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Bolivia - Culture


  • Oruro carnival is declared an UNESCO cultural world heritage
  • Aymara musicians play their trumpets at the festival Morenada
  • Reed boat on the island of Uros
  • Colorful costumes
  • Oruro Costume Carnival

Social Conventions

When visiting Bolivia, it is important to show respect for traditions and beliefs and to ask permission before entering religious ceremonies or festivals.  It is considered very offensive to call rural Bolivians Indians, instead, they should be called campesinas.  Casual clothing is standard unless it is a formal occasion.  If travelling to the highlands, people there tend to dress more conservatively. 

 

Language

Bolivia’s official language is Spanish, however, the country is known as having the largest indigenous population in South America and so indigenous languages like Quechua, Aymara and Guarani are also spoken.  English tends to be spoken by business people and officials.

 

Religion

While the majority of the population of Bolivia are Roman Catholic, there is a Protestant minority and indigenous beliefs and traditions are still important to a large part of the country.

 


 

Bolivia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Bolivia.

Learn about the history and culture of Bolivia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Bolivia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Bolivia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Bolivia tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Bolivia tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 

 


 

Book your Bolivia tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Bolivia tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a Holiday of a Lifetime, an independent travel module, and much more.  We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Bolivia.


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