Bolivia is an incredible destination where you can see the world's highest capital city - La Paz, visit the spectacular Andean Peaks, explore the tropical Amazon, stay in a remote jungle lodge or get amazing pictures at the Salt Flats and Lake Titicaca. There are lots of National Parks, acient ruins and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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If you would like to go travelling in Bolivia and need inspiration, with One World 365 you can search itineraries and experiences to visit the very best locations in the country. Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting on our guide to travelling in Bolivia.
La Paz is served by El Alto international airport, with regular flights to Lima, Bogota, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo elsewhere in South America, as well as numerous destinations within Bolivia, particularly Sucre and Santa Cruz. Intercontinental flights are usually completed either via a change in Lima or Santiago, or via a direct flight to Miami and onwards to Europe or other North American destinations.
There are some many highlights of Bolivia and these are some of the places you need to add to your itinerary:
Bolivia was named Bolivia after Simón Bolívar and the country has a facsinating history, it was a key part of the Inca Empire and then was colonised by the Spanish.
Bolivia is one of our favourite destinations in South America, no country in the world has scenery and landscapes like this. With One World 365 you can search packages from the best local and international travel operators who can help you get an authentic experience and discover the real Bolivia. You will get to learn more about the friendly local people, visit the highest capital city in the world - La Paz and also visit one of the most famous deserts in the world.
Mountain biking is a fast-paced activity for those who like to challenge their fitness levels. What could be more rewarding than heading off the beaten track and discovering that special secluded spot that seems like it exists for no one but you? With lots of space to roam and nooks and crannies to discover, Bolivia’s magical landscape could be described has having an other-worldly feel about it. There are also last minute deals and late availability departures.
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There are lots of agencies offering cheap packages and different itineraries so please research all options, most use local guides, local transport and small locally owned hostels and hotels.
Everyone has different experiences from different destinations and even places which are classed as dangerous can be perfectly safe, most of the time it is wrong time at the wrong place and Bolivia is no exception. Try not to be paranoid, it is very easy to hear past stories and be put off from planning a trip to Bolivia. Top tips for staying safe in Bolivia include trying to not stand out too much, this can be difficult but obvious things include not walking around with a large map looking lost, possible get a drink in a cafe instead.
It is also never a good idea to flash valuables in public, for example a laptop, tablet or phone. Be discreet and don't attract any unwanted attention, the same goes with money don't let people see you carrying large amounts of money. If you are applying by yourself then try to get chatting to other backpackers who you might be able to tag along with for day trips etc. People are your best form of up to date advice and guidance and other people might be going to places and invite you along. Practically its always better and more fun to travel with others.