Landlocked Bolivia is one of the most interesting and rewarding countries to visit in all of Latin America. Poorer than its neighbours Peru and Chile, it may not have infrastructure as developed as other South American countries, but its natural beauty makes the longer journeys worth the effort. With its rugged terrain, numerous festivals and predominantly indigenous people, a holiday to Bolivia leaves you with a lasting impression and can easily be combined with Peru, Brazil or Chile.
Straddling the high Andes, Bolivia stretches from breath-taking snow-capped mountain ranges and high altitude altiplano down to the lush green forests of the Amazon basin. The country's prominent indigenous culture is reflected in the colourful and fascinating Indian markets of La Paz, a city which lies in a steep bowl-shaped canyon, towered over by snow-capped Mount Illimani. Nearby is Lake Titicaca with its picturesque floating reed islands with local communities, such as Isla del Sol or Island of the Sun.
Journeying south, Bolivia’s colonial history as a one time wealthy silver producer is still visible in the charming colonial city of Sucre and the silver mines of Potosi which can be visited, although you should be aware that conditions here for the miners are still very basic. Perhaps the most awesome natural spectacle we recommend for a Bolivia holiday is the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, a unique and truly magical experience.
Specialists in Latin America, Western & Oriental’s sister company, Rainbow Tours, offers a range of tailor-made Bolivia holidays. Visit Rainbow Tours' website to see their range of bespoke itineraries and to plan your Bolivia holiday. Genuine expertise, personal service and the ability to design a truly special holiday make them the perfect choice to discover the best of Bolivia.
Our Latin America specialists will let you know how you can see volcanoes, geysers and multi-coloured lakes frequented by flocks of rare flamingoes – call us today to tailor-make your Bolivia holiday.