” due to the number of fatal accidents that have occurred along it. 

Bolivia is starting to become known for its specialty coffee. Most of it is produced in the Yungas region, and you can visit one of the coffee farms there to see how it is grown.

Tips and advice from our travel advisors

A must see in the south of Bolivia is the mining town of Potosi. Tourists are encouraged to visit the mine and the workers and unlike many other places can don protective overalls and head into the depths of the Silver mine to visit workers within. Grab a bottle of local brew and dynamite at the village market first to offer as gifts to workers and they will reward you with a show of blasting after your visit.
Amanda Dudson
World Travellers Christchurch City
Many of Bolivia's most popular activities are at high altitude so take a couple of days to acclimatize.
World Travellers
I would absolutely recommend adding another day to your visit to La Paz and book in a bike ride down the North Yungas road known to many as the world’s most dangerous (to drivers not cyclists). It is an exhilarating gravity assisted 69km downhill from a thin aired and chilly 4600m to the sub tropics.
Amanda Dudson
World Travellers Christchurch City

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