Bolivia Travel Guide
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 86%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Adventure Travelers
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- BoliviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
With its landscape of jungles, mountains, lakes and the mysterious salt flats, plus the fascinating culture and history rooted in the Incas and other ancient peoples, Bolivia easily stands up to tough competition on the South American tourist route. As one of the safest countries in the region, it is especially ideal for solo travelers, and with affordable food, accommodation, and transportation, it also attracts those who like high adventure on a budget.Recommended for:
- BoliviaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 3
If you’re looking for adventure, then Bolivia has it all: mountains, lakes, jungle – and then some. From the endless Salt Plains of Uyuni, to the claustrophobic horror of Potosi’s silver mine, the ride of terror down the ‘Road of Death’ to swimming with piranhas and catching crocodiles in the Amazon basin. Where else in the world can you walk into a shop and buy a stick of dynamite like Wile E Coyote or be given a guided tour around a prison by one of the prisoners? Be warned: the concept of “Health and Safety” is one that Bolivia is reluctant to embrace.Recommended for:
- BoliviaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13
Bolivia is definitely not on the beaten path, which in my opinion is great, because you can have it all to yourself. It has an amazing variety of climatic zones ranging from the stark altiplano with the spectacular Salar de Uyuni, to Lago Titicaca, to beautiful rain-forests and wetlands in the eastern lowlands. In addition to the wealth of natural beauty, Bolivia is also abundant in history and culture. Check out Pre-Incan ruins in Tiuanacu, Incan ruins in Samaipata, as well as see the influence of Spanish colonial rule in Sucre, Potosi, and the Jesuit missions in Santa Cruz province. Bolivia is not the easiest country to visit and travel in and lacks ideal tourism infrastructure, but if you are a bit adventurous you won't regret visiting Bolivia.
Bolivia was my first and so far only visit to South America, but what a trip!
The beautiful salt lake is like no other in the world. I could spend weeks there taking pictures. And the mountain biking expedition down the "World's Most Dangerous" road was insane and lived up to its name. Unfortunately I got my camera and wallet and passport photo, which is why I'm giving it only 4 stars, but I can't say it wasn't an adventure!
- BoliviaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4First to Review
The heart of South America. From the Amazon basin to the peaks of La Paz, this place has power, grit and the adventure independent travelers are looking for. Just make sure to budget some extra travel time for the inevitable and unpredictable bloqueo. Great place to get lost.
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