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Our Bolivia Travel Experts have hand-crafted these top 6 tours of Bolivia, featuring unique natural landscapes, national landmarks, and quaint colonial cities. Enjoy seeing all the highlights including the Uyuni Salt Flats, La Paz, Sucre, and Potosi. Additionally, due to similar cultural roots and landscapes, travelers are able to dive deeper into Incan history on a Bolivia and Peru tour. Tours can also effortlessly combine the two countries with a cruise across the sparkling Lake Titicaca – an exciting addition to any Bolivia trip. Our Bolivia and Chile tours are also popular for those looking to see beautiful, yet contrasting natural landscapes. Each Bolivia vacation package is customizable to a traveler’s preferences, from hotels, activities, and private transfers.
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Top Places to Visit in Bolivia
There are numerous places to visit in Bolivia. The country is incredibly varied, encompassing the towering peaks of the Andes Mountain Range, lowland Amazon Rainforest region and lowland plains around Santa Cruz. Naturally, there is much to see in this exciting destination for ecotourism, including the Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca, and Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. However, Bolivia is also a top destination to experience a unique culture and indigenous roots within South America.
With long-established Quechua and Aymara cultures in place, including locals in traditional dress predating the days of the Spanish empire, entering one of Bolivia’s many metropolises is like stepping back in time. Cities like Sucre, La Paz, and Potosi are beaming under quaint colonial tiled roofs and grand cathedrals from the days of the Spanish Empire. Once rich in gold, the great mines of Bolivia created these quaint cities. Today, travelers can enjoy pleasant strolls along old cobble-stone streets, visiting monuments like the Freedom House, Metropolitan Cathedral or Potosi Mines. To experience some of Bolivia’s deepest roots, be sure to check out the Tarabuco Sunday Market outside of Sucre. Local indigenous groups from all over the region come here to sell their goods, handicrafts, and attire.
Uyuni Salt Flats Tours
From the white desert of the Uyuni Salt Flats to the silver mines of Potosi and the crystal-clear shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia certainly boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. On a Uyuni Salt Flats tour, see how the flats span approximately 4,000 square miles of the Altiplano region, making it the largest salt flat on earth and perhaps the most scenic. Enjoy the surrounding wildlife, vibrant plants, hot springs, and geysers on a trip here.
La Paz Tours
La Paz is a beautiful city that sits at a high elevation. Spend some time getting acclimated, and then prepare to explore the city. The buildings in La Paz cling to the sides of the canyon and spill downwards. Spend the day at lively markets, exploring museums, and grabbing a cup of espresso at a local coffee shop.
Copacabana & Lake Titicaca Trips
Most people think of Brazil when you say Copacabana, but Bolivia has its own beautiful city on the water called Copacabana. Copacabana sits on the shores of Lake Titicaca; you can spend the day staring into the beautiful blue lake or opt for a cruise on the lake. Visit Islas del Sol and walk around the entire island in a day. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of the glistening blue lake.
In the southern highlands of Bolivia is the city that came to fame with its working silver mine. On your visit to Potosi, learn about the entire silver production chain from the mining process, reservoirs, dams, aqueducts, and kilns.
The Tiwanaku Ruins are perfect for those looking for a good day trip from La Paz, as well as a cultural experience. There are a few Bolivia ruins here, including the Temple Semi-underground, Kalasasaya’s Temple, Akapana’s Pyramid, Pumapumku’s Pyramid.
5 Best Bolivia Tours for 2023
|Highlights of Bolivia Tour||from $1655||13 Days||Discover the highlights of Bolivia such as Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, Potosi, Uyuni, and La Paz. See colorful landscapes, outdoor markets,...|
|Classic Bolivia Tour||from $2280||10 Days||Start your tour of Bolivia in vibrant powerhouse Santa Cruz, including a visit to pre-Incan El Fuerte before flying to the market town Cochabamba. B...|
|The Incas, Uros, Gauchos & Cariocas Tour||from $3025||18 Days||Embark on an 18-day journey through the Land of the Incas, where the remnants of their great civilization continue to capture the imagination. From...|
|La Paz and Atacama Desert Tour||from $1590||8 Days||Stark contrasts: From the Bolivian Capital to the wonders of the Atacama Desert! Astounding contrasts as you journey from La Paz to the crystalline...|
|Coast to Coast Tour||from $12390||37 Days||Explore South America's most beautiful cities and highlights on the Pacific coast as well as the Atlantic on this 37-day tour. Start in Lima and then...|
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Thinking about a Bolivia trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests. Visit our Bolivia Vacation Planning page for in-depth Bolivia travel tips.
When is the best time to visit Bolivia?
In regards to visiting Bolivia, it’s important to look at the climate and weather of the region you wish to visit. Bolivia has three distinct regions: the Altiplano (highlands) in the west, the central highlands in the south-central region just beyond the Andes, and the tropical lowlands in the east, including the Amazon Basin. Like the rest of the Amazon Rainforest, this region of Bolivia maintains a humid climate all year around. Whereas the other regions experience varying temperature and weather depending on the season.
Is it safe to travel in Bolivia?
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How big is the Bolivia Rainforest? What countries are the Bolivia Rainforest in?
Is all of the Bolivia Rainforest the same?
No – There are different areas with different flora and fauna. The main difference is caused by the altitude. Most of the Brazilian part is at sea-level or only slightly above it, whereas in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, the rainforest sits on higher ground. The higher, the less dense the fauna is. Therefore, for example, if you are interested in birding, you would prefer the Peruvian Rainforest, as, due to the fauna being less dense, it is easier to spot birds. The Peruvian Amazon also offers some of the most luxurious river cruise ships such as the Aria.
The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest offers travelers a wide range of lodges and cruises. Embark on a large cruise ship such as Hurtigruten or Iberostar, or a small, intimate cruise such as the Tucano. The Ecuadorian Amazon boasts Yasuni National Park, home to millions of species of plants, birds, insects, and mammals.
What can I do in the Bolivia Rainforest?
All Amazon lodges and cruises offer jungle walks guided by local professionals to get to know the vegetation. Discover the importance of medicinal plants, spot vibrant macaws and parrots, and learn to identify the calls of rare animals. While listening to the sounds of the animals in the jungle is a common experience, actually spotting the fauna can be difficult. Travelers may consider the Pantanal wetlands for wildlife spotting, as it is less dense than the Amazon.
Piranha fishing is also very popular, but not for the meat. The piranha fish is known to be so nervous that not much meat survives. However, it makes for a great stew! Local guides can also take you to different areas where other animal species can be seen, such as the pink river dolphins or macaws. Alligator (jacare) spotting at night is one of the most fascinating activities.
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