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Bolivia Travel Wiki

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Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Bolivia

Bolivia offers an opportunity to explore the Andes Mountains. It may be a landlocked nation in South America, but it does give you access to Incan ruins, beautiful lakes, incredible salt flats, and modern cities that allow you to plan the perfect itinerary.

Bolivia has also been called the Nepal of the Americas, for its Cordillera Real with almost a thousand peaks soaring over 5,000 meters and matching anything the Himalayas can offer in climbing and trekking, but with much less of the human traffic.

The culture of Bolivia is divided into three distinct periods, which gives visitors a chance to trace the history of the nation through costume, dance, and the numerous festivals that are held annually. Carnival is one of the best times to visit the various cities of Bolivia, but there is always a reason to celebrate with a visit.

For those who like to explore, there are several world heritage sites which are open to the public in Bolivia. From natural wonders to ancient city centers that date to the 15th century, you can walk from the colonial era to the modern era in some cities just by crossing the street.

Numerous national parks can bring visitors even closer to nature if they wish. Maddi National Park, Tunari National Park, national reserves, and other integrated natural areas all offer beautiful hiking trails or access to wildlife and birdwatching. Bolivia has laws which accord nature the same rights as humans, which means there is a greater level of preservation and care that can be found here.

East of La Paz, you escape the cold of the altiplano and go down the Amazon jungle towards Brazil. The Torotoro National Park is full of fossils, dinosaur footprints, caves and waterfalls, the real trip for those who love the unbeaten paths.

South America’s primary mountain range, the Andes, attains one of its widest points in Bolivia. Here the Andes are divided into two subranges, Cordillera Oriental and Cordillera Occidental. Peaks in these areas are in excess of 6.000 metres. Between these subranges lies the Altiplano which contains the highest navigable lake on earth. Lake Titicaca, which also lies in Peru, is 3,800 metres above sea level.

Lake Titicaca is what helps make the Altiplano livable. This body of water is large enough to temper the coldness in its vicinity. Grains have been raised for centuries on the surrounding arable land up to the amazing elevation of 3.900 metres. The area supports a major group of subsistence farmers to this day.

Bolivia is naturally beautiful if you love the mountains. It is naturally adventurous for those who love to get out to explore. You are given the opportunity to relax in your own way.

Best of Bolivia

Tour de France are for amateurs

Some travel companies offer the adventurous a one-week ice-climbing and biking vacation. After a day of training on the mountain bike, you pedal away on a mountain road ringed on the sides with 250 metres drops. If that’s not enough, another route will pass by a section with a 4500 metres drop. The route takes you from the peak of the Chacaltaya Mountain and goes down into the impenetrable jungles of the Zongo Valley. A brief rest, and then you undergo one more day of training prior to a two-day climb up Huayna Potosi, one of the highest peaks in the world at 6000 metres.

True Eco vacation

Bolivia’s newest attraction is the Chalalan Eco-lodge, in the Madidi National Park, right in the Amazon jungle. This is ecotourism in capital letters, and the place has the greatest biodiversity in the whole planet. There are over 300 types of birds, 1,200 butterfly species, monkeys, jaguar, tapir, caiman, and other wildlife.

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see and do in the city.

La Paz

La Paz Travel Wiki Travel to La Paz La Paz is a beautiful city that fuses colonial architecture and modern exploration opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Located in Bolivia, this city has one of the highest altitudes for a capital in the world. It’s at roughly 3,650m, but it also offers visitors a subtropical highland climate, so winter tends to be drier than the summer. The city was founded in the 16th century by Captain Alonso de Mendoza and this influence...

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Travel Wiki Travel to Santa Cruz The tropical climate of the lush Amazon welcomes you to Bolivia’s most populous city on the Pirai River. As one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has come a long way since its founding back in 1561. There is much history behind the city stemming back into the pre-Columbian era; however, modern Santa Cruz stands now as a hub of arts and culture surrounded by stunning tropical settings. Bring...

Sucre, capital of Bolivia

Sucre Travel Wiki Travel to Sucre Sucre was founded in the mid-16th century during the colonial era and the feeling of the city is still distinctly Spanish. It is also the local seat for the Roman Catholic Church, with numerous churches and convents, so seeing people dressed in traditional costumes is common along the city streets. Sucre is a city that you are going to want to explore. There are several buildings in excellent condition that date to the years of its...


Uyuni Travel Wiki Travel to Uyuni Uyuni may not be a port city, but it was a distribution center throughout history for the shipment of minerals.  Chile and Argentina both had railway lines that would connected in this community, making it possible for local riches to reach the rest of the world. Because the railways gave life to this community, the importance of this transportation hub can be found at an antique train cemetery that is just 3 kilometers outside the city....

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City Bolivia

Facts about Bolivia, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Bolivia, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Bolivia Holidays

Bolivia Public Holidays See the calendars for national Bolivia holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Bolivia holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Geography and facts, Bolivia

Bolivia, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

National Tourist Information Bolivia

Traveladvisor in Bolivia: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National Tourism Organisation. Discover the country and the cities getting the most out of your vacation with the professional help from the people who knows their country and their culture the best. Bolivia Tourism Authority WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER YOUTUBE FLICKR PINTEREST INSTAGRAM Discover Bolivia Beautiful Bolivia, named after revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar, is a landlocked nation in the heart of South America. The country stretches from the...

Why you should visit Bolivia

Why Visit Bolivia ? Bolivia is sometimes called the Tibet of the Americas, for its arid, high-altitude desert-like plateau, more vivid when called by its Spanish name altiplano. This is one of the toughest inhabited environments on earth from shimmering Lake Titicaca, the only lake to give birth to an empire, to the surreal Salar de Uyuni, the biggest and highest salt lake in the world – 12,000 sq km of blinding white, completely flat nothingness. The major touristattraction in Bolivia...

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

January 1New Year's DayAño Nuevo
January 22Plurinational State of Bolivia AnniversaryNacimiento del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
February 2Feast of the Virgin of CandelariaFiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria
CarnivalCarnivalFeriado por CarnavalVariable
Good FridayGood FridayViernes SantoVariable
Corpus ChristiCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiVariable
May 1Labor DayDia del trabajo
June 21Andean New YearAño Nuevo Andino
.August 2Agrarian Reform DayDía de la Revolución Agraria, Productiva y Comunitaria
August 6Independence DayDia de la Patria
November 2All Saints DayTodos Santos
December 25Christmas DayNavidad

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

1Santa Cruz de la Sierra1,453,549
2El Alto848,840
3La Paz764,617