Why Visit Bolivia?
Landlocked in the very heart of the rich tapestry that is South America, Bolivia is a country that contagiously intrigues, each unique destination pulling you further in. From the unearthly reflections of the blinding salts flats of Salar de Uyuni with its extraordinary salt hotel escapes, to the tangling wilderness of the Bolivian Amazon and the huge biodiversity of Madidi National Park, you can handpick your own flavor of Bolivia vacation package.
Whether you wander down the white picturesque streets of cultured and quaint Sucre, follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs at nearby Cal Orcko – home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of dinosaur footprints – join the fray of raucous La Paz, partake in one of the best carnival celebrations outside of Rio in Oruro, or explore the fascinating indigenous cultures and archaeological treasures of Lake Titicaca and its nearby ancient Tiwanaku monoliths, a Bolivia vacation is one you’ll never forget.
Bolivia Vacation Packages
Our custom Bolivia tours have been carefully crafted with enriching private excursions and thoughtful routes honed with years of in-destination experience. Browse our best-selling Bolivia travel packages below and begin an unforgettable journey tailored uniquely to you.
Sail the Bolivian Amazon aboard the region’s only riverboat, exclusively built for intrepid exploration of this lesser known but no less incredible part of the rainforest. This unique Bolivia Amazon cruise is operated by the preeminent pioneers of the region and offers exceptional itineraries, unrivaled knowledge, and untold adventure.
Want to know more about vacations in Bolivia? Our destination specialists have compiled the definitive Bolivia travel guide to help you plan your trip. Find out when and where to go, what to see and do, where to eat and sleep, and more below.
Bolivia Family Travel: 9 Things To Do In Bolivia With Kids
Top 10 Bolivia Tourist Attractions You Have To See
The 12 Best Things To Do In Bolivia
When Is The Best Time To Visit Bolivia?
11 Must-See Places To Visit In Bolivia
Where To Stay In Bolivia: The Best Places & Hotels
Do I Need a Visa To Travel To Bolivia?
To enter Bolivia, visitors from Canada, Australia, and the UK do not need tourist visas. They must only present valid passports. United States tourists need a visitors’ visa which they can apply for at the Bolivian embassy or consulate in their home country.
The visa does have an issuance fee (reciprocity fee) associated with it. This costs US$160 and travelers must present proof of hotel stay, or a letter of invitation.
Do I Need To Get Any Vaccinations Or Malaria Tablets Ahead Of Travel?
Make sure you are vaccinated against hepatitis A and typhoid. Some travelers might also need to be inoculated against rabies, hepatitis B, and yellow fever, though this depends on their travel plans. It is recommended to visit your doctor at least a month before your trip to get any recommended or required vaccines and medicines you may need.
Your doctor will also be able to advise if anti-malaria medication is required for your destinations in Bolivia. More detailed information can be found on the CDC website.
What Is One Thing I Shouldn’t Miss In Bolivia?
One of the must see places in Bolivia are the Uyuni salt flats, the largest in the world. This prehistoric lake dried out and left behind an incredible desert-like landscape of bright white salt.
After rainfall a thin layer of water forms, converting them into a gigantic mirror that makes for amazingly surreal photos. There is even a hotel built completely out of bricks made from the salt, the Palacio de Sal.
What Is The Local Cuisine Like?
Bolivian cuisine is rich and varied — the country has more than 200 different varieties of potatoes. But you won’t just find potato dishes here. You can also find specialties of spicy meat and noodles among many other dishes. Pork is a cultural favorite.
Is Bolivia Safe?
Bolivia is generally a very safe place to travel. Do bear in mind that the country has high rates of petty theft. For this reason, it is a good idea to practice caution just as you would traveling anywhere else.
When Is The Best Time Of Year To Go To Bolivia?
May through October is generally the best time of year to visit Bolivia. This time of year, which is winter in the country, brings cooler temperatures and clear weather. It may also be less busy during this time, helping you avoid the crowds.
Is Bolivia a Good Family Destination?
Bolivia is a great place to bring your family. With countless natural and cultural sights to see, it is also an extremely affordable travel destination. This is a great incentive to travel without breaking the bank. You may also avoid large tourist crowds, which makes it even more appealing.
Is Bolivia a Good Honeymoon Destination?
If you love having unique experiences in other cultures and experiencing natural sites, Bolivia is a great honeymoon destination. Since it is off the beaten path in terms of tourism, you and your spouse will be able to enjoy serene, romantic vistas away from the crowd.