BOLIVIA

Bursting with experience, character and attitude, BOLIVIA is in many ways an exemplary South American destination. In this landlocked nation you can expect things to be wonderfully raw, old-fashioned and quite frankly, a little backward. Fill your head with the stereotypes, but prepare to be surprised by the authentic riches of the poorest country on the continent – one which is transforming rapidly.

Anybody searching for vivid history, intriguing culture and Inca heritage need look no further. The people – not known for fake smiles or outstanding customer service – remain friendly and speak their local indigenous language (several dozen are used throughout the country) before they speak Castellano Spanish. English, although improving, is not common.

And there’s the landscape too. Split roughly in half between lowland Amazon rainforest and challenging high-altitude terrain, there’s a whole range of activities for every traveller. Trek breath-taking (literally) 6000m+ mountains ranges and visit deadly mines. Discover lush coffee plantations, gorgeous waterfalls, pretty UNESCO cities and of course the world-famous salt flats. Sitting on your latest broken-down bus your patience will be tested. Gasping for oxygen in high-altitude, your resilience will be challenged. But spend some proper time exploring Bolivia and you’re sure to be captivated by its addictive cacophony of culture, colours and coca.

Bursting with experience, character and attitude, BOLIVIA is in many ways an exemplary South American destination. In this landlocked nation you can expect things to be wonderfully raw, old-fashioned and quite frankly, a little backward. Fill your head with the stereotypes, but prepare to be surprised by the authentic riches of the poorest country on the continent – one which is transforming rapidly.

Anybody searching for vivid history, intriguing culture and Inca heritage need look no further. The people – not known for fake smiles or outstanding customer service – remain friendly and speak their local indigenous language (several dozen are used throughout the country) before they speak Castellano Spanish. English, although improving, is not common.

And there’s the landscape too. Split roughly in half between lowland Amazon rainforest and challenging high-altitude terrain, there’s a whole range of activities for every traveller. Trek breath-taking (literally) 6000m+ mountains ranges and visit deadly mines. Discover lush coffee plantations, gorgeous waterfalls, pretty UNESCO cities and of course the world-famous salt flats. Sitting on your latest broken-down bus your patience will be tested. Gasping for oxygen in high-altitude, your resilience will be challenged. But spend some proper time exploring Bolivia and you’re sure to be captivated by its addictive cacophony of culture, colours and coca.

BOLIVIA TRAVEL GUIDES