Bolivia

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Bolivia is one of the most extraordinary places on earth, where you can find the most diverse landscapes, traditional cultures, enormous differences in height and just as large differences in temperature. In places like La Higuera and Vallegrande, you will get to know the life of the revolutionary Che Guevara extensively.

The most eye-catching natural attractions are the Andes Mountains and Lake Titicaca, but a tour of Bolivia has so much more to offer than just these beautiful natural phenomena. In the vast salt flat Salar de Uyuní, you drive past oases with countless cacti, geysers, volcanoes and lakes, each with its own color. Don't forget to look up sometimes as well, as Bolivia has some of the best starry skies during the night. In the cloud forest of Amboró, which is known for tree ferns, beard mosses, and bromeliads, you can go hiking or horseback riding.

The capital city Sucre is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, due to the beautifully preserved white buildings and churches. In La Paz, stroll through the witch market where 'cholitas' (the typical Bolivian women with their beautifully embroidered pleated skirts and 'dancing' black bowler hats) sell llama fetuses and other offerings to soften Mother Earth.

Get to know the great influence of the Indian culture and the associated traditions, imposing volcanoes, salt plains, and marshes, savannas, tropical rainforests, volcanoes. Choose one of the most versatile destinations in the world and take a deep dive into Bolivia.

Bolivia

Classic Bolivia

5 Days / 4 nights
Starting from: $2,990 USD per person

During our 5 days Classic Bolivia tour you will explore the capital of Bolivia, La Paz, which is also known as the highest capital city in the world. You will also visit the Uyuni salt flats, which makes you feel like you are walking on another planet.

Discover Bolivia

10 Days / 9 nights
Starting from: $2,730 USD per person

During our Discovery Bolivia tour, you will enjoy some of the best beautiful landscapes, ancient traditions, and cultures, and interesting history Bolivia has to offer. The tour will take you to Lake Titicaca in Northern Bolivia but also to the Uyuni salt flats and everything in between. You will learn more about the culture and history in La Paz and Sucre. A perfect tour for first-timers!

Ultimate Bolivia

15 Days / 14 nights
Starting from: $5,060 USD per person

Our Ultimate Bolivia tour is a perfect tour to experience absolutely everything that Bolivia has to offer. It includes experiences of the major cities and their interesting history, an in-depth exploration of the Bolivian culture, a trip to sun island, and of course the Uyuni salt flats.

Practical information

Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region, and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances. 

Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.

Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
+1 757 656 3391

Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag, or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.

Packing list
Documents:

• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport  (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates  (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract

Essentials:
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
We recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a go pro; Renting a camera is not possible. Please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for different weather conditions;
• Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension), and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for A and C type plugs.

Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon or there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to dry completely. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.

Visa & Entry requirements Fortunately, the majority of tourists entering Bolivia do not require a visa. However, some travelers, depending on which group they fall into, will require a consular tourist visa to enter the country. Your valid passport must still be good for up to 6 months from your date of arrival in Bolivia.

Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of luggage and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com

Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitizers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.

Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.

Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. 
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash, and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Drone use is allowed in Bolivia but several drone laws need to be followed when flying in the country.

Electricity Plug type A is the plug that has two flat parallel pins and plug type C is the plug that has two round pins. Bolivia operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Religion Christianity is the largest religion in Bolivia.

Climate In Bolivia, there are two distinct seasons; summer and winter. The country lies in the Southern Hemisphere, which means the weather is opposite of visitors from the Northern Hemisphere. The summer months in Bolivia are from November through March. During this time, the country usually sees rainfall and warm weather.

Best time to visit The high tourist season is from June to September due to the climate and the festival season, but the best time of the year for a visit is the cool, dry period from May to October. The rainy season from November to April can make traveling difficult. Visitors are, however, advised to check the specific conditions of their destination since Bolivia’s weather can vary significantly from region to region.

Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering Bolivia. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country. 

The currency used in Bolivia is the boliviano. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network. In smaller towns, the local bank Prodem is a good option for cash advances on Visa and MasterCard (3% to 6% commission charged) but the service is sometimes unreliable.

Tipping Restaurants service is not usually included in the bill; leave 10% to 15%. Tours Guides are grateful for tips (10% to 20% is the norm); remember that their wage is often much lower than the tour price. Taxis Tipping is not expected, though it's common to round up.

Why book with us?

Great value for money

With our partners being on the ground and getting the best prices for you, we assure you that our prices are unbeatable.

Travel with Care

Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.

Customised itineraries

Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.

Need any help booking? Call us anytime: +1 (757)-656-3391