Bolivia is a land of contrasts and not for the feint of heart. For those travelling for the first time to South America, it’s possibly not your first choice however it should not be underestimated as a travel destination and should definitely be on your list to visit at some point in your travels.
A country full of ‘the world’s mosts’ Bolivia boasts The world’s highest city, the world’s highest navigable lake, is recognised as the world’s highest wine producer and holds the world’s highest seat of government not to mention the world’s most dangerous road.
Dramatic and often surreal Bolivia is a fascinating and awe-inspiring destination. Landlocked between Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Argentina, Bolivia lies at the heart of the South American continent. With the highest percentage of indigenous people in South America customs and traditions are still very much part of everyday life and easily witnessed by interested visitors. With parades aplenty, Bolivians love to party and host several festivals throughout the year the biggest of which is the Oruro festival held annually in February.
From the natural wonders of the Salt flats of Uyuni, the ancient and mystical Tiwanaku city, mesmerising Lake Titicaca and thought provoking silver mines of Cero Pero archaeologists, historians and adventure seekers alike will find something in Bolivia to inspire them and most likely push their boundaries of what they’ thought possible
To ensure your visit makes the most of what Bolivia has to offer here are the must see sights to include
Worlds largest Salt Flats at Uyuni
Lake Titicaca, Copacabana and Sun Island
The Silver mines of Potosi
Sucre - the ceremonial capital
La Paz - the administrative capital
These must see sights can be combined into the following example itinerary but as always this is your memory to create and adventure to complete so any combination or length of trip can be considered:
La Paz - 2 days
Sucre - 2 Day
Potosi - 1 Day
Uyuni & Desert Adventure 3 days
Copacabana/Lake Titicaca 2 days
If you want to leave experiencing Bolivia in depth for the future and want to cover more than one South American country during your trip then combinations with Peru and Chile work well together.
Chile - Santiago 1 Day
Chile - San Pedro de Atacama 3 Days
Bolivia - Soniquera 1 Day
Bolivia - San Pedro de Quemez 1 Day
Bolivia - Luna Salada 1 Day
Peru - Cuzco 2 days
Peru - Machu Picchu 2 days
Peru - Cuzco 1 day
Again combinations and durations can be changed to allow for personal taste and preference